Day 13. I am 100% Freezed at this Stage

Last Update: May 28, 2019

Well to this 13th day of the Journey.

Today the Journey feels like a Stop. I feel that I will never get this right.

I have no idea what to write about, I´m watching the trainings and the last 3 videos says the same: Pick a Keyword, and Write. I have no idea why should I pick that keyword.

I choose gadgets, and I have no idea what to do. Should I just write reviews? Should I talk about a "general day of a person that uses them?" "Should I talk about improving the skills in general, so that then I can suggest a product?"

I am getting crazy with this today. I really want this so badly that I won´t quit. But this is how it feels today. I have no idea why I am doing what the trying suggest. Write. "About What?!"

I do not consider my self an expert or Enter your own correction... type of person. And what I feel good about, I don´t want to write about. Teaching Math? Who Cares? Will I be making money "reviewing" calculators??? I don´t really get it.

I know, that as a comstumer, I want something, I do the search and Woala! Here it is, but it´s does not seem to work the other way round.

What this is all about? I am reading and watching but it seems not to being "click".

This is an overthink day. But what it´s starting to scar me is that this is happening 5 days in a rode. And I suppose to be making progress. Which I am not.

Today, I don´t get this.

If I want people to buy a helmet, should I write about helmets, about football, about driving (for football, to helmets), about head injuries, about what? I do not get this today.

And I am writing about this to get it out of my brain, and continue to think that 1000 days for now, I will be reading this...but for now, I really hate this state. :(


Go on Pabs (not sure doing what today, but go on...)

Best Wishes to all

Pablo "Pabs", the "journey" guy

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otikoroASH Premium
If your going the "niche" route (instead of bootcamp) which is what I did, my tip is to pick something you are interested in. I choose Antique books but I'm not an expert. At first I had no idea how to go about this but believe, me if your into it, you will find a way! You like Math... I think you can come up with a way to turn that into something, People do care. You can sign up to "google Alerts" and google will send you links to anyone posting relevant material on your niche and over time you get really knowledgable about what you choose. To me gadgets seems kinda fun! A specific type of gadget? People like hearing about the new stuff coming out or about to come out. like 3D printers etc.

Sorry if my comment is unhelpful, just trying to encourage you to go with what you really like so you look forward to writing posts.
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Pepiccione Premium
Thank you SO MUCH Ashley to take the time for this great help, and a lot of information, and sharing your thoughts, and what you do. I really appreciate it.
Yes, I went for gadgets, specifically for bike touring, I love that (as much as Maths :) But I felt bogdown because I believed that I wouldn´t not be to talk about "Bycicling" in general, I thought it was to broad. And that I would end up just doing "another review website". But now I am starting to "understand" a bit more about the "why"
And I congratulation for going to that niche: Antique Books, I love it!
I would be in touch with you if I need more support, please!

Thank you so much Ashley. Following you!
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otikoroASH Premium
the niche route is a bit more confusing of a way to go, especially at first. but I needed to see if this really worked before I go promoting it. feel free to message anytime maybe we can brainstorm sometime!

ps! I forgot to add that GOOGLE ALERTS is completely FREE and what helps me get all the latest interesting reading on my niche (just in case you haven't heard about it - Kyle brings it up in the training so you may have known this already)

I like Koen's comment below (‘∀’●)♡
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KoenGerard Premium
Hey Pabs, I read your bio and I just read day 13. I understand your struggling but you have to follow your feeling. So, If your heart is with mathematics, please start writing about it. Start yourself writing in a funny way how you can teach kids to love and understand it. Try to explain that maths is important for your way of thinking to learn easier computers and IT. We both know that IT is the future without any doubts. You can offering your own teaching cours to kids online etc... There are endless possibilities If you do really a good research, you will find out that you can do a lot more with the nice of mahts than what you think.
Cheers, Koen from Belgium
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Pepiccione Premium
You made may day Koen. Thank you so much for this words. I´m really starting to see what this is all about. Yes, sometime we cannot believe that somedoy will be interested in what we know, and I believe it´s because it "obvious" and "normal" for us knowing that.

Thank you so much for your help, I am greatful! And thank you for taking the time for read my history!

Best Wishes
Pablo "Pabs"
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KoenGerard Premium
Hey Pablo, You are welcome . Follow you heart and the rest will come when the time is there .
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otikoroASH Premium
my thoughts exactly! people would LOVE to hear how to do Math better. I know I would have. I struggled so much at math in school. (I'm embarrassed to admit JUST HOW MUCH) (◎ヮ◎)
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KoenGerard Premium
Thanks, I like your honesty, I am exactly the same. I have done my airline pilot studies in the past, and I was also struggling with maths, I had to learn the basics again secretly because I was also embarrassed between all the engineers in my class. Really nice meeting you. I will follow you now and I really hope we can stay in touch and share our thoughts and ideas. greetings, Koen from Belgium
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KoenGerard Premium
I forgot to tell you that I really like your smile on your profile picture. Makes me happy
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Pepiccione Premium
Oh thank you Koen! Oh wait a minute, it wasn´t for me, was it? haha! Have a great day Koen from Belgium!

Pabs from Argentina
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KoenGerard Premium
It can also be for you. Cheers Bro
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Marlasmith Premium
We all get feeling that way. I used to think reviews were hard, but they seem to get easier and they rank the best for me. After I write a review, I seem to come up with several other ideas from the product that I review. They are usually focused on the problem that reviewed product can solve. I hope that helps you come up with something.
Marla
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Pepiccione Premium
Hi there Marla! Thank you, thank you for your help. And for sharing your experience. It really help a lot to me. I can see that sometimes it´s just START.
I was just a bit "afraid" of being just "another review site", and not being able to talk about general stuff sometimes, other than reviews and product fouced. (sorry for the grammar!)

Thank you so much for taking the time Marla, I really appreciate it.
Best Wishes

Pablo "Pabs"
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J-KWest Premium
I doubt there is a single person here at Wealthy Affiliate who hasn't felt that way before too. Many times. I've been at this for years now, and today I'm having one of those days, LOL.

I'm just stepping away from the computer now because I need a break. Your challenges will change but you will have that feeling of overwhelm and not knowing what to do at each stage of your journey...

The key is to NOT put too much pressure on yourself. It's not only okay to feel the way you do... it's normal.

Another important thing to remember is that you don't have to go for that knockout punch with every post, with every niche or with every website.

Especially when you're starting out.

Everytime you take on something new it's all about learning, screwing up, improving a little, screwing up again... getting hit a few times, learn a little more, take a breather, establish a rhythm, get knocked down, get back up... establish your rhythm again (because hey... you've been here before and survived just fine)...

This pattern goes on and on and rather than fight it, you learn to work with it 😀

You come to expect it, you know you'll have good days, great days, bad days... and so it goes.

I used to get excited if I had 100 visitors in a day. Then your traffic grows and you are no longer happy about 100 visitors... but you do get depressed if it falls below 100 visitors.

Today I get down if my traffic falls below 2000 visitors a day. I'm not 100% sure what to focus on today either because I have a few projects that need to be looked after.

I had a day last week that I had 50 email opt-ins... so that's my new standard. Now I'm feeling down because I'm only averaging 25 (which is ridiculous because a couple years ago it would take me 2 or 3 months to get 25).

So... the way you're feeling is perfectly normal. It's like waves on the ocean... it doesn't matter what part of your journey you're on... just beginning or a long way in, you can't control the waves. You can only accept them and sometimes they're going to be a wild and exciting ride, and sometimes they're going to beat you up.

Finally, another thing to remember is that you can only do so much. In fact... you can literally only do one thing at a time so just pick one thing. It might be the wrong thing, but you'll figure that out and do something different. Ask for advice when you need it... eventually you'll know exactly what you need to do and you'll be giving other people advice because you've been where there are and you know exactly how they feel. 😊
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Pepiccione Premium
I cannot expres my self how greatful I am for your help Jay. Thank you so much for sharing your own experiencie and show me this is part of the process.
May be I am putting some pressure on me, not sure.

Thank you Jay! Oh by the way, one of my dreams is living in Canada. This is one of the reason I want to succes here at WA :).

Thank you so much, I hope you don´t mind if I can reach you anytime I need some helps,

Best Wishes!
Pablo "Pabs"
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J-KWest Premium
Absolutely yes, please reach out if you need help 😊
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Amelita Premium
Hello Pabs, I assume you have got to the point where you have bought your own domain.
What is your website about?

The content is to help the readers. To be sure you are reaching the audience you are targeting, your keywords and headers should be engaging enough to get people to your site and keep them there.

As for reviews, it is helpful to keep them basic and informative. They can be written about anything you feel would benefit your readers the most.

Amazon has a list of products, you can start there by checking out their list to give you ideas of products you can review and offer your audience.

If you offer info on a few products within one post, you will have a good comparison so as to help your customer further. This will also help lead them to the product you may truly be recommending.

You can add a couple affiliate links per 1,000 words but keep the affiliate links on only the review pages. This way, you have plenty of posts without affiliate links on them.
This will show Google that you are providing value to your readers and not just focused on the money.

The non review posts, can of course internally link to your review pages should the customer wish to know more.

If you find yourself "stuck" on what to write, you can always go through an old post and find some ideas that you wish to elaborate on. You will create a post on one of those ideas and then you can internally link back and fourth between posts so you can add more value for your readers.

No worries, we all get stuck and feel down and out from time to time. You can get back on track.

Hope this has provided some value to you :)
I would love to help more, please feel free to reach out to me okay :)
-Amelita
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Pepiccione Premium
Thank you SO MUCH Amelita, for your support, and for broke it down so great. I really start to see it a bit clear. I don´t need to be just a reviewer all the time!

Yes, I picked up my niche and it has to do with bike touring, which i really love as much as math.

Again, thank you very much for taking the time to help me this way, and with this details. I needed it, I was really, really bad today (well, it was yestarday)

Thank you and I look foward to seeing you around here! :)

Best Wishes
Pablo "Pabs"
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Amelita Premium
Your welcome

It is important to create a site on what you love. So happy for you as you seem to have found that.

A good rule of thumb, if you want decent commissions is to review/recommend products that cost at least $50.00. I think $30 is okay too.

Of course it is not all about the money so be sure the products are good for your target audience. You already know that sure enough, I am just rambling on lol :)

If you want to review/recommend a product of low cost, you can follow it up with other review recommendations to pair with it.

Just a tip for ya :)

All the best Pabs
-Amelita
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Pepiccione Premium
This is pure gold for me Amelita! Thank you so much! Really I cannot expres how much I am greatful for all This help..
Some little pieces are satrting to came together. Some.. ;)

Thank you!
Pabs
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Amelita Premium
Your welcome, glad to help anytime :)
Pabs, you got this!
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MelWaller Premium
You are right. You are over thinking it.

The important thing is to get in the habit of writing. It will get easier as time goes on.

Have you decided what your niche will be?

Then right about anything related to that.

In the future, you can always update a past post or even delete it if you feel it doesn't fit with your website.

At least you are writing WA blog posts. Congrats for that.

To Your Success!

Mel
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Pepiccione Premium
Thank you Mel! Thank for the help, I needed! Yes I decided my niche. The problem, how my brain works, it´s that when "I can write about anything" it like "writing about nothing".

I mean, anything is to broad for me! But now with all the advice I got here, I am trying to "frame" it.

I really appreciate your help Mel, really.

See you!
Pabs
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MelWaller Premium
Your most welcome!

To Your Success!

Mel
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Kari14 Premium
Welcome Pabs
I must say that you have only been following the training for 13 days...Keep doing the training, it will click. Have you chosen a niche yet? That is where you need to start. Then as you write reviews and blog about your niche progress will happen. Give it time... I have been doing this for 6 months and I am still learning. You are welcome to message me any time and I will get back to you as soon as I can. There is also live chat... anyone here will help. Good luck, take a break if you need to and we are all here to help each other. Blessed Be Kari
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Pepiccione Premium
Thank you son much Kari. Yes I picked up my niche and that is when I don't know what to do with it. Am I just a reviewer? A guide? A teacher?
Thank you for the help. I will reach you if I need if you do not mind.
Best Wishes
Pabs
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bleumoon Premium
I just pick a title that I want to write about and then search for the keywords that are most like the title sometimes it does change my title but not the subject. I hope this helps

Blessings,
Lynda
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Pepiccione Premium
Really helps a lot Lynda. I need that straight point. Thank you
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bleumoon Premium
You will be fine we all go through it. I am glad to be able to help you.

If you need anything else let me know if I don't know I will find someone who does. :-)

Blessings,
Lynda
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