What was your biggest challenge when starting out?

Last Update: November 07, 2018

I want to ask you a question... But first, let me tell you a short story.

A friend of mine was asking about my online business recently. Like normal, I explained a little bit about what I do. My friend was impressed and asked me more questions about the whole process. In particular Affiliate Marketing and how I started out.

It turned out to be a very long and in-depth conversation. By the end of the conversation I found myself talking about the things I struggled most with when I started out . I rattled off quite a list ha ha.

It got me thinking and I wanted to ask the community what were / are your biggest hurdles in your Affiliate Marketing Business?

My top 3 are / were

1 - Getting lost in the amount of info available - there really is so much info out there about Affiliate Marketing and it can be easy to get lost in it all. This is the thing I struggled most with. It wasnt until I really shifted my focus to my goals (see number 3) that I was able to avoid all of the 'noise' and focus.

2 - Not enough Time in the day - this is a bit of an obvious one, but it was something I struggled with at the start. I eventually figured out a way to manage my time for maximum efficiency. But at the start I found myself always looking for more time in the day

3 - I had no plan - When I first started Affiliate marketing, I got straight into the training, started my site and startign creating content. But I didnt have a real plan.. I had no idea where I was going. I was able to eventaully get some goals in place and start working towards them.

So my question to you is...

What did you struggle most with when you started? Maybe your just starting out in Affiliate Marketing/ If thats the case I would love to know what are your biggest hurdles currently.

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KerryF1912 Premium
My biggest struggle that has lead me to quit affiliate marketing more than twice was keyword research and SEO. i've built website after website easily (no mean feat if you are blind) but I could not get my head around the content creation side. I also struggled with finding a Niche. People always said pick something you're interested in or want to learn more about but I either couldn't think of anything or the things I could think of just didn't light my fire. Now I'm back at WA where I was a couple of years ago and I'm pleased to say that I'm moving along quite nicely. I've found a niche that I love and I equally want to learn about. My SEO worries have been banished thanks to Jaaxy and its accessibility. I've only been at it about 2 weeks and already my site and articles are index by google. The content creation tool is awesome and the templates for creating said content truly makes the whole process so much easier. Now my struggle is how to fit WA in around a job which is shift work and if it comes off, will have me out of the house between 8 AM and 8 PM 5 days out of 7 and i've already thought of how to combat that also. I have a big commute on public transport so that's where I'll creat my content. :-)
smartketeer Premium
Time ... Still don't have enough ...
dowj01 Premium
Time is the big one, fitting in full time work, family life and WA. The technical side is also quite daunting, luckily the training at WA is great 😀
TommyVTE Premium
I think fitting in WA in my daily schedule was not that hard, but schedule all info that comes to you when starting with WA was something different. Finding what is relevant and what is not relevant yet.
Have a great day
marchanna Premium
I definitely relate to number 1. sorting through all of this took a while before I landed here at WA.