Getting Caught Up

Last Update: Mar 4, 2016

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This will be a brief blog about my experiences with WA since I began August 28, 2015. There are many things I've learned and many things I still want and need to learn. It's never ending. Do any of you feel like that? It's never ending?

When I began I thought I would reach a point when I didn't have to do much but maintain my website. I quickly learned that being in affiliate marketing and having a website means it doesn't stop. It can't stop. In order to be successful with my website blog I must post at least weekly and in some cases, daily. Anyone feeling me?

If I devote time to my website and building my business then other things must be neglected. I can't do one thing without another thing being left by the wayside (I know "wayside" is an old biblical word).

If I work on my business then helping out other WA members is neglected. If I can't help as much as I normally do then my WA ranking decreases. But what's more important? Is helping people more important or is building my business more important? I ask the same of you. Is your business more important or is helping other WA members more important?

I'm leaving you with that. Be well.

~Rawl~

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Striking that perfect balance is difficult and something I have not learned yet. I love helping but I really need to spend more time on my website - and so the struggle for balance continues.

I'm trying to figure out how to do it so that I don't "feel" like it's a struggle.

Hi Rawl,
I'm quite new at this, so it's probably taking me twice as long to do even the "little" things to get my site going. However, I find myself commenting on others' Blogs more than anything else. For my site review I keep getting low points because I'm not commenting in the right place (I don't know the answers to most of the questions) but do spend so much more time commenting to individuals. I guess at this point that's what I feel most comfortable doing, after I attempt to alter my site and just get frustrated! Anyway, if there is a right answer I'd love to hear it...
Regards,
Kathy (Westwaters)

Hi Kathy - I think sometimes we have to spend your time on the things that are harder for us because it makes us grow. I try to help the WA community as much as I can, and my rank has been improving.

I spend an hour in the morning communication with the WA membership. The rest of my time is devoted to training, writing, and building out my website content. I'm still new so training is still #1, But soon writing content will prove to be most important. Dave

Thanks demarsd,
Sounds like a solid schedule to follow. I have to start sticking to the plan! Kathy

Hi, Rawl!
Have you seen the blog written by Loes: "Is WA a mans world?"
In my opinion, men are more focused on their jobs, and they care, but not so much. They offer help when it's possible.
What if that's a good thing to apply?

I haven't read it but i will now that you've shared it with me. Thanks.

Rawl, I can relate to your post. You have to decide what's more important to you.

Exactly. It's finding a balance and not feeling guilty by giving one attention and neglecting the other.

I want to thank you for your perspective. I'm already self-employed, so I know about the never-ending time and energy that goes into maintaining a business. As a newbie, I am appreciating the help given by more experienced colleagues and want to pay it forward. As a family member, I want to spend time with loved ones. It's a constant balance game. I am going to think of WA as both a hobby and adventure, and hope that it makes the balancing act easier. Best, Carol

I like what you said about a hobby and an adventure. I'm going to do the same. Thanks for that. That was helpful.

Glad I was able to help. I don't have the skills to offer technical support, but I figure that sharing my own coping strategies might help just as as much in a different way. Take care. Carol

I know exactly what you mean - I try as best as I can to balance the two :)

I find myself sometimes getting caught up in keeping my ranking in WA up and neglecting my website. Or I focus more on my website and neglect helping people. I'm working on balancing the two and how I feel about both.

I love your post, Rawl. I definitely agree with you that it is never ending but I like it that way. It means that I am surround by so many different kinds of people within the community and they all have different talents and strengths that we can use to help one another.

When you consider working on your website versus helping other WA members, I guess it comes down to dividing up your time as fairly as you can. On the one hand, you don't want to miss helping out other people especially newbies that feel lost and need some type of advice/communication. But on the other hand, you also don't want to get too distracted from you own online venture because that is where your money is. They are both equally important so I think it is about doing both as much as you can : )

It's funny because i want to divide my time evenly but it doesn't always turn out that way. So I'm working on finding a balance, not feeling guilty when neglecting one and figuring out what is most important right now in my life.

I'm in the process of looking for work one state over from where I currently live. It's taking precedent because without a job I can't move. And I want to move because I don't want to stay where I am now. it's just not home for me.

So as much as I love WA and the people I will be giving more time to seeking a job to relocate.

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