Can I Trust That This is Worth It?
So I've been with WA for almost 2 months. I've started a website, and posted about 10-11 articles. My website as well as a handful of posts have been indexed by google, (nothing with a good rank though) but I'm starting to feel super stuck.
I have young children. I homeschool. My husband is at work 12+ hours a day. I can't afford to invest time into something empty. I'm struggling to post even 1 post a week because I just can't find the time to sit down and research/write. I love writing, and I thought this sort of thing would be a good fit for me, but I'm beginning to wonder if it's just going to be an extra source of stress in my life. Is this all even worth it?
I have 0 traffic. The training is leading me to start experimenting with google adSense and affiliate links, but what's the point if I have 0 traffic? How can I increase my traffic if I'm too tired to post 2-3 times a week? What's the point of signing up for new affiliate programs if no one will even see the links?
My premium membership is costing me $$$ that I could be using to spend time with my kids, and I'm not only getting nothing in return, I'm beginning to lose hope that I ever will. Without a serious change in traffic flow I have no hope of even covering my costs, let alone earning a few extra $$.
GENUINE HELP OR EMPTY POSITIVITY?
I see a lot of positive and encouraging posts happening here at WA, but I keep wondering if the people making these posts/comments are actually earning money through affiliate marketing or if they are merely good sharing positivity and encouragement. There is a definite push toward building your rank right here in WA, and I see people celebrating success in claiming the WA ladder, but are these people really experienced in affiliate marketing, or are they just building WA rank by blogging and answering questions. Is WA actually just another form of social media??? I hope not because if that's the case I'd rather just stick to Facebook...at least that's FREE!
I know I've made some pretty skeptical statements regarding WA. I may even have offended some of you. If I have, I'm sorry, that wasn't the point of this post. I really want to believe that this is a real thing, but I can't just keep ignoring these questions that are plaguing me. Does anyone have some insightful REAL LIFE advice for me? How many hours a day/week are you investing in your own website? How many hours are you investing in WA? What are you getting in return?