Is fear stopping you from progressing?

Last Update: March 06, 2021

Creating a website is so easy. It`s funny when I say that today but it`s true, when I joined WA, I thought WordPress had something to do with a newspaper. Please don`t laugh. Then Kyle confidently said in the training "not to be afraid to create a website, it`s easy and possible" or some words along those lines and I thought he must be kidding.

After 6 years, I realize those words were so true, I think creating a website is the easiest part of online business. Growing that website until it`s profitable, making money from the site hands-free even if you`ve not done anything on the site for weeks, making everything work, and justifying your time online is the real work.

I did all that, now I feel the time has come to let that site go and I feel terrified of starting a new site.

Then why would I want to let it go? after Google YMYL and the EAT, I struggle with my site, there are well-established sites like Healthline or Seporah and Google does not give small sites like mine a second look, posts that were in positions 1-5 for over 2 years have now been permanently in positions 10+(who finds you in page 2 of google? no one).

So simply said, I`m tired of the site, tired of trying to force it to work as it used to. There was a time I thought of putting it in the market, before I could clean it up to make it presentable someone used some device and re-directed all my traffic. (please don`t ask me how I don`t know but I know they did) I never recovered from that and now the site is worth almost nothing.

Changing niches with the same URL

I`ve thought of all I can do with the site and the only thing that makes sense to me is to delete all the content, pages and start from scratch.

why not a new domain? well over time, my site has managed to get domain authority and I want to keep those.

I`m not going into Skincare but will move on to hair care products.

What`s stopping me?

The fear of the unknown, the wanting to stay in a known comfort zone. I`ve wanted to delete, sell, abandon, but I always find a reason to keep the site. But after 5 months (maybe longer) without creating a single article, I know it`s time to move on to something different.

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Dadaz123 Premium
It's pretty unfortunate that some smart alec decided to divert your traffic and left you high and dry.
Take a step of faith and re-start but don't delete your pages. I would advise you to tweak them, maybe change the headings. Research your topics and add new findings. That way you will increase the length of your posts and invite Google to crawl and index them.
I know it's a little scary to start all over again from scratch but that's exactly what you need to do. You already have your game plan, just go ahead and execute it one step at a time.
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roamy Premium
So true, having the experience of starting things from the ground should help.If I managed to do it the first time around, I think it should be much easier this time.
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drjec Premium
A new start would be great, but you don't have to delete your pages. You can go to the status tab for each page and post and change it from published to draft. If you get a new domain, you can copy those to the new domain before exiting the old one. If the posts and pages are drafts, they can be copied or you can cut and paste from them. You did a lot of work. Don't just throw it away make the pages drafts and use what you can.
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roamy Premium
Brilliant, keeping them in draft also gives me a chance to "just go back" if things did not work out as I expect, although I`m very sure I don`t wanna go back to the old posts.
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drjec Premium
You can cut and paste stuff you want if they are still around.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Go for it
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roamy Premium
Thanks, you said it so confidently, the fear is still there.Is this the right choice, am I making a mistake, will it ruin things,....... and the negative questions keep coming from my insecure mind.
The confident min also says go for it.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
One thing's for sure, you won't know till you try!
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