It's been a roller coaster ride!

Last Update: May 01, 2018

My first few months with WA has been pretty crazy to say the least. I'm sure like many of the non-techy newbies, much of the activity in WA can seem so foreign. Many of the terms are truly like learning a new language! There's such a steep learning curve and just trying to keep up with all the information coming at you from all directions can be overwhelming.

I have been up and I have been down, going round and round in certain phases of the learning where at times, I went through weeks of trying to figure out the steps in the process of setting up the website, inserting pictures, then the email auto responder, and steps 25-34 (just made that up) in getting something viable. Headers were messed up, don't know a widget from a plug in and inserting a code? I think not.

Oh, Lord, what am I doing?

Thank God for Site Support who came to my rescue so many times since I first joined WA. I wanted to either throw up when my website was messed up (just kidding) or get off the roller coaster (true statement)! I have prayed for divine guidance (don't laugh, I know some of you have done this too) when I've run into so many issues that I questioned God if this is something I should be involved in.

I won't say I "bargained" with God, but I did say, since I was turned down by Google Adsense, if this affiliate application is not approved, then this must be your sign. Lo and behold, I received the approval today and I am taking this to mean I should keep going!

I'm so proud of myself!

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?! I am so proud of all the things I have learned and have accomplished to date! I've learned how to create Pinterest pins in Canva and link it back to my blog. Yay!

I could not have done this without the help of the WA members and Site Support - my heroes!

How can I help answer other newbie's questions?

Ha ha - I jump on Live Chat when I notice someone needs help because I've been there, stuck and so confused so if I can, I help with the easy questions. Most of the time, I direct them to do a search on their topic because there's so much information there to help. As a newbie, I didn't even know that spot existed! Othertimes, I use my superpower of encouragement. I have certainly been there on many occasions. I see myself in their desperate please for help.

So thank you, Kyle and Carson and all of you that have taken the time to help me out in my journey. This is my new adventure and I'm glad I've got great guides to keep me from falling (or jumping) off a cliff - lol!

Sachi


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Steven-A Premium
what Wayne said
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SachiKashi Premium
Thanks for taking the time to make a comment. Love WA!
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buffetearns Premium
Stick with it! Have fun!

Wayne
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SachiKashi Premium
Thanks for the encouragement!
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LTMLifestyle Premium
Great post, it is a roller coaster indeed but we are not quitters. We keep our focus on the goal and that will encourage us to deal with all the challenges along the way. Thanks for sharing
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SachiKashi Premium
Appreciate the comment and encouragement!
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LTMLifestyle Premium
You are very welcome
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CourteneyG Premium
This is good to read, I have hit my first stumbling block in trying to find good imagery for my posts! I’ve felt frustrated because I feel it is keeping me from progressing to the next stage. But I’m coming through the other side now and am pleased to know from you that it is worth pushing through :)

I am so glad a found WA, just wish I had more time to give to it already. But I’m excited to continue learning and achieving things I never thought possible only a few weeks ago !

Thanks for the inspiration !
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SachiKashi Premium
Thanks for the comment. I used to be out there... all alone... trying something, then getting stuck and nowhere to turn. I love the WA community!
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Swangirl Premium
Hi Sachi,
It really is a roller coaster and it stays that way for quite a while! Even after you finally start getting traffic and sales, all of the sudden they can slow way down or stop again! They it feels very confusing and frustrating. There are always more and more tips and tricks to learn as well.

This whole process takes time but eventually the ups get higher and more often and the lows get easier to weather and father between...I think!

You will get there!
Jessica
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SachiKashi Premium
Thanks for the encouragement!
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Swangirl Premium
I have written quite a few posts here over the last few years about the roller coaster effect! No problem!
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