What's Risotto Got To Do With It?
First of all, what the heck is Risotto?Secondly, what does Risotto have to do with training here at WA?
HAT TIP to Jeff and his Blog Dogs for providing the inspiration for this post!
Now, on to the answers...
Answer to #1 - Risotto actually refers to an Italian method of cooking rice (specifically, Arborio rice) however, it is also used as a noun to refer to the cooked rice dish itself.
The process of making risotto (as compared to cooking a 'quick' rice in a pan of water on the stove top or in the microwave) IS slow and time-consuming. It also requires BOTH hands and your FULL and undivided attention.
The process of working through the lessons here at WA is much the same. Each step requires both hands (on the keyboard) and your attention on the lessons (no multi-tasking!)
Translation: If you aren't typing, you aren't creating content. If you are checking your Facebook feed or uploading to Instagram while listening to a training video, the result could be completely missing an important step. A step that may make the difference between successfully creating your website home page vs. becoming too frustrated to continue on.
Turning Water Into Rice
When making risotto, you mix rice with hot stock (or broth) and stir constantly. Once that bit of liquid is absorbed and while stirring with one hand, you use your other hand to add another spoonful of hot stock and stir until that is absorbed. The process of adding in hot liquid and stirring until it is absorbed continues until the rice has reached a smooth, velvety consistency - about 20 - 30 minutes.
The same process should be applied when going through the lessons. However, it is not advised to plow full speed ahead from one level to the next until you reach the end. Give your brain time to absorb and fully understand the information before going to the next step.
Answer to #2 - Real risotto isn't made in a microwave and the process of learning affiliate marketing isn't learned in 10 or even 20 minutes.
This is not a speed race but once you have completed a step or level, be determined to continue to the next level and avoid the temptation to skip ahead or stop too soon.
Reading through a few questions that are posted now and then gives me the impression that some newcomers haven't spent enough time on the lessons. It would seem after the second or third lesson they decide to go ahead and take the plunge and dive directly into the ocean with no plan and no life jacket! (There are also a few that I question if they read even one word of even one lesson!)
Is that all?
I'm glad you asked because yes, there are!
Getting back to the subject of risotto - you will never be served "real" risotto in a restaurant.
If risotto is listed on the menu you can bet it is not the authentic dish.
It takes way too much time to prepare - it holds ONE cook hostage to ONE dish for too long and I am not aware of any restaurant able to afford that luxury.
Just as you will never be served "real" risotto in a restaurant, you will never find WA advertised as a "get-rich-quick" scheme. WA will not substitute authentic training with gimmicks and up sales disguised as the "real thing".
Building a quality online business takes time. It requires YOUR continued and consistent effort. Learning the lessons also takes time. Putting in the time and effort to work through each lesson one by one and in sequence and to follow the process step by step, does require a fair amount of time on your part.
You Are Not Alone
However, in addition to the time and effort YOU spend, a successful online business also requires PEOPLE! The WA community has an abundance of people with knowledge, skills and a strong willingness to help - all you have to do is ask!
There you have it!
Spending a little time, expending a little effort and utilizing this amazing WA community will result in a velvety, smooth learning process and a First-Rate, 5-Star product!
If you found some inspiration in my short culinary lesson feel free to leave a comment below!