HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ME!
Its August 5th yet again for me here at Wealthy Affiliate - for the 6th time. Yes, I've been here at WA for six years. How has it been for me?
I've learned so much, created some very nice blog sites, even created several for some small businesses and some friends. Learned more and more every time I do another lesson or watch another one of Jay's great webinars. I love to learn and it keeps my mind going strong. Have I made lots of money? Well, no, not because the training failed me. I failed myself.
First, I failed by creating way too many blog sites and spread my efforts thin between them.
Second, I didn't even attempt to monetize any of my sites until year 3 of my Membership. After that I began setting some affiliate links.
Third. I had several long periods where I stopped creating new content. Some because of health reasons and some just because I got lazy.
Yes, its my own fault I have not met my financial goals. I had and still have great goals - to make emough extra each month to pay all my online business expenses and donate much more to my missionary kids ministry and my 3 gorgeous grandchildren's college fun.
But I slacked off, even stopped creating content at times, so I can only blame myself. Yet, I have enjoyed all six years of my membership. I know how to use WordPress at an advanced level. I know how to create a good blog post and I even know a lot about choosing and using keywords. I've learned how to create a digital sales site and digital content to sell; use an email responder, and find royalty free images. I can set up sites in Google webmaster tools and Google Analytics.
- I've discovered I'm terrified of creating my own videos for YouTube.
- I hate my own image and the way my voice sounds.
- I find myself somewhat ADD in creating content - going off on too many tangents.
- I get lazy and decide to read a book or surf the web instead of build more for my blogsites.
So how long have you been here at WA? Have you achieved success? If not, why? Please share.