Affiliate Marketing Mistake: Don't Go Down Rabbit Holes!

Last Update: Dec 6, 2022

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I've been a member of Wealthy Affiliate since they first taught me how to do affiliate marketing back in 2015. I've managed to make affiliate marketing my full-time job, and I'm still loving it 7+ years later!

As you can imagine, I've made my share of mistakes along the way. Some big ones, some small ones.

One of the biggest mistakes I've made as an affiliate marketer is definitely going down rabbit holes. What do I mean by that? I mean finding out about something new, and not only deciding to stop what I'm doing, but to dive into it completely and spend (waste) dozens of hours on it.

Yes, sometimes the new things I tried worked out and improved my business. But here's what I learned:

#1. MOST of those "exciting new ideas" never panned out and ended up being a waste of time, and

#2. I would've been much better off if I would've just stayed on track, continued doing what WA taught me, continuing to build my website, post by post.

I try not to think about how much further along my business would be right now if I hadn't gone down all those rabbit holes - constantly jumping on board with all the new ideas we're bombarded with on the internet - thinking that new idea must be "better."

It's not better. What's better, and I'm telling you this from 7+ years' experience, is doing exactly what they teach us in our training here at WA. Choose a niche. Create a website. Write at least one valuable, well-written post each week with the SEO techniques they teach us applied to each post. Choose one additional source of traffic (I like Pinterest) and post your content there.

DONE. (Seriously).

I hope this prevents some of you from making the mistake I made. Getting distracted by the "new and shiny" ideas and derailing the already-working-strategy that WA has proven successful for more than a decade now.

Keep going. Stay focused. You're doing it right. :)

Debra

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Thanks for sharing a very important lesson. I've seen it a bunch of times and rarely does it work well to keep chasing some new idea. Often, it's easier, and thus more attractive, to chase learning something new than to keep working on the old, familiar (translation: not as exciting) activities required to build a site.

I actually call it ADOS - Attention Deficit Oooh, Shiny!

Good stuff!

LOL I love that!

Thank you. Good advice.
I have gone down too many holes as well. Thanks for sharing
Steve

Yes, been down that road to.
Sometimes we just don't see what we have right in front of us.
Just another lesson learned.
Kevin

Debra that is precisely what happened to me three years ago. I went down there just like Alice did. I met the white rabbit. I stayed there with Alice and the white rabbit. I just came out of that hole just this year. I did not focus on my site. I was looking elsewhere for that' shiny object syndrome." I had bad health issues but stayed with WA to keep learning. I upgraded to P+ to scale up and increase my confidence. The expert classes are helpful for that. It helped me to stay focused. Thanks for sharing your story.

Of course, I'm not surprised to find others here who can relate!

Yes, it sounds like that is expected the make money online—the temptation to find that gold nugget on the other side of the rainbow.

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