In Search Of A Boost - Sage Advice Welcome
So I find myself getting slightly frustrated with some of those close to me in regard to my new site. I am really treating this like a new direction and new career path, but they don't seem to genuinely take it seriously. They subtly try to push me in directions I don't want to go and remind me I'll have to go find a "real" job once my disability payments are gone. All I want to do is build this up so I have some independence and don't find myself in another job that causes me so much angst and aggravation that I get really sick again.
Am I being naive to think I can make any substantial income out of this as a newbie to affiliate marketing? I know everyone says to keep going, build your content and you will start to get ranked higher and get followers. I am doing all of that and regularly using all the marketing platforms to try to get new followers, but I feel like there has been very little return for the time I am putting in so far. I try to write a fun, enticing post to bring new people in everyday, but I am really feeling the frustration right now.
I haven't been able to close any sales and I am not even sure I am getting click throughs at all. I have been on the program for about a month and I am in Course 4 so I still have a little way to go. I have created about 12 articles or so. I will keep going, but I could really use some support from people who have gone all the way from the bottom to the top. It seems like most of the successful people I meet on here already had a solid foothold, like a marketing careers or successful business before they got here. I could use some benchmarks to hang onto so I know more clearly when to expect certain things - I wish there was some sort of basic timeline, even if it isn't in stone - to help give people realistic benchmarks along the way.
Instead, I find myself second guessing my niche, my marketing strategies, and even my overall content because I haven't seen the growth I want. I try to ask for feedback and comments pretty much daily. I have nothing with which to gauge whether everything is going to plan or if I am simply spinning my wheels. I am not even really getting much traffic from people who know me, let alone strangers.
Any sage advice is welcome....