Better Than I Thought!

Last Update: December 11, 2013

I was on target and going strong when I had to leave for a little over a week to visit my son over Thanksgiving. Don't get me wrong I live in Michigan and he lives in LA and I love seeing him and his wife AND the sun! But I was on a roll . I joined in Oct and was slowly but surely building my website every day. For me it is a big deal because I kept amazing myself by actually understanding what I was doing, following every lesson step by step. Just before I left I added an affiliate to my site as per instructions in my certification course to monetize, then off I went.

Well I got back from sunny CA to a VERY COLD and cloudy MI - andI just couldn't get my mojo back. I was struggling through the authorship on google plus when I left for Ca and wasn't sure I had done it correctly. I decided to worry about it when I got back. I was tweaking my website and looking through WA sites but couldn't motivate myself to write more content. That is until I started googling my pages and found out that they were ranking well. My picture showed up and everything! Hooray!

Then I decided to check in on my affiliate situation and found out I made four sales!! Ok nothing huge but still I'm excited! Again - Better than I thought!

Suddenly my mojo is returning and after getting my juices flowing by writing this blog, I'm going to dive back in and write more content. Nothing like a little success to regain some enthusiam.

I did learn a lot by poking around and reading insights on WA but I always knew I needed to keep the momentum going by balancing the learning side of things with more content. With Christmas around the corner I am on guard not to let it sidetrack me like Thanksgiving did. I'm sure everyone has trouble staying on track - for me it seems like it's too easy to get distracted but I am not giving up.

All I can say is if a novice like me can stumble along and get ranked and make a sale ANYONE can! Just had to share this with people who understand. Good Luck Everyone!

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hart48 Premium
Very nice post. Thanks for sharing and keep focused. Merry Christmas!
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tinamarie Premium
Loved your post. Thanks so much for sharing very encouraging.Tina
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HappyDots Premium
Hi Sylvia, congrats! Wow, 4 sales, that's great! I believe many more will be coming. :)

For me, I also get easily sidetracked and distracted by other things. And with an active toddler, it's a challenge to find time to work online. But I'll keep going, even if at a slower pace.

More success and best wishes to you too!
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DoubleTap Premium
Good Job Sylvia... sounds like you're definitely on the right track here!
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Damien Lane Premium
Nice sales & ranking results.

Yeah, my current dilemma you nailed here. Prioritizing -> building/content v learning/researching.

Sometimes I'm glad I spend the time on the learning because I immediately know how to put something into play properly the first go (or at least close to).

Other times I realize I've researched for so long analysis paralysis has set in. In which case action is required, whether I'm comfortable with what I'm actioning/writing/building or not.

A balancing act for sure. Cheers, nice positive post
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