101,000+ All Time Words
Last Update: Jun 20, 2018
It's the little victories, right?
I may not be making much off my affiliate sites, but I can now say I've written over 101,000 words after publishing over 60 articles!
Life has pulled me away from WA a bit, so my work ethic has diminished from 3 to 5 articles a week to only 1 a week. But if there's anything I've learned from the community here on WA, it's to never give up or let yourself be led astray (too far)! I've promised myself at least 1 article a week. NO MATTER WHAT - at least 1 article a week.
So far I have kept this promise to myself.
My reward may not be monetary just yet, but I've been excited to blog about reaching over 100,000 words. It may not mean too much, but the other promise I made to myself was to take advantage of the little victories to maintain my motivation and keep pushing forward!
What's my next benchmark?
I've promised myself that I will continue writing 1 article a week (minimum) for 6-months. July 22nd, will mark my 6-months being here on WA. One more month to go until I hit my next milestone.
The constant potential of each benchmark and the inner question of "will I start making enough by the time I hit the next milestone?" has kept me going so far. And these little victories help me feel accomplishment without much monetary reward.
But the potential!
The potential of monetary gains is always there. So many articles just sitting - waiting. Hours of quality research left to be found through search engines or social media. My longest article yet almost hit 5,000 words.
My writing is improving. My reading skill has sharpened. Graphic design has become almost second nature (at least I feel it has improved).
All this hard will won't be for naught. Passive income is always a possibility, even if these articles sit for months, if not years, before they catch on. I'm ok with waiting. Though my thin wallet says otherwise - it sure would be nice to pay off those loans.
Patience and determination is key to every start-up. And from what I read, the 6-month mark is usually the turning point in online affiliate ventures. So until then, I will keep my head down and work. Work toward the ever growing potential of passive income that will hopefully free my wife and I from our school debt. What I wouldn't give to have financial freedom!When it comes down to it, I'm giving up my time as of now.
When you don't have money, you invest time. When you don't have time, you invest money.
I'm investing my time into affiliate marketing, content research, and article building. I'm trusting that it is a worth-while investment because of the radical difference in longevity between online avenues and local business or face-to-face industries. I'm excited to see this "potential" begin to take shape, but inwardly hesitant of the "gamble" that is new ventures. I continually remind myself that no matter what, there is always something to be gained from hard work.
Onward and upwards! My ability to rant to the community of WA gives me a chance to connect and reach out. I'm sure so many of you are in the same boat or possibly have it worse! But the worst thing we could do is stop. Communication is key to release frustrations, worries, and disappointments!
Keep sharing your thoughts, opinions, advice, short-comings - the more you put yourself out there, the more confident you become. Grab hold of your weaknesses and be prideful you are human! Online marketing is not easy and in my opinion, most give up out of self-consciousness or quick-drawn conclusion they are not good enough. NOT TRUE.
Those who make it are those who stay confident that time is the ultimate factor. If you're passionate and you stay determined, it is only a matter of time until you are noticed. Whether that is by one person or many, it's neither here nor there.
Many of my blog have a few likes and maybe a few comments. Numbers don't matter at the start. What matters is the one person you touched by your words and hard work. It only takes ONE article or blog to change ONE person's perspective. That is why each article and each blog I write is filled with my genuine passion of hard work and determination. My attempt at sharing my true self is sharing my greatest concerns and my biggest strengths.
DON'T GIVE UP!
Keep going. Keep writing. Keep dreaming. Keep pushing forward.
And I'll do the same!
Thanks for reading my somewhat organized rant. It may be just a novice affiliate voicing his concerns amongst lukewarm inspirations! But I do hope it was worth reading. And if not, I hope you can forgive my ramblings :)
Best of luck to you in all you do here on WA.
Keep the community strong and share your genuine self on your own blog!
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