Learning the Balance
It's about that time for an update. Past due, perhaps, because in 7 short days, I will have had my website up and running for 1 month.
What have I learned so far? Well, a few things...
#1 - Take it one day at a time.
You can't learn everything there is to know in this business as quick as you may want. Even when you think you have your day all planned out, there will always be something else that comes up, a new training module... a plug-in for you to test... a new marketing strategy... It can't all simply be done as fast as you wish. But this is a good thing. It just means you are progressing and continuously learning more with each new day.
#2 - Don't take on too much at once.
I still struggle with sensory "overload". Why? Because still, as much as I fight it, I naturally want to learn as much as I possibly can – and fast! (See #1) But not for any reason other than the fact that I am really, really enjoying the heck out of this whole process. That said, I have gotten much better about not having 500 open tabs at once (don’t judge).
#3 - Organize your thoughts, and don't lose focus.
We all want to become masters of our niche, increase our online marketing knowledge, and so many more things. But have a daily plan (or routine, if you will) so you don't end up wasting time. Otherwise your likely to be elsewhere, not being productive.
#4 - The reason I am here.
What else have I learned in this time period? More than I ever thought there was to begin with. I discovered the potential out there, that I, myself, have for online marketing. My passion for writing has been reignited - something which I used to love, and once thought I’d never be able to make good use of. To me, my experience goes far beyond just wanting to "make money". I have discovered something that I enjoy. And eventually, I will be helping people. When will I finally make money doing this? With any luck, this too shall come. But until then? I'm not worrying about it. Because money is not what drives me at this time. I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing, training, and following suit to those that have been in this industry much longer than I and see what happens. And hopefully, the monetary reward will come rushing in later.
Only time will tell what happens next. But I do know that I have found my passion. And in me is a flame that I won't let go out.