Learning the Balance

Last Update: March 10, 2017

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.

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DariusTanBR Premium
Thank you so much for this motivation and tips! Balance is key!
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TravelCarrot Premium
Hi Darius, no problem - Thank you :)
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jewels44 Premium
I really like how you put this because when I first started I was in rush trying to get on the internet and make money. Now granted I have been there before and I had a Construction company site set up and I wasn't getting any returns just people wanting to offer deals for this or deals for that and I got frustrated and I stopped my site. Right now to this day I am getting people wanting me to get that site going again because they were interested in the site so I may go back to that since I have come to WA. But we should all take our time here because if your just starting out you need to build a foundation, you do the work people will come. Thanks Collarsj's very good pep talk with you and I see you are growing and I see your rank coming down as well good fortune to you and much success.
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TravelCarrot Premium
You are exactly right! The foundation is the most important part, and when you do the work, people will notice. That's awesome to hear that people are saying those things about your site... I encourage you to dust it off and pick it up again!
Thanks so much, and best of luck to you!!
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lpluth Premium
Very thoughtful. Although my main goal is to quit my day job, I too find that going slow and taking it one.day, one task at a time will foster better results in the end. Thank you for sharing
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TravelCarrot Premium
Yes, agreed! If only it wasn't so hard to slow down... Easier said than done. :) Lol
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SteveWalker Premium
I feel much the same. I have taken on two websites simultaneously. Not sure if this is a good idea or not. Are you doing only one currently? If so, will you do another soon? Just testing the wisdom (or lack of) of my approach.
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TravelCarrot Premium
Hey Steve,
Just the one, but I do plan on another very soon. So many ideas looming through my head. Still working on time management (like I said - I'm getting there lol) and once I improve that I will definitely move on to the next.

Although this means I will have to go back and retrace my steps to remember how to do a few things along the way (as far at site set-up, etc). You creating 2 websites from the start definitely works to your advantage in that sense. Plus, your second one is already aging and therefore gaining trust with google in more than one way. So, I'd say your approach was probably smarter than mine. :)

I'm curious, is it hard for you to keep up with regular postings on both?
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SteveWalker Premium
Yes. Very difficult to keep up. More than just the time needed, my interest seems to ebb and flow between the two niches. Of course, the more deeply I get into the training the more I feel pushed on the oldest website. Just barely starting to monetize both sites. Already made a couple bucks through Google Adsense.

The things I am glad of, is that once I knew I wanted to start another niche, I purchased the domain name that I wanted. So I could of just sat on it but my impatience got the best of me.

Best of luck to you. Let me know how that second site goes.
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TravelCarrot Premium
Great to hear you are starting to monetize! Even if it is only a few bucks... Awesome job! :)

I'm thinking like you did, and want to just go ahead and purchase the domain, but I do feel I would also get impatient. Trying not to put too much on my plate but it's hard when I'm so excited to get it going.

Thanks a lot Steve, best of luck to you as well, I hope that you are able find a routine and that managing them both gets easier!
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WilliamBH Premium
Great stuff Jennifer. Cheers, William.
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TravelCarrot Premium
Thanks William, good to see you :)
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