Stay focused while working at home - on your plans, tasks and goals. Everybody experiences ups and downs. Some days I do feel depressed when everything seems to go against my way, and working at home means I don't have anyone to talk about it to. But that's a good thing because if I had someone around me, the last thing I'd want to do would be to moan about it, and who would want to hear that? Tomorrow's another day. Stay focused on work. We must keep on going continuously.
A very merry Christmas to you all! I would also like to say thanks to those who've been in contact with me by leaving a comment or by email - I make sure to respond to each and every comment or query, in case I missed and if you haven't received a reply from me, please give me a shout again.
There's one particular question I often receive throughout the year, and also one particular type of email message I often receive.
The Question I Receive The Most
The question I receive the most is "How long does it take before I make my first (affiliate) commission?"
There is no straightforward answer. As I repeatedly explain in my site, it all depends on the niche you promote, depends on the length, frequency and quality of your post content. Also other elements such as whether you have a sales funnel or effective landing page.
If you've just opened a new website for the first time, you've just got to keep going without looking back for say, 3 months. During the 3 months you'll probably want to monitor the daily visits to your site, the loading speed or your site and social share of your articles. But if you haven't received a dime in 3 months' time, then it will be time to review what you've done seriously; SEO for organic search, copywriting technique and the efficiency of your landing page, mainly. I will help you with that!
Type Of Messages I Receive The Most
I receive all sorts of nice messages from you guys - learning progress from newbies, as well as advice and encouragements from experts. I am so grateful and feel blessed, thank you.
But the type of messages I receive the most is, sadly, pretty negative. No money, no food for the children because of some recent tragic events (e.g. having been made redundant, illnesses) and some of you even ask me to send a donation. I'm so sorry for whatever happened and my thoughts are with you. But you know, this won't get you anywhere.
Firstly, those who keep asking me to send a donation, I assume, are sending the same message randomly to many other similar webmasters. Online marketers are not charities, and we are all used to receive such messages particularly from scammers - on a weekly basis, if not daily. There's absolutely no way we'll ever send money from our pocket to someone we don't know, so there's absolutely no point for you in sending such messages to us, I'm afraid.
Secondly, you should know when you've hit rock bottom, the only way is up.
When you send out a message just to say there' no money, no food and no way out, you're not looking for an advice but just looking for an emotional support. When you're not prepared to listen to advice, all we can send is words of commiserations. No one can help you get out of the current bad circumstances unless you're willing to get out of it.
Stay Positive And Stay Focused
If you have not made money online, never give up. Because you will. It may not happen quickly but it will happen if you stay positive and stay focused on the task at hand and your goals. Start learning to make money online from here.