Well I did it! I am not completely happy with it but I can only go up from here 🙂
Let’s see I left off throwing in the towel :0 well obviously not for good. I did stay away for a couple of years only working on keeping my sites up (very limited). I kept paying for hosting and my domain names and eventually decided to tackle it again. And one more time I fell for the big sale invested way to much in a coaching course (I did get a free trip to LA). It was seriously flawed from the beginning in that it felt like even though they paid for my ticket and hotel they were not prepared for me to actually show up. I didn’t get to meet the “Guru” who was supposed to be my coach until the last day and then for 10 minutes. When I signed up I was assured that it was not a program designed around Adwords as I was not prepared to spend anymore. But of course it was. The coach I did have was good and very knowledgeable. But we seemed to be all over the map in terms of setting out a course of action.
I have found I work best if I have a guide – step 1, step 2 etc. When I can follow along, I never have any problems and I have accomplished a lot. But with no direction just a comparison type review html site I was very frustrated. I did have a few coaching calls after but then my coach left, another one came on board, and he left … you get my drift.
Finally I just decided to knuckle down and build my own sites and along the way met someone who’s product I was selling as an affiliate. He made a big difference. He looked at my site told me what to tweak and where, in no time I was on page 1 of google. I would like to say I repeated the process over and over but I didn’t that was the site I got hit by Google with and that deflated my sails. I worked at building out the other sites and got some good ratings but no income. I had to stick with the J.O.B. and my time was taken up a lot with that.
So Now I am hopeful that this challenge will help me to understand the “system” that I know I can follow, rinse and repeat.
to be continued …