Sorry guys, its been a couple of weeks since I posted on passive income online, and yes I am a bit unhappy about the lack of progress I have to report.
So the good stuff is I fleshed out this blog a bit: tidied up the blank pages on the header which were getting traffic but actually had nothing on them!
I decided that I wasn’t going to finish my hubpages e-book instead I published it as a series of four hubs, I got a bit of traffic from Grizz’s new make money blog but I should promote it a bit more and get a few more backlinks – to be honest I am not sure its worth it as the Adsense is pretty low on anything to do with writing.
So from now on I am not writing anymore sites/hub/articles unless I am either:
- being paid to write them freelance writing
- I know that the keywords I am after are worth getting!
I also started an ugly blogger blog in the Grizz model – this is going to take a few months I suspect – but I think I have found the right niche – I hope I have, I don’t want another #1 position with no traffic.
Keywords Ranking #1: 4
Keywords Ranking #2 or #3: 13
More importantly though I’ve had to do some soul searching. The bottom line is what I thought the problem, isn’t. My problem isn’t finding keywords, I’m good enough at doing it – I have access to enough options that have already been found for me – if you want access too, join Niche Network.
No the problem was me: I was doing the old roo in the headlights trick, I was paraliysed – by, I think, not fear of failure, but fear of success! How psycho is that – I know I would be really good at lying by the pool, sipping the cocktail, and watching the affiliate checks roll in!
So I have turned my so-called time management system around. From now on each day in this order I will:
- Check email – well I have to otherwise I don’ feel right LOL
- Work on my money making sites and link building thereto
- Do anything else included my freelance writing
Its all about priorities and that’s gonna be it for the rest of the month – maybe I will have better progress to report in April!
Seriously though I am starting to realise the benefits of having a mentor – someone who keeps you on track. I know what it takes to make money online, I know its possible, I know people who do it. I know I can do it to – I have the skills and, far more importantly I have the time. And I really, really want to make it happen. I thought about my options if this business fails and they aren’t pretty:
- Keep sponging off my partner’s day job: unacceptable and anyway the contract only runs for a few more months;
- Go back to corporate IT – no thanks – its depressing even looking at the job ads;
- Re-train – another few years at uni – nope I’m over that to!
So I just have to visualise that pool bar and gin and tonic – all the rest will come, with a lot of hard work!