I started building Wfh office about six weeks ago. At the time, I wanted to give affiliate marketing another shot. I was roughly 75% sure that it doesn’t work. It’s all rubbish and I’ll never make a dime.
So far, I’m proving myself right. I built the site, did some manual link building, some social sharing, and the traffic hasn’t been terrible. But no one is buying anything. I’m writing content as often as I can think of topics to write about.
I’ve got some stuff coming down the pipe that should be really good and will be blasted with some PPC ads. Who knows what’ll happen.
I think if affiliate marketing ever did work, it was before my time. I’m still gonna go HAM on the project until I get booted from AA, but I’m calling my shot. I’m Babe Ruth, and I’m pointing to the center field wall.
There is no way, no how, that making money can be done with a make it and leave it type website.
I’m convinced there is only one way to truly get paid, and that’s to work. Trade time for money until you can build investments to the point where your money pays you back for doing such a fine goddamn job.
I think all of these make money online schemes are just straight up scams.
Sure, it wasn’t until I started blogging that I got into freelancing. But freelancing is still trading time for money. I can’t just pull a writing project, walk away, and think it’s going to write itself. And I damn sure ain’t gonna get paid until it’s turned in and approved.
Once this project fails, and I realize I’m playing fortune teller here, but I think it’s ok given what I’m doing, what’s my plan? Aside from writing run-on sentences, like the one before this.
*makes fart noise*
I don’t know
Honestly, I’m probably going to rejoin the workforce. I’ve gotten pretty good at this whole freelancing thing. And I can do it whenever I want.
So why not get an actual job? Why not make extra money? Why not get some insurance?
It’s not that I don’t love what I do. I’m just scared that right now all of my eggs are in a very tiny, very fragile little basket. It’s not a good feeling.
One thing I do want to do is lay off the online money making scams. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars over the last year trying out some new things. Yeah, I’ve gotten some experience with things like SEO, which is cool. However, that market is about as saturated as it can get.
For every freelance writer in the world, there’s a freelance SEO waiting to underpay him for some content.
So while I’m not trying to tell you, “No. Don’t make a niche website.” What I am saying is, “Just wait for the official results.”
You’ll get nothing from honesty from me. I’ve been wanting to test it for a while and I’m glad I finally pulled the trigger so I could know for sure and share the results with you guys.
I’ll probably do another update in the next 4-6 weeks to share how things have progressed.Thanks for reading, guys. And for all of you lovely patrons, *muah*.