16 Dec 09
13 Mar 10 9:50 am
Little victories can fuel you
Hey guys, its me again.
I just wanted to drop a quick post and remind you all to savor the little victories. I remember when I purchased my first domain name for $10 and was ecstatic! I think I even made a post somewhere here because I felt so proud.
These little victories keep happening and they continue to give me extra motivation. I'm talking about things like putting up my first article, figuring out how to build a nice header (thanks Aletta), monetizing my first graphic, and other things like this that may seem ridiculous to anyone who has been doing this biz for any length of time.
I want to remind you guys to FEEL GOOD when you make these steps. Its feels good because you are taking charge of your lives. Leaving it up to chance is becoming less and less of an option when you start to ACT.
My latest victories are spinning my first article and submitting it to a bunch of article directories. To a seasoned pro I imagine this is about the equivalent of making a turkey sandwich. Its normal to him. But to us newbies, lets cherish these cool learning periods and remember them.
I don't care if some of the readers here think that this post is silly. Based on the people I've seen in these forums though, I'm expecting them to smile and feel good about us newbs getting our feet wet for the first time. That is how cool this forum and the members within it are. (You can still laugh at me though. Its cool hehehe)
Let me sum this up guys. I am just getting into the meat of this affiliate marketing stuff (I think) and its a lot of work and takes a lot of persistence. Thanks to Affilorama and our community here, we can keep pushing forward knowing that our 'silly' questions will be answered without being scorned and we will get those nudges when we need them from the killer staff and forum members.
Keep smiling about all those little steps you keep taking and before you know it, you will have walked farther than you ever imagined, as long as you keep going and learning and pushing ever forward.
ps- I just wanted to thank Cterao again for all his help. I follow his blog and he has given me some tips that I probably wouldn't have figured out on my own for a long time. There are several members on our forums that are a few steps ahead of us new guys and are kind enough to share what they've learned. Keep and eye out for Cterao and Smuigal. These are the first two that come to mind but there are several more members here who give a lot of value to anyone smart enough to learn from them. Thank you so much!