A few weeks ago I was reading a book about learning how to draw. There was a wonderful section that introduced the concept of drawing by first dispelling the myth around drawing:
Drawing, it said, is ‘learning a pattern based on our notions of what something looks like. We draw what we believe about something.’
That is, we are not actually producing an accurate shape, shade, depth, color, dimension– rather our concept of what it means to draw, say, an apple next to a vase.
The same “pre-conception fog” applies to building passive income generating sites.
Beginners start to build their first affiliate website based on a concept of what it they think it means to build an affiliate website and maintain it.
They have a concept about when a website will start making money; they are very optimistic and don’t realize what they don’t know yet.
What’s the result?
Typical Blind Spots in First-Time Affiliate Website Creation
Blind spots. Sometimes we believe fully that we understand something, when we truly don’t.
I find blind spots are typical in the keyword research, planning and building process phases.
For example, one person will make the mistake of overlooking the importance of finding truly low—competition keywords. They’ll pick informational keywords, not buyer-with-intent keywords.
This mistake, resulting from their concept of what it means to do keyword research, will lead them in a strange direction — and likely, zero passive income because the keywords they chose are actually highly competitive, lack a strong buyer-intent, have products that are priced too low, or are perhaps seasonal.
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Then, thinking the problem lies elsewhere (due to learner’s fog), they may spend money on things they THOUGHT would make a positive difference for their site’s traffic and income.
As they spend money on things they don’t need, they may feel discouraged when they find these products didn’t help increase traffic, nor provide them their first set of commissions.
Building an Online Income Earner Requires a High Complexity Skill
This headline summarizes it.
This is why it is important to have the input of a successful website owner who actually manages and builds sites regularly using keyword research, great content and promotion.
All their gathered experience of failures and successes will easily propel the apprentice in the proper direction of making an income from their website. And they’ll achieve success much quicker and easier with feedback from someone that is truly experienced.
The professional will have a set of skills based not on a myth about website building, but on practical and applied knowledge.
- They know and build based on fundamental tried and working knowledge, not on myths and overpriced software hype (which is so frequent on the web around money making guides).
- They can easily correct mistakes knowing many tools, resources and free ways to improve traffic growth and earnings from a lengthy affiliate website building history.
Beginners need hand holding on their first 2 sites to ensure they don’t make glaring mistakes. Beginners need to spend less money on tools, guides and less time learning from people taking advantage of the learner’s fog.
Well, where can you find such a person that will hold your hand?
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I want to help you achieve your passive income goal – even if it is $15 a month of passive income. Don’t waste time building in the “learning” fog!