How Do You Know When Its Time To Take A Break
I have been an affiliate marketer for a few years now and I thought I had most thing figured out but just when it was getting too comfortable I seemed to hit a wall, I was struggling to come up with ideas for new articles on my website and I couldn’t find products that I wanted to promote.
This was a big problem for me because I have always worked on the theory that consistency is key to success. When I first started my website I was writing three articles a week every Monday Wednesday and Friday, then after six months I cut it down to two articles a week and then eventually one article a week after about a year or so.
I was only writing one article a week but I was still at my laptop every day researching products and working on my YouTube channels and Facebook pages and groups, I have three YouTube channels and four Facebook pages and three Facebook groups so it takes a lot of time and effort to keep on top of them all.
I got to the point where I was feeling drained by it all and I made the decision to take a step back and just have a break, I didn’t set myself a time frame on how long to take away from it I just knew I would know when the time was right to return to it.
So I switched my laptop off and put it away in the cupboard and that’s where it stayed for seven weeks until today, I woke up this morning and I just felt like I wanted to write an article.
I turned my laptop on and checked on my website and I am still getting the same number of visitors today as I was getting seven weeks ago, I may not have been working for the last seven weeks but I have still been making money from my website and YouTube channel.
I have taken this as a learning experience and made the decision that I don’t have to write x amount of articles every week and make x amount of YouTube videos every week, I am going to work on the principle of quality over quantity.
So for those of you who are out there feeling the pressure it’s OK to take a break, have some time away from your laptop and relax for a while.
I would like to say to those of you who are new to affiliate marketing consistency is important in that first year or two but don’t feel like you have to go crazy writing articles every day, two or three a week is more than enough.
If you are new to affiliate marketing or maybe you don’t have a website yet check out my article on Wealthy Affiliate, this is where I learnt how to build my own website and its free to join.
I hope this has been helpful to you and please feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comments section below and I will get back to you.