It’s been a year since I’ve updated this blog, and I believe it’s been going on like that for about 4 years or so now. I think part of the reason is that I’ve (sort of) moved away from Affiliate Marketing during that time and started focusing on a few other projects. My last update was stating that I would be getting back into aff marketing, but I lied…I never did.
In fact, I got back into client work with SEO and I’ve had a love-hate relationship with it. While I’ve worked on some fun projects, I hate having to sell. Most SEO projects are always short lived, which means you really need to sell yourself pretty often. Yuck. That’s actually why I got into aff marketing in the first place.
Lately I’ve found myself falling into a trap of wanting to move on and get back into my own stuff, yet I’ve fallen so deep into that trap that I’ve gotten stuck in lazy mode. Maybe it’s depression? I don’t know, but it sucks. I’m not inspired at all when it comes to “work”.
Baseball is my life. It’s always been my ultimate passion and I’ve been coaching for many years now, with a desire to get into private coaching as well. However, to do this you have to have a decent budget and right now I don’t, unfortunately. I fell on hard times and it’s been my own fault. I’m slowly picking things back up, but it’s going to be a slow process.
My goal is to get into private coaching full time while I have some other projects running that make money each day (ie, affiliate marketing).
I’ll eventually figure out what to do with this site, but it won’t be “affiliate marketing” focused, as that’s not something I’m super focused on anymore. I haven’t for quite a while. I’m ready to move on, yet at the same time I do want to get back into aff marketing over the next few months. In fact, I already started updating some older sites, but they’ll take time.
Physically, things are a lot more busy in my personal life, whereas in the past it’s always been work, family and a girl in my life, and that was about it. But at this point in my life I’m very determined to do what I love. I’ve never been very passionate about what I did for a living. Growing up all I did was play Baseball, but my career was derailed twice due to elbow and shoulder injuries. But I was OBSESSED about playing, learning and even practicing.
Now I have that same passion for coaching, which means I’d like to give back, as I have, yet also get paid (private coaching). I’m not sure if I’ll actually post progress with that part of my life, at least not here, but I will probably start posting about what I’m doing to keep that dream alive (ie, websites I’ve built and building).
It’s weird, when I first started to learn how to build websites in 2000 or so, I had really just given up Baseball a few years earlier, something I wish I hadn’t been so quick to do, but the pain in my arm was a constant reminder. While I enjoyed building sites and making money, I didn’t realize how much I missed the sport.
My next goal is to build upon some older sites, but I have already started working on 2 new one’s in hopes that they help get me out of client work before the end of the year. If I had a bigger budget I have no doubt that I could be done with client work within a few weeks, but unfortunately I messed that up for myself, and maybe for a good reason in the end.
The experience I’ve had over the past few years have been very humbling, yet I also have more things I enjoy. Financially it’s been more hectic, but I finally feel like I’m growing up a bit and getting to enjoy things I haven’t had a chance to enjoy in a long time. But those financial issues are quite depressing and stressful lately, so I need to get my ass into gear, finally.