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I created a couple of affilate sites 6 to 8 weeks back (all SEO optimized for keywords, metatags etc etc) and the no listing is playing with my head. I know it shouldnt but the wait has temporarly killed my motivation to build sites.
I know that if I had a content site with a rank of 6 or 7 and linked to my affiliate site Id be in in 3 or 4 days ... and that listing in ODP would also help.
But what do you do if you dont have one. Im even thinking of creating a content site for this purpose but that would still take at least 3-4 months to get in and get traffic.
Does anyone have any tips they can share to speed up the listing ... or how I keep the passion...
And what dcheney says!
There are times where i spend all day emailing and on forums and dont really do much to my sites.
Then there are times where i get really motivated and write pages of content, setup a new site, get inbound links, etc.
I think its just the nature of our jobs.
You cant work flat out all day every day - it would be fun and would eventually be counter productive.
Ive been quite at work for the past week (waiting for content to arrive from others), so ive just been mulling around. But a couple of days ago i decided to start a new site and now ive got it designed, got 8 of the 30 articles written that i intend to launch the site with and have done some bits and pieces on other sites.
Its just the way the game is played! :)
Ill buy you a bottle of pop and a packet of crips...
There are other forums?
Im afraid my budget cant extend to a large bottle of fanta. 500ml bottle and a flake ice cream....
And you write 10 articles a day for my sites, use your own email address when registering for services in dodgy looking sites and do everything else that i dont want to...OK?
Ive only been at this for about 8 or so months as well, and ive only just set up my first ecommerce site.
The only other income generation from a site is from my original site, a directory, but i still havent made enough in affiliate sales to warrant a payment (despite the site having decent traffic and rankings)!
But im not bothered, cos i dont expect to be an affiliate millionaire - id just like something...enough to pay the hosting fees at least! :)
I am working as a webmaster full time just now and have quite long hours and little work, and my boss is ok about me working on my own sites.
But its just that first starting off thats the pain!
Its still the same anguish when your working as well! :)
If you need some info about job hunting, etc then sticky me cos ive got some experience in that area.
I get to do what ever I want near enough.. just so longs I dont the customers off ;) I have learnt to think about two completely different things at the same time and type :)
I write articles in between calls for my sites and do all the link hunting and that in work, when I get home its just a case of putting all my great ideas :) on to the screen.
was your ecommerce site a stand alone with you doing the orders or are you acting as a reseller or using a dropshipper ... Im thinking I should head that route but I see being based in Australia and targeting US market a problem ... maybe I need to do more research
Ive also got a couple of others in the pipeline - one for resales and the other is, well...different. ;) Oh, yeh and another one thats more generic, but is an pure online biz.
And im setting up a few information sites.
And some freelance work.
jeeez....i better go and do some work! :)