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There are things that are moving and are beyond my control, and I really don’t like it.  Most people don’t.  I know and am finally coming to accept what has to be done, will be done, and what will happen; even if I don’t like it.  I also really don’t like things not working or complying with my time table.  It all comes down to that patience issue and my lack thereof.  I do have some good news that I will share and this will be the first time mentioning it.  We finally got the website that goes with this program. We are awaiting the design and construction of the site. It should be up by Monday.  Then we can do what the instructions tell us to do and move forward with the project.  It seems like a really good idea and great way to make money. I just know that Dad and I are both tired of spending money on things that are fake and don’t work.  I truly believe there are some legitimate ideas and programs out there but very discouraging when you feel you keep getting hosed at every opportunity.  A lot of things are coming to a head and breaking and it’s getting very discouraging and disappointing.  I find it very hard to continue to stay in a positive frame of mind. I really think that my mettle or fortitude is being tested and I just have that niggling feeling that I just might fail.  I just know that I must move forward no matter the outcome with any of the things that I have going on.  That means the blogs, websites, pages and profiles on social media networks to get this business going.  So here’s to trudging on. Till my next post,

Ruth

Epiphanies and more!!!!

Hi everyone! First off the bat, I want to thank you all for your continued support and following of my blogs, during this trial period. I know I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been focused on getting the livejournal account up and running and finally got my Google Adsense account approved, not to mention illnesses and personal matters that needed attending to. The only problem I seem to have is getting livejournal verified with webmaster tools. Other than that things have been slow going but are moving.  I do have some more work to do with these accounts. I am not leaving wordpress.com.  I seem to have a great following here and after attending a webinar last night; it seemed to resolve some problems that I was having with this blog. I didn’t want to leave or have to make the decision to switch blogs but I was having problems with certain logistics and clarity hit after attending said webinar last night.  I guess I had to step back and let it all come together by itself instead of trying to force everything to work. I felt very frustrated and annoyed that it (seemed to me) taking too long. I wanted things to move faster than they apparently were supposed to.  I have a patience issue and as hard as it is to wait, I’m working on it.  I really do appreciate that ya’ll (sorry the southern twang coming out) are following and reading the blogs. It helps let me know and to validate that this is a lucrative business. I do have some earnings from the page views. It’s not much, no more than a few pennies, but I feel as if I’m finally on the right track. I just have to catapult and keep the enthusiasm going. I think when the decision was made to switch blogs I lost that enthusiasm to keep going and just go full bore.  That webinar last night just reaffirmed what I had been feeling and I think the Lord smacked me upside the head and said “Okay here’s the answers you had been looking for, run with them!”  I have to say it’s been very hard to stay positive this past month with setbacks and recouping losses; that I lost that fire, that gumption and determination to make this work.  So once again thank you.  There will be more to come, that is a promise!  So till my next post,

Ruth

I know it’s been awhile since I have posted any new blogs and that’s due to some financial choices I had to make.  For awhile now it has been bothering me on how I can use Google Adsense with the currant wordpress policies and I’ve finally realized that I cannot find a loop-hole. I’m sure everyone has that complete and utter point of denial where they try to find every conceivable way out of having to do or change the inevitable. I also think our minds know when we reach that point and it stops letting us fool ourselves.   I do believe I have hit that point.  I finally went over the other blog services and found one that is partnered with Google Adsense.  I choose to go with the livejournal.com service.  The website is http://ramallicote-28.livejournal.com/ .  I haven’t yet posted anything to it. I wanted to notify all of you what was going on before I export this blog to the livejournal account.  So Sunday night this blog will be exported to the other service. I hope that I will be able to transfer all of my content. If not, at least you have the new web address to find it.  I will also move my book blog as well in a few weeks when I can manage it. I will also be linking all facebook and twitter accounts to the livejournal account.  That way everyone will be notified of what is going on.  So I hope to see you at livejournal.  Till next time.

Ruth

 

 

Well after this past week of dealing and processing family stuff, as well as suffering a major let down, I feel  like I can get on with it. So  the let down had to do with the Google Adsense and wordpress policies. I can’t get approved due to the fact that wordpress has their own type of advertising and third party advertising not allowed. So that was a major bummer. But I’m working on a way to fix that even if it means switching Blogs. Although it’s not something I want to do, but it’s a possibility I have to consider.  I’ve also realized that all those programs promise you the moon and getting rich quick. They say do this, get this, and you’ll see a return.  What they don’t tell you, is that you have to read the policies of all the products because they may not comply with the other programs.  I did my research, but not as well as I should have, I guess.  I know that this is the way to go; my father got a confirmation basically that we were on the right track with this the other day on the radio. There was this public speaker as well as an affiliate marketer.  He stated that online businesses  are a good thing and that if the programs promise you that you’ll get rich quick, run, run very far away; because they are lying through their teeth to you.  He also stated that it takes time, and patience, and that’ll be disappointments as well.  On a positive note , I got the first page on the book blog up and running.  So it’s a good day because I got that accomplished. I still am perfecting the Facebook pages, hopefully I’ll have them done soon.  Till next post.

 

As I stated yesterday, started the new blog and am putting the finishing touches to get both of these blogs linked and “perfect”. Well not perfect but pretty darn close to it.  I’ve also been researching ad and business solutions on the facebook platform and getting my heard wrapped around that.   Not to mention getting the facebook pages up and running with these blogs. Man my plates full!  I’m still waiting to hear from Google Adsense.  May account is still under review. I don’t know if it’s because of the wordpress policies or if it a descrepency on my end. So I’ll just keep my fingers crossed and hope it goes through.  Good news; seen some activity from my Amazon.com affiliate and PeerFly.com networks.  Now just gotta give it that final push and I could see some revenue soon.  Back to work. Til next post.

Ruth

I did it!

Hi everyone this is a follow up post to yesterdays.  I went and did it. I created another blog on books and music. I figured why not go for broke. I have finished designing the theme and getting everything ready to view.  I have the bio up. It’s mainly my views and quirks with books and I send anyone looking for a more personal bio to this blog.  I haven’t gotten any new posts up or reviews so to speak but thought I’d pass it along to my followers here.  The name of the site is Ruth’s books and music and you can find it at http://lovebooksreview.wordpress.com . I’m also in the process of creating facebook pages for both blogs that stems from my personal facebook account so go ahead and take a look around the other site and I’ll have more up soon.  Til next post

Ruth

Here lately I have been thinking of adding a new blog to this one. If I do so; this blog will focus more on the types of books i read and giving reviews. I think it might be an interesting way to monetize another site as well. I like and enjoy reading and I figure if I get other people to read books that I suggest without getting money for it; why not jump on that bandwagon so to speak and see if it works.  I’m stuck in the debating phase with this and letting it percolate in the back of my mind. I hope to have more on this type of marketing business for you in a few days. Til then peace out and continue to work at being happy!

Ruth

Well lately it’s been a holding period waiting for everything to come through. A few things have happened this past week that leads me to believe things are gonna break.  I finally figured out how to add HTML code to the blog to run banner ads. Yay!  The only thing left to do is figure out how to embed the code into a pdf document before I convert it to pdf. That’s the hard part at this point. I really don’t want to have to buy more software to be able to do it.  Other good news is that I was accepted to two networks after getting rejected by one. So I was really happy bout that.  I’ve really been counting my blessings and researching products to market and create pages for.   I’ve been working with one of the affiliates that based entirely on sales and conversions have been slow, to say the least; but with the new networks I can hopefully generate revenue with leads instead of sales only.  I will also be happy to report that within a few hours I will have created and published two product pages to the blog. So double yay!  I finally see the accomplishments that I have waited for.  So needless to say it’s been a good week, frustrating but good! Til next time

Ruth

 

While in this holding phase, I’ve been researching new content and finding new offers to market.  I have also been applying to the affiliate networks and received my first let down. I had one of the networks that I applied to reject my application, stating that they could not accept me at this time. It was a major let down. I had visions of all the networks doing the same thing. It has been a very tough day getting back on the affiliate marketing horse so to speak and muscling through.  I really am trying to stay positive and not think I am going to fail at this business.  I just pray that the Adsense application goes through.  That’s another big worry I have.  It’s the feeling every writer has before they send off that first manuscript and when they actually get the rejection letter.  My mantra for the day has been; just because the first rejection has occurred doesn’t mean more are to follow.  I truly have to believe that or I might just curl up in a little ball right now and call it quits.  I knew going into this that there would be some hardships and  let downs.  I had hoped that with that first rejection; it wouldn’t have had me thinking that I just wasted about two months research and a month of actually putting it all together.  As I’m writing this something occurred to me.  I’m done whining and kickin’ myself in the rear because one thought was recently brought home. I’m new to this and learning.  I’m not going to get this right straight out of the box.  So my ending thought for the day is: No matter the problem, big or small; no matter the rejection, personal or professional; just muscle through. Because at the end of the day we are all held accountable for what we accomplished or didn’t accomplish. And whether we like it or not we get a sense of pride from what we have when we muscle through.  Until next post.

Ruth

I’ve found it’s hard to find that balance between work and home when you work from home.The distractions pile up especially when it’s a day off for the school systems.  I’ve found there is no amount of television, DVD’s, or going outside to play to ever fully engage your children enough to get about eight hours of work condensed down to two or three.  I’ve also found that getting even a semblance of balance is hard work, especially with a start-up.  I love the software that I have because it helps to automate some of the work; which is great because I don’t have to put in 20 to 30 hours a day in just to get my content ready to upload.  I’m also waiting on my application for Google Adsense to get approved so that I can get another stream of income.  So I am really in limbo waiting to get everything really going.  Although I have software to do the content for me, it’s finding the time that is distraction free at this point to get it done. Luckily there are a few hours after the kids go to bed to work. I hope.

Until next time.

 

Ruth

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