Be careful what you wish for …

Be Careful What You Wish For ...

I love a good competition and in the past I’ve entered every kind of competition you can think of.  I’ve won a few bits here and there but I hadn’t ever won a slogan/tiebreaker prize before.  You know the ones that go ‘I would love to win this prize because ……]’ in 10 words or less.

A couple of years ago, I went slightly mad and started entering every slogan competition I could find.  I was hell bent on getting ‘a win’.  Well, you guessed it, I did win [eventually] and it was a prize worth £5000 [around $6500].  I was ecstatic until I realised that I had won a lots of heavy furniture, a designer sofa plus other accessories that I had absolutely no idea where to put.  And no, I couldn’t trade it for a cash alternative …

You see I didn’t read the Terms and Conditions very well either.

In the end, I had to borrow an elderly neighbor’s garage space until I could sell the stuff.  Even then, one of my rooms was stuffed to the ceiling [literally] with huge, heavy pieces of furniture  It was actually very stressful, the neighbor wasn’t too happy and I sold at a huge loss just so I could get rid and appease my neighbor.

I managed to keep a few bits but I’m still stuck with 10 rolls of pink designer wallpaper so if anyone wants to buy that just drop me an email! 🙂

All joking aside though, I learned a large if not obvious lesson:  ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’.  I had recklessly pursued the goal I thought I wanted, set the intention so to speak and then ended up getting something that was totally inappropriate to my needs.  Think about this for yourself and your own situation.  Be Careful What You Wish For ….!!!

  • Is this what you’re doing with aspects of your life and business plans?
  • Do you think you have to have something just because it’s the norm?
  • Do you compare yourself with others and what they have?

I chose a scattergun approach to the competitions I’d entered.  I should have focussed on the fact that I wanted the three ‘C’s i.e. cash/car/cruise!  I should have looked at my own needs and acted appropriately.  Lesson learned.

The same principle applies with affiliate marketing and business in general.  Be Careful What You Wish For ….!!!  Do your research and due diligence beforehand about the programs and advertising platform you select.  Doing a bit of Facebook, Google or Bing and then maybe a dash of YouTube thrown into the mix as well can be a recipe for disaster.  It all ends up as a confusing, horrible mess [a bit like how my living room looked with all that furniture …]

You need to focus on ONE strategy and just keep doing it well.

For me, my focus and intention now lies with solo ads.  I didn’t want to be messing around with keywords and I didn’t want a ‘hit and miss’ approach.  What I wanted was a simple to access traffic source that is known to work fantastically well if you apply the rules properly.

If you’d like to see how solo ads can work for you, just click on the picture below!

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I wish you every success for your digital future!

Rachel A Hill LLB [Hons]

Digital Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Private Tutor and Author

P.S This is a total NO BRAINER and reveals how you can get successful and savvy with solo ads quickly, efficiently and confidently

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