April 13th, 2021 | SEO fail
For the past 6 months, I've been trying to develop a new distribution channel for Cyberleads. Namely, SEO. But I have to admit that I've failed miserably. After six months of consistent effort, I'm still at zero. Literally and figuratively. I was thinking about it yesterday and it reminded me of my journey so far. Even if you do things that theoretically "should work", they probably won't. Whether you think it'll work because others did it and it worked. Or because your intuition says so. Or someone told you it would work. Or anything else. I have to understand that this will be another milestone that will take time to reach. Going from writing my first line of code to my first paying customer took two years. Going from that first dollar to the thousands of dollars per month also took years. Now, going from the thousands of dollars per month to the tens of thousands might also take years. And if my gut is correct, SEO will take me there. It's the next lever. But, yesterday, while I was thinking about it I understood that I'm too hasty and ambitious. I'm trying to engineer an automated way to create useful blog posts, on the fly, that answer a user's query. That's the equivalent of trying to automate the creation of my tweets, so "It'S mOrE sCaLabLE", and expect to build an audience. A tweet's life span is a day, if you're lucky. A blog post's life span is three years, if you're lucky. It's already a big jump forward. Or maybe I should just try to improve my Domain Authority and promote the content I create. Ugh, I have no idea what I'm doing. And that's both a good and a bad thing.