Why I Haven’t Been Here Much Lately

Anyone who has noticed my absence may imagine I have just quit – but I haven't. Far too stubborn for that! However, I have been “away” for various reasons.

  • A mountain of paid work in my “day job” – this is good
  • Family time – some good and some problems, but all more important than blogging
  • Disillusionment with progress, which led to a change of plan / detour

I had so many technical challenges with this and my other blogs that I tried a Plan B. Also, I had to admit I didn't actually know what this blog was supposed to be promoting! Yes, I know it's supposed to be branding “me”, but I couldn't work out to what purpose!

That's all changed now – more will follow over the weeks to come.

Plan B Progress

My original “plan B” was a move to Empower Network because that gave me a “continuity product” to promote, for residual income. The one off sales I have been making in Internet Marketing are good, but I needed something that gave me a regular monthly income and I was attracted by Empower Network for two main reasons: the monthly income and farming the technical problems out to someone else!

Once I joined I really enjoyed the trainings – you'll either love them or you'll hate them, like Marmite, but I loved them. (Apologies if Marmite is a UK-only-ism!)

However, it soon became apparent that promoting Empower was way beyond my skills and pocket! There are just so many people “out there” trying to do it that – without putting your hand very deeply in your pocket for paid traffic etc – you (i.e. me) didn't have a cat in hell's chance. I introduced a few people but they must have found the same and quickly left.

Another problem was that the training webinars are so LOOOOONG that, for a part-timer like me, by the time I'd watched the latest training event my marketing time was all used up!

Then just as I was getting the hang of their blogging platform (a very cut-down WordPress), Empower brought out a version 2 blogging platform. This much hyped-up release was, frankly, a disaster and a marketing embarrassment. They moved to a custom developed platform, and all the enthusiasm in the world couldn't hide the fact that it was full of bugs and inadequacies. 6-months on it has improved, but for someone who had hoped to leave “challenges” behind, I had more fights with version 2 than I'd ever had with WordPress.

It was a short step from that to decide to eliminate Empower Network and come back to this blog.

Regrets About Empower?

I didn't enjoy the version 2 blogging platform, and I didn't enjoy the fact that I found it so difficult to promote. I didn't enjoy the hype that was behind it all.

However I learned a lot from the self-improvement and marketing training and still have access to it.

Back To Plan A

Sooo…. after that diversion, I am back here, but with a revised strategy.


Learn Internet MarketingIt's back to Affiliate Marketing for me, and after much searching I've found a great way to learn to do it PROPERLY this time.

You may remember (above) that one of my biggest problems with Empower Network that I just couldn't drive traffic.

Well whatever the product or service you're promoting – traffic is essential. I have now found the perfect combination of products and training….     Check out this video here.



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Angela McCall - June 6, 2014

Hi Joy,

I was wondering where you went all of a sudden. I believe I have subscribe to all of your email newsletter but I don’t think I have gotten much announcement from Empower website.

Um, glad to hear you sharing your experience. I thought that their monthly recurring billing was also pretty high. I thought they were the one doing the marketing for you. So I thought…um I guess it’s worth it. But then if you’re doing your own marketing anyway, it’s not worth it. I’m glad to see you BACK HERE!!!! SO YAY!!!!

Love ya,

    Joy Healey - June 6, 2014

    Hi Angela, well quite apart from the change of business plan, my life has just been so chaotic for the last two months I haven’t known which way to turn!

    But in a nice way – (a) I’ve had a TON of paid work, and that’s kept me really busy (b) nicest of all, I had a new grand-daughter and spent time with her for the first few days of her life, and THEN an unexpected bonus when due to a change of their plans I had my two little grand-daughters and their Mum to stay with me while they were waiting to move to a new house that my son is making a little more child-friendly before they move in.

    Not so nice – had lots of computer problems that I’ll probably write about “soon”, but with help from my son and Kudani support I’m slowly digging myself out of the mire.

    So – blogging took a back-seat with all that going on!

    Sorry for disappearing – but good to catch up again with you. Joy xxx

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