Overwhelmed & Annoyed From Too Much Online Information

I haven’t written a post for quite a while, and that’s because I’ve been occupied with how to send traffic (people) to my blog. Traffic was a section where I wanted to spend additional time researching outside the actual coaching program. I always knew this, but going online and trying to find what I need has always been frustrating for me.

  • There were times when I was getting outdated information. This happened to me through old YouTube videos.
  • Things are usually scattered. Finding everything I needed sequentially by skill level in one source was hard.
  • I spent too much time trying to find the relevant information I needed at that moment.
  • It overwhelmed me. I gathered so much information that I didn’t know where to start.
  • Many times, topics are overexplained unnecessarily, which overcomplicates things.
  • On the opposite side. Step-by-step instructions are vaguely explained.

Besides “My Mission,” frustration was another reason for joining a coaching program. Part of that frustration came from all the free information I was consuming online.

Maybe I’m picky about this, but I’m sure some people can relate to that list I just mentioned. When I go online, I prefer to read a simple, easy-to-understand explanation of whatever topic or technicality I’m searching for.

Learning From Someone Else’s Experience

Regarding taking action steps, I wouldn’t know where to go without a coach who could specifically tell me what to do as my first step. I’m not claiming every course or coaching program is great. I have experienced two different ones, and even though the first one didn’t work for me as well as I had hoped, they still had a website with a structured step-by-step course, which made it clear what to do to start taking action.

Going through a course or personal coaching program It’s like saying, “Stop! Take a break from all the random online overload. Let’s take this one step at a time. If you have questions in your first step, stop again and ask me for help. Only when you finish step 1 will I explain step 2.”

To be completely transparent, my intention as a blogger is to document my personal affiliate marketing progress instead of creating a step-by-step plan for you to implement. I’m not claiming to be a coach. I also want to minimize technicalities as much as possible, but if I write about them, I will try to simplify them for you. Hopefully, after reading my content, you’ll have at least some basic knowledge to make an educated decision to go further in affiliate marketing if you ever decide to do so.

Of course, I still use free online information, but nowadays, I use it to supplement what I have already learned in my current coaching program. There’s no way around it—I still need to do my own research sometimes.

For example, I recently had to add a subdomain to my blog, so I wondered, “What is a subdomain?” I went through an entire ordeal to find out what it was and how to add it to my blog. I could give many more examples, but my point is that nobody knows everything about everything; I still need help from different sources, even free info from the internet, which can sometimes frustrate me.

I Run Into Many Obstacles In My Research Process

During my online research, I also contacted many people who were ready to help; more specifically, these were customer service live chat agents. For the most part, they are well-trained, but sometimes, they have also stumbled and had to escalate my question to a technical team. As I write this post, I’m still waiting for answers from two places. These were questions I asked two weeks ago regarding pay-per-click ad tracking.

Things never go perfectly. When it comes to free online information, sometimes I get clear and straightforward answers (which is my favorite). Still, most of the time, I get long-winded answers (which irritate me), answers unrelated to my question, and sometimes, I don’t get answers at all. But this is the path I decided to take, and honestly, I would rather go through this a thousand times than stay in my current situation.

Warm Regards,


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7 responses to “Overwhelmed & Annoyed From Too Much Online Information”

  1. I know where you’re coming from. Getting overwhelmed with information can be so frustrating and annoying. I think we’ve found an excellent source of guidance and mentorship being in the good hands of Dean and his crew. I was just reading your “mission” or why you’re doing this. Most commendable and I hope you can achieve it. At least with affiliate marketing you can do it from anywhere. Good luck, my friend.

  2. Hi Albert,
    You are right, it is frustrating when you have so much information and don’t know how to use it. I think the majority of affiliate marketers have gone through this. The most important thing, and the hardest in my opinion, is to find a good mentor who guides you step by step through the process. Even with a good mentor, success in affiliate marketing is not guaranteed, as the person has to be able to learn and put in the necessary time to learn. I wish you all the best in your journey.

  3. Alberto,
    Oh I feel your pain. The internet can be sensory overload when trying to investigate a topic. I think we have all been there and it is frustrating. I myself needed a coaching program so I did not stray from the steps needed. I was all over the place. I look forward to your next post.

  4. Alberto

    You really hit the nail on the head with this one! The overwhelming flood of online information can be paralyzing at times. It’s crucial to find strategies to filter what’s important and what’s not. This post is a great reminder that sometimes less is more when it comes to staying informed without going crazy. Thanks for the insightful read

  5. Alberto, it’s refreshing to hear your honest reflections on your blogging journey and the challenges you’ve faced in navigating the vast sea of online information. Many can relate to the frustration of sifting through outdated or overly complex resources in search of clear, actionable guidance. Your decision to join a coaching program highlights the importance of structured learning and personalised support in achieving your goals effectively. By documenting your affiliate marketing progress and simplifying technical concepts for your readers, you’re providing valuable insights and guidance in a digestible format. Keep persevering through the obstacles, Alberto. Your dedication to learning and sharing your experiences will undoubtedly inspire others on their own journeys. Thanks, Atif

  6. Hi Albert,
    Definitely can be frustrating when hitting a wall “of knowledge” but persistence will make it happen.
    Tomorrow is better because you’re one step further along than today!
    Wishing you all the best and thank you again for your kind words & best wishes on my birthday!

  7. Hi Alberto,

    Your post really resonates with me, especially the challenges of finding reliable and up-to-date information online. I can totally relate to the frustration of sifting through outdated YouTube videos and scattered resources. It’s overwhelming when you have so much information but lack a clear starting point.

    The decision to join a coaching program seems like a smart move. Having structured guidance and a step-by-step approach can make a world of difference, especially in the complex world of affiliate marketing. Your point about pausing and asking for help before moving to the next step is crucial—sometimes we need that human touch to navigate through the noise.

    I appreciate your transparency about using your blog to document your journey rather than providing a strict guide. It’s encouraging to see your commitment to minimizing technical jargon and making things simpler for your readers. Your honesty and relatable experiences are what make your content valuable.

    The example of adding a subdomain and the hassle of finding the right information is spot on. Even with the best coaching, there’s always a need for supplementary research, and it’s not always straightforward. Your persistence and determination to keep learning despite these obstacles are commendable.

    Thank you for sharing your journey and insights. It’s a great reminder that while the path can be frustrating, it’s also rewarding when you see progress. Keep pushing forward, and I look forward to reading more about your experiences and learnings.

    Warm regards,

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