Don’t ever let the fact that you don’t know how to do something stop you from doing it.

This can be applied to everything in life. Right now for me that pertains to making videos for Social Media platforms. I don’t know how to make successful and engaging videos.

I do know that in order to thrive in my affiliate business I MUST incorporate videos and place my videos on a Social Media platform. Which Social Media platform to use? That is a great question.

I have been, for lack of a better word, FROZEN from creating any Social Media videos. When I  think about making a video I contemplate: What do I say? How do I look? Will I be liked?

So many questions, however I have decided that I will say what comes to mind, that I do not care how I look, as other people do not either, and I am sure some people will like me and some will not, and that is totally ok.

I’ve made up my mind—I’m getting started today! It’s time to dive into creating my social media videos. Those things that have been holding me back? Just fears. I’ve procrastinated on this for too long. It’s time to take action!

My mentor, Dean Holland mentioned “We can’t get to where we want to be until we start our journey”. Well I have started my Affiliate Marketing journey, now it is time to continue my journey by capturing an audience.

Another mentor I look up to is Sophie Sion Byde. In her last video she mentioned that we should not go for perfection when creating a video. This helped put me at ease, and I promise to not be so hard on myself, as I know I am my own worse enemy.

I therefore must start my journey with social media postings and I will start today.

I have investigated a few Social Media platforms and think I will focus my efforts on Instagram. I mentioned a few posts back that I was having trouble with my FB Reels so until I figure that out I will put it off to the side.

When I started this blog I had not created any videos. Several hours later I have now created 5 videos. Are they any good? Will they get a lot of likes? Will they help me capture an audience? That is yet to be seen, but I am happy with these videos. I spoke from the heart, and I made a few mistakes but this is going to be a learning curve for me.

I have to give a shout out to Atif Perwiz. Atif is one of my peers and he mentioned in his latest blog setting aside 18 min a day in 100 consecutive days to work on a certain part of your business, either a task or skill.  (Thanks Atif). You can visit his blog post here. This has been extremely helpful as before I would find myself going from one task to another not getting anything accomplished. I now set a timer and I work on ONE thing for 18 minutes without any distractions. I am already reaping the benefits of this action.  I now work on one task at a time, and today that was my video making process. Also as I was writing this blog I thought about looking at or researching something else, but I stopped myself as my 18 minutes was  not up yet. See, this habit is already working in my favor.

In conclusion, Don’t ever let the fact that you don’t know how to do something stop you from doing it.

We learn by just practicing what we want to know.

Whatever it is that you do not know how to do: investigate how to do the task, then try it for yourself. Step out of your comfort zone and start the process. We will probably make mistakes, but that is where the learning process begins.

In the famous line created for Nike in 1988: Just Do It!

What are you struggling with in your affiliate journey? What is holding you back and how are you overcoming your “it”? Please leave a comment as I would love to hear from you.

Till next time,

Sherri

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20 thoughts on “Videos: Just Do It!”
  1. Hi Sherri,
    Yes, it’s nerveracking when you first start out. I’ve only done a few videos so far but I’m gaining in confidence with each one. Good to hear that you are getting something positive out of the 18 minutes per day regime. I can’t wait to see your videos on Instagram.
    Andy

  2. HI Sherri,

    Great post.. So thrilled you were able to do a few posted at once. It takes so much pressure off you when you don’t have to stop and make one each day. I like that idea, and will hopefully do this as well. My time isn’t being used the way I want it to be.
    Can’t wait to see next weeks post.

    Sandy

  3. YESSSS!!! Just do it, it is so true, I cannot wait to see your first social media video. I have been recently delving into this world, and it feels weird to tape myself. I am still struggling to find my voice and the right strategy, i.e., storytelling or how-to’s, etc. And I find myself saying umm a lot. Yesterday, I felt very overwhelmed; I have been trying to figure out a YouTube strategy on top of social media and taped some videos. At first, I was scared to put them up, I felt that they were not great, but I spent all this time on them, so they are posted. As they say, you need to make at least 100 videos before they get good, so just do it and beta then better are the slogans for the week, lol!

  4. This blog post just screams VERY TRUE! My first video was nerve racking, I should have show cased the bloopers rather than my video- they would have been hilarious 🤣
    I encourage you to post and give it a go. The first one you post is nail biting and I checked for views and comment a like I was waiting to hear from my crush in the 90’s….
    Good luck with it all!

  5. Hi Sherri,
    I am in the same boat as you with the social media… I’m chicken to get started. I’m still exploring my options for now, but I know it’s getting closer, so I’m getting nervous. Like Dean say’s, the longer you put it off the harder it will be for you, so just go do it! You can do it! Put a post out and just convince yourself no one can see it, then you won’t feel so freaked out. Then when you go see the results you got from it, I’m sure you will be surprised.. I can’t wait to see you first post. Good luck to you!
    Meredith

  6. Hi Sherri, the social media part including blogging plus continuing education is time consuming. I have to watch out for sitting too long. The most important part is enjoying the process. Sure we’d all like to see results eg Money, but that means, trusting the process, as well! Doing 20 minute increments is a great idea. Then get up and walk around the block! Winter and cold winds have returned to PA. This too shall pass, making walking more pleasant.

  7. Sherri, wow that’s amazing I feel a little shy. Thank you so much for the shout out it was very kind of you. I just found that tool so useful and I thought it would help so many people and I’m glad that it’s helping you. I really appreciate you sharing the link and I hope it helps many other people. Keep up the good work you’re doing really well and I look forward to reading more from you. Thanks again, Atif

  8. Absolutely right! Get that job done! Starting something is always more difficult than maintaining the momentum. Everything is fine on top of the wave so surf on it! After some weeks of trying myself to make videos, I found that it was better to keep in some imperfections, and some mistakes, as this helps be seen more natural. I have more likes since I bother less on perfection.
    Thanks for posting.
    Martin

  9. Hi Sherrie, GREAT post. I agree that you have to just put yourself out there and do it. What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger and more confident—practice, practice, practice. Before long, you will be an expert in video creation, as there is nowhere to go but up as you do it again and again. Well done!

  10. Fabulous job, Sherri!
    Boy, when you get started, you begin with leaps! Congratulations on getting 5 videos done!
    I’m sure you’ll become more and more confident as the weeks go by.
    This is a timely post for me. I’m doing Sophie’s YouTube training now. I’m at video 3. We shall see how I progress.
    I’ll keep your advice in mind.
    How encouraging!
    Nakina

    1. Nakina,
      Thanks for the comment. Yes I am trying to keep the videos coming. There is so much to discuss about affiliate marketing, and I have sprinkled in a few non business related videos just for fun.
      Sherri

  11. Hi Sherri,
    Like you – and many here – I was in the same boat when it came to videos: scared out of my wits!
    Coming back from vacation, I can also confirm that I’ve taken the time to reflect on what was holding me back? Why would I not do something that could help me in my business? Why would I NOT create videos to help others in their search for financial freedom?
    In my case, it was more of a “fear of what others might think or say”… But as I also realized during my vacation, these people – most of the time – don’t know me and more importantly, aren’t paying the bills!
    So here we go! This week, we’ll be getting onboard of Tik Tok!
    Wishing you all the best!

  12. Sherri,

    I couldn’t have said it better “Just Do It”. To me it is like that awful tape they use in the hospital once they put it on you dread having to take it off. When the times comes to remove it you have a choice, slowing torturing yourself from the pain and discomfort or just ripping it off and it be done with.

    When it comes to the fear of doing new things we can choose the slow torcher method or just jump and do it. I can attest the just do it approach is far better. I have found myself wondering why I fretted over it in the first place.

    You got this!
    CJ

  13. You are reading my mind! I am struggling with choosing a platform and also with making videos. Actually, if I am honest, I am really overthinking things. And, yes, Atif is really awesome. Thanks for the reminder to just get busy and Just Do It!

  14. Thank you for sharing your inspiring journey.

    Your message about not letting fear or uncertainty hold us back from taking action is incredibly motivating for many aspiring entrepreneurs, myself included.

    This one thing has held me back for many years and although I have not yet created the perfect video, I am just ‘playing’ around and getting comfortable being in front of the camera and learning to add text etc.

    I am so happy you’ve taken the leap and hope to see you soon on TikTok

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