Is Wealthy Affiliate Making You Rich Yet?
The real title of this blog post actually goes like this:
Is Wealthy Affiliate Making You Rich Yet? and Other Fun Questions I Get Daily From My (Impatient) Friends and Family.
When I started the training here I gave myself at least a year to 18 months to build the solid foundations for my business.
Guess what? Seems like someone else has been doing a spot of planning for my business as well. My friends and family!
Honestly, I wish I had never told anyone in the vicinity I was venturing into the making money online world.
I know they all mean well and are generally very supportive.
But, I can just see the disappointment in their eyes when I say I am not ordering the Aston Martin just as yet!
I started out here at the WA four and a half months ago.
In that time the following happened:
- Completed the Certification Training
- Created one niche website
- Pinterest account reaching 85.000 unique views and the traffic to the website slowly getting better
- Half way through the Bootcamp Training
- Twenty posts (over 1.500w) written and waiting to be published on the Bootcamp Site (as soon as I get over the "which WP theme should I choose" wasting time moment)
- Couple of sales from the niche site
I try to learn something new regarding the affiliate business every day.
There is a lot to learn and that is half the fun. Other days it can feel overwhelming and like I will never, ever, neverever get the hang of this and actually start making some serious money with it.
(All in all, I think, not too bad for the achievements considering I look after my toddler twins full time all by myself. Also, I give singing lessons and have continued to sing in concerts too. All that requires time and preparation. Needles to say, my days are loooooong! ;) )
So, for the money part:
Will it ever happen?
Of course, it will.
But maybe not as fast as we would like. Because, I'd like it to happen NOW.
However, the training takes time.
What you learn needs implementing and that takes time.
Something else takes time too.
What is that, you may ask?
Doing nothing, complaining, giving up, being impatient and all the other not focused-on-your goals activities (OK, I watched a bit of TV yesterday, but that's fine from time to time, no?).
How to deal with this curious occurrence?
I just imagine that the well-meaning people who are concerned what on earth am I doing for hours on the computer are where I, myself was only five months ago.
Five months ago I had NO idea what affiliate marketing was.
In fact, I had started with a bit of dropshipping and had to look up the phrase affiliate marketing in the Wikipedia when it kept popping up on the screen (and how grateful I am that it has!).
So, if someone has no idea what the affiliate marketing and running an online business is, how can you expect them to understand it. This is why I don't take their comments to heart.
In fact, their comments encourage me to go on and show how it is possible to 'make it' in the affiliate world.
Also, maybe inspire some of them to join me here and make their own dreams come true! I can tell the interest is there but the next step often requires a bit of blind fate too.
Not that there isn't enough of evidence that the training here works and the affiliate marketing is an excellent way of working from home and achieving your financial goals. The blind fate is the fate in ourselves and our own abilities - often the hardest thing to believe in!
How are your family and friends supporting you?
Wishing you a productive and a happy day!