Some of the long-time WA members might remember the times when WA had a forum. Well, I somehow stumbled upon that old forum today and had a blast reading posts from 2007-2008..
I also found my own post from early 2008 and decided to copy/paste it here in order to share it with you:
First $400+ Day!!! (3 month at WA)
Hey Guys and Gals!
I have been a WA for at bit over 3 month... without any previous IM experience.
When I look at my CB account, I still can't believe it, but here it is:
2 bum sales and 10 PPC sales on $40 Adspend!
I guess putting time and effort into this thing does pay off :)
Ok now, I have to go rinse and repeat :)
Good luck to you all!
This post makes me smile because it brings back that initial excitement to me. However, it also brings back some other things I'd like to share.
When I first joined WA, I lived WA. I slept, ate and drank WA. Although I only spent a few hours a week creating stuff, I probably spent 60hours+ reading and learning. I went through thousands of threads on Wealthy Affiliate forum, I read and researched every single resource WA had to offer.
Then I would take action. Learn something new - apply it right away. Learned about SEO? Edit the site right away. Learn how to add images to a blog post? Edit old blog post and add images there. Action Action Action!
Back then I simply wanted to succeed and I was VERY motivated to never go back to a 9-to-5 job. That "hate" towards a "job" gave me motivation and I kept doing whatever WA told me to do until I made my first sale. Then I realized that I just had to keep doing whatever I am doing because if I made 1 sale I can certainly make more sales...
I might be repetitive because I have already posted in my other posts: TAKE MASSIVE ACTION as often as you possible can.
Do not try to create a perfectly looking website or find that one amazing keyword phrase - because perfect doesn't exist. The more time you spend looking for "perfection" the less time you have to take action.
I really hope this post will be helpful to some of you, fellow WA'ers.