What can happen in a month?
Thank you all for reading my blogs here at WA. One commitment I made early on was to post "accountability blogs" at certain times... little progress reports, that keep me honest and motivated.
I hesitated to write this one. I thought I might skip it because I'd envisioned having more to brag about at the one month mark.
But then I heard myself telling someone about WA today, because he has a degree in marketing that he isn't using, and, like me, he has a fulfilling job but could use some extra cash. And in the telling, I realized by his reaction that I now have a lot of knowledge I didn't formerly have. He asked how to make money online, and I explained there are a lot of ways. And I explained the basics of website, blog, traffic, income... I realized I now know something about keywords and SEO that I didn't know before. He wrote down "wealthy affiliate."
I think I am having some success with the rank system here, and I think that will be helpful to me in the future, but I haven't even tried to do anything with that: I simply enjoyed interacting with all the people here, expressing opinions, asking questions, offering help when I can...and somehow that number kept dropping.
And I had with-held my WA pursuits from a daughter I thought would immediately worry about online scams: my plan was to tell her after I'd had some tangible success. But it came up somehow, and I said, in my humble-pie voice, "I've just started. I haven't made any money yet, because I am building and that takes a little time, but I have a basic website..."
"What, you hired someone?" (I know she was about to lecture me on what people charge for that, and that it can be done free...)
"No, I got the information, amazing videos and, well, lots of information, and I did it..."
"You did it?" There was no lecture from my loving offspring this day.
That, my friends, is success!
And I decided I had something to share here after all.
I wish you success. Thanks for reading.
If you are new, or even if you're not, why not post the following:
1) In one month, I would like to be..
2) In one month, my wildest WA success dream looks like...
3) Practically and realistically, in one month from now I think I can expect...
I will post again in a month, and remind you to re-read this blog and the comments you left, and you can see what happened. Like me, you might be pleasantly surprised!