Posts by AllynBeekman 40
September 03, 2014
This is such an interesting business in so many ways. I love the training and I love the challenge to learn all the internet and website jargon (though it has thrown me a few times already). As we build our business, we are also involved in this magnificent community, working with and helping others. Our involvement is ranked by the count of people who are following us and by the WA rank number. I have only been part of WA for a little more than a month. I'm not a superstar, so what I've experi
August 31, 2014
Finally, I have reached the end of course 2 in the training. I got stuck on lesson 7 for so long that I had worked ahead and completed lesson 8, most of 9, and part of 10. It wasn't that I didn't understand what to do in lesson 7; I just realized that something didn't seem right about how I was going about pursuing my niche. So, I had to re-evaluate. In the midst of this, I viewed Kyle's Creating a Massively Successful Business in a Year video and recognized that I had not done enough up-front
I got to Course 2, Lesson 7 almost 2 weeks ago. I had some great keywords that fit the low-hanging fruit criteria, so I wrote an entire post and then began to have doubts about what I had written. What I realized was that I had defined my niche a bit too broadly and my post was even going outside the boundaries of that wider niche. As a result, I had to step back and do some more investigation of my niche. Then I had to narrow down the scope of what I wanted to do. I studied other WA websites a
W. H. Murray was a 20th century mountain climber whose writings reinvigorated the excitement of climbing in Scotland and throughout the world. The following quote regarding commitment is widely used. For many years it was attributed to Goethe but finally recognized as coming from Murray's book The Scottish Himalaya Expedition (1951). It is very appropriate for what we all are attempting to do through Wealthy Affiliates."Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always
August 25, 2014
It's now been one month and one day since I joined. When I made the decision to get started in WA I did it only after reading a number of websites that discussed various online businesses. Two of the websites had their top 10 lists of businesses and Wealthy Affiliate was near the top in both. That was the trigger that pushed me to come in and take a look. As I had hoped, I've discovered that WA is even better than advertised. Kyle's style of training is fantastic; never too much to absorb in on
This was a tough decision but only because I officially became unemployed on Friday, so no income at the moment. I have been employed full time for the past 41 years in two careers and numerous jobs. The job market here in Houston is busy, and I've been applying and applying for months now. Usually I am not the best fit for a specific job, however, due to being too educated, too experienced, too highly paid, or not having that one specific type of background or knowing that one technical thing
I keep hoping to move ahead faster but there are only 24 hours in a day! Each time I finish a lesson and start looking at other people's websites I wish there was more time - more time to move ahead with the training, more time to write a post, more time to get my website up faster. A number of years ago, I was involved in a great community like this one. It was a MLM business and I loved it. I got started really well but then I took my foot off the pedal a bit and everything slowed down. I kno
August 06, 2014
I certainly don't feel like I have made great strides the last several days but I know that I am working my way forward each and every day. Lately that has meant staying up a bit later than I would like but I so want to get my website up and running! I just reached a point where Kyle suggested I share it and get comments, so that will be my next action after finishing this post. My immediate "reward" is that my WA rank (which I know doesn't equate to financial success) has just gone under 1000.
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July 31, 2014
One week ago this evening I joined WA. Already, I have experienced not accomplishing as much as I hoped I would or thought I could. These past two days there were too many "life" things that kept me from putting in as much time as I would like. But that's the way it goes, isn't it? The truth is, it only feels that way because this is such an exciting opportunity! We hold in our hands a fantastic way to make a little extra money or to make a lot of money, and it is based on great training, a com
July 29, 2014
After 41 years of working for others, my full-time job is involuntarily ending in 2 weeks. Finding a new job, at my age, has proven to be much more difficult than I thought it would be. So, I see this business as my long-term (hopefully, shorter than long) solution, even though I'll need to do something for income continuation for a while. I have been so busy trying to move forward with the start-up lessons in the bits of time I have had that I have not written a single blog post yet. Well, it'