If It's FREE It's for ME!
If you follow the training here at WA you will find consistent and valuable lessons on how to get your online business going.
It's been some time since I went through the training BUT I am also pretty sure Kyle never mentions having to BUY any special themes or plugins in order for you to be successful.
Nobody really. I make no claims to be the all knowing, all seeing - well you get the idea.
All I can do is speak from my own experience.
So that is what I will do.
Many of you who may happen to read my little post here, probably won't even know me or recognize my name. I don't hang out in chat any more. I don't get to come in and answer questions very often.
This week I have had a little extra time on my hand because I am preparing to move in less than a week. In case that statement threw you off - I have cut down on my client work this week in order to make time for all I need to do to get ready to move.
So I have found myself with some time in the evenings and some mornings to come in and answer questions - which is what I love to do. (Just see the name of my biz on my profile page and you will get it lol).
I have a full time business now (thanks to what I learned here at WA) and I just don't normally have the time. Not as much as I would like. I'm a 2 woman show (I have a biz partner) and we stay busy! We're not quite to the point we can comfortably afford to outsource work or hire help - yet!
Anyway - let me get back on track! Those that do know me - will recognize my pattern here. I have a tendency to go off on tangents. :)
But hey - sometimes beautiful things happen in a tangent!
I was helping a fairly new member a couple days ago and was saddened when this person told me they were advised by another member that they needed to 'buy' a specific plugin (3 actually!) to fix a problem on their website.
I wasn't really surprised I guess but it saddened me.
I remember when I first started out. I remember how broke I was.
Cobwebs and dust - that's what you would find in my wallet back then!
So back then I became very good at finding free solutions for EVERYthing I needed.
Do I use use paid/premium tools now? Sure - a few of them. But I still use a lot of free ones because they are good tools.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it! ;)
My point is that if anyone tells you that you HAVE to BUY anything to succeed then RUN the other way!
At the very least - do a little Google search or ask a question here in WA. Start with your very specific question and then broaden it if you don't find your answer at first.
Specific search: how do I fix a custom menu in wordpress for (name of theme) theme
broaden: how do I fix a custom menu wordpress
and Google instant is going to give you suggestions as well.
The above is probably not the best example. It's getting late and I am tired and a little aggravated on behalf of this person I am helping. :)
DON'T BUY ANYTHING UNTIL YOU ARE SURE YOU NEED TO!
After doing your own research.
The only thing you need to pay for is your domain and WA for hosting and training.
I will even go so far as to offer my advice if you want it. If you are thinking about buying something (a tool for your biz) but are on the fence because of financial strain - ask me. I am about 90% certain I can advise you of a free alternative. I'm sure there are other members here as well.
I know Loes is one who has also always been thrifty and is really good at find free tools!