What you thought and what you got is not the same.

Last Update: April 23, 2021

As we all know there are many members here at all levels and stages in our development in wanting to become entrepreneurs online.

Some of you may have just joined Wealthy Affiliate (welcome) for others you may have been here a few months, a couple of years, and even the long-term members some over 10 years plus.

However regardless of how long you have been here, what level of experience you are at we are all in the same boat.

We came to Wealthy Affiliate to learn how to be successful online with the aim of achieving (for the majority) financial stability and independence for ourselves and our family.

And very importantly finding peace within ourselves knowing that we have gained great insight not only with what we have learned and still learning for but gaining that freedom and personal independence along the way.

It is not just about the money

Along the way, during our training, we have learned that to be successful online is not just based on making money (of course that is why we came here in the first place) but instead found something more important.

We as Website owners are here to help others who visit and come to our website to help and find a possible solution to their needs according to the Niche you have chosen to write about.

By now you should already know what a Niche is and if you are still not sure they going back to the basics should be your priority if you want to go forward the right way.

As I said originally we came here to learn to make money online however when you realized that the best way to succeed is not based on you and your wants.

It is and always will be based on helping others.


Think about this

Change roles for a second and take away the affiliate side of you.

You are the reader coming to Wealthy Affiliate,

You are seeking ways to make money online.

You came here via someone that gave some value to what you want and seek.

You joined Wealthy Affiliate and now are becoming the business owner and in return, you are helping the next person seeking their problem in finding a solution to their needs.

Again for Wealthy Affiliate, it is not about them but about you.

The website you found about Wealthy Affiliate that finally brought you here to join is not about the website owner but again about you.

Let that sink in a bit.

Bonus

When you first came to Wealthy Affiliate did you even expect to get so much great support?

Not just from Wealthy Affiliate in Kyle’s training along with Carson who for the most part is in the background giving you all the possible support to keep your websites up and running along with all the added resources you receive as a member?

You shortly found that there is even bigger support from your fellow community members many of which have become a second family then again at times maybe even better than the original family as they understand and know what you are going through.

Just take a look at all the responses, help, support, advice, care, love along with the added training and blog posts others share with you.

Did you honestly expect to get that or did you feel that you will just learn how to build a website and make money online and be rich?

Take a moment to think about that

Once you realized how fortunate you already are with what you get as a member you will find much gratitude for what you have and what will be there for you long term as a member.

Starter members are so fortunate to be able to receive so much help and support with the training along with fellow members' help.

Image when you are premium members or premium plus member show much you receive within your membership.

We are truly the lucky ones who have found Wealthy Affiliate and regardless of all that we receive the only way to find that success online and in our personal life with regards to an online business is by taking action and shifting our thinking to a Positive Mindset.

Your solution and answers to your success are there before you.

All the love, help, and support are knocking at your door, willing and waiting for us to open the door to success and accept what is and what will be.

It is all up to you, are you willing to take the step forward and ready to shift that thinking in the right way.

Start to look at the real picture and not what you previously thought it would be like.

Are you still thinking of just making money for the sake of it or have you changed your focus on helping and not just selling keeping your readers in mind?

Focus

Once you change your focus on the right things then you will begin to see and get a clearer picture of what is in front of you.

Your success online.

Yes, we are here to make money but what is more important your readers or you.

Remember you get a commission from your readers not by buying the products or service for yourself.

So why not start thinking about your reader's intention first and foremost and help them who will in turn help you down the track.

In the long term just like our website, life is an ongoing progress, and when you strive forward for the right reasons you will achieve your dreams and goals in life.

Would love to hear your thoughts on what you see Wealthy Affiliate as.

Is it what you expected when you first thought or more than you bargained for that helped you propel forward in more ways than you can imagine?

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NicholaJames Premium
Hi Andre,

Thanks for the great post. Very thought provoking. At the very beginning, I never realized the real value of this platform and community until I began to spend time here participating.

The value of this platform and community exceed my expectation. I have learned so many valuable lessons, gained knowledge and skills. Indeed, we are all blessed to have found this platform and to be members of this amazing community.

As you have said, we are all here for our own individual reasons but we have to come to the realization that is of paramount importance that our first order of business in this kind of business is to help our customers and in doing so we will be able to help ourselves in the process.

Have an awesome Sunday! Wishing you the very best!

Kind regards,
Nichola
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apache1 Premium Plus
Thank you, Nichola

Yes, indeed we have come to realize just how much more we benefit from being members here.

We get to learn so much more than how to make money online but also how to be part of a great community that loves that Pay it Forward attitude to help our fellow members here as well as learning to go forward in our own right online.

enjoy the week ahead.

Andre
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NicholaJames Premium
You are welcome. We gain such more that money can not buy. Thank you very much! Have a great week ahead!😃🤩
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apache1 Premium Plus
Thank you, Nichola and you are welcome as well

Enjoy

Andre
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NicholaJames Premium
You are welcome.😃
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apache1 Premium Plus
thank you one more Nichola
Blessings

Andre
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NicholaJames Premium
😃🤩
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😀😀
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Only1Hugh Premium
Hey Andre

Kyle and the WA team have set up a platform that truly teaches a man (and woman) to fish. They have tried their best it would seem to be as efficient as possible always taking into consideration the lesson learned as they go along. What I expected is far less than what I have received up till now. For that, I would always tell Kyle and crew thank you.

Luvvin the new celestial looking profile there pardna
Hugh
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Thank you Hugh yes they give us the tools and techniques on how to fish and it is up to us to find that sweet spot when the right fish we are wanting.

The image is one I use on FB but thanks appreciated.
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Only1Hugh Premium
Nice. What's your fb handle?
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apache1 Premium Plus
It is on the follow me part that is the business part the personal one I don't have it noted here.
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richardgb Premium
Hi Andre
You ask “what (do) you see Wealthy Affiliate as.”

It seems to me that, solid medium to long term success (in anything) comes from developing and using good (useful) habits, (as opposed to willpower) and eliminating less useful habits to a great extent.

I think that In the world of affiliate marketing in particular, and internet marketing in general WA teaches and provides training for developing appropriate useful habits, plus insights to less useful habits to avoid.

It’s coupled with the ethos of “pay it forward” within the membership community which provides an unparalelled environment for practicing and developing useful habits.

I believe this awsome package is far greater than the sum of the individual parts and has evolved and continues to develop because the leadership (Kyle and Carson) conistently walk the talk themselves.
:-)
Richard
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thank you Richard and what you said sums it all up.
That Pay it forward attitude we have become accustomed to along with all the added resources that keep on getting included within our package and far more in worth than what we are paying.

Continue to enjoy your weekend

Andre
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KBuck1 Premium
Such a helpful post, Andre. WA has offered me more than I ever imagined for sure. So far, the community has given me a sense of belonging while I take my baby steps learning how to “walk” as a new AM. Of course I’m reaching out too.

You make such an important point. I believe it through and through. Life is about giving. When we give we open ourselves and the “magic”gives to us in a beautiful dance that can keep going endlessly if we keep giving. Forgive me, I usually get philosophical about this. It’s my nature. 😊

Hope you have a good weekend!

Kristina
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Hi Kristina,
thank you for your comment and never ask for forgiveness be as philosophical as much as you feel within yourself. I love it.

It is true that we received more than we could have possibly imagined being here and again yes that sense of belonging regardless if they are baby steps or when we learn to run.

there will always be that support to hold our hands while taking baby steps and even run with us along the way when we need the company of like-minded people.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and glad you are here with us all at WA.

Andre
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KBuck1 Premium
Thank you for your kindness and support, Andre. With that I feel even more uplifted like a kite way up in the sky.

Kristina
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You are very welcome Kristina and be that Kite up in the sky as then you can see the world with a better perspective than those who find it difficult to reach up and take off.

have a great weekend

Andre
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Israel777 Premium
I couldn’t agree more Andre.

Thank you so much. Indeed as a starter I feel so privileged and blessed to know you and many other people here in WA that I highly regard.

I’ve never felt neglected here. The support is unbelievable.

You are right, I just have to do my part and focus on helping my readers and visitors.

Coming from a healthcare background, online marketing is a totally new and different world to me.

I had to learn some of the online marketing lingo to be able to understand. But with constant engagement here in WA, I have slowly learned new things.

Thanks again for your insights through your blog.

Israel
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Thank you Israel and also for your kind words appreciated.
Glad you are learning new things along your journey online and know that you will keep going forward for all the right reasons.

have a great weekend

Andre
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