Usually, the Wealthy Affiliate success stories are about building great websites and blogs. It is expected; we learn how to build a website.
As you can understand from the title and the first line, something else has worked for me. Now, I want to mention that I write this article to show you additional opportunities and not to prevent you from building your website and focus on it. You must apply everything you learn in training to develop your skills. If you decide to use them differently as I did, it is your choice.
I am using the skills I have learned here to help other people with their businesses. Yes, I work as a freelancer. However, I am not talking about some Fiverr gigs but for real long-term clients. My website (1/3 of my earnings) and my work as a freelancer (2/3) are the two sources of income that I am going to keep them growing in 2018. On the first part of the article, I am sharing what it is working for me.
The second part of the article is about the mindset skills I have developed the last 14 months that have a big impact on my results. In my opinion, when you build an online business 70% of your success depends on the mindset and 30% on skills.
Anyway, I am not earning a six-figure income or something like that. I had only three good months (the last three months) and I am sharing this article for those who face the same problems as I did. January has started well and it seems that I will earn more than enough to cover all my expenses. So, a full-time income online which is my biggest goal is really close.
If that's enough to draw your attention, let's start.
Finally, My Website Gets Traffic
I am happy with my progress and work but I had some obstacles to overcome in the beginning. You may have understood that I am not a native English speaker and that was a problem for me. While I was building my site, I was on the "I try this" mode for many months because of doubts about the quality of my work.
When I increased my confidence, I started doing good work that gave me my first results. I followed the training, updated my site regularly, and finally I am earning money. Only one tip here:
When I did a good job with my keyword research, I got some great results. The posts that give me the 90% of my traffic are the ones that I have written after spending hours finding a really low competition keyword. After that, I follow the training without doing anything different.
Also, while WA is my top recommendation, most of my earnings are from other affiliate programs as the ranked keywords are relevant to them. I have not any problem to write about topics that cannot be a funnel for my main product and it is working well.
I decided to "try" freelancing because I was not earning enough money yet. I had created a few Fiverr gigs and still have some active ones but I wanted something bigger. So, I visited some other freelance platforms and I typed on their search bars some of the skills I have learned the last year.
Then, I saw that people pay a lot of money for tasks I can easily do. In a few minutes, the "I will try it" mode became "I will do it". I started sending applications for jobs that I was completely confident I can do. Soon, I got my first job and a long-term client that I enjoy working with his team. From that day, I had many other offers for jobs but most of them were about one-two projects.
You probably have read again articles on Wealthy Affiliate about freelancing. Yes, it is not something new. However, when I was reading similar articles I did not give them too much attention, I thought that freelancing was for experts.
The truth is that you can earn extra money by applying anything you have learned here. If you are looking at the bigger picture and considering freelancing as a business model, I can think some benefits also:
- You can earn money faster than most types of businesses
- It is scalable (you can raise your price, find more clients, start an agency)
- You can start for free
- You can develop your skills while you work
Some types of services you can do by using the skills you learn on Wealthy Affiliate:
- Writing (SEO writer, content writer)
- Seo consultant
- Keyword research
- On page SEO
- WordPress services
- Social media marketing services
- and more
Develop Your Mindset For Success
By the time you join Wealthy Affiliate and start building your business, I can promise you that you will start growing. Unless you have built a profitable business before, you have a lot to learn.
The good news is that Wealthy Affiliate can help you grow. At least I have grown through that process.
It is not only the technical part that a beginner misses. The right mindset can make a huge difference. When I joined here, I had doubts, low confidence about my marketing skills, was on the "try things" mode, too many distractions and more. When I developed my mindset skills and combined them with the technical skills, the results came naturally.
What mindset skills can you develop? Here are some examples:
- Add value to every action you take
- Set high goals
- Focus, remove all the distractions when you work
- A constant taking action attitude
- And the most important: Do not try things, make things happen
That is my story until today, guys. Hopefully, I will have more to share soon. One of my new goals is to start blogging here at least once a week and engaging daily. So, this post is an introduction to the next posts and a way to say thank you to all the active members of this great community.
Thanks for reading, if you have anything to add, you can leave your comments below.