Happy Anniversary! The best is yet to come.

Last Update: Nov 7, 2021

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I received my one-year dedication badge earlier this week and when it popped up on my screen, I was in disbelief that an entire year had already gone by since I signed on to Wealthy Affiliate.

So much has happened since I first heard about WA. Thanks to my mentor Hugh for the introduction and the encouragement to get on board. I knew absolutely zero about affiliate marketing before this.

The one thing I did know was that I wanted more.

More than my day job.

More ways to use the talent and skills that I had honed over the years.

More income to supplement my salary.

More ideas to provide a product/service that would not become another 'job' but something I would enjoy while serving others.

Through Wealthy Affiliate I have learned WordPress. Who knew? I certainly never envisioned learning to build my own website from scratch. Let's not even talk about all the affiliate marketing jargon: SEO, Google Analytics, plug-ins, dashboard, e-commerce, MMO.......the list is neverending.

Finding my niche - that in itself was a journey, but one that I do not regret as it has fulfilled two goals: allows me to use my skills and provides a service to clients who need it.

During this past year, I have also written close to 90,000 words between my WA blog posts, my website blogs posts and the content that I have written for clients through my business. If you'd asked me a year ago if I would or could write as much as that, I would have probably laughed incredulously.

I've had a few posts indexed, experienced peaks and valleys in my WA ranking as I prioritised my business over keeping up with WA comments and posts. I've virtually met some truly amazing and inspiring people in the WA community who are as diverse as the countries from which WA members originate.

So WA...Thanks for the one-year dedication badge. It continues to be a work in progress and I'm trusting the next year to be a step-up and a move forward to even greater things as my business dreams take flight.

Cheers to Life!

Maria

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Hi Maria,

Kudos to you on your one year WAnniversary. That’s awesome- sounds like you learned a lot over the past year.

You’ve accomplished a lot- who knows what will come next for you in year two.

Thanks for sharing with us. All the best in the next year ahead- to our success!

Regards,

Eric

Thank you so much for your good wishes Eric! It certainly has been quite an experience and one that continues to evolve...and as you so rightly said, "to our success!".

Cheers
Maria

Hey Maria! Many congratulations on celebrating your first year anniversary here with us!

Time certainly flies when you are having fun!

Very well done on all that you have achieved so far my friend, this is only the beginning though, and you are destined for great things in the future my friend!

Cheers!:-)

I receive your good wishes graciously my friend, and thank you for always offering a kind word and encouragement. This WA community has a lot of really fine people who provide selfless support. Looking forward to even greater things in the future. Cheers!

Maria

Oh yes! Congrats on your first year! I just had mine two weeks ago and I love being here.

Thanks a lot Rebekah and congratulations on your own milestone as well. Wishing you continued success! Cheers!

Maria

Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary here is to many more :-)

Thanks a lot Lisa. Much appreciated. Looking forward to many more!

Maria

You are very welcome :-)

Congrats Maria. You made it just ahead of me - mine is next week!

Thanks a mil Jenni. Here's to congratulations in advance of your anniversary and to many more successful and fruitful years! Cheers!

Maria

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