Someone at WA Asked Me
Last Update: Jun 24, 2016
A fellow affiliate here at WA sent me this PM right after I followed his profile:
"Don't get me wrong miss, you fall under top 100, and i am still nowhere here. C'mon, 5073 rank is nothing in-front of you. How you will be benefited by following me?"
I've received some similar PM's here before too when I was still at 100+ rank. It's food for thought to me because at some point, I was like that. I was overwhelmed with the amazing welcome and greetings in this community that I also asked that before (to myself, though.)
While having a high rank here is just a number (I have yet to understand if there is any gains or incentives for being on top, aside from gaining more motivation), WA rank has nothing to do with one's ability to be successful.
In fact, I've seen a few members here who keep below the radar, but are very successful in their internet marketing.
So how does one benefit from following someone here, regardless of their rank?
We have different reasons. Mine is simple: to make friends. Being a newbie here can be very hard, but knowing that you are sharing the same journey, ups and downs, and the same dizzying climb up to the top, makes the experience even more awesome.
Cheers to making more friends!
Well said Pearl. Apart from the friends you also have the opportunity to play it forward by helping those who are newer than yourself to affiliate marketing, similar to to the Martial Arts, each belt should help the belts lower to their own. In this instance we have all come along a journey that continues. We should provide the guidance necessary for the those who come after us.
That's right :) I appreciate the moments when new members send me a PM to ask for advice or help, because I get to share what I learn here from others who did the same for me.
Rank on WA is a reflection of your activity inside WA: leave comments, writing blogs, connecting, make training, etc.
Only the top 25 (Ambassadors) that will have some benefits. You can check about the program here: Be an Ambassador at WA in 2016!
I saw that one, and it's really nice to have those incentives. Although I'd like to get there someday soon not because that's the only goal, but because it's a bonus for being active in order to be successful. Like sprinkles on top of ice cream.
Absolutely - I think there is a lot of confusion when signing up about rank. When I first signed up, I presumed the top 20 would all be making full time incomes without a doubt...then gradually realised, it has nothing to do with that! It doesn't have much to do about knowledge either. Maybe rank should be better explained to people signing up somewhere, I'm not sure! :)
It is expalined in posts by Kyle, but I guess the excitement by members who just signed up was too much that the explanation for the rank was being left out. Ambassadorship is a different thing I think, I don't really know, but getting on top shouldn't be the only goal you are after.
Pearl, 100% correct!
Rank is wonderful, but it takes a block of time away from other things.....
When I analyze myself truthfully, I'm guessing that my own priorities will start to shift.....
Nice to make the great experience, and I will never give up wanting to help, but one day soon I will have to re-plan my limited time, to achieve my original goals...................:-)))))))
It's sort of addicting at first to spend time here, but as time goes by priorities come to place and we just have to adjust :)
Rank here has nothing to do with knowledge or internet success, it has merely to do with activity on this forum, with writing blogs and attending the live chat.
I have seen people climbing rank here by placing under every question the answer:"I like to know that too, or I don't know the answer, I hope someone else can help you". "I see I am too late, you have your answer already". Or just repeat a given answer. People who are "pretending to read" every blog, and reacting to it. All just for the rank.
I agree Loes, have seen this too. I try to comment when I have learnt something no matter how small, or when I see a comment like this which provides a mindset opinion.
It's a nice way to thank the active members of WA by giving them a number, just like in kindergartenwhen you get nice star stamps for being active. But somehow it has become a competition of sorts to other members.
This is a very legit point of discussion and you've got one good reason to connect with any member here @ WA. Yet another reason for me is networking ~you never know where people can lead you and you can always learn something from other people's experiences. Who we are is not determined by the number attached to our profiles nor the number of followers we have in our network. We can never underestimate anyone becoming a member here @ WA.
That's a good point too, and you're right people can definitely lead you to things and places that might be of use to you but have never thought of before.
Nice post Peral. I too have been inspired by all the people I have met here. Without such a warm welcome I may have left in the beginning as this is very new to me. Instead I have made friends, learned from experienced marketers and newbies like me. We all have something to share. Thank you for sharing
Well said Peral, this whole Internet song and dance is about networking and creating a following to do that it is about adding value. We are in a unique situation here at WA, the whole platform has taken on a life of its own, it is a growing living thing, if you asked Kyle or Carson if they would have thought that it would have grown and developed the way it has, " not in their wildest dreams " we get to share in all this, awesome. Share the WA way it is very cool on all levels.
That's a really great way to put it, that it has taken a life of its own. We deifinitely are a unique community.
You hit the head right on the nail, rank is just a number, it does not mean you are raking in the money or successful in the business. Some use rank for motivation, recognition, or like you, to make friends. Whatever the case may be, we are all here to learn and apply this knowledge to our unique circumstances and hope that others will share their journey to make ours a more fluid one.
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The information available here can be somewhat overwhelming. The internet itself can be quite intimidating. For one venturing into this arena could assume it a daunting task not sure if willing to take on the challenge.
We here are to create a comfort zone, as well as a support network for ones that want to do this kind of work.
That's what WA provided to me when I first joined, therefore I will return and pay it forward as a thanks for what I have received.
Ot is quite a comfort zone indeed, which is why I like this community :)