Is Wealthy Affiliate Your Stepping Stone or Your Lifeline?

Last Update: July 14, 2021

I love exploring rivers and traversing through watercourses. Many times, I have found myself caught on one side of a watercourse trying to figure out how to get across.

The most effective way to navigate is to try to find rocks that are large enough to step on or firm enough to hold on to. But these can also be problematic at times as they may be covered in slippery moss.

You already know what the result is if you try to grab on to those so no need for me to expand here.

If you fall into the river and the currents are trying to pull or push you into danger, a rock could also be a much-needed lifeline.

Holding on or jumping along depends on what your need and end goal are.

Wealthy Affiliate Was My Lifeline

When I came to Wealthy Affiliate (WA), I was apprehensive, afraid and hanging on tightly.

It was my lifeline.

I had spent years trying to navigate the rivers of the internet and kept getting caught in all kinds of currents. I was struggling to make sense of it all and find my way.

Knowing what to hold on to, who to believe, what was even real was weighing me down and I felt as though I was drowning.

From where I was positioned, I could see the horizon and it looked as though I could get there. But, every time I tried to reach out, I kept getting disappointed.

Then, that fateful Sunday evening, I caught onto WA and soon I was pulled to safety.

That is what WA became for me. A safe place of discovery, learning, growth, sharing and of course, a place to earn.

Wealthy Affiliate Is Now My Stepping Stone

You do not hold on to a lifeline forever, do you?

At some point, you have to let go and be on your way, allowing others to have the opportunity to find their strength as well.

That is what strength and growth allow you to do and become: Safe and strong enough to help others by pulling them up.

Now that you stand on the high embankment, you can guide others across by pointing out the stepping stones and you can also better see the stepping stones that you need to take to continue on your journey.

For me, that is what WA has now become.

Don't Fight The Current

There was a lot of buzz yesterday following Kyle's post about the official posting rules at Wealthy Affiliate.

In a community of over 2 million, it is necessary.

As someone who is now running along the stones towards her rainbow, fighting with the currents may well deplete both time and energy. Careful choices must be made.

Please, do not think that I am being disrespectful or uncaring. Far from it and quite the opposite.

As important as our community is to me, its PURPOSE is to get me where I am going faster and stronger, much like stepping stones.

And that purpose is SHARED, with over 2 million others. It cannot cater to all of my needs and wants and I do not expect it to.

There must be guidelines for its use and I must be mindful of that as I adjust my hold and move along.

Travel safely.


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Christorv Premium Plus
Great stepping stone, Cassi. The greatest asset to me- the community, especially as I am mostly into lead generation. So many coaches here that dont cost an arm and a leg- that alone and site support if premium or plus- is why this place keeps me

I havent earned a penny but have paved the way to the greater of pennies- the green paper monster, To Success 😊🤞
CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Chris, continue to be committed and persistent.

Success will follow you.

Thank you for sharing.
Brongsugah Premium
Very well said. Appreciate the candor and honesty of this post. I do believe it's much the same for most of us and we should acknowledge that. Looking ahead at what dreams may come, WA is indeed the means by which to get there. Thanks for the great read! Cheers!

CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Thank you, Maria.

We all have the same opportunities available to us.
It is what we do with them that matters most.

miloncashgal Premium
Excellent post and I agree. I've learned more here than from any other before. I need to focus more time, but I hard n heavy at first. Back on my game, the internet connection has screwed up so much last 3 months. Cost me time n progress. I still move on.
CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Lisa, focus on where you are going and what you have, not what you have lost.

There will always be ups and downs.
We have to learn to ride the waves.

Thank you for sharing.
IamTracy Premium
A great analogy and metaphor Cassi. Thank you for sharing your encouraging and supportive message.
WA has certainly been a safe place and anchor for me in stormy times and the beacon of the learning and community has guided me to new places - so grateful for the whole journey.
All the best to you on your onwards journey.

CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Tracy, I truly enjoy being in WA.

I continue to meet and work with some amazing people - all over the world - like you. 🙂
What could be better than that?

Thank you for sharing.

Claudiojuan Premium
In Wealthy Affiliate I have found wonderful people starting with its creators and also in its members. I have always paid in term and received commissions in term. WA is a platform that we can use to make money if that is our goal. As everything in life being a huge community we have people for all tastes. At least for me nothing to worry about.
Thanks Cassi!
CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
This is the essence of it all, Claudio:

"As everything in life being a huge community we have people for all tastes. "

Thank you for sharing.