What is the definition of an Ambassador?

Last Update: August 21, 2019

Hi everyone

Lately I have been pondering over what it means to be an Ambassador in WA.

When I hear the word Ambassador, immediately I think of a:

A Role Model.
A person who has achieved big things, not only for themselves but often for their country.
Someone you would admire, and want to be like.


This is the definition from the Collins Dictionary


On reading this definition, I thought about how that fits into WA.

How I saw it was, WA is the foreign country and we all represent our ourselves.

However this definition made me think, is Ambassador the right title for what WA is trying to achieve with the Ambassador system.

Time to research in WA

What is the Ambassador system in WA?

I found these two articles, which were really helpful, but got me thinking even more.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/the-benefits-of-being-an-ambassador

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/blog/be-an-ambassador-at-wa-in-2015

These are the categories that are used by WA to determine your rank.

  1. Helper - How much you help and how timely it is within the community
  2. Creator - Do you blog, do you create discussions, do you create training
  3. Activity - How active are you within the community, do you leave comments, do you interact with new members
  4. Overall Member Rank - Based on a combination of the above

I was assuming you will have high numbers in all these categories if you were ranked an Ambassador in the top 25.

The strange thing is, this does not seem the case when you take a look at this.

Look at the Stats of some of the top 25 (Above)

and Then look at some of the Stats of the top 100 (Below)


So you can see the huge difference, which really confuses me as I would have thought the stats would be the other way around.

So HOW does this Ambassador System REALLY work?

Don't get me Wrong

People have worked hard to become Ambassadors and I commend them for that, I am in no way saying they don't deserve to be where they are.

They are amazing helpful people (especially VickiC3), Mum has been my biggest help of all.

Becoming an Ambassador in WA

I do like the way WA does the rankings.

I do like the categories they use.

I love the philosophy of paying it forward.

I do however, have two things I think should be added to the categories as a MUST HAVE to gain rank as an Ambassador, and they are:

To have completed The Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) training (all 50 lessons).

To have used Site Comments and Site Feedback (and put a percentage on it).

Back to my Definition

My definition included Role Model, and that's exactly what I think an Ambassador should be.

I was actually pretty shocked to find that in the Top 25, there 7 people that have not completed The Online Entrepreneur Certification!

Another Shock

The other day I saw an Ambassador that has never used SiteFeedback!

I know none of the categories for being an Ambassador require you to use Site Feedback but it was just a little surprising.

What do you think?

I am really looking forward to hearing what your definition of an Ambassador is.

I also know some of you will enlighten me on this topic, which will be a great help.

I hope you are all well and happy in your journey.

Daisy


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Aussiemuso Premium
Very interesting.
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OrgainITGuy Premium
120% plus right behind you Daisy. And I agree and have felt the same way for some time. It would be nice to think this post gets the fire it deserves.
Truth is for all we know it's all ready work in progress as Kyle and Carson do listen and continually make this place the best ever.

An Ambassador is a Proven Leader like your Mum. We are so blessed with....

Love your Realism G.
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DaisyK78 Premium
Thanks G
Yes I'm also wondering if there is some work in progress after seeing the credits offered for using site feedback.
Watch this space lol
Daisy
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OrgainITGuy Premium
I've got me hawke eyes on you. Lol.

That's another thing. I feel we should pass a criteria to qualify for that platform too.
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Swangirl Premium
Many members and Ambassadors help others by reviewing their sites but don't necessarily use the Site Feedback platform. Many members also leave comments on sites without using the Site Comments platform.

I have left hundreds of comments for other members through Site Comments and have a 100% approval rating. I have helped others with their sites more times than I can count. I just left feedback on Site Feedback for the first time and put my site up for feedback but have not received any.

Every Ambassador doesn't do it all and create training, use chat, use Site Comments, Site Feedback, Site Content, Jaaxy, have a great website, have finished all the training (remember there are two tracks of training), have a successful business making money, help new members, answer questions etc. etc. etc. Some Ambassadors here are amazing at creating training, some use Site Comments all the time, some use Site Feedback, others welcome new members and help them out. We all do something whether you see it on display or not.

I agree that creating unrelated posts alone should not be enough to be an Ambassador.

Jessica
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Feochadan Premium
However, should not an “Ambassador” have at least completed the basic training? To me, this really cuts to the heart of the matter.
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DaisyK78 Premium
Thanks Jessica.
It's so good to get some insight.
Really appreciate it
Daisy
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Swangirl Premium
I can understand how you feel. I will leave the specifics of the Ambassadorship ranking algorithm to Kyle and Carson though.
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Swangirl Premium
No problem. It was Vicki's new site I left feedback on yesterday! I didn't know she is your Mom. She is great!!

This is a topic that has swirled around WA on a regular basis over the years. It flames up and then dies down again. I think improvements have already been made in the last few years to the ranking system however.
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Palatia Premium
I have to agree that people (or Ambassadors) are not good at everything but if someone shares a great deal of the things they are blessed with, then that's good enough. They also probably strive to do other things, but their gifts fall in other categories. My 2 cents.
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Vickic3 Premium
you are Jessica :) Did you get my PM?
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DaisyK78 Premium
Thanks for your 2 cents, much appreciated
Daisy
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DaisyK78 Premium
I am sure it has been a hot topic at times.
Not too sure if ranking is the way to go but it is what it is.
Cheers
Daisy
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, I did but I was busy at work and didn't have time to get back to you. I have to get to bed now for work in the morning but I didn't forget about you!
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Vickic3 Premium
Thanks Jessica :)
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JKulk1 Premium
Hi Daisy. I understand what you're saying. Personally I believe more emphasis should be placed on Training.if it were I would probably no longer be an ambassador. However I know I meet all three of the other credentials. Jim
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DaisyK78 Premium
Thanks for your comment Jim, much appreciated.
Daisy
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Feochadan Premium
I completely agree with you. The barest minimum requirement should be to have completed the Online Entrepreneurial Training and to have actually helped others in at least site feedback. I guess putting out constant fluff blogs on WA gets you higher rankings. To me, this is a highly flawed system that needs to be addressed by Kyle.
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DaisyK78 Premium
Thank you for that.
It is looking very flawed to me also.
Great to have your input.
Daisy
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JKulk1 Premium
In actual fact you can rank badly in creating but this be in the top 25. Jim
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