From Surveys to Content Writing to Blogging

Last Update: January 02, 2013

It All Started...

About two and a half months ago, I decided to surf the internet for online income opportunities. It only took an hour or so to find a multitude of sites where I could get paid to take surveys. A day later I had signed up for two or three of those sites and inadvertently through some completed tasks on one of those sites, I was inundated with tons of other survey sites, sweepstake sites and pure junk.

Wasted Day and Wasted Time…

For two or three weeks I wasted hour upon hour each and every day trying to get to the minimal point of payout. Eventually I came across a few opportunities that were the typical “Get Paid To” (GPT) sites and wasted more precious time on a daily basis. Ultimately I wound up at a couple of sites where I got paid to write content for forums and blogs.

Hoops, Warnings and Criticism…

Again many, many hours of frustration were spent each and every day, jumping through hoops, receiving warnings after warnings without specific, constructive criticism or instruction from anyone. One good thing that did come out of it though was a new found desire to write. Filling in for someone else’s blog comments or forum posts was truly enjoyable and at times very interesting, but one night I clicked on a blog ad on the side of one of the forums and an hour later I found a site called Wealthy Affiliate.

First Blog at W.A…

So, with all of that said, I am now the one writing the blog and am no longer bound to two or three sentences. I’m no longer bound by vague descriptions and instructions written with clarity like mud. But I am now surrounded by a community that will give me as much clear cut and precise instructions, support and education as I can handle. Were the past two and a half months a waste? Not at all; I’ve done the time and now, here at Wealthy Affiliate, it is indeed a brand new year, a brand new page in my life, and I like it!

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dreadless19 Premium
Hear hear Double Tap

I too was wasting time filling in time consuming and not- being- paid-for much surveys for weeks before my husband and I stumbled upon WA and not looked back since! ....all the very best to you in your new venture!
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DoubleTap Premium
Thanks again Teresa, the best to you also... it sure is a learning curve!
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Wow DoubleTap!
Happy New Year 2013 to you. Indeed becoming part of WA community is the best, precious life time gift to any online newbies including me. Exploring the web for the so-called online "shiny objects" could caused us a fortune. Here we go DoubleTap - Together We Learn and Succeed!
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DoubleTap Premium
Don't stop now partner, I'm right behind ya'!!!
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WVLadyRebel Premium
Oh, I forgot to mention earlier in my other post, I love the dog! Nice profile pic!
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DoubleTap Premium
Thank you... Hope your New Year is a great as well and yes that's my Kaylee girl. She does love that stream fishing in the Sierras! As soon as the education here at WA kicks in, I hope to do a lot more of it with her.
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WVLadyRebel Premium
Yes, it is part of the learning curve, and you see how easy it is for someone to show you a shiny object and you will grab it like a baby with a pretty Christmas ornament or toy! I need to be watchful of the shiny object distractionss!

So glad you found WA and wishing you the very best in 2013! Welcome to our community!
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art tech Premium
We have all done this at some time in our IM career and its part of the learning curve.
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DoubleTap Premium
Yep, sometimes that 'ol curve is pretty tough negotiating!!!
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