How WA Can Make You Up To $100K Without Your Site!

Last Update: December 21, 2018

So as many of you may know you can earn some great money running your own website promoting trusted affiliate products. Wealthy Affiliate obviously provides all the great training and tools to do so. I've had a bit of success doing exactly what WA trains us to do:

However I've come to realize that not everyone is cut out to be a business owner. In some cases people just need to come up with income while they are building their businesses. And there may be other reasons why the whole business for yourself route is not feasible at the moment. Either way, it doesn't really matter. A lot of us come into Wealthy Affiliate with a one track mind not realizing the peripheral opportunities that WA provides you. So I've decided to help you see some other multiple streams of income you can gain with your WA skills.

You Have The Skills To Pay The Bills!

When you join Wealthy Affiliate and complete the training, you become equipped with some of the most sought after skills that companies are willing to pay up to $100,000 per year for depending on your location and skill set. Let's go through some of these skills you have or will learn.

SEO

This is basically learning how to make a website friendly to Google and other search engines so that they send it FREE traffic. Obviously as affiliate marketers this is great for our own blogs. But every company wants to get more free traffic to their site. After all it usually leads to more money for them if you can get targeted traffic. As a result of this fact, companies will usually will hire their own in house SEO people or outsource it to an SEO agency.

Fortunately for me, I've leveraged the SEO skills I learned here at WA to do both. I've had SEO jobs with major fortune 100 companies that pay me over $100,000 per year. And I've also provided SEO consulting where I charged over $100 per hour for my SEO advice.

Although I make a full time income with my blog, I'm a bit greedy and love multiple streams of income. So to this day I still make money working with major companies managing their SEO. I get to work from home part of the time and I have a team of SEO people under me. I earn about 6 figures with this role. And I have my blogs that make me a bit more than that. So you do the math. Clearly your SEO skills can be leveraged to get yourself a high paying job while you build your business. Check out some SEO salaries here.


Freelance Writing

If you haven't already noticed, all websites have content on them. Google can't find websites without it. And guess what? Companies need people like you and I to write the content. But nowadays they prefer hiring people that understand SEO to write their pages. This wasn't always the case. Back in the day the requirement would have been a 4-year degree in Journalism or English. But now you will find many websites and companies that are more focused on writers that have SEO and marketing skills. That's a huge benefit for you. It means there are far more writing opportunities that are available to regular folks like you and I. Companies want content that can drive traffic or conversions for them. Wealthy Affiliate literally teaches you how to do both.

There are no shortage of writing jobs on freelance websites, content mills, big companies, blogs and many other places. If you're a writer that knows SEO and internet marketing, you can literally earn hundreds to thousands of dollars per month. I know firsthand because I've spent thousands of dollars every year hiring writers to write for my blog. There is always work available. And if you're good and can secure a few recurring clients or work with a company that has ongoing writing needs, the money you make can be very consistent. That said you may have to start from the bottom and work your way up to making some decent money. But unlike many other type of work at home jobs, writing gigs are available in great quantity.

And The List Goes on...

I won't go into detail about every other opportunity. But here is a short list of other jobs that you can probably secure once you've successfully completed your WA training:

Virtual Assistant

Blog Manager

Affiliate Manager

Wordpress Assistant

etc.

It's The Gift That Keeps Giving!

Ultimately the goal of this article was to give you a different perspective on how to leverage Wealthy Affiliate to make you money other ways. You are not limited to building a business for yourself. Although building your own business should always be your number 1 goal in my humble opinion. However you can leverage your WA skills to help companies with their existing business by working for them as a consultant or an employee.

So a premium membership shouldn't be viewed as a start up cost or a hosting fee for creating a website. It's none of those things. It's a personal investment in yourself just like a college education.

But the big difference here is you won't be putting yourself in thousands of dollars of debt that will take years to pay off. Your premium investment is less than $2 per day, especially if you take advantage of special offers like the Black Friday Sale offered by WA.

WA provides you with layers of ways to make money. And you get to decide how to peel and use those layers to your advantage. Hopefully this gives you food for thought. Yeah I'm on a "roll" with the food puns. lol

No, but seriously, I hope this has article has given you a few ways to look at how WA can help you make money. It may be a useful reference to share with people who may need another way to leverage their WA skills while they get their own business up and running.

Well that's enough yip yapping from me. If you liked the article, feel free to chime in below and share it with others. Thanks for reading!

Eddy with a y

Notice the spelling. And if you forget, reference how it's spelled right near my picture. You can do it! lol

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midhunvm Premium
Great article Eddy! is going through OEC training enough
to do SEO for local companies or do we have to specifically
go through local training here in WA?

It will be really helpful if you can list out the local seo trainings
you have used here to build your local SEO empire.

Thank you, Eddy :)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome.

You should still go through all of the OEC training so you understand the SEO concepts and the website elements.

Then you can go through one of jay's live classes on local SEO. If you use the search box at the top of the WA page, you can find any material around this or anything else.

That's how I found this training here: I hope this helps.
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midhunvm Premium
Very helpful! thank you Eddy :)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome.
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mystyle Premium
Hey Eddy, this is awesome and i am really grateful for this wonderful information... I have recently been looking for Craigslist jobs and Gigs but it seams like all the Jobs are in a neighboring country, the jobs in Craigslist tells me i have to be in a certain location and i am not able to see how can i get those companies which i can help with the SEO and writing.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome. Yes finding a job can be tough anywhere you are. Just gotta try to look in your location.
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kirstenerika Premium
Illuminating post. I've actually been looking at freelance writing opportunities, and wondering if you have any suggestions for reputable places to start? I looked into Writer's Work, but there's a $47 one time fee, and I'm not sure if it would be "worth it."

As for SEO, obviously with only 3 weeks' experience, I don't think I can market that as a skill yet, and am wondering how long you need to learn SEO before offering it as a service? Also, which live trainings would you recommend most for learning SEO?

Thanks again!
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EddySalomon Premium
You have a lot of questions. lol

1. Read this post to find writing companies to consider:
https://www.workathomenoscams.com/2018/03/24/the-best-freelance-online-writing-jobs/

2. Your 3 weeks of experience is better than none. If you understand how to do keyword research and incorporate it into writing than you can probably market yourself as a writer with SEO skills.

And if you follow what Jay laid out here: You can confidentally replicate this process on articles you write for others. I hope this helps.
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kirstenerika Premium
thanks! I know, for better or worse, I am a very inquisitive person lol. Will check all those resources out. Super helpful, as always.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - I am a freelance web writer and proofreader, here in the UK. If you are hoping to market your services as a blog post writer, its a notoriously difficult world to break into. If however, you can turn your hand to any kind of writing ie product descriptions, then you stand a better chance.

Please don't pay anything to join a site or agency, it's not necessary; all this means is that anybody will be accepted regardless of their writing skills.

Typically, when applying to a reputable agency, you will have to pass a spelling and grammar test first, using multiple choice questions within a time limit.

Having passed this test, you will then be asked to write a sample, from between 300 to 500 words. Unfortunately, you can't pre-prepare for this, as they give you the subject matter and again, it's within a time limit.

If accepted, some agencies will give you a grading, and the higher you are marked, the better paid you will be. Others automatically start you at the lowest rate, and you have the opportunity to move up, as clients will be asked to offer feedback on your work.

Some people might disagree with joining agencies, and refer to them as "content mills", but I believe it's the right place to start as a beginner. You can learn valuable skills and you have the option to choose which jobs you wish to do, from a daily job board.

I personally recommend BoostContent, Constant Content, Great Content and Textbroker.

I hope this helps, Diane
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EddySalomon Premium
Good advice. I have covered some of these content mills in the article I listed in my comment above.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Kirsten.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - I tried to read your article but it says server ip address cannot be found. Cheers, Diane
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EddySalomon Premium
Not sure what to say Diane. The article is loading up fine for me. You may want to try a different browser, device or internet connection.
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kirstenerika Premium
Thanks! I appreciate your thorough and insightful comment. I will look into those "content mills" :)
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Eddy

WOW, valuable things that you have shared here. It is so easy to focus only on building websites, that we so easily forget about all the other skills that we have learned in the process.

Thank you for opening our eyes to the opportunities around us! ;-)

Wishing you much success!
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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EddySalomon Premium
You’re welcome.
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dragonfly10 Premium
This is amazing I was vaguely aware these jobs were out there, but never knew how available they were. Thank you for pointing these out. When I finish my training, I will take a more serious look at these jobs. I have tagged this page. thank you for the time and effort you put into this training
Sandy
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Sandra. Your skills here are definitely in demand for various types of positions. And you're more likely to land a job if they see you applying your skills successfully to your own site. So that should still be your top priority. But now you know all the doors that are open to you.
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ncboii34 Premium
Good stuff bro, with me being only 23yrs old and realizing my passion for the internet, and nache for writing, I honestly believe my future is bright for me and mines..so this is very inspiring to here, I want you to stay blessed up! 🙏✊
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EddySalomon Premium
It definitely is. Keep at it. You have everything you need here. 👍🏿
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TheAdvisor Premium
Your blog post is fire!

That was actually some pretty amazing information that you had given us, and I thank you so much for it!

That's perhaps one of the neatest, very thorough, post about other job opportunities that we can consider taking after at least gotten to some good progress with our websites.

This, makes me look forward to a brighter future for all of us who will remain persistent in our business endeavors!

Sky's not the limit!

Jose
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Jose. I love how this post got you all excited about the future.
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Cynthia1423 Premium
Hello Eddy,
Thanks for this article it is true about leveraging your WA SEO skills to go after job opportunities, WA is a great platform to start your own business or get some training to go and work for those fortune 500 companies. Well you help me see the other side to being here at WA, not only am I learning to start my own online business, but I can go and help other companies on the side with theirs great idea.
Cynthia,
Cheers!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Cynthia. Yes WA training opens up so many doors that people don't realize. So hopefully now they do!
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GailLowe Premium
Hi Eddy.
I can certainly vouch for what you are saying. Through being a member of WA, being a member and interacting with members here, I managed to land a £1000 job as a freelance writer through my presence on Fiverr. I was totally gobsmacked but I love the magazine I now write for and I can do it in my own time at home, which is perfect for me. The only slight drawback is that it has left me with less time to work on my WA sites and less time to interact here, but the extra money has been very welcome!
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Gail. You're a perfect example of what I mean! Thanks for validating the point I was making here.
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Calh60 Premium
Hi Eddy with a y. This is a really well-written article containing some great advice. I went yearly premium today taking advantage of the Black Friday sale. There is absolutely no college tuition anywhere in the world that cost $299. I talked about how paying yearly today motivated me in this post: Thanks again and keep on going.
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EddySalomon Premium
Exactly Calvin! College is great for certain industry and experiences. But you're usually left with massive debt. And the salary you earn doesn't always make it worth it. That can be said for investing in a premium membership here at WA especially at the BF prices.
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AllenWill Premium
So true!
Using the SEO and doing reviews skills learned here at WA have been a huge part of my success with my Youtube channel related to my blog. Which is the primary reason why I'm rarely chatting here at WA...LOL

The only limitations I experience are those I impose on myself.. Time to scale it up.

WA is truly awesome!
And so are you Eddy!

Thank you!
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EddySalomon Premium
That's great Allen. And I'd much rather that most people were spending more time on their business than socialzing here on WA. Lol Some people seem to think more of their time should be doing that than running their business. So applaud you.
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AllenWill Premium
Thanks for that encouragement. :)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome.
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KayOSmith Premium
Thank you for sharing these thoughts. I was focusing only on building the website for the first few months and then I started learning that there really are other ways of earning money from the things we learn here. Thank you for sharing more of those ways. I'm planning on learning everything I can from here so it will be beneficial to me and my family for me to stay home and work :)
Thank you again :)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Kelly'o. I'm happy you had already seen the great potential of the skills you were learning here and how to leverage it in other ways.
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boomergp08 Premium
I totally agree with you Eddy and I do the same things as you have outlined here. The only difference is in regards to doing SEO for companies.

I have approached smaller local companies. Whereas many major companies tend to hire in-house SEO personnel, smaller companies seem to embrace freelancers more.

EVERYONE with a website for their company large or small needs SEO work. Approaching local businesses with websites is a great way to start before moving up to the big guys.
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EddySalomon Premium
Agreed. I have done both. It works well either way. Thanks for reaffirming the concept with your own experience.
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure Eddy. And seeing how you are making bigger bucks doing SEO for major companies, remember me when you have extra space in your Yankee Stadium luxury box. lol
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EddySalomon Premium
Lol
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Kanusweb Premium
Avenues of Income to add to the list.
I came here as a place to publish some of my writings, and photos, but keep running into roadblocks and major life issues. But I keep plugging away and hopefully one of these days I will start to see some dollars rolling in. Till then I will keep following the program and pray it all works out.
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EddySalomon Premium
It will work out for you if you don’t give up and keep consistent.
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Den2K Premium
WOW! What an eye opener! Thanks for such valuable information, Eddy with a y ;)
You are exactly right, it is not only through building our own websites that we could earn, but also with other information and trainings that we get from WA. Amazing input here.
These ideas will help make 2019 a good start.

Cheers to success!

Denise
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EddySalomon Premium
I am glad it gave you new ideas for 2019.
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Grizzly114 Premium
Thanks Eddy
This post is a real eye opener in terms of helping people realize that what they are learning is so valuable. This has encouraged me to finish the training that is provided and I now realize that I can be creative in how to make streams of income.

Leroy
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EddySalomon Premium
That is great go to hear.
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StunningBell Premium
Excellent post, thanks for reminding us about the skills we acquire here at Wealthy Affiliate. We are truly blessed to be part of this training platform.

When I also realized how much one could earn as a Social Media Manager, I must admit that I've been paying very close attention to how I run all my social media accounts, and since then, the majority of my traffic has been coming from there. Not much yet, but far greater than the one that comes from Google. And this is only the beginning.

Not only will it be beneficial for my website, but I will also be able to increase my sources of income as well.

There are tons of other jobs one could really apply for using only the training here, the opportunities are endless, and I become so excited each time I discover a new job which fits the credentials I already have thanks to Wealthy Affiliate.

OMG the resources available here are just awesome.

Excellent post, thanks for sharing.
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EddySalomon Premium
Indeed Stunning!
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accad Premium
The title of this post easily caught my attention because what I read outside WA is similar to it.

I thought a scammer has entered here and now works on deception of WA community. However, the clarifications came through the article itself. The $100K is earned in one year and with all the ways how it is earned. Besides, the writer shared his experience and that makes it authentic.

Yes, the reference of this article are those who are seasoned marketers, writers and are becoming experts in the online business, like the writer.

I now see even without a website you can earn that.
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EddySalomon Premium
Your comment sounds like you’re participating in site feedback. Lol but I’m glad you enjoyed it. Just remember blogs here on WA are usually just sharing information and different from the site feedback or comment area that I’m assuming you thought this was. ;-)
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accad Premium
Anything goes here, LOL. That's what I feel and i have to say it. I might not have another opportunity. But I really doubt if some can really earn without a website with that huge amount of money. Why? A freelance writing is a hard work. You will only be paid with $20 for an hour of work. Maybe a good writer can have an article within 2 to 3 hours, so for the whole day he can have 3 articles.

Maybe it's easier to earn by doing SEO.
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EddySalomon Premium
Like I said above Jimmy, WA teaches many skill sets. SEO pays me 100k. People also make hundreds of dollars creating websites. Some people do it all. So stop placing limitations on yourself. Freelance writing was one example. ANd even with that one, I know writers I have hired that make thousands of dollars with me per year because I provide them consistent work because of my blog. And their tons of other blogs that need writing. There are other venues that need writers. So it can pay handsomely for the right people who levearge it properly.

But like I said there are many skills taught here that can be leveraged in other ways to make money. It's all falls on you.
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accad Premium
My belief is being strengthened because I am talking directly to the person who experienced it.
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EddySalomon Premium
Well continue to believe what you want. There are literally several comments on this blog that reaffirm what I have argued. Everyone will have different experiences. I can only speak to mine. Good luck to you either way.
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accad Premium
I hope I can follow where you are and enjoy life with income coming the day I'll retire.
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TCChandler Premium
Great to offer a new perspective. WA has definitely taught the underlying functionality of how SEO and content creation works, something which is "taught" at universities!

Thanks for sharing with the WA community!
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EddySalomon Premium
You’re welcome.
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Vickic3 Premium
Hey Eddy with a Y - what a fabulous post- This is my favourite for the week, thank you and I was considering speaking to local businesses to offer help and then you post this so its meant to ber and I will get to work on this next week
Thank you so much as it opens my mind to so much potential as I learn more and more
your rock Eddy with a y
Vicki
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EddySalomon Premium
That's great to hear Vicki! I've had success with local businesses. If you frequent the business they're a lot more open to hearing what you can do for them. I've secured website design work this way and made several hundred dollars.

Here's a tip, look at their website to see if it's mobile friendly or if there are other areas of improvements like SEO that you can offer. As wa members we have a better eye for how to improve websites now. So definitely use it to help other businesses you may use regularly.
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Vickic3 Premium
Thank you, Eddy, with a y, I sure will do this :)
you are so helpful, thank you so much
Vicki
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EddySalomon Premium
You're very welcome Vicki
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mechidor Premium
Yes, I agree with you, there are so many other ways to make money:)

Thank you for this great post!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Daniella!
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MikaelM Premium
I completely agree - the skills I have learned here has given me the chance to get some great freelance jobs.
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks for reaffirming that message Mikael!
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JudithLynn Premium
That Monkey Picture had me at Hello <3 :)
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EddySalomon Premium
lmao. That was the goal Judith! lol
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JudithLynn Premium
What an honor to talk to you, Your an idol!
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EddySalomon Premium
I don't know about all that. lol But I'm happy to inspire.
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JudithLynn Premium
Too kind! :)
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DerrAd Premium
That's a well-written post full of wisdom. I now see from different perspectives on how to harness all the goodies in WA to its full capacity. Thanks, Eddy.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Derrick! That was my goal with this post! I'm glad it resonated with you.
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marchanna Premium
great post offering ideas on how to make money with the skills we can gain here -- without -- owning a website. Although I would think the expertise of actually building a website or two could only help enhance the resume... cheers! Marc
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EddySalomon Premium
Agreed Marc. The fact that I actually already had sites that ranked well validated that I knew SEO so even if you're not making money with your website yet, but have them ranking is a good way to prove to others your skill set. And this could lead to a job or freelance opportunity.
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you Eddy, a great blog post. I find it amazing what can be achieved through the Wealthy Affiliate training, I believe that in many cases it is much better than a university education, especially those from the UK as you don't need to be very intelligent to go to university! Please don't get me wrong, we still have some great universities in the UK, but they are not all good!

Have a fantastic day Eddy.

Roy
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Roy! I agree about all the amazing things you can get out of WA. It always annoys me when some people just assume that WA is overpriced place to create a website and host it. They belitte all the other huge benefits provided here.
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Roybretton Premium
That was a quick reply Eddy, thank you! I hear you big time, I believe that some people just think we are playing and it's just a kind of fun hobby and an excuse to be in front of a computer screen! (I have some very close people to me, who unfortunately think this!) If people understood the power of the Internet and how excellent the training is here at Wealthy Affiliate, they would definitely think differently!

Roy
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EddySalomon Premium
I happen to be on because I'm working on some of my BF promotion. But I can relate to some of your experiences. I remember my friends would give me shit about not going out and staying up all types of hours being online. And I wasn't making a lot at first. And they were like you're not even making a lot. But then when my efforts started to lead to thousands of dollars and they saw my lifestyle changed, their attitude did as well.

It went from what are you doing, to can you show me. Or I always knew you would do big things. Yeah yeah. lol
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Roybretton Premium
That's a great comment Eddy, that's almost a blog post in itself, I guess you may have written a blog post on your story!?

I'm so pleased that your hard work paid off Eddy and that your friends can see what you are doing is working, fantastic stuff! It is always so good to hear about people's success, especially online as it takes time and effort to get to that tipping point.

Thank you for being an inspiration on Wealthy Affiliate Eddy.

Roy
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Roy.

Yeah I have a few stories in my blogs:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/eddysalomon/blog/

Feel free to read them. I'm sure you'll find them inspiring.
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you Eddy, I will take a look, it's always good to hear people's stories and I mean this in a positive way, not in a gossipy way!

Have a great weekend Eddy,

Roy
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Roy! Enjoy your weekend as well.
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alexjysmith Premium
Dude, really well said. SEO is a priceless skill I think. Master that and you will always have work.

AJ
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EddySalomon Premium
Exactly Alex. I don't really think many of the members really understand how valuable that skill is the type of demand it has in the work place and just online.
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YvetteC2 Premium
Awesome information. You are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Yvette
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Yvette!
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