Personal purposeful passions
PURSUING PURPOSEFUL PASSIONS
About six months ago, while assessing the circumstances of my retirement from pastoral ministry, I found myself needing and wanting to find a way to utilize my time in way that would continue to have a potentially positive effect in our society that is beset with so many negative influences.
It has been encouraging to have occasional opportunities to speak for special church occasions such as homecomings, supplying for the pastor who needs to be away from his church, etc. However, these are few and far between, and while I appreciate and enjoy these opportunities to share, I began to prayerfully look for ways to extend my ministry. I decided, as they say, to think outside the box, and do something extracurricular with my many years of learning and experience. I have been impressed that I should share in writing some the thoughts and insights with which I have been blessed. Regretfully, I never developed a journalist habit, but I still have my faculties and pretty good recall. Therefore, I have set about to do this.
I began by writing an autobiographical book about my life and, particularly my spiritual journey. My second project (still in progress) is a book of meditations based on the Bible Book of Hebrews. It is currently being edited and will hopefully be finished very soon.
In the meantime, I discovered Wealthy Affiliate, an online program offering expert training in affiliate marketing, a business model by which an affiliate earns a commission for marketing another person's or company's products. Here a person can sign up for free to create a free website to market products of their own choosing and look at the training offered to effectively and successfully achieve this.
The process involves choosing a product one is interested in and passionate about, publishing product reviews and blogs, establishing the marketer’s brand and authority concerning the product(s) he or she is marketing, and creating links between the merchant and his or her website. When an inquiring customer clicks on that link and purchases the product, the affiliate marketer receives a commission for their help in making the sale.
The training offered by Wealthy Affiliate is second to none in the affiliate marketing business featuring written and video instructions from those who are themselves successful in the business, as well as a community of approximately two million participating members who are available for supporting one another.
I have been pursuing purposeful passions for the past several months and find that it is indeed effectual. I have every confidence that, with patience and commitment, I can become a successful affiliate marketer as I follow this training.
Check out my website at timelessbiblebasics.com. Let me know what you think. I will appreciate it very much. Just be aware that it is still a work in progress.
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