How to treat Wealthy Affiliate as a real business!

Last Update: July 09, 2018

If you are on WA, you already have something in your hands to build on.

If you haven't gone premium, you really should jump down the fence on the positive side as soon as possible.

For everyone that has gone premium, I do not think that move was for fun. There is some success motivation behind buying the premium package.

But treating your premium package as a real business is a different side of the coin.

What does it mean to treat it as a real business?

A business is any income generating activity. That means you should be active on this platform with the aim of athically generating income.

Ethically because this platform has rules that must be respected by its members, and teaches everyone to prioritize top value and their readers in their communities.

Here are basic ideas to treat your WA subscription as a real business:

  • Upgrade to premium. WA allows you to start a prosperous business with just $19 as startup capital.
  • Set aside time: Give a considerable amount of time to WA. Focus more on the training and education. That's the only way to arm yourself against being broke.
  • Pursue success: Beside learning scrupulously, get involved in activities that are sure to boost your knowledge. Ask questions here. Welcome others and network with them. Provide help where you are able.
  • Practice what you read: As you read and acquire knowledge, put it to practice. Create your own website. Create content on it. Comment on other sites. etc.

Where is your business in the next few months?

Some folks are just hanging around here like a piece of material being blown by the soft wind. They don't have golds. They take things as they come their ways.

But here are 3 steps I propose to create a successful long term business:

1 - Set achievable goals:

There is a difference between setting high golds and setting unachievable goals. If your goals are unrealistic, you would have shattered your business from its inception.

Your goals should be high and reachable.

Think about someone just starting and aiming at $100,000 a month in the next 2 months. That's being unrealistic in this industry.

If you don't want to dabble and throw your feed in the dark, set goals.

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins

Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life. Les Brown

No doubt one of the settings options here at WA is gold setting. Have you set yours?

2 - Map out strategies to hitting your goals

It's one thing to set your golds. It's anothing to reach those golds. You can't set your goals and pack out for holidays the following day. You must design a working method that will enable you reach your goals.

What do you need to earn $500/m in the next 2 months? Are you promoting an affiliate product? How much does it pay per sale? How many sales do you need to hit that landmark?

You will discover that drawing a strategy to get to your focus requires you setting mining goals in between. These are just bridges connecting minor success that build up to the major success.

For instance, if you need 4 main sales this month to hit a certain gold of $200 by the end of the month, your mini gold should be to generate at least 1 sale a week.

The next question is: What are the things you need to do to realise your goals?

You must be able to outline them clearly

3 - Work hard towards the goal

You've set your goals. You've mapped out a strategy to reach your gold. Now, stick to the strategy. The keyword is discipline

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Jim Rohn

Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving towards your goals. LL Cool J

Don't get distraction. One of the things that kill productivity is distraction. For most of us working from home, we get so soon draw into entertainment or family matters and run out of time.

Keep away TV, social media, mobile phone, family distractions, etc.

Have you started your business?

There is a third group of people reading this article. This is made up of those who haven't created a free account here.

I highly recommend giving this platform a try. Your credit card is not required.

You can start a thriving small business online today for just $19 and that's what Wealthy Affiliate offers.

Let's talk!

Are you treating Wealthy Affiliate as a real business? What are your results so far? Kindly share with us in the comment section


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davehayes Premium
Wow, what a very enjoyable, truthful read and by the looks of it, straight from the heart.

Thanks for sharing, I agree with your sentiments.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Dave

Sometimes I am a bit of a slow learner, so you will have to fill me in on what OEC and AB mean! :-)

Tim
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davehayes Premium
OEC= Online Entrepreneurs Course
AB= Affiliate Bootcamp

My apologies.
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Kickbacked Premium
Thanks for the explanation Dave! ;-)
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enstinemuki Premium
Oh sweet. Thanks for clarifying
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Kickbacked Premium
Looks like we both learned some new terminology!

Tim
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enstinemuki Premium
hahaha we did
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davehayes Premium
Your welcome.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Enstine

Enjoyed your post! Liked the part of setting achievable goals!

Sometimes our goals, even though we have the best intentions of doing them need to be re-vamped so we can have the feeling of accomplishment!

I believe setting goals which are easy to accomplish is one of the best ways to start for people who are new here. When they become easily attainable then add a new one to the list!

What do you think?

Tim
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enstinemuki Premium
Hey Tim,
You are right.
I saw someone (starter) here aiming at $1 million in the next 1 month. How realistic is that? Looks like a joke , really ;)
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Kickbacked Premium
Yes, setting realistic goals is what is important, not the pie in the sky type!

Have a great week my friend!

Tim
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davehayes Premium
Tim, absolutely your comments are spot on and following the OEC and AB here at WA, all can be achieved
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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JerrellGrand Premium
Thanks for the insight
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enstinemuki Premium
You are welcome
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MKearns Premium
Map out your success with a plan!
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enstinemuki Premium
Correct! thank you for your input
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SueKolman1 Premium
Enstinemuki, that is a great post and very sound advice. I am a premium member too but I also have a job and a disabled husband to care for as well as all the stuff a homeowner deals with. I've tried to set goals with my WA business but rarely do things work out in my life where I can stick to them. So I decided to get the whole yearly package at WA. Not only did it save me money but now I can work diligently at my own pace. I just have to take things as they come.
Yes, WA is a real business! I love my niche and my website and although I get frustrated at times, I love all the new things I'm learning. I also love connecting with WA members, like you!
Also, I should tell you; The English word you're writing as 'golds' is actually GOALS, meaning Objective. Thanks for the great post, best of luck, and I'm following you!
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enstinemuki Premium
Ah yes thanks for that correction. I just noticed as I was reading through a few moments ago.

Sometimes live becomes so challenging. We just have to remain focused and be positive.

I pray and hope it goes well with you and family
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SueKolman1 Premium
Thank you! I wish you and your family good health and God's Blessing. Take care
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JackieSmith Premium
Setting realistic goals will motivate you to reach them.

I have set goals which are achievable if I put in the effort and work hard, which I'm prepared to do.

Thanks for this reminder!
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enstinemuki Premium
Her Jackie
Thanks for the comment and I wish you success in reaching your golds with set timeframe
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CandP Premium
Yes! This is a real business and we must take ownership of it to move forward to success.
Thanks for you post!
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enstinemuki Premium
Thanks for adding to the post
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newmarketpro Premium
Love the post Enstine!
You are spot on that each of us need to have SMART goals.
S - Specific in what you want to achieve
M - Measurable
A - Attainable
R - Realistic
T - Timely
Above all, treat it as a serious business. This is no longer hobby.

Joe
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enstinemuki Premium
Correct!
Thanks for a smart meaning to the word SMART
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Woolyboolly Premium
Hello.
Blessings to you; excellent comment. I learned about SMART goals 20+ years ago -- SMART goals are akin to mathematics: stable, concise, permanent.
Thank you for sharing with all.
Eva
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