The importance of an Online Community

Last Update: August 16, 2018

I have been a member here since April 2017 and I have realised that I have not yet blogged about the aspect of the Wealthy Affiliate (WA) membership that was the reason why I joined. Can you believe it?

Why did I join?

The reason why I originally joined Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is because I was seeking a positive, uplifting, knowledgeable online community; particularly based where not where I am from. I live in a city that is regarded to be remote, therefore I wanted to transcend that distance via an online community. Most importantly I was actively seeking an online community knowledgeable in online marketing, blogging, affiliate marketing. As a result of a late night, google search, I found WA!

I remember when I did, it was almost like:

  • I can't believe it
  • this is too good to be true
  • is it really as good as it sounds?

The answer is, WA is not only is as good as it sounds, it is better and regularly overdelivers.

But what is the Importance of an Online Community?


It is important because:

'You are the average of the five people you spend time the most time with'

Jim Rohn


Who is in this circle of influence is absolutely that - Influential. What this means is, if you want to succeed in online marketing, as a blogger and/or affiliate marketing - you need to hang out with successful people in online marketing, bloggers and/or affiliate marketing. It isn't complicated. It's that simple. Interestingly, the number 1 thing they will often say (in any discipline) is to take consistent action.

Who are the five people you spend the most time with?


So now I am working on a blog post for my website about the Number 1 reason why I joined WA - for an online community that I can:

  1. connection with
  2. learn new knowledge and
  3. is a global community
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Vickic3 Premium
Hi Fleur- This is such a great post, thank you for sharing your WHY
Jim Rohn- Wow, he is my all time best ever leader and teacher in personal development and I have studied Jim for years and he is so right. The people we spend time with are the ones we are most likely to follow in growth or not growing if it's the wrong people
Having such great people here in WA is so amazing as every day I grow more and more and learn so much
Thanks, WA and thank you fleur
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fleurallen Premium
Yes so true Vicki no matter who we are those that we spend the most time with can only influence us and is an important reminder
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Vickic3 Premium
Absolutely- Love Jim- He is a legend and was such an influence in my learning
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fleurallen Premium
Yes I think I'll look for another of his quotes for my weekly Monday motivation quote
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Vickic3 Premium
"If you help enough people get what they want, you will get what you want" Jim Rohn
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fleurallen Premium
OMG thank you Vicki you're on a roll- I absolutely love that quote so thank you for reminding me - that's it I'm sharing that for my Monday motivation tomorrow - thank you x
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Vickic3 Premium
Imagining what you are going to come up with- excited and waiting for more great inspiration Fleur- You go, Girl, xx
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks Vicki you too xx
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Yes it’s great that there are so many WA’ers willing to help others. It’s definitely a community.
Loved your comments about being the average of 5 people you hang around with...... it’s making me question who and why I hang around with some people mmmh!
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fleurallen Premium
LOL I hear you - its not about 'dumping' people out of your top 5 either its more about consciously choosing who you spend your time with and for how long
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CalvinC Premium
It's true that when I first join WA, I wasn't paying much attention to the community.
When I joined, I thought the community looks cool, however, I wasn't expecting anything from it.

With time I realized the best thing on WA, it's the community.
It's good to feel You're Not Alone. And when you write a post, ask a question, or share something. There're people who will take the time to reply.

It's look like nothing, with time you will see is everything.

Calvin
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fleurallen Premium
Yes often we don't know what we don't know and also we don't know all that we need to keep going over the long term
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MKearns Premium
Interesting take on the blend of people Fleur!
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks Michael what is your take on it?
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herinnelson Premium
A very heartfelt post, Fleur! In creating a profitable business here, the community gives the motivation needed to press forward at each step of the way. You can relate, connect, blog, teach and build each other up! Great thoughts!

I wish you all the best and continued success!

Erin :)!
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks so much Erin
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WendaSue Premium
Excellent post, Fleur. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
Wendi :)
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fleurallen Premium
My pleasure Wendi
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linda956 Premium
This is a great community, I believe it is the main reason many of those who would quit early on, stay around to finish to success.
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fleurallen Premium
Yes agreed Linda
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marycmiller Premium
I too was excited about the community and it hasn't disappointed yet. I do believe it is the community that sets WA apart from all their competitors.
Mary
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fleurallen Premium
It’s a great vibe here!!
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Hollshope Premium
I've been here almost eight months, and can relate to your story. Thank you!
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fleurallen Premium
My absolute pleasure!
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DBlanchard Premium
I joined in January of 2016 and I had pretty much the same experience. I thought it was too good to be true!!! I had been burnt so many times before that I was blown away by what I had found!

It took me less than a day of browsing around before I went premium. :)
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fleurallen Premium
Nice work!!
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MargeCramer Premium
Thanks. Great article. Love this community.
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks, Marge for your comment, was this the reason why you joined?
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MargeCramer Premium
Partly. I wasn’t sure if it was for real and was pretty gun shy. I did a lot of digging and was amazed at what I found. I am still amazed at the training and the willingness of this community help and encourage each other.
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fleurallen Premium
Yes it is so valuable for our journey to online success
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