WA Helps Me Make 5 Figure Income in 2019!

Last Update: March 06, 2019
Yes, I Finally Quit My C-level Job!

I know I've not been creating blog post inside Wealthy Affiliate for a long time and today, I've decided to write this blog post and inform you guys that I finally quit my C-level job to focus on building my blog business.

In this post, I'll be sharing with you how I managed to do so even though I didn't manage to sell 300 Wealthy Affiliate premium memberships.

Before I share with you how I acheived my 5 figure income in 2019, let me first share with you a little about myself, my job and also what makes me decide to continue my affiliate marketing journey with Wealthy Affiliate.

My Career History

Since I graduated from my professional study, like others, I started to get 9 to 5 job and work for various companies. Throughout my employment career, I've always been an excellent employee and maybe I should say the favourite of my supervisors.

But there's no job that can hold me back for long as I get bored easily especially when there's lack of learning opportunities. Oh ya, I feed on knowledge.

Therefore I decided to join an existing advertising business as partner and also started a manicure spa business. Both businesses lasted around 10 years before I decided to join the employment world due to the shift of my focus to my then 7 years old son.

Being an entrepreneur, running brick & mortar business took too much of my time and I've neglected my family, especially my young child (btw, I am a single mother). Therefore I make this drastic decision few years ago to end both my businesses which this decision did not make sense to people that I know.

When I first re-joined the employment market, I was only given a low level position that did not commensurate with my experience and previous income.

However, since I opted for the change, therefore I took the pay cut and started my new career from scratch.

Within 2 years I was promoted as a General Manager based on excellent work performance which I worked extremely hard by taking up challenging tasks that other colleagues nor senior managers were not willing to do. It was real hard work and many times I worked till wee hours when others were still sleeping soundly.

The General Manager Position Landed Me With Wealthy Affiliate

The opportunity that landed me with Wealthy Affiliate came after one year I was promoted as General Manager of the company.

You must be wondering what makes me willing to put in extra effort to learn about affiliate marketing after office hours when I was already earning the income that 90% of people are not able to achieve.

Look, when I had a double leap of income growth, rather than spending money on unneccessary things like expensive car, bigger house or branded stuffs, I decided that was the best time to invest into education that can bring me closer to my dream of working at home.

It was my dream of achieving time and financial freedom that landed me with Wealthy Affiliate. Despite earning decent income, I never once forgo my dream.

So I spent my money to improve my internet marketing skill and also got myself a MBA degree. The former can help me achieve my dream lifestyle and the latter can further helped me to move up my employment rank in the company I worked for to earn more money, should internet marketing journey takes longer time.

Well, like others, after being scammed thousands of dollars from unscrupulous marketers, I finally found Wealthy Affiliate.

I Was Further Promoted To Chief Operating Officer

While I was about to quit my GM job after some time to focus on building my blog business, I was again given the opportunity to take up a C-level position in the same company. That was a very tempting offer and therefore I decided to work for another 2 years.

However, this position was also one that's putting a knife on my neck as I was seen as the next person to replace my immediate superior. Office politics were rough, groupthink were strong and back-stabbings were common. These make me even more determined to strengthen my internet marketing skill so I can quit my job soon.

While I was in this C-level position, I continue to provide FREE social media, SEO & copywriting assistance to my work associates as additions to my official task and this build up my reputation as a person with great internet marketing skill in my work industry.

I am grateful that I did not give up my dream and continue to learn from Wealthy Affiliate even though it was at a slower pace due to heavy workload at workplace.

Here's How I Make 5 Figure Income Learning From Wealthy Affiliate

Since last year, I became a victim of workplace bully due to one article that I've written on my personal blog - an article extracted from my DBA assignment (btw, I am currently taking a DBA degree)

My superior refused to listen to my explanation and yelled at me without any solid reason, thereafter took away all my authority, work, responsibility and continuously shamed me at workplace. It was really humiliating.

I've a very strong character and will never admit it's my mistake if that's not the truth. I never succumb to unfairness and this character makes me "unofficially jobless" in my office. Many colleagues were aware of this unfairness but due to work pressure, they dare not go against the one with authority.

After 2 months of extreme agony and stress due to office shaming which landed me with seeking psychiatric treatment, I decided to pull my self together and continue working very hard on my business blog "at my workplace" - since I got no work in the office.

The results were slow but it was amazing.

To tell you the truth, I make the decision to quit my C-level job without any potential stable income from WA last year. Many of my friends advised me against making such drastic decision but I just ignored because deep down inside me, I knew this day must come so I can focus on my journey to achieve financial and time freedom.

It was indeed a tough decision but the sweetest ever. And MIRACLES happen!

Immediately after I released the news of quitting, I was offered a few contracts to provide digital marketing & branding services to small businesses that I've helped before during my time as GM and COO.

That was when I realized apparently I've build a good reputation for myself throughout my career.

Imagine if I didn't learn from Wealthy Affiliate or am I willing to do more to help others while having a great career & stable income, will I be able to achieve 5 figure income immediately after I quit my job?

That's not possible right? If I didn't learn from Wealthy Affiliate, I wouldn't have the knowledge nor skills to help other people on internet marketing.

This is delayed gratification, and yes, it is the sweetest!

Ok, these new contracts that helped me make 5 figure income in 2019 require lots of my time and hard work but it won't make me forgo my dream of achieving 300 premium WA sales this year.

I know it's tough, but I believe with the right attitude, discipline and determination, nothing is impossible. Ok, it's really tough and I'm still trying to figure out how to better manage my time.

Conclusion To My 5 Figure Income

The success that I achieved today is nothing but mere HARD WORK, PERSISTENCE and WILLINGNESS to help others without expecting any return. Ya, also NEVER STOP LEARNING.

That's what blog business is all about. We provide high quality content that can help solve problem and create value for our readers without even knowing when the return will come. But in order to continuously create great content, we need to continuously learn.

With knowledge, only then we have the ability to help others.

I never ask for any return when helping others because I believe an additional person that I can help, I am making this world a better one.

Being a Buddhist, I believe in karma - which means if a person do good, he/she will be repayed with kindness and vice-versa. That's how miracles happened to me, again and again.

When my immediate supervisor treated me unfairly, I didn't think of revenge (even though I've all the proofs to make a case) but rather accept this unfair treament becuase I believe this is part of the journey that's going to lead me toward achieving my dream lifestyle.

Without humiliation and hardship, no success can be sustainable.

I hope this post can somehow or rather give you some insights on why you should start learning from Wealthy Affiliate. Those who've yet to join Premium, hesitate no more and start joining.

I guarantee if you continue learning form WA and never give up, you'll definitely achieve success. It's just a matter of time and in what way it can happen. There are just so many ways to make money from internet world.

To experience miracles, you just need to put in extreme hard work, persistence and willingness to help others coupled with the right attitude of continuous learning.

Stay positive and I wish you all the best.

- Florence Ki, Malaysia

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JKulk1 Premium
Hi Florence. Life definitely has it's ups and downs but it sounds like you have the ability and desire to go much further. It's truly sad that there has to be bullies in this world, believe me I know all about them. I think that in most cases those people that gave been bullied in their lives or career tend to become more resilient . They become more determined to succeed, I know I did and it sounds like you have as well. All the best for the future. Jim
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Danieldrew Premium
Great story. I love the determination and never give up attitude you show. Its a perfect lesson to us all to not let anything stand in the way of our dreams.
But also to not get too downhearted if one door slams shut in our faces.
There is always another opportunity (and in some cases such as yours) a much greater opportunity than we could ever imagine.

Congratulations on your success and I wish all the best for the remainder of 2019 and beyond.
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Yuko Premium
I am sorry that you had to go through such a difficult time but it's nice to see you still going strong. I believe in Karma too. And when life brings us such a hardship, I believe it is sometime a wakeup call trying to tell us to get out of there. You are so giving and hard-working. No way that you wouldn't succeed. In no time, you will be living your dream life! Best of luck to you!
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CandP Premium
Wow and wow again!!!!
We have never seen you before today, and now reading this story, we are following you, Florence!
You are absolutely amazing and have achieved an incredible amount and you have risen above those back-stabbers and bullies at the office.
We have already learned from you just reading this.
We join you on the journey.
Colette and Philip
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thanks for the compliment. In fact, I seldom blog as I am quite slow in writing content, therefore by the time I am done with one, it might be too tiring to blog inside WA.

I am still learning new things from WA despite have been a member for 4 years. Learning never stop and that's the reason I love this platform so much.

I wish you all the best in your journey.

Florence
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BlueJasmin Premium
Congratulations and thank you for being such a tough cookie!
When we have obstacles and challenges in life, it strengthens our character and makes us resilient! There are no "safe spaces" here! It is entirely up to us!

I am very happy for you! Keep us posted on your success.

Cheers!
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FlorenceKi Premium
Will do. Thank you.
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Marley2016 Premium
Florence,
Thank you so much for sharing your journey this has
only made me want to work harder than I have been
for the past 9 months.

I know I can do this the patience of waiting is what is a
killer to most, not me I can wait it out :)

Thanks again,
Susan
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FlorenceKi Premium
Wow.... you are Top 50. I hope one day I can be like you too. Your ranking made me want to do more for our community in WA. I will definitely do more sharing about brand strategy and marketing in future.
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Marley2016 Premium
Florence,

I just lost my Ambassador after 99 days, I have not been being
as active lately. I have been working more on my own business.
You are doing what I should have been doing the time will come
when I will come back and be an Ambassador again but it will
be a little later.

Thank you,
Susan
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Florence! ... what an amazing story! ... and yes, some of us have experienced a similar 'career' office situations in the big corporate world .... it's all ok to leave it all behind now! ... and onward to something enjoyable and compatible with what one's soul is saying -- life is precious so make the best of it!

and it takes courage to make the kind of change that you've made given the allure of the $$$ but the work environment is soo-o toxic ... yes, the definition of 'work' needs to change for humanity to evolve more positively ... rather than repetitive, regressive steps going nowhere or worse going backwards...

Keep well, keep happy!

All the best going forward, cheerio ... 🌈⭐️🎈⭐️
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thank you so much for your encouragement. I really love the way you describe corporate environment. Yes, sometimes it's just so toxic that we ourselves don't realize and just follow along. That's really unhealthy. I was lucky that these humiliating incidents happened to me and made me finally quit. It was a blessing in disguise. Sometimes, when bad things happen, it's not necessary that bad. We just need to look at it from a positive perspective and everything will become better. Don't you think so?
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keishalina9 Premium
it's all ok -- in this duality world, there will always likely to be 'something' and it's up to us to decide, to choose of how we comport ourselves and when we do so accordingly 'with all things in balance' then we get a much better result ...

enjoy your journey of life and all the best .... cheerio ... ☘ ...
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lakbar12 Premium
Awesome post. I wish you didn’t have to g through all that you ddI but it seemed like it all paid off in the end. I need to read this today, some days I have doubts on if ,y work will pay off or if I am even dong things right but hopefully one day I will know. I am really happy that you were able to achieve a 5 figure income that is amazing....Congratulations
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FlorenceKi Premium
It's just that little "daring attitude" of mine that brought small success to me. I guess it's the hard work + persistent action + courage + continuous learn that brought me to where I am now. Thanks for your compliment, and I'll definitely work harder to achieve my 300 WA premium sales soon!
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NnurseBecca Premium
No one should treat you like that for expressing yourself, even if they do not agree. My whole heart goes out to you, the difference between a victim and a survivor is the survivor takes the lesson to fuel their fire for success. I admire your moxxy and found your story inspiring. I celebrate you are a Wealthy Affiliate, and a true survivor. Thank you for this uplifting blog.
Kind Regards,
Nurse Becca
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FlorenceKi Premium
Hi Becca, thank you so much for your support and encouragement. I'll definitely work harder to make my dream of going Vegas a reality. Will work harder and wish you all the best too.
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skmorrow Premium
What an incredible story! This is exactly the reason I keep on going with my website, even though it is really, really SLOW. I want to quit my job someday. I have never been through anything like you as far as workplace bullying, and you are strong for overcoming and getting most out of life.

I work in Finance for a giant company here in the US. The hours are long and the work is not rewarding at all. Nothing is ever done soon enough! The company would replace me in a heartbeat and they have with many others.

Reading stories like yours make me realize it's possible if you want it bad enough and put in the work. Thanks for sharing your story!!
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FlorenceKi Premium
I am sure you can definitely make it. The journey is steep but it's possible with the great system WA provides. I wish you all the best.
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katzee Premium
Thank you Florence. You have written this from the heart and your courage and strength of character shine through. After being self employed for many years, then finding my feet working in the Real
Estate Industry, it has also been a long period of adjustment, having to learn to swallow my pride and start at the bottom, to eventually running a property management portfolio. However, competition is also fierce and I know all about office politics, suffering from same!

Like you, though, I believe in karma and feel like things are coming together for me at last. I would now like to dedicate myself to building a sound business in the area of blogging and affiliate marketing at WA and I am aiming for 300 as well!

Yours is a very inspiring story and I just wanted to let you know I am proud to know you here at WA. I wish you every success.
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thank you so much for your kind words. I wish you all the best too.
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Vickic3 Premium
Hi Florence
This is such an excellent post and congratulations on having the courage and inner knowledge to move through the ending of one relationship to go on to build your own success working from home
Yes it is hard work and persistence and also the courage to keep growing every day and good on you for having the desire to do this
I too work lioke this and know the results will come if I keep giving as much as I can
Thank you so much and keep being you :)
Vicki
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FlorenceKi Premium
Yes!!! Nothing is easy in this world anyway. I truly believe only by putting in a lot of hard work, opportunities and good luck will come. That's my belief and it works every time. That's why no matter how tough the situation is, I'll just continue to work harder.
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Vickic3 Premium
perfect as I will also
Go well Florence
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phranell86 Premium
Thanks for sharing your amazing experience, Florence. I have learned so much from it. For one thing, I have learned that diligence pay. Secondly, I have learned to never lose sight of my goal, no matter the present circumstances.
More women can benefit from reading your story.
Wishing you massive success with your online business.
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thank you
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Florence,

Thank you for an amazing story, it sounds like you have worked extremely hard to get where you are! Congratulations on all your efforts, it looks like they are paying off well, I'm sure your story will be an inspiration to many.

Have a great day and keep up the good work.

Roy
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thanks Roy for your encouragement. I'll definitely work harder to achiever more.
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LKick Premium
I admire your strength, your determination, and the example you set for others around you. Congratulations on your success. I know with WA we can all achieve great things as long as we put in the work.
I love education and am currently working toward my Ph.D in Philosophy. It is a long journey, but one that I will complete.
Having goals and dreams is only the beginning of success. There is action to be taken. I am proud of what I can do in my life and I see how well you are shinning in yours. Linda
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thanks Linda. I am taking DBA. It requires lots of my time but since I've started, I must continue until I get my degree. It was really tough to manage my business blog, agency business and taking DBA at the same time. But this is just part of life and it's my decision. So, I just have to keep working on all three until I achieve success. I wish you all the best too.
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nathaniell Premium
I know you worked really hard over a long period of time to achieve this, so congratulations! Now that you've quit your job, you'll have more time to dedicate to your business and grow even faster and bigger in 2019.

Keep up the good work Florence. I love reading stories like this!
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thanks Nathaniell for "convincing" me to join WA. Without you, I don't even know there's such a great affiliate marketing platform that shares everything about how this internet marketing business works.

You are indeed a very important person throughout my internet journey. Yes, I'll definitely put in more time and hard work into making Vegas a reality!

Again, thank you so much. I really appreciate that you appear in my life at the right time.
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Calh60 Premium
Hi Florence, that is an amazing story and some really good advice. You are obviously a very talented woman and your previous work experience lends well to all of us here at WA.

I'm not a Buddhist, however, I too believe very much in Karma. I see it almost weekly. I hope one day I can be my own boss and be in control of my own business rather than being controlled by someone else's business.

Thanks for your post!

Cal
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FlorenceKi Premium
Hi Cal, great to know that you find my post valuable. I wish your dream will come true very soon. Continue learning and never give up until you achieve success. When that day come, it'll be the sweetest.
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I applaud you for your incredible journey of your business life and with uour dedication discipline and determination I am confident that hou are going to make a resounding success of your WA business.
I look forward to tracking your achievements here at WA and have made sure to follow you.

All the very Best to your Success.

Rolie.
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FlorenceKi Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. My success is merely a small start. I still have to work extremely hard if I want to achieve affiliate success. Thanks for your encouragement and all the best to you too.
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julesnp Premium
Well deserved "CONGRATULATIONS" Florence!!! You did extremely well in your personal and business life.

And I fully agree with you the "Learning something new every day" will get all of us ahead in the right direction.

Focus, dedication, and hard work is the best recipe for Success.

Congratulations again and have a wonderful day.

Jules
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thanks Jules. I read your profile and glad to know that you finally decided to work on your 25 years dream in online marketing industry. It's never too late to start anything. Stay positive and everything will be achieved as wished.
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SeasideFunk Premium
Congrats on your success! You have certainly paid your dues in getting to your goal.

"To experience miracles, you just need to put in extreme hard work, persistence and willingness to help others coupled with the right attitude of continuous learning."

You have summed up the secret to success very well.
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FlorenceKi Premium
Hi Rick, glad to know that you find my post valuable. Yes, these are all "widely known secrets" and I hope with these, we're all able to achieve our dreams with affiliate marketing soon.
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leuk dat je je verhaal zo uitgebreid verteld. dat brengt zeker een boost voor mij :). ik ben volledig nieuw hierin en moet nog veel lezen voor ik zo veel kan bereiken. heb vooral vroeger geld verspild om een online bedrijf op te starten en alleen maar gefaald. maar zo te zien ben ik nu op een goede site beland:)
zo nogmaals dank
groetjes
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FlorenceKi Premium
Hi Black, despite I do not understand a single word that you've written here, but thanks for dropping by and leave a comment. Would you mind to translate this to English .... lol.
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AffMktgRt Premium
Hard to say where one can start after reading your amazing, inspirational and simply put mind blowing post.

Beyond the obvious congratulations in order in the first place, even a quick reflection upon your post brings at least me to realize the simplicity of your plan and by that I mean is re-focusing on things which matter and last and which may not be of the material or physical kind.

You have taken your core values, worked hard, persisted and even helped others along the way to achieving some amazing financial rewards, but most importantly that priceless reward of financial independence.

May God continue to bless you and yours in all of your current and future endeavors.

May you continue to remind us HOW it gets done and that IT CAN be done using your well outlined and detailed path.
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thank you so much for your compliment. My next step is to make it to Vegas. And it's still using the same formula taught inside this awesome platform!
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Terand Premium
No wonder I did not hear from you for so long, Florence.
Thank you for sharing with us.

Glad that you are out of the sh**. Pardon me.
Office politics, everywhere. I hate it too.
You did the right thing, work on WA' stuff while in the office. 👍Lol.

I can see that you are a powerful lady and you can make it big!
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FlorenceKi Premium
Yes, I really hate office politics. And I do not want to be part of it too. That's the reason why I chose to start my affiliate blog business. And it's indeed one decision I'll never regret.
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Terand Premium
Yes, it's not good to be like them. To channel your energy to the +ve is the right way of handling matter! Brilliant! And brilliant choice too! You have done well and written so many posts on your website. Awesome! Keep it up your good work, Florence! 👍👍👍
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Robert-A Premium
Well done Florence, you are certainly an inspiration to all the new and not so new members.

I was going to say I wish you success but you have already achieved success, and it doesn't have to be in monetary terms.

Onwards and upwards and perhaps we will meet up next year in Vegas.
Enjoy your Thursday evening.
Robert
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FlorenceKi Premium
I would love to meet you in Vegas. That's my goal for this year and I am working hard toward achieving this goal.
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Robert-A Premium
Ever onwards and upwards Florence.
Have an awesome evening.
Robert
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agychin Premium
Thanks for the sharing and inspired post, Florence. Your stories resemble similar experience that I have went through which makes me determine to have a better future in life. Always telling myself to keep going and never let go. One day soon, we will surely succeed.

Believe in yourself and things will work out your way.
With gratitude and love,
Agnes
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thanks Agnes. Am glad that I went through this because the humiliation that I suffer makes me a stronger and a more determined person. Otherwise, I can't find any solid reason to push me toward achieving success quicker.
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hardikkk Premium
Congratulations..!
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thanks!
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Florence
Wow, what a journey you have taken! Congratulations on all of your achievements - including keeping your values in place whilst being mistreated, that is exceptionally tough!
Wishing you every success as you go from strength to strength.
Blessings
Louise
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thank you Louise for your kind wishes. I appreciate a lot. I hope one day I too can ranked Top 50 in WA, just like you.
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JaneMahlehle Premium
Congratulations Florence! What an inspiration. I wish you lots more success.
Jane.
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thanks Jane. I must work harder on my business blog so my next success blog can be my achievement of making it to Vegas this year. Hope it really can be realized.
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Fleeky Premium
"To experience miracles, you just need to put in extreme hard work, persistence and willingness to help others coupled with the right attitude of continuous learning."

Florence you,make me cry
And I am very happy you made it
Very inspiring for all of us
Thank you for sharing

Congratulations
You make us all very proud
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FlorenceKi Premium
I am glad that my sharing inspire you. Seriously, I really believe continuous learning and sharing without reservation can bring in much more returns that blindly pursuing for success. I wish all the best to you too.
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boomergp08 Premium
Congratulations Florence! I can definitely relate to your increased income. Many members of WA do not realize we can make good money by just freelancing the skills of SEO and content writing that we learn here at WA.

I too I am making good money but more so from endeavors that are not relevant to affiliate marketing but are associated with what I have learned here. However I am also making good money in affiliate marketing too.

Like I have said. Think outside of the box when finding ways to make money with what you learn here at WA. The training here offers us many ways to earn, not just through affiliate marketing. All the best to you in the years to come.
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FlorenceKi Premium
That's so true. End of the day, what we are learning here is only the foundation that can help us make money. But in order excel and make more, innovation and personal network plays important role.
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boomergp08 Premium
I agree!
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terri2018 Premium
Congratulations Florence! So neat to read what you shared here -very inspiring. All the best of success.

Terri
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FlorenceKi Premium
Glad that this post inspire you. When I started writing, I was so worried that this content might not be useful. However I still write with the hope that someone might need it. Thanks again!
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Jadatherapy Premium
Congratulations and well done.

How amazing is that. WOW

Wishing you all the best in continuing to make it happen

Jennifer
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FlorenceKi Premium
Yes, I'll definitely work harder to create more successes!
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Jadatherapy Premium
Brilliant keep up the good work.

You are an inspiration

Have a great week

Jennifer
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JSLIGAR Premium
This is very inspiring. If more people focused like you did, the world would be improving for sure. I wish you great success in your future endeavors as well.
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thank you so much for your compliment. You made my day!
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EmilyHii Premium
Amazing! I’m from Malaysia too! Keep up the passion:)
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thanks Emily. Yes, we must never give up and continue working towards our dream! I promised myself that the previous job will be the last for me. Not sure how the journey in front will look like, but I just do it!
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ShuiHyen Premium
Best wishes on your future endeavors
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thanks ShuiHyen for your kind wishes. I appreciate a lot. During this time, encouragement is really important to keep me going especially when my son is already starting his college which means I need to make more money!
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