I believe that this phrase became popular back in 2000 from the movie of the same name.
As I think of the phrase, it brings to mind that it is also a very important part of what our Wealthy Affiliate community is all about. We are a caring and helpful community. A group of people with like interests and goals that are at the same time willing and able to help each other.
When most of us first arrive here at WA, we know very little if anything about affiliate marketing or building websites, let alone how to develop content or gain traffic to our sites.
We follow the lessons and do the tasks and also ask many questions along the way. In doing so, we learn how to do the thing we need to do to become successful.
Now comes the "Pay It Froward" part.
As we learn and become more competent we are better able to help others that are coming along behind us. We become the ones that can answer the questions and help teach those that are asking the questions we ourselves asked a while back.
Just think about this for a minute. As we are able to help others, we are also helping ourselves. The say "What goes around, comes around" comes into play now. The more we help others the more willing they will be to help you back someday.
This diagram looks like a MLM scheme but it is not. It is a pyramid that will keep growing and growing as long as each person in it "Pays It Forward."
But it can also be a circle, in that those that we help today, will be able to help us tomorrow. It becomes an endless cycle of all of helping each other back and forth for as long as necessary.
This then is the foundation of what makes the Wealthy Affiliate community of users the very special group that it is. We are all very fortunate to be part of it and with that belonging comes an obligation to continue the practice and "PAY IT FORWARD."