Last Update: March 09, 2018

Before Wealthy Affiliate

Thoughts before joining Wealthy Affiliate:

I need some more side income

I'd like to run my own business

Is there anything out there that is legit?

Go on then, Let's do this, Let's sign up to WA, the reviews look good and there isn't any negative stuff out there.

Oh wait a negative review, oh no, its just people who thought it was going to be an easy get rich quick scheme.


Thoughts during training,

Wow this is what I was born for, its right what I wanted. Its hard work but Let's keep going as there will be a real sense of achievement later....

Anyone else feel the same as me?

You signed up to WA, you start learning bits each day, your website is setup, your going through the lessons as best you can, you are putting in the hours and then.......

Then, you just spiral into checking EVERYTHING!!!!

Are my posts okay, are my links working correctly, have I got too many plugins, is there any money coming in, where am I on google, am I indexed, am I signed up for Google adsense, where is Facebook, is twitter active, have I signed up for google +, what shall I post, is the content any good.

The list goes on and on and then you think am I addicted to this stuff? I wake up in the morning and first thing I do is check the WA site, have I increased my rank, check, how's my site looking, check.

What you saying

It may seem like I'm moaning or being a little over the top about being part of the WA community and you would be wrong. Workaholic, sort of, addicted, maybe, but in reality it's because I want to make this thing a success, what's the point of doing something halfhearted and then moaning after that it didn't work.

I believe put your all into something, then you can never say you didn't try your best. Isn't that what we all want, to look in the mirror at the end of each day and say I gave that my best shot.

Even with all the checks and hard work, for me this is fun, not a job but a great experience of pursuing something that eventually will become a great side income,

Addicted - Yes you've got it, to being the best I can be.....

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VioletYap Premium
Great that u find WA most suitable for you. I wish I feel the same.
GlenfordR Premium
Need any help at all?
skendrick4 Premium
Thank you. That is beautiful.
MiaL Premium
I could have written this myself!

I don’t know if I’m taking the right approach but for right now I’m trying not to focus on where I’m ranked in search engines and analytics, because I expect I’ll be very disappointed. I’m trying not to worry about number of social media followers etc just yet. I’m trying to focus on building out my website and really get on top of writing good content, and doing the right things seo wise. Otherwise I think I will just get overwhelmed. I may be doing myself a disservice, I’m not sure, but I figure I only have a certain number of hours each day to do this, so I need to make it all count right now. I wake up and the first thing i do is check all my wa email. I also feel like I’m addicted. In a good way though. It’s the first time I’ve been really wanting to master something new in a very long time. I very much want this to be my new full time career :)

Thanks for sharing your story. I’m sure that loads of people can relate!