We are a Community of helpers

Last Update: May 27, 2018

Hello to our new and old members. We welcome new members here at Wealthy Affiliate and we wish you much success.

I Know you probably came here because you want to make money and you most certainly will if you are willing to work hard and stay the course.

I'm sure you were told or read somewhere Wealthy Affiliate is not a "get rich quick" scheme. The secret to your success is written in all the training. The training is a guided path to success. You must follow it in the order it is written and complete all the task along the way.

Finally, when you have finished all the lessons and completed all the tasks, you will end up with a website that is set for success.

As you are moving through the training, you ar sure to encounter things that you don't understand. When this happens to you, don't worry, there are multiple ways to get help.

One way to get help is to look right up at the top of the page. See the black bar with the big WA? Right next to the WA it ask "need help, ask a question" If you type in a question, a box with many links will open with answers. You can usually find your answer quickly right there.

Another way to find answers is to simply google it. I find most of my answers in google.

You could also go back and re-read the lesson that covered the subject. BUT, if all that fails to give you an answer, you can go to live chat and ask for help.

When asking others for help, be clear and concise with your questions. Don't make the helper have to go a dozen messages before they find out what it is you REALLY want to know.

All these things will get you help but please try to help yourself first before asking others to help you. It will make you a better, stronger, business person. We learn by doing.

Please keep in mind, the person helping you is taking valuable time away from their own business and daily tasks, to help you. Don't forget to let them know you appreciate the help.

Leaders, there is never a need or excuse for a rant, ever. When you do this you may be driving (scaring) new members out the big ole WA door.

They were told, "come on in", "join us", "we're a community of helpers". That's what brings new members in, the promise of help, and yes, we are a community of helpers.

Lately though, I've been seeing answers to questions with, "I see you didn't read the training", "read the lesson", "it's in the training". When someone is in serious need of help, do you know how frustrating that can be.
You get your referrals on the promise of helping all the way through the learning process.

We are a community of helpers and I, for one, truly enjoy helping others. I'm not very tech saavy but I do know a few things. I welcome questions and it makes me happy when I know I have helped someone else.

Have a good day, everyone

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Bryan8 Premium
Fran, very well said! I wish you much continued success at WA and in your online journey.
Hi-Im-Fran Premium
Thank you Bryan. I see how much you do to help others. I know it is appreciated
suzieq Premium
Well said Fran, well said. I get frustrated when I read responses like that too.
I believe when you have nothing encouraging or helpful to say, say nothing at all!!!!
Hi-Im-Fran Premium
My feelings exactly, only you said it better!
HowardJaros Premium
Agreed Fran!

The other side of that is we do get folks who signup as starter members and then ask, "how do I make money doing this?"

Those are the posts that elicit the response, "it's in the training," or "read the lesson."

I think that most times I see people answer the questions and also link to the training that the WAer in need of help may or may not have seen yet.

Thanks for sharing!
Hi-Im-Fran Premium
You are absolutely right. Most often questions are welcomed and answered quickly and generously but just the last couple weeks I have been seeing a few that are honestly being rude to new members. I just think that is how we loose new members before they even get started. Our goal is to help and retain every new member we get here.
HowardJaros Premium
Agreed. Can't disagree with you there!
WendaSue Premium
I wish I could have checked the like button over and over and over again. This is so needed. Perfect. I remember when I first came to WA, I had a question. I was so confused I didn't even know how to ask the question in a civilized way. I didn't know how to use the search bar. I didn't even know enough to put it in words. I remember MarkBa taking the time to decipher my question, graciously give me the correct answer, and graciously accept my deepest thank yous. He set me back on my feet, if you know what I mean. I was in such a turmoil inside that I was on the very verge of quitting. I will always be thankful for that kindness. Definitely one of the things that has kept me here has been the kindness of this community. Thank you for stating the obvious in such a kind and gentle way. Gives me back a little faith in my community.
Hi-Im-Fran Premium
Thank you for your response. When you treat others poorly, it's like "biting the hand that feeds you". (my quote of the day)
thank you.