Posts by J-KWest 12
I started out here like you, excited and little skeptical. But mostly excited. I had buckets of enthusiasm and motivation. Enough to plow through all the doubt and uncertainty. At least for a while. But the resistance builds up and the excitement fades. If you've been here a while, you know what I mean. If you're new to Wealthy Affiliate, this is an incredible opportunity and journey you've stumbled upon. It's allowed me to work from home full-time for the last couple years (and hopefully for
Vegas is over, but not forgotten. I’m back at home reflecting on what turned out to be, for me… a profound experience. I’ve been to Vegas before. I’ve even had one of my trips paid for before. I sat in on meetings during the day, socialized in the evenings and walked the Vegas strip at night. I even went home with some company swag. But not once have I ever considered that trip (which occurred in 2006) to be a profound experience. Memorable maybe, but not particularly
Another post that's not to brag, but to share what's possible here at Wealthy Affiliate. For the longest time I did not want ads on my website. I thought they would look tacky and I wanted a clean, uncluttered site. I also thought they'd be a distraction and hurt conversions. None of those things turned out to be true, at least not in my experience. For the most part, it's been the opposite. My best guess is that working with a good ad network gives your site credibility because you're now asso
No, I'm not a devil worshipper, LOL 😀Fortunately, I'm not superstitious either. Having said that, in a strange twist of irony this morning, I was writing an email to send out to my subscribers about the darker-side of online marketing and I was using some "evil" analogies for a little fun. And then my phone buzzed. Admittedly, there's nothing weird about that, I get notifications constantly, but when I picked it up I thought I'd check my stats for the day and there it was...666 referra
Funny story...I had originally planned this post about something different—a milestone I reached the other day. If you’re wondering if this Wealthy Affiliate thing really works, I get it. I know what it’s like when you’re starting out and not getting much traffic (or any traffic for that matter). Every single one of us has been there.You wonder if you’re wasting your time—your friends and family are certain that you’re wasting your time. You ask yoursel
"It's too late, the web is saturated. It's just too competitive..."How many times have you heard that. Maybe you've even thought it. I certainly have.But, the internet is barely a toddler... in fact, the majority of websites that dominate your niche may only be a few years old. One day that may not be true, but right now, TODAY... it's beachfront property for anyone willing to wake up, sit at the keyboard, and just take it!How many people stay stuck in a job or career that makes them miserable
On a scale of 1 – 10… one being click bait spammy and over-optimized keyword-stuffed SEO content... and ten being your inspired insight of the day that'll never be found on search… where would you rate your content? As bloggers, most of us would love to just write on a whim. Wake up, see where the keyboard takes us, and drive tons of traffic to our site because people just love it. But unless you're already an online "influencer", it doesn't work that way.It's not always fu
What Was I Thinking? There's a reason I haven't posted a SAG update in a few months. It's not because I haven't been working on my site. In fact, I've been working on it harder than ever... which is a lot considering how much I've always worked on it... never taking a day off, not even on Christmas.But, when you gamble with Google... it doesn't matter how much time and effort you put in. Where Did I Go Wrong? Well... when I first joined Wealthy Affiliate I became absolutely obsessed with online
March 16, 2018
In my previous career (which now feels like a previous lifetime), I managed several distribution centers across Canada. One thing I noticed with employees was their fear of making mistakes, of screwing up…In recent years, I’ve noticed this in my daughters… and although I’m a big supporter of public education, this is one area I feel needs work. We put a lot of emphasis on getting things right... but not enough on getting them wrong.Mistakes are not bad. They are our gr
The fight for a free and open internet is heating up again. It's hard to say how this will affect those of us trying to earn our living online, but my guess is it won't be good. Imagine having to pay each carrier just to be on their network. With the new US administration... handing the web over to corporations may be unstoppable. What are your thoughts?