I joined Wealthy Affiliate by accident.

Last Update: March 05, 2017

Thinking back to when I first joined Wealthy Affiliate, it's kind of funny how I joined something that's literally became part of my everyday life, sort of by accident.

It was curiosity that brought me here. I simply wanted to learn how people were able to earn money by having a website. Or if being able to earn money through a website was a thing at all.

I was hooked.

At the time I joined WA, I must have signed up for a dozen of other online "opportunities".

I have to admit, some of the others seemed more appealing. They promised fast riches, minimal work, and a cozy lifestyle.

At the time I didn't have any extra money to spare otherwise I may have bought into one of the get rich quick programs described above.

Wealthy Affiliate on the other hand allows us to participate in the early lessons for free and a chance to engage directly with other members. Not to mention, is very transparent about the work ahead and expectations to earning a regular income from home.

Anyways, once I started the training inside WA, I was completely hooked. It was exciting to be able to create my own actual website, most of everything in the training was clear and made sense.

It was only a matter of absorbing the information being taught in the lesson, and then following the tasks given to you at the end of each lesson. That's it!

(If something is not understood or you need help while going through the training, just ask! Hop into Live Chat or message someone who looks like they know what they are doing, lol).

Each month has gotten better, oddly...

In terms of earnings, each month has gotten better.

I threw in the "oddly" part because to be quite honest, I haven't been as active with my personal website/online business. I have a lot of time to commit to my business but have been lazy - brutal honesty....

For example, I have written more Posts on my website in the month of February than I did in the previous 3 months.

Earning passive income is something new for me, but the trip out to Las Vegas to meet Kyle and Carson and the other WA members was the motivation I needed!

Keep active!

I don't know where you are with your online business but I do suggest that you keep active and to take your business seriously! Though I have seen a slight increase in earnings month to month, I know I could be much further along.

I remember what it was like not long ago, wondering if my efforts will ever pay off....

It personally took me a combined 9 months to earn my first $61. (I've had friends laugh after sharing this with them).

9 months later, I earned nearly $4,000 in a single month. ($3957.59 to be exact. Not so funny).

If you haven't started the training, what's holding you back?

Once you get going, trust in what it is you are learning and doing. Work hard and be persistent. Wealthy Affiliate as a service has completely exceeded my expectations and I know it can and will for you too.


- Jason

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GApt Premium
Awesome advice!
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VicLees Premium
OMG---me too---just sheer curiosity
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It's kind of scary to me to think it could take 9 months to see anything? how is anyone supposed to be able to pay mem. fees when they're not making anything? I don't think I would stick around long enough to see that happen. I'm in the hopes that I'll at least see enough to cover my dues every month, starting next month. I'm just so afraid of failing again...
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JasonHeard Premium
Hi Michelle, I wouldn't regard my learning here as a failure. Even if it took 9 months to start seeing partial earnings.

It took me 1 month for my first sale, and several more before seeing more consistent income.
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I have the time and the drive to invest into learning everything that WA has to offer. (I wasn't calling your experience a failure) I'm just mainly concerned that I won't be able to cover dues. Then I will fail and miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime. That's why I'm so on the fence about going premium, but I want to soooo pull out my visa and just go for it. It seems like affiliate boot camp is the quickest way to earn.
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JasonHeard Premium
Oh I know you weren't :)

I was just stating that even if it took a couple years, I wouldn't view it as a failure.

I wouldn't say bootcamp is the quickest, but you can definitely follow the training there or the Get Started Here courses. I would choose and focus on one.
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littlemama Premium
Hi Jason, Love following your blogs. I'm hoping your results will be the same for me. I'm at 6 months, Bootcamp site, and only finally hitting above 50 sessions a day. I'm now at 4 posts a week, first four months was only 2 a week, and last two months was at 3 posts a week. Now in Mar, I'm hoping with 4 posts a week, my site will start to pick up speed more in the coming months.

At what point did your site started getting regular referrals and monthly income?

I can't believe your first 9 months could be hardly anything and then the next 9 months turn into a full time income.

I hope I see the same after a year of doing this!! :)
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JasonHeard Premium
It's kind of difficult to explain, but the work you do now will pay off later.

I had someone tell me once that you can work your tail off for 6 months and not see much results during that 6 months. However, at the end of the 6 months, your business can very well begin to take off.

The same thing is true when you get complacent. Business could be 'booming' for 6 months, and as time goes on and your not really putting in an effort, at the end of the 6 months things can slow down.

I'm using 6 months as an example, but I do believe this to be true. It's all about coming up with a schedule your comfortable with and being consistent with your business.

4 quality posts a week sounds great. Make it happen!

I would say I started seeing a regular amount of invites on a day to day basis late 2015. And after the first 9 months and $61, income continuously went up and up each month!
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littlemama Premium
I see, is that what happened to you Nov-Jan? You thought you didn't have to work as hard because you were making a good passive income? So keep working no matter if you see lows or highs?

I started a writing schedule in January and LOVE it ever since, I will never give that up and it has giving me better writing days and not as stressed out. I get to schedule keyword/research days so on my writing days, I just concentrate on writing and preparing the post I'm supposed to do that day. It's been great.

I'm not seeing anything consistent yet with mine, but I know it'll come soon.
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RichBrennan Premium
Great post, Jason and thanks for sharing. I'm definitely impressed by how your pay cheques have grown but however big they get, that 61 Bucks will always be the most important one as it's the first proof you had that you could show to people that this WA thing works!
Onwards and upwards :-)
Cheers
Richard
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JasonHeard Premium
True that! Thanks Richard.
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Very inspiring Jason!
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JasonHeard Premium
Yes, the whole experience has been well worth it.
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adreyna Premium
Very motivating post, Jason! Keep up the good work! :)
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JasonHeard Premium
Will do :)

Thank you, Audrey.
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CaJe51 Premium
Wow, that's great. Thanks for the motivation.
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JasonHeard Premium
You're welcome!
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brooksbode90 Premium
Thanks Jason, motivating post, here's wishing you continued success.
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JasonHeard Premium
I appreciate that, Sheila!
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GApt Premium
Awesome advice, and I need to do much better!
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JasonHeard Premium
You got this Gary!
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KeithMaki Premium
Thanks for sharing your story Jason! It is great that you can see yourself and know how much time you are investing and know where you can do better! Keep on going my friend!
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JasonHeard Premium
I will. Thanks, Keith!
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hopeslife Premium
Hi Jason, wow that's pretty cool. It's pretty interesting to hear about how others joined. In my case, I saw a review on ivetriedthat.com a couple years ago, and just didn't join until this year.
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JasonHeard Premium
I know that site, lol. I've had the chance to meet Steve the owner of ivetriedthat.com as well. I'm glad you decided to finally join, Noelle.
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MKearns Premium
Mine was accidental too Jason. I was redirected from a company that was a loser by a cleverly placed WA ad and never looked back!
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JasonHeard Premium
More details on the ad would be great! lol

Same here, I really enjoy the training and community here.
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amgolf Premium
So much inspiration power that you give to me.
Thank you, Jason
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JasonHeard Premium
I am glad you found some inspiration from my post :)

Stay busy!
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Loes Premium
Fo me, it was accidentally too, I was searching for an affordable online education, I hadn't the faintest idea what to expect, but still here, and now for almost 3 years already:) So nice to read your are doing so well, Jason, Congrats!
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JasonHeard Premium
I appreciate that, Loes! The fact that you have been here going on 3 years and others much longer, speaks volumes of the value of WA!
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Loes Premium
3 years ago, I couldn't even imagine how much there was to learn here, and I can be here for 10 years, and still will not get bored
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JasonHeard Premium
Lol, I agree.
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Motivator61 Premium
Thanks J , keep up the good work.
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JasonHeard Premium
Thank you, Tony. Blessings to you and your family.
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kwikev Premium
I found WA through a review I read regarding something else that you had apparently written. I don't even recall it. You mentioned WA in an offhand way as a legitimate site and had it linked. I clicked, visited and knew immediately it was the platform I had been looking for. A couple of years I was even part of a small group trying to create a site from scratch that resembled WA in it's long term vision. I had never seen this site before or I would have known that it is foolish to try to recreate the wheel.
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JasonHeard Premium
This reminds me of awhile back when I mentioned to a friend that we offer a service that delivers food for restaurants that don't normally deliver. Completely oblivious to GrubHub, lol.

It's great to have you here Kevin and I am glad you are enjoying the WA platform as well. It's a wonderful service/community.
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JeffWhenman Premium
Great post!
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JasonHeard Premium
Thanks Jeff!
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ericcantu Premium
Great post man! I found Wealthy Affiliate through one of your posts and that blows my mind. We are complete strangers, but your random words drove me to take action. That's what I keep telling myself as I get referrals. If I can get one I can get 100! $4k in a month is SPECTACULAR. you're the man Jason. What you and Kyle do, I'll imitate.

Thanks for the inspiration, brother.
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JasonHeard Premium
You're welcome, Eric.

It's been a pleasure having you here and seeing those who I have invited to Wealthy Affiliate making progress is the real success for me.

Keep it up!
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