Third Year Anniversary as a Wealthy Affiliate Member

Last Update: Oct 11, 2016


Okay so my anniversary was actually last week and I missed it, but I am a guy I am aloud to miss anniversary dates right? LoL...

The Last Year in Review

So after taking about a year or so off from actively working here I came back towards the end of last year. When I came back I at first rekindled the 2 sites that I had been working on prior to my break.

My Family Game Nights site had been doing well during the break and was still garnering a lot of traffic to it. Just goes to show that when you follow the training here that a site can get up and running to an automatic level. I have not worked on new content for this site other than a Christmas post last year.

My Wealthy Affiliate promotion site though did suffer from my break. I took the break right at the turning point for the site which meant that I did not really get it over the hump to that first level of Auto mode like the other. After doing a few posts for the site though I started getting that feeling that I needed to restructure it and thus, sent it to the back burner for the time being.

On to My New Site and Following My Passions

Originally when I came to Wealthy Affiliate I wanted to create a site to help make the world a better place, but at first I wasn't sure how to go about that. However, now that I had a foundation of knowledge in place I decided it was time to take the plunge and have at it.

So last December Spiral Revolutions was born and I have not looked back since! These last ten months of working with this site have been truly amazing for me on so many levels. From learning more about affiliate marketing to helping myself develop on a spiritual level and everything in between, it has just been amazing.

This site has led to rekindling old friendships online from here and generating many new ones. The more I have focused on this project the more it just seems to happen in the right way. Traffic is climbing, engagement is occurring and sales are happening.

The best part is that through this site and my engagement with others here that run similar niche sites, that I have found a way around many roadblocks that I was still facing with it. For example: I was struggling to monetize the site due to my high level of ethics, but now I have learned how to leverage just that into a way to monetize the site.

Three Years Later, How Do I Feel About WA?

I still remember that giddy feeling from when I first found Wealthy Affiliate and joined the program. How that excitement built as my first site came into being and began to grow. How it turned up to a whole new level when that first sale came in. The excitement seeing how much traffic my site was getting even with me taking a year off from it.

If you can't tell already, I am excited to be here. This is the right place for me to learn and hone my craft for this business. I am committed to the process and I know I can continue to learn and grow until I can safely walk away from my 9-5 job.

My only regret? I wish I hadn't taken that year off. I could only imagine how great my sites would be doing had I not done that. With all of that though, I am still thankful that everything has worked out here for me. I am gracious that I was able to hop right back in and follow my passions to the site that I really wanted in the first place.

If you are having any doubts about Wealthy Affiliate and or how it works, please have faith in not only the system, but yourself too. Anyone can do this if the are willing to make a commitment to it and follow through with that. Follow the training and for Pete's sake, ask a lot of questions!!!!!!

In closing I would just like to thank Kyle and Carson and everyone else here. You have all played a role in helping me to succeed and I am looking forward to reaping more and more of that success here and sharing that knowledge with all of you.

Keep Working It!

James W D

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Recent Comments


Hi James, great to hear on your renewed enthusiasm!
I am now just going with the motion and you can say that I am taking a semi-off year off now. Hopefully, I rekindled my passion just like yours soon!

Make sure to at least keep a good eye on things that are going on with your sites. I had backed off too far and missed an email from Amazon about an update and when I didn't act they ended that account. I missed a bunch of Christmas sales due to that. Otherwise there is nothing wrong with recharging your batteries, just don't walk to far away.

I will sure take note of that James. Thanks for the timely reminder, I almost forgot about this matter :-)

Sounfd awesome! Love the excitement ;-)

Thanks Liz. I was just telling my wife last night of how I can't escape this general feeling of excitement right now.

Good to hear you're still on track. Wish you a lot of success.

Thanks Joze! Good to see you are still around as well. Keep Working It!

Excellent. Keep it up.

Thank you and definitely will do!

Excellent news to hear that, in spite of your one year'S break, your first site has kept monetising. Sometimes you see the usual time period celebratory blogs and you may think 'not another one again!'. But it is blogs like yours that contribute to keep the flame alive and to give you the boost in confidence that, not without hard work, indeed you can make it and you can realise the dream of making an earner of your online business.
Thank you James, for making me believe again, and of course well done mate!! Giulia

I certainly understand where you are coming from, I remember my early days here pretty well and all of the ups and downs that went with it.

In my three years though I have seen a lot of success here and the one thing they all had in common is that they stuck with it and worked hard. This is a bit of a game of patience, but one that pays off very well for having it.

Good to have you back,hope this time you will hang around.

wish you loads of success

This last year back has been just as great as when I first started. I am very thankful for everything and everyone here.

Good to hear you're still here too. I have also been far away from my WA side the past year. But in turn has helped two research craftsmen here with their pages. So like you I am also slowly turning me against my own side

I had walked away to pursue a business interest with a good friend of mine. Once the frenzy of that wore off is when I decided it would be a good time to come back. Now almost a year later from that I am really gaining a lot of traction on the new site and right now the sky is the limit!

James as a new member of WA this gives me great hope in the future and what you put in your post is inspiring,
Thanks for sharing,

If you build it they will come Gerard.

Have hope and work hard!

Your beard got longer James :) Good to see that you are still around.

The beard is always a changing. I actually have it trimmed down to a goatee now though with the same length.

Glad to see you are still here too Cathy!

I really enjoyed your post James. I am still new here but have 2 sites up. I really want to be ethical as well and only sell things that will benefit others. I will keep an eye out for future posts from you. Thank you. Marcia

Thanks Marcia. Please always feel free to stay in touch with me.

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