3rd year anniversary as a member of Wealthy Affiliate!
Yesterday, Feb. 2nd, marked the 3rd year of my becoming a premium, (and later yearly) member of Wealthy Affiliate. At times, I almost cannot believe that it's been 3 years!
So, what have I learned?
Number one, despite the lies spread by online business opportunities that in reality are complete scams, it is NOT easy to build a successful and profitable online business.
Get-rich-schemes are akin to the delicious tasting Kool-Aid that, as kids, people just could not help themselves by drinking the stuff multiple times on sticky, hot and humid days in the middle of summer. The drink is so tempting. Yet, if one thinks about the vast amount of sugar and other harmful ingredients laden in the product, really, it definitely is not good for you.
Those fraud get-rich-scheme opportunities, looking exactly like Kool-Aid to people desperate to have money flowing into their bank accounts within a few weeks after first started a business with that bogus program in fact are poisonous.
The amount of time and money foolishly invested into what in fact was a scam will never be earned back in that person's lifetime should he/she stick with it. However, seeing the light of day, (and something that happened to me several times before I joined WA) people will realize that they had been hoodwinked. Or at least I hope that they eventually realize it!
Leave the Kool-Aid/scam opportunities that guarantee you money easily in a get-rich-quick scheme alone folks! They are nothing but a devious lie!!
Number two, you have to WORK at your business at least 4 or 5 times per week, several hours per day, minimum, if you want anything to come out of it within a reasonable time. Don't expect to build a successful online business working at it 2 days each week/an hour or so per day. At that rate, grass in the dead of winter will grow faster.
Number three, and something which at times can personally be my own shortcoming, you have to have PATIENCE with first starting and allowing an online business to grow.
My problem, being very much being a "concrete-sequential" individual is that I wanted things done yesterday. It does not work that way with what we're all trying to do here at Wealthy Affiliate.
I always take away what Steve R. a 10+ year member here at WA, and owner of the great "I've Tried That" website stated in a brilliant article last summer to mark his first decade as a member. Steve stated that over the 10-year period he had around 1,800 articles posted on his website. 100, 200, or what I am about to reach with my next article on my site - 300 articles is not going to get you where you want to be with your website. If you believe so, to be blunt, you're fooling yourself!
Now looking at what Steve has accomplished, that is patience, dedication and work - 1,800 quality articles posted on a website!
Btw, Steve's revelation regarding the number of articles posted on his website is #5 in the article ("Hire More People") that he wrote for the community back in June 2017.
In addition, Steve's commemorative article is chock full of wisdom that only a 10+ year member of WA would have looking at his vast experience being an owner of a highly successful website. The article itself can be found below:
So in ending, I guess although belated by a day I can say "Happy 3rd anniversary to me"!
I hope for 3 more years, and more after that regarding my membership at WA!
In addition, recently receiving an invitation handed out by Kyle to be in his "Super Affiliate" training program I look to take my business, promoting WA to a whole other level.
Yes, I want to be in Vegas in 2019! I wish the very same thing for other people who were invited to be in that group!