Things I Have Realized

Last Update: September 21, 2018

I have some things to share that I have realized about what Wealthy Affiliate is and is not. I have been following the training and working out my website. I have come to some very important conclusions. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I first started. Even so, I can say I really didn't expect it to be like this.

My husband and I came into this thinking we would learn how to build a website and be able to make some money from it. This was suppose to be a part-time job, to bring some extra money in to make up for the part-time job I was let go from. Unfortunately, my husband at this time is not able to put much into it. So I am the one that is taking all the training and building out the website.

What This Is Not

When first introduced to Wealthy Affliliate, I'm sure there are a lot of people that would think they could make a lot of money fast. I think that thought had come into my mind at some point, but as I got started and saw all that was involved, I soon realized this is most definitely NOT a get rich quick scheme. It's not something that you can make money at overnight.

We, my husband and I, had looked at other affliate marketing opportunities, and actually got involved with one that we lost money at. The training was not as awesome as WA and left us wondering what to do next. We were very impressed with Wealthy Affiliate, especially as it gave us the opportunity to try it out first.

Wealthy Affiliate is not a fly by night organization. It has been here for 13 years and it's booming and growing. It will be here a while. That's my prediction.

What This Is

When I started this, as I said earlier, I wanted something to replace my part time job. I began the training and as I progressed I realized this would become my part time job, but shortly after it occurred to me it would be so much more than that.

I did not comprehend what was all involved in affiliate marketing and now that I've been working through the training, I can see this is more of a full time job, instead of part time. I'm finding it hard to do all that needs to be done in this and take care of 'life' stuff. I'm trying to learn to balance the two, but It's been very difficult. Perhaps after I get through with the training it will get better.

I just get discouraged because I am not making the progress I should be and I know it's because I'm procrastinating on things, especially content. Writing is just very difficult for me. I think I'm getting better, but it's just taking time. At times I feel like I'm in school, with the lessons and assignments. That is not a bad thing. I am happy with the progress I'm making and the things I am learning.

This is a place where you can expand your knowledge and push yourself where you never thought you could go. But it's also a place where you can meet new friends who have a common goal. People who are willing to help you succeed and grow. Does any other affiliate marketing training have what WA has? I'm not sure, but I doubt it.

Wealthy Affiliate is really a great and awesome place and offers so much. I really am glad we made the decision to get on board. I'm hoping our life can get straightened out soon so we can work this together. In the meantime, I will continue working at it and work on the procrastination I have been doing. I plan on being successful! Thank you all for the help and encouragement you give!


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DianeWehi Premium
It is an amazing journey here in WA. Have achieved more than I ever thought possible. Still getting through the training. Not always easy but I believe in this platform, community and myself so I keep going.
Understood your words like my own lol thank you for sharing :)
lesabre Premium
Hi Lynn, excellent post and so accurate. Thank you for sharing. All the best to you and your husband.
Harley2018 Premium
Lynn, I completely understand how you feel. You almost read my mind. I am totally confident that we have some stumbled on the best affiliate program. The training is challenging with every step laid out for us. As with anything else that we learn to do. Practice makes perfect.

With the awesome support system at WA. I can’t wait to tell my story this time next year.

You got this!
cookins25 Premium
Awesome post Lynn -- and I think many people just starting out at WA can learn from your experience.

It's easy to think that creating an online business might be easy, fast, and bring in a lot of money -- however it's just simply not the case.

It takes hard work, dedication, and patience to build a profitable website / business. And I think the sooner people get into the mindset that this is more of a marathon and not a sprint -- the more people will start to actually become successful in this industry.
Jadatherapy Premium
Thank you for sharing this post.

Wishing you both the very best success here