Here's The Worst Thing You Can Do To Yourself And Your Business

Last Update: April 11, 2022

Now, this is my opinion some may agree others may not. But hey that's life.

I think the worst thing you can do to your business growth and to yourself is live inside an educational bubble.

WA is a wonderful learning resource, but it's definitely not the end-all and be-all educational resource when it comes to making money online with your own website.

There are so many more resources online that you can learn from.

I'm always searching for educational sources that can expand my business and my understanding of marketing online.

For instance, I'm a lifetime member of Powerhouse Affiliate. Here Joey teaches anyone who wants to learn how to do CPA (cost per action) marketing,

You can follow along with case studies that were done this year, not information from 5 or 10 years ago like other resources I found.

And I have many other resources that I access all the time. From design to tech.

In fact, I am about to embark on a new educational journey. I going to join Authority Hacker. And as the name suggests this program teaches you how to build an affiliate authority website.

Now the WA does show you that and they do a good job of it.

But Authority Hacker goes about things differently. And I'm always wanting to learn new ways of doing things.

So I'm going to start a completely new blog in a new niche following their training. I will have my new blog up and running by May 1st, 2022. And I'm going to track my results until December 31, 2022. And see where I end up.

So why tell you this?

Because as I said no one place is the end-all and be-all when it comes to teaching you how to do anything. And if you get stuck with blinders on I can guarantee you that you're missing out on many, many things.

Now I really want to stress this. This is something I'm doing and I'm in no way telling anyone to stop what they are doing here. I say that because someone may think that's what I'm doing and I'm not.

I'm just saying don't live in an educational bubble.

Also for me, as an added bonus, I can do a review of Authority Hacker from a member's point of view.

I believe in you!

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Zoopie Premium
Yup, totally agree. So many resources out there that are helpful. I follow this guy in Australia for motivation and inside business tips etc, and it doesn’t cost me a penny. However the only thing I would say is don’t spend all the time learning, we need action at the end of the day. And there is soooo much out there that it’s an easy trap to just ping from one to another and not establish a firm actionable business regimen.
leoemery Premium Plus
So true, so many people keep getting ready to take action, but never do, they are stuck. The funny thing is they also think they are getting things done - nope just stuck - no action.
Roybretton Premium Plus
Good morning Leo,

I hope you're doing well. Thank you for your excellent blog post.

I hear you big time, Leo, there are definitely other resources that we need to look at, especially if we are specialising in something. Or if we want to learn certain tasks.

I am currently doing a YouTube course and a video editing course.

On the other end of the scale, I believe that you are a very experienced Internet marketer and successful. For people starting out on their online journey, I would suggest sticking with Wealthy Affiliate. It's easy to get information overload and for confusion to set in if you're trying to do too much at once. I know that you are well past that stage, so I believe it's a great thing to do.

When I first started out in 2004, I didn't have a plan to work to like members do with Wealthy Affiliate. I was working totally blind and going from one shiny object to the next. Not clever, but I eventually got there! It was also a very expensive way of doing it. My guess is that what I learned in three years, I could have learnt within a couple of months within the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

Wishing you all the best and a great day.

leoemery Premium Plus
I totally agree. Everyone should have a solid foundation when it comes to affiliate marketing and focus on building that foundation first and foremost.

Once you have a solid understanding of online marketing and your business is profiting and growing then if you want to you can learn advanced or alternative methods when it comes to online marketing.

I will also say it's always best to stay in your lane. Become the ultimate master of the things you know and what's building your business.
Roybretton Premium Plus
Good morning Leo,

Thank you for taking the time to reply, it's appreciated.

Very well said indeed! Yes, once we have a solid understanding of online marketing and our business, then we can move on to alternative or advanced techniques.

Have a great day.

roysinOnline Premium Plus
I agree with you, Leo 💯. My slogan is Never Stop Learning, and I am living the slogan to the letter in all I do in life.

I am a member of several other platforms as well, to learn more and evolve to become better at blogging and marketing every day.

I strive to make sure to base my decisions and interpretations of what I learn by verifying the information with other sources.

At the moment I am focused on the blogging part, learning the in and outside of building WordPress blogs and making them grow.

As a consequence, I joined a blogging mastermind course in January with a famous blogger who started blogging all the way back in 2004.

The course is very good and takes blogging quite a bit further than we learn at WA.

I have also done a couple of more courses from other great bloggers recently. Courses that are free and of high-quality standards.

I have also considered joining Matt Diggity´s Affiliate lab and Authority Hacker, but both of those two options are a bit further down the road for me.

The bottom line is as you say to not "stagnate". Rosana has said it very well in her comment.

We have to keep evolving. And as you say, the added bonus is background material to write some awesome in-depth reviews of the courses.

Keep being awesome, Leo 💪😎

leoemery Premium Plus
I thought of joining Matt Diggity´s program as well. But it sounds very much like the Authority Hacker program that's why I choose that one.

Build an authority site and then if you want you could sell it. So we'll see.

Also like both programs they do go beyond what is taught here in WA.

WA does a very good job of staying in their lane, which is teaching beginners how to become successful affiliate marketers.

Thanks for the comment Roy
roysinOnline Premium Plus
You are welcome, Leo. After fiddling around not exactly knowing what I wanted to do,
Now I know and I am down to the authority site lane, with focus.

QiMindset Premium Plus
Thanks for this, Leo!

Every moment in life is an education.

Learning comes from every experience.

One would, with certainty, be lacking if they only received their information from one source, or thought they had all three information they need!

I hope I am able to learn something new every day until I become food for the worms...

Keep learning and thriving, Leo!

roysinOnline Premium Plus
I like this, Al. I seek to live in the now and enjoy every moment of it, every experience, be it good or bad.

QiMindset Premium Plus
Exactly, Roy🙏👍
leoemery Premium Plus
I'm learning every day, most times it's great. And other times it's an eye-opener - lol
ThomasPaul Premium Plus
I think WA is really great for beginner to intermediate level. They do lack a little in training on the more advanced stuff, but I'm seeing more of it trickle through with the Classes.

The one thing I like about Kyle and Carson is you join WA and all you get from them are emails about WA and, very rarely, a new service that was started up that compliments WA such as Jaaxy and Alphabet Soup X.

With virtually all other courses you buy the course, training, membership, etc, but then you get slammed with email after email about the latest and greatest course that someone else just launched, even when you just bought a course from them.

It's very easy to get pulled into the shiny object syndrome and before you know it you're buying course after course, but not implementing any of it. I've been there, done that a long time ago, and have the old bank statements(and lack of progress) to show for it.

I wholeheartedly agree with what you said in your post, but I think it's important for people to get their affiliate/internet marketing "legs" underneath.

There's a lot of other courses, memberships, etc. that do this too, but you'll be hard-pressed to find one that doesn't try to get you to buy a bunch of other things once you're on their list. WA is truly an outlier in this regard.

I really do think a lot of affiliate/internet marketers do newcomers a huge disservice by pushing how "easy" it is and how "quickly" you can make money because they have an outlier result that they emphasize on their sales page.

It seems like they're not really interested in helping people, but more interested in helping themselves to as much money as they can pump out of a person.

Well, that's my rant for the
bjdluna Premium Plus
I totally agree with you! You buy one thing then it is upselling after upsell-- I hate that! WA isn't like that at all.
roysinOnline Premium Plus
Well written, Thomas 😊👍🏼 And I agree with every word you say.

The last paragraph "It seems like they're not really interested in helping people, but more interested in helping themselves to as much money as they can pump out of a person." is a good description of the impression I have gotten since I got started in 2020.

leoemery Premium Plus
I agree WA does outshines many of the other programs available.

WA is very good at staying in its lane and focuses on helping beginners get a solid grasp of how to build a successful affiliate marketing business.

And like you, it is so refreshing not to be upsold at every turn.

WA to me is one of the safest places a beginner can be.