I went yearly on June 1st 2018 and found a new goal
On May 4th 2018 when I started my introductory trial of WA Premium membership for $19, I was just expecting to watch my rank to drop down to about 50000. I believed that the market was very competitive and it would take a lot of hard work just to be active in the WA community.
My numbers dropped drastically. My first week I responded to blog posts and started reading and watching training. The first training I watched was about Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich.
My first goal was to make money online.
From that lesson I made a plaque defining my goal for the upcoming year. What I wanted was be able to make $1,200 a month by my birthday May 14th 2019. My first intention was to make money. Later in the month my goal changed to become Ambassador in a year.
By the second week as I started writing blogs for my lessons twice a week. I noticed I was doing something I haven't done in a long time. I was writing more than 3 hours a day. My writing wasn't necessarily dedicated just to my website.
I was reading what other people had written and started to feel a sense of community with both newcomers and veteran marketers. I came out of my shell and started to write regularly.
I began to write regularly and something changed inside of me.
I had a feeling of belonging. I was waking up every morning eager to connect with my WA family. I was getting out of bed and going to my home office. I started my routine that involved reading WA emails. I was eager to learn more about internet marketing from those on the front line who worked at it day in and day out.
I began to think WOW this is a wealth of information right at my fingertips. The value of my first $19 investment grew and grew. I had tapped into something bigger than me and now I knew what it meant to be part of a greater whole.
It happened suddenly.
Once I was doing the exercises I realized I wasn't doing it alone anymore. At any point that I had questions all I had to do was ask and I would definitely get a response.
One of my first questions was real simple. I wanted to know how to bookmark a blog and I and bring it up later. I received a link to a training on how to do that simple task.
My question was asked so often that someone took the time to make a training to show how to do it. I'm a visual learner so I was able to watch the video and get the information that I requested. I thanked the WA member and I started feeling secure that I could do my lessons successfully if I just followed simple directions.
I was so excited about building my website here at WA I made the investment to purchase my domain for two years. I was lucky to get the domain name that I wanted.
I developed a vision for my online presence.
I had a vision of building an online magazine to answer questions for newcomers that wanted to get into internet marketing. I concentrated on seniors because in my daily life I ran across seniors that needed a supplemental income and didn't have any degree or experience being on the internet.
I wanted to develop a website that would cut through the red tape and offer solutions that have worked for me. I wanted to write in a very conversational style as if I was right there sitting next to you at your laptop.
My mission began with a few simple blogs.
I submitted one of my blogs for feedback. A young reader was excited to read my blog, because her grandmother was having the problem of using her smartphone. It required her to type and she wasn't able to do that with the arthritis in her hands. I suggested voice typing in my article.
That's when I knew that I touched upon something. I could share a wealth of information to a group of people that I truly respected and wanted to help them get acclimated to technology.
The money fell to the wayside and my desire to help became stronger.
I wanted to invest my time and money into building a place where seniors can feel comfortable and read about how I helped other seniors.
So the money bug left me and I wanted to help. The desire to help my future customers is more important than trying to encourage them to buy a product.
Helping people find what they need is the premise behind the internet: sharing knowledge back to those who are traveling behind you.
So my focus this year is how to build trust through my blogs and within the WA community. If I have this as my focus, the money will follow.