Who Are The South Africans In WA?
I have recently noticed many newbies asking who else within Wealthy Affiliate is from South Africa. So, let's answer the question - :who are the South Africans in WA?" and then when someone asks the question again, we can refer them to a central point, this blog.
A Bit About Me
As you will see from my profile, I am originally Zimbabwean, that is where I was born, raised and educated. I worked in Zim until my early 20's.
My grandparents moved from South Africa to Zimbabwe but my mother and her siblings were born before they moved. Hence, I am a South African by naturalization.
Sadly, Zimbabwe is not too keen on sharing her citizens so I had to relinquish my Zimbabwean citizenship to become a South African.
It's quite bizarre to have your "birth right" stripped from you, but hey, that's how the cookie crumbles sometimes.
I joined Wealthy Affiliate towards the end of 2018, October if I recall correctly. This platform has to offer the most incredible community ever.
The training has taken this seriously non-tech person from knowing nothing about building websites or online marketing to my current position where I have even built a professional website for my employer (half day employment, I have plans to go online entrepreneur full time).
You Can Do This Too
Signing up with Wealthy Affiliate was definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made. Has it been easy? Um, no, I would not describe it as easy. A steep learning curve? Absolutely! A lot of fun? Definitely! Incredibly rewarding? Yebo yes! (as we say in SA)
It takes a lot of work to build your own successful online business. There are no legit shortcuts. The Wealthy Affiliate training will position you perfectly to take your own online business from fledgling to lucrative success, if you put in the work and the hours.
It also takes a lot of persistence. Whenever you find yourself not understanding a lesson, think about when you learned to ride your bicycle - did you stop because you couldn't ride without training wheels or someone holding you up by the saddle? Nope. Did you stop trying when you fell off? Of course not.
It's the same with this journey. We all make mistakes and hopefully fail forward. If it's just an out-and-out fail, well, we dust ourselves off and try again. Which ever way it goes, we learn and grow.
Share Your Story Fellow Saffer
I invite you to share your story and your words on encouragement in the comment section below. Let's welcome fellow South Africans onboard and help them to feel at home in this amazing international online platform called Wealthy Affiliate.
I look forward to reading your comments, your stories and your encouragement.
Blessings as always
PS A big plus for South African's building an online business - you get to generate an income in USD. Yes, it is converted to ZAR when paid out but the conversion rate is still massively in your favour!!! Where else could you be earning on average R18 to $1?
PPS If you are a Saffer living abroad, please also share your story
PPSS Comments are welcome from any part of the world, this is an international platform after all