Hey Everyone

As you know, testimonials and success posts are a key part to any marketing campaign.

I personally am to scared to just drop anyone's testimonial and pic on my site as I never know if it was intended for a specific person's use or open to anyone.

So I am hoping to get the Communities support on the following thread...

For Wealthy Affiliate members and their website use only, please could you help me to grow a collection of honest success stories and testimonials through the comments below for ALL Wealthy Affiliate members to use?

I'll go first if it helps.

btw... It does not have to be as long as mine ;)

"My experience leading up to finding Wealthy Affiliate... I assume was pretty much the same as most people who are determined to build a successful online business.

I spent years drifting from one 'get rich scheme' to the next and when my hard earned money was not being taken from under my nose, I was left with very little to show in return for the mass amounts of effort that I was putting into it.

The problem I had was that 50% of the programs were nothing more than hyped up scams, and the others, though being honest people behind them lacked in either the fundamentals or in overall completeness of the products or training that I was paying for.

Out of frustration in trying to figure out if I was being scammed yet again by another product, I stumbled across a review that all of a sudden was telling me that the product I was looking at was good, BUT that it was NOT recommended by the writer. The writer, a WA member was urging me to look at Wealthy Affiliate first.

... This stumped me completely... He was turning down a high value sale in return for one that would make him pennies in comparison.... I had not seen this before... Why???

Could it be that I had just found the first truly honest person doing a review in all my years of searching?

What did he know that I didn't?

Needless to say, I jumped from his Wealthy Affiliate review straight into the free membership... Another few and far between thing in the online community. A product that was so confident they would let me try it for free.

2 days after joining wealthy affiliate, I couldn't be more excited as I could finally see all of the pieces of a puzzle I had been searching for all those years... So simply falling into place.

It finally made sense... And I was not once told that I ever had to promote WA in order to make money online... I had the choice to build my business on anything I was passionate about.

I went premium...

And BOY! was my mind blown!

All of the information that had been fed to me in impossible dribs and drabs over the years AND HEAPS MORE in one structured and easy to follow, learn while you're applying it program.

No upsells, no advertising, no hype... Just a community of amazing people all with common goals and EVERYONE eager to help one another!

By following the training, a few weeks later I had my first free sign ups.... AND then...

At around the 2.5 month mark for me... It happened!

MY FIRST PAID REFERRAL... And the dude was so excited to tell me that he had signed up through MY referral link that I didn't even know what to say to him in return ;) but I could see the true potential behind Wealth Affiliate at this point...

And from there, the sky was the limit! WASH, RINSE, REPEAT :)

I had done the groundwork, now it was about upkeep and reaping the rewards.

Best part for me about Wealthy Affiliate, I get to promote products that I truly believe in... and people can see this when you are talking about the topic with them. You are passionate about it.

So for anyone reading this who is looking to build an online business, please save yourself the time searching any further... You have found what you have been looking for all this time... And SO much more!

Take it for a free test drive and decide for yourself.

The entire community is here to help you along the way, all you gotta do is ask ;)

Wishing you all of the best and looking forward to hearing from you!

Cheers,

Marc Parsons

"Life's shweet when you have the right friends!"




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jacob23 Premium
Thanks, Marc. Great story!! Cheers, Jacob
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Marc, thank you for sharing here! I look forward to following you and sharing your success stories as well! Best to you!
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rodeves Premium
Hi Marc, thanks for this great idea. Can I use these testimonials and success stories on my website? If not, I will understand. Thanks.
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marcparsons Premium
hey Rodney. you are more than welcome to. it's exactly why i did this post

have fun :)
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rodeves Premium
Many thanks. You are the best!
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DLansing Premium
Hi Marc,

I see many similar stories over here.
I bumped into WA when I was reading a review for Clickbank University. I was about to join Clickbank University when the review (Jason Mardis of WA) mentioned that there is an online program even way better than them. And it's freaking Free. Turns out he was referring to Wealthy Affiliate.

So I went and I tried the Free Starter Membership, and on the sixth day of free training, I knew that I've found a real deal here with WA. The rest is history I guess.

I would say that I am not the fastest of the learner, but eventually I did get some referrals. I hope to unearth more of the potential people who has the same mindset as me and us here.

Thanks again for sharing and starting your post here :-)

Dominic
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marcparsons Premium
Loving the rat race buster Dominic!

Thanks for getting involved with your history and WA. It is amazing how sometimes, simple is sooo much better.

Remember to check out my latest training under my profile. Members are getting some insane results and it hasn't been out much more than a week.

Chat soon and thanks for connecting!
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DLansing Premium
Thanks Marc, it is something that I am passionate about. I am sure going to check out your training for sure :-)
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Rawl Premium
Yes Dominic check out Marc's training. It helps A LOT!
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DLansing Premium
I'm just halfway at Marc Parson's training and I'm already blown away!!
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marcparsons Premium
Thanks for the feedback.

Looking forward to hearing about your results.
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DLansing Premium
Sure Marc, will definitely do.
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Rawl Premium
Nice! I'm nearing the end but I'm going to go over it again for anything I might have missed.
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GuyfromNB Premium
Hi Marc,

It's a little bit funny the way I came to Wealthy Affiliate.

I came after falling on two sites of two WA members on first page of Google for a keyword I was looking for hoping to build a site or write a post around I'm not exactly too sure.

The keyword was about another program I used to follow hoping I could be successful with. Google Sniper.

One of the site was quoting it as a scam literally, while the other one had better words about it but was promoting another program instead: Wealthy Affiliate.

I didn't know then that they were both WA members. But I was impressed with their reviews - even if I found one a little bit harsh about Google Sniper.

They were not trying to sell the product they were reviewing like I used to.... but just being HONEST about it. And that's how I ended up here.

I had my doubts at first even if I was impressed with the training and the community of WA. Because I was so hooked to keyword research and writing for SEO and it didn't seem to be a priority there.

But I know now that it's a BIG part of it as well... But priority is put on the content before than on the keyword.

I'm still a little bit young in WA to testify about big results. And I already had a little bit of experience before when it comes to rank keywords in the search engines. But with WA I discovered that the results come even faster.

I already rank well for some of my articles and it's encouraging. But what I find more in WA is the support I have here, and even friendship with some members that I didn't found anywhere else....

I think that is a big part of the success here. I don't feel alone anymore doing this. I always have my friends in WA I can go to for help... And I give mine as well whenever I can.

I don't have any intention to leave WA at all. In fact, I'm more often there than I could be on Facebook. Cheers...

Guy
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Rawl Premium
Guy,
Thank you. I was moved by your post. I've only been at this three weeks but have accomplished a lot in that time. I'm a single Mom of 4 with a background in mental health and education. I have no training or education in internet marketing and wasn't looking for anything. I stumbled upon WA and I've enjoyed every moment.

I couldn't do this without the support of everyone and Kyle's amazing easy to follow videos. I have no intention of leaving and I'm grateful I found WA.

I bless you with success. I say bless because it's bestowing good upon you.

Rawl
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GuyfromNB Premium
Thanks Rawl
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marcparsons Premium
Hey Guy

Thanks for sharing your story.

I have to agree with you, the approach here at Wealthy Affiliate is completely different to anything else I have found on the market.

It is definitely the community that makes it that much better!

Keep up the great work!

Cheers,
Marc Parsons
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leoemery Premium
Hey Marc,

My story is a little different then other members simply because when I discovered the WA back in 2012 I'd already been making a fulltime income online, and doing so as of 2005.

But I'm sure glad I did find the WA.

First off this is a true community, everyone that I have encountered is looking to learn and to share what they know so everyone can reach their goals no matter what they are.

I've personally made some great friendships as well as some very lucrative business connections.

But beyond that, from the additional information that I have learned through the WA's training and through other even more experienced members.

The wealthy affiliate has helped me triple my income in the last year alone and I am on track to do it again this year.

And beyond all the tool, the training, resources, support and constant innovations and updates.

No matter what your level of experience in the online world there is something for everyone in the WA.

As soon as you think you've learned everything or know everything about online marketing that's when you're going to get into trouble and see your business slide backwards.

I have zero intention of ever leaving the WA - simply because it provides me with the latest information of online marketing to keep scaling up my business each and every year and to stay ahead of my competition.

And for the price of a yearly premium membership - that's a steal.

I believe in you
Leo
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marcparsons Premium
Appreciate your input here Leo.

I have personally learned a lot from your websites and answers to my questions. Thank you.

I have to also agree, there is never a time to stop learning in this game. The internet is continuously evolving and so should we.

This is why Wealthy Affiliate has been such a key part of my journey. The community is constantly evolving and sharing knowledge between members.

Take away the tools, hosting etc etc that you get over and above. The up to date knowledge available from the community itself is worth every penny of the premium memberships.

Thanks again for leaving us your story!

Cheers,
Marc Parsons
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Missa3 Premium
I am recently disabled and was desperately looking for something not only to fill my time but something that I could feel accomplished in doing something productive in each day, and lastly something I could make money with while staying at home.

I also needed something that was extremely flexible because for me everyday is different with the level and placement of my pain. Sometimes I can't follow my own thoughts, some days it hard to sit for a long time and a lot of times I have horrible insomnia.

I had tried out a few of the "work from home" scams out there and then became really critical of all of them because of the lack of money and integrity that some of these websites have. Then I came across Wealthy Affiliates.

I joined free just to take a closer look and before my free week was up I had made my decision to join. I was really amazed at everything they offer. From the training to the community involvement it was amazing. I won't go into all the details because so many of them have been posted by other commenter's here, but I and I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking to create a website and generate income from home.

~Debra
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marcparsons Premium
Hey Debra

I am sorry to hear the challenges you are facing, but must say that I am glad you have found a way forward regardless of what may have been holding you back!

Your websites are impressive to say the least!

Keep up the awesome work and thanks for your input!!

Cheers,
Marc Parsons
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LynneHuy Premium
When I came across Wealthy Affiliate I was searching for a way to learn more about working online.

I started working online 4 years ago and had to learn everything on my own. For 4 years I have been trying to figure out everything on my own for the 2 websites I set up. It has been hard to figure out the correct way to go about things.

When you are new to working online it is not easy to figure out what is white hat and what is black hat. I made many mistakes with my websites but slowly built them up and ranked them.

I joined Wealthy Affiliate 3 months ago and I have been completely blown away by what is offered here. I saw immediately the value in this program. The training and support offered here is more than I could have dreamed of. I can see I won't be needing anything more than Wealthy Affiliate to run my online business.

Not just that, but I have built another 2 websites that are already ranking within the short space of 3 months. I have gained more avenues of earning income.

Wealthy Affiliate has completely changed my life in a few short months. I look forward to seeing what the future offers.
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marcparsons Premium
Your website's still amaze me Lynne and the amount of content that you are able to put out blows my mind!!

Keep up the awesome work and thank for sharing! :)
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Marc!
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ZaZan Premium
After years of toying with scams, considering, reconsidering, becoming within inches of paying hundreds of dollars for blueprints or programs or clubs or whatever, I became super jaded and gave up. I built my own websites but couldn't keep up with all of the changes in how to monetize. I tried Google ads at first, didn't really understand SEO and didn't have a lot of time to figure it out on my own. So I let it go a couple years back. My sites were just sitting there, gathering dust.

Ironically, I found WA on Facebook. On a whim I clicked on it. I can't even remember if it was a paid add or if it was a friends post. I can't even remember what the hook was that made me click. That is how I got here. I signed in June but didn't have enough time to take advantage of the free premium. I work very long hours and it was a busy time.

I kept vowing to check it out in more detail when I had time and three months later, finally looked about the site in more detail. Even with limited access on the free membership, I could see the value. So I went for Premium.

It's only been a couple weeks, but I have about five domains for future ideas and am now working my way through the Bootcamp first to learn how to monetize by promoting WA. I write content in a notebook on the train to work for the other sites I am developing, follow training videos when I have internet connection in cafes on my breaks, and little by little I am regaining hope that I can make this work.

I can't stress enough the amount of valuable information I have obtained in a few short weeks. Jay's Niche webinars have really helped me focus and understand defining my audience.

Beyond having hope and dreams for the future, doing this is just hella fun. I am so glad I clicked on that random link. I hate my company and have tons of student loan debt from putting my son through Uni. I finally have a bit of hope that I can take control of my life.

Good Luck to all!
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marcparsons Premium
Hey Suzanne

Thanks for sharing.

The fact that you write you content on the train and post in cafe's is pretty cool... It goes to show that anyone can find the time and do it. You just need to have the will to succeed behind you and you will find the time.

I love what I am doing here as well and all of the new people I meet are so interesting and each and every one of them has taught me something along the way!

Keep up the awesome efforts!
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Perspective Premium
Hey Marc,

Thanks for sharing your story!
I just went "Premium" and I am super excited to see others helped by the resources and community here.

To Your Goals,
-Alex
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marcparsons Premium
Hey Alex

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. You are in for the journey of a lifetime!

Always keep in mind, the more questions you ask, the faster you will succeed.

Wishing you all of the best and please feel free to reach out any time!

Cheers,
Marc Parsons
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Perspective Premium
Thanks Marc.
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musicns Premium
So if you haven't met a person who is completely terrified of scams, you have found one! I have been searching for ways to make money online for years. About a mouth ago I signed up and paid a membership fee to a survey site that provided me with a lengthy list of survey sites. I quickly determined that I didn't need a membership to try the sites. Scam alert went off in my brain and I immediately started searching for reviews on that site. Well I stumbled across a website recommending WA. I read through it and thought this is too good to be true so of course I tried to find a negative review but I had no luck. Everything I found was positive. I thought well its free to try so why not.

2 weeks and 3 days later I have a fully functioning website about a topic that I absolutely enjoy, knowledge surrounding websites that I didn't even know existed and a community that will answer your questions any time of the day or night. I am absolutely thrilled with the progress I have made here. It's been a very positive experience.

P.S I got a full refund from the survey site. :)
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marcparsons Premium
Hey Melody

Loved the header on your website and the content is coming along wonderfully!

Keep up the great work!

lol... If they are charging you to participate in surveys, then I would definitely have asked for a refund as well ;)
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Hannabubble Premium
I joined WA just under a month ago and am absolutely amazed at how much I have learnt.

I have built a fully functioning website on a hobby of mine, which is going great. I can see already that WA is going to be the main ingredient to more financial freedom in the not-too-distant future!

Everyone I have met on Wealthy Affiliate so far have been so helpful, polite and just all-round cool people!

I can finally look forward to the future after struggling through life for so long now!

Thanks so much for this amazing opportunity.

Hannah
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marcparsons Premium
Thank you for leaving your thoughts Hanna!

The future is definitely going to be a fun one with all of the friends you will make here at wealthy Affiliate :)
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Hannabubble Premium
No problem.
It certainly will be a fun one! WA is freakin' awesome!

Hannah
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GaryHowell Premium
And you know I have your back on this one Marc
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marcparsons Premium
Thanks Gary!
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gmegs Premium
I know it's not specifically what you asked for, but you can lead them with your affiliate link to: Lots of good comments there.
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marcparsons Premium
Very Glad that you did. It fits perfectly!

Many thanks Joanne
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carolineruth Premium
Thanks for sharing this and the link to Shawns story too. I have found a wealth of info that is worth every penny to my mlm company and more here at WA
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marcparsons Premium
I ran into Shawn a little while back. He has some great support and advice to offer, a lot of which can be found in his link.

As he says, You could be talking to a millionaire at any time on WA... You would never even know ;)

All of the best! :)
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Rawl Premium
I joined Wealthy Affiliate (WA) 10 days ago and I have a fully functioning website with comments and traffic. I have been ranked in Google and I've got all the support I need on WA.
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marcparsons Premium
Hey Rawl.

Thanks for getting involved. You are doing amazingly for 10 days in!

Keep up the great work and feel free to let us know if you ever need a hand :)
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marcparsons Premium
Awesome post! Thanks Shawn!
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