How YOU Can Succeed with Wealthy Affiliate From the Start !

Last Update: November 25, 2018

If you are new to Wealthy Affiliate and a little overcome by what you see, this is for you! If you have been around for a little while, it's a reminder!

I remember many of the same feelings that many of you likely feel when I first got started! Mostly I was drowning in the massive pool of instruction and a massive feeling of "I have no idea" ! Welcome aboard!

The way you can succeed from the start is by having the right mindset!

Let me explain by hitting some high points of my own experience!


Misconceptions are not real!

It's perfectly OK to be a little overwhelmed when you first start! Heck, I was ! If you don't believe me look back at my blog posts over the time since I've joined. I've made pretty much every mistake that can be made, and some of those twice! But it isn't terminal, and you will "get it" if you want to!

There is literally no prior experience needed to become successful at Wealthy Affiliate, but the ability to read and write!

There are some big misconceptions that I felt and see other people dealing with all the time!

  1. You have to have techie skills to be successful
  2. I will be able to generate tons of passive income right off the bat.
  3. This is just "another product" that is designed to take my money
  4. The definition of "working on it" is when ever I feel like it or my favorite TV shows aren't on.
  5. I've been "working on it" for over a month and I still haven't made money, It must be a scam.
  6. Failure is terminal

The above examples are just a few that scratch the surface, and they are all false!

If you have ever heard the term that "you get out what you put in", that is exactly the case!

Like anything, it takes time, effort and patience to get where you want to be ! There are no big businesses built overnight in the physical or online world!


The biggest keys to success!

Even a person that lives in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and has no clue how anything online works when he or she gets starts can make a thriving income from specializing in rockets ! Or maybe raising exquisite Arabian Horses ! If you are interested and passionate about it, you can do it!

I know that sounds crazy, but it is the absolute fact!

The ingredients of effort, time, and patience are very important, but there are two more ingredients that I've seen too many people ignore! Those 2 key ingredients to this secret sauce are Learning and the never give up attitude! It is all mindset!

You have to be willing to learn to be successful!

The platform at Wealthy Affiliate is absolutely all-inclusive on creating an online business and being successful! But you need to be willing to learn about what you are doing and what you are specializing on within a niche ! It is far easier than it sounds, but takes time and is a must if you want to achieve your goals!


The Time Factor

Of the people I hear from the biggest complaint is that "I don't have enough time" .

Our lives continue and different people have different demands on their time, so there is no cookie cutter recipe to solve this! But to achieve success time has to be a factor and how we use it is paramount.

I am a huge college football fan, and living in Clemson SC doesn't diminish that fact! If you are a college football follower you know where the Clemson Football program is at and where it came from! So during college football season I have been utterly emerged in following the Tigers and college football as a whole!

This has taken some of my time away from my online business, but it is something I'm passionate about. To make arrangements I don't hunt as much as I usually do, and I don't watch TV but One or two hours a week. By doing that, I can still accomplish the things I need to while not giving up on what I love.

There are ways to get more time out of what you have by simply managing your time more wisely.

If you spend several nights per week watching the TV or getting stuck in the YouTube vortex, while only getting one or two blog posts per month done, you value TV more than your blog. I'm not firing arrows of blame at you! If that makes you happy and it's what you want, that's up to you!

I still battle procrastination and time management all the time! Every day I can see where I could get more done, but procrastination has taken too much from me. It continues to get better, but it will always be a battle for me. But it's worth it!


What I Know To Be True!

One thing I absolutely know to be true is that none of us are perfect and we all have flaws to a point, and always will! I know I will ! But striving to improve is the sign of a successful person!

And I also Know that the training, community and the other vast amounts of tools at Wealthy Affiliate are the real deal and are designed for your success!

I only decided to build my 2nd website where I promote and recommend Wealthy Affiliate after I had been on board for a while, know that what I'm saying when I recommend Wealthy Affiliate is nothing but the absolute truth!

It's not just about the money!

I didn't decide that I would build a website that promotes Wealthy Affiliate just for the money! There is no way that I could stay motivated enough to create content on a large scale and recommend something If I didn't absolutely believe in it!

My time and results thus far makes Wealthy Affiliate something I very much believe in!


Everything you need is here, except one thing...

Every single aspect of building an online business that is real is found inside Wealthy Affiliate except the most important aspect......YOU!

You cannot start any kind of business at all if you aren't dedicated to seeing it through and giving it the effort required!

When I started my first business, I had many 16-18 hour work days and barely made enough money to live, but I stuck with it and it grew into a nice little business that has been a real blessing to me ad my family!

The time and effort required is nowhere in that category, but it is required!


Examples of the right mindset!

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."
~ Samuel Beckett

Thomas Edison will be remembered by history for some of the greatest discoveries and inventions in history! But it wasn't always the clear victories that kept Edison going, sometimes it was in failures and setbacks that he learned his most valuable lessons !

Thomas Edison's teachers said he was "too stupid to learn anything." He was fired from his first two jobs for being "non-productive." As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps."

Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4-years-old and did not read until he was 7. His parents thought he was "sub-normal," and one of his teachers described him as "mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish dreams." He was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. He did eventually learn to speak and read. Even to do a little math.

"So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'" ~ Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer.

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly."
~ Robert F. Kennedy

Unlike these huge success stories that were birthed from failure, you will have a definitive recipe to success to follow and minimize your problems at Wealthy Affiliate ! And when you do hit a snag, setback or just plain get stuck, you have a team of instructors and a community of helpful people and friends to help you along your way!

There is a process! Sometimes that process requires steps that include failures and setbacks, but those setbacks can often times be more beneficial than the successes!

If your goal is to make extra money, create a laptop lifestyle, or Become Wealthy using the online space and affiliate marketing, there is no better place to learn than Wealthy Affiliate University!

The free membership is insanely chock-full of helpful tools, insights and help, but I won't stop there! The premium membership reaches far and beyond what you would expect to get for the price of a soft drink per day!


You have to start and stick to it!

Once again, if you are a new Wealthy Affiliate member, simply get started! Get your account set up and start and follow the online certification course.

Do one thing at a time and do it well! Learn and grow!

I hope this helps some newer members and those who have been stagnant for a while ! If you have been procrastinating the premium membership, trust me, it's worth it!

Best of success and keep on keeping on!


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RobMichelle Premium
Thanks Mike,
Nicely put together
Rob & Michelle
MikeC69 Premium
Thanks for the kind words!
I put it together as the same random thoughts I get from people that I have spoken with, and in a way that they feel by their questions.
Best of success to you !
Kickbacked Premium
Hi Mike

Excellent written post!

MikeC69 Premium
Thanks Tim!
I wrote it in the way I did because that is the way the thought patterns seem to run when people are looking at new opportunities, and are trying to determine if they are legit or worth their time, effort and money!
Best of success to you!
Kickbacked Premium
Hi Mike

Thanks for the reply back!

My biggest struggle at this time is trying to get a website looking the way I want for e or woo commerce.

More the tech part of getting started!

Have a great week!

keishalina9 Premium
Wow! ... ⭐️ Impressive, eloquent, powerful blog post! ...

Done! ... thanks so much for sharing & posting today ... 🎵

All the best, cheerio ... 😊
MikeC69 Premium
Thanks for your kind words!
Best of success to you!
keishalina9 Premium
... you're most welcome! ... cheerio ... 🧡
EandS2018 Premium
So well said!
We thank you for laying this out so beautifully.Everything you have said is completely true.Spot on.
Thank you for the reminder and guidance / encouragement for us all here at WA,
Elaine and Scarlett
MikeC69 Premium
You are very welcome and thanks for your kind words as well!
The best of success to you!
LCEndahl Premium
Awesome read Mike, and thank you for sharing. It was what I needed to hear. I bookmarked it to read again, when need be.
Again, thanks,
MikeC69 Premium
You are very welcome Laura!
Thanks for your kind words !