Good Bye Wealthy Affiliate - After 4 years
This is not the first time I wrote this, but I think this time will be my last.
I have been here for 4 years but I haven't been active at all for 2 years. Some of the old members might still remember me as a very active member during my first 2 years.
Now it is finally time to say good bye. Why am I leaving after all this time?
The thing is that I'm not using any services from WA anymore. There are only 2 of my sites hosted here at WA and I can easily move them to my other hosting provider. I am also not using Jaaxy anymore and I am not joining the live classes.
I also don't really promote WA.
So there is nothing that keeps me here and I can save 300 bucks a year by doing so.
Did WA help me at all?
Oh yes. It definitely did. I still think it is a great source of information if you are completely new to online marketing.
This and the tools you get as a premium member, makes WA great for someone that needs the complete package.
But you should never stop learning and evolving. You should also accept that WA doesn't teach you everything.
At least not when I went through the training. There are many other tricks that help you rank a site and you should experiment with different things and test for yourself.
What works for one might not work for the other.
My main issue with WA
There is one thing WA does very good that is actually not good for you:
How much time do you spend on the platform and in the chat? Answering questions of other members?
Those hours could be better spent on your own website! You can make hundreds or thousands of dollars from a website. How much do you get for spending time on WA?
WA is a bit like Facebook. It is engaging and fun. And it doesn't let you go easily.
The positive side about this is, that you get help quickly.
However, not everybody that gives you help, actually knows what he is talking about. Many members are still very new and think they know but actually they don't.
False information spreads easily and fast.
What am I doing now?
While my main income doesn't come from my websites, I am living the laptop lifestyle. I am self-employed working 100% from my laptop.
I have multiple income streams ranging from customer support, over offering several services, to generating income with websites
You should always have multiple income streams. Once one is up and running, try to create another one, and another one, ...
Always focus on one thing at a time. When you have mastered it, you can try something else.
I am not dissing WA!
While I gave some negative feedback above, I still like WA.
It is just not for me anymore.
When I joined, I only knew how to build websites.
Now I know multiple ways to make money online and WA started it all.
For that I am grateful but it is time to move on.
I don't use any of the offered services and I am not engaged with the community anymore.
My membership runs out in August, but I will cancel it in a few weeks. Mainly because I don't want to miss the deadline.
If you still know me, I'll be happy to hear from you in the comments below.
If you don't know me, I'm curious about what you think about what I wrote.
All the best.