Quiet Results Are Happening!
Last Update: Dec 9, 2020
The question of "how many successful people WA produces" comes up from time to time, so I wanted to write a quick blog post with my thoughts on the subject. This topic came to mind because I had a mind-blowing week behind the scenes.
OK, maybe not mind-blowing. But it certainly was very positive, and the bummer was that no one else saw it but me!
I actually received 5 separate private messages from referrals of mine asking for help on their websites. That's not out of the ordinary actually - I usually get a lot more than that. The extraordinary thing about these messages was that they were all starting to make money from their websites and were asking how to optimize and grow their sites to make more.
Here's an example (updated from 2020):
This guy quietly worked for three years on his websites and now can quit his job. I actually had never directly communicated with him before that, so it's awesome he was self motivated and consistent in his efforts.
Sometimes I get these messages from people who have been here for just a few months and are seeing their first traffic come in. Some have been here for almost a year and are starting to see sales or even making $1000's in income.. They were all in different niches.
So this made me wonder...how many other folks are getting results and making money?
The answer is, probably a lot more than we hear about.
==> Example of someone making money, who doesn't like to share their website: The Perfect Website For You To Study (There's absolutely nothing wrong with that! Just wanted to show you that not everyone likes to show off their successes for different reasons)
Of course, there's no real way for me to count how many successes there are in WA, same as there's no way to count how many people drop out. But it just made me consider that if someone can go radio-silent for five months, then out of the blue come out and say, "Yeah, I've been making a few hundred a month for a while now. How do I grow past that"...it's amazing!
Some people do blog about their first sale, and some people do post updates with their income or other awesome results they're getting. I like to collect these stories to remind myself, and others, of what's happening here in the community. So take a look at these stories below, and imagine how many more are happening quietly behind the scenes.
2017 List: Is Making Money Getting Easier In 2017 And Beyond?
2018 List: 2018 - Another Year Of Success Growth At Wealthy Affiliate
2019 List: 2019 Income Proof List
2020: I stopped counting successes just because I'm busy doing other things but you pretty much get the point. I'm still here, still mentoring, and people are still seeing results. I'm ready for 2021!
This makes you feel really good when you realize that there are people all around you who have buckled down and are doing the things they have been taught here. Sometimes we don't think of ourselves as being successful because we are not making a killing yet. However, success can be defined in many ways. The things that you now know how to do that you did not know just a while back... that is part of success. I have been making a consistent income for over a year. It may not be where my goal is yet but it is consistent and that counts. We need to keep our goals high in order to keep stretching anyway.
Nathaniell, Thanks so much for posting this. It is so encouraging to see what others have been able to achieve here! Diana
This is absolutely brilliant stuff and is exactly the sort of information people need when thinking about joining - thank you for sharing
best regards Paul
Outstanding Nathaniell!!!! I want to grow up and be like you one day!!!
Awesome, bro. Truly! You're changing people's lives!
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Excellent stuff Nathaniell, people quietly going about their business without necessarily shouting about their achievements all the time. Much more agreeable than the tasteless "gurus" who constantly brag about their latest magic bullet.
Thanks for getting them all together and sharing with us.