Back in the Saddle!
It has been three long years since I first quit Wealthy Affiliate and added it to my list of abandoned hobbies. When I first joined the program as a premium member, I didn't take the opportunity seriously. I was convinced that because Wealthy Affiliate was the best program out there for learning affiliate marketing that it would be a piece of cake to earn money. I quickly went to work, but when I didn't have instant success, I blamed the system and convinced myself I must have been duped again but another scam. Worse than that, I quit putting forth the effort that I desperately needed to be successful, further perpetuating my belief that the system was a scam. And so I sat, wasting three good years to keep building my skills
What Made Me Come Back Now?
I'm a little older now, and just a tad bit wiser. I have learned that success is made not given, and that like anything good in life, I am not going to immediately achieve all my goals.
I just so happened to come across Wealthy Affiliate again, and realized that I had not given it the proper attention or time that it deserved last time, and I paid the price because of it (losing three valuable years)!
What Am I Going to Change This Time?
One of the main things that I have realized is that habits require consistent daily action to build. You wouldn't brush your teeth sporadically and hope to have clean teeth, would you? So why would you expect to get better at affiliate marketing by only logging and studying or practicing you skills once a week?
My commitment this time around is to do something every day within Wealthy Affiliate. That may be as simple as replying to someone who is following me, answering a question that someone has posted, or giving someone encouragement on the money goals page or it may be as complex as writing a new piece of content, sharing my successes and failures in a blog post, or editing my website.
I know that if I take some action every day, then I will keep Wealthy Affiliate top of mind. And If Wealthy Affiliate is top of mind, then I will make progress every single day. And if I make progress every day, then I will start to see success before I know it.
I am thrilled to be back, and excited to keep learning one step at a time.