My Respect for Wealthy Affiliate Community
My vision as a Beginner here at WA
I have been in business for years and kind of watched the internet start and take off to places you would never imagine. I heard many who started businesses online but never thought it would be me, but as the internet changed the world it also changed my thoughts as well. So a long anticipated time thinking how to unite my barbershop business with the online world took forever. I began using an online app to book my services for two years and then finally dived into Wealthy Affiliates. My decision for joining was based on the training platform, I did not want to go into an online business and know nothing and WA was very organized.
My initial struggle was all in my mind, with information overload. I had a vision of where I wanted to go but could not figure out how to get there. The vision and information I already had, was all over the place, so after about six months I went back to my former business because I felt overwhelmed and burnt out. I was trying to create an online store, put offers and landing pages together by building email list wayy before I knew the basics. I even picked a new niche unrelated to my barbershop business in which I have twenty plus years of experience. Yes, it was really awful!
What I came to learn after returning to WA
After about three to five months of that head spin I stopped working on my business with intentions to return, as I continued payments for a year without use. After canceling my membership a month later I stumbled across a simply blogging PDF that I had acquired in my ibooks. As I began to read this small overview of what blogging was as opposed to what I thought an online business was, I realized what wealthy affiliate was all about and what a powerful platform they had built. I learned to respect the Wealthy Affiliate platform, it's founders and amazing people within the community. The small book gave me a glance of the whole picture or vision. Immediately I laughed at myself, then renewed my WA membership. This was my calling, my direction and my small piece of the puzzle, which I was missing.
So my lesson learned was I had to hang in there and be patient until I could see my vision or my path. This vision allowed me to know exactly how I was going to get where I wanted to go. Many people learn differently so for me I like to start at the last chapter of the book and work my way to the beginning. My Uncle and life coach always taught us, "everything that you know in the End, is what you needed to know in the beginning." I am a barber by trade so I already visualize what hairstyle my clients are going to get before they even tell me what they want.
My Small Achievement
Your financial success and achievements are already within you, waiting to be discovered so I just want to briefly share some small achievements or pieces of the puzzle that I picked up as a result of being a WA premium member. These small pieces contribute to your overall mission in life, which began as a vision. It is your responsibility to find your own vision. Your vision is true inspiration received by your heart 2-5 seconds before it reaches your brain. The plans for this world belongs to the Creator, and He inspires our hearts. So follow your heart or gut feeling and that is your success. It comes to you in pieces or stages in your life so pay attention and be patient until you can see your vision clear.
Plan for the Future
After my light bulb went off I realized I had to slow down and focus class by class, and that you won't see fascinating results until at least a year or so and thirty or forty articles later, mixed with all different traffic sources. So I quickly developed this plan that I want to share. I felt as though I wasted time and was far behind where I could have been, but that was foolish thinking. Now that I have direction I have a whole team within my business and my new website is in my Barbershop niche. https://tahabarbershop.com
So our plan is to get everyone involved. We teach young children our profession and we have young men running the business. We plan to far exceed where I thought I should be, because collectively we have organized over twenty people to share in the efforts of this online business and found a very unique method to marry the two business. Our young men are making videos, our older men and myself are writing articles and our young children are learning and producing content as well. We set our three to six month goals on just producing content, receiving homemade traffic, training our children to learn all areas of our business. We plan to have mega traffic within a years time adding affiliate offers, then learn to monetize.
In closing, I am very grateful to be a part of wealthy affiliate community, it opens my eyes with every lesson completed. When knowledge (pieces) of your vision come together more and more wealth (not money) unfolds itself. My biggest takeaway is to be patient until you receive your vision so you can set your mind to put together the many pieces of the puzzle.
My Uncle also said, "he was given the task of putting together a large puzzle of the world, and didn't know where to start, so he turned the pieces over and saw a piece of a man, so he began putting the man together, and when the man came together, the whole world came together."