Is it true? Is my search for a legitimate way to make money online really over?
It's been 30 months today since I was given a new lease on life! An inoperable brain tumor diagnosed in 2013 had "disappeared"! I have been dedicating myself, since then, to living my best life...EVERY DAY!
Part of living my best life is finding a way to earn enough money to live comfortably on a tropical island in the Caribbean!
I've found the island and I love living here but it has been an arduous struggle to find a legitimate way to earn money online. I have been subjected to numerous "infomercials" where they pass themselves off as "free training" or "valuable webinars". They say they will "teach you how to make money" and you can "live the life of your dreams". I'm not a complete idiot, I knew not to fall for the get-rich-overnight scams, but there were a few that seemed legit and that promised to give (sell) me the tools I needed and the training to create a viable online business.
I took the bait a couple of times (once to the tune of $3000+) because they seemed to have good reputations (outside of their own testimonials and reviews), and they were offering what I thought I was looking for. Don't get me wrong, I learned a lot about creating an e-commerce business (Shopify) and my store is fully functional on the Shopify Marketplace. I realized, however, that making a lucrative income from that business was going to be very stressful and much more work than I wanted for my "best life".
I began researching ways to make passive income and came across affiliate marketing. Did you know that there are thousands of affiliate marketing programs out there?! But, I'm a seasoned researcher and I finally narrowed it down to three. Wealthy Affiliate was the only one that didn't bombard me with "infomercials" or "buy now or else" offers/threats. They invited me into their program with complete transparency and no gimmicks!
For the first 2 days I went through the initial training with a protective coating of skepticism. I picked apart the program, I asked my coach a ton of questions and I completed outside research. I did find a few negative reviews but they were all promoting their own affiliate programs...that says a lot!
So, here I am today! I took the leap and I'm a full-fledged, card-carrying, bootcamp-taking, Wealthy Affiliate Premium member!
I'm excited to be a part of this community and I've checked my skepticism at the door! It's full-steam ahead for this journey that is MY BEST LIFE!