This is my Story so Far

Last Update: August 03, 2017

It was the end of May this year and for the first time since 1999 my contract had come to an end without a new project already lined up. It used to be that companies were chasing me to join their projects, but the current market is so slow, not a peep.

I wasn't panicking.. yet... I'd got some savings and investments I could cash in to carry me through at least 2-3 months, but it was clear that it wasn't going to be sustainable.

For the first month I didn't know what to do with myself and I just wasted time on the internet looking at Facebook and watching movies on YouTube. It was really wasting time. Then I seriously started to think of how to generate other means of income assuming that this current scenario was a form of enforced retirement.

I started looking for ways to do business or make money online. There's so many out there but as you go through them you just get an uncomfortable feeling at the back of your mind, then totally by accident, (or design), I came across a review about Wealthy Affiliates. Something told me this is the one and I took the plunge, I mean nothing to lose, the first week is free right.

What an eye opener...! Just in those first few days I learned so much, I generated ideas for various niches, I got a basic website set up, with just a few hours left I bought into the Premium membership. I quickly purchased my own domain, cancer-natural-therapy.com, and put in incredible hours, hardly sleeping, to go through the training and start developing my content.

I started getting involved with Live Chat, found myself answering questions as well asking for help. Then the first major milestone, Google indexed my site, it was an awesome feeling, such a sense of achievement.

Now I have a small following here on WA, I'm following back, I've set up my Google+ and got my website on there. The next steps are to continue the training, extend the visibility of my website on the web, and hopefully monetise it to generate some income.

My Ranking here in WA appears to be progressing well. When I started I was somewhere near the 3000 mark, I think it was 2958 or around that figure. Then I noticed it changing, 2000+, 1910, 1500-ish, 1000+... Now I've broken the 1000 milestone and it feels good.

I'm am so happy that I found WA, I feel alive, my brain is working, I get to spend time with the family, do errands, meet friends, when I want to. I'm not beholden to any director or client telling me when or how I should work.

It's a tremendous start to a new journey and over the next few months I hope to see my site in the top few pages of a Google search.

Thank you WA.

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Ivine Premium
Hi, what a wonderful story. It is really very inspirational. Irv.
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PLEAffiliate Premium
I'm glad you liked it.
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GlenPalo Premium
This is a very inspirational story! Thanks for inspiring us!
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PLEAffiliate Premium
Thank you. I'm pleased that you found it inspiring, that was the main intent :)
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olster79 Premium
This is a great story, good luck with everything you do!
Steve
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PLEAffiliate Premium
Thanks Steve, that means a lot to me.
Good luck to you too, enjoy the ride ;)
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Cinderella5 Premium
Nice article and Wishing you success here at WA.
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PLEAffiliate Premium
Thanks Cindy, it was tough trying to decide if I should be so open about the the experience or not, but I've come across people and friends in particular who are sceptical about this online business.

Best of luck to you too on this WA journey.
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CraigUKTV Premium
Great story and it reflects mine to a certain degree. I decided to sign up about 11 months ago because of the slump in the oil industry and I could see a long downturn ahead. I have been lucky to stay in work albeit on a vastly reduced deal but I am happy and I can continue to develop and build my website part-time.

My advice to you: focus on adding quality content. I have 169 posts (min. 1000 words) and 7 pages. I am aiming for 200 posts in my first year. Try not to worry too much about earning in the first 6 months. I know it's easier said than done but that is the reality. It took me about 6 months to earn my first $150 in a month.

It then started to increase and I earned $500 last month. This isn't a lot but this is the reality (sorry to keep harping on about reality). Some will earn more, but most will earn less. That is my experience. Give yourself at least a year and if you can get earning a few hundred monthly, you know will be able to scale it up after that.

All the best.
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PLEAffiliate Premium
Thanks for sharing Craig. I am starting to get the picture about this business. I thought I had my eyes wide open but confess to a little bit of rose-tint, hahahaha...

Thank you for the advice and putting the whole thing into context.

All the best to you too and I wish you success.
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CraigUKTV Premium
You're welcome Abdu.....and same to you!
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