My name is Rab and no, that's not my full name but I'd like to be addressed as that instead. I am 17 years old when I joined WA and I have taken a big risk. Like, a HUGE RISK.
I have decided to stop my education and pursue affiliate marketing as my career. I am not joking. Some people may think I am crazy, my friends do not believe in my success and have doubts, including my mum as well.
Don;t jump to conclusions, though. I am not the smartest in school but when I study, I tend to top the class every time and even surpass the top scorer in my school. But that's only when I really want to achieve good grades and pursue it. Whenever I put my heart and mind into something, I make it happen.
I have completed my formal education of 10 years (2007 - 2016) but I came back to school for another year (2017) to sit for an exam to enter a good college and enter the local uni for medical school. Competition was tense as hell but I manage to do well in school and those who doubt me and thought I was lazy as heck was amazed. I am not amazing but I sure as hell am full of surprises.
However, as months went by, even though I did well in school and was constantly praised by my teachers, parents and friends, my career goal changed. Well, this is because I decided to come face to face with reality. I wanted to pursue Medical school because I want to earn a decent living and help my mum out.
I'll be honest. I'm not rich but I am blessed. However, I can't just stay poor my WHOLE LIFE. I have to admit, I am quite materialistic and always desire for luxury stuffs. But that does not make me any less human.
Anyways, I had to be realistic and find ways to earn MORE money besides going through medical school. Yes, I know that I should have just stick with it and once I become a doctor it will pay off but do you know how many years that will take? It takes 5 years to finish medical school (unpaid, and if I were to apply for student loan, there will be a MASSIVE debt once I graduated) and a residency program that might take up 2-3 years idk it depends.
Additionally, there is a 17 year old boy named Casey Adams who already make a decent living through his personal branding. It was really inspiring although I was jealous as hell. Super jealous. There are people younger than me that are wayyyyy more successful and I'm like WOW WHAT HOW? This is not fair!! If they can do it, I can do it.
So I thought hard over this and I do not want this. I want to be able to earn a passive income at an early age and not have to be unemployed for so long. Some of you may think that I could juggle medical school and do affiliate marketing at the same time.
Sorry, I can't multi task. It's not productive that way and I only want to focus on one thing only. Looking at my circumstances, I had to find other ways to achieve my goals, I then stumbled across a spam ad about some work at home mums who earns 10k per month online. And that's where my hunt for making money online begins.
I've always wondered how there are people who could earn so much money online. I didn't know that was possible (besides e-commerce stores and dropshipping etc). So I researched and did some surveys but nothing worked and most of them required a degree in blababla. I was frustrated.
That's when I came across a Wealthy Affiliate page. I do not remember who it is but I know it was one of a WA member promoting WA. I was skeptical at first but his story was really inspiring. I then decided to give the free membership at WA a shot and I was frustrated because I couldn't access the courses 2-5 unless I sign up for premium but since it was $19 for the first month, I decided okay I'll give it a shot once again.
And BAM! I couldn't stop thinking of WA ever since. The best community, best tools, best platform, best hosting, just one of the best out there, hands down.
FYI I joined on June 2017, tried the premium for 1 month till July 2017 but I stopped my billing and didn't do much for the first month because I was still in school and I had no time so I decided to wait for the holidays in November to start getting back to business.
I've saved up so much money for the premium membership and I am willing to invest and learn in order for my online business to not only thrive but dominate my competitors in my niche. LOL, yeah big words, Rab.
So after months of analysis paralysis I have come to a conclusion and decided to give it my all with Wealthy Affiliate and create my niche site. I told my mum about it, she supported me but still had some doubts. I asked her to give me at least a year to prove her wrong and okay, get back to work!
Financial freedom sounds great and if its possible why not make it happen?