Two Years Ago Today, I Joined WA

Last Update: December 27, 2014

December 27, 2012, battered and broke, I finally found the review that would change my life forever. The online "opportunity" I was in...was a scam! Go figure.

But, like many here, that review provided the link to my future...and like the determined entrepreneur I was, I followed the link and landed at this place called Wealthy Affiliate. As I recall, I didn't sign up for my free account right away but I kept coming back throughout the day and wondering if I should sign up. Finally, I figured, what the heck, the kids broke our bank that Christmas and WA was free, might as well "cash in" on something.

And two years later I'm still here. Have I learned anything? Well, slowly:

  1. Thank goodness Kyle and Carson have been patient with me, both have given me lots of one-on-one time and suggestions for my website.
  2. I've known that I'm not the most astute businessman; in fact, I'm not astute at all (JK). And I struggled with understanding Bootcamp, doing product reviews, and selling...period.
  3. But I stuck it out, I listened to myself and others, and now my creative juices have been flowing as I've finally followed my passion for writing. I'm working on my 3rd book and hope to have that many more written next year.
  4. But writers need websites,too, which is why I still need WA. Not only for my own books but to do reviews on other books and programs that promise writers how to get-rich-quick writing eBooks or such nonsense. And I keep coming back here to redo the lessons that I need (building an email list is my goal for 2015).

My advice:

  • Believe in yourself,
  • Be patient with yourself,
  • Learn from and lean on the WA community

These are the things that what will help you through your first two years of working online. Oh, by the way, I'm not battered nor broke anymore.

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BrooklynPhil Premium
Happy Anniversary and a Healthy & Prosperous New Year.
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Rick Jantz Premium
Right back at you. Thank you for being so supportive and encouraging, it means a lot.
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Michelle04 Premium
Well done on your two years here! I can tell you have come a long ways and it is always an inspiration to read blogs like this!
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Rick Jantz Premium
Hi and thanks, that's why I wanted to share it. I think it's important that members see that we're in this for the long haul and their online business won't be quick and easy. It takes determination and persistence. All the best to you.
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kennnyb Premium
Happy Anniversary Rick. I've taken a lot of your suggestions in the past and you are always right on the money.
Ken
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Rick Jantz Premium
You are too kind, Ken. Thank you for your encouraging words and I wish you the best in 2015.
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Janne444 Premium
congrats on your two year anniversary!
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Rick Jantz Premium
Thank you. I look forward to reading yours :)
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divadejunk Premium
Great post, Rick! Congratulations on your writing success and progress! All the best to you in the New Year!
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Rick Jantz Premium
Thank you and the same back to you. Is there a book forthcoming? :)
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