How Wealthy Affiliate helped me fire my boss

Last Update: June 24, 2016

You read that right: After a few months here at WA, I have built an online business strong enough to fire my boss.

***Update, 24th June 2016***

It just occurred to me that I have left out a very important point: That I would not have achieved this moment in my life without having discovered Wealthy Affiliate. So, a HUGE thank-you to Carson, Kyle, all the WA team and also to the fantastic and helpful community we have here.

Thank you all so much!

Background:

If you have been following me since November 2015, you will already know the backstory: I was a moderately successful Business Development Manager in a digital marketing company, already working from home. I am a passionate, semi-pro craft beer brewer, with considerable pro experience. I have a job coming up in a microbrewery, opening in a couple of months.

After months of chasing up unpaid invoices, I realised it was time to diversify my income. I just couldn't afford to pay bills monthly and get paid, late, every 6 weeks.

I've been on WA since November, 2015.

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I actually get along very well with my immediate boss, so it was a bit sad when I had to sit him down and say "I can't afford to work for you anymore." Well... sad, but extremely cool.

At the end of May I wrote my last invoice for that media company, and until I open the brewery, my entire income is generated from online businesses. I learned all of the necessary skills at Wealthy Affiliate.

How to do it

Here's my current activity, and how it is going.

  1. Niche Website
    1. A beer and brewing blog. Making money after a few months.
    2. Just followed the basic training, in a niche I love.
  2. Web Development
    1. Following the WA training, I build the occasional website for customers.
    2. Brings in occasional income
  3. Freelancing
    1. Following advice from other members, I discovered how and where to market my existing skillset
    2. Brings in regular income

So there you have it. Within 6 or 7 months of being a part of WA, I now earn as much as I did in my previous job.

Want Training?

If I get enough likes and / or positive comments, I'll put in the effort to actually build a training program for you all.

Just say the word!

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JauA Premium
Great positive motivation to really get going! The opportunities are there - just have to grab the handle and open the door.
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RKingsley Premium
Thank you! It's been interesting to get to here, still a long way to go!
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Ecowarrior Premium
Fantastic news Jess! I wish you all the best!
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RKingsley Premium
Thanks EcoWarrior! And all the best to your success too!
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SadieChan Premium
Wow, that's fast! Jess. Waiting to learn from you! Sadie
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RKingsley Premium
It is Sadie, perhaps too fast. I am now reliant on invoices being paid, commissions coming in and a few other income streams, which is great but just a little bit scary.

People like me enjoy a tiny bit of uncertainty, but others might prefer a slower approach!
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JudeP Premium
Fab news Jess, well done :)
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RKingsley Premium
Thank you!
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Sirio Premium
Wow, I am really happy for you! Sounds like you've made it ;) Turn your passion into a business!

Looking forward to hear more from you! Keep us updated.
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RKingsley Premium
That's always the goal, Sirio!
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