$49 is too much!? (TRUTH)
Sometimes I hear people saying to me,
"Roope, I don't have money for the Wealthy Affiliate premium membership. What can I do?"
First of all, I can understand if someone is a 15-year-old student from Bangladesh and doesn't have an extra $49/month right now.
Not everyone has been born with a silver spoon in their mouth and if you're still very young and hadn't had any work experience, that's understandable. If you are in that situation, I'd recommend that you learn 1 skill and do small jobs on sites such as Fiverr or Upwork to earn money faster.
If You Are From a Western Country...
But if you come from the US, Europe or some Western country and you don't have $49/month to invest in yourself, that's something that I can't really understand.
Bill Gates said, If you're born broke, that's NOT your fault. But if you die broke, that IS your fault. (especially for the Western people!)
$49 in most Western countries equals to:
- 1 nice dinner in a restaurant
- A few coffees in Starbucks
- Using a car for a day or two
- Buying 1 bouquet of flowers for a woman
In a nutshell, $49 is a very little amount of money for +95% of the people in the Western countries.
If You Are From Non-Western World?
Recently, there was an online scam called MidJobs... It was targeting especially Filipino people. There have also been other similar scams recently that are targeting Filipino people.
I love Filipinos and I created videos warning people about those scams.
Many Filipino people fell into those scams. Some of them wasted $100's and some even $1,000's in a scam!
Can you imagine? That's so sad and it really breaks my heart that those people spent their hard-earned money on a scam.
Now in Wealthy Affiliate, we're talking only about $49 with the premium membership. Not $1,000... Not even $100!
My logic goes like this:
If many Filipino people had $100's to invest in that scam, I believe many of them would have also $49 to invest in learning a LEGITIMATE way to make money online.
Potential: Life-Changing Income
While I can't and I won't promise you any income, I can share with you from my own experience that Wealthy Affiliate helped me to make a life-changing income.
And I've seen numerous other people doing the same. Even though most of them started as complete beginners.
I don't know what making a life-changing income is worth for you in dollars... But in my own case, I can tell that it was worth MUCH, MUCH more than measly $49 for a membership here.
Without even mentioning the friendships and other values that I've got from this community. The friendships and connections that I've got from Wealthy Affiliate are priceless. You can't measure them in money because they're worth much more than any money.
REALITY: Lack of Money Is Not a Problem
Whether the price is
Many people will always say, it's too much. I've seen it even with products that cost only $1 or $2. Some people complain, "I can't get it! I am broke!"
Lack of resourcefulness is usually a problem.
- If you want to get $1, you'll find a way.
- If you want to get $49, you'll find a way.
- If you want to get $1,000, you'll find a way.
I could list you many examples here about people coming from worse situations than anyone can imagine but in order to make this post short, you can just read how one broke janitor went from $30 in his pocket to running a $7,000,000,000/year empire.
In addition, I could continue this discussion with you on why money definitely isn't even the most important value in life but honesty, love, caring, etc. are more important but that would be a discussion for another post... :)
It's Your Time!
- Roope "Money is not a problem" Kiuttu
PS. If you are a premium member in Wealthy Affiliate, I'd love to hear from you in the comments below:
What benefits have you received from the Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership?
Let us know in the comments below! :)
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Cheap and healthy foods:
Rice, pasta, etc.
Banana and some other fruits
For those who are really on a tight budget, adding these kinds of foods to your diet will help you to save money. I say this from my own experience because I used to be extremely frugal with money and look for the cheapest foods. Especially oatmeal is "almost free" in many countries and it's also nutritious.
You'll save that $49 with a few small choices.