Every $1 You Invest in WA Brings You $100 in Return

Last Update: October 23, 2018

Recently, I just paid my 4th yearly membership on Wealthy Affiliate.

And I was actually happy to do it, lol!

Am I normally happy to spend about $300 on something?

No, definitely not! We didn't had much money when I was a kid so I learned to be frugal and save every cent that I earned.

However, in 2014 I started listening to some successful entrepreneurs from Finland (my home country) and one of them often said something like this, "Every single $1 that I have invested in my own education has brought me at least $100 in return."

It started a little mind shift process in me...

I Did Not Want To Upgrade To Premium!

But still in 2015 I hardly, very reluctantly paid the first $19 for the Wealthy Affiliate premium membership. Even though for that $19 I would have been able to get ALL the premium membership benefits on Wealthy Affiliate (see the image below):


The reason was not that I did not have the money. I had plenty enough because I have always been a hard worker since a young age. My mother raised me well and reminded to work diligently! ;)

But the reason why I didn't want to spend that $19 on WA was that I had learned to be very frugal and save every cent.

  • I was riding a 15-year old women's bicycle because I didn't want to buy a new bike. Buying a car was completely out of question because that would have been a complete waste in my frugal mindset.
  • I had the cheapest laptop that I was able to find in the store (and I used that one to build an online business!)
  • I always chose the cheapest food from the supermarket
  • -> I was like a money-saving machine. I didn't spend money on anything useless but at the same time it was holding me back!

After listening more successful people, I realized one thing...

#1 - Invest In Yourself

It is wise to INVEST MONEY AND TIME in yourself and on other good investments (real estate, in your own business, stocks, etc.)

Instead of always saving money, I realized it's good to put the money somewhere from your bank account where it will make a profit for you.

The most successful investor of all time, Warren Buffett, said,

"Ultimately, there's one investment that supersedes all others: Invest in yourself"

I've noticed that it's true what they said, "Every $1 that you invest in yourself makes $100 in return in the long run."

That's why I think that every $1 that YOU invest in the Wealthy Affiliate training and tools brings YOU $100 in return.

I still have sometimes challenges to admit that because of my old 'frugal mentality' but the results don't lie. I just need to admit the reality, Wealthy Affiliate training really works. It worked for me, it has worked for many friends here and it has worked for 1,000's of other people all over the world.

Investing in yourself brings you HUGE returns. Even much better than the stock market or the real estate.

Recently, I've also bought tickets for a couple seminars/conferences for the next year. I want to invest more money in learning.

#2 - Apply What You've Learned

Investing money in yourself is the first step but the most important step is to APPLY WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED.

Watching Wealthy Affiliate training videos will not help you any further unless you start taking action.

You will start making money online when you take a consistent action.

A positive thing when investing money in yourself is also that it makes you also more committed to taking action.

I remember when I, as a frugal man, paid my first yearly membership... I was thinking, "Man! If I pay $359 for this yearly membership, I must take all the benefits of it!" It gave me more 'pull' to really make things happen and achieve the 'laptop lifestyle' that I am now happily living.

If you are still with a free account, take a step forward and start investing in yourself.

Go premium by clicking the link below for just $19 and it can make you 100x returns ($1,900) in the long run.

=> Take an IMPORTANT Step To Your Success and Upgrade To The Premium!

It's less than $0,65 per day for the first month...

During the Black Friday 23rd of November - Cyber Monday 27th of November this year, 2018 you will get the yearly membership for the CHEAPEST PRICE IN 13 YEARS!

You'll get the yearly membership for just $299/year which makes less than $0,83 per day.

Imagine if you would make, for example, $2,000/month passive income after 1 year. Would you be willing to invest a measly $299 for that?

I highly recommend taking advantage of that Life-Changing offer during this Black Friday. Get prepared for that if you want to start taking some serious actions.

Imagine how your life will change in 1 year...

  • Freedom to work from home
  • Travel wherever you want
  • Have more money for your loved ones, etc....
  • Wow! Anything is possible to you!

Below you can see some pictures from my travels.

Wealthy Affiliate has given me a lifestyle that before I just dreamed of. It was just a misty dream when I got started here but nowadays it's a reality.

I always like to say, "If I can do it, YOU can do it. If I can start from nothing, YOU can start from nothing. If I can change my life, YOU can change your life."

Anyway, if somebody does not want to invest even $0,83 per day in their own future, I think it's better for them to go to McDonald's to make some burgers, right? ;)

If you are from the U.S., Europe or any Western country, you earn that $0,83 back in less than 5 minutes in most jobs. Even in 3rd world countries you earn $0,83 fairly quickly. And imagine what kind of impact it can have in your life if you invest it in the Wealthy Affiliate premium membership!

Let's Not Spend Money Aimlessly, Let's Invest in our own future!

=> Invest In Your Online Business By Going Premium Today!

Tell me about yourself!

Do you like investing money in yourself?

Have you also had a frugal mentality like I had or have you been a spender?

I'd love to hear from you below!

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JackieSmith Premium
Great article Roope!
Many people fear to invest in themselves for fear of 'losing out'.

However, platforms such as WA allow us to overcome those fears through the 'try before you buy' starter membership.

If starter members feel that they have what it takes to become successful, they will invest in the Premium membership.

For me signing up for the Premium membership was a no-brainer. I saw the value in it as well as the value of going yearly.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Happy to hear that you also went to yearly! :)
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Roope,

Great post many do not look at things like you broke it down as an investment in themselves their business is an extension of themselves and if you do not have faith in yourself than who can you have faith in.

I myself learned early on invest in what can benefit me myself first then worry about other investments. The same applies to our businesses.

I still remain frugal when ever I can but I have learnt over the years what looks like a great deal sometimes is not always what it appears to be.

Research those items in question and look how others that have done using the same system of formula before you. WA is proof that it can and will work if you invest in yourself and stay truly dedicated to your cause.

Great motivational and information post,

Calvin
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thanks for sharing your great insights Calvin!
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SDiTullio Premium
Another great post, Robert! When one thinks about it... it's really quite simple. Stop wasteful spending (or being overly frugal) and spend to educate yourself... in order to change your life.

Instead of stopping at Starbuck every morning on the way to work, or wherever, to buy a "ThingMeWhatisFaceAmontilado", cut back to two days a week. (It'll give you something to look forward to )

Instead of keeping the "frig" loaded up with beer, try and hold it down to a couple six packs. And there's probably a few more "non essentials" you could cut back on... OR DO WITHOUT.

If there's absolutely no way to come up with $300, then your next best move is to find a part time job where all you have to learn...is how to say:

"Would you like fries with that?

Shouldn't take you long to earn the $300. This income is "socked" away and used ONLYU for your Premium WA membership!

Now you're on your way to changing our life!

Steve
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Great points Steve!
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JerilynWin Premium
Thank you for this. How long did it take before you were able to start travelling? That is my dream, too, and I'm working to build income and pay off old business debts so I can be free to travel one day, hopefully as soon as possible. Do you work on WA while you're travelling?
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
It took quite a long time. I started in 2015 and in 2017 I went traveling. That being said, at some point I had like breaks from doing anything and I made many mistakes along the way that held back my progress. So it could have done much faster.
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JerilynWin Premium
Thank you for this!!! You're an inspiration. :)
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AlenkaV Premium
Spot on!

My Premium membership money is the best money I spend every month (not counting the essentials, of course).

I've learned so much since going Premium (only) 7 months ago!

The great thing is that everything we learn here is applicable to so many businesses and is relevant to today's and future trends.

Not to mention (what is one of the best things for me), the fact that us, who are new to this, get to talk to people like you who are already super-successful and can (and, kindly always do!) advise, and give guidance. Just incredible.

If you'd gone to University to learn all this you'd be paying $299 per day, not per year!! And, I bet you anything you wouldn't learn as much.
I know, I've tried it.

Thanks for this great reminder post and best of luck with your business!
Alenka
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Good points. That University comparison is great. It's really insane how expensive universities are compared to the value that they provide. In the Nordic countries University is free, and actually the government pays some money to the students so it's sometimes hard to understand a different model. In the Nordic model, the taxes are naturally much higher.
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AlenkaV Premium
You are absolutely right. People are even leaving universities with degrees no usable skills. Just a piece of paper and a large debt.

I don't want to sound like I'm against university education, I myself have a degree and a masters degree, but in today's world, if you wish to earn online, you are much better off getting your training at Wealthy Affiliates.

Yes, Nordic countries are amazing in that respect that you don't pay for your uni education, at least not through direct fees.

However, the rest of the world is charging (read: overcharging) for university-level education.
So, I think if anyone wants to learn internet marketing and everything else that goes with that, WA is the place!

Aaaaand you can do this all from home! No relocation costs either...

Best,
Alenka
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Good points!
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davehayes Premium
What a great, inspiring and motivatioanl post this is. I agree with every word of it and like the fact you have pointed out some top tips

The training here at WA is second to none and can be applied equally OFFline as well as ONline.

I have recently started picking up web work, through doing simple validations of websites I have either been asked to look at, or have looked at out of interest, which has led to more eqnuires, simply through the training we get here, which allows us to do this

Thanks for taking the time to share
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Sounds interesting!
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apache1 Premium
Hi Roop great post but I have a couple of questions about this post here.

1) your image above states 50 free websites. That is incorrect as you can have as a premium member up to 25 Siterubix sites plus up to 25 owned domains that are pointed here within WA on which the hosting for all is free. That is totally different from stating 50 free websites.

2) Towards the bottom with the invest in your online business, it seems that when you click that it takes you to a signup page. That shows you must have your affiliate link in there which I believe would be against the Spam is a no-no rule of posting here within WA.

Can you clarify both and for the image with the 50 free websites is that something available to all from WA's images or is it created by yourself as I can't find that anywhere with WA images that state 50 free websites
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thanks for the clarification.

1) Yes, 25 + 25 = 50 websites.

2) I assume it's not a spam because I am recommending the Wealthy Affiliate platform itself. Maybe Kyle/Carson could clarify on this if it's okay or not?

The image is created by myself and it's a screenshot that is taken from my website.
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apache1 Premium
Thanks for the quick response Roope much appreciated

That explains why I can't find the image here.

I would love for Kyle or Carson to clarify the second point regarding the link.

I see no reason for the link to be provided here as any member clicking on this would not benefit from it.

Plus I still believe it should not have a link within it perhaps the image on its own but without the link.

As for the first part yes 25 =25 = 50 websites but not 50 FREE website which is a big difference.

Anyone who joins and becomes premium may ask where are my 50 free websites as mentioned.

I am sure you can understand how that would feel let alone what they may think and say after when they find out that you don't get 50 free websitesbut may need to purchase those added 25 as premium

Andre
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Aa yeah, now I understand the point about 50 websites. That's a valid point! I still didn't realize it before.
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apache1 Premium
Glad you realized it as the last thing we would want is someone to join and get let's say peeve off thinking we are giving false info as they may think yes another scam which is understandable
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
You're right. I'll change it to my original post on my website now.
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apache1 Premium
That is great to hear Roope.
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MikaelM Premium
With the value you get with a WA membership I would say it is even more than 1 to 100 ratio:-)
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
I think you're right my friend! :)
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Robert,

Thank you for your great blog post, a very honest one too! Unfortunately, in the early days of my Internet marketing life, I spent a lot of money on shiny new objects, regarding Internet marketing, in fact, thousands! Thankfully this doesn't happen any more.

I was very eager to start making money online, back in 2004, it took me until 2007 to have my first moneymaking website! If only I had found Wealthy Affiliate back in 2004 when I first started, it would have saved me thousands!

If you are new here, all you need is to follow the training, take action, ask questions along the way and you will be successful!

It's really great to hear about your success Robert, well done, fantastic news.

Enjoy your day.

Roy
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thanks for sharing your story. Glad that you eventually found WA after falling into some shiny objects.

You're right Roy!

I also say to my email subscribers that 3 step process:
1.Follow the WA training.
2.Ask lots of questions.
3.Take consistent actions.

=> Money will follow.
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Roybretton Premium
Hello again Robert,

Shiny object syndrome is an expensive hobby Robert, I learnt the hard way!

Wise words for your email subscribers!

Have a great day Robert.

Roy
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Pnyamzjr Premium
This is an inspiring post. I also believe in being selfish and investing in me. hahaha.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Haha :) Taking care of yourself is actually the best service that you can do to others. When you have things going well, you will also make a positive impact in the people around you.

I like what Jim Rohn used to say with his friends, "Take care of you for me and I will take of me for you."
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Vickic3 Premium
Very thought provoking Roope
A really great way you have worked this out 1 for 100 is so great
Thank you
Vicki
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Great to hear from you Vicki!
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Vickic3 Premium
I'm glad I stopped by Roope and will reread this I'm sure as it is so great
Vicki
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RichieR Premium
BuBut I live in the USA, not Finland, will it still work with conversion anand everything? Just kidding. Great post!!!
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Hahaha, you gave me a good smile! All the best! ;)
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Marley2016 Premium
Roope,
Now, this is one great blog post and in reality, I never
quite looked at things this way. Do not know who
taught you this valuable lesson but my hat off to
them. And looks like following that advice has given
you $100 return on the $1 it cost you :)
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thank you my friend! All the best to you!
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EandS2018 Premium
We really enjoyed this post .Everything you said is so true .Thank you for sharing these pictures .How exciting for us all to know we determine our future .Thank goodness !
Elaine and Scarlett
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Yeah, that's so powerful that we can determine our future. I think I still need to remind myself of that every day ;)
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phakacha8 Premium
Your frugal mentality has seeped deep enough for people to invest 0.83/day to WA and reap a hundred times.

I've been a spender all my life and don't save but your article has also given an impact on that perspective.

Hey Roope, that was inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

Much appreciated.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thanks for sharing your insights and happy to hear you've found the article inspirational!
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phakacha8 Premium
That's right.
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JerryHuang Premium
That’s an absolutely inspiring post Roope!
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thank you Jerry! Looking forward to your extremely inspiring posts also :)
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FKelso Premium
I'll second that motion.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Great to hear that! :)
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