To Be An Ambassador Or Not To Be?
The other day I received an email from Kyle to congratulate me on being an Ambassador, which slightly surprised me. I haven't been particularly active on Wealthy Affiliate, however, through writing one blog post, it's amazing how quickly our ranking can jump up higher! Especially when we have been here a few years!
I hadn't actually written a blog post on Wealthy Affiliate for six months, not because I didn't want to. More to the point that I like to try and reply to every comment, which takes time. I believe that if someone is taking the time to comment on my blog post, then I need to take time to respond in the correct way.
I felt compelled to write this post after reading Mel's post, which you can see below, entitled, "It's Easy To Become A WA Ambassador".
Mel makes some very interesting thoughts on Ambassadorship at Wealthy Affiliate.
First of all, it really is great fun and interesting reading, answering questions and hearing other members success stories and challenges. In fact, it's very addictive and very easy to become carried away and actually spend too much time on this fantastic platform rather than working on our actual business! However, there is a balance and I appreciate different methods work for different people!
I don't expect to be an Ambassador for very long at Wealthy Affiliate as in my experience it probably takes about two hours per day to stay at Ambassadorship level. Which equals around 14 hours a week. I have been at Ambassador five or six times before so I have a good idea how much time it takes to stay at that level.
A Few Thoughts And Questions
I know there are quite a few people who are leveraging their Ambassadorship to grow their brand and business, which is fantastic. I think this is a great idea if you can leverage Wealthy Affiliate in this way.
It takes me around an hour on average to write a thousand-word blog post and then you have the formatting and everything else that goes with it. So at this rate, I could spend this time populating my websites with seven extra blog posts per week.
My time is fairly limited as I have an off-line business which keeps me very busy. Time is very precious, so, I really like to make the most of every hour. If I was working full-time online, I would seriously think about spending time on my Ambassadorship and using it to grow my brand.
One of the great things about Wealthy Affiliate blog posts is the fact that we can send people to our posts directly from our website! We don't even need an affiliate link as anyone who lands directly on our own Wealthy Affiliate blog post is potentially signed up under our name or affiliate link. This is very beneficial from the point of view that we don't have to add affiliate links to our blog posts, which is great from Google's point of view!
At the same time, it's good to think about other people, so by being active on Wealthy Affiliate we can help others grow their online business. Especially beginners who may find the whole process quite daunting and almost impossible. I very much believe in tithing and giving time to other people, it's not all about us!
Thanks for reading, it would be great to hear a few thoughts on the above.
Have you used Wealthy Affiliate to grow your brand?
Let me know in the comments below, please.