One Year at Wealthy Affiliate - What a difference a year makes!
So today I am celebrating my one year 2 month anniversary here at wealthy Affiliate, and what a year it has been.
I came here full of dreams of freedom and the holy grail of a laptop lifestyle and passive income. What I got was so much more. I found a network of like-minded family, and a way to aim for my dreams.
I was guided to Wealthy affiliate. I had no experience or knowledge of building or designing websites, or affiliate marketing, but with all the training and encouragement that I needed, I had found a niche and built a website in weeks.
Like many of you may have experienced, I struggled to pay my wealthy affiliate membership fee. The early months were tough juggling money from the food pot to dedicate to this new venture. I was incredibly lucky because a 'business angel' came to the rescue and paid my annual fee for me, allowing me to build not only my website but the way to unlimited possibilities through affiliate marketing and writing.
Since then My website is getting over 30 sales a month and is now breaking even with costs. I have to admit I have been lazy and life, new job, two children and the little thing of a global pandemic, have got in the way. I have companies now approaching me to affiliate with them. So today I sit here more focused and motivated than ever before.
I have spent the last few months incredibly angry at our Governments handling of the pandemic and it has been exhausting. On top of that yesterday the Government here in the UK withdrew us from the EU (European Union) and put a bill to restrict freedom of movement.
All day yesterday I was angry and felt despair. I had big plans to travel this world and to one day live in a European Country. I have always been a believer that no matter our differing religions, country, opinions and beliefs we are better together. I felt hopeless.
Then I was reminded of what opportunities and kindness there are in this world. I sat at my laptop sorting out my billing here, and I was reminded that a stranger came forward and gave me a miracle. He paid for a year of my dream and I will always be truly grateful, not just because I was sponsored here for a year, but it reminded me to keep dreaming and believe in miracles, and not lose hope, and to always have faith that things will work out. It just might not be in the way you think.
It has been a while since I wrote here and it feels good to be back. Much of the energy out there is based on fear and hate and pulling apart. But here I feel we know we are connected and better together.
So here's to another year. I am excited to see where it takes me and my website. I have ideas for many projects, but for now I am focusing on taking the website I have to the next level.
There is a lot going on right now, but what better time to start listening to your soul and following your dreams? Sending you all lots of love, look after yourself and others, be brave enough to plant the seeds of your dreams and stick around long enough to see them grow.
It is great to be back and here's to another year