The problem entering the world of Wealthy Affiliate.
Last Update: Sep 25, 2016
The problem entering the world of WA...
So I have been with Wealthy Affiliate for almost a year and a half now. I started off guns blazing, got super distracted along the way... tried several different niches and website names.
But the biggest problem that I have had is being consistent.
Since I started in June last year (2015), I have probably only spent 3 or 4 months realistically focused on producing content for my websites. Why?
Well, I have keyword research, enough to build 8 successful websites of over 100 post each... I have 'pretty' websites as I spent a lot of time worrying obout how it looks, instead of producing content.... It's just more interesting to me than writing.
My ADHD/ ADD often leaves me getting distracted, like with my keyword research. This is my challenge and something that I need to work on.
Personal issues, financial issues, you know... All the normal excuses that we find NOT to achieve our goals and dreams...
What has Wealthy Affiliate done for me?
Well, my two websites are producing more than just a couple $100's a month... Not quite where I want to be, but considering I have not really done anything since May this year and I am still running at a decent profit.... I am extremely happy with this progress so far.
haha... This is an interesting one... It has been a very interesting and challenging few years from a personal point of view for me. Wealthy Affiliate has kept me learning and growing daily (Even if it has been at a snails pace in my opinion ;) .
I was able to (temporarily) quit my job and relocate home... Something that I have been wanting to do for almost 8 years now. This is only because I could fund this temporarily from the earnings I have made from my websites.... All thanks to Wealthy Affiliate.
I come from a mechanical/ electronic background... Never really focused on websites or anything like this prior to WA. After finding WA, I realized that I absolutely love the SEO and design aspects of the digital world. So...
After relocating home, I set off to find a job in a field that I have never been involved in outside of WA... Website administration and design.
In the last 3 weeks, I have turned down 3 job offers (I am confident enough to do this, because I have my current websites as backup for the time being.)
I then accepted the last offer, a Junior Website Administrator, with more than double the salary that they had originally budgeted for. Plus, the company will be further training me on website design / development.
So why am I telling you this?
Well, I covered a lot of this in an earlier post: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/marcparsons/blog/i...
What you learn here at Wealthy Affiliate is not just "a quick attempt to get rich"... It is life skills and education that you can use in the real world. Not only in your own business, but in a field that is of relevantly high demand.
Wealthy Affiliate is not just teaching you what you would learn at a 'real' university, but giving you a critical aspect that most people only achieve many years after leaving University...
Practical experience... Practical experience and life skills that will put you miles ahead of the average graduate that has spent 4 years studying and now needs to go out and get experience in the field.
- web design,
- content marketing,
- website administration,
- Search Engine Optimization,
- Video marketing,
- Social Media Marketing,
- Pay Per Click campaigns,
- Got more, let me know in the comments at the end? ;)
Practical experience is what make companies money, you already have results, so all you need to do now is improve on them. Take it to the next level.
So why am I writing this?
The problem with WA is you ;) Wealthy Affiliate works, this has been proven time and time again...
Life often throws us curve balls though. It is how you deal with these curve balls and how you utilize the opportunity that you have in front of you that will determine your future... NOT the problem itself...
So if you are hesitant about joining Wealthy Affiliate, Not sure if this is the journey for you or worried that you will just be wasting your time at another attempt to make money online...
Remember one thing...
NO ONE can take away what you learn during your time in the WA community... It will benefit you in years to come
Well, two things...
Consistency is key... No matter your current situation, no matter the challenges you are faced with. Find a way to put yourself in a stable environment, set your goals and do what ever it takes to consistently work towards them... Chipping away at your goals piece for piece is the only real way to get to them.
On a side note, I have found that my websites make the most money, ONLY when I am producing content consistently.
Anyway, thought I would get this off of my mind. I hope that it broadens your view of what you are potentially learning here at Wealth Affiliate.
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