Ambassadorship

Last Update: October 22, 2016

I read so many blogs and comments within the Wealthy Affiliate community about what the benefits are with being an Ambassador and what did Kyle mean by "a budget for the Ambassador program" and comments about why should people even care and strive for Ambassadorship. As an Ambassador for 446 days, I would be lying if I did not often times think the same so I am grateful to those people who have wrote about the issue on their WA blogs and commented about it over time.

That being said, for me it is not about the WA ranking but about truly giving back to the community. I feel good when I know I have helped someone within our community. Paying it forward is what it comes down to. A wise man once said...

"It is not what you have when you die, but what you contributed...."

I want to feel good about my day when I lie my head down to sleep at night. I like knowing that somewhere out there is someone who is better off because of the help they received from one of my tutorials, a comment I made, a question I answered, a WA blog I wrote, etc.

There are some huge misconceptions about Ambassadors, especially amongst the newbies here. We do not get paid. We are not staff. Nor, are we under any obligation to do what we do. We give back to the community not because we are obligated, but because we know it is the right thing to do. By investing our time into the WA community, we are helping to bring awareness to the possibilities that exist for EVERYONE through Internet Marketing. The economy is in the toilet. There are huge discrepancies in pay for women, minorities, etc. However, through Internet Marketing those discrepancies are gone. You will not receive a lower commission from an affiliate program if you are a woman, minority, etc. You will receive the same compensation. So, by investing my time and energy into the WA community, I know I am helping to level out the playing field in our current job market and economy.

So, when people ask what are the benefits of being an Ambassador, instead of looking at the tangible things, here are some non-tangible benefits of the program:

  • You are a part of the Pay it Forward system here at WA
  • You feel better about yourself and your contributions at the end of the day
  • You achieve self-confidence as a valuable member of the WA community
  • You can be assured you are a giver and not a taker
  • You make some great friends
  • You build trust amongst your colleagues here at WA
  • You will feel happier about your online efforts and that happiness will carry over to your websites and content development.

So, when you read those WA blogs about there not being any tangible benefits to being an Ambassador, instead review the non-tangible benefits and do not get caught up in the "What's in it for me?" mentality. Remember, negative people are only happy when they are bringing you down to their level.

Have an awesome day!

Steph



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Techiescot Premium
Love your philosophy, Steph. Completely agree 100%

Gillian
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DreamAngel Premium
Great post Stephanie! Thanks for sharing it!

Barbara
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stephhill Premium
You are welcome Barbara!
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Ultimateless Premium
I love this post, Steph and totally agree. It is all about giving. Life in general should be like this...
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stephhill Premium
Thanks Michael. I agree. Life in general should be all about giving. :)
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mjdimarco Premium
Awesome blog!!
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stephhill Premium
Thanks Mike. How are you doing?
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mjdimarco Premium
Not bad. Hope you are well.
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stephhill Premium
I am doing well. Had some health issues, but doing better.
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mjdimarco Premium
Great to hear that!
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Heidi56 Premium
Stephanie, what a tangible post about what the core principles of our community are! - the values, at least for us who are rising in rank, you say it so beautifully:"review the non-tangible benefits and do not get caught up in the "What's in it for me?" mentality."
I fully agree. We need to let go of the hyper-value of success and money and include the other human values of connection and care into our lives - if we want to live a MEANINGFUL life and not just the life of a guinea pig in its treatmill.
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stephhill Premium
That is very well said Heidi. Yes, to not live the life of a guinea pig on a treadmill. Or that little wheel that they have for them. Or is that a hamster wheel? I don't know, but yes exactly. :)
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Heidi56 Premium
Exactly! wE ARE WORKING ON THE FREE CHOICE OF WHEN WE WANT TO RUN IN THE WHEEL AND WHEN WE WANT TO JUMP OUT,
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Heidi56 Premium
Sorry for the caps, I happened to prress the wrong buttons, I often make some mess, even loose long texts. There must be a keyboard shortcut which is playing with me.....
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stephhill Premium
We control the wheel. We are in charge of the wheel. We own and operate the wheel. It is our wheel to do with what we want.

I am not sure I could ever go back to that lifestyle.

And no problem about the CAPS. I did not read anything into it. :)
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Heidi56 Premium
Me neither Stephanie!
Have a nice weekend!
Heidi
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Steve1958 Premium
Am right there with you, Steph...
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stephhill Premium
Thanks Steve. I appreciate that. Have a great day! :)
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GlenPalo Premium
Well said, Steph. I appreciate you in everything you do.
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stephhill Premium
Thank you Glen. Likewise....:)
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bhoppy1 Premium
Thanks Stephen well said!
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stephhill Premium
Thank you
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adreyna Premium
Very motivating post, thanks!
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stephhill Premium
Thank you!
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Loudu Premium
Thanks Stephill!, it's feels good to givve aof ourselves too!
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brooksbode90 Premium
Thanks much Steph, some very well clarified information there; it's always a good thing to help people to understand what needs to be understood.
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NatNiches Premium
Great post Steph, thanks
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cosmicradio Premium
Thanks, Steph-You're a great Ambassador! :)
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Warner43 Premium
Very good blog! Thank you very much Steph.
I bookmarked it to read it again later on.
Have a good weekend!
Warner
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GeneSheridan Premium
Thanks, Steph. No one could have said it better. I do not know you, but you seem to be one of the most kind persons I could know. I hope to meet you one day so I can say Thank You in person. I wish you all the best.
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boomergp08 Premium
WHAT?! You mean after all these years I am not going to get any tangible benefits from being an Ambassador? LOL

I totally agree with you Steph. Being an Ambassador is all about being someone who can help others regardless of any "tangible" benefits.

I have often siad that true wealth does not come from having money. It comes from knowledge and your love and desire to help people with that knowledge.

Great post!
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stephhill Premium
Very well said Robert....Thanks for the support. :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Steph.
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timsproducts Premium
If only.

Most of you are fantastic ambassadors and your efforts are appreciated

Cheers
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stephhill Premium
Thanks Tim.
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Teri28 Premium
You said what needed to be said in a pleasant way. You're always a positive, uplifting person ready to help anyone. I, like most, appreciate what you do. Thanks, Steph - enjoy your weekend!
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Steph, I think you speak for all of us.
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stephhill Premium
I like to think I do. Thank you Marion. How are you doing?
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Simowatto Premium
Steph' lol
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Simowatto Premium
What an awesome post Steff' matey. I loved it and it helped to clarify a couple of things!
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stephhill Premium
Hi Simon:

I had not heard from you in a while, so it is great to see you. And you can call me Steff and not Steph. it is pronounced the same. My late father always spelled it Steff even though my full name is spelled Stephanie. When I was young and in preschool and kindergarten, I was taught to spell it "Steff" because phonetically it made more sense. It would be hard and confusing for a 5 year old to understand that "ph" is pronounced like an "f".

So, go ahead and spell it Steff if you like Simon. :)

Steph
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StepChook Premium
Fantastic post, Stephanie. Thanks so much for enlightening us.
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Toshmack Premium
That's a great post and very well written and also put across very clearly.
Many thanks, cheers Tosh ;-)
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AlexEvans Premium
Beautiful post, Steph, it can be so easy to miss the boat on a lot of stuff here at WA,and I think that this post encapsulates much of the things that fall under the radar, take a bow you are the epitome of a thoroughly modern WAer. well said.
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WilliamBH Premium
Noteboom (below) .. has said it better than me .. thank you Steph! Cheers William
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GuineaPig Premium
Thank you for the clarification.
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TomasB Premium
Well said Stephanie.Have a great weekend.
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wweb53 Premium
Thanks for sharing. I am glad you wrote this. I know that people here have helped me out when I asked about something. I don't know what we would do if we did not have nice people like you to give us a helping hand! So I thank you for all of us.
Hope your day is bright!
cheers,
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Noteboom Premium
I have often wished that one thing would be to add to the system here in WA. That is that we can have signal about when this person sends a WA post to come to the email inbox very important signal.
The reason is that some people here, you are my top 5 list, are so important that I always read the post from it because I know it´s usually very important. From most people, I read the post, but I must admit that I have stopped reading a post from some, but I don´t remember all names, so I need to check, The point is that I believe some of it send only posts to get in the ambassador system. It´s fine to send many posts, but it can be too much when persons send just to send many times in a day.
What I have in mind is that when I start here, most of the people as ambassador was very interesting for building up a business here, see what they were doing, how they did it, etc. that have changed in my opinion even so many of them are very important. But it´s not guaranteed longer. I probably not saying it in the best way but hope you know my points.
For that reason, I would love to get this possibility to make some people extra important! Because after my experience, I know the people when I see their photos that I need to read their posts and read it carefully.
But overall the community here are unique in the most positive meaning of that sentence, and here you see the meaning of Pay it forward (the film are great, everybody should see it).

So I´m very thankful for your great posts, Stephanie and i hope that I see many more of them. You are one of the most important people here!
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stephhill Premium
Hi Jóhann:

Thank you so much. I feel honored to be in your top 5 list of blogs to read. And yes, I have to agree with you, many of the WA blogs you read are not providing value to us as internet / affiliate marketers. They have only three sentences or less and are pointless.

I know I sometimes do comics and that too can be considered pointless, but I am hoping to put a small smile on someone's face with those. And I was label them appropriately by calling them "comics" or "humor" so you know exactly what the blog is before you click on it.

When I spend the energy to write a blog, I do try and make it worthwhile to everyone. So thank you for recognizing that.

Many thanks!
Steph
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Noteboom Premium
You more than welcome, you deserved.
And don´t misunderstand me. It´s nothing wrong with sending humour, positive thoughts, from daily life time to time. But when it´s 85% of the posts I, at least, get the feeling it´s more to get higher in WA ranking.

Keep up the good work!
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Temujin1 Premium
Respect. Steph.
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stephhill Premium
Thanks! :)
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KeithMaki Premium
Great post Steph! The pay it forward system really works here and I love being part of a group that is so into helping each other..

Take care,
Keith
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stephhill Premium
Could not have said it better myself. :)
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MPollock Premium
Great post and that is why I was not mad at losing spot 26 and went to 27, it takes so much time, to be an ambassador and the other person wanted it really bad. so I support them.
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stephhill Premium
Hi Mike:

Yep. I saw your post and that is exactly my point. They work hard for it by giving back to the community, so they should have the title. I think you are a pretty remarkable member here Mike. Stay in my touch my dear friend.

Steph
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MPollock Premium
For sure, And some day I may get there but for now, I will keep doing what I do and help those who really need the help.
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Anthony30180 Premium
I like thanks for the clarification. I think paying it forward always pays off. Keep helping you are inspiring.
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stephhill Premium
Hi Anthony:

I agree completely. Paying it forward always pays off in more ways than we will ever understand. :)

Steph
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MNorton Premium
Hi Steph,
Great post!! You hit the nail on the head!! Paying it forward is the best way you could have put it in to perspective for us all. I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks so much for your insight. Have a good evening.
Mary
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stephhill Premium
Thanks Mary. You are awesome. :)
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Love your post, great detail about Ambassador
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stephhill Premium
Thanks Anthony!
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drjec Premium
Thanks for the post. It really puts things in perspective.
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stephhill Premium
Thank you! :)
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DennisD1 Premium
Great blog and you are appreciated as well as everyone who contributes.
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stephhill Premium
Thanks Dennis
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justcruzin Premium
I appreciate you all.
Deb
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debzo Premium
I for one am very grateful to the ambassadors for all their support, thank you :)
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stephhill Premium
Thanks Deb!
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RobinTaulbee Premium
Thanks Steph I have been wondering about the Ambassador program here. You have answered some of my questions!
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stephhill Premium
Great. I am glad Robin.
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