Live Chat: Obligation or Privilege
The Super Affiliate Challenge requires participants to be active in Live Chat at least 15 minutes a day. When I saw this task I thought, why does Kyle want us to do Live Chat if the goal of the Challenge is to build or improve our WA sites? What does Live Chat have to do with it?
I first saw it as an obligation. Strictly a requirement. Something I have to do to check the box in the challenge. I've "hung out" in Live Chat before so I didn't see it as a big deal. Fifteen minutes a day, check. But wait, fifteen minutes each and every day? What? I already struggle carving out time to work on my website and content. Content is king! Shouldn't I be spending those fifteen minutes on content?
Alright, it's part of the challenge. Time to suck it up and just do it.
Okay, time to fulfill my obligation on Live Chat…..
Me: I type: "Hello Y'all!" (hitenter)
Me: I scrolldown the thread to see what people are chatting about….
Me- scrolling: Oh, look, someone asked about getting images on their website. (I should look at that)
Me- still scrolling: Wait, is that Eric Cantu talking about the benefits of so and so. Didn't Eric go to Vegas for WA's bigshindig? (I should pay attention tothat)
New WA Member: "Where can I find my affiliate link?"
Me: (Oh, an easy one. I can answer that.) "Helloand Welcome to WA! On your profilepage…." (Cool! They appreciated the help. That wasn't so hard.)
WA Member: Asked a question about ….
Me: (PPC?Isn't that Pay Per Click? Let me lookthat up. Oh, look…over 10 trainings inthat area…this one looks good…let me read this.)
Me back on Live Chat: (Let me read what VitaliyG said about so and so. That was interesting. VitaliyG is another WA member that went to theVegas Conference. I need to payattention to this and him.)
Me: Oh,wow! That was a fast hour of time. :)
Things that are out of our norm, or out of our comfort zone, can seem daunting in the beginning. It's easy to take a negative view of something if it makes us a little uncomfortable. Live Chat made me a bit uncomfortable in the beginning. But as I stuck with it I learned that it gives me an opportunity to help others and to learn from others.
What a privilege… it is to be able to help someone that is struggling with something. I feel that it probably helps me more to help them than the actual help that I give them. (I know… A tongue twister and a twisting thought.☺)
What a privilege… it is for me to learn from others here at WA. There's such a vast range of knowledge levels here. Everyone from the novice, to those who have a site, to those who are actively making consistent income with their site or sites. There's so much to learn and so many to learn from.
What a privilege… it is to just chat with others who are building not only their sites but their businesses. Many of us have the same goal of making money with our sites. It's nice to have a place where we can chat with those who have the same goals and aspirations.
Thank you, Kyle andCarson, for the privilege of the LiveChat forum.
So, get out of here and hop on Live Chat… You'll be glad you did!
Thanks for stopping by!