WA Helped me get a paying gig!

Last Update: July 22, 2017

Others have posted similar posts here, but, I wanted to relate my personal experience as it might serve to encourage others here to continue their training.

I've been a member here at WA for more than 1.5 years now and I continue to enjoy this wonderful educational opportunity. There is so much to learn here that everyday I still find great information that helps me forward my business goals.

Most recently, a friend of mine who owns and insurance agency and is aware of my ongoing efforts building websites, asked me to take a look at his site and offer recommendations as to how to make improvements.

I did, and as a result he has asked me to revamp his entire site! WooHoo!

This is an unexpected plus! While I continue to grow my own online business, I now have the opportunity to assist a good friend by redesigning his website for him! On top of that, he has offered to compensate me most generously for my time.

I will now press forward and try to provide him with a site that will help drive traffic to his agency.

Thank you Wealthy Affiliate! And thank you to all you wonderful folks out there that continue to help and inspire me along the way! Thank you for providing me with the knowledge to be of service to my good friend.

When you work hard and dedicate yourself to learning new skills, you never know where it might lead.

That's all for now, I need to get to work!

I wish you all great success and prosperity!

Sincerely,
Tom

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viyee Premium
Well done. Training paid off in an unexpected way.
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Tom, yes that's one of the great spin offs about this platform. While you're working through all the training and implementing new techniques within your own business, you're expertise is also a very marketable commodity to pick up some short and long term gigs outside of your affiliate marketing business. I've also got a couple of people interested in having me build websites for them, but it's too early for me to take that extra work on; I'm determined to keep the focus on affiliate business for the short term, as I'm far too easily distracted LOL
But maybe further down the track - it's definitely a good option.
Well done!!
Cheers, Karen
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wendyg53 Premium
That's a very encouraging story. Congratulations! I want to help friends with websites too when I"m done with training. Your story is motivation to stick with it!

Wendy
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Phatbuddy Premium
Good job brother. Keeps me motivated!

Allen
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Gerlinde Premium
This sounds really great! It's cool to see how much we are learning here every day in order to give recommendations... Well done!
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Click888 Premium
visit.. www.spend7get6secretsystem.com this gig will pay for itself and you...$7 investment...its a value of a macdonalds meal deal
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laurenjean Premium
Well done Tom! Your friend is entrusting you with this not because of WA but because of what you accomplished and learned at WA. Kudo's go to you!
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Now that story is Inspirational! Great work and thank you!
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AlexEvans Premium
That will be so pleasing for you Tom, learning new skills like you say bring opportunities.
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ContentBySue Premium
Congratulations Tom. This surely could open up so many doors for you.
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NWTDennis Premium
I'm assuming that ff your friend likes the site you develop for him, you may take the next step and offer him hosting and webmaster services. This should more than cover your annual WA membership fees.

What about using your SEO skills to improve traffic to the new website? Local online marketing can really help grow small businesses. Now we're talking about an income equal to your membership fee ... every month.
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Beckywahm Premium
That sounds like a fabulous idea. I'm planning to use my SEO skills to develop a client base for my tutoring business that I'm starting shortly.
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jtaienao Premium
Congrat's to you Tom on your new opportunity. It just goes to show how helpful the training we receive here st WA is. Hope this opens up a new door for you.
Jerome
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PBitzer Premium
Makes us all feel old to know how our training can eventually take us places we never thought of. Congrats on this accomplishment!
Pat B
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LindaKwas Premium
Great inspiring story. I have had feelings today of giving up because it seems like things are not quite right for me and and I try to work out my issues, I have mixed feelings...feelings that my site will never be good enough and that I am spending all this time for nothing, then I have a feeling that I will see it through to completion and that success will happen.
Your post has given me a boost I needed today to keep going!
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Rosyf8 Premium
I can relate with you Linda.
Just keep going...no stopping!
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LindaKwas Premium
Yes...onward and upward we go!!
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Tbarlow1 Premium
That is wonderful!! I am glad to hear stories of success. It is very inspiring to me to keep going. I am just starting, but I am not giving up. I want to see this through all the way!! Thanks for your story!!

Tracy
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George-10 Premium
Awesome mate goon on you! :)
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cbuffone Premium
Way to go.
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GiuliaB Premium
Tom, that's excellent news! That's the way to success as your friend may be approached by other businesses who might want to borrow your services as website designer too :)

Giulia
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Paulgh Premium
Excellent that's great
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SuzaMarie Premium
Congrats Tom! Keep doing what your doing.
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DaleMaz Premium
It is so great to hear when things like that happen. Thats great news for you and great for all of us to hear.
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Shwni Premium
Excellent! Keep up the great work
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Pepeiata Premium
Wow great work
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mybiz4u Premium
Awesome, Tom. Congrats.
M
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ecomtom Premium
Congrats Tom, and thanks for the encouragement. Tom
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Shannonkamal Premium
Now that's what they call proof in the pudding! Congratulations on the growth. It really is true that ALL hard work pays off!

Patience is key!

Shannon
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McWord Premium
Congratulations on the new gig!! You just never know what association with Wealth Affiliate will lead you. Keep up the great work!

mitch
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Tw1 Premium
Thanks Mitch!
All the best to you!
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Tom,

A thing like that gives one a good boost.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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Tw1 Premium
It sure does! :)
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MAstick Premium
Excellent Tom.
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HowardFR Premium
Very well done!
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Hustler4life Premium
Congrats Tw1 :) I live and breathe building websites and now moving to anroid app development. if you have any questions let me know :) I'm full of knowledge!
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Tw1 Premium
That is very kind of you sir! Thank you!
I may take you up on that at some point!

All the best in your endeavors!
Sincerely,
Tom
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MKearns Premium
Yes this is one of the real great benefits of WA. Parlaying your learned skills out to commerce at large!
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Tw1 Premium
Indeed Mike! Hope you are well sir!

Tom
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DShensky Premium
congratulations
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Tw1 Premium
Thanks!
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RayW2 Premium
That is great news Tom. Congrats man!
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Tw1 Premium
Thank you Ray!
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DebbieRose Premium
That sounds promising. Thanks for sharing. Debbie
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Tw1 Premium
My Pleasure Debbie!
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Congratulations!! Way to go!! This post of yours has given me even more motivation! :)
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Tw1 Premium
It's just as important to share our victories as our struggles :)
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lynnsam61 Premium
Congrats! The knowledge we learn here is definitely very useful for other opportunities.
Erica
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MHulsizer Premium
Congrats!! That is fabulous and I wish you the best of luck on your new adventure!! Your going to do great things for your friend!!

Wishing you well in your journey to success!!

Misty
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Tw1 Premium
Thank you very much for your encouragement!
Sincerely,
Tom
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HoJo007 Premium
Congrats! I have also expanded my business in similar ways by going from a simple niche website to providing online strategic marketing services and SEO to various clients, as well as website development.

That is an awesome way to scale your business. Be sure to keep networking and ask for referrals from him when you are done.

Great news, again and all the best and much success to you!
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Tw1 Premium
You know, your comment about asking for referrals is really an excellent tip! Regardless of the business you are in, it is a great idea to ask happy customers for a referral!
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Vesna2 Premium
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing,
Vesna
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Tw1 Premium
Thank you Vesna!
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Takatomo Premium
Congratulations!

The training serves so many purposes. That's what's great about it.
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Phil-58 Premium
Well done Tom
Great news and best of luck
Cheers PB
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abdul11 Premium
good post thank you for sharing
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dpanic63 Premium
That's awesome Tom thanks for sharing and the inspiration.
Keep up the good work.
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Dolor Premium
Wow! Congratulations!
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
Another example of it's who you know... Great job.
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WilliamBH Premium
Great story and great result, Tom. Cheers, William.
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GlenPalo Premium
Congrats!
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pablocortina Premium
Congratulations. WA is the best
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ndouglas9486 Premium
Thank you for sharing. It is great to know that there is success in the program. Since I am just starting it has felt a tad overwhelming but reading blogs like yours and the success your experiencing keeps pushing me to learning more.
Thank you again for the motivation.

Nichole
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tinyfarmlady Premium
Wow, congratulations
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Tom.
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