A PSA for all WA members. Don't lie to yourself, do things right.
Too often, people who get involved with this business, in or outside of Wealthy Affiliate make the mistake of trying to take the short cuts, the easy route, the cheap ways of building their business, where they do things like create low quality content, copying it, or for a lack of a better metaphor, slapping some dirt on a site, expecting it to turn into gold.
If you are making any of these mistakes, while saying to yourself that you're "doing the WA training", then you are lying to yourself. You are not. This is NOT what the training teaches.
And I run into cases like this more often than I can tell you.
When people come to me, including my referrals and ask me to critique their website and I see the work they put in, I can quickly tell if they tried to cheat or take shortcuts with the system.
I'm not stupid, and I can read between the lines very quickly. And honestly, any experienced WA member who has success can do it too.
And it's never easy for me to tell the person, especially my referral from who I get paid commissions from every month that they're doing it wrong and risk the chance of them quitting. But it's a bitter pill that needs to be taken and I accept giving people the hard truth, even if it impacts my sales.
We are taught in WA to do things differently. To build a real online business with quality and keeping people in mind. That's why our community is different from any other online one like it.
At the same time, whenever I tell people their mistakes, I never just leave it at that. I give them a bullet point of things they need to do to fix things, and sadly, for cases where people cheat the process, they just have to restart.
I also made this mistake when I first joined. I thought making websites, and getting traffic was just a matter of slapping any content I found on my site and it would rank. Nope.
And after seeing how the blue pill of denial didn't work, I had to take the red pill and get down to work. This is why I'm where I am today with WA and with my life and business and it's where you can be too if you just stop lying to yourself and do these 2 things:
1) Find your ideal niche: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/vitaliyg/blog/how-to-narrow-down-broad-niches-examples-and-tips
2) Do the training (don't cheat it and don't rush it): https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1/getting-rolling
This is a mistake that is easily correctable. You just have to get over what you think works, because if that hasn't led you to success or you're new, I can guarantee you that this way of thinking is just going to encourage you to take the easy route. Don't fall for that trap.