3 Years at Wealthy Affiliate (My Online Journey)

Last Update: September 26, 2018

This feels strange.

Three years at Wealthy Affiliate online business community... Say what?

On one hand it feels like I've been here for ages, on the other hand, it feels like I am a newbie and there's always new things for me to learn (which there is).


My Online Journey Started in 2015


How and why did I decide to pursue online opportunities?

It all started during my university years.

I was a Law & Society student but had enough scholarship and decided to travel as a language student during summer time (France, Mexico, Quebec, British Columbia).

Not only did these experiences abroad expand my horizons but it made me realize that I don't want to be some lawyer, a profession I wasn't even interested in, and being stuck in one geographical place...

...thinking about it horrified me.

I made my decision that I will finish university with good grades to show my grandmother (who was a very respectable teacher) that Diploma paper. Just wanted her to feel proud.

But I knew I will NOT continue down that career path.

So, I started doing some research online.

Realized that people can make money being freelancers using whatever skills they have.

I graduated in 2015, did some freelance work and, frankly, I hated it.

I mean I felt like I was running after people to give me a job and just wasn't my thing.

Without too much success as a freelancer, I remembered some guy's website that was stuck somewhere there in the back of my mind.

It was Steve aka @IveTriedThat.

Joined his newsletter, joined Wealthy Affiliate, went through the free Online Entrepreneur Training course and I LOVED IT.

I went premium 2 days after I joined...

...And never left.


Crazy Ups and Downs in All Areas of Life


For me 2015 and 2017 were life-changing.

In 2015:

  • I graduated from York University
  • I met a person who I thought was my soulmate
  • Experienced traumatic event: my grandmother died
  • Was accepted in the French language program in Montreal (5 weeks)
  • Freelance + Wealthy Affiliate (my parents were NOT happy)

In 2016:

Nothing special, just kept trying to find myself and if I recall correctly that was when I nearly got caught in the Digital Altitude (was announced as scam by the FTC in 2018).

(Talk about Shiny Object Syndrome.)

Glad I continued being a WA member.

Even though I was slacking off a lot and didn't see much success, I knew that I was the reason it didn't work.

I mean I really didn't do much work, and I always realized that. I was just lazy. Period.

The bottom line:

REAL BUSINESS REQUIRES REAL WORK.

In 2017:

I had MASSIVE emotional and physical pain that year.

  • Very unexpected break-up with that person I met in 2015
  • Accident/orthopedic surgery/foot and ankle fractures ... couldn't walk for MONTHS


Now... don't let that smile fool you.

I was crying EVERY. SINGLE.DAY for 3 months straight after the surgery...

...so much pain I wouldn't wish to my worst enemy. I mean even nearly narcotic painkillers didn't help.

(So glad, it's behind me now.)

I was very close to falling into deepest depression when I came across Dylan's posts @dylanrieger.

I got inspired, excited and thought it's a good way to keep my mind occupied since I was stuck in 1 room for months (still couldn't walk).

So I decided to start an Amazon site on October 29, 2017.


2018: Things Improving...


Needless to say, I was VERY slow with publishing on my Amazon site because, well, I needed the energy to recover.

And still with so little amount of posts, I started seeing progress with my site.

I started slowly walking again (literally baby steps!)

My main focus is health, massages, physiotherapy etc but at the same time I am working on my Amazon site and even have hired writers to help me.

Things started to improve.

I am more stable emotionally, physically and financially.

Now, with the Amazon site using "best of" strategy I have a CLEAR understanding how to grow my income (hint: website business + investing).

It's a long journey but I know I will build passive income but it's very well worth it.

I am now 27 and hopefully by July 31, 2021 (when I am 30) I can say:

"I really am financially free. I have the freedom to do anything I want, anytime I want, anywhere I want".


If you're new or not seeing success:

  • go through the training,
  • network and ask questions,
  • set realistic goals,
  • work your butt off,
  • be persistent.

Also, check out Dylan's posts. They will inspire you.

And if you're a free member now, I encourage you to go Premium. Wealthy Affiliate platform is second to none.


Don't give up.

Dig your way to success!


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Carson Premium Featured Comment
Hey Zarina, what a journey you have been on and it really does seem like yesterday when you joined WA! One thing that is VERY clear is that you have an immense amount of drive and determination. You've gone through many ups and downs, but I think you've learned, grown, and become a stronger person because of them. The DA takedown by FTC wasn't all that surprising and I'm glad that you didn't get caught up in that and continued to build something real for yourself with your site selling products as an affiliate for Amazon.

I've always enjoyed reading your stories and your journey has been an interesting one so far...but it's far from over and you've got many exciting adventures ahead!

Happy 3rd Anniversary with WA :)

Carson
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Zarina Premium
Hi Carson!!! It means a lot hearing from you, thank you so much for your support :)

Yes, I definitely learned one important thing: real business requires real work. No other way around it. I guess deep down I knew that WA is the place to be, so no matter what I kept staying a member.

On a separate note:

I wish I had enough energy to work on both WA niche site and Amazon site at once!

I thought that since I am stuck at home, I'd have all the time to work on both websites... Boy was I wrong. I didn't realize that post-surgery recovery will take a LOT of my energy.

So, I decided to focus mainly on my Amazon site to have a regular income stream. But slowly adding more content to my new WA site too. Now, I doubt there's enough time for me to make it to Vegas this year but who knows, maybe I'll find a way to make it :)

I appreciate your support and thank you for all the work that you've done with WA. You're awesome!
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Carson Premium
We would love to meet you in LV, but focus on what makes sense and get your energy back. You do have a good foundation already with your WA related website, but it'll be there when you have the time and energy. Worst thing you can do is spread your efforts too thin. You want to focus mostly on one website at a time until it's to a point where you can simply maintain it by publishing content. Then you can focus on building the other :)
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Zarina Premium
Totally makes sense, that's exactly what I'll do then. Thanks for taking the time to stop by here, it feels unreal to hear from you :D Really appreciate your support, Carson!
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laurenjean Premium
Oh wow, Zarina, I had no idea how much you've been going through during your online journey at Wealthy Affiliate. Thank You for sharing so openly and honestly about your trials and tribulations.

I commend you for following your passion. I can imagine it hadn't been easy to do so, as you've had to face the disapproval of your parents.

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandmother. That must have hit you hard as I can hear you were close.

And I had no idea you'd been in an accident that required such a long and painful recovery period. So sorry to hear.

I've always enjoyed getting to know you through your posts. You write so well and I'm very sure you're not as lazy as you think you are. ;)

Wishing you every success as you continue to grow your online empire. Let's do this. Financial freedom here we come.
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Zarina Premium
Hi Lauren, good to see you :)

It feels unusual exposing myself like that but at the same time it feels good. It also made ME realize just how much stuff happened within that 3-year period.

You felt it right, we were very close. But luckily I had a week to spend with her before she passed away.

Don't get me started on my parents! Lol. You have no idea how much we'd fight about this (me doing "nothing" with my life).

Now they can't really tell me to go find a normal job (because still in the post-surgery recovery period) so I had time to work on my website and finally having my first $500 month in September.

Soon enough they will see just why exactly I was sticking with the online business approach haha.

Thank you for your support, Lauren, I appreciate it!
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TonyMonzon Premium
hi Zarina,
This is truly one of the most inspirational posts I've seen in WA so far. Kudos to you. It really takes a lot of motivation to continue your dreams after all that. It makes me think of how easy I have it. I can't wait to hear your success stories. On to success! ;0)
Tony,
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Zarina Premium
I appreciate your support, Tony, thank you :)
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Kerjackie Premium
What a journey you had! Zarina, I am glad you are on the good path to recover totally and truly happy you never gave up, you are working hard and you see good results, congratulations to you.
I wish all the best to you deserve to be a winner.
Jacqueline
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Zarina Premium
Merci beaucoup, Jacqueline!! It's a slow recovery but definitely am on the mend! The worst is behind me.
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GailLowe Premium
A great story. Thank you for sharing.
I know you'll make it because you have determination and a dream. Those are two very powerful things and I wish you the best in your endeavours.
And one day, you might look back on your surgery and say that it allowed you to travel down a path to your success, that you might have otherwise missed. :)
All the best
Gail
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Zarina Premium
Frankly, that might be true. I was forced to stay in for almost a year and in order not to go absolutely crazy I did a bit of work on my Amazon site. I was very slow but I got work done.

And now that I am seeing first success (September is my first $500 month), I am only inspired to do more, to learn, to grow and to achieve.

Thank you for your support, Gail!
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johnnyfaulk1 Premium
Hi Zarina,
An amazing story. Thank you for sharing. I have been a member for about one year and a half.
I do good in spurts, not very consistent.
And lazy. I complain about my job, wanting to quit and be my own boss.
But I am not putting forth the effort to make this happen soon.
Thank you for reminding me why I am doing this.

When eagles get caught in a storm, they spread their wings as far as they can.
The winds of the storm raised them above the clouds and out of danger.
I pray the breath of God rises me above my storms.
On wings of eagles, let's soar.

Thanks
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Zarina Premium
Glad this post could serve as a reminder! Consistence and persistence are the key here.
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AnaB7 Premium
Hello,

I am glad you are doing better and moving forward and you found the courage to keep going. I wish you the best. Life is unexpected and things can happen, but more remarkable is that you still with a positive mind-set. I am sorry to hear about your pain. Congratulations on starting over.

Sincerely,

Ana
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Zarina Premium
Thank you, Ana!
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Calvinator63 Premium
HI Zarina,

Many of us have had rough hurdles to overcome to stand where we are today, and you my dear have had a few no doubt.

Your story reminds me a a quote I read of Bill Gates it goes like this, Life in not fair who ever told it is lies to you, or something like that.

When I first read that, I thought wow what a s.o.b, now that his is all rich a famous he wants to belittle everyone now.

WOW, I could not have been farther from his true on his meaning I took it for words sake, meaning I very wrong,

I got the thinking Bill was 100% right, life has never been fair to me. Its not how life has treated me that has gotten me where I am today, it has been my refusal to let life stop me from what I want to do.

It sounds as if you to have that inner drive to strive above the norm and I believe that if you can remain distracted it will happen.

Keep the chin up,

Calvin
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Zarina Premium
Thank you very much for your support, Calvin :) Many people say they see that drive to strive in me, I guess I didn't really realize it (just thought that I am not a quitter apparently).
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VictorF22 Premium
Sorry about your grandmother back in 2015.
My prayers are with you. I know that despite of the time, there may be times where we need our grandparents.

My grandfather died 3 months ago. Even though I wasn't that close to him, just to know that he is gone, makes me feel "different"...

-Victor
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Zarina Premium
Sorry to hear about your loss. It's definitely hard.
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littlemama Premium
I’m going to call you Baby Z from now on, you’re way too young to have found WA!!! Not fair! Lol

That “soulmate” is good riddens and is a blessing in disguise. If you two are true soulmates, it will work out in the future.

You’re going to do great things here because you are a survivor!
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Zarina Premium
Haha Grace!! If I'm a baby, then who's Jerry? 🤣

I think we just had a unique connection but we also kinda knew we had no future together (lots of reasons, big age difference being one of them). It was a great relationship in many ways, but it was just a very unexpected break-up and things just got weird after that.

But I will tell you 1 thing: this whole surgery situation showed me who really is my friend and who's not. It's sad but as you said it's a blessing in disguise.

I appreciate your support Grace, it means a lot to me!! 🙏
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littlemama Premium
For some reason, I can’t see myself calling him Baby J! Lol

But yes, you guys finding this so early in your life is such a blessing. You must continue your journey and build your online empire.

I once heard “online empire” and wondered how unreachable that is, but not so much anymore.

We really have that kind of power with what we learn here.

About relationships, in the last two days, I realize so much more I need to work on with relationships whether it be immediately close to me or not. What you realized when you got hurt is just the beginning, there’s really so much more and not always so black and white as I always think. It’s always a hard lesson I’m realizing.

*sigh*

At the end of the day, we must treasure those that mean something to us, despite what they have or not have done to us.

Sorry if I’m getting a little philosophical but that’s what’s coming out of me and that’s always been how I typed.

To many more great years for you Baby Z!

Take care girl!
Grace
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Zarina Premium
I appreciate your constant support and words of encouragement, Grace! One of the great things about WA is meeting awesome people like you :)

Haha, I always welcome philosophy, so if you feel like sharing some wisdom, I'm right here ;)

I hope you figure things out on your end too!

Cheers!!
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pascalN Premium
Very inspiring Zarina,
If you managed to stay with WA considering all you went through, you're not a quitter; many would have given up but you did not. I am a newbie, Started in July. I have a full-time job and four kids. I have my hands full as you can imagine. Stories like yours make me believe that I can make it. And I am sure you will too. From here, it can only go upwards and I wish you lots of success.
Cheers

Pascal
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Zarina Premium
Thank you vm, Pascal!
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boomergp08 Premium
For many of us who have been members for more than three years, our journeys are similar in the realizing that a "Real Business Requires Real Work".

Some of us slack off at some point in our journeys and those who eventually see success are the ones that continue forward, even if it is only one step.

I have no doubt that you will reach your goal and then modify those goals once you get there. Another thing I am sure of... You will remain a WA member for at least another 3 years.

Congratulations Zarina on your journey so far and I look forward to commenting on your next post when you reach 6 years as a happy WA member.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you for your support and words of encouragement, Rob, I appreciate it!
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Eli47 Premium
Not so easy experience but inspiring. I'm a mother, so I understand the parents' concerns when you decided to focus online instead of looking for a job as a university graduate. However, I do believe they're still backing you up in prayer and in silence. They're just worried for your future.

Indeed, we need to work our butt off to reach our goals. Thanks for this blog.
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Zarina Premium
Yeah I understand that but I am glad I was stubborn and felt like I am on a right path (and now I am confident more than ever about my choice).
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imagebeat Premium
Hi Zarina. You are a very strong woman. I also feels like I can do it. However, my English is not very good. I can write it but people will notice that it looks pathetic when they read it. So, I am very worried that even if I work my butt off, I am not going to achieve success like you guys did. And I can see all of you are so good in explaining and writing. Thanks
Image
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Zarina Premium
Hey Image,

Here's an inspiring post from guys who have a much worse English than you: And they still managed to pull 5 figures. Plus, when you grow you can always outsource (hire people to write for you OR an English speaker to edit your articles)
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imagebeat Premium
Thank you so much. You may not know but you just bring the strong hope in my life. This article is exactly what I needed right now.Thanks a lot.
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Zarina Premium
Glad I could help, Image :) Good luck on your journey!
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CandP Premium
Happy WAnniversary to you and thanks for sharing the story of your journey.
We hope you have recovered completely from that terrible accident.
You continue to inspire us with your perseverance and strength.
Yes, Dylan is a great teacher and motivator to all of us as well.
Wishing you continued health and happiness as you soar upwards on this journey.
Colette and Philip
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Colette and Philip! I am in the post-surgery recovery period, it's painfully slow but there's a progress for sure!
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neilc Premium
You've definitely been through a lot to reach this point, Zarina. Especially those 3 months of pain. Ouchy! I guess some folks in that position would feel like giving up on life, but you pulled through.

It seems that you found some inspiration just at the right time. It's funny how the universe responds when we're at our lowest lol.

But Kudos for getting this far!

Onwards and Upwards :)
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Zarina Premium
I am not proud of this but I did have a couple of dark thoughts, when you feel constant pain days and nights for so long, it drives you stir crazy.

I am still pretty emotional about it - so glad it's behind me. The recovery is freakin' slow but it's definitely better than a few months ago!

And yeah, you said it: the inspiration was just in time! Helped me ward away depression.

Thanks for your support Neil :)
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Jadatherapy Premium
You said the important keyword here .

NEVER GIVE UP.

Thank you for sharing this post very inspiring.

Sorry to hear about your injuries, emotional upset and the rest.

But new page new beginnings

You made and yes Dylan is very very helpful and I am so glad I completed his training because it gave me a new take on my websites

Wishing you much more success here
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izu Premium
It's always great and inspiring to hear people's journeys - even more so that you overcame some hurdles, but you've managed to stay on course and come back to things. More power to you!
Next 'hurdle', financial freedom at 30, but hopefully this one should be pain free.
All the best to you.
Ikem
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tommo1968 Premium
Way to Go Zarina, having conversed with you since you started Dylan's training I have seen you grow immensely in this past 9 months.

Love your website and can see you making that goal in 3 years time.

If you continue to grow at the rate you have you will blow it out of the water a lot sooner than that.

Outsourcing: is the only way to grow outside of doing all the work yourself. It comes to all of us I have started down that road and it has helped me keep a better momentum up doing this part-time.
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Zarina Premium
Outsourcing definitely helps! Because I didn't have much energy yet wanted to keep site fresh, I was a bit forced to do it and I'm glad I did! I still do a lot of work but at least info posts are off my shoulders.

Thank you very much for your support Mark, I appreciate it!
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Stella2 Premium
Congrats on your three years, Zarina! And thanks for sharing your story.

I'm here about 2.5 years and spent the first 2 like you, trying to figure out what I wanted to do and how to go about it.

I've also settled down with a couple of Amazon sites that are around 4 months old. But I like what I'm seeing and I enjoy working on them. I get a lot of what you're saying here, even though I'm much, much older. Lol

Also, I'm so sorry you had to go through your painful ordeal, but I sense you are a tough cookie, and will be okay.

I wish you every success going forward, and as I have always told our son, be who you want to be in your heart, or you will never be happy.

Stella :-)
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Zarina Premium
I wish my parents told me that haha. Every once in a while my mom likes to bring up she'd like to have a lawyer in her fam... To which I respond that having money that I'll make with my business will let us have all the lawyers we want lol.

Thank you very much for your support!
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DBurly Premium
Great job Zarina! It's amazing how our lowest points can actually be our times to work on ourselves and follow God's plan. He puts these dreams in our head not to tell us that they are impossible but to make us believe that they are for us. I'm glad that your bilingual because so am I. I grew up in a small town not far from Montreal in Ontario and went to a French High School and graduated with a Bilingual Diplomat. I'm hoping now to pick up Spanish and love studying. Congratulations on the success and keep fighting. I love your determination.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Dan! Actually, I speak 4 languages :) And Spanish should sooooo easy after French! (I speak from experience).
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Zarina

Congratulations on your 3-year anniversary!

Am glad you are overcoming the adversities in life!

Sometimes I have found that without these adversities in our lives we just keep doing the same things over and over again like a broken record. Nothing changes and we never grow and move forward!

As they say onward and upward!

Wishing you a successful year here in WA and a great week!

Tim
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Zarina Premium
Thank you for your support, Tim! :)
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Zarina

Thanks for the reply back!

Have a nice week!

One of my fave quotes is when the going gets tough, the tough keep going!

Onward and upward and no looking back!

Tim
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Jessibelle72 Premium
Great post! Thanks for sharing. Especially as a newbie, I appreciate it. You are so right; the only reason affiliate marketing is not working, is because you are not working... That is why do not count how many months I have been here with WA, but actually keep track of the hours I put in; taking the training, writing and publishing my posts etc. Made all the difference for me, anyway. That way I see what I have done, and not what I have NOT done. Keep up the good work! Looking forward to reading updates.
Best regards,
Jessica
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Zarina Premium
Exactly, Jessica! Check out Dylan's posts @dylanrieger, it might help you build a strategy for your site.
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CRay1 Premium
Great post! I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother, your accident and the heartbreak you experienced. You went through a lot in just a few years.

I'm glad you decided not to become a lawyer. I worked with lawyers in my early career and most of them hated their jobs.

Good luck to you with Amazon and Wealthy Affiliate! I wish you all the best.
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Zarina Premium
Yeah, no wonder why I felt so lost, it was one hit after another. Crazy life stuff but things are improving. Thank you for your support!
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lmhoshko67 Premium
Very inspiring. I wish I had the means to figure all of this out in my 20’s but unfortunately all of this was in it’s mere infancy. After 21 years of practicing medicine I too have realized this is not the field I want to be in anymore. I am going to take the training seriously. I started another training program several months back and while it was a good, but EXPENSIVE course I learned a lot but just can’t keep sinking money into FB ads. You are on the right track! Full speed ahead girl!!!
Lara
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Zarina Premium
I guess I was lucky! It all happened because of my language programs, made me realize what I really care about (or what I don't).

WA is the cheapest yet high quality program and we should take advantage of that!
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Sruffey Premium
Thank you for encouragement and words of wisdom. I am 63 years old and have had 7 Total Knee Replacement surgeries, so I know about the pain you have been through. I received an Associate degree in 2014 in Web and graphic design, but who is going to hire a 63 years person with no work exsperance (hillbilly spelling) in a new field. I am glad to have found WA because it is a complete platform. With every member willing to help you understand, anything that you don't understand in the training. The training is great, and with the support that you can find no where else. You inspired me and I have did most of the things I have accomplished most that I have here on a dumb smart phone.
Thank you;
Sruffey
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Zarina Premium
Hi David,

Thank you for sharing your story! Definitely, I think no place is better for newbies and experienced marketers alike. I always loved its "all under 1 roof" aspect.

And without the support of the community throughout the years, I think I would've given up faster.
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Glen B Premium
Hey Zarina,

Great Post!! I love seeing success stories and the ones that have adversity show how hard and willing you are to succeed.

If everybody can just grasp that concept they will make it in this business.

I simply love the diamond mine graphics..

- Glen B
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Zarina Premium
Thank you for your support, Glen! I appreciate it :)
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Glen B Premium
My Pleasure!

- Glen B
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JackieSmith Premium
Hi Zarina,
Firstly, I must congratulate you on your 3 year anniversary!

Well done for sticking and staying.
In spite of all that you've been through you still kept going.

You are now beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will shine even brighter as you continue to dig your way to success.

Wishing you all the best with your online ventures!

Take care!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Jackie! And yeah, you said it right: "see the light at the end of the tunnel" - that's exactly how I feel now!
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PaulSimms Premium
Hi Zarina,

I really enjoyed reading your post and really it shows such a sense of determination having to deal with emotional ups and downs but I know these kind of things just makes people stronger.

I wish you much success here with your business and the fact that we share the same birthday (albeit a significant number of years apart) only strengthens that statement.

Kind regards,

Paul
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Zarina Premium
Hi Paul,

Well, sometimes it feels like I became emotionally weaker but probably it's a temporary thing (given that all things happened at once). But I know these challenges will definitely make me a stronger person.

I swear there are like 2 people I met in my life who shared the same birthday as me... July 31 is such a rare birth date compared to September 4th, for example, lol.

Thank you for stopping by!
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Fleeky Premium
Life walking in betWeen
And We all pursue our dream...

Thank you for a heartfelt testimony.
❤️
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Zarina Premium
Pleasure :)
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MKearns Premium
It's a pleasure to have your friendship here Zarina. Life has its pain and you have dealt with it handsomely.
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Zarina Premium
Thanks for your support, Michael, appreciate it :)
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MKearns Premium
And congratulations on your rise last night. No surprise to me! :)
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dchapman3 Premium
Wow, what a life you have led so far. Makes my issues seem small.

Thanks for the encouragement and knowledge to know we can succeed at this thing WA.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you for your support, Donald.
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kuu1 Premium
Hello Zarina,

Great blog. It seems that you have being through a lot of challenges and tribulations within a short period of time. But the good news is that you never gave up and kept fighting. This shows that you have a champion mindset and aura. You should be very proud of yourself that you have seen the light and more success are flowing towards you.

I hope you can achieve financial freedom by the time and age you have set for yourself. Thanks for sharing your story with us because you are an inspiration to all of us especially newbies to online business.

Kuu
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Zarina Premium
Hi Kuu,

Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate it. Having the right mindset definitely is important, that's for sure. I do feel that things are improving, it will take some time but there's a progress and that's what matters.

Thank you for stopping by!
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deelilah Premium
This is a wonderful story. Thank you.
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Zarina Premium
Pleasure :) It actually feels good to share moments of my life I rarely share with others.
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kpercival55 Premium
Hi Zarina,
Very inspirational update post. Happy to hear you physical roadblocks are behind you now and you're building a real business for your future.
I will definitely be checking out Dylan's training too.
Thanks..all the best to you.
KyleAnn
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Zarina Premium
Thank you KyleAnn, appreciate you stopping by to support. Definitely on the mend, though it's a painfully slow recovery (I want to go back to traveling again! Lol). But on the bright side, this situation forces me to work on my business.
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NoMo9-5Grind Premium
Way to go Zarina, Keep your life moving forward the past is the past and your future will get brighter each day moving forward.

Best wishes and a bright and positive future!

-Rob
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Zarina Premium
Thank you very much for your well wishes, Rob! Appreciate it.
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Chazdb Premium
Thanks Zarina, I needed a boost, It is great to read about how you have worked your way through the obstacles of life to get the opportunities we are all seeking through WA. I have never been a good writer and have always been put down for my writing ability, Since I started in WA I have been doing something I have done very little of in my life and that is writing for other people to see.
I have enjoyed it immensely but have been at a bit of a stalemate for a while.
I started in July 16 and got off to a good start and had many ups and downs since then, I need this great opportunity to work, I do not want to rely on the pension for the rest of my life, My wife and I have things we want to do like cruising.
We are both in our 60s and still want to see more of life and be able to help our lovely family, 1 married daughter and husband and two beautiful grandchildren 18 months and nearly five years, love them to bits. We are permanent house sitters for the last two and a half years which we love doing looking after animals and for home security as well, when we are not house sitting we stay with our daughter and look after the grand kids for them. I have obstacles in front of me but I plan to negotiate around all of them.
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