How I Arrived at Wealthy Affiliate!
I have always been fascinated with the Internet, the World Wide Web, and Online Marketing since its early days. I love surfing the web and it is a well-known fact, that I am not alone. The huge numbers of people from all over the world that surf and search the web on a daily basis, are proof of this growing phenomenon.
A few short years ago, the thought of making a living and earning an income online suddenly popped into my head. Here I was, spending so many hours a day, “surfing”, … so why not do this full time and get paid for it.
After all, what a great way to make a living, … working from home, choosing my own hours of work, and not having to “crazy commute” for hours every day, … and besides, how hard could it be?
Everyone was doing it, and dot. Com millionaires were the flavor of the day!
I began researching this in earnest. I quickly found dozens of websites populated with people possessing all the special skills that I would need to become an overnight sensation. In the beginning, the thoughts of all this financial success were scary and intimidating. I also found out that these people were called “Gurus”!
After falling victim to 3, yes 3, “dubious” money-making “systems”, I became very disillusioned and dejected.
My dreams of becoming rich, and spending the rest of my days on a sunny beach, occasionally, checking my bank account totals, were quickly fading away.
I decided to return to my J.O.B. and make the best of a bad situation. It surely seemed as if I had not been cut out to be a millionaire, after all.
Back to the Grind
One morning I awoke to another email, extolling the benefits of this great new online marketing program.
My immediate thoughts were, … “Oh yeah! … Well, you got me, not once, but 3 times, before, so don’t expect me to fall for this crap again.
I didn’t delete the email because something in my gut told me not to and besides, I am quite stubborn and pig-headed, … at least some of my friends seem to think so.
A few days later, with my ego in recovery, I read the email and clicked on it, … again!
Funny thing about this new program was that they wanted “no upfront” money, and no credit card information, they had no upselling, and I could “test drive” the program for 1 week! … for FREE!
My spider-senses were going off. … Where and What was the gimmick?
It turned out that there were no gimmicks, no promises of overnight millions, and no upsales. I could not believe my good fortune. This was simply a program of study with no strings attached.
All I had to do was provide the effort, and my degree of success and achievement. was all up to me.
Just like I was hearing in the real world.
I have never left!
What is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is an educational program that teaches you how to, … 1) find a niche, … 2) build a website, … 3) get traffic to this website, and … 4) earn an income from this traffic.
This is the core of their platform, and the steady flow of new members arriving on a daily basis is the proof in the pudding.
They drop by, free to explore for 7 days, and a good percentage stay to begin a career online as their own boss.
What a feeling it is to own a small piece of the Web. They must have excellent value to offer.
Why is it so popular?
Its popularity is growing in leaps and bounds, and in the short time that I have spent here, I have learned “tons” on how to … 1) find a niche, (an audience on the web for you to target), … 2) build and maintain a website, … 3) attract people to my niche by creating interesting content, and … 4) how this traffic can help me earn an online income.
This learning platform was and is the real deal.
If you study hard to learn a craft, and work even harder at it, you can become successful.
Unlike many other programs on the web, this one makes NO crazy claims about overnight success and of earning “millions” while you sleep. No such crazy dreams here.
Anyone that promises quick riches and overnight success should be avoided like “the plague”!
Do not expect free money and easy success. No one has ever found it.
7 Reasons that keep me here at Wealthy Affiliate.
These 7 reasons are listed in no particular order. It would be difficult for me to rank them in order of importance because IMO, I feel that they all contribute to the total experience of learning here.
#1. The Community
We all recognize the importance of friends and family when we need to get things done. Just think back to when you were in high school and you had your favorite study partners and how you helped each other pass a test, write a report and even graduate?
How your friends always seemed to know the answers you didn’t and vice versa, … well studying here is exactly the same.
The community here at Wealthy Affiliate is above and beyond.
As a matter of fact, this is what closed the deal for me. Immediately upon arriving, I was encouraged to participate in the community and get myself involved. No one can build a successful business on their own. You need to be surrounded by like-minded people who can, and will, help you along this journey.
I was encouraged to ask questions about the program, and anything else that I may have had concerns about. To my pleasant surprise, I was getting answers to my questions from multiple members and all the answers were consistent and helpful. The first month went by like a breeze. I was working full-time in heavy construction, but I was so impressed with what I had learned that I decided to continue my training.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 or 366 (leap year) days a year, all members can study here to their heart’s content. There are no open and closed time periods.
This place is “always open”!
#2. The Online Entrepreneur Certification Course
The Online Entrepreneur Certification Course is the main course of instruction here at Wealthy Affiliate.
It is where you begin your studies. This is a 10-lesson course that is part of the Wealthy Affiliate Online Entrepreneur Certification Program. Have a look at what’s on the menu.
- learn how to get immersed in the community
- discover the process of earning an income online
- create and begin working on your goals
- gain access to over 590 thousands niches
- choose a niche
- build a website using WordPress
- learn how to create content
- learn Keyword research
Is it easy? Not in my opinion, and not in most of the hundreds of thousands of students that spend their days here learning how to build a successful online business.
Let me ask you this question. If you wanted to become a lawyer, a doctor, a carpenter, or an airplane pilot, … would it be easy? … would you achieve any of these goals overnight?
The answer is obviously NO!
#3. The Weekly Webinars
Every Friday evening at 5:00 p.m., PST, your local time, Jay Neill, presents his weekly webinar on a topic of importance and relevance to this course of study.
These webinars include SEO, content creation, Google Search Console, and many other topics too numerous to list. All of these webinars are available for replay within 24 hours of going live. So if you are unable to attend the live webinar you can always view the replay at a more convenient time.
In addition to Jay Neill’s chosen topics, there is always the opportunity for any member to suggest a topic of choice for these webinars.
A few minutes spent scrolling down the long list of hundreds of recorded videos will probably find one on the topic you are seeking.
Affiliate Bootcamp is the affiliate marketing program here at Wealthy Affiliate. It is designed to teach you a step-by-step method to market Wealthy Affiliate. If you are unsure about a niche, this is an option to consider.
Jaaxy is the online industry keyword and research platform, connected to and owned by Wealthy Affiliate.
It was developed by affiliate marketers and for affiliate marketers.
This powerful tool makes Keyword and Competition Research, a much easier and more pleasant experience.
#6. The Library
This is what I refer to as the total volume of knowledge available here to all members. The Online Entrepreneur Course, The Bootcamp, The Weekly Webinars, Live Chat, and Site Support.
Site Support is the 25 plus “techies” that protect our websites, answer all the tech questions and keep us safe.
In my 5 years here at Wealthy Affiliate, I haven’t even scratched the surface. This is all available to you, free of charge, once you become a member.
#7. Live Chat
Live Chat is real-time communications within Wealthy Affiliate.
Here you can ask questions, provide comments, and help other members on their journey.
Comments, Questions, and Suggestions
If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions about this fascinating and challenging program, do not hesitate to Contact Me.
I would be pleased to answer all your questions and concerns that you may have about this program.
My experience here at Wealthy Affiliate is one of many pleasant memories.
This is an easy to understand program on how to find a niche, build a website, get traffic, and earn an income, ALL working from home.
I want to leave you with this important consideration!
You can explore ALL of this … for 1 full week … FOR FREE!
Where else will you get such a deal, today?