How I Arrived at Wealthy Affiliate!
I have been fascinated with the Internet, the World Wide Web, and Online Marketing since its early days. I love surfing the web and it appears 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 prove this fact.
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 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 the special skills that I would need to become an overnight sensation. In the beginning, the thoughts of all this financial success was 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.
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!
It led me to this fantastic community called Wealthy Affiliate.
I have never left!
Wealthy Affiliate is an educational program. This educational program 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.
Why is it so popular?
Its popularity has grown by leaps and bounds. In the short time that I have spent here, I have learned “tons” about how 1) to 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) earn an income online.
This is NOT a-get-rich-quick system.
This learning platform is like the real world.
If you study to learn a craft and work hard at it, you will be successful.
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 I feel that they all contribute to the whole experience of learning here at this online university and their order of importance changes with my needs.
#1. The Community
We all recognize the importance of friends and family when we need to get things done. Remember when you were in school and you had your favorite study partners and how you helped each other pass a test, write a report or graduate?
How your friends always seemed to know the answers you didn’t and vice versa, … well studying here is exactly the same.
With “Live Chat” (#7 below), the questions format, comments, feedback and all other methods to interact with the community, this option, never closes.
The community here at Wealthy Affiliate is above and beyond.
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”!
We are always open.
#2. The Online Certification Course
The Online 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.
It will walk you through the steps of creating a successful business that generates revenue. The getting started course is your first step to realizing your potential as an online business owner.
#3. The Weekly Webinars
Every Friday evening at 5:00 p.m., PST, Jay Neill, presents a 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.
#4. Affiliate Bootcamp
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. Site Rubix
Site Rubix is where you build your websites.
It is the main go-to tab on the left sidebar.
It contains 7 tabs to help you obtain, manage, and grow your website.
Another extremely powerful learning tool.
#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 leave them in the space below. 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 fun way to find a niche, build a website, get traffic, and earn an income, ALL working from home!