So you’ve decided that you want to start an online business, but where do you start?
The internet is bursting at the seams with various ‘gurus’ offering the ultimate blueprint to making money online.
It can be so overwhelming!
So how do you know which program to choose and which one even works? Those were the questions I grappled with when I was looking for where to start my online business journey.
If you are considering Wealthy Affiliate, then you must be wondering, “Can I really make money with Wealthy Affiliate?”
I personally had a few bad experiences online before stumbling upon Wealthy Affiliate, maybe you can relate?
One of main reasons why I chose Wealthy Affiliate was because of the numerous real life success stories and continued success stories within the community from real people like you and me.
That and the fact that I could trial it for free and see if it was legitimate before opening my wallet.
Here is where you find all the success posts in Wealthy Affiliate
Every day there are new members posting about their first sale, first $1000 month or them quitting their day job and becoming a full-time online entrepreneur. There is such an encouraging and pay-it-forward spirit within the WA community that its hard not to be inspired to press on and keep going through the bumps on the journey.
It was these success stories that helped keep me going and push through when I was plagued with self doubt in those early days and was tempted to give up. But thankfully I never gave up, these stories made me believe that, if they could do it then I could too!
Here are just TWO of my personal favourite success stories from Wealthy Affiliate:
Meet Liz – member since January 2017
Liz is a new momma who joined WA to start her journey to ‘making long-term wealth the right way’. This stay at home mom has been powering through the training at WA and is working hard building two websites at once (super mama!).
Within 5 months of starting, she has brought had an impressive $3,000 in a 4 day period – go Liz!
If anyone has an excuse of not enough time in the day to start an online business (actually two websites at once), surely it would be a busy stay at home mom with a new baby. But Liz has managed to achieve great results in a short period of time through keeping consistent with her WA training and just amazing hard work. Such an inspiration!
Meet Jack – Member since June 2013
Jack was a full-time busy professional who was an the search for a legitimate way to earn a living online. He unfortunately fell prey to many unscrupulous products or programs before discovering WA.
In his own words, Jack’s journey to success was ‘not a rosy one’. He would wake up extra early before work and put in 4 hours in the morning and 2 hours at night on his online business. After 4 months of hard work, his hard working finally paid off and he made his first commission.
Since then, Jack is consistency been investing time and effort into his business. Two year later, this was his monthly earnings (from just one of his affiliate accounts) – $1,261 in one month!
Jack tells of how he woke up even earlier after the birth of his son, to dedicate two hours each day to building his business. I love his two favourite sayings:
- When there’s a will, there’s a way, and
- Hard work pays off
And fast forward to March 2017 – Jack is now boasting $7,578.50 just for the month of March 2017. All that hard work and persistence paid off!
Thanks Jack for being such an inspiration and for showing the rest of us that it is possible for someone with no previous technical or marketing experience to make a full-time living as an online entrepreneur (and that WA training works).
Here are some other success stories from WA:
So many success stories, so does anyone fail at Wealthy Affiliate?
Well, of course!
Although Kyle and Carson, the founders of Wealthy Affiliate, provide top notch training, tools and a pay-it-forward community , there are still people who don’t succeed.
If you fall into any one of these categories, then WA is probably not for you.
1.People who want to get rich quick
This is probably the fault of many online gurus who often entice people into their programs by promising lots of money with little work. This has given people the impression that building an online business is easy and with a few clicks, $1,000s and $1,000s of dollars will come flooding in.
Unfortunately, this is not true. It is true that is much easier to start an online business. For one, there is a lower start up cost. While a brick and mortar business will involve you going to the bank for a big personal loan of hundreds of thousands.
Today, you can get an online business started for $0 but if you are serious, you should expect to invest about $500-$1,000. This is only fraction of what a brick and mortar business would take to get up and running.
On average, brick and mortar businesses breakeven in 18 month to 24 months. That’s almost two years just to breakeven! On the other hand, online businesses are known to turn a profit much faster than that – on average within 6-12 months.
While that is a lot faster than traditional businesses, it is not a get rich in 30 days deal. So if you are going to try out this online business thing for 30 days to see if you make $1,000, then WA is not for you. WA is a legitimate long term roadmap to building a successful sustainable online business.
You can also start an online business with no technical or marketing knowledge. Jack and Liz who I introduced to you above have both achieved success through their training at WA. I have also personally learnt everything I know from WA.
2. People who aren’t willing to put in consistent hard work
If there is a common theme between Liz, jack and many other success stories at WA – its staying committed to the training at WA and applying the training consistently.
Some people complain that there is too much work while lose focus along the way. Others join and then never get started.
Life gets busy and there are always reasons to get distracted or to give up. But what all the successful people have done is to never give up and to keep on keeping on.
There are so many success stories within the WA Community and I know that you can start your own success story too. Just take action now! The starter membership is free so you can check out WA with no strings attached.
Once you are on the inside, make sure you go through the WA course which guides you step by step.
Do take the time to go through and understand what each lesson is teaching you, then set aside time to complete the tasks assigned from each lesson.
As you tick off each task, you will be building your successful online business one brick at a time. Rome wasn’t built in one day, so make sure you keep going…one brick at a time.
3. People who don’t ask when they get stuck
I have seen many people who get frustrated part way through the journey. It might be because they aren’t seeing success as quickly as they have expected or they are struggling with a technical issue and feel overwhelmed.
The best thing to do when you are in this situation is to reach out for help. This is why the encouraging and pay-it-forward community is so crucial to your success. When I was riddled with self-doubt, I used the internal feedback system to seek feedback. I not only got constructive feedback but also got a flood of encouragement when I shared with the community about my doubts. The kind words of my fellow members kept me going when I was discouraged.
When you develop a new skill set, there is always a steep learning curve at the start. Its natural to feel overwhelmed and to get stuck. After all, almost everyone at WA has started with zero technical knowledge. So use the internal question posting system or live chat to seek help. I have always found a helpful member who has pointed me in the right direction within minutes.
That’s the beauty of having a global community. No matter what time it is, there always seems to be someone there happy to lend a hand if you need it. So you don’t have to struggle alone.
There is a like-minded community, many of whom are experts in the field that are willing to lend a hand and pull you unstuck.
So, do you think you can really make money with Wealthy Affiliate?
Well, the answer lies with you.
Wealthy Affiliate has the best training program, pay-it-forward community and cutting edge tools to set you up for online success. However, whether you can really make money with Wealthy Affiliate is really up to you.
If you are serious about starting your own online business, then
Wealthy Affiliate will give you the best start. And I promise to be with you on this journey. Feel free to say hi on my WA profile and ask me any questions along the way. Can’t wait for you to be the next success story on WA 🙂
How to claim your WA special BONUS
When you join your FREE Starter Account, I will also offer you a bonus if you do decide to become a PREMIUM member in the first 7 days (including a 59% discount).
Once you join, I’ll be in touch to let you know how to claim your bonus.