How I Got Here…..a side story.
I had just two months of college left before graduating. I already had my fulltime job lined up upon graduation but I was actively seeking and thinking about ways to create a side income for myself. My goal was and still is to create multiple flows of income for myself so that one day I won’t have to work fulltime for someone else anymore. Thats when I came across an ad about Affiliate Marketing on Facebook……I was immediately intrigued by the video explaining what it was and how it works…little did I know the video was just scratching the surface.
After the video ad, I signed up for a LIVE webinar to learn more; what it is, ways to get started, how you get paid. I knew it was something I wanted to pursue but I didn’t have the money available to pay for the high cost of training that the platform was asking for……thats when I came across Wealthy Affiliate.
Before I came across Wealthy Affiliate having known what Affiliate Marketing was I was in frustration. I saw the opportunity available but the only thing holding me back was money. Thats when I realized that’s the main thing that’s holding back everyone…..they aren’t willing to invest or sacrifice their money not knowing the end result will be.
That issue quickly dissolved when I decided to sign up for a free trial with Wealthy Affiliate. I was taken through a training course explaining again what Affiliate Marketing was, I focused on a niche of products I wanted to advertise online, I built my own website, and then I learned how to attract individuals to my website. I learned so much during my free trial that it was a no brainer paying $20 dollars to have all the resources Wealthy Affiliate provides to start earning income online. Other Affiliate Platforms wanted hundred/thousands just to get started. That was scary because I didn’t even know if this was something I actually wanted to commit too. And for me, if I commit, I’m committed….there’s no turning back or I failed personally, that’s just how I am.
So why did I commit to Affiliate Marketing…..why was the idea so irresistible in my opinion???
Working at my Fingertips, literally.
I work from my laptop……let me say that again…..I WORK FROM MY LAPTOP. How many people can say that? Yes, the majority of people today work on a computer or maybe half, but they have to work in an office environment at least. With Affiliate Marketing, I have the luxury of working from my laptop from anywhere I want; the beach, bar, library, right now I’m sitting on my couch typing away. I don’t know about you, but the thought of working anywhere I want at my convenience is amazing….gives me heart eyes at least.
Flexibility, I work on my time.
I work on my own time….I don’t have to work a set schedule. I work when it’s convenient for me. Yes, I try to work and learn Affiliate Marketing for at least 2-3 hours each day, but I don’t have to spend 8-9 hours each day working. I create my own schedule around my life. I don’t plan my life around and 8-5 full-time job. When I do start working my full-time job, I still plan to dedicate at least 2 hours a day working, but you get what I’m saying.
Potential Earnings, Improve your lifestyle.
The opportunity to earn money while I’m not working…….if I am able to create a website that people buy products off of I will be able to earn dollars at all hours of the day without physically working. Is it likely….YES if I commit myself everyday to working and learning. Nothing worth accomplishing is ever easy, it takes time, effort, and commitment. Affiliate Marketers earn hundreds/thousands dollars everyday. Imagine how much your life would change if you were bringing in that type of money. For starters, you wouldn’t have to work shifts for someone else anymore. That 8 or 11 hour shift could be dedicated to traveling/partying/exercising/cooking/time with family, etc.
My Thoughts, you only learn from trying.
At the end of the day, I told myself this is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I signed up for a monthly membership with Wealthy Affiliate at an affordable cost and later decided to sign up for a full year at around just $25 a month. Is it for everyone? No. You can’t expect to see results immediately and you have to be willing to actually go through the training and practice what you learn. Your most powerful tool is your mind and if you choose to hop on board with Wealthy Affiliate, I promise you will learn everyday.
So give it a shot. It’s a free trial, you have NOTHING TO LOSE. One huge difference between successful and average people is successful people are WILLING to try out new things, think of new ideas, they have an OPEN MIND.
Thank you for taking time to read this and please leave your comment/questions below. You can read more about my experience with Wealthy Affiliate by clicking here 🙂