This is my story of how I almost gave up on Wealthy Affiliate and what brought me back from that brink. If you are harbouring thoughts of giving up, this article is for you.
You can only give up something if you have already started. The funny thing is that I didn’t even start. Some of you may be able to relate as I go along but the main point I am going to make here is that you need focus and time in order to see your business grow.
I joined Wealthy Affiliate in March 2017. Within days, I was convinced this is the best training course. Everything is laid out clearly and the content just speaks to me. The tone of the content is hopeful, but never over the top with its promises. I knew I was onto something that is well tested by time. Furthermore, the reviews and testimonies of successful members who went before me indicate one commonality. All of them took time and effort to reach where they are today. Whether it is a first time sale or an amazing $10,000/month passive income, they all went through moments of drought, were down to their last $1000 in savings and wondering if this was ever going to work. Yet, by persevering on, breakthroughs and successes went to those who did not give up, who demand that they won’t live below what they can.
Fast forward to the end of August 2017, I was about to throw in the towel with Wealthy Affiliate because I wasn’t getting anything out of it. But wait! There were no results because there was no activity…AT ALL.
Now, this is the crazy part and I know quite a few of you out there may suffer from the same thing as I did. It is known as Shiny Object Syndrome. We chase after new opportunities (i.e. shiny objects) because we think they will lead us to where we want BUT FASTER. To put it down flatly, I was after get-rich-quick schemes and anything that promises a quicker turnaround will have no trouble turning my heart towards it.
What I achieved after 5 months of chasing these opportunities is NOTHING. Along the way, I got scammed a few times and by end August 2017, my mounting disappointment led me to one conclusion. All this making money online is just too hard and I need to rebalance my finances and hit the RESET button. The RESET button meant terminating my account with Wealthy Affiliate since it was costing me $49 a month and giving me no results.
As I was about to do that, I searched online again for ways to make money. A review came up, from another Wealthy Affiliate member. I couldn’t remember his name now but what shook me that moment was the authenticity of his sharing, how he was inspired and eventually got his breakthrough in earning an online income through putting the course to action at Wealthy Affiliate. It was a moment of re-realization as I came to terms with myself that I owe myself another shot at it. In fact, I haven’t taken any shot in the first place.
With that new-found realization, I can clearly say to every aspiring internet marketer the following: First, you need the right education & tools and second, you need to stick to it UNTIL you SUCCEED.
A Powerful Testimony
Here is a testimony I like to share to demonstrate the effectiveness of Wealthy Affiliate + Massive Determined Action.
His name is Dom and his story is one that inspires many. The full story is given in the link below but in a nutshell, Dom took three years to grow his income from $0 to $10k by July 2016 but it was not steady growth from day 1. In fact, around July 2015, Dom was just averaging $1000 – $2000 per month and he confessed it took him a full 1.5 years to make $1000 a month. Then from Jan 2016 onwards, things started to accelerate for him and by July in the same year, he hit his first $10,000+ a month.
FULL STORY: How Dom created his 0 to 10k in 3 years
How Did Dom Create such an Amazing Result?
In his own words…
What I Hope You Can Take Away
The success story of Dom can only do so much to motivate us. All of us have a chance to carve out our success given the right education, tools, system and mindset. The path to internet success is not an overnight drive. Dom did it in three years but your goal may be different. No matter what it is, keeping a locked focus on JUST ONE THING will bring you to your success faster.