If you’ve been a follower of the page for any length of time you’ve heard me mention the words “maximize your income”. There is a reason that I do that. When we only focus on cutting out all of the extra expenses out of our budget and life, it leaves no room left FOR a life. It get’s old in a hurry and often times we go right back to the habits of old. So, what if I told you could start making money online from home doing something you absolutely love?
At some point in our journey to become debt free we start to dream again. I talk about it often. When we start to dream again we come to some realizations about many things, including our careers.
Either, we absolutely hate our current job and the daily grind that comes with it, or we get to a place where we need to supplement our income with a 2nd job because the budget just doesn’t want to balance even after we’ve trimmed all of the extras out of it.
For me personally, it was both. My schedule wasn’t working. Work stress was having a toll on my health. Simply put…I just wasn’t happy. Like most parents in today’s economy, after we had our son and the maternity leave was over, it was back to work for the both of us. However, all of our family members are still in the workforce. So, we needed to find a professional full-time babysitter. That added a huge expense to the already stressed and bloated budget. But, we both had to work. There was just no way of getting around it.
Scams and Roadblocks
So I began searching. I was looking for a way for me to be able to create my own work schedule and do it from home if at all possible. I had heard about all of these “work from home” opportunities and wanted to see what it was all about. Unfortunately, that led me to many disappointing road blocks.
There are an endless amount of scams out there. Those scams work because many people get to a place where they are desperate, or they are just trying to get rich quick. But then, the bank accounts are left empty, and many times their identity has been compromised as well in the process.
So, after filtering through all of those I happened to come upon an online education program called Wealthy Affiliate.
What is Wealthy Affiliate and how is it different?
Wealthy Affiliate is different in many ways. First off, it’s not just a training platform. It’s a community. It’s a family. At the time of publishing this page, there are over 800,000 people who are on the same journey as you are.
Everyone that I’ve come across has an honest desire to help you and see you succeed. It’s not about competition. We celebrate victories together, and we share frustrations together when we don’t understand a lesson and need to ask further questions. Someone ALWAYS has your back.
Wealthy Affiliate teaches you step by step how to take ANY passion, hobby, interest, etc. and turn it into a full-time online business from the ground up. Anything!
- Are you into video games?
- Do you know how to play a musical instrument?
- Do you know the best way to lose weight?
- How about a love for animals?
- Love learning about the latest technology?
- Are you a do-it-yourself person and have tons of wisdom to share with others?
- Do you love the great outdoors?
WHY NOT MAKE IT A FULL-TIME BUSINESS?
We are all passionate about something. The key is channeling that passion and sharing it with the world.
Today there are over 3.2 BILLION people online. Yes, billion. There are tons of people performing searches right this second for the very thing that YOU are passionate about. The results that pop up are websites. Web sites that people like you and I can easily create and make money with.
Who is Wealthy Affiliate for?
- A person who is passionate about anything.
- A person who needs/wants to make their own schedule.
- A person who is fed up with the daily 9 to 5 grind.
- A person who wants to be their own boss.
- A person who needs/wants to supplement their income to help balance that budget or save for that dream vacation.
- A person who wants to turn their dreams into reality and have a lot of fun doing it.
- A person who wants to create their own online business from the comfort of their own home.
- A person who is willing to put in some time and effort to achieve unbelievable results.
Who is Wealthy Affiliate NOT for?
- A person who is trying to “get rich quick.”
- A person who is not willing to put the time and effort into changing their life and becoming something great.
That’s just the first course! They have countless tutorials, all with the most current state of the art strategies that will help you stay ahead of the curve.
One of my favorite features is the weekly live webinar (premium feature), usually hosted by Jay. Jay will take you through some of the critical components and show you how he builds his own web pages right before your very eyes so you can follow along and apply the same principles to your very own site. Plus, occasionally he will do a live review of other people’s websites and give helpful tips on how to make them even better.
How will I make money doing this?
You make money by promoting products related to your passion (niche). You will be writing engaging content, building trust and traffic, and finding products for your audience to purchase based on YOUR reviews and recommendations. All of these things are covered in depth and with step by step instructions within the premium training.
How long will it take me to make money?
I always answer this question with a question. How much are you willing to put into it? Because “how long” it will take you to start earning revenue will be determined by the amount of drive you have to succeed and how much you apply what you are learning in the training.
I understand that’s not the answer you are looking for. But it really does depend on the person and the niche. Some people start making money their first month (it’s rare, but it does happen). Some people it can take awhile. But generally speaking when I was asking this exact question, people said, “Typically 3-6 months.”
I made my first product referral within 2 weeks after I made a commitment to get serious about the program. I was excited, I had a drive and I ran with it!
The guideline is that you don’t quit your job to do this until you have your business built up. The people who give this their all and are serious about this WILL be successful at it and WILL be able to make a full-time living doing so…in time.
I usually get through a training lesson in about an hour. Give or take. Then I spend the rest of my time APPLYING (most critical part) what I had just learned to my websites and writing new content. Wash, rinse, repeat.
If you can find a few hours a week to put into this you can start building a skyscraper that will earn you supplemental and even full-time income in the months to come.
How much money can I make doing this?
This is another question that’s hard to answer directly. Because it varies so much from person to person, the products you are promoting, and your niche.
But how does $300/day sound? I know a person who is making that very amount. There are people making that kind of money right now. There are people making much more than that. As you interact with the community you will be bumping elbows with everyone from brand new internet entrepreneurs to full-time millionaires!
I’m really not into writing. How well will I do with this?
You don’t have to be an English major or scholar to be successful with this. There are many tools out there that will help you as well. People aren’t looking to read major Shakespearean novels anyway. They want someone to be real with them and help them.
Kyle (co-founder of the program) will tell you, “It’s not about ‘writing’. It’s about ‘communicating'”.
Have a dialogue with your readers, just as you would in a real conversation and you’ll do great!
I don’t know anything about hosting or building websites, is it hard?
One of the first lessons you will go through Kyle shows you how to “build” (no content, but basic layout) a website in under 30 seconds! Now if you are into themes and want the perfect layout like I do, you will spend much more time working on customization. But it’s very simple to get one started and the hosting is FREE through Wealthy Affiliate.
Will I receive feedback and help to build my website?
Yes! I submit my websites and pages constantly to get feedback and constructive criticism. It’s always good to get a fresh perspective. If I ever have a question about something I just jump on the live chat or submit a question. Most of the time I get exactly what I’m looking for within a few minutes!
How much does it cost?
This is the big one. So…how about FREE? Yes, you can get started and signed up completely for free! You get access to the first level of the certification course and the boot camp. 7 days of free premium access. 2 free websites, etc.
Once you have completed the free training and experienced exactly how this all works you’ll be ready to push forward and learn how to really start making this work.
When you are ready to get serious about making money and learning all of the nuts and bolts, the premium cost is $49.00/month. ($1.62 a day!)
There is also a big discount if you decide to go yearly…which I highly recommend for 2 reasons:
- You don’t have to worry about the $49.00/month in your budget ; )
- You don’t want to pay full price for ANYTHING.
The yearly plan is only $359.00. ($0.98 a day!)
Here is a breakdown of what the different levels offer.
Here’s the best part. If you sign up today I will immediately connect with you within the community. If you have any questions I will be able to help you every step of the way!
It’s not going to happen TO you. You have to make the decision to make it happen.
So, the question you have to ask yourself is, are you happy doing what you are doing? Would you love to be able to work from the comfort of your own home, create your own schedule, be your own boss, control your own future, make MORE money than your employer would ever want to pay you, and get your debt paid off much sooner?
All of that is possible and more when you make the decision to hire yourself! Stop selling yourself short from living out your true potential. Make the decision to invest in yourself!
My only regret is that I didn’t make the decision to do this sooner.
If you have any other questions or would like to know more about how it can change your life leave me a comment down below.