Updated 24th March 2020
2016 saw me join Wealthy Affiliate as a Premium member and as we are now 3 years further on, I would like to share with you my updated journey here so far.
In The Beginning
Being a mum of three, a daughter now 25 and twin boys now 21, one who has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. When they were growing up, my husband and I had to rely on our parents to help as we both worked full time. Thankfully we were lucky enough to do so. I had always liked the idea of being able to work either part-time or from home so I could have been there for them while they were growing up.
In April 2016 I made the decision to do 2 things with my life that could possibly make things both better and easier for myself. I was working on the checkouts at a local Supermarket and staff morale in the store was at an all time low, everyone was complaining about everything and the lack of communication between staff was making me want to do something else.
I had already started looking for new ideas so I could either get back into secretarial work or something like proofreading that I could do from home. I looked at doing Avon or even Kleeneze but as I do not like having to ask people for money, this was quickly forgotten.
As mentioned above, we are now 3 years further on and still working in the same place, but not in any way forgetting about my dreams of working from home.
Discovering Wealthy Affiliate
While looking online for somewhere to go on holiday, I typed in to the search bar “working from home” to see what would come up and my eye was immediately drawn to Wealthy Affiliate. Not being entirely sure what it was all about, I decided to have a better look to see. After reading Kyle’s bio, I decided that I would give it a try and joined up in the April.
I made the decision to join with the Free Starter Membership only and as I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, decided to do the Bootcamp training. I quickly discovered however, that with the Free Starter Membership you lose all chance to access the help of the Community after the first seven days.
Before deciding to go Premium, I did a lot of thinking about it and was grateful to then receive an email from Carson saying they had extended the lower cost of $19 for the Premium Membership. So, although I joined in April 2016 I didn’t take up the Premium membership until May 2016 and have to say that it has been the best decision I have made in the last 3 years.
Choosing Premium Membership
After going Premium, I received a lot of messages welcoming me into Wealthy Affiliate and telling me how great a Community it was. There are always lots of people who are more than willing to give you advice, as well as helping you in any way they can. This can be through their training or by you just simply asking questions.
As there are members from all over the world at Wealthy Affiliate you can be guaranteed that someone will be able to give you an answer at any time of day or night. There is also access to Site Support who are available 24 hours a day. You can also contact the owners Kyle and Carson by private message 24/7.
What I Have Discovered In My 3 Years
Although I had previously worked as a Personal Assistant and was used to the typing side of things. I had no clue what happened behind the scenes as that was all taken care of by other people. As I had never needed to build my own website or do anything behind the scenes. I did wonder if I was going to be able to do this.
The training in Wealthy Affiliate is second to none. You have the option to follow either the Certification Course, Bootcamp or even both if you want to. It is suggested that it is better to follow the Certification Course unless you are not sure about what your niche is (what your website is going to be about), then they suggest following Bootcamp which is more geared towards promoting Wealthy Affiliate.
Every Friday night, Jay holds a live webinar. These webinars can then be watched over and over again if you missed them.
Create Your Own Website
See just how easy and quick it is to create your own website from start to finish, by watching the video below. Click anywhere in the white box to start.
Going Premium allows you to be part of this great community where you can become friends with lots of other members as well as having access to all the training that members have created. These can either be in the form of a course, a tutorial or even a video. Click on the button below to see an example of a members training.
When I began the training at Wealthy Affiliate I chose to follow Bootcamp as I had no idea what I wanted my niche to be. I found it to be very thorough and beneficial, as well as helping me to understand things I had no idea about such as looking for keywords. I have to admit, I had no idea what they were talking about as I had never heard of Keywords or what they were when I first joined.
Alphabet Soup Technique
Below is a great video tutorial from Kyle showing you how to do the Alphabet Soup technique. To get a better understanding of what this is plus see how easy it is to do, click on the screen below.
A great keyword research tool that you can access through Wealthy Affiliate is Jaaxy. There are so many things you can use Jaaxy for such as helping you to find great keywords, the alphabet soup technique as well as as checking your site ranking and even finding Domain names etc.
If you would like to see for yourself what Jaaxy has to offer then click on the link below and give this great tool a try.
Fast Forward To 2019
Having been a Wealthy Affiliate member for 3 years now, I really have to say although I have learned so much over this time, I am still learning new things every day. There has been a lot of really good changes taken place within Wealthy Affiliate over the 3 years I have been a member, and there is things being revamped all the time to make it better. As well as being a great and safe place to host your website, measures are always taking place make sure that everything is always up to date.
I still have my two websites and my main website All Book Styles is currently sitting on Google at Page 1, Position 1. This website is all about the different ways that we can use to enjoy our books nowadays. We can use e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle plus other devices. If you prefer to listen rather than read books there are audio books you can use. However, if you have problems with your sight then you can use either audio books or braille. Or, you can choose to just read a paperback/hardback book.
My other site Become Wealthy Online is geared more towards promoting Wealthy Affiliate. It also lets people like yourself know how great this platform is, as well as all the great services they have to offer.
Am I Glad I Found Wealthy Affiliate – YES
If like myself, you are stuck in a full or part-time job but really would love to do something else, then click on the link below, read Kyle’s Bio and see for yourself just how great Wealthy Affiliate is.
I have no hesitation in telling you, this is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I have really enjoyed the last 3 years as a member of Wealthy Affiliate.
I will certainly be renewing my membership when it expires as I have loved being part of this great community. I have made many friends since I have become a member here at Wealthy Affiliate and they are dotted all over the globe.
If you would like to become a member of Wealthy Affiliate and are keen to see just how you could change things for yourself and your family, then click on the button below and start making those changes.
If this post has interested you or if you have any questions or feedback please leave them in the comment section below. You can also contact me at WealthyAffiliate.com, and I will be more than happy to help you.