Here’s a message I got from Kyle, the co-owner of Wealthy Affiliate. He wrote it on Black Friday, just as the latest membership offer went live. I include it here just as a way of illustrating how a successful online business started, straight from the horses mouth, as it were. I hope it will help you understand what it takes to start a business and the exact highs and lows involved. I thought it was a great, inspiring read.
There I sat in my computer science class in college, with nothing but a dream. I wanted to be successful one day but I had no idea how.
A fellow student came up to me and told me he was making money on the Internet (hint: his name is Carson). I asked him how the heck he was doing it. He gave me a really vague description of affiliate marketing and I went off and aimlessly started joining affiliate programs.
I knew nothing. No skills. Never built a website. Barely had an email account. I was what you could call a complete and utter “newbie”.
But I knew something. This guy from my class was somehow making money through this Internet “thing”. All I needed to do was figure out how.
One small problem though.
I didn’t really have much of a budget to start a business as I was what you could call a “starving student”, but I was willing to work my butt off the second I knew others were making great sums of money doing it.
What was I willing to give to create success? My time and some hard work. That holds true to this very day and it is something that I truly think can single handedly lead anyone to a great deal of success.
Over the years there is a question I get all the time.
“Do people really make money online?“
To me, now, that is like asking if dogs bark, but back then I was in the same boat. It’s hard to comprehend the reality of a business opportunity until you hear about others succeeding with it.
So, the first point I would like to offer here is that people just like YOU or I are MAKING MONEY online…and LOTS of it…
But unlike most of the push button scams that tell you success is instant, I can tell you quite the contrary.
It took me work. It will take you work. But you can and WILL achieve success if you are willing to put forth a bit of effort and give yourself enough time to achieve results.
In fact, it took me three solid months of grinding the gears of the Internet. I didn’t have the luxury of having a one-click website builder like you have at Wealthy Affiliate. It would take me close to 30 days to create a website that was completely UGLY in comparison to the ones you are building at WA using SiteRubix, the world’s most advanced website platform.
And I definitely did not have features available to me like SiteManager, SiteComments, SiteFeedback, SiteSpeed, SiteSecure, SiteContent and SiteHealth that are offered to Premium members here! And setting up a domain was incredibly hard, I remember it taking me over a week to figure that out, something that can be done now in 15 seconds with SiteDomains.
But I managed to figure it out. I had nobody to help me, I didn’t have the experts and community you have the luxury of getting help and mentorship here at WA.
Just me, myself, and my computer.
And just into my 3rd month something AMAZING happened. This something changed my life forever!
I remember the moment when I logged in and checked in on my affiliate stats and BOOM…a sale! I think it was around a $42 commission.
Guess what my first thought was?
It might sound crazy, but the very first thing I thought when this sale happened is “what if I had just quit a few weeks or even a few months into this?”
Naturally we all want success and we all want it fast. But there is a means to achieving success and it takes a little bit of time. If you have jumped around from one “idea” to the next, or one “shiny object” to the next, you know exactly what I am talking about here.
There would be a lot of things that I love (and take for granted) now, that simply would not exist if I had given up. I would not be able to spend the amount of time I get to with my amazing wife and two energetic daughters (3 years old and 6 years old). I would not be able to sit in a coffee shop mid-afternoon on a Wednesday working on my business. I would not be able to be sitting in Florida on a family vacation writing this very content you are reading right now…. if it were not for the amazing Internet opportunity that we all have access to.
I can probably assume that if you are reading this page right now and you have not achieved your DESIRED level of success yet. It has nothing to do with you “not being smart enough” or “not knowing the secret”. It has everything to do with you not giving yourself enough time to achieve brilliant success.
How much time to reach TRUE success?
By all my accounts, this time frame is ONE YEAR. That is the period you need to give ANY business a solid foundation. A footing on which you can build something amazing. Yes, you can earn revenue the entire way. Yes, you can even be full time in that period. But please, pretty please…give yourself a year, and there is no better place to spend a year building a business than here at Wealthy Affiliate.
I know amazing things will happen for you. You have to give yourself a chance though.
Wait…my first year story is FARRRRRR from over.
In fact, the juicy stuff is yet to be revealed.
A few weeks after my first sale took place, another one came in. Then another. Then another.
THEN I received my very first check in the mail. BOOM, it was magic. Realness.
I can still remember showing my parents my first affiliate check, and like most people in the offline working world they “didn’t get it”. I moved on lol.
Then month 6, there was some real consistency. I was making sales almost every day, sometimes I had multiple sale days and I was even experiencing $100 days.
Month 9, I was receiving regular checks in the mail. I was reinvesting everything I earned into my business. I started spending all my money on my business through pay per click and other advertising methods. It paid off.
How much did it pay off?
Month 12, I had by all accounts reached full time although I still felt looming risk that the Internet was going to for some reason die. That was back in 2002, 17 years later the Internet is continuing to grow at its fastest pace ever.
At the year mark in my business, I was earning as much as college professors. Crazy right?
But there was still an inner force pulling at me telling me it was some sort of “dumb luck”. It wasn’t.
To this DAY, these exact same principles work. The exact same ones we teach at Wealthy Affiliate through our weekly live classes, through our certification courses, through our super affiliate challenges, through our bootcamp, through 12 classrooms, through inspirational blog posts, through our live and private mentoring, questions and community help.
The potential online is as real as your nose. You can touch it. You can feel it. Success is in front of you, you have everything at Wealthy Affiliate except for TWO very important things that are out of my control.
Your Effort & Your Time
If you can put forth enough hard work, you will succeed. And if you can dedicate enough time to your business (my recommendation is ONE year at the very least) your road ahead is bright.
Not just bright, it’s a raging ball of fire!
$299 is our lowest price we have ever offered for a yearly Premium membership. We are offering this to you RIGHT now, but only for a few short days so make sure you take action NOW if you are interested.
You can build beautiful, search engine and PROFIT READY websites with a click of a button.
You can host all of your websites on the most technically advanced, speedy, secure and reliable Managed WordPress Hosting platform on the planet, no extra charge. The level of quality we offer and include in our Premium hosting alone is comparable to $250 PER MONTH packages elsewhere. Not to mention that the the hosting at WA is light years ahead of these other services.
A Brilliant Website Platform.
You have access to cutting edge “Wealthy Affiliate Exclusive” website features with our SiteRubix platform here at WA. SiteContent, SiteHealth, SiteBuilder, SiteEmail, SiteManager, SiteSSL, SiteSpeed Extreme, SiteProtect…it goes on and on.
Cutting Edge Training.
You have training out of the ying yang. From beginner to advanced, you are going to be able to move your skill set to any level that you like. There is always something new to learn, and there are always industry experts contributing their latest tips and strategies with the community.
Amazing Research Tools.
With the amazing technology of Jaaxy at your fingertips, you have a research platform that can help you uncover endless opportunities within the internet sphere, and subsequently building a million dollar business online….or multiple businesses.
Expert Live Classes.
You have access to leading edge training through the weekly Live Classes and instant access to over 400hours of past Live Classes. Each and every week there is a new live class that you can partake in, or watch after the fact through the replay. There is enough education within these classes to establish you as an expert across MANY different business models online. And the cool part, they are completely free of any sort of promotion. They are PURE value.
You have all kinds of expert help from successful folks. You can network with some of the most successful Internet entrepreneurs and affiliate marketers in the world in real time and get private mentoring from them.
AND one more significant thing.
You have an entire community of love and help behind you. That is what we stand for and what we will continue to provide at Wealthy Affiliate. A community that creates success through transparency and the sharing of knowledge.
Looking back on my early beginnings within the online world, I had NONE of this.
So you have a total competitive advantage over me when I started out and I can absolutely, without-an-inch-of-a-doubt, tell you have a competitive advantage over all of the “others” out there outside of Wealthy Affiliate that are still falling for “push button” scams.
Carpe Diem! (seize the day)!
You have started on your journey to success by being part of Wealthy Affiliate, why not continue that awesome journey now? Invest a year of your time and energy into your OWN business and amazing things will happen.
And do it at the LOWEST PRICE we have ever offered at WA. Our Special, Out of This World, but Very Time Sensitive Black Friday Offer is running out soon:
$299 for an Entire Year. No more expenses.
If you are grabbing for the calculator app, let me save you some time. This cost breakdown works out to less than $0.82 per day. Less than a donut costs, without the calories!
Frig…you haven’t joined yet!?!! What are we going to do with you? LOL.
Well, we are going to take things up a notch and do something extra special for you!
I want to offer you a bonus. Not just one bonus either. This year we are going to be offering FOUR spectacular and “Black Friday Exclusive” bonuses that will truly make your decision to take advantage of this deal a “no brainer”.
Introducing the 2019 Black Friday Bonuses
The Path to Affiliate Stardom in 2020 – Kyle Goes AMA (Ask Me Anything)
I am going to be fielding questions, and providing answers on a topic that I don’t usually explain in this much explicit detail, making money. There are clues, there are signals, and there are things that I have learned in my past 17 years that indicate a “winner” from a “loser”. This goes from a campaign level, to niche, to whether or not someone has the attributes the need to succeed (hint, you all have it, but often times don’t exploit it).
Success in 2020 is going to be a slightly different journey than we have ever seen and in this live class I am going to be revealing what you need to know, and what you need to proactively working on in the year ahead if you want to succeed for the LONG TERM.
Plain and simple, I am going to be going into the intimate details about ‘making money’ that I have never discussed, in particular in a LIVE format. This info will be a game changer to anyone that attends I fully intend on my class going into overtime. An hour is not going to be enough, and the live event will likely be longer and more comprehensive than anticipated.
Building an Incredible Internet Business in 2020, The WhitePaper.
A take off of the ask me anything, I am going to be constructing a WhitePaper outlining the strategies, processes, and the overall mindset that you are going to need to succeed in 2020. I can tell you, you are not far away from success. If you have been struggling to get over the hurdle and generate your first income, or you have been struggling to move the sticks of your business and growth is flat, I KNOW the information in this WhitePaper is going to get you over the hurdle.
Creating a Thriving Authority Website in 2020 (5 Weeks of Live Training)
We all want to be successful. However, the number of people that actually achieve success online is limited for a few reasons. Lack of current training, lack of proper planning, lack of tools, lack of support, and lack of motivation. We are going to be bridge every single one of these gaps with 5 weeks of step by step training, walking you through the EXACT sequence of events that needs to take place in your business to be very successful online.
Early 2020 Beta Access to New Platforms (Yearly Members Only)
We have significant plans for 2020, in fact it is slated already as our most exciting release schedule out of any year since 2005. We have new technology coming, we have new platforms coming, and we have developed new ways to further integrate the very processes that are required to build a thriving business online.
If you take advantage of this Black Friday 2019 offer, you are going to get exclusive “pre release” access to several of these platforms. You are going to be granted exclusive access to never seen before, and really exciting new technology that will provide a huge edge to your business!
Note that when you join through this offer, you can lock into this price forever. This means that if you decide to stick around next year you will be able to get this “LOWEST PRICE EVER” again 🙂
And before I leave you today, one last thing. If for some strange reason you are not convinced that $0.82 per day to run an amazing business online isn’t an INSANE DEAL, I am going to give you SEVEN REASONS why you need to join the Black Friday offer.
Going Yearly Vastly Improves Chances of Success
In the last 14+ years something has become very obvious within the WA community. Those that give themselves a full YEAR succeed at a very high rate.
I know that stats say that 95% of people fail in business, but I know that 100% of people that give their full effort for an entire year at WA will succeed. A bold statement but a very true one.
The minute you commit to your online business for a year, you are actually committing to your inevitable success.
You Have WAY MORE Than We Had. You Have WAY MORE Than Anyone.
When we started it took us a month to build a mediocre website. At WA, it takes you less than ONE MINUTE to build something much better!
When Carson and I started we had NO help and NO support. At WA, you have access directly to us personally at any time and you 24/7/365 access to live help, the ability to ask questions about any topic, and the ability to get website feedback and help.
When we started, we had NO training. At WA, you have all the training you need to create a full scale business in any niche using over 100 different marketing strategies. Our training is so current that you are going to be using the leading strategies to outsmart your competition and to build ultra-successful campaigns in any niche!
When we started, consumers simply didn’t spend the amount of money online that they are now spending. At WA, you are now going to learn how to tap into the windfall of money being spent online by over 4.33 BILLION people worldwide. There has been no greater opportunity than there will be in 2020
The Expert Help is Unparalleled.
People search around the Internet looking for help creating a business…it is an endless pursuit. You can STOP looking now as you have found ALL the help you will ever need within Wealthy Affiliate.
No other community offers such supportive, caring and expert help. No other community has 24/7/365 live chat support. No other community allows you to connect directly with industry experts and owners for personal mentoring. You get answers to questions in minutes, sometimes within seconds at WA.
That is what you get at Wealthy Affiliate. And you are going to get an entire YEAR of help when you take advantage of the Black Friday offer.
A Website Platform to Run Million Dollar Businesses.
People sometimes don’t understand exactly how powerful the website and hosting platform is at Wealthy Affiliate. Not only is our hosting industry leading in the WordPress space, it is monitored, secured and backed-up automatically for you. The quality of hosting you are getting at WA is unparalleled by any company in the industry. Competing hosting services are more than $250 per month (and up) alone!
You also have access to around the clock, 24/7 website support if you ever need help with anything (even if you accidentally mess something up). We also introduced three critical features to the website platform in the last year in SiteSpeed Extreme, SiteSSL for all, and state of the art image compression. These are critical for your overall website security, speed, performance and getting ranked higher in search engines.
The website platform is enough to drive several million dollar businesses online and members at WA are doing exactly this. You will never have to pay the expensive prices for managed hosting or a website platform again, it is included in your membership.
We Keep Things FRESH.
On any given day within Wealthy Affiliate there are 10,000’s of interactions within the system and new blog posts, new questions and new training being created. WA moves faster than the Internet business industry and there isn’t a training platform in the world that is as current or interactive as WA…ANYWHERE.
We have some absolutely incredible innovations and platform releases coming to Wealthy Affiliate 2020 that are going to change the game forever. We want you to be part of these, they are truly going to help you take your business to the next level for many years to come!
You don’t have to go further than the dashboard at Wealthy Affiliate and you will see new success stories every day. But who is succeeding? The members that have been there for close to a year and our longer term members.
It’s evident, you just have to look around you and listen to who is helping and who is succeeding. It is always those that dedicate adequate time that experience vast success and are running full time businesses online.
As simple as it sounds, those that succeed at the highest rate are those that give their businesses enough time to succeed. 2020 is going to be the most successful year yet for members (and YOU), we can feel it!
Build a Strong Foundation, Build a Skyscraper.
…and those that build straw houses get blown away (and get eaten by the big bad wolf!). When you give yourself a year, you are going to be building that strong foundation which is going to enable you to create a full time and sustainable income stream online.
Wealthy Affiliate is the ONLY platform you need to build and scale your online business foundation off of. We are the industry leaders and plan to continue to overdeliver in 2020. Brilliant things are on the way for members of WA, are you going to jump on for the ride?
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is an Entrepreneur, Blogger, Internet Marketer, Local SEO Search Consultant and Property Investor from North East England. He is an active member of Wealthy Affiliate, an Educational Portal for Affiliate Marketers of all experiences. If you have a local business, I can secure you more customers and save you time.