1000 Followers and Finished Certification Level 4 of Training- Wealthy Affiliate

Hello friends.

 

In keeping with my promise to take you along on my WA journey; I am writing this update reporting that I now have 1000 followers and I have completed Level 4 of my training.

 

 

My followers on the Wealthy Affiliate site has grown to 1000.  Wealthy Affiliate hosts a community of members.  When we follow each other we then have access each other’s profiles. We are then able to read each other’s blogs, like them and comment on them.  We encourage each other in these ways.  The community is great and I have made many new friends.

 

The ranking system is based on how many posts we write, how many comments we give and receive, and the  amount of likes we get, etc.

 

New members receive a very high rank coming in.  It goes down as they participate by writing blogs and commenting.  At first it requires very little time; but as we acquire more and more followers, the amount of time we spend in the community can become addictive and overwhelming.

 

 

The more followers we acquire, the more time is required; but our rank goes down.  As per my posts below; there are milestones to meet along the way  Such as Top 200, Top 100, Top 50 and then Ambassador.

 

https://thesuccessfulretiree.com/three-months-at-wealthy-affiliate

https://thesuccessfulretiree.com/top-100-at-wealthy-affiliate

https://thesuccessfulretiree.com/another-wealthy-affiliate-goal-reached-top-50

 

I was in the Top 50; but it was taking a lot of time and my website was suffering.  I started spending more time on my website and lessons, and less on community pursuits.  Since then I have been going steadily up in ranking.  I’m somewhere in the 90’s now.  I had to make a decision of what was most important.  My website won out.

 

 

The other achievement I would like to mention is that I have completed Level four of my lessons.  We are rewarded with a badge for each level we complete.  You can see my badges on my profile here:

 

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/jeanbrickley

 

Level 4 of my lessons seemed more difficult for me, because it dealt with getting involved in social media to promote your business.

 

I was completely green to Social Media.  To tell the truth.  I never really wanted to be a part of social media.  Since the lessons required that I get involved for the sake of my site, I had to start learning from my green state.

 

It has been a challenge learning to start using social media and also to begin to change my mindset concerning the use of it.  I still don’t understand it all; but I’m beginning to make some headway.

 

I am now a member of four social media platforms.  I will list them below if you wish to follow me.  I will return any follows as soon as possible.  I have posted on them all; but I still have a LOT to learn.

 

https://www.pinterest.com/JBrickley1226/

https://plus.google.com/u/0/102488191943987614374

https://twitter.com/JLBrickley10

https://plus.google.com/102488191943987614374

 

I will keep learning and applying what I learned until I am able to use social media in the best way to promote my site.

 

You may continue to follow me on my journey; or start your own journey with Wealthy Affiliate for free.  All you need to do is sign up.

 

 

You don’t pay anything to get started.  You will receive a free starter membership, 2 free websites and 7 days of free lessons.  All this can be yours for free:  just click on the link below.

 

 

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  Make it count for something.  Learn, grow and create with Wealthy Affiliate.  We will welcome you and help you learn and grow.

 

Learning is even more important as we get older.  Retirement should not be a time to stop learning and growing.

 

Remember, a moving stream is clear and pure.  But a still body of water becomes stagnant and unhealthy.

 

 

If we don’t use our brain to learn new things, and we aren’t creating or using our talents and abilities; our life can become stagnant.

 

If we aren’t learning and growing; then we get bogged down in emotions and health concerns.  Our mind is always busy.  If we don’t feed it new food; it chews and chews on petty everyday problems and concerns.

 

        

The same applies to our bodies.  If we don’t keep moving, we will lose our ability to move.

 

When we are young, we have an abundance of energy, and most children are in a state of perpetual motion.

 

But as we get older and begin to get aches and pains and experience a decrease in our natural energy, it becomes harder to choose to move.

 

If we give in and become a couch potato; our bodies will suffer from our lack of movement.  Being sedentary results in losing muscle, gaining fat and putting us in a position to acquire health conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

 

 

We need to keep learning, reading and staying mentally active to keep our brains from getting stagnant.  Wealthy Affiliate is one way to do that; but certainly not the only way.

 

 

We can read, do crossword puzzles, and other brain games to keep our brains active and healthy.

 

We can come up with some kind of exercise we enjoy, and do it regularly, to keep our bodies active and healthy.  Walking is one of the best exercises when we get older.

 

 

 

Thank you for joining me on my Wealthy Affiliate journey. This concludes the most current update on my progress. I will be giving you another progress update within a couple months.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please use the comment section below.  Your thoughts are important to me, and I will answer all comments.

 

Thank you for visiting.  Come again soon.  I love company and my door is always open.

 

At your service,

Jeannie

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “1000 Followers and Finished Certification Level 4 of Training- Wealthy Affiliate

  1. Hi Jean Thank you for sharing your thoughts and journey so far. Your progress is remarkable and your courage and personality are an inspiration to anyone embarking on a similar journey. I like your running stream metaphor. I am now the wrong side of 55 with an eye on retirement in the next 10 years. Although 50 is the new 40 I’m told! Do you think Affiliate marketing can really help those approaching retirement or is it a young person’s game? Thanks again Positively Keith

    • Hi Keith. 

      Thanks so much for your very kind comments.  Before I answer your question, I would like to ask you a question.  How do you know that being older than 55 is being on the wrong side of 55. It could be the right side of 55. It’s what you make it.  I am on the “right side” of 65. Lol.  Younger people have not had the same experiences as we have and they are prone to distracting influences like sex, drugs and rock and roll. Lol. Yes. I think that those over retirement age can do almost anything they want to. But they may have to revise the physical side of things to compensate for the changes in their bodies. We may have to do things a little different but we can succeed just like any younger person.  In some cases better. Some young people seem to be on a self destructive course. 

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you come again soon. I love company and my door is always open. 

      Jeannie

  2. Hi Jeannie,
    Congratulations! in reaching level 4 and getting 1000 Followers. Great job!
    I am still at Level 3. Has been at it for quite some time. I love your enthusiasm. Reading the later part of your journal inspires me to do better.
    Now, let’s keep moving and work that brain!
    All the BEST!
    Sharon

    • Hi Sharon. 

      Thank you for congratulations. I always say that it feels like I’m going at a snails pace through the lessons. I try not to compare myself with others; but to compete only with my previous best self.  Still it is impossible to ignore those who have completed the lessons and have been a member less time than me.  Lol. 

      That’s the spirit, Sharon.  Work our brains!  But don’t forget to work our bodies, eat right and get enough sleep. That last one seems to be a problem for a lot of WA members. 

      Thanks for stopping by. Come back soon.  I love company!

      Jeannie

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