In keeping with my promise to keep you informed about my journey at Wealthy Affiliate, I have a couple of updates.
I was honored to become Top 100 within the WA community recently. There is a rating system that they use for premium members. It doesn’t mean I am in the Top 100 students with the best grades. (I wish) 🙂 WA doesn’t rate you that way (thank goodness). One of the great things about WA is that you can work at your own pace. Which means, if you have a lot of time one day, you can put a lot of time into your lessons, which will move you along quickly. Or if you have only a little time to spare, you will still get there; just not as quickly. If you have a lot of technical and website experience, you will most likely go through the lessons a little faster. However, the person who has little to no experience will still move through the lessons, just at a little slower pace. It’s all good. As long as you keep going and don’t give up when the going gets tough, as it sometimes does. There are places to go for help and encouragement when that happens. When the problem has been solved, you will feel victorious. You came, you saw, you conquered!
The rating system that they use is more about how active you are within the community. Some of the things they consider are: How many blogs you write, how many followers you have, how helpful you are, how many comments you leave on other people’s blogs, how fast you answer comments, etc. I believe it is for helping us learn how to network, practicing our writing skills, and encouraging one another.
Anyway, WA is a very helpful community. There are veterans in affiliate marketing who are very willing to help those with less to no experience,to succeed. Everyone is encouraging and kind. You aren’t alone on this journey. There is a whole community of people behind you, cheering you on.
When you become a premium member, you start accumulating followers. These are persons who will be in your network. You will in turn choose people to add to your network. You will get notifications by email when the people in your network write a new blog, ask a question or reply to your comments. You can also give and receive “likes” on blogs, comments and questions. These “likes” also have a positive affect on your rating.
But let me tell you, there is a wealth of information in the WA blogs. You never know what you will read when you open one of those blog pages. Some blogs deal with the technical side of affiliate marketing. Others, with motivating and encouraging. Then there are those that make us laugh to lighten the day. Some people share their personal struggles and receive support from fellow members. Some showcase a talent or share their favorite books or quotes. I learn something new every day.
If you would like to become a member of the WA learning community and experience all it has to offer; just click on the link below to join for free.
The other exciting piece of information I would like to share with you, is this:
I have purchased my own .com domain.
The free WA site: add2income.siterubix.com has been moved to my new site at thesuccessfulretiree.com
Wealthy affiliate made it easy to make the move. All I had to do was follow the instructions. I didn’t say it wasn’t scary; but it wasn’t difficult. 🙂 I just followed the steps as they showed me, being careful to do just what they said, and it worked!
So now I own my very own site. It is like a piece of real estate. I have complete control of how I manage it. It may not mean much to you; but for me; it ranks right up there with paying off my mortgage. It is the beginning of a new future for me. A creative, useful, and helpful future. Do you want a place to use your creative side? Where you can learn and grow and feel more alive than you have in years? Get started for free:
I hope to throw myself into making this site awesome, step by step. My goal is to be the owner of a site that will be the “go to” place for retirees. The place where they can receive helpful information, encouragement and advice about the things that concern seniors. The place where they can ask questions and add their comments. The place they like to visit, pull up a chair and grab a cup of coffee. Where they feel welcome, and want to come back again. This is the website I visualize; and the website I am working toward.
I have a long way to go; but I have come a long way already. I feel positive that I will make gradual progress to make this site into the vision I have for it. I will continue to take you along on my journey to success.
If you decide you would like to embark on an experience of your own…remember you can sign up for free. You will get: a free trial membership, seven days of free lessons, and two free websites. There is no initial investment. If you find it’s not for you, you are free to quit at any time. If the lessons convince you that you want to give it a try, you can give yourself another month for only $19. By that time, you should either be convinced that you want to give yourself a real chance of success with Affiliate Marketing; or that it isn’t worth your time. To sign up for free, click below.
Well, my friends, that’s pretty much all I have to report for now. I will be letting you know how my progress is coming. Next goal for WA community is Top 50. My goals for this site are adding two or three posts a week and getting connected with some social media sites very soon.
Please check back for information on physical, mental and spiritual health. I will be adding content regularly for you.
I would like to leave you with this thought:
“I have come in order that you might have life–life in all it’s fullness” (John 10:10)
At your service,