AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL UNDECIDEDS
In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been making an attempt to show how rewarding the world of Blogging can be. I’ve explained to you how Wealthy Affiliate can be the vehicle to lift you out of the humdrum world of routine and give you the opportunity to do something really special with your life.
Just like you, I wanted bigger things, a richer, more satisfying life; a chance to obtain goals I’d long forgotten. The problem was I just didn’t know how to get there. So I went along with the flow. Instead of steering the boat I was satisfied to be just a passenger. I never asked where the ship was going. I never questioned who the captain was or why it wasn’t me. I was simply along for the ride. Until I learned about Wealthy Affiliate.
Most of us are capable of doing a lot more with our lives. We only need to be in the right place at the right time, get the right push, have the right mentor. We look for somebody we can trust, the right person to teach us. But sometimes we have to take it upon ourselves to break out of our self-imposed pecking order. Sometimes we have to throw the “challenge” flag and call “time-out.” You might be at this juncture of your life right now and wondering what you should do about it. Maybe you’ve thought about these things as you and your friends sit around sharing a beer.
Tell me the truth now. Haven’t you ever dreamed of accomplishing more with your life? Have you ever seriously wondered what is holding you back? Maybe it’s not the right time….or the right place…..or the right…..? What’s the word I’m searching for? Oh, I know, it’s called “OPPORTUNITY.” Maybe you’ve never seen the right “opportunity.” Well, look no more, I’ve got the greatest opportunity there is and all you have to do is grab it. And then, shout every day, I can do this. I will do this. I can do this. Be determined like a bulldog. Never give up! I know from experience that indeed, you CAN do it!
There are literally hundreds of good sound reasons you might use to not give Affiliate Marketing your full attention. Keep in mind, that most people are reluctant to move outside their comfort zone and consequently many great opportunities are missed. I am listing below three of the most often mentioned reasons a person gives for not joining Wealthy Affiliate. I will also give you the counter argument showing you the reason given just doesn’t hold up. Are you either #1, #2, or #3?
1) I just don’t have any money right now. Let me save for a couple of months and then maybe I’ll join.
My answer: It’s “FREE” to start. You don’t need any money up front. You don’t even need your credit card. Wealthy Affiliate lets you join as a free member and stay one as long as you want. After completing a few lessons and interacting with some of our Instructors who will show you how to set up two WordPress websites and even allow you to start making money from them, you can decide at that time whether or not blogging is for you. Wealthy Affiliate is so sure you will see the many advantages to this training method, you will want to stay. So? What have you got to lose? Issue One: Knocked Down!
2) I don’t have the time to do this. I know I’ll need time to study and I spend every spare moment at my job. It just seems I don’t have any spare time at all.
My Answer: Here’s one of the ingredients you’ll be asked to bring to the table yourself. How bad do you want to succeed? Are you trying to tell me you are unable to carve out 30 minutes a night? Do you think you can set the alarm a half hour earlier than normal and dedicate that to your lessons? One of the great things about Wealthy Affiliate is that you set your own time table. Remember the old adage: “the journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step”? You must be willing to take control and keep the image of a success in front of you at all times. Issue Two: Knocked Down!
3) I just don’t think I’m right for blogging. I don’t know anything about writing. I’m not an expert on anything. In other words, I have nothing to say.
My answer: You have “plenty” to say. You just don’t know it yet. At this point I need you to view a post I wrote that presents Blogging in a somewhat different light. In it you’ll see that an average guy or girl with absolutely no special talent can succeed big time with Wealthy Affiliate. It’s called “The Big Question” and you can read all about it by just clicking…….HERE!
Remember, we don’t leave anything to chance at Wealthy Affiliate. We assume everyone should start at the beginning so our lessons and our videos go into great depth starting at that level. Issue Three: Knocked Down!
$MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND$
And now let’s move on to a subject that’s near and dear to each one of us. Can you make any money with Wealthy Affiliate? First of all, let’s remember that you don’t have to invest one thin dime to size this opportunity up. There is nothing extra you need to buy to become a successful blogger – unlike any other business I can think of. Yet you can make unlimited income.
Oh don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t happen overnight. No, blogging is not one of those get rich quick schemes. Wealthy Affiliate will give you all the tools you need – but you have to use them. This is a business; it must be conducted as one. Don’t go expecting thousands of dollars to pour in immediately. How long will it take? It depends on how serious you are and how much time you can devote to your business and many other factors.
As a rule of thumb you can expect to turn profit somewhere between 6-10 months. How much money? A fellow blogger I know who just wanted to earn a couple of extra dollars for her family didn’t make a dime for the first year. Did she quit? No! At the middle of year 2 she was up to $2500 monthly. At the close of year 2 she was making $5000 monthly. Now she’s in the middle of year 3 knocking down over $10,000 a month. And it won’t stop there. Another friend I have in Scotland made over 50k last month. And then we have Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, the 28 year old blogger who travels all over the US chasing the sun in her RV, making over 100K monthly.
Can you do that too? I’m betting you can. It’s there if you want it. But here at Wealthy Affiliate we shy away from quoting how much money we make. It’s really not a good idea because not everyone is the same. For example suppose we had asked my first friend how much money she made at the 10 month point. She would have been forced to say nothing! We should stress, instead, that blogging is a business! You have to work – sometimes hard. If you’re lazy, blogging is not for you. If you have ambition and drive and dedication and desire, – blogging is for you! But can you make money blogging? – YES!
So there you have it. Were you a #1, #2, or #3? I hope this post provides you a chance to rethink everything. Even if you don’t want to build an empire like some of my friends above, just think how great it would be to have an extra $1000 a month coming in. Think how proud you’d be.
Please leave your comments below. I’d love to hear from you even if you just want to chat. I would consider it an honor. Please give this some serious thought. I know what it can do for you and your family. I promise to help you every way I can. We can do this thing – together.
Please do me a favor and leave your comments below. I would appreciate it and I promise to respond.
All my best,