Many of us would love to trade in our full time jobs for an opportunity that would allow us to spend more time with friends and family, give us the freedom to decide when we will work, and provide us with the security of knowing that all of our financial goals will still be attainable.
As I contemplate building my own business online, I find that the amount of information is almost overwhelming. Everywhere you search there is somebody telling us how we should promote our ideas ( or an existing idea or product ), how to go about marketing this idea, and why we should trust them above all of the others out there.
Where To Start
For the majority of us, I believe that deciding where to start is the most difficult part of moving forward. In my case, I found that when I actually sat down a started thinking about what opportunity I wanted to pursue, I really had no idea what to do, or how to go about it. After endless amounts of time reading articles online and researching different opportunities, I was more confused than ever.
I looked into drop shipping, MLM schemes, even short term stock and currency trading. Many of these opportunities turned me off due to the fact that they required me to deposit money and send sensitive information to people that were not even in my country.
I worried about what would happen when the time came to withdraw my money, assuming I would even make any money. In the case of drop shipping, it just seems like everybody is already doing it and I feel like it would be very difficult to compete with all of those people and make any kind of serious income.
In addition to that, I am a blue collar worker and do not have a ton of extra cash to invest in my own product, or invest thousands of dollars into a funnel system that may or may not produce any results. I’m sure that they work for some, if they have the resources to dump into it, but I’ve tried a couple of these systems in the past and found that only a select few (usually those who created the “product”) were making money. The rest of us were just paying to promote their products for them. It’s entirely possible that I just had no idea what I was doing, but my guess would be that the results were similar for the majority of people who were involved in these programs.
Reality Sinks In
At this point, I realized that the options for me were much more limited than I first thought. In my case, I had minimal money to invest. I did not have my own product to promote, and the only marketing knowledge that I possessed consisted of articles that I had read online.
What I did have was an absolute desire to change my life for the better, and the willingness to work as hard as I could to make that happen.
I am lucky enough to have a great job with a good salary, benefits, and steady work. Unfortunately, in exchange for that job I am required to travel 4-5 hours a day, work for 8-12 hours a day, and sacrifice valuable time with family and friends. I am asked to submit a request at least 2 weeks in advance for any vacation time that I intend to use, and I am not paid if the proper procedure is not followed.
What I Needed
In spite of the restrictions I had in revenue and knowledge, I knew that there must be an opportunity for me somewhere. In my case, there were a number of factors that were important to me, and I was determined to find an opportunity that would meet the following criteria :
It would allow me to continue working full time as I build the business
It would require minimum investment to start
It would allow me to earn as I learn
It would provide a solid foundation for building future income
It would allow me the freedom to work on my own schedule
I continued to do research and educate myself about different types of opportunities, and to be quite honest I was growing more and more frustrated. I started to doubt myself, thinking that maybe I would never gain the knowledge or skills that were required to be successful in the digital world…….
And Then I Stumbled Upon This….
On what seemed to be a very typical night of researching and browsing online for me, I was ultimately led to the site that helped me make the decision to get started.
It was not referred to me by anyone, and I was not specifically looking for it. I was just going from one site to another, clicking on link after link as I always do. It was not a “eureka” moment for me, and in no way did it stand out to me or excite me in any way……until I started reading what they were all about.
I immediately noticed that they required no money to open an account with them. I didn’t see any pop up ads, or over the top sales antics. They were actually offering to teach me, step by step, how to build a presence online from start to finish. They were not asking me to buy anything!
The site is called “Wealthy Affiliate“,and after spending a considerable amount of time on the site, I realized that they have an outstanding training program. You are able to move through the program at your own pace. As I started going through the training modules, I could see that there was actual useful information there, and not just a bunch of generic information leading you to a sales page. The information is clearly presented in a step by step fashion, and in a manner that is easy to follow and implement.
When you go to the site, you will instantly get a feel for how friendly everybody is. There is a community of unbelievable members that will not only help you, but they are eager to do so. The only way I can describe the feeling is to say that it feels like you’re with family. The people here honestly enjoy seeing others do well, and they are always there to answer any questions, or to help in any way possible.
A Great Community
I am by nature a very skeptical individual, but this is a fantastic experience for me. I am proud to say that I am now a member of this community.
Whether you are a beginner in the online community or a seasoned marketer, this is an outstanding organization to be a part of. You will be given an unbelievable amount of valuable information, research tools, and be surrounded by amazing people.
A step by step process will guide you in building an online presence, and provide a solid foundation to build upon for the rest of your life.
If knowledge is power, then this is the strongest community that I am aware of.
I hope that you will join us. I’ll be waiting inside to welcome you!