There I was in a country that I didn’t have a working visa for, wanting to be close to my boyfriend but also wanting to make money. I started to search the internet and there were a million ads out there, some were scams and one really lead me into a new path – the path of Online marketing. I am on a quest How to make money with my laptop and I’m going to share how it goes. I’ll share some the do’s and don’ts so you don’t have to figure this out yourself.
How does that sound? Good or good?
Where to start looking in this great big new world?
I was wandering around the internet, first looking for jobs for my boyfriend who was also looking to find a job. In those searches, I came across so many websites that promise to find you a job, but actually don’t deliver at all. I came across websites where they promise to a job linked at Amazon or other big companies, but they lead you into this robot funnel.
Just filling out form after form, and actually getting nothing more than annoying phone calls of salespeople, offering an education, or a loan on your car. Not something that you are looking for when searching for a job.
I also came across some survey websites, where you just had to spend time filling out surveys in order to get credits, that would lead up to real money. But doing that, was so frustrating because at the end of a sometimes 20-minute survey they would just state: we already have enough feedback OR we don’t need the data for someone with your background. Try another survey. Are you kidding me??
This was the worst world I could be in, and it wasn’t even working.
Where would I find a solution?
I was beginning to wonder if there was such a thing as an online solution for my money problem (which started to make real problems in our life). Luckily my boyfriend found a job and I had more time to keep searching for my online miracle...
I have looked at so many of these False American Promises that I was becoming numb. I didn’t believe a word they were saying anymore and I started to give up on ever finding a solution that fit my needs. Some of the so-called solutions I did try, but they turned out to be a scam or not really turning out what they promise to be.
Read my reviews here on a couple of them Barefoot Writer (which sounded nice at the time) and the one… such a joke InternetBizEdu (I don’t know if you have heard of it). There was so much I couldn’t possibly know which ones were true and which ones were total scams. I just needed to try some of them out, and see where they lead to.
Luckily I found one very valuable FREE training
There was one review I read, after trying out the Barefoot writers for myself and starting to read reviews after that, that was leading me to a platform I could try for 7 days completely FREE of charge to see what they were all about… I believe there are no other companies that do this.
So I entered my details and signed up as a starter member at Wealthy Affiliate. Directly being welcomed into the familiy at WA. A lot of members offering their help and letting me know that with this method they got real results! cheering me on to go and do the training.
So I used my time wisely to experience this community to the fullest, before deciding on anything. For the full 7 days I was completely committed and followed the basic training and the bootcamp they offer.
The in dept information was blowing my mind. I can do this! That was the feeling I had when going through the training. I can completely make this work. The online business world wasn’t so scary anymore because of these guys here, the trainers as well as all the happy members in the community.
At WA you don’t have to do it alone
This is what they promise and that is what they truly delivered on. An active community to help you build a solid foundation for your online business. And as a bonus, they teach you how the affiliate marketing business works, so you can make a passive income from your passion.
Sounds great right?
Making money while working with your passion. Now that is more my style… Making a blog post every day and not trying to sell people things, but sharing experiences, valuable information about the topics you know a lot about or just creating a space where people can learn from the mistakes you’ve made, so they don’t have to make them themselves.
That not only sounds great, it sounds easy. And it is, it really is.
When you follow the guidance and the step by step training they offer at Wealthy Affiliate everything starts to feel easy. You just take one step every day and in 3 months see where you are.
The result of my first steps into the online world
I have already learned a great deal in the first month of my journey into the online world and I’m sure anyone can learn this. At WA they make it so easy and they can walk you through all the steps that are needed to build your website, create content, that is not only well written and speaks to your audience, but also is SEO friendly and ranks high in google. Something you need if you want people to come to your website and engage with your content.
There is so much you will learn in your first month at WA. Here are some of the things I learned:
- Learn how to choose my niche (choose your passion as specific as possible)
- Learn how to build my website in just 1 week (In the FREE training I already did!)
- Learn how to write inviting and engaging content that attracts readers
- Learn how reviews and valuable comments are written, to attract readers and establish my expert position
- Launch my first campaign – creating sales options and attract my audience (which you are a part of)
It also inspired my own creativity and I can work the way I want to work. So I’m adding something personal to the WA experience. I’ve started a tribe within the community, of Dream creators. You can read more about it here.
Whatever you do don’t do it alone
My greatest lesson as an entrepreneur and going into a new business is that I am not going to do it alone anymore. Here are 3 reasons why:
- It takes too much of my valuable time to figure everything out myself. And there are so many experts that I can just ask to help me in the community, that it would be stupid and stubborn to go at it alone.
- It saves so much struggling to get your message out there. Because doing it in a community, means that are all supporting your cause and you have a following of 100 people already… Now that is a good point to start from, instead of starting at 1 fan (your mom).
- Searching for the right information and the right tools to teach yourself a new skill can take years before you finally start to see results. But when you team up with people that are already successful in the business you are entering and they just give you their tools and know-how, then that saves you not only time but also a lot of money and energy.
I can only say that I am very happy to have found such an incredible group of people that are in my corner, ready to help me out discovering all there is to know about this new world of building an online business. I feel supported and I know I have everything I will ever need to succeed. Now that is what I call a GOOD STARTING POINT.
Do you want to start with a head start of 1000 fans?
How would you like to start with a head start of 1000 fans, supported by more than 250 experts and 600 co-workers who already know how it’s done? Would you want to be in that environment with the ‘let’s do it’ mentality and cheering you over every hurdle you are going to be taking along the way?
I know it got me into action. I will be happy to write another blog on my progress when my 3 months have passed.
I will continue my journey as a premium member at Wealthy Affiliate – making new friends and fans every day. For me, WA is the place to be when it comes to learning and earning online. The two go hand in hand and I feel very much supported and it makes the learning Fun and Easy.