If you are just as eager as I am to discover exactly how to escape the corporate world, if you are just as tired as I am, living a life of being told how, where, and when you have to work, you might need to give this article your full attention…
Get ready to have your eyes opened!
A few months ago, I came across a great, very promising online community. It is called Wealthy Affiliate and it supports that with the right knowledge and the appropriate attitude, anyone could learn how to make money on the internet by developing an online business, which down the road, it might offer them as much, or even more money than a full-time job.
At that time I was working a part-time job at a large global company. I wasn’t looking for any opportunities to start making money online from home. I wasn’t even aware that there was such an option.
One ordinary afternoon, I was just browsing the web for fun, as always, when I came across a series of articles, talking about how to make money online with surveys. According to them, all you had to do was conduct and complete some surveys and BOOM, you are rich! Little effort, little time, and a lot of money…
According to them, all you had to do was conduct and complete some surveys and BOOM, you are rich! Little effort, little time, and a lot of money…
To become a member and get started they asked for credit card info.
I was very skeptical. It felt like some kind of scam and I didn’t want to reveal my credit card info to some random guys inside the vast, full of digital thieves internet.
However, I was convinced that it was about time to take a risk; I hadn’t taken one for a long time, and earning some extra bucks online seemed like a pretty sweet deal.
“What’s the harm?”, I thought… If this turns out to be a scam, I lose my Saturday beer money; if not, I am going to make some extra.
Of course, in order to join any of those programs, I would conduct an even deeper and more thorough research, and so I did. I was in the search for reviews, ratings, or at least some comments, but no luck there. The scam alert was growing louder.
After a while, inside one of those survey pages, my eyes spotted a comment. It was some guy, I vaguely recall that his name was Steven. He had written a 300-word, to-the-point comment, claiming that those survey “opportunities” were pure scams and it was a waste of time, money and energy to give any kind of weight to them.
Afterward, he supported that a great place to start making money online is a community called Wealthy Affiliate. He mentioned that anyone joining this community could be taught, in very specific steps, how to start making money from affiliate marketing.
What hooked my interest was that anyone could join Wealthy Affiliate for free; no need for giving away any credit card information.
Pure curiosity to find out what was this community all about, drove me to seize the opportunity and join without a second thought.
Since there was a free membership, I would spend a couple of hours of my time to find out what was this community all about and if I didn’t like it, I would leave and never come back; no harm no foul.
Those very words that you are reading right now!
The journey has been long and full of challenges, but more on this subject later on.
For the time being, I am going to skip a few chapters to the present day.
A Turn For The Better
It’s been almost a year since I first joined Wealthy Affiliate, and my life has greatly changed since then.
-Is it for the better?
-It sure feels that way.
First of all, I can even begin to describe you, the immense amount of knowledge that I have attained, and not merely on online marketing subjects, but also on subjects that used to interest me long before starting my online business, subjects such as meditation, the power of our mind, the Law of Attraction, and many more.
Secondly, seven months into Wealthy Affiliate, I was offered a significant promotion in the company that I was currently working.
I started working a full-time, five days a week schedule, making enough money to rent a place of my own and finally move out of my parents’ home. It was something that I was craving for, for a very long time. Although, to focus on my new position I had no choice but to suspend my online business for a while.
Although, to focus on my new position I had no choice but to suspend my online endeavors for a while.
However, I couldn’t help but wonder, “Why now? Just when I was about to start unleashing my ultimate online business developing techniques?”(Lol)
The answer to this became clear to me a few days ago, while my mind was racing like a horse on steroids, as usual.
IT WAS THE LAW OF ATTRACTION!
I know what you are thinking right now.
“Yeah, yeah. Whatever…”
Truth is that I am a believer of the Law of Attraction because I can recognize its workings everywhere around me; I have become aware of people manifesting according to their beliefs and actions, and I have become aware of myself manifesting according to my own beliefs and actions as well. Everyone constantly creates.
(Intention + Belief)*Action = Results
I was a part-time worker at this company for 3 years, but I never truly worked towards fulfilling my goal of earning a full-time salary to become independent. I was just working the same routine day after day, hoping to eventually get promoted.
When I first started working on my blog, I knew that Wealthy Affiliate was not a “get rich quick and effortless” scheme. It demanded the investment of a significant amount of my time, effort, energy, and money in order to succeed, and I was aware of that since the moment that I hit the “Create Your Free Account” button. At that point, it was my only hope towards earning a full-time income.
So, I started learning, working, creating, and adjusting, over and over and over again for several months.
The idea of getting a promotion still existed in the back of my head, but I truly wasn’t expecting it. When I joined Wealthy Affiliate I even stopped hoping for it; I had let it go.
However, the Law of Attraction doesn’t have any limits and doesn’t obey to any of our mind’s conditions; it is a creative force of nature which just creates based on our state. All it perceives are beliefs, intentions, and actions.
As long as it realized that my intention was to start working towards earning a full income, my belief was that if I keep going I could succeed in doing so, and my actions aligned with both of them, The Law manifested for me.
The funny thing is that it didn’t manifest for me success in my online business endeavors as I was expecting. It rather manifested the full-time job that I had stopped hoping for and wanted for so long.
Nevertheless, since I became a full-time corporate employee, I realized that this kind of life sucks, except if you are in a position that you actually enjoy, and it sure does suck for me, so I’ve decided to keep working on my online business until I find my way out of the soul-sucking, corporate world.
Up until the point when I was offered the full-time income, my objective was to work towards achieving so.
However, when this was actually achieved, my goals immediately shifted form; they have now transformed into aspirations to eventually leave behind the corporate way of life and work towards succeeding in my own online business.
The more I think about it the more I crave a life where no one will tell me what to do, how to work, what time I have to go to work and how much time I have to spend there, doing something that I don’t even care about.
In other words, I want no one to be my boss but me.
I want to live life on my own terms, and this simply cannot happen just by settling for doing something that I don’t like, merely for the sake of earning some money.
But let’s be realistic now. Success won’t take place overnight. We have to do things we may not enjoy so much while on the path towards success. We have to make sacrifices.
I have to work a 9-5 job that I don’t like to be able to pay rent and live on my own; I have to turn down some nights out with my friends; I have to stay up late, and I have to stay in front of my computer most of my waking hours…
However, my eyes are never taken away from the prize and that is why I keep working on my blog with such passion. And I know that if I keep moving forward, leveraging everything I learn from the amazing Wealthy Affiliate community, I am going to be able to free myself from this corporate 9-5, soul-sucking way of life, sooner or later.
And once this goal is realized, it is going to be transformed once more, to an even more exceptional one.
The Challenges Of The Road Taken
1** The first and foremost challenge that I had to overcome was to let myself believe that what Kyle and Carson, the two founders of the Wealthy Affiliate community, were talking about actually works.
This community consists of nearly a million users, and I’ve read a ton of reviews and success stories in order to turn into a believer. It actually seems that it works for most people, so why not for me and you as well?
I always held the belief that if someone can do something, I can do it better.
2** The second challenge was to find ways to express my thoughts in such ways that would make perfect sense and help my readers solve their problems accordingly.
I was never a writer but it doesn’t really matter since my first priority is to help whoever reads my content find a solution to the problem that brought them here in the first place.
Nevertheless, writing is a skill that can be cultivated just like any other; practice always makes better. It doesn’t matter if you have never written down something besides your grocery list, you can still learn along the way and succeed, as do many people who don’t have the slightest writing experience.
It doesn’t matter if you have never written down something besides your grocery list, you can still learn along the way and succeed as an online marketer, as have done so many people who didn’t have the slightest writing experience, before you.
3** The third one is to keep learning, writing, adjusting, and experimenting, despite not seeing any results. As I’ve said before results might take a while to kick in, but in the meantime, you have to keep working.
It doesn’t matter how fast you work as much as that you have to keep going.
If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.~Martin Luther King Jr
4** The fourth and most recent risen challenge is to overcome my inability to induce my creative, out of the box thinking.
Since the day I commenced at my full-time position, I constantly find myself depleted of energy the rest of the day. It is hard to work a full-time schedule and try to develop a business of your own as well; especially a business that is founded on creativity.
It is hard to work a full-time schedule and try to develop a business of your own as well; especially a business that is founded on creativity.
Nevertheless, I am just starting to realize that I have to be on the lookout for any creative outbursts and take advantage of them in every possible way, now more than ever.
This article started one day, just when I got back home from work and I was so exhausted and wasted, that I couldn’t even eat.
I suddenly became aware that most people live in such states for the largest part of their lives. I got a little bit angry and I was definitely not in the mood for writing.
However, I decided to channel my anger and make something beautiful out of it; something that might help some of you, find out how to escape the corporate world and this ugly way of life.
You are reading it right now!
Are You Nuts? Why Go Down That Challenging Road?
If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much…~Jim Rohn
That’s right! Your employer doesn’t give a shit about you. They just want their plan to work out and you are just another disposable pawn in their eyes. That is how the corporate world works anyway.
By deciding to give Wealthy Affiliate a shot, you gain the power to work for yourself, to become the architect of your own business.
This business is going to demand your care and nurturing, it is going to be a part of your own self just like a child, and you will shape it however you want, according to your own needs and experiences.
It is going to be your masterpiece and what might lead you towards fulfilling your purpose instead of merely working for someone else to go through life until you die and won’t have to anymore.
You can build your website around literally any subject that interests you, and then try to monetize it.
Some people blog about pets, others about makeup, online marketing, affiliate marketing, personal development, technology, religion, meditation, sports, fashion, drones, etc. The possibilities are infinitely vast, and the limits are extremely small.
The road bestowed by Wealthy Affiliate is a road of passion. As you blog, you’ll learn and as you learn you’ll blog. To succeed, you will have to develop and evolve yourself along with your website. And you will succeed in something that you are actually passionate about.
There is no greater bliss than earning money doing something you truly love.
Why Consider Joining Wealthy Affiliate?
1 – Anyone Can Join For Free
As a free member, you won’t have full access to all of the Wealthy Affiliate resources, but you can complete part of the training and even create and host up to two websites entirely for free, for as long as you want.
2 – Creating A Website With A Few Clicks
A few years back, people didn’t have the luxury to create a website with the push of one button. Coding knowledge was mandatory if you didn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars hiring a guy to do all the coding for you.
In Wealthy Affiliate, to create your website, you don’t have to possess any website coding knowledge whatsoever. You just have to choose a domain name, select an appearance theme for your website and you are ready to go.
The WordPress platform takes care of every single line of coding needed for your website.
Starting a website is easier than ever, and Wealthy Affiliate provides all the info needed in order to do so.
You can even register your domain name below and begin right on the spot.
3 – Supportive And Dedicated Community
The Wealthy Affiliate community is not just what keeps Wealthy Affiliate up and running, but also what pushes it to grow and evolve.
There are thousands of dedicated and hard-working members online 24/7/365, assisting in live chat, blogging about their experiences, sharing their successes and failures, creating immense amounts of training, and supporting one another.
Anything that you would possibly need to learn on how to achieve success with your online business undeniably exists somewhere inside this community.
4 – Structured Training
There exist five courses, comprised of ten lessons each, created by Kyle, one of the Wealthy Affiliate founders.
Those courses go through everything you need to know, from a to z, on how to build a solid foundation for your future successful online business.
They start from letting you know the ways in which you can earn money through blogging, how to increase your traffic, how to use your social media to attract more readers, where to find affiliate programs and how to use them, how to write good content which will convince people to trust you and buy from you, and much, SO MUCH more!
5 – Wealthy Affiliate Is Alive
Wealthy Affiliate is not a static website which was merely created by Kyle and Carson to be left as it is, for the sake of being there. It is constantly changing, upgrading, evolving, and moving, in order to offer its current and future members a better user experience.
Kyle and Carson are regularly creating more resources and updating the old ones; they are boosting their hosting platforms; they make frequent hardware upgrades, and they are trying to provide us with more and more tools to utilize towards achieving optimum results and in turn, become able ourselves, to offer the best possible user experience to our visitors.
Wealthy Affiliate is like a town; there is always space for improvement and expansion, and even if there isn’t, its founders will always proactively create more space in order to improve and expand even more.
Wealthy Affiliate is alive and ever growing.
6 – Access To Infinite Resources
Premium members have access to all kinds of resources including, live training, affiliate classrooms, seven affiliate Bootcamp courses also created by Kyle, 24/7/365 technical support, the site comments and feedback platforms, merely for 49$ a month.
Seriously, 49$ a month is nothing.
Think about it this way:
If each month you go out for drinks a couple of times less than you currently do, you will have the money for a premium membership. At least that’s what I do!
Take a look at the chart below to be aware of the differences between a free and a premium membership.
Comments On Wealthy Affiliate
Here is what some people have to say about Wealthy Affiliate and the training it offers.
These people above are just random members of the Wealthy Affiliate community. I don’t know if they are successful or not, how much money they make, or if they have achieved everything they wanted.
They are people, who just like you, read an article online at some point and decided to take a chance and join Wealthy Affiliate to start their own online business.
If you click right here and scroll down the page, you can read some more Wealthy Affiliate reviews from REAL people; if you want to read all the reviews available and get the grasp of an even bigger picture, just click the “Read all member’s reviews” on the bottom of the page and create a free account when you are prompted.
It won’t take more than a minute.
Wealthy Affiliate 4Ever-yone
While this post’s main focus is to help people discover how to get out of the corporate world, it doesn’t mean that the Wealthy Affiliate community will be of no good use to somebody else, for example, someone who is in the search for ways to earn extra money online or even someone who is unemployed.
Truth is, inside this community, you will meet all sorts of people; people who are unemployed and looking for ways to make a living; people who want to find ways to earn money after their retirement; people who just want to make more money, and people who haven’t even finished high school yet.
The question is: “Are you willing to stretch your comfort zone towards realizing success, as do so many people?”
Every amazing experience that could happen in your life, exists right outside of your comfort zone.
As you expand your comfort zone, you expand your experiences; as you expand your experiences, you expand your knowledge; as you expand your knowledge, you expand your thoughts; as you expand your thoughts, your actions change, and when your actions change, your life changes accordingly.
I am working eight hours a day and I spend two more in commute. I am an extremely passionate person; I love to read and workout; I meditate, cook, and go out with my friends; I try to sleep seven hours daily, and still, I am sparing an amount of time to pursue success in my online business endeavors as well.
What is standing between you and your unwillingness to start trying change your life once and for all, are the limits that you have forced upon your own self.
There are no excuses! If you want something different out of your life, start taking action NOW!
Some Final Words
Wealthy Affiliate is a great road to take in the pursuit of success and happiness.
As long as you keep moving toward success, success will keep moving toward you. And you will be moving easier and faster if you work with something you actually love working with!
Maybe you won’t reach the end of this specific road; maybe you will discover another passion of yours to follow and change your course midway; maybe you will get the job of your dreams and never get to write more than 10 articles; you might even be offered a huge promotion, just like me, and keep working on your blog to escape the corporate way of living.
Nevertheless, don’t miss your chance. Just give Wealthy Affiliate a try for a while and see. It doesn’t take much time to understand if something is for you or not.
I always live by one rule; “NEVER dismiss something before you try it.”
“Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of everything existing outside of our own limited perspective is absurd.”~Annie Besant
So, before you leave this website without the slightest gain, click the link below and join Wealthy Affiliate for FREE, just for the sake of saying that you tried it, even if it was just for five seconds, before dismissing it.
Don’t be afraid, you are not going to be alone; I will be there, at your disposal, waiting to start guiding you through the whole process!
And always remember, as Jim Rohn, one of the greatest speakers states, that “If you don’t act to build your dreams, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”
To your success,