How many times have you said that, or thought that? How many times a month, a week, or maybe every day, do you get sick and tired of having to do more than your fair share of work because there are so many lazy people working where you work who seem to be able to do whatever they want to and never get in trouble for it? How about being passed up for promotions, or just plain lied to be the management?
Enough Is Enough
I know I couldn't wait to get out of work at the place I worked. I hated it there and all the crap that went along with it. I was lied to, time after time. I was passed up for promotions. I saw people who seemed to be able to do whatever they wanted, while others (myself included) got "talked" to whenever there was an issue. Enough is enough, that is what I told myself. I was so tired of the garbage that I was going through in that job.
I listened to other people talk about the jobs that they had and it was the same no matter where you were. I couldn't just quit my job and go somewhere else and find a better job. Sure it would seem better for a while, but that is only because it was new and I wasn't privy to all the crap at that job yet. Given enough time I am sure it would all come to the surface, sooner or later. Sooner likely.
Take Pride In Your Work
My dad, God rest his soul, taught me to have a good work ethic. That means that I take a certain amount of pride in what I do, whatever it is. I like to be able to stand back and see what my hands have done and been happy with it. In the job I referred to above, it was so despairing to try so hard to make a difference and yet seemingly go nowhere.
I want to be able to work, hard preferably, and see the results of my labors. I want to be able to say, "yeah, I did that". I don't need a pat on the back, but I do need to have some joy in my work and some pride in what I do.
I knew that if I was going to have any chance of happiness in my work, I would have to create that job for myself since I couldn't find it anywhere. That is when I decided to try doing online marketing. It sounded like a decent way to make a living and I thought certainly I could do it. I mean, I may not be the most tech savvy person, but I am not the least either.
I set out to try to learn the ins and outs of how to do online marketing or affiliate marketing. There is a floodgate that you just don't want to open all at once. LOL, I got overwhelmed so fast that my head is still swimming from it at times. I looked and looked and even got to the point that I was about to give up on the entire idea.
Training Platforms Galore
Not sure if any of you have even ever heard of Wealthy Affiliate, but I had looked into a few times, but thought why should I have to pay for this training if I can find all this information out for free online anyway. I learned soon enough the answer to that question.
I had looked into several training platforms, including Wealthy Affiliate, and even tried a couple prior to joining Wealthy Affiliate. What I learned was astounding, to say the least. I joined one that claimed that they had everything that you need all in one spot and that their training was the very best out there. They had the review, the customer satisfaction quotes and all. I joined and got very little in return. The best thing I could say about that particular one was that at least they returned my money quickly.
I approached a guy from another platform after that, this guy was supposed to be the creator of that platform and I asked him point-blank, "Why should I choose your program over any of the others out there?". He simply responded by telling me that if I wanted to spend way more money and get less in return then I should go with his platform. I was taken aback, to say the least. I was truly trying to discern for myself if this was the right fit for me and what, if anything, set them apart from the others out there. When he responded with a high school response, I tried again to get him to explain to me what it was that was so good about his platform. He did give me a better response the second time around, but even after I created my free trial account, it was clear that the training was lacking, the support wasn't there and the cost was going to way outside my comfort zone.
Such A Bargain
I once again looked into Wealthy Affiliate. The fella that I ended up going through, my referrer, was very easy to understand and very down to earth. He explained Wealthy Affiliate to me in such a way that it made much more sense. So, after having run myself ragged trying to search out all that I would need to know online by myself, I decided that I needed to try a training platform. Then, after having tried a couple of them, I got a bit gun shy and withdrew from the idea for a bit.
I am so fortunate that I was able to find the guy that I ended up learning from and later joined Wealthy Affiliate because it has been no looking back ever since then. I started my free account and within a few days, I went premium. I was only premium for about 4 days when I went annual. I have been a part of Wealthy Affiliate for a bit now and I cannot imagine going back. I have learned so much from the training there that I would never have been able to sort through and learn on my own.
I have to tell you though, that the very best part of being a member at Wealthy Affiliate is the support I get from the community. There is such a diverse community within Wealthy Affiliate and they have a 'pay it forward' mentality that is far more beneficial than even the training. And don't get me wrong, the training is phenomenal, to say the least. It is broken down into easy to understand modules and put into sections that let you feel the progress that you are making. The community, though, ties it all together so wonderfully. So, enough talk, let's get to it.