I remember the first $1 I earned on the internet.
I sold a book.
Or at least I helped Amazon sell a book.
It was actually less than $1, but I’ll round up for nostalgia’s sake.
That dollar inspired me to see what else I was capable of.
I wound up building a substantial freelance web design and consulting business.
Then my online marketing efforts led to a job at one of America’s largest churches, encouraging pastors all over the world and being part of an amazing kingdom movement.
In the last five years I’ve gotten to
- plant a church (which has relied heavily on social media and online communication)
- coach other leaders (who find me and sign up for coaching on my website)
- consult with amazing organizations.
And, I’m still selling books for less than $1 for Amazon, among lots of other things.
My life is drastically and positively different because of what I’ve gotten to learn about blogging, social media, and online marketing.
You can DO it, you know?
If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you want to learn something valuable.
You want to lead. You want to influence. You want to build something and start something.
Maybe you want to become an influential blogger.
Maybe you want to develop marketable skills and land your dream job.
Or maybe you want to earn enough money to get out of debt or take a real vacation.
You know you’re capable of more. But there’s a problem…
You don’t know where to START.
It’s possible you’ve been inspired by someone’s speech about success. You signed up for a program, spent money, and stepped out in faith only to feel deflated a few months later with no noticeable change in either in your level of influence or your flow of income.
There are two things you can do about it that won’t help you at all.
– About not having money.
– About not being successful.
– About being miserable in your current spot.
2. Wishing, but doing nothing.
If you don’t change things, things will never change.
If you don’t KNOW what to do to get out of the rut, then let me lay it out there in the open for you…
As Warren Buffet said, “The more you learn, the more you’ll earn.”
Recently, on a whim, I joined the Wealthy Affiliate community. It may sound a little strange, like a get rich quick scheme, but I noticed I could join for free and kick the tires without any risk.
So I did.
Once in, I discovered three things I’d been missing…
First, I discovered a gigantic online community of people with similar goals and dreams, HELPING each other!
Wealthy Affiliate has been around for over ten years and has over 850,000 members!
Second, I found tools to help me get started quickly.
In less than 30 seconds, you can start a WordPress-powered website and be on your way to earning your first $1.
Third, I discovered an EDUCATION!
I devoured the Level 1 Online Entrepreneurship Certification Course. Most of it wasn’t new to me, but it was organized in a way that made it all make sense.
Suddenly I “got” it. I understood how to build and scale successful online websites and businesses!
After completing the first course as well as the Affiliate Bootcamp course, I had to stop. I waited a week and finally decided to go Premium so I could have unlimited access to all of the educational material.
Now, I’m watching my online businesses grow. I’m seeing results. I’m writing and blogging about topics that interest me, mentioning products I believe in, and earning commissions as a result.
What if you could generate enough extra income to pay for cable? Just cable. Thats, what, $50 or $100?
Here’s the thing: One month of PREMIUM membership at Wealthy Affiliate costs less than your cable bill!
And if you follow the steps… stick with the training… rely on the community for help (and me – I’m part of it)… and keep working hard and building your online business… you could possibly earn enough to pay your mortgage.
And your cable bill. (Read about how I accidently sold a pool ladder and earned $21 while sleeping.)
Or get rid of debt. Or travel. Or better prepare for retirement.
The sky is the limit!
AND… you’ll be growing your influence, too, which is far more valuable than any money you’ll ever earn!!
Here are the four simple steps you need to follow…
1. JOIN Wealthy Affiliate – it’s free, until you decide whether it’s worth going premium or not (and NO credit card information is required).
2. Confirm your account and complete your profile.
At this point, you will automatically be connected to me as well as to Kyle and Carson, the site’s founders, and we’re a Private Message away!
AND!! You’ll get a couple of bonuses. Once you confirm your account, I’ll send you a link to a dropbox folder that contains four downloads at NO extra cost.
- Success Habits – Redefine Success, Break Free from Bad Habits, and Achieve Your Full Potential
- More Influence – 21 From-the-Gut Lessons for Kingdom Leaders
- 101 Ways to Expand Your Online Influence – A tip sheet for getting started with blogging
- Twitter for Ministry – An ebook for church leaders
Then, once in, you will…
3. Start a website. It takes less than 30 seconds.
4. Go through the training, step-by-step.
And hopefully, you’ll see the value and…
5. Go PREMIUM and discover your proverbial PhD in online marketing!
So if you haven’t already,
PS – I’ll see you on the inside!