The Truth About How Wealthy Affiliate Changed My Life

The Truth About How Wealthy Affiliate Changed My Life

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Approximately 4 years ago, I went through something that I never thought I would go through in my life. Perhaps part of me was a little naive. I was really living “the good” life and making awesome money. I’ve said it before in other articles, but if you are reading me for the first time, I used to own my own marketing agency and had been running it for twelve years . I had been working as an entrepreneur and was loving it.

To make a long story short, I lost my biggest client over night. This means that I lost a huge part of my revenue. At that moment, I really didn’t know what to do. I didn’t have much time ahead of me as the bills weren’t going to stop coming in. So, what did I do? I began searching on the internet to see if I could find an alternate way to make money.

I needed money to come in quickly and going out to find another client fast was unlikely especially with the restaurant industry being difficult back then. It still is in some areas. My agency specialized in restaurants. I helped restaurant owners bring in new business. I didn’t want to go back and work as a waitress but if that’s what I had to do, I was going to do it. But first, I wanted to see what other options there were out there.

You see, because I am a single mother, it gets stressful at times as my income is the only income coming in. I have to work extra hard to make sure that both of my children never miss out on anything.

That’s when I made the decision to begin a search on the internet. I wanted to see if there was anything new out there…something that was going to enable me to get back on my feet, quickly. However, there is one thing that I wanted to stay away from and that was a “get rich quick” scam. We know how many of those exist out there. Well, at least I know. I have been caught by a few of them, to say the least.

many scamsAs I was researching, I have to be honest here, I came across many companies who just down right lie. I can’t believe that companies like that still exist today. I really don’t. They literally take people in, nice and honest people, for all that they have in their bank accounts. They take advantage of people for their own benefit no matter what it entails and to me, that’s really sad and disgusting!

Anyways, after spending about $350 on trying to learn about Binary Options, I fell upon Wealthy Affiliate. It was a site where you could take free courses on how to build a free website on WordPress. In a nutshell, that’s what it was. Now, it never ever dawned on me that I would one day learn how to build websites. It really wasn’t a plan that I had.

After joining, I quickly discovered that it was much more than that. Little did I know at the time what was coming next. Wow. Three, well, actually four websites and almost 8 months later, here I am and I have never been happier and more proud of myself. It has been a lot of work but that’s ok. I have never been afraid of hard work. It always pays off in the end. I want to tell you the truth about how Wealthy Affiliate changed my life.

So, with that being said, if you’re one of the many people across the Internet who is trying to make money online, you may have tried any number of strategies and seen few results. There is lots of useless information and lots of worthless products out there. There are even scams that can help you lose money rather than make it. All of this can make a hard-working person skeptical about any company that purports to help you make money. After all, why would they be trying to help you make cash when they could spend all of that time just helping themselves?

love differentWell, I’m here to tell you that Wealthy Affiliate is different. It’s unlike any other program I’ve tried, and in my experience, it will actually help you make money online. For once, it’s a product/service that does what it claims to do, and it does so on a very high level. How do I know this? I tried and am still  part of Wealthy Affiliate, and it completely changed the way I looked at making money online. It changed my life to tell you the truth.  

After throwing away hundreds of dollars of cash and probably hundreds of hours of wasted time on techniques and products that didn’t work (or that were outright scams), the community at Wealthy Affiliate gave me hope again and helped me get on the right track and showed me step by step how to build a successful online business for myself. 

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Now, what is Wealthy Affiliate, exactly? You could say that it’s a social network for people who have an entrepreneurial spirit and who are trying to make money online. One of the pleasantly surprising things that you’ll find about this community is that it is filled with people who are strongly  (and that’s putting it mildly) committed to the same goal of succeeding online, people who will help build up your knowledge and confidence, instead of discouraging you. There is NEVER anything negative there…at least from what I have experienced. 

If you’ve ever felt lonely on this journey because no one else around you seemed to understand what you were trying to do, this is a great community to be a part of. Think of it as an incredibly positive, Internet marketing-oriented version of Facebook. You can engage in the usual social network activities of liking other people’s posts, but all of the content is there to feed your mind and help you reach your goal of Internet domination. It’s also a great way to network with peers who are going through the same process of discovering niches and learning to sell.

Not all of these people are amateurs, by the way, and you’ll actually find that you’ll come into contact with some very knowledgeable people. In fact, if you sign up for their premium membership (which is only $49 per month), you’ll get to engage in direct contact with people who are succeeding and who can give you genuine, no-nonsense advice. That’s not the only thing that a premium membership provides, by the way. Wealthy Affiliate will host your websites if you’re a premium member—in fact, up to 30 of your sites. As you can see, this is an incredible value, even just for the hosting alone.

too good to be trueIf all of this seems incredible or too good to be true, that’s understandable. I thought the same at first, but seeing is truly believing, and you can see for yourself at no cost: Signing up is free. You can even have two websites hosted for no cost at all. This is all in addition to free support from Wealthy Affiliate, free use of their keyword tools, and all sorts of awesome instructions on how to find the best niches and best keywords for your site. It really is the only no-risk service that I’ve ever seen in Internet marketing; they put their money where their mouth is and give you a hugely generous offer even when you’re not paying a single dime.

The founders, Kyle and Carson are two of the youngest successful people that I know. They have built an empire. I am so impressed by them. They are easily accessible through the WA platform and are always very quick to respond to our questions. Actually, they remind me a lot of Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook.

There was a time at the beginning when I was ready to give up when it came to making money online, but giving up for me has never really been an option. When I get into something, I take it all the way. The myriad of frauds and scams can certainly make the soul weary. You might even be in the same boat that I was in. Well, it’s time to take that first step towards real change. As you may have read a million times in a million self-help books: You become the people that you surround yourself with. So start surrounding yourself with the successful people on Wealthy Affiliate and soon enough you will see your transformation begin.

Oh, and before I go, if I still haven’t answered the question, how did Wealthy Affiliate change my life?

Well, today, I still own my marketing agency but I do that part time now. The only reason why I still own it is because I love that part of my career. I worked hard to build my company and it’s really hard to let that go. However, the rest of the time, I write and I help other people build their online business. I am teaching people everything that I have learned at Wealthy Affiliate. My life is awesome right now and I feel very privileged to be living the life that I am living.

HAPPINESS IS DOING WHAT WE LOVEIf it wasn’t for Wealthy Affiliate, even though I have written a book, I wouldn’t be getting paid to write right now. I would’ve never realized how much I love it. I had put writing on the side burner after the launch of my book and never even thought once that I could actually do it for a living. Today, as I sit on my patio with the sun shining on me writing this article, I thank God for all that I have.

12 comments on “The Truth About How Wealthy Affiliate Changed My Life”

  1. Shawn Stewart Reply

    Hi Sonia,
    I really enjoyed looking at your site! You have a lot a great information which is spaced out nicely with the right combination of images. If I may make a suggestion, given that my eyesight isn’t what it used to be, to increase the font size on your pages. The other thing I noticed is that there are no images for the top 20 most successful people. I don’t know if those are just placeholders at this point. Other than that, there is a lot of great information. Great job!

    • SJB Reply

      Thank you for your feedback. I upgraded my website theme recently and lost all of the pictures so I had to start from scratch and replace all of them. I will however, get to the too 20 very quickly. As for the font, yes, that too I have to change because of my upgrade. Thanks again for stopping by! :

  2. Cristina Reply


    I’ve been a Wealthy Affiliate member for a year already and I was lucky enough to find out about this community in short time after I started online.

    The training, the tools and especially the community it makes Wealthy Affiliate priceless. As you said in this article, it’s very important to surround yourself with like minded people if you want to succeed.

    And Wealthy Affiliate is the best online business community on the internet that will offer you all the support and help to keep you on track.

    To more and better,

  3. Minhaj Reply

    I finally took the Wealthy Affiliate plunge after being let down by so many other training programmes.
    The community in there is fantastic and everyone is so willing to help.
    And the tools and material they provide really do set you up well to start an online business.
    I’m glad it changed your life for the better as it has done to so many others.

    • SJB Reply

      Hello Minhaj,

      Thank you for stopping by. I am also happy that you decided to take the plunge! It truly is an amazing community. I hope it does as much for you as it has for me! Best wishes to you!

  4. Emonne Reply

    Great Post! I really appreciate how you took the time to give us a thorough look at all that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer. I also appreciate the fact that you give us your personal take on the program. It was nice to hear a fellow WA member’s story. Nice work. This is an awesome example of a thorough review.

    Thanks for this!

    • SJB Reply

      Hello there and thank you for taking the time to comment on my post. I wanted to put forward how valuable it truly is. Best wishes to you. 

  5. Marco Reply

    Hi Sonia,
    great article.
    I sign-up with Wealthy Affiliate just couple of weeks ago. As you said it is very worthy.


  6. Darren Reply

    That’s quite an inspiring story about your journey to the Wealthy Affiliate platform. I’ve been searching for something myself and I’ve also come across a lot of scams and those binary options trading deals. This Wealthy Affiliate platform sounds like it might be pretty good. You seem impressed by it. Have you been making much money with your 4 websites?

    • SJB Reply

      Hello and thank you for your comment. I now only have 1 website which is most popular in the USA. However, I live in Canada, Quebec and am currently working on a few french websites where I will be selling a book that I wrote. 

      It was a lot of work feeding all 4 of my websites with content. I am concentrating on WA at the moment and I must say that it’s helped people start up their online business. I have learned along the years to concentrate on one thing…:)

      Best wishes to you. 

      Sonia J.

  7. Tim Reply

    Sonia … I really enjoyed reading your article… I spent a lot of time listening to a lot of different on line business opportunities .., then about three months ago I landed on a chance to look at Wealthy Affiliate… I don’t even remember how I ended up there . I’m so glad I did . Had I had the chance to have read your article well I was doing all that looking I’d have been on board a long time ago. Your article is excellent very compelling to read. It would have peaked my interest for sure. Getting your personal side compelled me to make sure I personalize my article better . As a new Wealthy Affiliate member …. glad I had a chance to read your story

    • SJB Reply

      Hello Tim,
      Thank you for your kind words. I am happy to know that my article is compelling and piqued your interest. I am also happy to hear that you are happy that you joined WA. I have been there for over 4 years now and I wouldn’t change anything about it. It’s still the best decision that I have ever made. Best wishes to you and looking forward to crossing paths on WA.

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