Travel back with me to my beginning days as an entrepreneur. It’s a quick story. Here goes. The year was 1927. It was a luke-warm summer day. The sun was hiding behind the clouds. Wait! I said quick, didn’t I?! For real this time! We only have to travel back a couple of months! The short end of it is this: After some debate about a career change, the husband and I decided that I could stay home to homeschool our tiny humans. While this was fantastic and a great move for our family, I knew I wanted to be able to help out with our finances. But how?
I began a quest to earn some money from home. I was in it knee-deep, trying to raise the littles, teach them meaningful facts about life, remember to feed everyone, and try to learn about building an online business. I followed many rabbit holes that led to nowhere paired with frustration. Just as I was about to throw in the towel, I found an online platform that taught me that I could begin my very own business, and for free!! What did I have to lose? I could become an entrepreneur! No – mompreneur sounded better!
The Answer I Needed
While I can’t say I knew what I was looking for, when I found Wealthy Affiliate, I knew it was meant for me. Why? Well, I’d love to tell you all about it, but you can read more about Wealthy Affiliate here if you’re interested! In a nutshell, I knew I loved to write, and this platform was giving me an opportunity to build 2 websites, have site support, speak with the co-founders if I had any questions, participate in the fantastic online community, and learn a plethora of information – for FREE!! I was sold!
Everything Necessary For Success
Wealthy Affiliate was a complete eye-opener for me. In fact, it gave me renewed hope that I could still make a difference in the lives of others. I would be able to communicate all this through my words. Since I enjoy writing, this became the answer for me. I started two blogging websites and learned all that I could about affiliate marketing. I was a sponge and enjoyed learning everything that I could learn within the platform of WealthyAffiliate. I learned about things I’d never heard of before – SEO, Keywords, backlinks, website building, etc. The list goes on! I had everything at my grasp to build a successful online business. But something miraculous happened!
Engagement In The Community
Wealthy Affiliate has more than 2 million members. The platform that it provides its members to communicate, ask and answer questions, and learn from one another is second-to-none. When I began getting to know other members of Wealthy Affiliate, an entirely new world opened up to me. I met like-minded business entrepreneurs who wanted nothing but to help me and anyone else who asked for assistance. This is when I learned that there was so much more potential to this business and I had only scratched the surface.
Building Trust And Business Relationships
As members of the community of Wealthy Affiliate, we’re encouraged to get to know others, learn from the experts, and help the rookies. I was a definite rookie, who needed a lot of help. I asked a lot of questions. In doing so, I met a guy, David, who is now my business partner! He asked me to look at one of his digital projects. Upon giving him my honest opinion and further discussions, we decided to put our efforts together and build a business together. Our first completed project was our eBook, “The Digital Marketing Launchpad“. As a part of our business, we’ve created an affiliate program for others to promote our book. We have built relationships with our affiliates as well, opening up doors to build trust and business relationships with others.
In another unbelievable string of events, I met two really amazing women, who also live a world away from me and my mountains. Janie, a German musician, currently living in Italy, has a website designed to help other musicians, specifically, flute players. Find her website here. While you’re there, take a peek at one of my favorite blog posts she’s written – are you a coffee lover, by chance? You’re going to love it!!
Then, there’s Lenka, the other Wealthy Affiliate member I consider a close friend. Lenka is a sweet soul who lives in the Czech Republic. She’s a language translator and blows me away with her knowledge of many different languages. Check out one of her websites here! She’s just begun a new YouTube channel, too! One of my favorite articles Lenka’s written is about how to stop aging naturally! Check it out!
Wealthy Affiliate has allowed me to meet some pretty amazing people. Someone else I’d like you to check out is Raymond. A couple of weeks ago, Raymond approached me via Wealthy Affiliate and asked if he could ask me some questions, as he was building a website to promote Wealthy Affiliate. Of course, I agreed, as I have nothing but good things to say about the platform that has introduced so much good into my life! What’s very unique about Raymond is that he has a website dedicated to building relationships. He’s even focused a post on building business relationships! He stresses the importance of why relationship building in business is the key to success! Be sure to check out Raymond’s work!
Dave and I are both beyond blessed that we’ve met some pretty great people to partner alongside and share this journey with. We are working to add more partnerships and build business relationships with those who have the same ethics, passion, and motivation to succeed as we do! (Email us if you’re interested!)
We have fallen into a wonderful place called Wealthy Affiliate, which is busting at the seams with people who support us on a daily basis. Once you sign up for your free membership, be sure to look us up! Don’t forget about Janie, Lenka, and Raymond, too! Once you’re inside, make sure you find these other amazing folks: Twack, Gerry, Jeff, Bob, Nichola, Tiffany, Keisha, Mark, Tim, Steve, Louise, Ross, Ingrid, Ed, and Earl! There are so many more wonderful people who are there to help you along the way.
I’ll leave you with this, my friend. It’s a quote that in only a few words, speaks volumes!
“Business is all about relationships … how well you build them
determines how well they build your business … ”
Happy Business Relationship Building!!