WA Forum Success Story
Below is a success story taken straight from the Wealthy Affiliate forum. This post was Made by an internet Marketer named Thad Roe. Thad has been a member of WA for a while now and he is a shining example of what can be acheived if you just put your mind to it.
Here's Thad's Story:
Day Job . . . Killed!
I haven't posted here in the success forum since November. At the time, I raised the bar and promised myself that the next post in here would be when I had built my IM business up enough to quit my job.
Well, I'm thrilled to report that yesterday I kicked a $120K/yr day job straight in the nuts thanks to WA! I ain't nobody's bitch now!
The real test for me quitting has been waiting until I really felt like it's flat out costing more money to go to work, than it is to stay home and work on IM…and having debt paid off and plenty of money saved. All that has happened now so I said see ya later.
I'm consitently averaging over $500/day net profits now, which may not be huge by some standards, but it's enough to make me feel comfortable quitting. I feel like the sky is the limit so I hope everyone can see the real potential from putting what you learn at WA into action.
After working at the same job for 11 1/2 years, I've wanted nothing more for the past few years than to break away and be in more control of my time and income…..and I'm forever grateful that WA has given me the opportunity to do that!
Even at my day job, there was potential for a lot more income if I put the effort into it since it was a sales job…but what I started to realize over time is that the more effort I put in and the more I made there, the more of a slave I would become to that job…in the sense that it could all be taken away in a heartbeat if someone didn't like the way I looked at them, if I expressed too much of an opinion, or sent the wrong email to the wrong person. I saw it happen to two other co-workers in the past 3 years. One innocent mistake wiped away a pretty sizeable income for them.
That's when I became incredibly focused on doing something on my own and thankfully found WA last year. It just made more sense and seemed like a less risky situation to make money on my own vs. depending on someone else.
I will say it has NOT been a piece of cake to get to this point…not by a longshot. I haven't talked about many of my struggles with IM, but I've had my ass handed to me, fallen flat on my face, and had major setbacks happen quite a few times. And I still do. I fail a lot! But they key to things moving along has been always being persistent, reassessing what went wrong, and getting back up to keep trying again and again. There has also been the time issue…many months of little to no sleep has been very difficult too.
I LOVE doing IM and am hardcore addicted…I eat, sleep, and drink it. As Chad (cwclem34) posted a while back, don't expect to do this half assed and expect anything but half assed results. That statement is very true!…and it's true for most anything we do in life.
I hope anyone new or struggling here realizes that success is really possible if you put in the effort, take serious action, and don't stop when you fail.
I can honestly say there are no big secrets to be found outside WA. The success I've had so far has been all attributable to the content, help, and support at WA and the other guides by Carson and Kyle. Anything else I've ever read is just a little gravy, but not essential.
A big factor I'd like to point out that I feel is key to making things work with IM…is to always ADD VALUE in whatever you do. Help people find what they want and give them solutions…and try to do it better than anyone else is. That's the true role of an affiliate anyway. Help people save time, help them save money, help them make a final purchasing decision, introduce them to a product to solve their specific problem, introduce them to something they will enjoy, etc.
Adding value isn't always as mysterious as it may seem…it can often be as simple as saving someone from having to search for hours to compare several different products side by side…or helping them find a solution they might not find elsewhere.
IM is not hard once you get your bearings and break through the initial hurdles…but it takes a lot of work and effort. Just please take my advice and keep at it whatever you do if you feel strongly about making a commitment to success. There is plenty of help here at WA when you get stuck.
I could list a whole lot of names of people who have helped me here at WA and don't want to leave anyone out…there are so many! But I do want to at least give special credit to Carson, Kyle, and Travis…for inspiring me and having the biggest impact on helping me get things started in the right direction. Thank you guys and everyone else here from the bottom of my heart!
Anyway, I'm incredibly excited about the future!…but first, I'm off tomorrow for a weeks vaca to enjoy the new freedom, chill out, visit some family, and recharge the batteries a bit. (Hopefully I'll have discipline to stay away from my computer but I doubt it )
Cheers to everyone here at WA!
P.S. – Looking forward to Monday finally being a happy day of the week!
How Awsome is that!!
I don't really have anything to add as I think Thad has said it all there!