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Having a business of your own is a dream of many people. Working your own hours, doing what you love. Freelancers Union estimated that nearly one-third of the labor force are working independently. Those are some pretty good odds. Would you agree?
Who Do You Want to Help
Building a business takes tenacity, perseverance and dedication and don’t forget about nurturing and devotion. Who do you want to serve in this business? That’s a huge question. No matter if you are producing products, services or education, you are marketing to someone, providing something or teaching something to someone. Helping others.
Throughout most of my adult working life, I always had a skill I hid away in my back pocket, a skill I could pull out when I needed to make extra money or change course completely. What I didn’t realize at the time was that I was priming my future entrepreneurial path.
A Hobby or a Business
Let’s look at the difference between a hobby and a business. Dictionary.com defines a hobby as an activity or interest done regularly for pleasure or relaxation, not as an occupation. On the other hand, Dictionary.com defines a business as an occupation, profession or a trade.
At its core, an online business is about building a relationship with your audience. Love what you do and do what you love. It’s relationship marketing.
Where Do You Go From Here
Personally, I had tried various online programs promising to make me rich in 30, 60 or 90 days. Not true.
A friend told me about Wealthy Affiliate and I was cautiously skeptical about what I’d find there. My friend didn’t join right away, so I was on my own. It helped that Wealthy Affiliate offers a free starter program. Within a week I had signed up, completed my profile and answered a few basic questions about how much money I wanted to be making in the future.
Also, within that week, I began the initial course in the Online Certification Program, which was also free for starter members. To say I was hooked immediately is an understatement.
Then, something happened. I fell away. Got busy with other things, all the while receiving periodic motivational messages from Kyle, one of the owners of Wealthy Affiliate. These emails were not pushy or arrogant. I called them gentle nudges to check this platform out in more detail.
Once Kyle mentioned that I could join as a Premium Member for only $19.00 for the first month. I thought, what do I have to lose.
Wealthy Affiliate was my opportunity to use what entrepreneurial knowledge I had tucked away in my back pocket, to join an educational platform that would help me build my business. Not only that, I was offered the necessary tools to build a website, draw traffic to that website and monetize my site so I could start making money. Finally, helping people the way I wanted to help them. Unbelievable!
If you are skeptical, like I was, Wealthy Affiliate is worth checking into. No pressure, no sales tactics or worthless jargon. See for yourself right here. I’d love to show you around.