Greetings from Aruba. Hope you had a great short work week.
I know what you're thinking. Why is this man working on his vacation? Trust me it's a question my wife asks every time we go away. lol But the great thing about being an affiliate marketer is that I can work anywhere there is an internet connection. The other thing to keep in mind is that I love what I do. So it's not actually work for me. How many people can actually say that about their jobs?
In any event, since this is a vacation I'll keep this short so I can get back to relaxing with my family. We're exhausted after a long jeep excursion of the island. We drove through some rocky terrain where I swore the jeep would flip over. My 2 year old daughter thought it was tons of fun and here I am a 6'4, 200+ lbs black man holding on for dear life. Tsk, tsk. lol
Before I go, I just want to remind you again about the Wealthy Affiliate University price increase on June 7. I know some of you have aspirations of being a successful affiliate marketer like yours truly traveling the world and making money while you're doing it. I always dreamt that I would be in this position and now after a lot of hard work, God's blessings and some great training, I'm living that dream. I'm not any more special than you. I breath the same air and bleed the same red blood you do. The only difference between you and I is that I believed enough in my dream to take action on it even when others thought I was crazy. When the going got tough, I kept plugging away. So if a regular dude from the Bronx was able to make all this happen why can't you?
If being the boss appeals to you and you think affiliate marketing is the path to that, I encourage you to take a look at the Wealthy Affiliate University before the price increase. Even if affiliate marketing isn't your thing but you want to be your own boss, stop thinking about it. Be about it. Take action, invest in yourself and maybe one day you'll be able to take your family anywhere you want at the drop of a dime. I'm sure you would love that and I'm even more confident that your family deserves it. So make it happen Captain. Don't let a boss control your destiny if that's not what you want. Never stop working towards your goals even when it seems impossible. If I can beat the odds, so can you!
Alright, I've yammered enough and besides I think there is some fruity drink with my name on it. Please note that if you're a dude, it is only acceptable to consume these drinks on vacation abroad. It's not a good look elsewhere. lol And while we're on vacation rules of engagement, I would like to publicly state speedos should be banned. I don't care if that's cool in Europe or your country. I really don't need to see your junk Dude. lol
Moving on, enjoy the leads.
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– HR/Communications Writer/Consultant
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12 thoughts on “Weekly Work At Home Recap 6/4/2010”
Hi Eddy and everybody!
I did it … I joined WA just now, under you. There was another affiliate I considered using as he gave really good info, but in the end hardly a day goes by without another of your helpful communiques and I’ve been your loyal subscriber for over a year now. You’ve been just as loyal, answering all my questions, always being so welcoming even when I come back after a long time away, working hard providing us with actual, concrete job leads along with all the info … That to me describes an affiliate worth clicking on when the time comes!
I’m probably one of the very last people to get in at the current price as it’s 1:43 in the morning Japan time and that means I’m just at the deadline or even a few minutes past it. But I just did my Paypal stuff and I’m in. Yes, it will be a struggle keeping that payment up until things pick up for me, especially without using credit — and bless WA for giving us that option. You were right when you said that’s how we all got in trouble with this mortgage mess, people buying things above their means, using credit they couldn’t afford … I’m feeling strangely good about doing this the old-fashioned way. Wish me luck! I’ll have to leave SBI now for the time being until I can afford both. But I was going to leave them anyway for a while and try this as there seems to be many more options offered in their education model. And they don’t have the Paypal option. 🙂
I’ll try to be on here more often now to keep you posted on my progress. Gotta get to “class” now, see ya!
Alright, thank you so much for the advice. Hope to read more about online money making tips as well as your family. 🙂
You’re welcome. As long as you’re a subscriber:
you’ll continue to hear about anything I write. So be sure you are so you don’t miss anything.
Congrats! Thanks for feeling that I provide enough value that you have joined under me. I really appreciate it.
I’m looking forward to hearing your progress. Hopefully you’ll be able to turn the knowledge from WA into a nice living for yourself. But if not, at least you can say you gave this a shot. So I do look forward to hearing from you.
Hi Eddy, i actually use your site cause I get tips and guidance from it. There’s really so many scams online. Anyway, hope that in the future you can include work from home opportunities globally available. See, I’m from the Philippines and although you’re site is very informative and has a long list of where to get wfh, I find it really difficult because most are exclusive to US residents. I decided to work from home full time this May 2010 and I’ve been really stressed and depressed because it’s very difficult to get hired from freelancer sites such as Odesk, Freelancer, Rentacoder and Elance. I even tried paid surveys, paid to click and still earn less than a dollar. I’m really desperate on how to get a wfh job that would really earn me a living. I realized that there’s really a lot of opportunity for bloggers but then, I don’t have a site of my own so how can I earn from ads etc? Anyway, I really love your site cause it’s really active and up to date.
Good luck! 🙂
After keeping up with you since March, I have finally joined WA. I know it will be slow but I have decided to try to deicat at least thee hours a day to working the program and going through all the tutorials. I know I can count on you for support if needed. I love your site.
First and foremost thanks for being a loyal subscriber for the last couple of months. I appreciate the support.
Congrats on joining WA. It’s great you’re already creating a schedule for this new venture. As long as you take it nice and slow and keep the advice I laid out in my review about focus and how to get help from the members at WA you should do fine. It’s a long road but it’s totally worth it if you stick with it. As I said in my review I’ll be happy to help anyone provided they are sure to make use of the other WA members, Kyle and Carson. After all you’re paying for that type of help so be sure to make use of it. If that fails to help, I’m always an email away. But take your time going through the material then settle on the best technique for you and just put your all into it. I look forward to hearing your progress. Congrats again.
I’m happy you find the site so helpful. In terms of international work at home we do have two sections dedicated to that.
One listed on our jobs search page:
and the other one you have already visited:
The latter has a vast number of resources which have helped most of the international folks that visit my site. Landing a work at home job is hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it. But you just have to keep plugging away. Freelance sites are definitely your best options. Yes it’s very competitive but that’s the reality of all work at home jobs. Don’t get discouraged, just keep trying to apply to the gigs listed there. You’ll never land anything there if you give up because it’s too difficult.
Affiliate marketing was very difficult especially my industry but I didn’t give up. I kept pushing forward until I succeeded.
That being said in the mean time I made sure that I had an offline job while I tried to build this online business.
So in the mean time maybe you need to find an offline job until you can land an online one. Do whatever you need to do to reach your goal of working at home.
So that’s my advice to you. At the end of the day this is U.S. based site so our jobs will reflect that. We try our best to include jobs outside the U.S. probably more than most U.S. based work at home sites. However our limited resources need to focus on our own location since most of our visitors are from here. That being said, we’ll continue to add to our current section dedicated to folks like you. But you have a good list there at your disposal now, it’s just a matter of shaking off the difficulty of the situation and just keep pushing forward. Eventually like so many folks that visit this site you will land a job but it’s going to be bumpy road until then. So in the mean time find other offline jobs that can support you until then.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
You just might surprise yourself what you can do. Wealthy Affiliate is absolutely worth it. I can’t even describe how much I’ve learned in the last few months. Right now it’s only $39 a month. If you decide later you want to just go ahead and do the yearly you can without penalty. I’ve met a lot of great people through WA.
Are you a member of WA? I joined last august after you told me to check it out. I’m glad I did. Although I haven’t done much with it, I finally decided to sit down and go through it. You know, actually utilizing the action plan. Thanks for the recommendation.
I’m going to assume you’re new here. lol Of course I’m a member. I wouldn’t rave about something if I haven’t personally tried it or researched it.
Maybe you were asking if I’m still a member. If that’s the case, yes I am.
In any event, you definitely need to take more advantage of your membership. I’ll be honest, I didn’t do much immediately when I first joined too. But then eventually it clicked that I’m paying for this resource so I better get my money’s worth. lol But it sounds like you’ve taken advantage of the network of people there. So that’s great.
Oh, Eddy! Why is WA increasing its price? :’-( Just when I thought maybe I could handle it for a while, they go and increase it to something definitely unaffordable. Oh, well, I’ll just have to see what I can do on my own. But i sure could use someone’s expertise because that’s one of the reasons I haven’t gotten anywhere yet. There’s so much technically I don’t know and I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to do something without the techie knowledge I need …
I’ve explained why here:
You can still join at the current price but it would have to be by tomorrow at this point.
At the end of the day there are other ways to make money at home like many of the things I’ve listed on my recommendations page:
A lot of folk leverage what they make with that stuff to pay for things like WA or any other legitimate training program they can find.
So keep that in mind. You might also want to try:
They teach about affiliate marketing as well. They may not have everything that WA has but they have the fundamentals down very well. Visit their page for any questions you may have. Good luck.
It amazing how hard work pays off. It must be nice to travel anytime you want and make your money work for you instead of the other way around. I stop by here often because your words are really inspiration to me. I hope to one day be where you are and I am constantly working on my website, making connections and trying new things.
I’ve been there too, where I have to explain to people what it is that I do…and as usual at the end they give me this look like “yeah she doesn’t have a job” or “that’ll never happen”….
But like you, Eddy, I keep plucking away and I keep giving it my all. At this time, I can’t afford Wealthy Affiliate. I am tight on ends…but I am going to have to figure something out before June 7….something….
This is definitely my dream….My blog is increasing but in two years I should have come further than this. I know that Wealthy Affiliate can help me…I’ve already tried it before and it opened my eyes up to things I never seen before.
For all of you on the fence about joining…you definitely won’t regret it.
Thank you Eddy for your honesty about the program and hopefully I see you “on the other side” sooner than later.
Have a great weekend!
~The Work from Home Lounge