Hi! My name is Barb and I’m an aspiring novelist. That’s me there on the right. Back in 2000, I graduated with an Honours B.A. in Creative Writing and English Literature. Like any new writing graduate, I thought I would wow the publishing world with my novel. Literary agents would be fighting to represent me and I already determined which celebrities would play the characters from my masterpiece.
Well, reality kicked me in the butt and hard! What? They didn’t want MY novel. Seriously? How could they not see my awesomeness? So, I did what most writers or any artist does. I got a JOB! A Job. Ugh. I began to trade my time for money while I worked on my writing in my spare time. Gradually, that spare time became less and less as my job became more and more demanding so much so that I didn’t have much time to write anymore – yet the dream was still there deep inside me.
I had to do something, even more so, because I soon found out I had cancer. What? Yep. Shocked the heck out of me too! After two years of treatment and no income, I was literally broke. I needed money to pay the bills and my mediocre job wasn’t cutting it.
(Note: I’m okay now, thank God. I’m going into my eighth year cancer free! Woo Hoo!)
Work At Home Opportunities
Anyway, I started looking for work at home opportunities. I tried everything from assembling crafts to answering surveys all of which turned out to be total failures. I was just trading the job I had for another job that took up my time only at home instead of the office. What to do?
Then, with the internet literally exploding, I discovered all these online job opportunities that promised me the world if I only shelled out thousands of dollars! Yeah, right. Like most of you, I didn’t have thousands of dollars just hidden away in a sock somewhere for a rainy day. Some of them even suggested I borrow from my friends and family or even take out a loan. Are they nuts?! Needless to say, they all turned out to be total scams and sadly a lot of people fall for them out of desperation. There are a lot of ways to make money on the internet that are honest and legitimate. I just had to find one.
Fast forward. One day, while I was searching the internet for yet another opportunity, I came across Wealthy Affiliate and I am so glad I did. It’s the only site I know of where you can join for free and get incredible amounts of training on how to build a business online. Yes, you read correctly – free.
I was so impressed with Wealthy Affiliate because they were genuine and authentic. They didn’t bombard me with photos of luxury cars, yachts, and flashy bank accounts. You know the kind of cr@p I’m talking about. They presented me with a step by step course and, provided I put in the work, it would lead me to success.
Not only that but what really put Wealthy Affiliate over the top for me was the fact that Kyle and Carson, the CEOs of Wealthy Affiliate, make themselves accessible to their members. How many CEOs take the time to communicate with their members? Not many. If any. Typically, once one of these online scammers get your money, you never hear from them again. Not at Wealthy Affiliate. I can leave a message at any time on their profile page and get an answer back within 24 hours, if not hours!
Anyway, getting back to my story, you have to remember. I never went to school to learn any of this stuff. I’m not even that great with computers. All I did was simply follow the training within Wealthy Affiliate. The internet is, honestly, hands down, the perfect place to make money because it doesn’t care about your age, race, education or income level and allows you to learn and earn an incredible income.
So I signed up right away. I couldn’t believe it. Everything you need to start and maintain a business is there all on one site.
If you would like to join me within Wealthy Affiliate, you can register here to create your free starter account. This is where I network with others and offer my help each and every day to people like yourself.
Since joining Wealthy Affiliate, I’ve been able to start my business, make money and most importantly free up my time to write. I’m no longer a slave to the 9 to 5 lifestyle. I mean, that’s what it’s all about … time. You want that time freed up so that you can pursue your creative dreams whether you’re a writer, painter, actor, dancer.
Not the creative type? How about freeing up your time for your family, traveling, living the life you always wanted? Hey, you don’t have to be a starving artist to join Wealthy Affiliate. You can be a stay at home mom/dad, empty nester, vet, student. Anybody can make money with Wealthy Affiliate. That’s what’s so great about them.
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Again, I am Barb. I’m so glad to meet you. Feel free to contact me if you need anything.
Leave me a comment below or you can always get in touch with me via my Wealthy Affiliate profile here.