Earning Money Online – Be Your Own Boss



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After I had my kids I wanted to be able to stay home with them and not miss out on precious moments. Now, not only do I get to stay home with my girls, they’re also homeschooled which means even more quality time together all because I have the opportunity to earn money online and be my own boss.

I tried so many ways to make money online but in the end, I always failed.

That was until I found Wealthy Affiliate. It’s a site that gives you EVERYTHING you’ve been missing to be able to make money online.

Free To Start

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Create your new account and get 7 days completely free. THEY DON’T EVEN REQUIRE A CREDIT CARD!

Anytime during your 7 free days, you can upgrade to a premium account and get your first month at a promo price and I guarantee you’ll want to grab that offer because once you get a taste of Wealthy Affiliate you don’t want to leave. It’s that great!

In my opinion, another great perk about WA is that they don’t only take credit cards as a payment method. You can also choose PayPal as your method of payment.

Once you’re hooked to Wealthy Affiliate (because you will be) and you decide to upgrade to premium you’ll get to take advantage of even more great stuff that’s very valuable.

Step-By-Step Training

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Not very tech savvy? No Problem! Neither am I, but the training is so well done that anyone can understand what to do and how to do it.

Wealthy Affiliate has a very easy to follow step-by-step training so you don’t need to be a computer genius. Simply go through the lessons and finish each task that is given at the end of the lesson.

The lessons in the training are all made by Kyle, one of the founders of Wealthy Affiliate, so you know that you’re getting REAL tried and tested ways to make sure YOU can succeed too!

On top of the training there’s also classrooms AND a 1-hour webinar every Friday with Jay from magistudios.com where you can learn even more great stuff!

They teach you all the tips and tricks to succeed earning money online.

The Community

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The Wealthy Affiliate community is more like a family. If you go through a lesson that you don’t understand or have any questions about anything, the community is always there to give you a helping hand through live chat.

There is also a comment section at the bottom of each lesson where you can ask questions and the community will very gladly help you.

Another great upside about Wealthy Affiliate is that you can even contact and ask questions to the founders! How many sites do you know of where you can contact the “big guys” directly? It’s not really heard of but it’s a reality on WA.

You see, at Wealthy Affiliate everyone is there for the same reason; to learn to make money online successfully. That’s why the community sticks together while helping each other through obstacles and cheering each others accomplishments.

Free Websites

When you start your account with Wealthy Affiliate you get 1 FREE WEBSITE.

As a premium member you get 10 WEBSITES!

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The value you get for your money surpasses anything else you’ll find anywhere else. You literally get EVERYTHING you need to start and fully develop your website so you can start earning money online too!

The sites come fully loaded with all the online security you need which is costly on other sites.

Even the hosting is all covered for as long as you’re a member! That’s a steal of a deal on it’s own!

Goals To Work Toward

Over at WA you have goals to work toward and for every goal you complete you get a badge.

It makes learning and completing lessons even better because it shows that you’re on the right track.

They also have another badge that’s a pretty big deal. It’s for the WA Las Vegas Super Affiliate Conference. When you accomplish getting 300 premium referrals in a calendar year you get an invitation to their all expenses paid private conference and you’ll get to hang out with Kyle, Carson and other community members. Awesome, right?!

Another goal to work toward is your ranking. Bring your ranking up to the top 200 and you earn a badge, bring it up to the top 25 and you become an ambassador!

Work On Your Time

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That sounds good doesn’t it?

You put in as much time doing lessons and building your website as you please AND you do it on YOUR TIME.

There’s no 9 to 5 once you’re your own boss.


Don’t feel like working one day? You don’t have to!

Going on vacation for a week? No problem!

You still make money while you’re away.

In Conclusion

Becoming a member of Wealthy affiliate has been the best decision I’ve made for my freedom and success.

I knew nothing about making a website, let alone how to successfully make money online but WA helped me greatly through that hurdle and continues to help me through any obstacle I have in front of me, it can do the same for you.

Now I’ve got the freedom to spend all day with my kids, work when I want to work and not have anyone to answer to when I need a “me” day, having that burden lifted off your shoulders is more than anyone can ask for.

You don’t have to take my word for it though. You can head on over to Wealthy Affiliate right now and check it out for yourself. If you want to see what the platform to freedom looks like, all you have to do is CLICK HERE to start your free account and you’ll see for yourself what all the rave is about.

You won’t regret it.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below and I’ll be glad to help!

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26 thoughts on “Earning Money Online – Be Your Own Boss”

  1. Looks to be a great community out there at wealthy affiliate wanting to help each other to succeed. I have tried many online opportunities which have groups who share their experiences but have not found good interactions. This could be the site I was looking for. I will certainly give it a try. Just a few questions. You mentioned 2 free websites. Does it include domains and hosting. If it includes hosting for how long is it free. From your experience how long it will take to start making money from the websites.

    • Hi Srinivasan,
      Yes, wealthy affiliate is awesome. It almost indescribable, it’s a place you have to visit to really understand. Words don’t do it justice.

      It does include domains and hosting, actually! Thank you for asking ☺️ you get 2 free siterubix sites to start with and you could also buy your own domain (.com, .ca, etc) which is around 13.99 a year but as for the web hosting, that’s covered for as long as you’re a WA member! No other web hosting platform offers what Wealthy Affiliate does and that price! It’s the best place to start your online business in my opinion because not only do you get a the training you need and them some, you also get all the pricey web hosting services for an awesome price!

      As for how long it will take to make money, that all depends on how much work you’re willing to put into your site. Some people get lucky and start getting sales at around 3 months but that’s not very common. It usually takes 6+ months because after all, this is not a get rich quick scheme. Wealthy affiliate sets you up for life! ☺️

      Thank you so much for your comment and questions! I appreciate you visiting my site!

  2. Hi Melissa,
    I am a wealthy affiliate member and after just one month i have many websites on the go and the members I have met inside WA (except for one) have all been positive uplifting people.

    Through my reading of her blogs, I find Mama Lama to be a caring person who wants the best for others and I believe she will help you should you have any challenges with your quest in earning money or becoming your own boss.
    With 3 kids and home schooling them, she is an inspiration to all parents.., and for me too, i’m impressedI

    Finally i’d like to say wealthy affiliate is the best, most affordable way to start an online business and to be your own boss! Don’t make the same mistake i did when i first heard of it, which was i didn’t research it and I clicked away.

    Big mistake, huge! But now that I found it, my online career is blossoming!


    • Hi Leo,
      What a wonderfully kind comment! I’m flattered that you think so highly of me ☺️ I try to help people as much as I can because I like brightening someone’s day, if even for a second. Everyone who is looking for help, deserves help.

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate you visiting and commenting ☺️

      P.S. Wealthy Affiliate really is the best, isn’t it?!

  3. I am also a WA member, I think for 6 years. I have found that they are the most honest site on the WWW. I think your site is great and know it will get even greater because it is something a lot of parents can relate to. Your children can also learn a lot from your membership in Wealthy Affiliate. Befriend me on Facebook – Ray Brannum Guntersville AL.

    • Hi Ray!
      Wow! 6 years at WA, that’s great! It’s definitely a great place and very honest. It’s refreshing after all the scam sites there are out there.

      I’m really glad you like my site, I try to make it as good as possible because I’d love for it to grow into a trusted safe haven for anyone who needs what I have to offer.

      Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comment and kind words!

      All the best,

  4. Thanks for the interesting information here. I have tried many things online before but Wealthy Affiliate looks very interesting. Especially the part about the first week being FREE and NO CREDIT CARD information is required for that first week.

    Usually companies will say sign up for free bu they still want the credit card information. This makes Wealthy Affiliate unique from my perspective. Sounds like they have everything one needs to get started.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • You’re very welcome, I’m glad you found it interesting!
      Yes, that’s just one of the great things about Wealthy Affiliate, they’re not one of those pesky companies who want your credit card number. That attracted me right away.
      They do have everything you need to get started and then some.
      Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it!

  5. This is a excellent article and spot on! I have been wanting to be my own boss for quite some time now too and these are great tips on an awesome website to start with.

    I appreciate you taking the time to share this awesome tool of WA!

    • Thanks for leaving a comment Vince and also for your kind words.
      WA is super great and I want to encourage as many people as I can to at least just try it. It’s more than worth the try since it’s the first step to your freedom.

  6. Melissa this is a great review of the Wealthy Affiliate platform. Wealthy Affiliate is the best program I have found to learn internet marketing. Your site is amazing. You are very well informed on your writing and have a good approach to explaining it to people.

    • Thanks so much for your comment Larry! Very kind words!
      I felt that I explained it pretty well but there’s so much more to say about Wealthy Affiliate than what I’ve written here and that’s even more incentive for people to sign up and try it out.

  7. Great review

    I am also a wealthy affiliate member and I can say that it has really changed my life for the better and i started on a free account and now im premium and on my niche website which is health I am earning passive income thanx to the training in Wealthy Affiliate.

    • Thanks for your comment!
      I was in the same boat as you actually, joined on a free account and I was hooked within days. Going premium was the best decision I’ve made and that’s why I want more people to know about WA. Whether you want to earn full income or just a side income, Wealthy Affiliate is the place to be!

  8. I remember when I first learned that people were making actual money online with affiliate marketing and other business models. It was back in 2011 I think. I naturally tried myself with the free information I could find on forums but failed miserably. Several times actually. Even spent money on worthless products.

    So I gave up on online marketing. Until 2018 I stumbled upon a guy talking about Wealthy Affiliate. I did a ton of researches before I gave it a chance and now almost two years later I’m glad I did. It gave me the step-by-step plan I needed to get my ass in gear, so to speak. I plan on hitting full-time income from my online business this year so wish me luck!

    • Thanks for the comment Jukka!
      I think that’s why when we find Wealthy Affiliate we’re very skeptical. All the times we’ve tried and failed because we didn’t have the right information to succeed. That’s why I love WA, it’s for real and far from a scam.
      I wish you all the luck in your success!

  9. Hello Melissa! Great review of wealthy affiliate. I have learned so much in the 10 days joining this program. The training from the support there is great. I haven’t made any money yet but i’m still in the early stages. I am however getting traffic to my website. Hopefully I can get to your status and eventually be able to stay home as well! I will keep you posted on my journey. 🙂

    • Thanks Travis! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Getting traffic to your site is a good sign and means you’re in the right direction! Can’t wait to hear more about your success journey!

  10. Very relatable. I myself want to be my own boss and what better way to do through your recommendation Wealthy Affiliate. You’re not lying about getting hooked to WA I certainly have and im happy with it.

  11. Very nice site layout, I especially like the color contrast it makes the text pop and easy to read. I like the relevant images used. Although I am not a parent, I can appreciate the ” parenting tips ” it is a nice touch and gives a more personal feel, a lot of people can to relate to content. Thank you for sharing, good luck and all the best!!!

    • Thank you very much! I’m glad you like the color contrast, that’s what I was going for. I love visiting sites where the words pop. It makes for good user experience. As for the parenting tips giving a more personal feel, that’s I was hoping. I wanted a ride range of people to be able to visit my site and not feel like they’re out of place, parent or not. Thanks again for your comment!


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