Oh, my…where do I begin…? Like many, I was searching; I knew I couldn’t keep scraping by and call it a living. And with the realization that I was NOT a 9 to 5 person, finding a legitimate online business was the route I knew I needed to take. Interestingly enough, it was through reviewing an online real estate business that I stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate! I like to use the term “newbie” because “ignorant’ just seems too harsh, lol. I knew nothing of affiliate marketing…nothing! SEO…quality content…developing traffic… My response: What’s that? But, regardless of my ignorant/newbie-like state, I felt right at home…and welcomed. It’s hard to accurately describe the connection I felt with people from all over the world, with some connections turning into genuine friendships. Somehow, Kyle and Carson managed to successfully create an environment of “pay it forward”, wherein members don’t just seek help, they give it…and give it in abundance. At each and every bump, hiccup, a moment of doubt or uncertainty, there was a fellow WA member, extending a helping hand, often going beyond the norm, something that still astonishes me to this day. It’s been a little over a year since I joined, and I can honestly say that I am more in love with this community, than I was when I started! Not only have I learned a tremendous amount about how to properly create and develop an online business, but I have also learned so much about myself and did things I never thought possible. Have I reached the financial success that I desire? No, not yet. But I have an unwavering faith that I am in the right business…with the right tools…at the right time…with the right mindset! Success has already happened!