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Wealthy Affiliate Network – Why Taking the First Step Is Not That Scary!

“That first step you take is the longest stride.” So sang Chad Kroeger in the song, “If Today Was Your Last Day.” Now before we start a debate about whether Nickelback is a great band or not, I thought it would be valuable to dissect the thought in that line.

The First StepTaking a first step in any endeavour in life can be quite a challenge. Asking that beautiful woman out to dinner, learning the art of public speaking, writing your first song, learning a new language, moving overseas, etc. are all examples of challenges that can be mountain-like. It is a scary path,  an unopened door that may contain so many opportunities.

The Wealthy Affiliate Network

Unknown Doorway

I guess it is very much like signing up to a Wealthy Affiliate membership. What is the Wealthy Affiliate Network? It is a large network of people who have one thing in common. They want to make a difference in their own life and that of others. Through this online network, people are being educated, mentored and empowered to develop their own niche online income stream that has opened up new doors of opportunity to them.  Of course, all of us in this expanding network faces questions and concerns that may trouble them at times. And if you join us at Wealthy Affiliate, you quite likely will face the same dilemmas.

What Possible Concerns Could I Have?

Will I succeed? Am I intelligent enough to build my own website? Will I feel like a fish out of water? Is it worth all the time and effort? Will I really make money this way? Sure. These are valid questions that merit serious evaluation and that will plague us from time to time.

So why should I consider Wealthy Affiliate, you may ask? It has been proven to be one of the most successful affiliate programs on the market right now. It passes any test in the “Is It a Scam?” investigation. Tens of thousands of men and women worldwide are now benefiting themselves and challenging themselves in a new income stream development phase. So why not try it? My website has come about through the training and support of the Wealthy Affiliate network. It is true that as with any new path, the initial step can be daunting. The Path Beyond - PhuketThe fear of the unknown can paralyse us into inertia. But every journey has its challenges. And as with any journey that I have ever been on, its not just the destination that brings the thrills. The scenery as we travel there can be as equally enthralling.

And here we are. One of the longest strides in my life has been taken. I am on the path. And as with any endeavour in life, we will discover that there are many others on the same pathway, and they are willing and able to coach us on our journey. I have met so many interesting people in this journey with Wealthy Affiliate. Young and old, experienced and inexperienced; people from all types of backgrounds but all moving toward the goal of creating an income stream that will support them, energise them and open up the opportunity to empower others.

So will this be your future?

“Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind, and try to take the path less travelled by.”

Do your research. It is okay to be a little sceptical. You can join for free without any obligation. While there, talk to others on the Wealthy Affiliate Network. Keep learning, while patiently absorbing what others have brought to the pathway to success at Wealthy Affiliate.

Taking the PlungeSo take the plunge and sign up to program.  Click on the banner below and start on a fascination journey. Remember this thought, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”

Wealthy Affiliate Network



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Duncan McRae

Founder / Developer / Administrator

10 thoughts on “Wealthy Affiliate Network – Why Taking the First Step Is Not That Scary!

  1. Very nice article! I really like that you share your experience and leave good advice to people. Keep up the good work! And I’m sure you will be successful (and maybe help other people be successful).


    1. Thank you, Michelle. We all have experiences, good and bad, that shape us and that we can draw on to help and encourage others.

  2. Hi Duncan

    Very encouraging article. I am already a member of Wealthy Affiliate and don’t regret it ! The training is wonderful and the community is awesome.
    There is no doubt that WA is the best.
    Thank you for this great article

  3. This is a great way to introduce WA to everyone. You present everyone in a positive light and it encourages everyone to succeed!

    1. Thank you so much for the positive feedback. If we can encourage one person, who encourages one more person, the snow ball will grow as it rolls along.


  4. Hello, Duncan

    You have published a teriffic post on the Wealthy Affiliate network, by the way 😀 I definitely agree with you on the first step being the longest stride because we are walking in to the wilderness, so we have no idea what’s coming our way.

    However, when we take the first step to taking action online, things become much clearer, we become motivated and it turns in to a habit that ultimately leads to success if we work at it long enough.

    My future is certainly in my own hands, and I have Wealthy Affiliate to thank for this.

    I urge everyone to take the first step and join the WA community, just as I did and thousands of others too.


    1. Thank you Neil. Wealthy Affiliate has certainly opened our eyes to the possibilities ahead. This journey has encouraged my wife to follow her passion in life, online counselling. She has started down the path of a Counselling site with affiliate marketing links.

      Enjoy your journey, Neil, and we will chat online again.


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