Today, I received a very interesting email from a reader. I will not disclose his or her name for privacy reasons. He or she commented on the cost to join my recommended platform. He or she said it’s simply too expensive and not very affordable.
First of all, my recommended platform is free to join with no commitment to upgrade. However, if you want to unlock the full access, there is a price to pay.
If you want to become a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate. You will need to pay $49.00 per month. For most people, this can put a dent in the bank. However, the opportunity to make money online is priceless. In this article, I want you to ask yourself a question. Can you afford to not get started?
What Is The Worst Case Scenario?
If you decide to join the Wealthy affiliate, the worst case scenario is realizing that blogging and making money online is not for you. If you didn’t sign up for the premium membership, you can simply forget that you ever joined and move on with your life.
The premium membership is only $19.00 if it’s your first time joining. Again, if you don’t see any value in the platform. You can cancel your subscription to prevent any recurring charges. Move on and continue where you left off.
The Price For Not Getting Started
If you’re on my blog, then hopefully you’re here because you want to change your life. You’re tired of working the regular 9 to 5 job. You want to spend more time with your family and do what you want to do.
By all means, Wealthy Affiliate is not going to make you rich overnight, but it does provide you with the resources and tools to get you there.
If you don’t at least try to get started, working under own terms, spending more time with your family, and doing what you want to do will be nothing but a fantasy.
What I Did To Make It More Affordable To Start An Online Business
The truth to the matter is, we spend money on lots of unnecessary things in life. When I first started my online business, I also thought $49 per month was not very affordable. Then I did the math and realized that if I saved around $2.00 per day, I would have more than enough money to cover the expenses.
I used to purchase a cup of coffee each morning from Starbucks. So instead, I decided to stop buying coffee and use that money toward Wealthy Affiliate. It was a simple sacrifice that has allowed me to be where I am today. Now, Smart Affiliate Hub makes more than enough money to cover all of my online expenses.
What You Can Do To Make It More Affordable To Start An Online Business
Okay, maybe you cannot live without your one cup of coffee per day. I’m sure we all have something in our life that we can give up, so we can eventually live a better life.
Here is a list of things you can save money on:
- Instead of buying lunch at work. Why not bring your own that was prepared from home?
- Instead of going out to eat with your friends. Why not make something to eat at home before you go out?
- Cut down on recreational expenses. Do you have to watch the latest movie at the movie theater?
- Lower the cost of your monthly bills. By removing cable television, I was able to save over $100.00 per month.
- Establish a budget for yourself. Don’t overspend and keep your spending at a minimal.
- Set up an automatic savings account. Each day, my bank account automatically transfers $1.00 to my savings account. That’s roughly $30.00 put aside each month! (Almost enough money to cover the cost of the premium membership).
Don’t feed yourself with excuses as to why you can’t do it. If you truly desire a better lifestyle. If you truly desire the freedom to live how you want, you will be more than happy to make small sacrifices in life.
I’m no one special. I’m just another average Asian American. My parents don’t have a fortunate that allows me to start an online business with ease. What I am is someone who is willing to sacrifice to make a difference in my life. Whether it is money or time from having fun like every other average 27 years old.
I can envision the difference that making money online would make in my life. I can envision myself spending more time with my family and not having to work a regular 9 to 5 job. Can you envision the same? Are you willing to make sacrifices to live a better life for you and your loved ones? Can you afford to not get started?