How To Retire Early

How To Retire Early With Wealthy Affiliate

An Interview with Shawn Lee Martin – a fellow Wealthy Affiliate.

Shawn MartinThe thing I love most about Wealthy Affiliate is the ease in which you can get people within the community to help you if you are stuck with something. I have met some of the most helpful people within Wealthy Affiliate, but none more so than Shawn Martin. Shawn has helped me quite a few times now and it quickly became apparent to me that Shawn knows what he is talking about. Shawn, very graciously agreed to do this interview with me about his experience with Wealthy Affiliate.

You can view Shawn’s Wealthy Affiliate Profile by Clicking Here.

Kerry – Hello Shawn, how are you today?

Shawn –  Hi, Kerry, I am doing fine!

Kerry – Can you tell us a little about yourself and the circumstances that led up to you searching for a company such as Wealthy Affiliate?

Shawn – I would love to tell you how I ended up here at Wealthy Affiliate University. I had to change my line of work due to health reasons. I was a touring musician and my heart was acting up, so it was time to come home off the road.

I always wanted to be a writer and I have always been fascinated with the internet. The wife and I decided we would market a program she has been developing for about 15 years online and it was going to be my job to market it. I searched to find a place that had everything I needed to do this. Wealthy Affiliate was a bit different back then, and they were a little harder to find.

searchMy search for a place to teach me how to do this had to include everything I needed in one place, hosting, classes, a website builder, tools and support. I finally found all of this through Wealthy Affiliates sister site Street Articles. I met Kyle, one of the owners through his e-mail list, and he showed me the way to WA. That was over three years ago and I have been here ever since.

Kerry – What’s Wealthy Affiliate About?

Shawn Wealthy Affiliate is all about teaching affiliate marketing, but it is also much more. What one learns there can be used for just about any type of marketing. They have the best keyword training available and they offer all of this for a free 7 day trail, which gives a person a couple of free websites and a chance to see if they have what a person might be looking for.

Kerry – What is Wealthy Affiliate University?

Kyle & CarsonShawn – Wealthy Affiliate University is a training platform created by two people, Kyle and Carson from Canada. This program walks you step by step through their training program and teaches you how to build your own online business.

They have live weekly Webinars and tons of tutorials on just about every topic you can think of. They also have a live support chat room, and you can talk to the owners daily there.

State of the art servers for hosting your websites is included, and a top-notch tech team for technical issues that might arise is on hand.

Kerry – Has Wealthy Affiliate changed your life? If so, in what way?

Shawn – Wealthy Affiliate has changed my life. I was a very slow starter, and it took me six months to make 6 cents, lol. I was about ready to give up and a few members picked me up and dusted me off and all of a sudden my second niche took off. Soon I was having some pretty awesome paydays!

But more than that Wealthy Affiliate reintroduced me to learning and how to believe in myself.

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Kerry – What does it take to be successful with Wealthy Affiliate?

Shawn – It really takes going through all of the training and following that training to the letter. Everything you need to make it work is there for you, but many stray away from the training and get lost. It is a must to follow the program and take advantage of all the live help available to you. Being an open end platform makes it so easy for members to help each other, and many members have their own training they have created to pay it forward so to speak.

The keyword and website building training is outstanding, and they have the best website builder on the net in WordPress format, and they make it really easy to utilize these features.

You can find yourself in the same chat room with self-made millionaires at any given time, thus you can learn from the best. You know what they say, if you hang around a barber shop long enough, you will end up getting a haircut, lol.

Kerry – And lastly Shawn, do you believe it is possible for anyone to retire from their traditional 9 to 5, by following the Wealthy Affiliate Program?

new life old lifeShawn – Well, I am living proof that it is possible. I do this full time, and I have been lucky enough to bring my wife home full time now also. She will be starting her first week on Monday working for our internet company, SHalymar Productions. This is a very exiting time for us right now!

I do know many other members at Wealthy Affiliate University that also have quit their jobs and now simply run their online businesses.

Kerry – Thank you so much, Shawn. I appreciate you sharing your story with my readers and letting them know what it takes to be successful with Wealthy Affiliate.

Good luck with SHalymar Productions, I know it will go great for you.

Personally, I can’t say enough about Wealthy Affiliate, I would urge anyone who is looking for a better lifestyle with financial freedom, to get started today. The sooner you get started, the sooner you will be on your way to the happy retirement lifestyle you deserve.

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I am here to help, so if you have any questions or just want to chat, you can contact me via my Wealth Affiliate Profile or you could leave a comment below.

I hope you are having a wonderful day!

kerry bramham



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  1. bob Clato

    I like it.

    You hit the nail right on its head . dead nuts!

    1. Kerry Bramham (Post author)

      Thanks Bob,
      It is good to know I am on the right track.

  2. Debby

    Thank you Kerry and Shawn for such an inspirational interview. Having just recently started with Wealthy Affiliate I am looking forward to following the trail so many brave others have blazed! So far, it’s been a wonderful experience.

    1. Kerry Bramham (Post author)

      Hi Debby,
      I know you will do great with Wealthy Affiliate, you really can’t fail as long as you follow the training and take action. There are so many wonderful people among the Wealthy Affiliate community that are only too happy to help you if you are stuck on something. I would never be where I am without them.
      I wish you every success!


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