Hey folks! Alex aka Canuck here!
Eight years ago I joined Wealthy Affiliate.
I joined out of desperation. I spend a lot of money on "scams" and when I came across WA I promised myself that would be the last "make money" training I'd ever join... and I am still here.
Over the years I have learned a ton on WA. I keep learning new things every time I log in. More importantly, I've made friends here. I've made online friends and I met real life friends. I met up with fellow WA members here in Montreal. About a month ago I visited New York and I met up with Vitaliy which was really cool. I've met Kyle and Carson in 2010 and a few other awesome people.
I've also visited over 20 countries, thanks to "online income" that I initially learned right here, at Wealthy Affiliate.
However, I'd like to share something different in this blog post.
I've had my ups and downs in my online marketing career. I've made $10,000+ in a single month and I've been to the bottom. I've seen great success and even greater failure.
Finally, I have learned the secret to success.
As surprising as it may seem, success only requires 2 major parts: consistency and hard work.
In 2013 I started analyzing my online marketing career and it always came down to these two things. Whenever I worked hard and was super consistent - things happened. Whenever I looked for shortcuts and was lazy - I failed. Sure, in some cases I made money before failing but it was NOT worth it. Would you prefer to invest your time and effort into building a long term business or rather invest the same effort and time to make some quick cash for few weeks? The choice must be obvious here.
I have never been as consistent as I was in 2015. And the results are there. Just for the kicks, I'd like to share some traffic stats from my Extra Paycheck blog:
I have generated about 58,000 unique visitors to my site during 7 years put together. In 2015 I am already at 56k and the year is not over yet. (and this is just my IM blog as example, I have other blogs that generate income in different niches)
Think about it once again. In 1 year I will generate more traffic to my blog than I did in the previous 7 years put together!
The secret? Consistency.
I do not blog as much as I should, but I started the Extra Paycheck Podcast in April and I consistently put out a new episode every single Monday.
I might not write many blog posts but every single blog post is of high quality. One of my latest blog posts was over 7,000 words long and it ended up being one of my most shared posts... quality (read: hard work) pays off.
So that's about it.
I felt like I should share something for this 8 years anniversary ;)
Be consistent. Work hard. Success will come.