Enough is enough! Time to cancel my membership

Last Update: May 22, 2016

No! Its not me. But that is the type of comments I am now coming across.

There are members who have been with us for some time and have now decided to quit. And there are quite a few members. I have been told that it is the ones who do not persevere and are not patient enough who quit early. I can see that now. I decided to investigate these members further. These members have not been with us for no more than 6 months! Some have not built a website yet!

One piece of advice.....

I have been here for 3 months and have questioned the success rate in doing something like this. But I now know it all depends on you.

To be a success on WA you have to persevere and give more or less 1 year. Everyone I know who has had significant success has been with WA for around a year at least.

What would bug me the most is not giving it my all and seeing other people who have been here for a lengthy period of time and making tons of money. You CAN make tons of money online and especially here. Question is:

1) how badly do you want to be a success?

2) how PASSIONATE are you about building online sites?

Why quit so early? Is building a website online not your forte? Are you not building a website to help others or are you just thinking about money? Are you giving up early to easily? Do you not have the determination or perseverance to do this? Are you impatient? BIGGEST question. Do you ENJOY building sites? I hope you do.

The above is why I don't give up. Why would you give up on something you enjoy? Giving up is the greatest failure. I hate losing. But losing also makes you better.

One question. If you opened up a store (your own business) and started from scratch (as most if not all businesses do), do you think you can make tons of money within the first 6-12 months? or will the profits start rolling in after at least a year?

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Marketboom Premium
You have those that begin like me, chasing online marketing social leads and wake up one day wanting your own free leads. Well, you've got to have Your Own web site for that!

Now, add in a capture page, build that email list, and write up those automated email campaigns...and you'll have that Automated Marketing (time freedom) business you Really want ;)

So, I'm staying and one day I know I'll truly be glad I did.
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iJared Premium
Well spoken. Incredibly well spoken. Too many people want life to be easy.
It is actually, if you never stop trying.
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ArifAhmed Premium
absolutely correct jared. not trying hard enough is the easy way out and an excuse to failure.
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beata029444 Premium
Persistence is the key to becoming a successful Entrepreneur.

"A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying"

B. F. SKINNER
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ArifAhmed Premium
hi beata. you have chosen a most adequate and correct quote. i completely agree. thank you for sharing. it sure make you think. :)
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LizPB Premium
Good work! Get rich fast doesn't exist here.
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ArifAhmed Premium
sure doesnt. its hard work and graft.
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DELJAR Premium
Success without experiencing failures cannot be called a success at all. We have to fail in order to be successful. We may fail many times but it shouldn't stop us to achieving success. We have to enjoy the journey towards the road to success and be inspired in making small steps along the way. Thank you, Arif, for your inspirational post! :)
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ArifAhmed Premium
no problem anytime.
you comments reminded me of something........
riding a bike. you will fall many times. get up and try again. eventually you will be able to ride your bike. there is no such thing as able to ride your bike perfectly on the first attempts.
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SerenityNow Premium
Thanks for this motivation, Arif! We must persevere!
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ArifAhmed Premium
thank you. motivating oneself is the key to success. people keep forgetting why they are doing something. we needs reminders. it gives us a push. we then have to persevere. i stick pictures on the wall reminding me of what i wish to achieve from this. we all have short memories.
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SerenityNow Premium
That is a fantastic idea! I think I will start to do that today!
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ArifAhmed Premium
yes. try it. it works. well....for me anyways. :)
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adreyna Premium
A very motivating post!
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ArifAhmed Premium
thank you. i just had to voice my thoughts. it was a very surprising find.
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Mike-Writes Premium
Excellent post, Arif. Attention getting title.
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ArifAhmed Premium
thank you. i was hoping it would work. i guess it did to an extent :)
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JokeBamberge Premium
When I read the headline of this post I thought what is going on. Then I read the whole post. I'm here just for a week or so and I'm not quiting that's for sure. I learn new things every day. I like the community and give myself time to learn because everything is new for me. So I keep on rolling. Good post by the way.
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ArifAhmed Premium
thank you for the comments. yes. do keep rolling. i don't think you will find anywhere that has a 24 hour community where you can learn so much. its like a 24/7 tutorial/class. have to take advantage and learn the art that is the internet marketing. something can be lucrative once mastered.
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Martstervt Premium
Great post Arif. Good motivation and attitude check.

Marty
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ArifAhmed Premium
thank you marty. it is so easy to give in. but if you kept doing that then you will not get anywhere. look at michael jordan. but he is not the only one. many millionaires have failed so many times. they have learnt and kept going. i'm not saying we will be millionaires but we can certainly make a good living if we try hard enough.
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Martstervt Premium
You are so right Arif, if you always quit you get nowhere. Persistence is Key!!!
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dvilla410 Premium
I often wondered what the success rate is for members here at WA. But you made the most important point. The ones who don't give AT LEAST 6 months tend to fall quite easily. I already have it branded in my brain that it'll take a year at minimum to get my site off the ground. Great post
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ArifAhmed Premium
the brand that you have in your brain is spot on. this is a business. not a quick rich scheme. it takes time. but that does not mean open a site and leave it for a year and not do much. just like a normal business, you have to work your socks off, hard work, dedication, perseverance and patience, and just like a normal business, with a bit of luck in a years time, more or less, you will start reaping the rewards. good luck. a lot of people fall mentally. hopefully you will not fall into that category.
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MPollock Premium
Half the population never finishes what they start.
It does not matter if you are in sports, dancing, or what ever. they give up. I do not understand what people are thinking but to achieve and succeed you have to push your self to the limits.
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ArifAhmed Premium
good point. a lot of people do give up to easily. i guess it depends on individual circumstances. whatever the case, personally, i also get a sense of satisfaction once i complete a task. the world would be very efficient and things would move a lot faster if everyone had a no can do attitude. not to mention more success.
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MPollock Premium
So true.
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gohealthy Premium
Well, I might not be making tonnes of money yet but I've just paid my 3rd year fees. So another year to see me around. All the best to all of us!
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ArifAhmed Premium
good to hear. it is better than nothing. it can only get better.
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Sayranae Premium
i like this. it is a good reminder! i haven't read any posts yet of people wanting to quit. however, i am pretty new here. but, i have read posts that have made me think....they are gonna give up if that is what they are asking. things like ''how much will i earn within 3 months''. i hope they read this and don't give up.
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ArifAhmed Premium
hi. thank you for your comment. like any business. it takes time. you are pretty much an online entrepreneur. this is your business. the overheads compared to shops are extremely cheap. the profits can be large. if I can make this a success, i can work from home, be my own boss, expand my business, have as much holiday for as long as i want without getting permission from my 'boss'! work as long as i want, spend as much time as possible with my family at the same time, be there for them always whilst earning continuous flow of money at the same time.
WHAT MORE of an incentive do you need to persevere and not give in? now that my friend, is what i call a life.
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dvilla410 Premium
EXACTLY!!! That lifestyle is worth the wait
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GitErDun Premium
I'm going back to finish my website now.... ;) lol
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ArifAhmed Premium
good on ya. lol.
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Brooklyn2008 Premium
I've been told by a number of sources, that in the restaurant business, it take more than 5 years of operation before you start turning a sizable profit! Maybe that's why you see a lot of restaurants close up shop within a 5-year span - they quit before they see their success!
A lot of people are just looking for instant results while others have realized that this is not for them. Fair enough! Not everything is for everyone.
For others, WA has led them to different opportunities from the experience and knowledge they have gained here. So kudos to them for following success down a different path.
And the last group that I've noticed leave, have felt they have utilised everything that WA has to offer and have gained the knowledge to go out on their own. I wouldn't give up on this group too soon. I have seen people from this group pop back in periodically to learn more and contribute to the WA community.

I have also only been here for 3 months (while this comment may seem like it's been longer), I'm just every observant and read people's profiles to see how long they have been here, why they came back, and why people are leaving.

WA is like a hometown - Some people stay for life. Some people stay and then leave to explore what the world outside has to offer. And others leave but return every so often. :)
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ArifAhmed Premium
Hi Brooklyn, you are right. people leave for different reasons. If this type of business is not for them then fair enough. if they are the ones who will be coming back then fair enough. but if this is what you really want to do and be a success at then you should persevere long enough and strive for success. you are right about people leaving before seeing their success. it does happen a lot. hard work and patience brings success. i wont be leaving until i attain that success. you know what you could also build a super website and then sell it. I know someone who built a website and sold it for around £5000. not bad ehh? another way to get success.
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PSheridan Premium
Never give up - stay working at this until the miracle happens
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ArifAhmed Premium
Hi. not sure if i would classify it as a miracle. but it is certainly attainable. and yes. never give up.
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PSheridan Premium
Right on never give up
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SEMBAH Premium
Well done. I've ignored many posts but top marks for making me open with that headline. Very clever :)
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ArifAhmed Premium
hi. lol. no worries. that was the aim. i was wondring if it was gonna work. anyways it is surprising to see so many people quitting so early. i hope they all stay because their goals can be realised with hard work.
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Mmorale28 Premium
Good advice thank you for your encouragement.
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ArifAhmed Premium
no problem. anytime. this is the first time i had come across so many people quitting after such a short period of time. i just had to voice myself.
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Mmorale28 Premium
I had noticed that too, I had my ups n down lately haven't been able to accomplish a lot, but I knew from the beginning that this online business takes time, effort, PATIENCE, and I know is not easy for a lot of us to have. Sometimes is easier to quit, I don't want to go back I will continue slowly but surely I will get there. I have a lot of work to do on my site yet, my problem is time n talent on content writting, so that also slow me down. Thank you again.

Maria
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ArifAhmed Premium
no worries. i have just recently had a bit of success which i will be posting soon to share with everyone. its something i never thought i would see so soon. but has happened. In a few months time, hopefully by the 6th month, i will attain more success. I will post that too. Keep at it. Succes will come.
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Mmorale28 Premium
Thank you
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The-Fran Premium
Well this is poignant and from an excellent perspective. Your headline of course brought me here, thinking "oh, no". But you gave a more encouraging speech than I ever could. Well done, Arif!
--Fran
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ArifAhmed Premium
Hi Fran, no probs. thank you. i just had to get my feelings across when i saw those quitting so early. i think i got into overdrive a bit!!!
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JudeP Premium
Great reminders why we should not be giving up, thank you :)
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ArifAhmed Premium
thank you. you know. i think the biggest problem in this day and age is patience. human being in general are so impatient. they want instant success. good things come to those who wait.
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