I quite working full-time in 2001 and went full-time on the Internet because I made more money here.

It took me two years of working part-time on here making next to nothing before I found what works and things took off. I mean two years of every hour I could get free working on the Internet trying to get something going.

The difference is that I did not have Wealthy Affiliate there to teach me the basics. What is taught here is what I had to learn the hard way. So being here makes it much easier because you can learn what works quickly.

First question is does this work. Well don’t just listen to me go read these stories.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/tinyfarmlady/blog/making-money

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/onebluemoon/blog/7-years-of-success-stories-2010-2017


Now this is just my opinion and from what I have learned over the years!

How long does it take depends totally on you!

How quick you do the training.

How much content you write,

How quick you implement what you learn and the list goes on.

It is not, “does this work?” It is how willing are you to work?

One of the huge factors is not trying to reinvent the wheel.



You have six figure earners telling you what works and what doesn't. Why try to make it better. Why want to find a better way. Wait until you are making the money you need then try to make it better if you want to. But in the beginning, do what works.

Another huge factor is, here at Wealthy Affiliate you have access to people who are doing what you are. Among this group are people who right now today making money on the Internet. Seek them out. Private message them. Ask them questions. Ask them to mentor you. You will be surprised how many of them will. Just make sure they are already doing what they you want to do.


If you have done your work, been through the training, completed what needed to be done and you have not made enough to pay your premium membership each month then you need to find someone to talk to that will help you.


Do not wait for it to happen


make it happen!


Where ever you are at do not wait for things to happen. Do not wait on ranking, traffic etc. keep moving forward and make them happen.

Onward and Upward Go For It. It awaits you on the other side.


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marilynmyers Premium
Absolutely a great post! The information in your post is certainly a motivating factor to make us all remember what is important in our business and the direction we are going in!!

Thank you and have a great 4th of July. Marilyn
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botipton Premium
Same to you Marilyn.
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JColley Premium
Great post; thank you for sharing this!
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botipton Premium
You are welcome
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jtaienao Premium
We have to put the work in the reap the benefits. Eventually things will start coming together if we stay dedicated and stick to our goals. Thanks Bo for this.
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Jerome
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botipton Premium
Yes that is what it takes dedication and sticking to our goals.
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Sophie5391 Premium
whats an achievement without a good challenge ;)
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botipton Premium
If it was easy everyone would do it
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Sophie5391 Premium
very true
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Ggatzulis1 Premium
It's like the old saying. You don't have to reinvent the wheel
We all joined wealthy affiliates for all the reasons in the post
The template for success has been developed
Pick your affiliates and it's ok if your having trouble writing tonget help. U tube has lessons on writing techniques
The one thing to remember is your clients are reading on a computer. Have content that's to the point and informative
And they want to engage in what your recommending
Your a salesman. Once you've led them to your website
You've captured their interest. You can't make them lick the popsicle. But you can wave it in front of them
Wet their appetite
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botipton Premium
Very good words thank you
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Elinor1 Premium
Thank you!
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botipton Premium
You are welcome
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IndianMaiden Premium
Great post and to the point that what you get out of WA is what you put into it. That is the result in all of life's ventures.
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botipton Premium
Yes it is.
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VanceH Premium
Great inspirational post
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botipton Premium
Thank you Vance and thank you for reading it.
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Twillmon34 Premium
Thanks for the great post.
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botipton Premium
Your Welcome
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
Thanks again for a great post
we need to hear this positivity from time to time
It wont happen overnight, it takes time
It also takes a lot of hard graft and patience
cheers and thanks again
Phil Browne
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botipton Premium
If it was easy everyone would be an Internet Millionaire.
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markr0675 Premium
This was great. I made some good progress this week. I realize it not only takes time, but work. I love the fact that there are folks here who make money and will help us. I would like to have a mentor but think for now I need to keep learning and building. When I feel that its not making progress and it should be, I'll definately seek out help.
Until then, I'll keep on keep'in on!
Thanks again Bo
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botipton Premium
That is the way to do it. Go through the training and then reach out to someone to help you build on that.
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markr0675 Premium
Thanks Bo!
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Hoodster076 Premium
I like your post! Very nice, its very true and makes a lot of sense. You have to be willing to put in the work.
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botipton Premium
That is right don't work don't get paid
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Hoodster076 Premium
Yup, nothing comes easy!
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
awesome post yet again!! :) So true! All good things take time and patience, but like that old baseball movie with the line in it, "If You Build it, they will come! " That is so true for building an online income! hmmm..think I have a post idea germinating in my mind..is that even a word? If not, it is now :)
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botipton Premium
Go for it I will check for it later to see the post. Good Idea
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botipton Premium
I found it great post.
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Thank you very much! :)
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SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Bo! Thanks for the great post!
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botipton Premium
I am glad you liked it
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flafun53 Premium
Great information, Bo!
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botipton Premium
Thank You.
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5-qpq Premium
botipton, I'm bookmarking this and will read it often. I'm working from an IPad, so I may just pop into the library, use their computer and make a copy of this to have available for my very own resource.

You've really outdone yourself this time. I'll never have to read another post from you again. Not true!

Great post and could not be any further from reality.

What are we waiting for?

Becky
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botipton Premium
Thank you Becky and excited about the website you are building you can be proud of. I look forward to seeing it.
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abdul11 Premium
very very good post it is inspirational and nicely layed out
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botipton Premium
Thank you I appreciate your words.
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AishaLabefo Premium
Great inspiration... Thank you.
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botipton Premium
My pleasure I enjoy helping people move foreard.
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Carol46 Premium
Thanks for the motivation, Bo
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botipton Premium
Your welcome Carol
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debjenks1 Premium
Thanks for the encouragement. Just started with WA, going through the training and keep getting sidetracked with all the great posts on here! LOL! Gotta stay focused so I can get through training and start making some $$$$!!
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botipton Premium
That is what it takes. Stay focused.
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Chekingsley Premium
Thanks for the encouragement
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botipton Premium
I am glad it encouraged you.
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jwlewis777 Premium
Nicely put!
Thank you!
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botipton Premium
You are welcome
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you for the encouragement Bo:)
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botipton Premium
I know you can do this. Onward and Upward
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GaryDW Premium
Great stuff again Bo. Some important messages in this, along with the encouragement.
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botipton Premium
I glad you enjoyed it Gary.
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Jenica46 Premium
That's what I'm talking about!!! Good post.
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botipton Premium
Thank you for reading it.
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susanmacneil Premium
That was awesome!

Thank you!

Susan
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Your welcome Susan
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PBitzer Premium
Such a motivating post. I work at this everyday, sometime just cleaning up a mess I unintentionally created, but even then I learn something. But I do get anxious to start making $$ at times, just so hubby doesn't think I'm wasting my time. Three months in is not too long to get something going though!
Thanks for the shot in the arm!
at
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botipton Premium
You are welcome and it will happen for you.
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MozMary Premium
Great post. I also know it is possible to be here for free even before we've done everything, that is free hosting and training and help :)
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botipton Premium
Yes it is and that is overlooked many times.
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ycmeg Premium
Great Post! So much motivation
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botipton Premium
I am glad it helped
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
I see so many people asking questions who have not completed very much of the training. you will for sure have some questions but generally every question you can ask has already been asked. And if you can complete all five levels of the certification training you will be what has been described as an Expert Beginner.

Wealthy Affiliates is surely a place to ask questions. It is a warm and fuzzy version of the more hardcore training sites on the internet.
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botipton Premium
Yes it is and you have to do the training. You cannot ask enough questions to get what is in the training.
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BrendanB1 Premium
Bo you have captured what is so great about WA in your great post. We have access to great training from Kyle and Carson combined with a community which has so many wonderful people willing to share their experience as to what works.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.
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botipton Premium
If we do not take advantage of it we cannot blame Wealthy Affiliate although many do.
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BrendanB1 Premium
It is easy to blame the tools as opposed to looking critically at yourself for not using the tools to there full advantage.
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Beckywahm Premium
I agree, asking for help, especially here on WA is the way to go. The worst that could happen? They could say no.

As my son says, "Fail faster so you can find the right way faster."
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botipton Premium
Your son is very smart.
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Beckywahm Premium
Thank you! He wants me to get him a shirt or two that says, "Fail faster." Great words to live by.

Becky
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pablocortina Premium
Consulting with the experts is the way to go. And you have to put in the time and the work.
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botipton Premium
That is the Secret right there
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RDoren Premium
TJ Books just did a training video that states our sites should have 20 to 30 pages of original content. That has to take the average person around two years. I'm not Tom Clancy, but I'm sure over time I will find enough to write about. Hope so anyway. Bob
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botipton Premium
If you write 2 to 3 post a week which should be done for ranking purposes that is only 10 weeks to have the content.

Even if you are not blogging just building a site adding 2 to 3 pages a week of simple content should be done to get noticed by the search engines so 10 to 15 weeks or about 3 months you should have the content if you have been consistent.

There is plenty to right about when you look in the right place.
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RDoren Premium
Makes sense Bo. I struggle to keep up with the e-mails and my training. I need to finish the training. 4 lessons to go. Bob
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davidj5 Premium
great article!
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botipton Premium
Thank you glad you liked it.
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JamesJB Premium
Thank you for being so genuine...
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botipton Premium
I get accused of telling like it is all the time but that is the only way I know to do it. Thanks for reading the post.
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Benmoore Premium
You promised a post earlier on when you commented on tinyfarmlady's question on making money, and you delivered. Brilliant advise Bo. Thank you.
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botipton Premium
Thank Ben glad you found it
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herman1g Premium
thanks for the break down you have a gift of explaining things so that the rest of us can understand thanks so much communityhelpingpeople.com keep up the good work god bless you and your family
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botipton Premium
You are welcome Herman I enjoy writing and posting here
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verazhelvis Premium
Very inspiring, Bo...Thanks. And true, too.It all depends on how ready we are, how eager we are, how open-minded we are, etc,. etc.:)
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botipton Premium
Yes, Yes and Yes again.
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colejaekwile Premium
Great Post!
I agree! The harder you work the more you will get out of this! It is the same with every aspect of your life really!
No one can ever expect just to be given a million dollars overnight. It is a gradual process and everyone just needs to work hard to get there!
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botipton Premium
A lot of people on the Internet expect that. Pay a little money, click a few buttons and let the money roll in while you watch TV. It takes work just like you say.
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MHulsizer Premium
Awesome post! Thank you for sharing! I needed this today! A little swift kick in the behind to get ones attention!! Good stuff!!
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botipton Premium
Good glad it helped.
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paulgoodwin Premium
So many variables in this game!
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botipton Premium
Yes there are but the basics are the foundation. You get them right and you can work with the others. Don't get the basics and the variables like conversion rate etc doesn't matter
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5-qpq Premium
Absolutely! Becky
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paulgoodwin Premium
Yes that is the key!!!
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gjshawk Premium
Thanks Bo
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botipton Premium
Your welcome glad to do it
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Sophie5391 Premium
Great post, thankyou for sharing
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botipton Premium
Your welcome
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CowboyJames Premium
So true Bo. Keeping going forward when you feel all alone, is just making it more difficult than it need be.
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botipton Premium
Yes and the more you go forward the less you feel alone. Also you begin to attract people to you that are like minded people with a can do attitude.
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