I know this has been said a lot, especially in WA.

I'm sure I heard it more times than I can count but believe it or not, after all these years doing online marketing, I've just realised this NOW, today!

Today I would like to share with you some proof that success really does take time. Hopefully this quick post will help you understand this concept a little bit better and helps you "ride the wave" till you reach your own success(es).

Here is an image of my Google Analytics of the past 2 years:

This chart shows my blog's traffic for the past 2 years, and as you can see, it is just now taking off.

I have to tell you, there were many times in those "white areas" in the chart where I really wanted to just pack it in, and I did.

There were times where I took "a break" from writing content BUT I always got back to it.

It was only in late 2015 / early 2016 that I've decided to approach this with a "do or die" mentality, and as you can see; my efforts are paying off.

The traffic of this website is for my main one that promotes Wealthy Affiliate, and here are the results of adopting my new mentality:

Vegas? Could It Be?

At the time of writing this post (March 2016), I have already matched my income for this blog for the entire 2015.

My income from Wealthy Affiliate has been increasingly steadily due to all the members I have joining now, but to be honest, I am more motivated by the goal of making Vegas rather than making money.

Will I make it to Vegas?

To be honest, I don't really think I will get to Vegas in 2017 because my calculations so far show that I will miss out by about 50 affiliate signups.

Obviously this is just me taking an average of these past first few months of the year and multiplying them by 12.

This "trend" may go downwards or upwards tomorrow so I am not sure exactly where I will be by the end of this year.

However, I am dead sure, like it's already in the bag in my mind, that I will definitely be attending Vegas 2018.

Some Inspiration For You

I'm not the one to deliver motivational speeches but I would like you to view this story with a bit more optimism about where your online business is going.

If you don't think you're getting the results you want, just give it some more time and keep moving forward and I guarantee you; you will be another WA success story in no time.

Thank you for reading. As always, do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment down below if you have any questions.

Chris Lee

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AnnieCollyer Premium
Nice encouragement! Thanks, Chris.
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Chris Lee Premium
You are very welcome Annie :)
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peterma Premium
Hi Chris thanks so much for this post as it greatly encourages me. Keep going and doing what you're doing and it's Vegas for sure. I wish you the very best.
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Chris Lee Premium
Cheers brother. Thank you for the positive vibes :)
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JJsbounty Premium
This is true!
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EdwardLarry Premium
You know I'm completely amazed by the accomplishments made here in WA and seeing my growth while learning from WA members
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Chris Lee Premium
Well done Edward. Keep at it brother. :)
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DavePage Premium
This post has really helped me because my traffic is STILL flatlining even though I've been working on my Bootcamp for over a year. I've seen other people doing much better and much quicker, which worries me if I'm doing something wrong.

Now I know, all I have to do is keep pushing out content with QSR -50 with the relevant keywords with a post of 1000 words and several internal links.

Hopefully I'll start seeing sales in time to cover my annual membership during Black Friday

Can I see your site, just to review it?
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Chris Lee Premium
We all have different journey Dave. Yes it can be frustrating seeing other people do better but there are a lot of variables to success. Some find it sooner than others.

I am glad this post was helpful and inspiring to you. I don't want to see you quit. If you want to have a chat and discuss some things, be sure to get in touch with me via private message.
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DavePage Premium
Thank you for the offer, I will do. Quitting is not an option for me and shouldn't be for anyone else either!

I really don't mind it taking me a while to get there, I just want to know that what I'm doing is correct.

I checked most of my posts with SiteRank on jaaxy last night and I've got a lot of P1P1. Just unfortunately my latest WA review which is incorporating SSL isn't even ranked.
Will PM you shortly.
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peterma Premium
Hey Dave, just wanted to let you know that I like you am still waiting and I signed up I think in march 2016, so it's been 50 posts and over a year and my friends and family are starting to look at me cross-eyed, lol...but I'm expecting very soon and am greatly encouraged by Chris and Vitaliy also... I wish you great success and will watch for your progress.
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hollierose Premium
My website is taking a little longer than I had hoped to gain traffic. This post truly inspired me to keep on trying. Thanks
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Chris Lee Premium
Give it time. Good things come to those who wait :)
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hollierose Premium
Thanks:) I'm not giving up!
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AKlovely Premium
Awesome great job!!
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Chris Lee Premium
Thank you :)
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That screenshot is inspirational. I know myself that it takes a long time. Google was never going to make it easy. Rome wasn't built in a day.
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Chris Lee Premium
Agreed 100%! :)

thanks for the kind comment.
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heflinleo72 Premium
Thanks Chris!
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Chris Lee Premium
You're very welcome :)
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gjshawk Premium
Thanks, Chris, for writing what you did. It has helped me keep motivated.
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TeamRobKim Premium
Let's aim for 2018 Vegas trip Chris! Haven't been to Vegas in a couple of years, but never have I had it all paid for!
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Chris Lee Premium
Hopefully I'll be there. Fingers crossed haha :)
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sharon22 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
Yes, you will be attending Vegas 2018.
As for me, I will continue learning and keep going.
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Chris Lee Premium
:) Happy to hear. #CrushIt :)
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busta4430 Premium
Thanks for the inspiration and positive comments.
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Chris Lee Premium
You're welcome ;)
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anthony97 Premium
Great post. Dreams don't work unless you do and great things take time.
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Chris Lee Premium
100% brother
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Lowaikar Premium
Great motivation for new starters.
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Chris Lee Premium
Happy to hear :)
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OTolo Premium
Awesome. Great history to motivate others include me, thanks for sharing.
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Chris Lee Premium
Awesome! Happy to hear! :)
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joerice Premium
Congratulations Quitters never Win /Winners never quit.
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Chris Lee Premium
Agreed 100% - let's make it happen! :)
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CraigW315 Premium
Awesome. Congratulations on your success and thanks for sharing the encouragement.
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Chris Lee Premium
No worries. Thank you for your kind comment.
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JeffBoivin Premium
Hi Chris

Thanks so much for sharing your story. And you are right, real success takes time and it is true in any aspect of business or life.

Best Regards and congrats ! Jeff
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Chris Lee Premium
Thank you Jeff for your kind comment.
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Chalmas Premium
Hey Chris, I saw a post of yours on Pinterest and that you were a fellow WA member do I came to check out a few of your blogs. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences.
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Chris Lee Premium
You're very welcome. Thank you for your kind words :)
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NWTDennis Premium
You are a testament to Kyle's point in a recent post: I'm not sure Kyle's example of time required to write quality content is realistic for most of us, but you are a great example of the main point of his post.

Congratulations.
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Mhangami Premium
Thanks for being informative. Ian learning a lot
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Chris Lee Premium
You're welcome ;)
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NWTDennis Premium
You say you're not a motivational speaker, but your last 3 posts (from June 2015 to March 2016) have been very motivational for me. My WA journey is coming up to 3 years in about 7 months, and I'll admit that feelings of doubt have been with me almost every day recently.

I'm just not comfortable with Social Media marketing (especially Fb) and so much of the training seems to focus on SM marketing. This has me exploring other marketing strategies posted by members, that are not necessarily included in Kyle's training.

Could I ask you if Social Media marketing is a large component of your marketing strategy?

Your due for an update post, but you're getting so close to Vegas you're probably doubling down (600 words or more a day). I think you're going to Vegas in 2017, but even if you miss it slightly that's a hell of a year with 2018 Vegas pretty much a certainty.

Congratulations.
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Chris Lee Premium
By the way things are going, I am probably going to miss Vegas by about 50 sales haha. No worries. My goal was 2018 so I have more than a year to make it happen.

I now write 1000+ words a day with a plan in increasing gradually to hopefully go from 2 posts a week to 3 to make that Vegas goal come true lol.

As for my social media marketing, yes social media is the biggest driver of traffic for me but I have to admit that search traffic has been much more profitable for me.

I will be focusing more and more on search in the coming months.
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dmwink Premium
sounds like your fighting the good fight! keep it up, hardest part is done.
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Chris Lee Premium
Thank you for your kind words! :) Still grinding away here haha
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SFaye Premium
Hi Chris, I recently visited your blogging website. It is extremely well done. It is one of my favorite sites that I've seen for WA. What I see in your style are things I haven't learned how to do from the WA lessons yet. I'm wondering if you learned all this from WA or have used additional sources for training? (This is month 4 for me. I finished Entre Cert classes and now with a 2nd website for promoting WA I'm on lesson 2 of bootcamp). I'm at the anxious, overwhelmed, frustrated with myself stage. Any suggestions?
Staci
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Chris Lee Premium
Hey there Staci. :)

Thank you very much for your kind words but no, I have not used any other services (to learn) except Wealthy Affiliate.

If you mean the look of my blog, it's just a premium theme that I bought and if you mean the writing, it's because I've been doing this for years now.

Do not worry; you'll get better too. I write a 1000 words a day consistently without excuses and my income has allowed me to invest in a "prettier" blog.

That's all there is to it.

Trust me, if you had seen my blog and my writing when I was at 4 months, you wouldn't have never visited again.

Hope this answer your question, let me know if I can help in any way!

Chris Lee
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SFaye Premium
Thanks Chris. I will just keep movin along and get rid of the distractions.
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Chris Lee Premium
Yep! Focus on your work first, then everything else later. :)
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Anh-Ho Premium
Impressive and inspiring, Chris! Whenever I think of giving up, I visit WA to read other Success Stories and Prooves. I then can get back quickly. This community is awe-inspiring.
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Chris Lee Premium
Awesome! Glad you are enjoying WA :D
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LLiu Premium
Hi Chris, this was very inspiring to me and to many others, I am sure.
You are right about it taking time to achive the ultimate goal!
It is always nice and good to hear of another perspective on achieving what they want and have gone through to get where they are now.
I am moving slow, but am not going to give up by any means.
I will get there...when, I am not sure, but I will.
Thank you for a great blog.
Linda :)
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Chris Lee Premium
No worries Linda. Glad I could inspire you. Just keep focus on the tasks at hand at do something each and every day for your business.

Soon enough, you will also be publishing "success posts" here at WA! :)
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Defiant6 Premium
Very encouraging! I know at times it feels like I am just spinning my wheels in the mud, but I still keep pressing forward and I am working so much consistently on my website than I have in the past. If I had worked on it in the beginning with the way I'm doing now, I'm sure I probably would've been on the right track to reaching my goals sooner.

I know my traffic is very steadily increasing and for the very first time a few weeks ago, I started generating a tiny bit of revenue for Google AdSense so it tells me right there that I am headed in the right direction I just need to keep on working at it.
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Chris Lee Premium
If you're already making some money that is great! Some folks never stick with enough to do that. Congrats.

Just keep following the training and focus on your work, the results you desire will be here before you know it :)
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Defiant6 Premium
You are right, a lot of people throw in the towel before the money starts to roll in. If they don't see it by the time they were wanting to, a lot get frustrated and want to quit. I know I've gotten to that point, but I also told myself if I quit now I will always regret it because I will always wonder if I just worked a little bit harder or did this and did that, would it have started working?

I really love what I'm doing now and it is getting so much easier to write a post, a good, quality, and just the right length type of post.
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Chris Lee Premium
Awesome! :) Keep up the great work! I wish you well! :)
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NRosales Premium
Wow Chris, congrats and I do know with all your effort, you can make it. I do believe in you that success will not happen overnight.
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Chris Lee Premium
Thank you for your kind words. :)
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Colm Premium
Congrats Chris!
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Chris Lee Premium
Thanks Colm :)
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DavePaton Premium
Hi Chris, glad I came across this post as I really struggle with motivation to write new content at the best of times. This post has helped encourage me and helped me remain a little optimistic as I have been a member of wa for about 5 months and am still only getting minimal traffic.
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Chris Lee Premium
Just keep pushing for it Dave :) It'll happen.
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mrssno Premium
I think this is great actually. It's a marathon.
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Chris Lee Premium
Yep. This is not a race, it's a marathon.

Thank you for your comment. :)
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SJB Premium
Congratulations Chris! I am so happy for you and thank you for this motivational post! Wow! Have an awesome weekend! Sonia
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SJB Premium
May I ask what your website is? I would love to visit it. Thanks!
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Chris Lee Premium
Thank you SJB :)

Check your inbox. :)
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SZev Premium
Fantastic development Chris! And kudos to you for not giving up.
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Chris Lee Premium
Thank you :)
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dcart87 Premium
This is fantastic, especially considering how tough the 'make money online niche' is.
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Chris Lee Premium
Yep. I think that is why it took such a long time for it to see some results. Also I avoided doing product reviews for the first year (I do now) so that probably worked against me. :/

Thank you for your comment and kind words. ;)
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gmegs Premium
This is AWESOME Chris!
... I've bookmarked it into my "Inspire" category.

Because of my extreme time constraints (and other "stuff"), I'm where you were about this time last year.
I have just adopted your current "mentality" trying to keep up the pace. I have no doubt you will indeed make it to Vegas one year soon.

Excellent job my friend, and I am so proud of you - I want to be proud of me one day too!
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Chris Lee Premium
Don't worry; just do something every day.

Even if it's small. As long as you are doing something, you are moving in the direction to success. :)

This is not a race, remember that. :)
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gmegs Premium
Thanks Chris!
... appreciated
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Chris Lee Premium
Anytime. Send me a message if you need some help. :)
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XinZhang Premium
Thanks for sharing. This is good to know
Xin
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Chris Lee Premium
Thanks Xin. Glad you've found this post useful! :)
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BarbJaeb Premium
thanks, Chris!! Good to know! We all have doubts now and then
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Chris Lee Premium
Yep, doubts are definitely a thing but remember; here at WA we have the best tools to make it happen.

Just focus on doing the work necessary and the results will take care of themselves. :)

I wish you well! :)
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MoritzS Premium
I'm sure you will make it to Vegas in 2017.
Come on...what are 50 sign-ups? ;)

Looking at that graph I can clearly see that your traffic has increased exponentially.
Just keep doing what you are doing.
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Chris Lee Premium
Haha thank you for your encouragement, Moritz :) Much appreciated.

I'm trying to keep a level head here haha and just focus on the work that I need to do to get there.

However, I am patient so for me it doesn't really matter when I get there, as long as I do.

Thanks again.

Chris Lee
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MoritzS Premium
You're welcome.
Blogs like yours always make me want to start with promoting WA, too.
I just don't want to give up on my other 2 sites and I don't think I can work on a third site yet.

I am looking forward to reading your Vegas blog.^^
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Chris Lee Premium
I know what you mean but you're doing the right thing; I also have other blogs that I have built before I started to promote WA.

I guess you will have to see for yourself that the lessons in WA really work before you start promoting it.

Just keep pushing buddy. You will get there I promise :)
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MoritzS Premium
Thanks man.
I do see results after my 11 months here.
Not as much or high as I had hoped, but it still shows me that it works.
Need to invest more time, though.
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Chris Lee Premium
Same buddy. It took a while for me to see results and it was getting frustrating see others doing better in less time (I admit I was jealous LOL).

But that's not what you have to focus on, we need to focus on the work. :)
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MatteoMeli Premium
This is amazing Chris, Just what I needed, Huge Thanks! :)
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Chris Lee Premium
You're welcome mate :)

Enjoy the ride to success.
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