3 Simple Keys to "Overnight" Success Online & In Life

Last Update: May 30, 2014

3 Simple Keys to Success

It’s that time of year when we start planning, or taking, vacations with our loved ones, which can either be a good experience or a frustrating one. Depending on how your year has gone, you either have extra money or you don’t…which brings me to the point of my blog today.

Do you ever ask yourself, “Why does everyone else seem to make it, have plenty of money, or and I just can’t or haven’t been able to for whatever reason?” More than 99% don’t “make it” for one or more of 3 reasons.

Keys to Success

These alone are the difference between why some do very well for themselves and others seem to struggle, never really putting all the pieces together.

You see it online and with Wealthy Affiliate as well. Some people apply themselves, plan their work and work their plan and through sheer hard work they make things happen.

Unsuccessful people? Well...they don't do much of anything

Key to Success #1 – Belief and Faith in Yourself & Mission

The truth is that you CAN do anything that you set out to. Regardless of your financial situation, rolodex of contacts or any other perceived obstacles, there’s NOTHING holding you back other than your belief in yourself.

Whether you believe you can or cannot, you’re right.

BELIEF STARTS WITH YOU…No one else can change that.

Truth be told, Successful people are not any better than you. They weren't predestined in most cases to become superstars, but there’s a key difference….

They believed they could do it.

They visualized becoming successful. (What You Can See & Believe, You Can Achieve)

Wrote Clear Cut Goals to Get There with a Plan

They Got Back Up When Someone or Something Kicked Them Down

They stayed consistent, and focused on daily successful activity.

The persevered through the good…and the bad times.

Don’t get me wrong, belief and ability are two VERY different things.


If you don’t believe in yourself to do something, you’ll never be able to do it. Activity, for whatever reason, increases belief.

So when in doubt, just do something ok? :) Some kind of productive activity...

Further, you won’t achieve what you’re aspiring to unless you change that belief system and mental thought process.

Key to Success #2 – Understanding Your Ability and Know Where You’re Going.

To Be successful you need two of 3 key components: Talent, Luck and Persistence.

Talent is usually nothing more than intense passion and belief in what you're doing. So all of us have two of these we can utilize with a plan.

If you don’t understand HOW you plan on getting something done, it’s time to invest in yourself.

Investing in yourself and continuing to learn is the single, BEST investment you can ever make. Wealthy Affiliate is a great investment in yourself because you're aquiring new skills and networking with other like minded people with similar goals as yourself.

Spending money inside Wealthy Affiliate, for Motivational seminars etc is not like buying a house, buying commodities, stocks or anything else. It’s investing in YOU.

Knowledge + ACTION = Power.

There is a saying I heard one time that knowledge does not create action but action does create knowledge.

With the proper knowledge and understanding of how to piece together your marketing plan, you’re giving yourself the greatest power an entrepreneur can ever possess (especially doing it online)…

The ability to live life on your terms. Money + Time = Freedom

Sure you need to learn how to generate leads, create or promote offers and deliver your message, but you need to continue to position yourself as an expert to the point where people can't wait to buy what you're offering.

When you understand the pieces of the puzzle and human psychology and triggering a response from your prospect that is mutually beneficial, you've won the game.

Again, figuring out that you have to give to get in this life is half the battle of becoming successful.

What Wealthy Affiliate teaches is very important in that the overwhelming message is to solve problems in the community or in your niche.

THIS is the key to success in online marketing, NOT being a slick salesperson!

You now have the ability to create income on demand if you apply what Wealthy Affiliate teaches in their courses. Once you've become the expert in your niche, have a group of followers watching your content, you can share your products and solutions with rest of the world and be compensated for your efforts.


Don't ever stop growing. Work on Your Physical Health and Relationships.

Never stop learning. Spend 30 Minutes a Day on Personal Development or Knowledge Building Information

Stay current with the new marketplace. The only constant is change.

Key to Success #3 – Intense Work Ethic.

There is no such thing as a get rich quick solution, but you’d be surprised how fast you can turn your life around.

Getting to where you want to be requires work. A lot of it.

Checking FB, Watching TV, Tweeting, and checking your email all day doesn’t count as “work”.

Creating offers, marketing, selling, ensuring fulfillment is taking place and other items that pertain to your bottom line – those are “work” items.

Focus on Producing Income Producing Activity.

Blogging, Video Marketing, Prospecting in Person, or Email Marketing are action items that put money in the bank.

It doesn’t mean you need to work 50-60+ hours a week, but building, maintaining and growing a business requires a massive action initially and consistency over time.

Your business will provide you exactly what you put into it.

It's a virtual ATM machine. Put your energy into it, it will put cash in your hands.

Think of your business like your body. If you don’t feed yourself or drink water, you can’t sustain your health.

If nothing good ever enters your body and mind, how can you expect to perform at a high level?

The same is true for your business. If it just “exists” without putting effort into it, results won’t ever come out from it.

So Combining All 3 Components Will Help Shift the Success Odds in Your Favor...

  1. Belief in Yourself
  2. Applying Talent, Luck and/or Persistence with a Plan
  3. Working Your Ass Off to Get To Where You Want to Go

There’s nothing that can stop you from getting to where you want to be.

I love Kyle's Blog on Brute Force SEO and he's totally right. Plan around keywords in your niche and just go to work. That's the best SEO strategy there is.

So as we look ourselves in the mirror, let's ask ourselves what can we do better to grow our businesses?

How Can we get more traffic, leads and sales?

Who Can We Help Today? (Becoming more valuable to the marketplace is THE key)

For those of us that have had success online, we understand how simple this whole marketing process really is.

I know that we all would agree to those that haven't is to keep it simple and do 3 Simple Things that will turn your life around immediately IF you will apply them.

  1. Find Your Niche and Believe You're One of the Best in the Niche. (You don't have to be #1!) Some people will think you're #1 however, and that is the key.
  2. Get a Well Designed Website that will Convert to a Monetary Solution Long Term. Pay someone on Elance, Fiverr or Odesk to help you. (Best money you'll ever spend)
  3. Make a Ton of Planned Out Content for Your Niche that SOLVES problems. Just freakin do it. Don't wait for everything to be perfect. Just go to freakin work! :)

I do sincerely hope this helps your mindset when it comes to success in life, and success online. Believe in what you're doing, be passionate about it, outwork the other "guys" in your field.

You know own the keys to the kingdom online...

Let me know your thoughts and I look forward to seeing you on the beaches of the world! I know I can't wait to be there with my family. Make it a great week!

All the best,

Dean Ethridge

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Salniter Premium
Hi, Dean...this was terrific and something I shall send to my friends.
burnzy Premium
Very well put! great post keep up the good work and have a great day!
deanethridge Premium
Thank you so much! Have a great weekend!