A few days ago I passed the 3 year mark at Wealthy Affiliate, and I was planning to do a standard "What I learned this year" post.

However, I also owe the community a "How I got here" type post as a thank you for their help getting me featured on Entrepreneur.com, but that's going to be beyond the scope of a single blog post, so I'm going to make that as a training, and keep this one short (ish)

Fast Cars Go Quickly, Businesses Don't

Supercars always brag about how fast they can go from 0 to 60. It's usually something like oh I dunno...10 seconds. Is that fast? Sounds fast anyway.

With a business...3 years to get from $0 to anything sounds pretty slow, but that doesn't make it any less attractive, at least not to me.

Last month (July) I passed $10,000 for the month for the first time ever. I'm roughly on course to repeat that feat again in August, so I can at least feel like it's stable.

Some people might look at that and think "Wow, I want $10,000 a month!" but may be put off by the fact it took three years.

Others will think it's fine, afterall, three years is nothing in exchange for financial freedom.

What if I told you that this time last year I was barely making $2,000 a month? In fact, it took me over 1.5 years to make $1,000 a month.

At the start of 2015, I probably only had $1,000 in savings as well (I did invest a lot of my earnings back into the business), but about 30 minutes ago, I paid off the remainder of my Student Loan debt in one fell swoop (It was about $10k remaining). So far this year I also bought an engagement ring (got engaged in March), flew back home to the UK, flew to Thailand, bought a Macbook Pro and still have some money to spare. This isn't to brag, it's just to show how quickly things can take off. I had pretty much been broke from 2010 until now.

Basically, in a very short time, things have taken off for me and those 2 and a half years of sweat and hard work are paying off and then some.

I guess a business is less like a sports car and more like a Rolls Royce. It might not accelerate quickly, but it cruises like a beast.

Don't Worry About How Long It's Taking

Seriously. Who cares how long it takes? As long as you can keep going, and get through the burnouts, you'll reach some level of success.

Burnouts WILL come. Those days when you wake up in the morning and feel so depressed you don't want to log in to WA.

Days when your affiliate commissions seem to be stuck on zero. Is the dial broken or is it just a bit cold out here in the internet?

What you need to do is think to yourself the following:

If I keep at this, I will succeed sooner or later.

Things Click And Then They Fire

Click. Bang.

I once saw Labman say something along the lines of:

"First you are unconsciously incompetent". You are a beginner, you're useless (no offence) and you don't even know why.

"Next you are consciously incompetent". You're still a bit useless but you know what you need to do and learn. Woop.

"Then you are consciously competent". You're doing the right things and you know roughly why. Keep doing this, this is good.

"Finally you are unconsciously competent", basically you got the Midas touch and there's a lot of gold floating around.

Does this make sense? As you learn more and go through the stages, stuff gets a lot easier, and when it clicks for you (and it WILL), boy does it click.

It's A Steep Curve

Here's a rough breakdown (I'm doing this from my anal retentive memory so some things may be slightly off) of how much I earned since January 2013. The point of this is to show you how steep the learning curve is, and how steep the income suddenly goes up.

I didn't include the end of 2012 because I was basically a noobie doobie and any money I made was flukey wukey.

Jan 13: $50

Feb: $50

March: $100

April: $120

May: $200

June: $300

July: $450

August: $700

September: $600

October: $650

November: $750

December: $750

I started to get worried towards the end of 2013 that I had worked sooo long and kind of slowed down and stopped earning. I started HumanProofDesigns in August and it didn't really turn into the business I had hoped until much later.

Jan 14: $650

Feb: $500

March: $800

April: $900

May: $1,000 WOOOO

June: $$1,100 ish

July: $1000

August: $2,100

September: $2,500

Octoboer: $2,000

November: $2,700

December: $1,500

December had been pretty disappointing because it turns out people don't want to buy websites in December, so I finished the year happy with my progress, but worried that I had reached a plateau. I was also annoyed that I didn't hit my target of $3k a month.

Things were about to change...

January 15: $4,500

February 15: $3,500 (my lowest month in 2015 would have seemed amazing in 2014)

March: $6,500

April: $5,000

May: $5,500

June: $8,500

July: $10,000+

August: ???

Do you see what I mean when I say it accelerates quickly once things get going?

I do keep planning to write a long training post explaining some of the things that got me here and what made the difference to my business, and I have got it saved as a draft somewhere, but I feel like it needs to be so epic, I drag my feet about writing it!

So for now, I'll just sprinkle some inspiration your way :)

Thanks WA, good times.

Edit: Here's the follow-up post I talked about. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/domw/blog/the-story-of-how-networking-with-others-led-directly-to-my-success



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Very inspiring and a lot of good, helpful advice. Thank you for sharing!
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iscool78 Premium
So motivational Dom! Thanks for sharing!
All the best!
Israel.
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Fabdermis Premium
very inspiring. thanks for sharing and congrats on your milestone!
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Dom, I just read your blog post, what a great story, amazing, congratulations to you for working so hard and persevering! I appreciate you sharing your success.

All the best to you Dom, Roy.
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work4nobody Premium
This is such a great successfully story. I hope you make it to the 20,000 a month mark. Thanks for sharing.
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DomW Premium
I passed that mark a couple of times in 2016, but getting there consistently is the next step :)
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viyee Premium
Great news Dom. Wonderful and all the hard work paid off. Thank you for sharing. All the best!
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cosmicradio Premium
That's awesome, Dom-What an inspiration!
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joshua1999 Premium
Cheers For Sharing this Dom! Whenever i need inspiration ill be sure to come back and check this post!
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thevin96 Premium
Hello Dom,

How many posts does your website have currently?
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DomW Premium
I'm running a business with an audience and following. The number of posts is irrelevant at this point.
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Congratulations on your success Dom!
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What niche and what steps did you take to get this volume?
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DomW Premium
80% of the income came from humanproofdesigns so I'll say that niche. The steps I took were basically what is taught here, but also a lot of outreach. I basically taught people what I know, taught them how to do what they wanted to do, and gave them the option to hire me to do it for them. This is why outreach was important, because once other influencers started recommending me and giving me "airtime" on their sites, it was a lot easier for people to trust me.
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Jcross93 Premium
Great achievement, give us newbies something to aim for and get inspired by. Thanks for this.

All the Best J
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NathalieJG Premium
Great accomplishment!
I am very happy for you.
And, thank you for the inspirational story.
N.
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GrahamHod Premium
This is a great share thanks :)
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HoraceT Premium
This is great motivation for me. I'm in it to win it!
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AdrianPrince Premium
This is a real inspirational story and I can take some comfort from what you've been through.
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shermand2268 Premium
Thank you for the inspiration!
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ClarkTan Premium
This is truly inspiring! I was once blinded that success will come within just months but i came soon to realize that success in business comes in years!
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ChrisGooden Premium
A colleague of mine has made over $1m/yr for the last 2 years.

During his first 3 years he posted twice a day, 7 days a week, non-stop, without a single sale.

As they say, it takes a lot of time to become an overnight success.
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LindseySam Premium
Congratulations to you! Hoping that I can have the same success!
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Tasna Premium
Thanks so much for your inspiration. Your site looks great! ;)
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Incredible!

It's easy for me to get down on myself from a financial aspect because I'm lively from an engaging, physical interaction. Positive in nature, try to be there for others for advice. My finances don't reflect my life attitude. And you scratch your head, ONLY, if you keep it to head scratching.

I love that you were/are resilient brother. Most definitely I look up to those like you and admire your story.
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andreabobby Premium
"I guess a business is less like a sports car and more like a Rolls Royce. It might not accelerate quickly, but it cruises like a beast."

I like that!
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ChrisGooden Premium
It's actually more like an aircraft.
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sovani Premium
Great post!
True inspiration coming from hard work!
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mybiz4u Premium
Awesome and inspiring, Dom. Thanks so much for your sharing. Continued success.
Michelle
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Kyleprice20 Premium
This is incredible and great to read. The progress was amazing and motivating. Thank you for the post.:)
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ChrisGooden Premium
Have you read the follow up?
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AGISSELB Premium
Thank you so much for the inspirational post! I wish you continued success and I hope I can connect with you and we can pick each other's brains!

-Alex
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JeffSkingley Premium
Please write the training post Dom. I could really use it.
Congratulations on your success!
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WAwannab Premium
I agree, this is very motivating. I am anxiously awaiting for it to click for me. Thanks for the encouragement.
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ChrisGooden Premium
When the lightbulb goes on, it's fantastic. Sometimes it takes a while.
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RD40 Premium
Great story Dom! Motivates the heck out of me. I will never give up in this quest for success!
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derekmarshal Premium
Yes, I have read this post so many times to keep me focused on the daily grind and get on with the slog of building my site(s).
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DomW Premium
Hey everyone. What a response this post has had over the years. I've finally done my outreach post:
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derekmarshal Premium
That is actually a great Post Dom, outreach training and how, and where to find possible outreach partners would make great training.

I found a bunch from SimilarSites.com
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EmKS Premium
This is the kind of post I have been waiting for - can't wait till your training.

Thanks for sharing.
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Hani Premium
Hi Dom, you got to this from hard work and you deserve it! Well done. My question is......the money you made was from actually taking a different direction and selling ready made websites right? So it is not technically affiliate marketing (classical, like they teach here), right? I would just like to know if it's possible to get to these figures simply by affiliate marketing and writing content etc., or if I should also look to do something a little 'out of the box'? Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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DomW Premium
Plenty of people do well from affiliate marketing, but you can always use it as a stepping stone like I did.
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Hani Premium
OK Thanks mate!
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NRosales Premium
You are an inspiration and looking forward to the training, the only thing that will not move us forward is if we quit. Congratulations, so happy for you that everything is turning in the right direction.
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SteveCrozza Premium
You have shown that if we keep going it will happen. I am banking on that, still got a way to go. Thanx and continued good luck, why did I say that? there is no luck here, you worked hard for it! But you know what I mean.
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GordonsCabin Premium
Well done, sir!
I really feel bogged down by Burnout, it sucks. It comes and goes but when it shows up it hits hard.
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DomW Premium
You just have to work through it and it will be gone in no time.
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Wayne66 Premium
Congrats on making it to $10,000 in a month. That truly is amazing and seeing how your income has progressed is inspiring. I need to follow people like you so I'm pushing your "Follow" button right now.

Thanks you for showing us that it CAN be done.

Wayne
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wealthmagic Premium
This is one of the blogs worth sharing. It's so inspiring especially for the newbies.
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Lissa1 Premium
I love this post and the way it lays out the realities of this business. Nicely done!
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acelaya Premium
I would love an update in this blog!! This is the main post that WA members share to newbies
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DomW Premium
What kind of update?
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BradJ Premium
This is a great story
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JJ3030 Premium
This is inspiring, I really like the quotes of competence. My wife keeps reminding me how incompetent I am (LOL). Anyway I will keep it in mind.
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Crittercraft Premium
From what I've seen, first you have to put in the hard work without the rewards. Then you start earning a little bit, then you start earning a little and now you hit a trend where it simply starts growing up and up and up!
For most people the tricky part is getting past that first stage.
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onmyownterms Premium
This is a fantastic success story, thanks for sharing.
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SuccessUnltd Premium
Thanks for the input. It's good to see people explain the "REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS" for us.
So what is 3 years (a drop in the bucket of life)?

Larry
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CraigUKTV Premium
Nice wee story there Dom, I hope I can be as successful one day, it's definitely inspiring reading that.

Rgds,
Craig.
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SailinPeace Premium
I needed the inspiration. Thank you! And congratulations!
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nigelchua Premium
Wow, so it took you 3 years - super! Congrats!

Can I ask, how much time, effort etc that you put in weekly/monthly?
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DomW Premium
It was my main focus for the whole 3 years. Even if I had another job I still focused on this. Live it if you want it to be your life.
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janmar Premium
Thank you for sharing what can happen if we keep at it. It is very important to have this kind of information.
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littlemama Premium
This post is awesome for someone new here on WA! This is what I wanted to see!! I can't wait to read your post about the pieces that made your business click at certain points, and what and how it made you go from one level to the next!! Please finish it soon!! :) THANK YOU for your post!!!
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jofa Premium
Thanks a lot. This is what I need now. I am just more than two months in WA I still have along way to go. Thank you.
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NikkiLC Premium
This is definitely inspirational! Thanks for sharing :) Can't wait to reap the rewards of hard work...and you're right, three years is not long for financial freedom!
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Great post and sage advice for people like me just starting out
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Will1986 Premium
Hey Dom, great post I don't think 3 years is that long to start making good money in a business.

My brother owns a solar company and has been trying to turn a good profit for 6 years now, sure the company has a million in revenue or more a year but all that money goes away once you pay rent insurance and other expenses.

He is almost like a banker that gets a ton of money but none of it is his.

Anyway an online business is so much nicer because the expenses are so low when you compare the two.
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AngelBcn Premium
I have read this post several times already but I keep on coming back :) Very motivational!
I think I am in the phase between 'consciously incompetent' (40%) and 'consciously competent' right now (60%).
Heading to 100% unconsciously competent for 2017!
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Me4TheWin Premium
First, congratulations on sticking with it! It clearly didn't happen overnight, but you hung in there. Second, congrats on all your successes, personal and financial. It's got to feel great to have it all coming together! Finally, thank you for the much-needed encouragement. It's good to see some numbers for a change, too, to get an idea of what "longhaul" really means.

All the best to you,
Deedee
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XinZhang Premium
Wonderful encouragement for most of us who don't see instant results.

Thanks for sharing.

Sincerely,

Xin
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Msor-Ingunn Premium
thanks for a great post! just starting out it's great to see the posibilities!
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rosiefuture Premium
Hi DomW, So informative, thank you.

Are you building websites and selling them? Or are they affiliate sites?

And how many do you have?
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DomW Premium
Most of my income comes from selling sites, I have a handful of affiliate sites too though.
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Nazmi524 Premium
Thank you.
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albinchero Premium
Thanks for posting such a positive progress, I like it.
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Suegits Premium
Awesome read. Are you looking for a mentee?? :)
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Ahmad23 Premium
Success doesn't come over night, it surly requires a lot of determination and focus.

Beautiful story, keep up the great work!

Ahmad
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MaxDrljic Premium
Great article, very inspiring and helpful. Thank you very much for this information.
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bluerose811 Premium
Sure is inspiring! Thank you for sharing!!
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DavePage Premium
I've look through your Human Proofs site and it's fantastic A++++++
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James2018 Premium
Good information
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Angelo13 Premium
Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.
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Lchang015 Premium
Congrats! This will definitely motivate me to keep going!
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ecomtom Premium
Congrats on your success Dom, and thanks for the encouragement.
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Borneoman Premium
Awesome post!
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ClaudiaHB Premium
wow, awesome, thanks for the inspiration!
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AmberA Premium
awesome and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.
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bwesting Premium
$10,000 a month in 3 years? Id take that in an instant!!! Its realistic, more so than all these other online ventures claiming to make that in days etc etc id be delighted if after 6 months im consistently making £500/600 (im British) as it means I could go part time at work and focus more time and energy online.

So I think thats a brilliant feat you've achieved and it looks like your hard work and effort has paid off! Long may it continue for you!
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Amazing! Congratulations
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Ultimateless Premium
Thanks for this Dom, it just goes to show that lots of sweat and knowing that you know nothing until a lot later in the game pays off in the long run,,,,,and now you can get the Ferrari if you want! Although I prefer an Aston Martin Lagonda....LOL!
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Ali-M Premium
I enjoyed reading your success story Dom and now I know that it takes a long time but success is waiting for you at the end of the road, right? ;)

Wish you $100000 income monthly : )

Best,
Ali
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Jonaldinho Premium
Great analogy comparing your business to the sports car Dom. It's great to read such an honest account of your experiences, and in fact where some might read it and think that's a long time to see the rewards you've been seeing, I find it really encouraging.

I've been in business all my life (still am) and I have yet to see one in which startup costs have been recouped in less than three years, so to think that you can move into a profit in half that time or less using WA to achieve it is a powerful incentive.

I'd love to hear how things are going for you now, in June 2016, almost a year after your original post above. Hopefully that upward trajectory has continued for you.
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dvilla410 Premium
This the post I've been looking for! Real stats!
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twilkeson57 Premium
Thanks for the update. I just started 3 weeks ago(premium member) and love it. It's nice to see how you have done through out your three year journey. Great Job.

Do you mind if I ask you questions and concerns about my site in the near future?

Thanks,
Tim
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Brooklyn2008 Premium
That is pretty impressive. Thanks for sharing how things can slowly start turning in your favour!
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ThomasDK Premium
Thanks for sharing this info. Nothing like a good story. Hard work does pay off. :-)
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camandche Premium
WOW that's amazing Dom, thanks for sharing!
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Robrosailor Premium
Thanks for the refuel
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Very encouraging...hard work pays off. Thanks for sharing, I wish you continued success!
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RobKK Premium
THIS is very encouraging, and considering that I have 2 hours to decide if I want to step up to the Premium level, I needed it! Thank you.
And .. I'm presently unemployed, and I have no rent/mortgage payments (I inherited the house I have) .. I've managed to survive very well on a thousand a month for the past 15 years (up until losing my job 6 months ago), so I'm thinking all of this WA stuff is going to make me very happy in that regard.
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DomW Premium
I'm glad I could help, but I would definitely recommend taking on some work if you can. Taking the "I need to make money NOW" issue out of the equation makes it a lot easier.
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Levinsay Premium
So amazing records so good wow congratulationscongratulations to you..
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Kevinpierce Premium
I really just want you to be my guru. I have no problem working 3 years to make that a month, I'm just afraid of picking the wrong niche or something and wasting a lot of time.
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MINDwell Premium
the best niche is the one you are most interested in
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Kevinpierce Premium
What I am most interested in is politics but theres not much stuff I could sell related to that, my next pick would be making money online since that's everyones dream but I don't know enough about it to make a website on it. lol
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DomW Premium
The best niche is not necessarily the one you are most interested in, that's a myth. Your interests are the best place to START learning and to start looking for a niche, but really you have to find something that you COULD be come interested in and go from there.
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Kevinpierce Premium
Thanks that helps out a lot. I'm glad you have found success! I visited your website and I think it is very well done and I like the idea!
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Marcus1978 Premium
Yes, that's what I have been thinking recently too, Dom. Not every topic you could create a website about is a profitable niche.
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MohdAnwar Premium
Wow what a good record Boss............
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Marcus1978 Premium
I really needed to read this ringht now. Thank you.
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JJULIES Premium
Hi DomW! :) Wow, I LOVE what I have just read! It motivates me to continue working a little bit every day. I signed up 2 days ago so I am very green BUT I am determined to make a success of this business. I definitely will follow you to see the roller-coaster effect over the next couple of months. Well done! :)
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birdsflyhigh Premium
Thanks for the inspiration, bites of wisdom.
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thanks for sharing. truly inspiring.
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gjcableguy Premium
Way to go, now that is an inspiring blog. Your persistence has paid off as it does in every other area in life. Thank you for sharing your story. You have helped to inspire me as well in my affiliate endeavors.
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wanjigin Premium
Hard work pays off and it is great to learn from you. Thanks for sharing.
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ToniJ Premium
Very inspiring, thank you for sharing
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AriefWibowo Premium
You are my hero. 3 years are fast enough.
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mrssno Premium
this is one of the best blogs I've read on here - so smart and so prudent. I think you really outline what it takes and show how your kind of character works best. I think 3 years is amazing and you kept growing and working hard. Great work and keep writing to us :)
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RogerHumbke Premium
Great read. Your integrity comes thru and I will be reading all your blogs and doing your training. You have an easy going style that is attractive to me. Hope to see more of you around.
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Hi DomW,
Your article is an inspiration for me to continue this but i still need so reassurance.
I am a beginner member here. Everyone's story is the same so i don't want to bore you. Instead I just want a quick advice. Obviously i'm struggling financially and that is why I am here.
I have set up my website followed the procedure but haven't learned yet how to make the money.
All I wanna know is, is it worth investing in the premium membership? As i'm really tight on bills, I just bought a laptop, i've been borrowing my dad's to use this website. You can see where i am going with this.
Please help!
thank you!
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jaytech Premium
yes it is absolutely worth it, but it will take time to make money. That is reality, it takes time to build a real business. But you can do this and once you have it going it will just keep growing :)
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DomW Premium
I maxed out my credit card in November 2012 in order to pay for WA annual membership (I literally had like $350 left on it). I had a job at the time, so I knew I'd eventually pay it off, but I was only earning enough from that job to save about $200 per month, so things were tight.

Paying for annual membership was huge for me because I knew my entire business expenses and education was paid for for a whole year. It took away my fear that I was spending money I didn't have, and I knew that all I had to do was earn $400 in a year to be in profit.

I'm not saying you should pay for premium, or annual premium, if you can't afford it. I'm just saying that WA gives you the foundation you need, and you can leverage that if you want to. You can get started with a very low barrier of entry, and grow it into a life changing income.

The only real killer is doubt. You'll have to deal with your inner demons yourself of course, but if you have faith, it's worth tolerating some tight purse strings.
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JavierLopez Premium
Incredibly inspirational post! Really proves the power of sticking with the program for the long run. I can imagine a lot of people would have thrown in the towel after a few months and never touched a website biz again claiming it was all a scam and there was no money to be made... you know, the usual story.
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DomW Premium
The vast majority of people do just that
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JavierLopez Premium
I'm guessing the minute they actually have to roll their sleeves up and work a little! :)
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DomW Premium
Maybe for some of them yeah, they're looking for an easy option, but I think many people are very much willing to put the work in and understand it doesn't happen overnight, but once they see no positive movement after a few months they forget that and doubt/fear gets the better of them. People tend to assume that getting from 0 to 1,000 is a stable process, so when they have nothing to show for 3 months work, they think it's never going to work.
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JavierLopez Premium
Totally agree. The process takes as long as it takes. We need to give it the time it needs.
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LouiseH Premium
Thank you for sharing your path.
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2Al Premium
Congratulations! This post is a great incentive to be patient and persistent in achieving our goals. Thank you for sharing.
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rosymaven Premium
Inspirational! Good thing to know that one must not give up too quickly :)
- Rosy
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Uh huh. :) Duly inspired. Soooo proud of you. This is why I will stay with WA. The honesty about the grit before the glory.
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AngelBcn Premium
Congratulations Dom!
This is so encouraging!
Only hard work, patience and perseverance will lead us to financial freedom.
It won't be easy and will take more time than we would like to but isn't it all worth it at the end?
I think everyone's answer to this will be 'YES'!
Thank you so much for sharing. I bookmarked your post for those days when I doubt myself ;)
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Nazmi524 Premium
Thank you Dom for the uplift morale support. This is a blog every newbies like me need to read and get the motivation.
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MINDwell Premium
from rags to riches --- i feel a movie coming on :)
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indeed, this is the kind of proof I need to get going Thanks, DomW.
I like humor too. :D
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GiuliaB Premium
Thanks Dom, just what I needed :)
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cosmicradio Premium
Inspirational, Dom. Congratulations on making your dreams come true!
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mjdimarco Premium
Dom,
You have done very well indeed. Congratulations!
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Juliusrocks Premium
Hi Dom,

I love the fact that you can make money as long as you are a hard working guy or gal :-) There is no easy money but in the long run money just flow into your bank...Thank you and it motivates me to continue my journey here at WA.

Be bless,
Julius
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2Al Premium
This is a very motivating post. We need patience and determination to succeed.
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PaulBoudreau Premium
Thanks Dom for this encouraging blog ... I know that this will take a while and your story is the proof of it ... thank you for the inspiration ... old story of Rome not being built in a day ...
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jastewart Premium
Very motivating - I think I'll print this off and put it above my desk!
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bluzy1 Premium
Great idea!
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What a great breakthrough. Very motivating! And I read several of your articles on your HPD - it's really great, too!

May I ask - about your sales - what are your approximate/average transaction size and volume in sales? Meaning, is it many small sales or fewer bigger sales or how?
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DomW Premium
A mixture.
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Fashion17 Premium
See this is fantastic, and exactly what people want and need to see. This is a huge sell, and it's beyond me why anyone doesn't share this to help others see future success. Thanks for sharing, I'm bookmarking this.
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CStipe Premium
This is inspiring info to see for those of us that are newer. It does take time and dedication but well worth the hard work in the end. :)
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DomW Premium
Yep definitely, it's like going to the gym
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CStipe Premium
Yep that is true.
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CathyZheng Premium
wooo hoo! I read your post just now! Wonderful job! Congrats! and I will also stick to my site!
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DomW Premium
Jia you
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CathyZheng Premium
xiexie!
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VivianneB Premium
That is awesome! Thank you for sharing. Do you have a niche or did you create that income by sharing Wealthy Affiliate?
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DomW Premium
WA was only about 10% of the income.
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ONettle Premium
Wow thanks for sharing this! it's so inspiring!
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jaytech Premium
It's posts like this that keep me going, you are an inspiration my friend :)
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TanyaMM Premium
Amazing! Thanks for sharing!
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Surfdude123 Premium
Now thats awesome!
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Mstlynn Premium
Thanks for sharing it definitely gives me inspiration
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jp83 Premium
Thanks for sharing! More motivation to keep going.
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hmrice Premium
Congratulations and thank you for sharing. That is awesome and inspiring to hear.
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IbaNiang Premium
Amazing! I can only imagine how good it will feel if the first income starts coming in from my website.
You have achieved something great so keep going on, wish you all the best luck!
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PMishra Premium
Nice
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Jrowlands Premium
Congratulations! This is a great post, thanks for sharing.
James
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mattmike7 Premium
Great article. Shows it takes determination, thanks, Deanna
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Takatomo Premium
This is a very nice article.
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Codylifehack Premium
High five Dom.
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Mollie1 Premium
Hi Dom, how inspiring to read this post and to see hard graft rewarded. All new to me at the moment but I learn a little more everyday and love reading the blogs....such a great community filled with support, expertise and passion.
cheers
Tina
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MatteoMeli Premium
This is amazing Dom, Really is, There are not many people like you, What an inspiration, Congrats mate! :)
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Amazing! This is so inspirational!
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nickcunn Premium
wow man, great inspiration.
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Evelysh Premium
Congrats! Great read! I'm feeling a little stuck and I only been with WA for like 2 weeks :P I'm hoping to get back at it though!
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2Al Premium
Congrats! It just goes to show that staying on course produces results.
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fourducks Premium
Hi. Congrats! interested to see the training when you write it :) how many websites do you run now?
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StubearBlack Premium
just read this again. amazing. noobie doobie. flukey wukey. priceless! :) :)
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Another thanks from another newbie here, it's good to finally come across some actual figures. I speak for many when I say we are not trying to be rude but do like so see and hear success stories with actual figures, so we can see what can be actual reality. I also understand it will take time and frustration like you mentioned so again thanks fro your honest testimonial. Cheers!
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mrwalt01 Premium
The progression of your income is awesome and shows the long term growth that should be achieved if a person is actively building their business month after month. A lot of people do not understand that long term consistent growth takes time. This is an excellent example of how a profitable online business model works.
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Spectacular1 Premium
You really are on your way! Thank you for the encouragement! Health, Wealth, Love, Happiness, Bunny
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CostaAntonio Premium
Good Job man !!!!!! Keep walking... Bravo!
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ITBraveHeart Premium
Hi Dom, well done on your success! i have been reading about other 'successful affiliate marketers that end up moving to big offices and then after a few years come back to basics and are earning more than they did in the heydey. Is it just you on your own that is generating this amount of income? I hope its not too personal a question, I'm just trying to gauge if it is possible for one man?
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DomW Premium
Well I'm the "boss" as such, but I have a team to help me fulfil orders. Most of my income comes from HPD, which is a service business, so I have 3 other managers under me who manage writers, build sites, assign work to assistants etc. When I first started it was just me, but as demand for services increased, I had to bring on outside help.
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CamGrah86 Premium
Hey DomW, this is an amazing story. This is an amazing thread.

Keep the dream alive! I can't wait to get to where you are at. The funny thing is affiliate marketing doesn't seem like work. It is a lot of fun writing blogs and working on site design etc.. :D
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BonnieLee Premium
I enjoyed this article Thank you for it. I am new to WA and feeling a bit over whelmed by the all the information. Crossing my fingers I head in the correct direction.
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TanjaRita Premium
I remember being where you are Bonnie! I have been here for 10 months now and some days I still get overwhelmed.

The best advice I got when I first started was to follow the training and bookmark blog posts and member training that you think might be useful later on and come back to it. Try not to get overwhelmed by all of the posts. You can also shut your email notifications off and just use the activity dashboard if you find it is getting too much.
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ChrisGooden Premium
As said by @TanjaRita - overwhelm is to be expected from time to time.

Walking away is mega helpful. Sit down. Put your feet up. Have a coffee. All of a sudden it's not half as bad as you thought.
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msh2501 Premium
I remember I voted for you. I should read this post every day to get inspired. Congratulations, you deserve it.
Martha
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Sky1922 Premium
Hey Dom,
Great stuff. Since I am also Anal
2012 - 4570
2013- 16660
2014 - 43500 +
2015 - at rate of growth - 325K am I close
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DomW Premium
I think I did about $112k for 2015 so the rate of growth slowed down (still great though). Aiming for $250k in 2016.
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elovien Premium
Thank you for this post. I am already set and determined that i WILL make this work, no matter how much time it takes.. but some inspiration along the way helps me get even more fired up and for giving me this inspiration today you have my gratitude. I wish you the best of luck and i hope your revenues continue to climb. Its true money cannot buy happines, but it can help you along your way and it can give you the freedom to enjoy life :)
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WhizO Premium
WoW! That was so inspiring! Thank you!
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Hi DomW! Congrats on your success, staying the course and sharing it with the community. It gives me a more realistic ideal of what to expect and what it's going to take to achieve success! I joined WA on Sunday, Jan. 17th; and just moments before reading your blog, I chose my niche. I'm ashamed to say how long it actually took me to streamline it but it was substantially longer than 15 minutes. Again, congrats & thank you for sharing your story :-)!!!
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mskauai Premium
Thanks for sharing; it fuels the fire under my b---

Aloha,
Holly
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kirby34 Premium
i love this article it is so inspirational. We all get frustrated putting so much work into something to take months and months to even make $1. But this shows that WA does work and if you stay consistent with it you can earn very well out of it.
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Dan2016 Premium
Very inspiring. Keep up the great work, DomW
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