What's The Real Secret To Speeding Up Making Money Online?

Last Update: October 20, 2016

Okay so you've joined WA and you're excited about this whole online business thing. That's great! You should be.

Maybe you've whipped through the training or plan to do so later. But you have a nagging feeling that some of the successful WA members are holding out. You believe there is some secret sauce that isn't covered in the training which has led to our success.

You think there is probably some way to speed all this up that we're not revealing. Well I guess we can no longer deny it. Are you ready for me to reveal it?

The Secret Revealed!

I'm sorry to play with ya'll like that. But this picture pretty much sums up the conversations some of the successful members have privately. And we're not laughing at ya'll.

It's just funny because people really believe that somehow we're not following the training laid out here. The reality is we are. You know what's really setting us apart from everyone else.

1. We're not willing to give up!

2. We're not afraid to fail.

3. We have all experienced failure and will continue to do so.

4. We're patient enough to see the process through until we do succeed.

5. We use all the resources here at WA to get help.

6. We follow and apply the training.

So that's really the secret to success with this business. You can keep asking different members hoping that there is going to be some magical technique or button. But all of the successful guys and gals I know are pretty much applying what is taught here.

WARNING

Be wary of the false WA prophets that slip into this community. Too often I've heard stories of members that have joined WA to peddle their crappy shinny new objects. It's easy to spot these folks because they're always claiming they have some secret technique that will speed up things with little work. They make outrageous claims about the results. But they're always allusive about this magical system.

Don't let your lack of patience or desperation misguide you. I know a lot of us like to think the internet is about speed and convenience. But when it comes to building a successful online business there are no short cuts. It's a slow grind. But if you follow the training, ask questions and stay patient, you'll eventually experience success.

So do me and some of the other more successful members a favor, stop asking for our secrets. We don't have any. We're just applying what is being taught here.

If you need help navigating that, we're here for ya.

I'd like to end this by apologizing to anyone that was offended or disappointed by this post. Those of you who have read my other posts are aware I'm notorious for keeping it real. I want you guys to succeed. And sometimes that requires a little tough love.

So let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Any comments or questions about what my secret will be ignored. lol

Thanks for reading,

Eddy with a y

P.S. Feel free to share this article when people ask this question. Because Lord knows this question comes up way too often. You're welcome. lol

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stay focused Premium
Good morning Eddy,
Hoping all is well.
I'm re-reading this post again because it hits home!
You're Right! THERE IS NO SECRET TO MAKING MONEY
ON LINE. ONLY HARD WORK WITH CONSISTENCEY! Too many people think by pushing a Button Money will pour out...
And You Know The Rest Of The Story.
James
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm happy to hear you're reading it again. We all need to be reminded of things from time to time.
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stay focused Premium
A wake up call to some, my friend.
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EddySalomon Premium
indeed
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Kaiker Premium
A lot of people, including me has always been searching for all kinds of getting rich scheme to shortcut and earn fast money.

Why?

Because we tend to focus only on things which are urgent (get rich fast) and not analyzing if it is really important, yet forgotten the importance of the things which needs planning, preparation, how to brings values and building relationship with others.

Ultimately it only boils down to doing the "first thing first" and do it over and over again.

"The key is not to prioritize whats on your schedule but to schedule your prioritize"

-Stephen R Covey
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I know it's just like with anything else. Studying for a test, learning a new program, or honing your skills in a craft, which takes lots of practice, patience, trouble shooting and time to master. This is no different while WA supplies the tools and tips of the trade, but we must apply ourselves.

In my craft as an artist beginners always want to think there's some magic brush that can paint a complete canvas for them and think that professional artist were just bestowed a gift of being able to produce amazing paintings, we get asked that constantly, and the answers always, nope there's no secret formula, it takes hard work and dedication.

A horse can be led to the water but they must drink, very well said man, a real eye opener for beginners and reminder for those who are already in the water.
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EddySalomon Premium
Indeed Glenn. It's the same here with this business. I'm glad this resonated with you.
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Jeromewealth Premium
Thanks for your advice and encouragement Eddy. Giving up is not an option for me. I've
been in WA a little over a month and most of the time I can't figure which end is up. I'm looking forward to the day when I will be enjoying success. I hope you won't mind me reaching out to you for help from time to time.
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ShirleyAnne Premium
I like this article very much and with just the first 9 lessons I have started my first website! And I did it just with the training provided. Good to know I can go as far as I want by just following the training And Applying it one step at a time! Thanks for letting me know that the process won't change.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Shirley.
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nevrob Premium
Eddy thanks for the positive vibes coming from you.You see i am so poor on the computer that i have not even finished my site as yet and that is after 8 months in ,so you see my plight and every one is telling me its not going to work.When i get discouraged ,i go for a walk or pray .Thanks to living in WPB Florida where its always warm and the beach is near.
I will keep following you and i will press on .Success to you always.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Neville. I want you to read the following when you get a chance:
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CraigW315 Premium
Great post. Thanks for sharing this.
I'm sure that you could also add "we've all experienced doubt at some point." I can't imagine that you haven't. I personally am at that point now. I KNOW that success is possible and that I can get there with enough time and effort, but after a couple of months here and not having any traffic to my site, let alone profit, it's hard to stay positive at times.

I'm not going to give up because frankly, this is pretty much my last shot at making something of myself, but boy, there are days...
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GiuliaB Premium
Yep, admittedly to read those speedy success stories can be counteracting Eddy. Personally I never thought there might be a secret formula, but questioned what I was doing wrong, and made me feel I should pull my weights more. Which is true, don't get me wrong - I believe there's always room for more productivity. But you are right, beware of the fast earners - it can happen, but it's not the norm.

Giulia with a G
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EddySalomon Premium
Indeed.
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PamelaStanf1 Premium
Eddy, thanks for this article. Since I am processing through to see if this is the best platform for me and seeing so many positives that fall in line with my personal mission; I do however, have a concern. There is a lady on your post that states she has put for a number of questions and feels she is getting automated answers and not that personal touch so widely advertised on WA and one of the main reasons I am considering WA. Could you please respond with a personal touch to this post for me? Thanks much.
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EddySalomon Premium
Pamela,

You're very welcome. Yes there are some messages that are automated. But as you can see not all of them are. If there is a specific question most members will come in and answer. If it's a question that is asked often, they may use an automated message that addresses the question. It all varies on the situation. But this is a community of real people that are here to help not robots.

I've even written an article on how to get the most out of it here:
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Defiant6 Premium
Eddy, you could've said "Here is the secret that all the successful WA members follow to make lots of money and I promise you I will not say that there's no secret. Are you ready for this? The secret is that they follow and apply the training at WA! There you have it folks! Now you know the wonderful secret of all the successful WA members. Now that you know this amazing secret, you can go and follow the training as well as apply it and in time you too will be successful!" :P
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EddySalomon Premium
I liked how I expressed it better. lol
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MoneyMagnet3 Premium
You're right. I think he was completely rude in his delivery. As a matter of fact, I'm going to unfollow him.
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MoneyMagnet3 Premium
I don't.
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JoyNelson Premium
Hey Eddy,

I appreciate your candid approach to this important topic. I am only 2 months in and have been working this whole time to decide what I TRULY want to focus on and how I want to manifest/brand my business.

I take my work very seriously, yet I am also a passionate person who easily gets excited about learning new things.I may be a little obsessive as well. Everyone keeps asking me how I have such a good ranking after being here such a short time.

The reality of the situation is I have no clue. Lol. I mean, I understand the system but I only paid attention to it once my ranking started going up. I didn't change anything, just kept blogging every day, interacting with others, asking questions when they come up and participate on live chat.

I have had so many people ask me what the key is. There is no key. Just like what you are saying in your post. You just apply yourself, do your best to maintain a positive attitude and patiently work your way through the 20% of the tasks that give you 80% of your results...

I love that you wrote this post and will definitely refer members who ask a question like: "How do I make money on this site fast?"

Thank you for your time and energy!

Joy
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EddySalomon Premium
Well said Joy! I totally agree with you!
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NWTDennis Premium
Well said Eddy ... the search for the secret sauce is probably what keeps the SOS disease propagating through out the community.

I suspect the reason Kyle does not talk about the reality of affiliate marketing success very much in the training has something to do with retention. He's trying to get new members past the feeling of being "overwhelmed".

Once members get past being overwhelmed they are in a better frame of mind to internalize the reality of success that you have shared above.

Thank you for sharing.
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EddySalomon Premium
Good points Dennis.
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JeffL61 Premium
In the immortal words of the late Howard Cosell: "Keep on telling it like it is" Eddy! You speak the exact facts! Any people offended by what you said are probably the individuals here who are the "prophets" with the "shiny new objects". They look at themselves as the latest, greatest "gurus" who have cracked the code on how you quickly can earn money with a technique that they have created.

The honest hard workers here at WA will see these individuals for who they are. Eventually being ignored by the masses it is why they're upset that, hopefully, no one bought into their junk.

This article should be required reading for all members here at WA who joined within the last year or so and are still active in the community.

Indeed as I've heard you often tell me personally it is a slow grind that requires effort, accountability for one's self, keeping on track and a whole lot of sweat toiling away to build a successful online business.

There are no shortcuts throughout this entire process!

Thank you Eddy for spreading the gospel truth to the masses here at WA!

Jeff
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Jeff. You and I have had many conversations about this business. And I'm so proud of what you've achieved thus far. You can attest to the advice I've laid out here because you're a testament to it. So thanks for chiming in.
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SowAndReap Premium
I never asked you about speeding up the process, I just asked you to look at my site and boy did you give it to me, it was like back to the drawing board, Lol. Anyhow Eddy, it's nice to see another great sensible post that I will gladly share. Thanks for all you help and support. :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Lol. You make me sound like a hard ass Evelyn. Any feedback I provide is out of love. So hopefully you saw it that way. Lol
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SowAndReap Premium
Well you were brutally honest, anyone who wants good advice needs to be told the truth, otherwise it's a waste of time. :) My feelings were not hurt, I just wanted to fix what I needed to fix, no harm, no foul.
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EddySalomon Premium
True Evelyn
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Triblu Premium
Ooooh wow Eddy, soooo glad you wrote this.

Reading this post should be a requirement for all new members who arrive at WA.

Would save the wrong ones from signing up ... and help keep the smart ones focusing on the training and NOT breezing through it but actually FOLLOWING the instructions.

Imagine that ... having to follow instructions just so I can succeed. Nzzzz ... really? ;-))
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EddySalomon Premium
LMAO Trish. I like your style and I totally agree with you about this being a requirement. Maybe Kyle and Carson will share this one as well. They share some of my other articles with newbies. Thanks for chiming in.
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magistudios Premium
I think many people end up being victims of fancy pants sales pages from past products they have purchased which promised things such as:

* cash cows
* automated ATM's
* automated ATM cash cow machines
* private beaches
* fast cars, houses, boats etc.

So, when they land here at WA, I think they subconsciously think this minutia of false claims are going to happen.

Thanks Eddy for helping me setting the record straight!

P.S. Attached images for visual stimulation and proof that there is some 'cray cray' products out there.

One is from a popular product and the other is me and Eddy in WA Vegas.. ;)

Jay
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EddySalomon Premium
That's a very valid point Jay! It's almost like some people can't shake off the stank of the other crap they've heard online.

Damn they got a good picture of us Jay! LMAO.

But I prefer the other one here: instead.

See you in a few months.
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BushiAntz Premium
One thing I have noticed with most of the successful guys here is that the majority of them with the exception of Colton ( the only person who is successful but doesn't fall into this category) is that they all joined Wealthy Affiliate BEFORE 2014.

Proving that it will take awhile before you can create a full-time business. I mean even 2014 was awhile back now.
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EddySalomon Premium
Yeah any business takes a time to build and grow. But it doesn't imply if you joined after 2014 there aren't successful people because there are. It's really just about applying the principles, being consistent and being patient.
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BushiAntz Premium
Yeah, I understand that. In fact, I noticed a lot of successful people that joined along with me last year. It's just something I have noticed among the successful people you hear about when you first join WA.

I am not at the full-time income but I have seen quite a bit of success myself from just being here 16 months.
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EddySalomon Premium
Exactly Anthony. I just wanted to make that clear just in case some people think that somehow they joined the party late. lol
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Anastazija Premium
It is nerve-racking to wait for the success and put so much hard work without getting anything back but I just took the truth as it is and just kept working. Not from the very beginning, though, I expected to make my first money faster but I will repeat the same sentence as many people said: hard and consistent work pays off!

Today, less than for 4 months from when my website is live, I made my first sale! Commission from this one product is less than $1 but I made the stepping point.

Thanks for a down to earth and honest post!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Jolita. And the thing about success is that is it's like a snowball rolling down the hill. It takes time for it to build up momentum and get bigger. But too often people give up too quickly before seeing that. I'm glad you didn't. I applaud you for celebrating the smallest wins because that's how it starts. Keep it up.
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Profithog Premium
The only thing I ever wonder about is why some people are so much better at writing and making cool looking sites than I am. THAT isn't really in the training. IF it is I ain't found it. But getting the posts and pages to rank is really where it's at and that is done by following the training and grinding out the content.
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EddySalomon Premium
Writing is like any other skill. The more you work at it the better you get. Read my article about writing: and you can learn how to get better at it. Making a site look pretty is a simple matter of picking the right themes and tools. I recently reviewed the ones I used on my blog here moreblogging.com. So check them out.
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Funkydunc208 Premium
Hey Eddy (with a y),
I always love your pragmatic approach to this IM thing! You have always told it like it is and it is a shame that the message doesn't sink in with people.

Any business will take time to develop. My window washing business, which isn't bricks and mortar, but relies more and more on internet marketing, is a case in point. I have a funky new website, thanks to WA, I market it on a number of service platforms here is Australia, and I have to hit the pavement and knock on doors.

There is no magic solution to it; just work, work and more work. Talking to people, networking and then actually washing some windows, allows the business to grow organically.

Message to anyone: If you are offended by Eddy's straight talking approach, then as the saying goes - If it is too hot in the kitchen,....

Thank you so much for you post today, Eddy. Another reason why this place is so amazing.

Have a great weekend,

Duncan
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks for the kind words Duncan and the reaffirmation. Clearly you get this and why you'll experience success if you haven't already.
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vanbot Premium
I totally loved your post, Eddy, keeping it real and telling the truth is what we all need from time to time.

A little reminder and cuff around the ear for being lazy, not doing the training and being distracted by these shiny objects held out by scammers, something I was guilty of till I met good people like yourself, who tell the truth. Thanks, Eddy:-))Steph
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Steph. I'm glad you were able to see the light.
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Jpowell1278 Premium
Hey great to see you on here. I think I signed up under one of you advertising posts. It's been about 7 months ago, but I remember your picture and your honesty. Which is why I decided to join. Great post by the way. Success only comes from hard work, and takes a while to get there. Thank you for sharing.
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Jeremy. It's great to hear from ya.
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Jpowell1278 Premium
I looked for ya for a while, never could find ya. I figured you'd pop up sooner or later. Have a great weekend.
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EddySalomon Premium
I am always here and a private message away. Or just search for my name. Lol
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Jpowell1278 Premium
Ya I couldn't remember your name, but I did recognize your pic. Lol
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RayAleksandr Premium
So what really is your secret Eddy? Lol

Thanks for the great advice, I was very risk-averse and afraid of failures until I joined WA. I've learned that a failure is totally normal, just another step towards success. And successful people like yourself still use all the resources & help from others available here to move forward. It's good for me to be reminded of that. Thanks for the great post!

Ray
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EddySalomon Premium
You got jokes Ray? Lol. Failure is a necessary ingredient to success. So it's something we all have to be comfortable with because it does bring you closer. So I'm glad you learned that.
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NWTDennis Premium
Failure is a necessary ingredient to success. That's a profound statement Eddy, so I Googled it. A to Z Quotes attributes this quote to a guy named Bran Ferren.

... an American technologist, artist, architectural designer, vehicle designer, engineer, lighting and sound designer, visual effects artist, scientist, lecturer, photographer, entrepreneur, and inventor. Ferren is the former President of Research and Development of Walt Disney.

You keep good company Eddy.
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