How Long Before I Make Money?
I've seen and heard this question and some great answers by Wealthy Affiliate members so often that I thought I had better write a few things down because there are times when we all need reminders or explanation. Yes, there are plenty of comments and posts out there attempting to answer this question yet, people are still asking. Don't worry if you're one of them, there's no such thing as a bad question, keep rephrasing if you don't follow the answer and ask until you get it. Or, study a few successful people and see how they achieved their success. Did it take them a while?
Hands up if you've seen any ads that tell you how you will be earning 5K + in your first week. I've seen a few and while some of them are absolutely scams they are not all yet, how can they make such claims?
Success is a cumulative thing that rarely happens without often intense and calculated input from the success seeker.
Showing The Way
Members of Wealthy Affiliate (WA) have the edge over many people because there is a very simple and actionable process that can be used and eventually, so long as you don't quit, it will lead to success. The time it takes depends . . .
- How much time you have available to put in
- The niche you choose. Some are more competitive than others and establishing your credibility might take longer
- Whether or not you are following a credible system or skipping steps along the way
The training system at WA and the courses offered by members are fully considered before they are published and are based on actual success models. In other words, they work if they are followed.
You might be lucky and make a sale from your very first website post although statistically, the chances of that are low. It might take a month, six months or longer but know this:
The roads to Success and Failure are not dramatically different and the difference between the two is really not that much of a difference.
"People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy." (Tony Robbins)
Checking your website stats every five-minutes is not going to bring success (or visitors). Creating valuable content will contribute to that.
Looking at how many people clicked through to your affiliate links won't bring in sales or more click throughs. Offering your visitors a good reason to follow your links will. I saw a post not so long ago that had Amazon ads offering products that were in no way associated with the post. Why would I want to click on one of those? Relevance and value is so important.
In his post, "SEO is Dead", Mike Beatty, one of our Wealthy Affiliate family members asked, "What is the most important trait to success"? I'm not going to list mine in this post but I am fully aware of my own, several important traits and have hinted at a couple above.
The question is, and there is no need to share; are you aware of yours? If not, there is a beautiful community of people here at Wealthy Affiliate who want to help so, rather than asking when will I be successful. Why not rephrase the question and ask, what do I need to do to be successful? Or, revisit the training because many of the answers are out there if not obviously set in your mind yet.
There are Positive, Dynamic Solutions to every challenge, it's just a case of tracking them down and taking passionate action.
Passionate Action Changes Things - P.A.C.T.
Here's to Your Success