One of the most common questions I hear from aspiring entrepreneurs is...

"How long does it take you to earn money?"

OR

"How long did it take you to go full time online?"

Personally, it took me around 3 months to make my first income online...and close to a year actually before I really had a handle on what I was doing and 2 years before I completely was running a self sufficient business.

2 years, a long time right?

WRONG. COMPLETELY WRONG.

If you are working a job, how long have you been working that job. Say you have been working at your place of employment for 10 years and you are earning $60,000 per.

It has taken you a full 10 years to get to $60K per year. And maybe if you work another 10 you will get up to $70K...or even $80K.

Big deal.

That is 10 years.

What if you took a year, invested it to yourself and your business online. What could you accomplish?

A LOT.

What if you decide to spend 4 years at this instead of going to school for 4 years to get an education that will likely be useless when you come out of University? Imagine what you could accomplish in 4 years working for yourself.

EVEN MORE!

So the next time you go to ask someone how long it took you to earn what you earn, think of your current situation and think about how long it has taken you to get into your position you are in now.

If you are 40 and you make $40K per year. You have spent 20 years (post high school) of your life working to reach a salary of $40K.

Why not take some time to yourself and see what you can accomplish. A lot can happen in 6 months...a year...2 years...5 years...online. You just need to do it!

I just wanted to mention before I leave you today that if I gave up in my first few months online, I would not be where I am at today.

I have been full time online for the last 15 years, working from wherever in the world I like, truly enjoying the freedoms and the lifestyle of the Internet.

A month, even a year is a blip in time to invest into yourself and your business. If you put forth the effort, the sky is truly the limit and you not only have the education and the tools here at WA to take you to any level you want online, you have an incredible amount of expertise to "lean on" every step of the way.

I would love to hear your feedback on this topic and if you have any comments, questions, or stories to share, please leave them below.

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JoshuaIdassi Premium
Yeah, you are truly right Kyle. What I have experienced during my tenure with the University system is that much of what we did was to give service to our targeted audiences without putting our economic advance first. As time wanes in life we find that it is imperative to have an economic incentive to keep moving forward because we all have needs that MUST be taken care of. I am ready to change the chapter of my life by getting down to the drawing table with your WA team Kyle.
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I think that some people (including me) expect to earn "big bucks" straight away but clearly that isn't going to happen. it takes time and maybe even an adjustment in our own expectations.
It will happen if we stay focussed and keep to the disciplines set out for us.
Keep going everybody!
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SildeMarins Premium
I’m not worried about making money yet
I’m worried about starting with thus website I don’t kbow all the site terminoligy and SEO meaning abdcterminoligy wgat it dies and how to do it
I need to talk to someone
I find very dificult to follow things by email and discussing Over the internet it takes days to get people results I waisted hours writing a post to finally Loose everything because u didn’t know how to save it i didn’t know where to get pictures to put in the internet
I need a phone number to to call when I am working to get basics things straight so I can continue
Or else I’m quiting
It’s bem a whole week and 30 hours of waisted efforts I need :
Help with the vocabulary and all the comands fior each program and a systematic em way and lined up videos that actually answers my direct questions not that is how I can learn
I have my niche
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I can’t follow your course
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Directions very confusing I get side trucked I’m all over the place trying to figure out the system and knows hows Please some one give a call to tell me exactly what to do live voice
I can’t learn on my own not here !
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I have have To quit
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toddbeltz Premium
Do you realize how negative you sound? Everything is I can’t do this, can’t do that, too difficult, waste of time etc. The training is very simple and walks you through everything step by step. And the best part? You can actually go back and watch the video over and over again and take your time to absorb all of this. If you’re stuck on something, Google is a wonderful resource. So much you can learn from there. Just takes a can-do attitude and a willingness to get it done. Talking over the phone won’t necesserly help but I guess each person has a different way of learning. If you’re willing to throw in the towel so easily then why did you bother to start in the first place? Nothing in life that is worth the effort comes easy. All of us struggle with things from time to time but you have a wonderful resource available here 24/7 and all of us are there to help. Why quit so easily? You’ve come this far, don’t give up so fast.
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cld111 Premium
You sound very overwhelmed. You're not going to get far if you get so easily frazzled. Just take it step by step. Go back to the beginning and start again if necessary. (I do every time I want to start a new site. I don't remember everything every time.)

The person who signed you up is JohnMks. You can try to contact him to see if he can help.

One thing I know about John is that he's big on mindset. I am too, and i believe you get what you think about. If you think this is hard, it will be. (But it's not. Just slow down and try again.)

- Christina
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JosephWA Premium
Thats a great perspective. Looking at it that way, I spent 8 years just to make 30k, and am currently a full time student for a bachelors after those 8 years. It certainly does seem like a huge time waster. I'm going to give this affiliate marketing at WA a shot for a year. And I have a feeling it will be great.
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Johnbuskey Premium
Thanks Kyle for the advise. I certainly know where you are coming from with this, I am 41 years old I have spent the last 18 years driving tractor trailer yeah i was making 70,000 a year til I decided to buy my own truck. My income increased to to 135,000 but at what cost. I would only see my family 4 days a month sometimes when it was rough it was 4 days every 2 months.
I sit back and look at where i am today. I cant drive due to my declining health, so I was sitting here wondering what the hell to do then I came across WA. I talked to my wife and said you know I might not make anything for about 3-6 months she said to me. what do you have to lose but your time? With that said I have a lot to gain from making money online, all the friends I can make on here,and with all the support from everyone here. I know I can make it.
Sure there are days I cant even get out of bed. However I do not have a boss calling me saying you need to use a personal day or be let go. I just have my wife grab the lap top and I lay in bed watching videos and apply what I have learned. So I believe wholeheartedly that I can make this work not just for me but for my family too. thanks John
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Eu tenho o desejo de cooperar e estar pronto para andar com você. Embora eu não entenda a língua Mas estou pronto para aprender a chegar ao topo Só agora estou em apuros, preciso de dinheiro para pagar várias dívidas Pronto para receber a palavra e se curvar para receber o bom conselho
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toddbeltz Premium
Thanks, Kyle. Really good post. I never went to college, instead opting to serve my country for 12 years with the Navy. Got out and had a few dead-end jobs with various companies for about 5 years until I started my own photography business 10 years ago. It wasn't easy at all. The first year I didn't even clear $30k as a commercial photographer. It took me all the way until year nine before I cleared $100k and by year ten, I made just over $150k. Not bad I thought since I was running my own business single-handedly. It took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to get to that point, a major milestone in my business.

That was two years of low six-figures but the year following I barely cleared $90k. Very slow year for me. In our industry though, it goes up and down and seeing as I wasn't really investing that much back into my own marketing and business, I decided that I needed to find something else for my future. Something that I could run online that can generate a passive income for years to come. I have always loved the idea of traveling the world and being able to work or live anywhere I wanted, something my photography business couldn't provide.

So here I am, investing my time with WA and looking at what I could possibly create, something that I'm proud of. Will it take me another ten years to generate the same kind of money? I certainly hope not. I hope and need, to make that or way more in half of that time. I'm sure it's possible. I've seen some do it in a matter of weeks or months. A lot of hard work and dedication is needed on my part. Thankful though that I have the support of many here on a platform that encourages success and helps those that need a little push along the way.
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newventures Premium
Mike's wife, Tennille responding now. I have many college degrees and finally make a good wage after teaching for about fifteen years. It took about that long to pay off student loans as well. I have always wanted to write and publish, but writing a novel could take years, and I prefer poetry, really. I'd much rather write short pieces, and I hope with time, this affilate marketing can be the writing that makes us $. Poetry does not pay, lol.
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newventures Premium
I enjoyed the perspective of this post. 20 plus years ago I started my first post-college jobs making between $7-$10 an hour. That was AFTER 4 years of college and 13 years of primary/secondary schooling. And now, after another 20 years of hard work, my
family earns a decent income that is higher than the median household income for our state, and we are very blessed. But sure, there is always that "what about this?" factor. What about being able to donate to more of the causes I care about? What about being able to travel more? Etc etc etc

So yeah...

I resonate with this article, and am excited to see if I can make this work for my family and me.
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Scotso11 Premium
Thank you Kyle,
That question has come across both my mind and that of my wife’s as well. It is actually pretty amazing when you think of it from your perspective. I have never really thought of it quite that way before, and now that you have made me realize how long I have been working this same job day in and day out, for all these years and really have nothing to show for it except just getting by, you have set a new fire in my belly to give it all I have to make this work and be in a place and financial situation that I should be in.
Every time I start to feel any doubt in my mind about my success in affiliate marketing, I am going to remember this article and use it as a tool to get me back on track!

Thanks again Kyle, you have reminded me why I am doing this and why I will continue until I reach my ultimate goal!
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SBukasa2 Premium
For me it depend with what you are doing ,Like me it has taken 20 years me to be live a decent life. some one can like school thinking that he will work after school and earn his life.others,is not easy to wait for so long. The can not manage. they chose ther way of earning morney. What i try to say is that, waiting for a good time in life is good. It is said, learn before you earn.no matter how long it will take. Thank you.
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MikeC69 Premium
I have been doing what I do for 30 years, and started at 18. I have owned my own business for the last 10. At 48 I am blessed to say that I come in a little over 6 figures gross income. Not to brag ,but to tell you it took 32 years of chasing the carrot to decide that I have to travel and miss my family in order to accomplish something I have to force myself to get out of bed every day to do! I can't complain about income. But I would love to do better financially and at something I enjoy. So here I am.
Don't wake up in 30 years with regrets !
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gbalmir1 Premium
It's refreshing to hear that just as with any endeavor one sets upon, it takes time. there are no short cuts when it comes to success. Some times are shorter than others depending upon what your goals are and some are longer. It takes effort, commitment, determination, and a strong desire to get things done. It's also important to keep focused on what your goals are. If you start something, you must finish it. Otherwise, you won't yield the results you're looking for.
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elores Premium
I am reading this and getting excited about my goals and how I can accomplish them for my success. I am motivated, and with a good mindset, and learning all I can from WA, I know that I will be successful. I would like to take a page from your book to have the success and freedom to work from anywhere you choose any time I like. This is a good feeling and one that should encourage anyone to follow their dream. Because I am fairly new and just starting out, I know it will take me a much longer time but I am willing to ride it out as long as it takes for me to see success. This is what I am working for.
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Fgomez11710 Premium
The motivation that I am feeling from WA is pretty high. I see many Interactions and quality everywhere. I hope if I give it my a I will hàve a successful online business
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elores Premium
With a good mindset and the motivation you are feeling, you will be successful. Keep going and don't give up.
All the best.
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Great feedback and comments from many people here. I guess you floated this question a long time back because i can see comments from people dating back quite a few years ago. A good thing would be to see feedback from some of these folks now, after they have been in the system for sometime now. What has their experience been? and current comments in relation to earlier comments, if they could appear together, it would be great.
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GiuliaB Premium
I agree, hearing from those who have been here for many years would be grand.
Personally, I've been here for nearly 2 years, and I've had ups and downs in terms of both learning curve and content production. I've learned sooooo much, mind you! My earnings reflect my lack of continuity - when I've started writing and marketing, I got Amazon sales and WA referrals, when I stopped, so did my earnings. That's because I'm not established enough to grant myself passive income. But what I am enjoying, while I'm still working part time at this, is the flexibility it gives me to work, and work hard, but to organise my workload and manage my home/family life according to my needs, and nobody else's.
I'm loving all this more than ever!!!

Giulia
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Sibonelo1 Premium
Kyle you are such an inspiration to me as a young person because now i believe that anything is possible and I've taken it upon myself that this time I'm going to make a successful online business. I'm ready to give whatever it takes to reach my goals and make my way to financial freedom thanks for inspiring me I'll also keep you updated on my progress
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ChrisTowers Premium
I know a lot of people are asking this question Kyle.. me personally though - No I am not...

The question I ask .. is to know or see if I am at least heading in the right direction ..

OK .. we all want success.. and sometimes our patience can be a little short.. especially when we see climbs in progress.. only the next day to see falls...

This is the question I think most of us should ask ... ARE WE DOING THINGS CORRECTLY? If the answer to this is yes... then success will follow!

Chris
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Whiyi Premium
I graduated in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy but someone who doesn't even know how to write his own name makes over 20000 times my own. Education really is pointless, they just teach you to conform and to join the system, bribe you at the end of the month so that you stay and forget your dreams.
I want to spread my wings and be "free"
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I retired from my last job of working with children and teens but
have found I do want more than Social Security. I was making about $1600/month, which, with husband;s input, seemed okay, However, I still want more that I myself earn. I expect to learn what I need to know from WA - the sky's the limit!
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Kyle Premium
You absolutely can and the Internet offers you this sort of potential Peggy. The sky is the limit and the beautiful part is that you can go into any niche that you want! :)
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Tomasvilla Premium
So true, I am an international student which means I have to go to school in order to keep my visa. I like it and it’s a social media marketing course so I believe it will be useful... but it’s so expensive, compared to this site it makes no sense how it can cost so much more and give so much less. It makes my expenses much higher than they could be and in return leave me with less time, it’s haes, sometimes it feels too hard. But I’m still in pursuit of my goal! And even if it will take somebody time I’ll get there eventually
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Kyle Premium
That is the reality with conventional education. You pay $10,000's per year, and you get a fraction of what you learn here.

People teaching this stuff in university are typically people that teach based on theory, not based on their direct knowledge (if they were, why wouldn't they be in business themselves).

I hope your first few months here have been awesome ones Tomas!
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kdecree5 Premium
I'm new and trying to keep focused. But I do see a great opportunity here, but it is all about what I want to put into it. The teaching tools, blogs, videos, and the people are here to help.

I have been in the corporate world for years, 1st, I don't think you get this kind of support, usually you are watching your back and learning your job by being thrown in and learn it as you go.

Another thing, I don't recall putting this much energy into second guessing if I will make money and when. Usually, you go for a job, you take it depending on your needs and goals and then you work it. I don't think, while in corporate jobs, I would sit and sabotage ourselves about our success. If we did, we would loose sight and not do the job we are hired for and be fired.

The online business, gives us an opportunity to push ourselves for us. We are successful for us, and we make the money we want for us. You don't have that freedom in a corporate job.

Yes, I too have lost money and time with scams and not fully designed programs. That's something I have learned the hard way, that you have to research things. After doing research, this is where I landed with WA.

Now that I am here, I am going to try and stay focused so I can be successful, and my pace. This is what I wanted, an opportunity, and I have it now.

Thanks to everyone for your help, input and advice. Looking forward to making friends.

Kathy
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melpeace36 Premium
Kyle, those words of encouragement is very true. I spent years working two jobs all my life. So, I decided that I wanted to work smarter. I just started the business developing two months ago. I know it will take time to build the business I want. I can't wait to see what I will accomplish in 4 years. One thing I can say is that it takes investment, education, and time to build a business.
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ChrisTowers Premium
I think the biggest issue here for me.. is not how long it takes to make money ... but how long it is before Google looks at your work and says... yeah ... damn good effort... he/she is doing something here....

I know people talk about... ahh this is a new site.. give it time... but you can never get any sort of time frame on it...

How long before Google looks and decides that your site is not here as a quick idea and will disappear again.

I completely understand why Google look at new sites this way ... but until they give you the all clear and let you progress... it is very frustrating to keep building and not see anything in the way of good rankings no matter what you try to do..

I do not care about the money ... I just want the opportunity to get my site out there to begin with,,,

Chris
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ADawal Premium
This might be the perfect discussion to share my thoughts about success and failure..

I had been scammed before and had spent a lot of money buying courses and subscribing on other learning program only to no avail.

Failure has been a regular scenario for me in academics (I'm not a bad student though. Engineering is actually HARD) failure in romantic relationship endeavors, and failure in business. It sucks that I only experience little to no success.

It made me want to quit pursuing any form of success as this only result to disappointment and heartaches, however, there is no successful person in the history of successful people who didn't experience failure. Some had it waaay worse than I did and this gives me a new reason to try whenever I feel discourage.

I've been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for almost 3 months now and I always check how's my progress thus far. What concerns me the most is that I only receive traffic from Wealthy Affiliate and not from Google and other search engine sites. This bothers me because I already invested my time, energy, money and to be honest I am emotionally attach to this. I can wait until I became successful but that is the hardest thing I would ever do! I don't have any idea when and how I will be successful as there are people who gets ahead in just a few months of being a member.

I'm struggling to find the right words to say. Maybe at least this would do, I feel fear and anxiousness.
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cmhughes Premium
Am wondering at 65 years of age if I have what it takes to make an online business successful. Trying to find a niche. Over forty years in music ministry of local churches...published a children's picture book about Jonah...have two children who are professional actors...have four precious grandchildren...enjoy writing scripts for stage. Anybody see a possible niche in all this?
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FTurner8032 Premium
Music major myself. Lots of experience singing in choirs, directing choirs, playing in jazz and swing bands, lots of community theater (mostly musicals) and singing in a barbershop quartet.

So much for me. You might want to consider the music ministry niche. You could write many posts about different composers, review specific anthems and cantatas and you could check with all the major publishing houses to see if there are affiliate programs available that would allow you to promote and sell specific pieces of music.

May be worth a try. Your business, your choice.

Do some research with keywords to get some idea of the competition and popularity.
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cmhughes Premium
Thanks for the great feedback! I may head that way.Music certainly touches everybody!
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FTurner8032 Premium
Yes it does. I think you may really be on to something here. Not sure that I know of anyone else doing this specifically. Good Luck.

Have a Blessed Day.
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Dear Kyle & the Self-"Doubting Thomases" here at WA!

You will earn if you "decide" to earn online!

Doubts & fear & excuses have no place in any form of success in life!

Remember too, it is the "Journey" and your "Pure Intentions" that are what is important!

Do I earn online - YES! It took me 11 months! From complete Newbie! And I did not even have a Laptop - for the first 7 months at WA I created my website with my cellphone and iPAD while bed-ridden on Chemotherapy!!!

Wealthy Affiliate became a form of treatment for my recovery!

And, I have met some new, lifelong friends along the way!

So, I have earned money in everything that I have ever done in life for the following reasons:

1. I believe that I can

2. I serve and help others

3. I pray

That is the key to my success!

I wish all the best for you as well!!!

Dr Barb
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Avecita Premium
Inspiring!! :)
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Thank you so very much for your kind words!

Barb
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LokeshMaadhu Premium
Really eye opening fact, Kyle... That's true... Even I focus on how long it takes to me to reach a level and earn but I don't consider my last 25years in spending for useless education... So, It's sooo true... I'll focus on IM for next 1year like crazily and I'll build my career in it... Thanks for good Information...
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Anyone who has any doubts about an online business should not!
You have to know that it will work and you need that drive to be successful. You need to just see yourself in your new Porsche and your new house and you need to build it in your mind a d do not let go and most of all do not let anyone tell you differently! If you find someone putting you down, you just tell them to wat h and see, keeping your confidence up and remain positive bringing positive energy will allow you to create your dreams as if it has always been you and is you and these dreams will have no choice but to become of you!
You do not have to quit your 8-5 slave job to do this as you obviously have to survive but just know as I know that right now my house is being built and I have already chosen my 1969 Dodge Challenger and my Dodge Viper and I am 100% sure that I will have my vehicle's and my dream home within the next five years,
Absolutely nobody will be able to take this away from me or stop me from succeeding! NOBODY!
And if any of you here needs a momentum booster or a how to go about succeeding and/or even how to use your energy to work towards positive goals and being successful I would very Strongly suggest you watch ALL of Tony Robin's YouTube videos and you could start off with this video right here. Sorry they say there trying to help here but they want me to buy a premium membership just to add a YouTube video link lol
I am a member already with the super affiliate network with renowned Entrepreneur Misha Wilson and you get so much more training there compared to here and you even have your own coach who will work with you 1 on 1 any time you need help and there is a promise that if your business does not make $100,000 within 3 months the super affiliate network team will jump in and help to make sure you reach $100,000.
Not bad for only $37.00 per month eh
Good luck to you all! Xo
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jbguitar Premium
Don't listen to this guy about the Super Affiliate network. Upsell City!!!
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Fear of failure is common with every human being. But one must make up the mind to give a try at something. Nothing attempted nothing achieved seems to be a natural law. So guys, do not pour out all of your tears if you could not make it with the first try. But you must consider the advantages and the disadvantages of working to make your self rich or working to make some other person rich before he/she subsidises you financially. In every endeavour there is a reasonable risk . Don't give up because of fear when there are people interested in your success surrounding you.
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AndresAragon Premium
I think it crazy, but this is how I have seen it the whole time. Because I wanted to go to school, but I don't want to be in debt and not be able to find a job once I am done, thats why I turned to this, I know I will be successful. I just need to put in the time, and hard work.
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GPjevach Premium
Right on, Kyle! A perspective: i began as a singer/guitar player in local lounges in 1976. My first gig payed $35 and ll the pizza and beer I could handle. I was 16 years old.

By 1980 I was making $675/ week playing local clubs.

By 1984 I was on the road with a 5 pc band and making $1,000/week.

Then the live music market crashed. Today, 30 years later, I still make about the same. Throw in a little inflation and I'm losing money!
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jphp2004 Premium
Working in a corporate life for 25years gave me almost no success. I was living in a lack mentality during those period and repeatedly living in a rat race cycle living from paycheck to paycheck. I have no dream of having financial freedom because in my situation its impossible as an employee. But reading the book Rich Dad Poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki. it opened my mind, reprogrammed and rewired from lack mentality to abundance mentality. I started to dream and planning to escape the rat race cycle.and do the things most people don;t do. To get out of the cubicle world and my comfort zone. Dreaming a life with no boss, where money is not a problem anymore, where you can work anytime you want to,and spending quality time with my family while earning passive income and let the money works for me and not working hard for money. Investing to myself first before anything else is what am doing with WA and with these investment I believe it won't take long for me to achieve my goal of having financial freedom where I can't achieve inside a cubicle world. What the mind conceive, the body will receive. The fear of failure is the number one reason why we can't be successful. I don't worry about failures, I'm worried about the chances I will be missing if I don't even try it. And being here in WA is the best starting point of my new journey towards success.
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That's inpiring, for me I'm home most times so its exciting like takeing lessons everyday. I'm new in WA and the internet world I'm not too desperate but anxious to know about internet marketing. I'm a young mother and thinking of going back to shoool after two years so I'm doing this for my kids. I'll take my chances..

Thanks W A.
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johnchang Premium
This actually works the other way as well. When trying to justify how I could charge over $1100 for a few hours of work writing a report, I had to remind myself that it took years of study and training on how much a business is worth and understanding what someone buying a business was looking for.

The bottom-line is the same - we tend to overvalue money and undervalue our time. But without putting in the time and money investing in yourself and your education, you will only know how to do things the way you've always done them - whether it's making a decent salary or earning minimum wage.
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Tasna Premium
Great comments John. All the best.
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Ladee16 Premium
As one who has worked a job and ran a successful business, I know the wisdom of this post. Everything is relative. If you are determined to be successful in owning your own business, it really doesn't matter how long that takes. Do what you have to do and think about all those who gave up just before their breakthrough. Press forward.
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DevilDoc73 Premium
I am in the same situation as a lot of you. I am new at WA and I recently evaluated my goals and priorities.

First i have 5 months until I am complete with my MBA.
Second i evaluated this adventure. The fear of putting in the effort for no gain. etc. But I realized one thing. For a little over $50 invested, including buying a label and 3 web domains as well as the fist month for WA tuition, I have one site built (my hobby) and one site under construction. I would have never done this prior to this new beginning. I had no clue how to make a website and I am not even complete with the bootcamp. I decided to make realistic goals. Instead of focusing on money I am focused now on the markets of my two niches. I created a 5 year plan to insure my content and ethose of my company are aligned. I created a lable and am now researching how to trademark my property. What made me change my attitude about this? As a young Sailor in the Navy I had a Commander ask me one day, as I contemplated what my future plans were, if I thought about Medical School. I replied: "I dont want to be in school for 12 years to reach my goals". He simply replied: "So what are you goind to do in 12 years from now?". I said I didnt know. So now that I am older and wiser I decided to make a real goal that is achievable. I know if I continue with this I will eventually make money so giving myself an actual goal and some achievment points on the timeline the money will be there. Now if you ask me what I will be 5 years from now I will tell you I will run a multimillion dollar internet company. Sure it would be great if this happens sooner but I set my timeline because it is my timeline to set. Just consider what you have done your entire lives. Doing this for a hobby is fine but doing this for a living is just like opening a hard facility business. The tools and connections here are better than I have ever seen and we are all in it to win it. Good Luck to all and may you reach your goals in your time lines.

Best regards,
Mike
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johnchang Premium
Hey Mike - we have some interesting connections with my own story. After serving 10 years in the navy, I finished up my MBA and figured that I was ready for civilian life.

Towards the end I worked in IT (information technology,) and this was around 2000 - when dotcom's were making bank. Success was guaranteed.. or so I thought.

Fast forward to recent years my dad who served for nearly 30 years as a doctor retired bankrupt. Yet, he still tries to convince me to "just get a medical degree," as if that's any guarantee of success.

I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here that there are no guarantees these days. Not in corporate America, not through any government program.

As James Altucher talks about, you have CHOOSE YOURSELF. Sure, we still need doctors and hospitals, as well as local stores, people to work in them, and so on.

But imagine a world where we do work that is meaningful to each of us. People love to sell the "follow your passion" motto - I say screw passion. Follow your curiosity. https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/why-passion-is-overrated-knts/
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KDSnapZ Premium
Very inspirational words to live by!

I've recently been slacking so to speak on going full throttle with my niche sites. My focus was elsewhere (IVF with my wife, unfortunately, it did not produce our desired outcome for the 2nd time).

A turn of events has pushed my path to the side (rightfully so since it is an important part of my life) Now it's time I shift towards my true passion and that's ultimately being able to work from home full time! (Already sort of use to it being in Real Estate, but a little extra income never hurt)

Catch you around,

~Kevin
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maggone Premium
You made a great point Kyle. We live in an instant world, instant oatmeal, fast food, instant communication. Having a sense of perspective is realizing that the important things take time. If you want to lose weight most want an instant pill, but how many years did it take to gain the weight 5, 10, 20 years. It will take time to lose it as well. If you are new and realize that learning is rarely instant and as Kyle says, take it as a University education then it makes it somewhat easier to handle the lack of instant gratification.
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When I was in my early 30s I worked for a company that made pies. It was an eye opener. See, up until then I'd only sold my labour to make money. This bloke was using my labour to make and sell pies, sausage rolls all kinds of things. Now, I never asked him how much he made but I do know this. He would use about 20 people to make about 50,000 pies per week, not counting the sausage rolls, mini-pizzas and other stuff, right? So even if he only made $1 profit on each pie that's $50,000 per week. I can't do that. A factory is a multi-million dollar investment, but I bet I can do almost as well for a lot less :-)
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lodelrey25 Premium
Hi everyone .We can not bring back time.Those wasted years should be forgotten.Concentrate on today and on tomorrow.Believe it [ even if they are just a small percentile of the population], when others say that they have reached that status of success just because they are enjoying the fruits of it already .The only thing that are stopping us from joining that elite group of successful people is fear, problems,worries and anything that hinders us into becoming one of them.So for me, even though my pace is slow I know someday that I will make it.TO me, Redric and to everyone new to Wealthy Affiliate move forward and GOOD LUCK.
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it took me one month of concentating on stuff you guys are web designers etc i on the other hand am old soldier of fortune US,israel,.... etc i have no notions of what happens ...I have no reason to pretend i have preconceived notions not a chat room guym or any kind of that see potential like money(never bad to have)
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no worries folks i just have a lot going on i see the [potential an for the risk and reward no problems ,yet am on shoestring at present in more ways than one fairly simple ,information prsented in a simple way will have it down fairly fats monthly fee better than rasonable (a standard web host is triple that but @ present my days in the physical work world are kind of killing me )i'm about afew days out from sitting down with it and finishing several things if i i didn't see potential ouldn't be a guerrilla in th mist on this .. who would have thought @45 or so you could do it ? i like to think ,works well,never been much of one to ask for help(stubborn as thye come eh ???? it'll all work out the reaserch may have ende here? from what i've seen it's everything from web designers to "mechanics' like my selfdon't have long before i have to hit work forgive lake of punctuation and syntax....i have the google ones i'd like to import just D'ONT understand monetization yet. when i do .....it's all gonna happen once again thank you Who would have thought 20 years ago TV was going out as a medium for advert and a fellow such as my self may have a chance?talk to y'all later
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Rpetry144 Premium
So in other words you are not going to tell us how long it took you to get to where you are today. The thing is, it doesn't really matter how long it took. Success does not come at the same rate of speed for everyone. Much of it has to do with how much we know and how much we put what we know to action. It also depends on the time we are willing to spend on our success.

No. This is not a nine to five job where we already know what our wages are and what our cieling for wages will be. With any business, we are taking a risk. Some risks are greater depending on the type of business, others not as great. None the less we are facing the unknown in this matter.

I think too that what you were trying to say is that we have ourselves. I am my best asset in my business. I am the only one who can make it succeed. One thing that I can say is that we are not alone here at WA. We get a great deal of support. We are well educated. But even so, my success still depends upon me and what I make of this education. If it takes me a year then it takes me a year. If it takes more than that or less than that, it will depend upon what I invest in myself and in my business.
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BBrandt Premium
I just recently joined WA. I have issues physically that make me unable to work outside the home. I have spent many dollars on programs from drop shipping to surveys that never panned out. WA has offered great tools and training at a more than fair price. I am under watch by my wife so I show her my progress on my site until I can show her the money. Work constantly and you will be rewarded of your labors.
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"...2 years, a long time right? WRONG. COMPLETELY WRONG. If you are working a job, how long have you been working that job. ...for 10 years and you are earning $60,000 per. "
What a terrible lack of logic (not to mention the bad punctuation). If you get hired for a job, how would you feel if you worked for TWO YEARS before they started paying you a reasonable wage? Better to compare blogging with other forms of self-employment. Sure beats trying to make money inventing things, unless you're really good (or lucky) at inventing. Probably better than freelance writing, unless you really know what you're doing and can travel and do articles for news providers.
And then there's this idiotic " If you are 40 and you make $40K per year. You have spent 40 years of your life ..." Well, if you're 40 and you took two years blogging before you start to make much, then you could also say "You have spent 40 years of your life..." to make whatever you're making by blogging!
Dear me, if this is an indication of what it takes to see this route as a good one for making money, the outlook seems pretty bleak.
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First gentle slam. ouch
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MrsNLynah Premium
I have said this before and when I said it the first time, I knew that I would be saying it until I was blue in the face (that will take some time, because it's hard to see blue through black, but I digress). It takes 5 years to become successful in an offline business 1-3 years online is a piece of cake.
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Josh From Oz Premium
I started about 4 years ago and my first goal was to make enough money online to pay 1 weeks rent every month. This would help tremendously for my Family. I reached that goal after a few months of actual "taking action". There has been life in the way which I didn't do anything online for about a year.

Fast forward to today and I now earn enough to support my family, which includes my Wife not having to go back to work either. As for actual figures, lets just say I'm going to be close to 6 figures online this year. Which I think is absolutely amazing as I don't do this full time as I still have my offline Job. Wealthy Affiliate is the real deal and you may make errors along the way. We all did!. But KNOW people like you and me are making serious money online, so what's stopping you?.
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Wait... you're making 6 figures online.... but you're still working an offline job, too? WHY?
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First good thing here
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Wow. Am so encouraged right now. I just started a few days ago.
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Josh From Oz Premium
I have an offline painting business which I no longer work at but my Brother and my friend now do the 'work'. I just do the financials etc now. I keep the business open cause my Brother and friend like their jobs. For some reason I missed your message. Better late than ever. So yes I am VERY glad I earned nothing in the beginning so I could learn how to earn substantially more!
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sjenkinsjr Premium
I am living proof of that, got a college degree and im not employed doing what I went to school for but im still paying the tuition. Every job I have had, I noticed the people around me and they have been there for 20, 30 or maybe even 40 years but look miserable, heck they made me miserable. I overheard them say "I only got 20 more year till retirement"... I have quit jobs because I was afraid of being those people and I never really see the point in remaining at a job for a certain amount of time.

My dad spent 25 years at his life at his old place of employment and toward the end he was let go because of policy the company wanted him to enforce. The company felt it was less of a battle to fire him then it would have been to remove or suspend all the union employees that had a problem follow those policies. Poor guy after all those years was a broken man worried about providing for his family,had to start from scratch and did nothing to deserve it. My father even had a hard time getting disability, social security and medicare when he finally decided he devoted enough of his time to society. You know that same company stuck it to him by firing him 6 month shire of his full pension even after he devoting all his time and dedication, WOW!

Personally I am tired of working hard for someone else to benefit, I am tired of devoting time to eployment that will only keep me a float and ready to start investing in myself.
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truered Premium
I hear you! I'm tired of working my tail off as an educator, taking pay cuts and coming home so exhausted because the federal government decided that the only way to measure student learning is by having them take one standardized (biased) test after another.
I just heard an old Triumph song that confirmed what I have always known, "hold on to your dreams, even though it seems everyone around you has their little schemes, listen to your heart and hold on to your dreams"
Best of luck to you and your dad, karma will come back to that company that screwed him over!
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sjenkinsjr Premium
Thanks for the kind words! I am all about hard work to get the things you want or need but it's time to work that hard for my ownself benefit!
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freedom601 Premium
"Absolutely i do agree with you sjenkinsjr have been on my job for the last 16yrs i know we have to go work. To support our family we have to pay bills we to keep the roof over our family heads, i have been network marketing for a few years and it sll started back in 94 when i met this brother that was doing amway. When that brother was showing me how the market work a light went off in my head all i can say is it is possible. To own your own business yes fear is going to tell you that it is not possible!!!!!!!!! The question is do you believe in your self yes we work for someone else but or the own concern about your family, your financial, your future, please not saying that all owner or not concern about there employees but or they willing to show you how to own your own business............you know a lot of us or conditions by there's position if it is to be it's up to me so community friends and family don't give up on dreams I just don't believe in failure so why not work hard for 6mos, 12mos,1yr,2yrs at the end of day it will happen with???????? God Help i believe that so stay encourage family.
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sjenkinsjr Premium
Some powerful words of wisdom!
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kahu Premium
Thank You, Kyle Hmmm interesting it has taken Me over 50years to earn what I earn a week at My present income, in fact, My income has risen and lowered through The years where I currently earn $nz860.00 after tax per week, in one of the most developed of western countries. I have always worked in Construction, Engineering, Oil and Gas, Power Stations, Minning Iron Ore and Nickel and Gold, Finally I am waking up to an Easier way to earn an income and less damaging to My Health. I at 69 years Young. As the Man said Its Never too late to make Changes. lol. It certainly appears to Me That I have Sure landed in The Right Place among You Fine Folk.
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Are you already making any money here?
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Tika era korero koutou ma! Yes society has institutionalised into the "way" of living. handed down by our forefathers who either came up with the idea or were forced to believe that idea. Although i move through this work with apprehension i do carry excitement at what could be. Ultimately being rid of the 8-5 monday to friday as well as the thoughts of where am i gonna be able to afford that and there is not enough time to do this i will trust in the support and advice shared by the multitude of this family at WA. enjoy your journey people i intend to. Nga Mihi
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kahu Premium
Kia Ora Bro, Churr
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VBobo Premium
I am an LPN never having the time or money to go back for my RN where all the opportunities are. It took me 9 years in Wisconsin to get up to $11.10 an hour and I was stuck in nursing homes. After moving to the state of WA 18 years ago my income increased with each additional job and I now average just shy of $50,000 a year. That may sound like a lot to some people but it's peanuts out here where it costs a lot to live. I am getting no where. I just don't make enough money to pay off debt, save for retirement and meet everyday expenses, never mind the extras that come along. I have always wanted to have my own business and work for myself. Before learning about w.a. I invested $10,000 plus into another company and I have yet to make any money. I am totally freaked ! Due to work related injuries and health issues I can't wait 5 years to make money on line. I am almost bankrupt. Please tell me somebody is getting it done out there and making money ? I am teachable and willing to work hard but am already sick and exhausted. Will gladly take all the help I can get. I am just getting started with w.a. I hope it's everything I need it to be.
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Kyle Premium
This works. This is a "business" and like any business, you will get out of it, what you put into it. Take action on the training, work hard and ask for help along the way Virginia.

You have an unbelievable platform here to leverage to create your business, but at the end of the day it will be you and your hard work that will lead to success (along side with what you learn here).

Don't act out of desperation, act out of your desire to help others out and you will be much more successful online.
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VBobo Premium
Thank you. I will try to act appropriately and not let my circumstances get in my way. Act with urgency not desperation.
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Besides working on an extra income, it sounds like you could really use a professional financial management/debt counselor. I think if you look online, you might even find a Christian ministry that will help for free, or a service paid for by the government, if you qualify.
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MarthaT Premium
I have spent at least 5 years online, trying to make money...so far I've made less than $100. Yet I have spent several thousand. I can tell you there are a lot of people out there that don't really teach you to succeed, all they teach is their system. And then you are on their LIST and receive more and more "Stuff" that is going to help you make money! I'm very leery about giving my money now after being added to many lists and never really succeeding.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, unfortunately that has become the norm within the industry. So many of the "gurus" out there are just there to sell you their low quality products, once you do you are on their "buyers" list and they try to earn as much money as possible from you (through joint ventures, and promoting new crap they make).

We are truly different here, our business is built off of HELPING others and that has been the case since day one. I look forward to working with you and helping you in the journey FORWARD. Bright days are definitely ahead.
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mcmark64 Premium
I read through a number of comments on this question and have yet to find any answers to the actual question as I see it. I really would like to know "what you earn" and "how long has it taken you?

I admit that when I first started looking to make money online I wanted to get rich quick. I understand now that that is a foolish attitude. So I agree that I have to put time and effort into this. But I would like to know what kinds of rewards I can expect to see for the amount of effort I put in?

The original question actually had some numbers in it related to a traditional job, but no numbers related to IM. The first example given is working 10 years to earn $60k a year. Okay, I can understand that. But if I work with WA in IM for 10 years what is reasonable to expect? Will I be making only $6k a year or could I be making $600k? I have no idea what anyone makes in this business.

One comment below tells of working 5 years in this business before even making a profit. I went to college for 4 years and came out making $40k a year. The article suggests that more can be made by spending 4 years "at this" instead of going to college. But all it states is that you will probably make A LOT.

So can anyone provide some real numbers?
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FHagstrom Premium
Most people will be reluctant to discuss their private financial affairs but, maybe this can shed some light on the subject.
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mcmark64 Premium
Thanks. Those did shed a little light on the subject.
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jonaal Premium
Hey mcmark64. So it all depends on how much time and effort you put on it. 18 months ago I started to manage other companies facebook campaigns. I started managing $100/day and my % was 15% over the budget spent. Then, you can't even imagine how many companies needs the above managing. At this moment my campaign managing range from $800 - $3500/day, you can calculate the earnings. And to mention none of my clients is from Albania, where i live, they are worldwide based. I hope this answers your question. On the other hand i am triggered by affiliate marketing, because it is to create your own business not just manage other companies have sales.
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Kyle Premium
Here is another post that will give you perspective: For me going full time took just over a year (in terms of income), but that was just the starting point.

What I thought was a good income back then has been skewed over the years of course as you don't stop your business once you reach a financial goal, that is just an incentive to continue growing your business (which is the exciting part).
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valjoey Premium
How does one go about managing other companies facebook campaigns? What should I do, please advice?
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CheBraxton Premium
I definitely agree with you here Kyle. Personally Ive been doing network marketing and running a home based business for about 6 years now and didn't make any money until my 5th year. It was 6 long years of doubt, inconsistency, and lack of support. Seeing to it as I'm very stubborn I never gave up.

Ive spent a ton of money on training and courses, which now I see the benefit in. All my downfalls have lead me to today and finding a program and community such as Wealthy Affiliate, which i wish I had found sooner. So I can honestly say with all that I've learned, time spent, and change shelled out the past 6 years, Id spend it all on WA...

Great systems work and WA is one of them. If you are committed to creating your own freedom time wise or financially and go at it as you would trying to work your way up through the corporate world, you will see success...Its really just a matter of YOU!
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Redric Premium
Hello everyone! Thank you Kyle for your encouraging words. Encouraging words are always appreciated.

I'd like to share a concern though.

I recently became a member and that is because I thought I'd give WA a try. It's not like it's a huge investment that will ruin me if it leads to nothing. So there's that.

I do not want to reach from 0 to 100 in 1 second. It's impossible in my opinion alright (unless if you win the lottery), but it's not what I seek either.

The way my life is at the moment, I would be more than fine, if I would manage to earn about 600$ per month. I don't want yachts or swimming pools, thank you very much.

My concern is the possibility of eventually dedicating myself to the program and after some months there will be not even one dollar coming in. I don't know if I'll be able to forgive myself for it. And how am I going to explain to my wife that I've spent hours doing... recreational blog-making?

The problem is that these thoughts stop me from engaging with full force. Supermarket has priority, mopping the floor has priority, cooking has priority, everything takes priority, out of fear to devote to something for which I have no numbers and no idea where it might lead. Then again, if I don't dedicate myself to the program, how will I find out where it leads?

I hope my concern and this mental vicious cycle have been understood and forgive me for any possible misuse of the english language.
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ClareG Premium
I can completely relate to this, it's the fear of failure that prevents one from even getting started. But if we don't all start somewhere then we've already failed. What I have done is decided to dedicate X number of hours per week or per day, as though it is a part-time job. Looking at my own time management, I realise that I 'waste' a lot of time and just simply taking some of that wasted time and dedicating it to the training here means I can still get the boring day-to-day stuff done as well. Good luck with your journey!
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truered Premium
I joined Wealthy Affiliate two years ago and allowed my circumstances, that I thought were priority at the time, to take over my thoughts. I eventually stopped my membership with WA. I can honestly say that I regret the decision I made. Not only did I give up on my dreams of owning an online business, I wasted two years building something for myself! I can never get that time back 730 days of wasted time. I totally understand about thoughts stopping you from going "full force" but I want to encourage you to hang in there. Best of luck to you!
Kim
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hege-money Premium
Hmmn. I think you are right. But only you can change it. How about you drastically reduce some of the noise in your life first (it could be watching TV or incessant web browsing or personal social media participation) and use the saved time here on WA? Meanwhile, still do your grocery shopping, mop the floor, etc. That way you're learning lots of new skills, making lots of new friends who actually care about your success, and being part of a great community, while learning to make money online. If not for anything, just stay the course knowing that you are learning from your mistakes - and don't be afraid to make plenty. A mistake is only something you know not to try again (or to try again, but differently next time). There is NO WAY you won't make $600.00/month if you stay the course and keep on keeping on. How soon that happens depends on you even if the WA community is always eager to help. In the meantime, celebrate every achievement you make here on WA. Enjoy the journey. Don't sweat the small stuff. Welcome to the family!
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ClareG Premium
Great advice ^ there. Push on. Push when you really want to stop. Keep it all going and believe you'll get there. You can and you will. Keep thinking, keep doing, and before you know it, people will be at your site buying stuff. It won't happen overnight. But it will happen. Be alert, be aware and work hard. This is a much harder job than anything you've been employed to do. :) See you at the top. (I hope :))
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hege-money Premium
ClareG, you threw a little Zig Ziglar in there as well. You're spot on.
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LKumar Premium
I love that expression recreational blog-making. LOL I have been on this site for a hot minute. I've had similar questions myself. But today I realized I am having so much FUN. We can blow $47 on one night out going to a movie and restaurant. But I have had days of fun here. And I'm so totally fascinated with it that at this point I wouldn't even care if I made money just to learn how it works because I think the whole thing is really cool. And this site, OMG, best ever for comprehensible information. I'm no geek and all this stuff has been super easy to follow. It's not confusing at all! I love that. So in the end, despite believing the people who say they can make up to 20k a month, I want to keep going because I am having so much fun. And if you are having fun too, then maybe it's ok to give yourself permission to do "recreational blog-making" without guilt or self-recrimination.
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sjenkinsjr Premium
I agree 100%...
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EvieSmith Premium
i am going to completely agree with this - I am having so much fun learning to write again and I might start doing some simple online copywriting as I remember how much I enjoyed it. There's all the other bits as well - like looking at other people's websites and reading their posts - lots of interesting info about things I have never thought about
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I have read your article with interest. Am curious on where you are now as l have just started a few days ago. Would you possibly help, am stuck on building my website pages. The"getting started" part l don't have a success story yet how will people buy into my product?
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KDSnapZ Premium
Hi Redic,

I completely agree with your concern, but I look back at all the bad investments over the years I spent my time and $$$ on......including the pizza I ate last night haha.

I can simply say that the small investment I've made here at WA has already paid for itself simply by information alone.

I'd like to answer your fears with your own thoughts "Supermarket has priority, mopping the floor has priority, cooking has priority, everything takes priority"

- How was that supermarket created?
- How do business floors get mopped?
- How do we learn how to cook? (if your anything like me, it use to be fast food, but now I'm very fond of YouTube if I want to cook for the family lol)

To get to the point: by investing time, money, and making everything their priority! Someone decided they wanted their business to work and took the leap!

I look at this journey no different. Simply put time into it when you can and I think the work you put in will show you and your wife how much it's worth it even if you don't make a dime! You created your own business and that says something!

(Disclaimer: I'm not saying quit your job and put all your eggs in this basket, but put whatever time you have in your niche and make sure it is progressing as you progress and eventually you may be able to surprise yourself) ;)
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I also have concerns that the niche I have chosen is not one that will earn me a large amount of money. However, since I work two jobs, both away from home, I am hoping to be able to replace one of them in the next year, and possibly both as I go along, say in the next two years.

We all have fears of failure. This can stop us in our tracks, or we can figure a way through it, usually by taking a risk or two. Yes, some things in life take priority, but are they really major things that have to be done right at this moment, such as mopping that floor? Can it wait half an hour until I have put in some time dedicated to my business? Shouldn't the business take priority? It should if you are serious about it. Any business owner will tell you that a business cannot grow unless you make it a priority to dedicate time and effort to it.

I know that I have to dedicate whatever time that I have available to getting mine up and running, and then to keeping it growing if I want to quit spending my time to make others rich. And when I get 5-15 cent raises per hour per year, I feel that I am being cheated at my current jobs. I know I can do better for myself than that.
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johnchang Premium
Hi Molly - I understand where you're coming from, and the thing we all need to realize is that businesses will do what they can get away with. Even though it may seem like it, it's not unethical - it's "just business."

As long as someone is willing to accept just ridiculously low raises, then we all lose. But there's very little you can do unless you create other options for yourself.
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IrmaStretch Premium
I understand that fear, as I have been living in fear for several years.

One tip that I have about fear: CHOOSE to do something, or not do something.

I choose to work on my site for one hour as soon as I get up.

I choose to work on my site for one hour before I go to bed.

I choose to work on my site every Saturday from 8 am to noon.

Set up something like that for your daily (or weekly) goal, and your mind will make it happen within those parameters. Your mind will go to work and arrange things so that you do have that time. Trust your intuition and dedicate some time to your new business.
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vladsofronie Premium
The biggest mistake people make is that they don't have patience. It's valid in their personal and also professional life. But when it comes to money many are seeing only gold coins and hope to buy a Bentley or a yacht in one-two years. I am only 1 week at WA but it was enough to be persuaded to get a 1 year membership.
What I learned so far in my life and in the job I had is that you have to do small steps in order to get a better income. Just focus on the job you have to do and it's impossible not to be rewarded. 100$ is more then 0, 500$ is more then 300$, 1500$ is more then 1200$. With small steps and patience the success will come. You can't run a marathon without previous training. It's the same what WA is. Train, work and you will win.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, people want to go to 0 to 100 in 0 seconds naturally, but any successful business is a journey.

It won't happen overnight, but each and every person here is more than capable of creating something of brilliance within the online world...and can buy these materialistic things that they crave, but it takes time to get there.
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jennyp316 Premium
Good thoughts and puts things in perspective. My husband and I were having this conversation yesterday, deciding if it really be worth it for me to spend so much time doing this now if its going to take "so long" to make money! Its a good reminder that time will be invested in your business before the money comes in, kind of like attending college. You have to put the time in to gaining knowledge, practicing, refining your skills, etc.

It can be hard for some because they may actually need an immediate income that comes from a traditional job . For me, asking how long does it take to make money online isn't about greed or hoping to get rich quick, its really an innocent question wanting to hear what it has taken others. This is all brand new to me (and others, I assume) so I have no reference.
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mdvs42 Premium
Hi jennyp316
Welcome and no one is judging you for that comment, its a normal question to ask, we all have asked that at some point. But unfortunately this industry or better yet some of the :cons and hype's" have given the illusion that you can come in do a little work and make big bucks. Its not real and anyone that says so is flat out lying to you.
Its a business that what you put in to it is what you get out of it.
Sometimes we feel we've already put our lives into it with nothing to show. however I look at every experience I've had on the net I've walked away learning something from the experience be it good or bad. Hang in there.
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delly0514 Premium
The sky's the limit with an online business. It's up to you to make it work. Money is necessary for survival yet the definition of success varies with each and every person. I disagree with your statement that a university education "will likely be useless"! Hypothetical, right? I still believe formal education is beneficial, not only in monetary terms but also for a better appreciation and understanding of our world. Knowledge is power no matter how it's obtained, formal or informal.
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onmyownterms Premium
Question posed was rhetorical.
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Yaxaira Premium
That question is very complicated, that's Why people can not answer the question, it is a ? that is based on numerous factors. Everyone will have different results. Will be making a short Blog/post about my personal experience so far, in my ventures, and will add my new venture with WA as I move forward.
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onmyownterms Premium
Question is by member who is no longer active.
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vegaskev Premium
I am looking at this new career a bit like I did a previous sales job I had. Anyone who has been in a real sales job knows about cold calling. You gotta do it. It's not a lot of fun, but nothing happens if you don't. In fact, some of us gave it a new name to make it more palatable, "activity." We would support each other by saying things like, "How's your activity? or Gotta stay active!" I am seeing a similarity in generating an income on the internet. It looks like a major key here is keeping your 'activity' up. I believe that, much like in sales, the more active you are, the better you will become at this which, in turn, should translate into positive results for you, income included.
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onmyownterms Premium
Rhetorical question unanswered after 3 years. Original poster no longer active in the community.
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