A question I get posed to me all the time is goes a little something like this... "Hey Kyle, I want to know how long it is going to take me to earn money online here. What do you think?" My answer is always the same, but a little bit different depending on how the question is asked, but one thing remains a constant. YOU are in charge of your success. Not me. Not your neighbour. Second, you have everything you need here at WA to create success. It requires you to build a website, which is your foundation for success...this is the foundation of your house that you can build as big as you want. If you want the nice granite countertops in your kitchen, that will come later. But before you can build that kitchen, you need that foundation. This is where your website and your niche come into play. And it takes different amounts of time and effort to get this in place. Me personally, I worked my rear off for the first two months with ZERO financial success, but I had a ton of other success which was just as important to me. A had a website, I had content and I had the beginnings of a business. This is exciting stuff. One thing I learned early on is that if you focus just on money in life and in business, you will never have any of it or you will have to sell your soul to earn it. If you focus on "building" something great and something of substance, the money follows. This does not mean spending a week working on something and hoping that it will someone miraculously turn into a money tree. That is not how business works and that should not be your expectation. By my 6 months I had pretty much a full time income online. What had happened is my hard work from my first months work started paying dividends. That is how business works. What you do NOW, pays dividends LATER and sometimes forever. I have campaigns that I created over the years that I created once, took me a week, but paid me $$$ for years. My focus was not immediate money, the focus was creating something that was great, that was helpful for the people that touched it, and that was of tangible substance. So...you want to know how long it takes to earn money online? This is up to YOU and whether or not it EVER happens is up to you. One thing I can assure you of is that everything you need is here at Wealthy Affiliate, the only missing piece of the puzzle is you, your time, your dedication and your persistence.
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Shaquinho Premium
Thanks for the post, Kyle. All this "mind set stuff" is so important. I've been hunting for money for too long, not achieving anything. And still I occasionally find myself thinking of money first.

I try to remind myself, that this is not the way I interact with people face to face. The internet is such a great tool to connect with people, but at the same time it's anonymity makes it sometimes hard for me to feel the connection the same way I feel it face to face to someone.

Thanks for reminding us!
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Kyle Premium Plus
You have to try to interact in the same sort of way online and humanize the process. The problem I see is when people look at everything as some sort of process and forget there are people on the other end. Just because you are on the Internet, doesn't mean that you are dealing with real people.

Humanize the processes and engage your audience. Success will absolutely follow.
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Shaquinho Premium
Thanks for the advice, Kyle.
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Marc1502 Premium
Inspiring post, keep that in mind, txs Kyle
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jeff2011 Premium
Thanks for this inspiring post. Grounding stuff but inspirational
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Kyle Premium Plus
That was my intention, to ground folks that are lost in some strange reality where we try to create a business overnight. It doesn't happen, but I can honestly say an online business is cheaper than any other business to start and has an audience that is ridiculously huge in size.
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ShaunFern Premium Plus
inspiring, thanks kyle
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ramccracken Premium
Is it ok to focus on the the traffic. Ill take traffic over cash so i can get comments and advice to improve my site. i know ill get better with each build and its a process like life
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Kyle Premium Plus
I would actually recommend that. Traffic comes from content though and your traffic "staying" on your site, will come from the quality of the content. Once you can engage and build trust, you have a business on your hands.
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