Many times I see new members of Wealthy Affiliate (WA) ask these questions, how much money can I make or how soon will I start making money? Many of us who have been at this for some time know the answers to these questions. Some of us are somewhat reluctant to give a straight answer. Well I will give you the honest and truthful answer to these two questions in 5 words.

IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU.

There you go, the most straightforward, clear and honest answer. Those of you who have wondered about the answer to those questions may not like my answer but that's the truth. If you think that you can make a fortune in your own online business, you can, but how much and how soon depend totally on you.

If you are desperate to make money because you have mounting bills and no job, then go out and find a job! But if you want to secure a better financial future for yourself, then starting your own online business is the best thing you can do.

Too many people have a delusional belief that those who start their own online business will become instantly wealthy. Where do people come up with such a ridiculous idea? How about a little common sense people? How many legitimate businesses do you know of that became wealthy within the first week, month or year? Even Amazon didn't become wealthy within a year. They didn't even turn a 100% profit until 6-7 years after starting.

Like everything important in life, an online business has to grow slow and steady. Just like a skyscraper or a house needs a foundation for it to be built on so that it can withstand the test of time, your online business needs the foundation of your education and the building of your website here at WA. This can only be accomplished by how well YOU learn the techniques and apply what YOU learn on your website without trying to cut corners.

Your online business, like any kind of business, is like a newborn baby. At first it cannot talk or walk but eventually that baby learns to stand, walk, talk, and continues to grow. The same is true for your newborn online business. So you need to be in this for the long haul if you want a brighter, wealthier financial future. Financial wealth does not happen overnight unless you win the lottery.

'He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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st2013 Premium
yes its true, alot depends on individual self and patient and in for the long haul but if your long haul comes sooner than you expected than that means you know your stuff and it takes a longer time for those like me who really learn everything from scrap and still enjoy learning and I know hard work will pay off eventually, thus thanks boomergp08 for your truthful answer which I think many WA members longing to know especially for those newbie.Answer comes in timely.
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boomergp08 Premium
You're welcome Samantha. I'm glad you liked it. Just remember, everyone moves and accomplishes things at their own speed. So just keep motivated to reach your goals.
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ReveBoraBora Premium
That is so true, I've built businesses in the past and to make it great, you must work hard at it at first and then comes a time where it rolls much better without you putting all of your time in it yet still have to put some time, not as much as the beginning but you must never sit on it either. Good post!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Martine, I'm happy you liked it. And yes you are correct in saying that you must work hard at first to get your business going and then once it is up and making you money that you have to keep working at it. Like I said, you have to be in it for the long haul.
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stn67 Premium
It all depending on our selfe i have heard it take 10.000 hours practice to become a real professional and here we got some real good coaching in our way to the top. Thanks for the input
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boomergp08 Premium
You're welcome Steen. I'm glad you liked it. Yes success definitely takes many hours of practice to achieve.
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SherrieN Premium
You speak the truth so very well.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Sherrie
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janicebowles Premium
Really good article, thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
You're welcome Janice. I'm glad you liked it.
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