Then you are in the wrong place!

Pack your suitcase...

Success is not created in 30 days and anyone that tells you this is possible, is in the business of taking your money.

I see it over and over again.

"I will give this a try and see if I can be successful in 30 days!"

I can appreciate this idea as many of you have likely come from one of the many scams in this industry (the make money industry is full of them) and you have been LIED to in the past.

Well welcome to reality. You are not going to create a successful business in 30 days. You probably are not going to earn money in 30 days.

What you are going to learn here at WA is how to create a VERY successful business, which takes time and energy. We have members earning $100K+ per month (yes per month), but they never approach business with the mindset of "I need this to work in a month".

If they did, they would likely be flipping burgers at McDonalds, spending their paychecks on schemes that tell them they can make money in 24 hours.

So for all of you that want to create a successful business (of any size and income you want), you are in the right place. For those of you that want to do it in 30 days, you are in the wrong place. Go buy a lottery ticket...

Before I leave you today, I just wanted to mention my story here.

I worked my butt off for 2 months when I started out online back in 2002. I made $0 (and spent 100+ hours). Sounds undesirable right? Wrong.

I built a website. Success. I built content and got rankings. Success. I learned a ton. BIG SUCCESS.

The money part came. By month 6 I started seeing good income. By the year mark, I was almost full time. And year 2, I was earning more than the Dean of my college.

All because I was realistic with BUSINESS. I gave myself adequate time to achieve it and now 11 years, later, I am still doing this full time. I can only imagine what I would be doing if I only gave myself 30 days to achieve success.

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This is great article.. for ten years I never made a dime on the internet, scammed by many sites... I believe I am in the right place. My drawback at the moment is being low on cash to invest. But I will see.. I am determined
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RandyA404 Premium
Sweet!
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EfeO Premium
Nice
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accad Premium
Thanks for this story.
Maybe the reason most like to have it in the immediate time is they really need money.

Just like me I consider myself one of those who live from hand to mouth existence and a monthly budget is really needed to survive.

Let's look into the life of a carpenter who has no fix income. He only hopes for the daily hard work for his family. If he joins at Wealthy Affiliate he is stashing an amount from the budget while his family badly needs it. So he hopes for immediate return after he has invested.

This is how majority of the people live in the present age. And I know for sure that everyone who comes and venture in online business are people who need additional income. If you are rich you don't care to look for ways of additional income.

So what is in my mind? Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best webhosts that offer discounted price if not the lowest one. But it can device some ways that could help those people who really are serious in making online business as their alternative employment to the capitalistic and commercialized labor system.

Only and if this is WA's mission it will take in the next years.
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kelvinhaye1 Premium
kyle . it is nice to get a bit of fresh air running through this huge untapped market , which is affiliation. nobody has yet tapped all the products and variables that are available in this world . and nobody ever will. the subject is too vast , the growth that is forecast in affiliation is trillions and trillions of £,$ and other currancies , I hope loads of wa folk read this , as there is no major rush , to get a site running in 10 minutes , because the market will still be here in 20 years , high street shops as we know them will be gone . all everyone needs to do is learn , that is the key to success. the money will come . just enjoy , hope I have not bored you . kelvin
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NWTDennis Premium
I've seen your story Kyle onhttp://waystoavoidscamsonline.com/.

Did you ever pay your girlfriend back for financing your start up? Any chance that is the same pretty lady in your profile pictures?

Sure glad you had that DREAM.
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kmotte Premium
Thank you for the blog. I think this is the best way to start out building out your business with this in mind.
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Jpmartel Premium
Very inspiring and motivationnal !! This is a post I will come to back whenever I need motivation
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mbouteiller Premium
Thanks Kyle! I have always had to work hard to get what I've wanted. When I came to Wealthy Affiliate it was because I wanted something that would really work no matter the struggles, the challenges and I know successes are found here.

Hard work really does work!!
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Lawrence92 Premium
I'm so glad that I have created a mindset which knows that this is a long term process! =)

Baby steps repeated over and over again =)
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ksmith26 Premium
great article :) i started with the mindset that i could whip up my website in 2 days, but now after much longer i am still working on it lol.... spending over 12 hours a day with it! but i know what i want and how i want it... and unfortunately i did not come educated with computer programming. so much of that time has been spent learning html and css, changing my theme exactly how i want it, and the more i work the more ideas come. but not once have i gotten discouraged, just motivated. i know i will get what i give. this is a great place to learn things i never knew. unfortunately we just moved and my internet is slower than a snail so i cant watch the videos just yet, but planning on it! but if i can do it with the slowest internet there is, two small kids, and a computer that has to keep being restarted, any one can do it :)
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BERNARIUX Premium
Wow¡
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BERNARIUX Premium
$100K means $100,000?
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TrentOtts Premium
Yes, it's from the term kilo as in kilometers. Meaning 1,000 meters. The abbreviation "K" always means 1,000 of whatever it's attached to.
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benzburg Premium
Thanks for the real info!
Knowledge, Hardwork, Attitude!
Benjamin
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mcm56 Premium
Hello! Great info here. It really helps and turns on the light bulb for daily tasks and study that keeps the mojo going. If this doesn't motivate somebody to look further into being successful at anything, than I also suggest flipping burgers, but somehow I think that won't work well either. So wake up folks, here it is right in front of you!
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Kyle Premium
Exactly Mark and we are all capable of brilliant things online if we put our minds to it. :)
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Mega-Mike Premium
Yep Kyle is bang on here. The problem is we all want to earn money and earn it yesterday. I was once told build your life on rock not on sand. Sand will eventually crumble and wither the foundations and then the house away. Building on rock will ensure the foundations are firm and your house always stays up. Good advice I guess,,,,Mike
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bradgro Premium
I bought the yearly membership, so that's my time frame (instead of 30 days). I'm going to give it a shot over the next 12 months. At that point, I'll know if this is something I can do and make a financial profit out of it - or if it was just a fun hobby to play around with. I think that's the benefit of paying for a full year instead of a month by month membership. I'm locked in for a year!
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Kyle Premium
I know that if you give it a year, you are going to be really proud of what you accomplish in the year ahead. I look forward to seeing this unfold! :)
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pshan1 Premium
Thank you Kyle for putting it straight, I seriously needed that ! I have been looking for that get rich stuff, knowing it wouldn't be quick at all, and knowing I was no stranger to hard work. But I wanted to just find something that would actually put that Ferrari in the garage, but instead of the car, give the money to the local food kitchen. To find the real explanation of "work real hard at doing this and in a year or so you will be well on your way" and know its for real, well....this will be a great hobby turned into a full time fortune. Fun stuff guys !!
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Kyle Premium
I hear you Philip, when we look around and see others "pretending" that they have created some crazy shortcut to success, we naturally want it. I can tell you first hand that the success you are wanting to achieve takes time but it is absolutely going to happen if you work for it and you give yourself adequate time. :)
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Gordi Premium
I love the emphasis on BUILDING A BUSINESS. True, getting a business up and running takes time. It doesn't happen overnight as "gurus" would have you believe. Here is what I accomplished from Wealthy Affiliate: How to build a website, how to transfer my "starter" website to my brand new .com website. There is no way I could have done that without Wealthy Affiliate teaching me how. I was shown how to build relevant content and get ranked in Google (page 1 no less in about 3 weeks). No way, no how could I do that without proper tools from WA. With all of this, i KNOW money will follow.
Thank you Kyle for excellent guidance in how to build a solid foundation first.
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Eddie C Premium
This is just awesome! It's always good to see that those that follow what is taught here at WA are successfully achieving the goals that at one point thought it was impossible to do on your own.

This is yet another living proof that WA has the right tutorials and courses to become successful online.

Keep up the good work and keep applying everything you learn here.

Let me know if you need any help and I'll gladly assist.
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Kyle Premium
I agree, awesome stuff. Believe it or not, most people that try to build a business online never make it as far as you have EVER ...and you have been here just over a month now. You are doing wonderfully well and you truly do get it.

Success in the online world is no different than success in the offline world...it is the byproduct of your hard work and dedication.
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lmcarthur Premium
I do see it all of the time in different circles. People chasing all of the get rich quick schemes that they can find. They think that in just a few weeks they can make hundreds of thousands of dollars without doing much of anything and there is always a scammer there to relieve them of hard earned dollars. Any business takes time, development and a great deal of effort to get off the ground floor. I know, in the short time I have been a member at WA, that I will learn all of the right steps to online success.
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ajones389 Premium
Thank you for posting this!
Those scams just go to show you that if something sounds to good to be true, it probably is... There is no get rich quick scheme.
Anything worth having is worth working for!! I hope to be doing online marketing full-time by this time next year! Thank you for reminding me that it is possible!
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Yes. Sounds very familiar. The trouble is when most of us get started we know virtually nothing and their sales pages are very convincing.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is precisely the problem. There are a lot of sharks out there and fortunately you have found WA! Now that you are here you will never be ripped off again, I will make sure of that!
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bellaes Premium
Hi Kyle, I am new to your WA :) I have been blogging for 2 years but not making much money. I am using blogger platform with my own domain. I've recently decided to start building my own online affiliate marketing site and found WA through google search while browsing. I am looking forward to learn as much here before I start choosing my affiliate niche and whether to go on premium or not. Thanks.
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Kyle Premium
You are definitely in the right place Isabella! You are going to learn everything you need to know here to start, build and grow a business in any niche and as you work through the training you are going to see everything coming together for you.

If you ever need a hand, let me know. I look forward to working with you! :)
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chellebuck79 Premium
Thank you SO much for sharing that! I can only hope to be making money in 6 months like you. I plan on putting at least 5-8 hours of my time-daily- into this. I am SUPER EXCITED! I am so happy I stumbled upon this website! Best thing I have ever found! Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating this site!
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Kyle Premium
You can. You WILL. I can assure you that the effort you put into your business will cumulatively grow your business. What you do know, will pay off later and perhaps forever. That is how the Internet works. Pretty exciting, isn't it?
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caylynn Premium
Kyle, what an inspiration you are. A funny side you have.
When I joined, 30 days in my timeline was one goal, to figure out a business plan. LOL. There are no quick and easy business plans. My first is so different than the one now.
Only thing quick and easy is one of my recipes.^_~
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Kyle Premium
Well, it is definitely OK to have a plan in place in 30 days, you can actually have your foundation in place that you will be building your long term business on.
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This post just made me smile! I knew from the get go it would take anywhere from 6 months to 1 year and reading this confirmed it. I'm definitely going to give this my all and hope with time I can reap what I sow.
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wendyk Premium
You will do it for sure!
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There is no magic formula to create instant succesfull business
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely and the minute one can understand this, success will instantly become within reach.
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It is very refreshing to and reassuring to know that you are not "selling" me a quick fix. I think the time frames you have laid out here are very realistic for a 'real' business opportunity. Once you realize there is no magic bean then only this question remains....."If I earnestly devote myself to this endeavor, will it pay off?" The evidence I am finding here thus far seem to indicate a hearty, YES!

Note to self....return to this post in six months and measure my progress.
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Kyle Premium
Exactly, 6 months...I can tell you are already being realistic and your chances of success are going to skyrocket as a result with this. I can tell you that if you invest your time into this for 6 months you are going to be very happy you did (and this is more than likely going to lead to a long term business!)
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pamgunter Premium
I truly appreciate your honesty. I have worked this business harder than I've ever done anything for myself before. I've learned a lot in 5 weeks and I'm seeing some progress. But, if everyone here would have promised me quick, easy money, I would have already packed my bags...I would have thought I wasn't cut out for it and I was a failure. It is comforting to know that it takes even the best out there time to witness the money aspect of this business. Thanks again for your honesty.
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LisB247 Premium
Hi pamgunter, I am so glad that the one thing wealthy affiliate is not and that is a get rich quick scheme. If it was there wouldn't be anyone in the community let alone on this site.

I think that with the amount of people here it is a testimony that you can develop an honest business here without getting scammed. Everyone is so passionate about this site and what you can achieve. It is very infectious, in a good way :-)
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Kyle Premium
And that is the exact problem, people get promised quick and easy money and then give up when it doesn't happen. Then they come to expect this as the reality with business (which anyone successful knows it is not the case)....then those that seek success never give themselves enough time to achieve it.

One thing that I can assure you of is that ANYONE here can achieve success, everything you need is here. The only things missing are YOU and adequate TIME. :) Don't quit prior to success or success has no way to ever happen.
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pamgunter Premium
I completely agree. Thanks!
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stevejenair Premium
I'm not sure if I commented on this before, but this is a beautiful post Kyle! I love it!

It's so clear that this will work. I've worked hard for 25 years to make the salary I make.
If I put the same effort into this and don't see the same result for say 2 years, then what's the big deal? To be able to make the same salary after 2 years of investment vs 25 years is still a no brainer to me. To be real to myself, I just need to retrain my habits and work on the goal instead of the excuses. All I need is right here. Thanks again Kyle.
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, well said Steven. A year invested into your business is just a scratch in the surface of time...even 2 years and within the online world extraordinary things can be accomplished within this period of time.
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Panamaguy Premium
One more thing. Any web site that says that you can make $1000 per day to start is a SCAM - they are the ones making the $1000 per day from people that have hope but are not willing to WORK!!!!!!
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Kyle Premium
The ones that tell you that this can happen quickly are definitely a scam. As with any other business, an online business can absolutely earn $1000 and you can do so within any niche, but you first need to get the process of earning $100 per day down and then scale from there. :)
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thor11 Premium
I agree with Kyle. When I can get a 10$ per day for the first a couple months I will be satisfied. We can´t expect that we earn a 1000 $ from the beginning. That´s pretty unrealistic.Trough learning,training and hard work we become results and that all cost TIME! With 1000$ per day just from the beginning world will be full with millionairs,but that is not isn´t?
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, won't happen from the beginning but once you do understand the process to make $100 per day, $1,000 will not become much of a stretch.
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Gordi Premium
I tried quite a few of those myself. Never made a penny, never mind develop any kind of online business. I think of this as a real brick-and-mortar business, that can cost hundreds of thousands of $, and only access local market. Internet is global, and it only costs $29-47 monthly How great is that?
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Panamaguy Premium
I totally agree. Even if you wanted to start a MacDonalds. Assuming you have the money. You have to go their school and learn how to do it. You have to build the building. You have to stock it. You have to hire employees. You have to pay them to get it open. Then you can make money. (sorry for using that brand name) But, even that takes months and months go get going - and you are already rich to start.
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jodymiller Premium
Always refreshing to hear the truth. Nothing good comes without dedication and work so it's all about rolling up the sleeves. I'm ready!
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely. Everything you need is here at WA to get anywhere you want within the online world, just one missing component to this success. YOU. Take action, work hard, and awesome things will happen.
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Graty4 Premium
I think we have enough common sense to imagine that if we plant a tree we can't just go in and stomp, dig and scratch the ground to see if the seeds are sprouting tiny little branches and leaves, can we? We have to give it time and our best effort and care so that the process of growth can complete itself..
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Kyle Premium
Well said! :)
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SRF2013 Premium
Thank you Kyle! As one (willing to admit) who has been charmed by the "quick and easy" scams, finally becaming quite dis-heartened, this post is what I want to hear.... down to earth reality and simply honest truth. It allows me to feel hope and enthusiasm again.
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Kyle Premium
You will not become disheartened every again if you follow what we teach here and you are realistic with yourself about what it takes to achieve success. :)
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Ms O Premium
Thank you for the reminder!!
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emerald860 Premium
Thanks for the reality check, Kyle! I'm further along than I have been in the past so I consider that a success. As long as I can become more consistent I believe the money will follow. I'm learning so much here! That, in itself, is success for me too!
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Kyle Premium
The money chases those that are not chasing after it. It chases those that can help people and offer something that others are looking for (and this could be helpful information).
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jmixon Premium
Great discussion!
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AlexSol Premium
Great reminder, Kyle! Thanks for posting it ;)
- Alex
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Kyle Premium
No problem Alex, you have definitely been someone that has always "gotten it".
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bdent Premium
This kind of information is whats been holding me here. I hope that I can overcome some of my doubts about my abilities and start moving forward. I'm going to try to go premium for September I hope doing so will finally convince me that I've made an important decision and it's time to get to work on it.
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Kyle Premium
Excellent, we would love to have you on board and it sounds like you are realistic about the opportunity which is exciting to me. The reason I say this is those that give themselves time to succeed are always the folks that I see succeed!
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uakoko Premium
That would be the best investment that you could make for your future life. This is the ONLY place on the internet where you can REALLY succeed. Believe me, I know...I spent 81/2 years on the internet, trying to succeed and buying lots of shiny things. But the only time I ever made a dime was right here at WA.. You have to squash those doubts, somehow. Those are voices from the past, from any negative people you have been influenced by, Parents, teachers, friends(?). You need to go online and get a bunch of affirmations and keep repeating them to yourself each time a voice from the past pipes up.. You are a good writer, and the only other thing that you really need is a robust work ethic. Follow the trainings just the way they are laid out. Don't try to run ahead, because you might get a little lost and then those voices will kick in for sure, and start telling you "I told you so!" Believe me, Kyle and Carson know what they are doing. For young dudes, they are very smart and also wise. I have yet to see them put a foot wrong. Trust them, and do what they tell you. And there is always help here. If you follow the training and if you WORK consistently, you cannot possibly do anything . except succeed! Up and at 'em!
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Eddie C Premium
Couldn't agree with you more Kyle! Thank you for this post!
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Kyle Premium
No problem Eddie!
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gbpack Premium
Wow! thanks for the reminder Kyle. Being in business for myself in the offline world I would never expect to make it work in a month. But when we go online most of us desire an out from what we are doing (or not doing) so bad that we fall for every hook, line and sinker that comes along because it promises QUICK! This is a great post for all of us to point our potential customers to, to help them think seriously about joining us here at WA.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, unfortunately this is something that we have been battling with for years, helping people understand the opportunity that can be realized within the online world (which is absolutely massive), but at the same time it won't happen in an hour or a week or a month.

It will happen though...it took me about a year to go from ZERO to almost full time, which is pretty darn good...and this is income that pays out while I sleep and while I go away, 365 days per year.
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gbpack Premium
Getting paid 365 while I sleep! I like that business model a lot. :)
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Shawn Martin Premium
Saw the title, thought GREAT, Kyle is finally gonna give us his get rich secret......... LOL, and he did.
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Kyle Premium
I did give you the secret...

"Give it time, it will happen!"
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Shawn Martin Premium
LOL< I know you did.
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tas88 Premium
This is so true. I am so happy to finally get the honest education about online affiliate marketing.
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thor11 Premium
There is nothing thet come over night that´s true! Only lottery maybe...but I´m not a lottery player;)
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Kyle Premium
Anything worth achieving will take some effort, glad you get this. It is going to lead to you being much more successful in the short and long run.
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mamalama Premium
Thanks for writing this. I've wanted to post something similar but I wasn't sure how to approach it. I'm nearing the end of my third month here and I finally have my head on straight about what's going on here.

When I stumbled across WA, I was in a financially desperate situation. I needed money to pay bills and I was completely into the idea of working from home. I had seen a lot of scams advertised and I guess I came to believe that a person could begin to see income within 30 days. I chose WA because of the training and support. Unfortunately, I still had the misconception. I didn't want to "get rich quick" but I was expecting to get some money quick.

HERE'S WHAT I'VE LEARNED

Wealthy Affiliate is not so much a business opportunity as it is an educational opportunity. Through WA, a person will learn how to become successful in online business but being a part of the WA community will not instantly make you financially successful. I'm so glad I understand this now.
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Kyle Premium
Perfectly said. We are the education, we are not the opportunity. The opportunity is what you create based on what you learn here and the tools and services we provide you with.

Also, like education you have direct access to MANY professors with real life, business knowledge. This is something that you cannot even get within most educations. :)
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PW12305 Premium
I'm glad that you and Carson never gave up. Equally as glad that many of the members who have also been incredibly helpful and inspirational never gave up! Thanks to all of you. I'm having a lot of fun and starting to get the hang of things! Best of luck to everybody, and thanks for the great post, Kyle!
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Kyle Premium
I have seen people that were on the verge of giving up, but with a little convincing to keep at it, are not doing this full time. MANY people in fact. That is the reality of this. If you don't give yourself enough time to succeed, you never will.
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Trialynn Premium
Time, patience and your guidance along with Carson, Rich, Stadium, just to name a few. And of course dedication and persistance!!
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pjsd6365 Premium
Great post Kyle! Success comes with time and patience.
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AmandaRae Premium
Most quality things take time, you have to be willing to invest in your future!
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Kyle Premium
Exactly, and the future is not 30 days from now, it takes a little more time than this to reach your goals. In fact, you will never reach your goals because those that achieve success, always want to push the limits of their goals by creating new ones.
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Meghan021 Premium
Great post. So true too. There's no way to have a successful business in 30 days. It takes time.
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zabidi Premium
Sometimes we are just full of ourselves and start to dream to high heavens in contrast to reality. Thanks for bringing our two feet back on earth. We do need these kind of reminders once in a while.
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xcfastdude Premium
You have to be patient when it comes to business. Success doesn't happen overnight!
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JJCarter1 Premium
Thanks for the great post Kyle.

Kyle, not sure if this will get answered - or maybe somebody else knows the answer - but what was your niche (or authority) web site when you initially started out back in 2002? Was it actually Wealthy Affiliate, or did you start with something else that eventually grow into Wealthy Affiliate? It would be great to understand your evolution to success.

Thank you for sharing.
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onmyownterms Premium
Poster of question no longer active in the community. Closing out with a comment.
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Darryl64 Premium
Kyle, as always I am really thankful for your words of wisdom! It can be discouraging at times but we have to learn how to push through it and this is what is so great about WA and it's members. Very uplifting and truthful site!! Thanks
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lhmack Premium
Wish I had run across WA before all the others.
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uakoko Premium
Me, too! But the past is water over the dam...It's the great future waiting for you that is important!
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Soldiamond Premium
Thanks Kyle, I subscribe to the principle that in order to produce a successful enterprise you must withstand the test of time. Building a good foundation is far more important to your future success than following elusive get rich schemes that are prevalent online.
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WAKenko Premium
Kyle you are so good with your training, support, business wisdom.

Your "Want To Run A Successful Business In 30 Days" discussion topic is what we all need to know and understand...

It does take time to build an empire! I am taking full advantage of each step of your training here at WA and will follow your footsteps, one step at a time to reach where I want to be with WA and my long term income plan...

Thank you for your great teachings!
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mschneeder Premium
Kyle, I do believe this is your best post ever. Nothing worth doing is easy, this principle will out live us both. Great work as usual!
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wealthykiran Premium
Appreciate the advice Kyle. Thanks :)
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Success Inc Premium
Making more money than the Dean, that's a beautiful thing. I can see myself being successful a year from now (maybe nine months). We'll see.
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uakoko Premium
If you keep working hard, that's JUST what you will see. Once you really start making money, it will be like a snowball rolling downhill. It will amaze you. Keep working!
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affiliatesun Premium
Kyle,
Excellent, and honest what you wrote.
"And I will build my castle one brick at a time"
From Og Mandino's all time best seller book, "The greatest salesman in the world"
To my fellow affiliates; If you have not read this book, I recommend to listen to it on YouTube, read by Og himself. Well 2hrs and 15 minutes of your time spent.
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ricardo1 Premium
Kyle, my first webinar with WA I attended last night it was simlply awesome. One of the things it talked about was the disipline of taking your business seriously. That it will require a lot of time and effort for the rewards that you are seeking. You have to take baby steps in the beginning, and over time you will see results. It's like the stock market up and down the peaks and valleys.
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psmtk Premium
How very true Kyle so many people give up because they don't see any progress and think things are taking to long to show some success. Success only comes to those who put in all the hard work and don't expect to see money in their accounts within the first week.
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thetara34 Premium
Kyle I love this about WA. I don't mind a lot of hard work when I have successful people to learn from. I also feel that considering I can only spend about 10 hrs a week due to my current job that it may be a year or more before I see true dividends. That doesn't mean I still don't have goals!
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WealthyHappy Premium
Hello everyone! I have just finsihed Get Your Domain, Get your Website inside Affiliate Bootcamp... Kyle as always have done a perfect job with the explaining! For you who haven´t done it yet, do it now! And for your own and best succes go with your own domain name. I took nameCheap, and as it sound it´s Cheap. Click this link and follow the instructions: http://goo.gl/K30RbA
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oldie Premium
How true, How true.
My definition of scams goes as follows: Stealing Confidence Abilities Money Stealthily.
If you've been sucked in often enough, you're probably feeling down. Time to put all of that and your depression in a hole, bury it deep and get on with the present--take WA by the hand and go one step at a time.
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Cmsvisions Premium
I agree. I have run into many scams. This is the first time I felt that I will accomplish my goal. They take you by the hand and don't try to sell you false promises. I'm excited to get started!
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Jenna7 Premium
Thanks for posting this, Kyle.
I have not earned money yet, but have only been here around 2 months. So it will take more time which is normal.

But I am excited that I have learned so much already. Anyone who thinks they have not learned much when they are new here, could write a small note to themselves listing what they do know now-for example-I have learned how to build a website, write for the customers, learned what Google Analytics is and how to use it, etc etc These things might be old hat for the experienced, but are new for me, a newbie. :P(and maybe other newbies) And I even learned how to write one line of computer code, lol. ( I never thought I could do that).

And i have learned a TON more than from reading the Business/How to Start a Business books that I used to buy or check out at the library, in the last 10-15 years. And some of those were so hard to understand, and they wanted at least $100.00-$200.00 to start the business(any kind of business)And the books did not offer support like a person can get here.
I think it would have taken years and a lot of frustration to learn about creating a business if I would have just went by the books.....I love the part of WA, where experts can review your site-and I do the same for them-that helps so much.

To Carson, Kyle, Jay, Rich, Dom......ok too many!!! lol and the entire Wealthy Affiliate team(though I don't know all your names)thanks for creating this website. A place where we can learn and feel safe and get honest feedback.

It is much appreciated.

One of my goals is to pay it forward somehow to help someone else-in a different avenue of the business. Just so people can see that IM is not a rip-off-which I admit that I used to think so. :( Sorry, no offense, lol.

Have a great weekend all! :)
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georama Premium
My belief is strenghtened that if your intentions are pure God sends u to the right place, thats how I have arrived at your doorsteps.
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abletodoit Premium
Thanks for this. It means a lot to me and helps me curb my impatience.
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Nrf2 Premium
Success requires hard work, perseverance, and a willingness to do the things you committed to do long after the mood you said it in are gone!
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ARKO Premium
what is the purpose of having a large following on here vs having a large friends group on FaceBook
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HillaryG Premium
This is pretty inspiring, It might not necessarily be what people want to hear but it is definitely what we need to hear. There are too many scams out there telling us we can make money with little to no effort in 30 days or less. When I came in here I'm going to be honest I was thinking okay let's make some money but now that I've been working on my website I've been having a lot of fun just doing that.
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Shields Premium
Good Heavens, who would be teaching us now if, for instance, you became a Dean in your college. No, you did better: you became a Dean in your very own University.You are so married to your purpose in life, and we are all grateful.
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SuccessDEUS Premium
Very Realiable ! Realistict nd very well said ! thanks Kyle
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nancykaye Premium
This was an inspiring message. I never expected to create the online business in 30 days. As long as I'm moving through the lessons and gaining it's o.k.
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Bill Carver Premium
As usual, Kyle, you are "spot on" in what you wrote. But here's a question for you: What if someone said "I will be successful in 60 days" Would your answer be the same as above, slightly different or ???
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Eric62 Premium
People who say you can make it on the Internet are off their rocker.
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Eric62 Premium
Great post! Was very realistic post. I would never believe someone that would say I would be doing great business at 30 days.
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Very well said. I believe that to do something right you have to spend time to reach your goals. Think of your own career did you only take 30 days to become at the top?
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onmyownterms Premium
Commenting to close this out from the unanswered question queue, this Starter Member is no longer active at WA.
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wendyk Premium
Kyle you are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your story. I think people who dream of making money online need a reality check that this is work and it takes time...but success will happen if you don't quit.
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breadtalk Premium
No comment necessary, kyle. Except, this is the kind of talk we need to read often, and be reminded of daily. Thank you so much for lifting sagging spirits :-)
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DUG1 Premium
Great post Kyle, I suppose if we keep telling enough people it takes time it will sink in surely, I don`t expect to earn anything for at least 12 months if I do it will be a bonus,what i do know is i`m learning something new here every single day from the training,other members etc, what more can you ask...planning for the future !!
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Ayorifred13 Premium
Wonderful Kyle, Yes that is why this called a training. If you have never earned any income online then you need training, then the training must be first not the earning.Best Regards...
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zbeccah Premium
Outstanding post Kyle. I shudder when I see some who are "willing to give it 30 days". I knew going in I would not be an overnight success and that it was going to take a lot of learning, long hours and hard work.

You cannot know the comfort I feel here at Wealthy Affiliate, knowing that I am getting a solid foundation in IM and that I can trust the company and its owners.

You can't force feed the training, but you sure give it a try! I truly believe that if I fail, it will be because I gave up much to soon.

Thanks for the dedication you give to all, and thanks for the reality checks you deliver!.
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DUG1 Premium
Just don`t give up please.....
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lauradews Premium
Great post Kyle, as always, just work hard and the rewards will follow.
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elecamp Premium
I'm here for how ever long it takes! I've only been here 3 weeks now and I can see that there is no way I get this in one month. Just finished inadvertently trashing my pages
that I did yesterday! Back to the video! I hope in 3 months I can get the site done and working. Thanks for the reminder!
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piyush Premium
I have quit my job because I was not fitting there. I am at the right place now. I will give my life to WA for atleast 3-4 months, and I hope i get some results. I am young lad who wants to taste success, no matter how much time does it take.
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DUG1 Premium
Give it longer don`t put yourself under pressure of 3-4 months it could and most likely take longer,but think of the rewards later....
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piyush Premium
Yeah i ll get a great learning..:)
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jlruffin Premium
Kyle is right on! You fall for the wrong things because you assume others are doing it, so why not you? The problem is that starting from scratch and making a bunch of money in 30 days is ludicros.

I fell for most of the scams thinking I was doing something wrong so that is why I was not successful. Hopefully, this time I will simply take my time and build something slowly and lasting.
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onmyownterms Premium
You are correct, profit takes much longer than 30 days.
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coolcity Premium
Sadly some people are never going to get it. I have read dozens of posts on here from people who joined around the same time as me just over a month ago who are becoming frustrated because they have not made any money.

I have complained recently that I wasn't getting anywhere but that was because I thought my site was not being indexed by Google. It is though, and I have 4 clicks in the few days it has been online. That is success because it is four potential customers I did not have a week ago.

Every single step forward, just figuring how to resize a photo or add a link for example, is another little success and over time, once it is all put together, then the money will come. I know because that is how every business works. I still need to learn a lot more, the key is to keep on moving forward and learning more and more.

I am a qualified electrician by trade but I didn't make a penny in the first few weeks of self-employment while I was looking for work but more importantly I didn't make a penny in the TWO YEARS it took me to learn the trade in college. Internet marketing is the same, you have to learn the ropes first THEN when everything starts to fall into place, you learn how to tweak and fine tune it to be a little better than the rest, THEN it starts to work.

I use the same advice on my site, "if you want to get rich quick, buy a lottery ticket". You can either play the (astronomical) odds - and who knows, you may get lucky - or you can use your time to gain the knowledge over time to build a successful online business.

Hard as it may seem at first, just keep learning, just keep going, just keep picking up the knowledge and you will automatically get better and better as you learn more and more. That will lead to a successful future in affiliate marketing and that is really all there is to it.

But never give up - you will never become successful if you quit.
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cena1975 Premium
This is true and reality. Before I join I want to be rich but now I change my mind set is to learn a skill and mark a time frame of 6 month to a year. Now i set no time frame because I won't stop learning and i won't give up.

Without joining WA I won't be having content on my site. I learn to write article even after many time of rejection by SA I still didn't give up. Asking help from friend to correct my grammar and now having 9 articles on SA which is not really a lot. But certainly I feel proud of myself, I have never write anything for the past 18 years at least.

I'm here with WA only past 3 month only make 1 sales on Amazon, 2 sale on Clickbank and infolinks making some penny. A blog post of mine getting a 500 G+. A stranger feedback on facebook saying 'An article worth reading' on 1 of my SA http://goo.gl/lA2kWH. Which show the training is working.

I apperciate the help of every single WA member who have support me along this 3 month. A Big Thank You to Kyle, Carson, Pribs(my mentor, friend and buddy) and everyone in WA.

My bit of advice to new WA friends. F.O.C is not free of charge.

F : Foucs on your target
O : Observe "How other senior Wa members doing and learn from them"
C : Concenrate "Do 1 thing at a time"
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Marcus WFHW Premium
This is a great post Kyle, and it's one that rings very true with me.

In the almost 7 years that I have been a member here at WA, I have learned that investing time and effort into your online business returns the greatest long term reward.

We all start off with a high level of expectancy, but it must be understood that there are no magic bullets...there are no overnight successes...and there are no shortcuts to success online.

WA teaches you the entire process of building a successful online business, and that makes it completely unique in this scam-filled industry.

This of course requires patience, persistence and effort, but no more than what would be expected of us in the 9-5 workplace. The BIG difference is...your efforts return much greater reward online IF you adopt the WA mentality :-)
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WebMaestros Premium
You may not want to answer this question but if you have been with WA for 7 years I hope you're making six figures plus a year. I believe that when people come to this company to learn how to build an internet business they would get a lot of encouragement if the people that are making six figures plus a year would make themselves known so that the new people would be more inspired.Everyone knows that you have to work hard to accomplish anything worthwhile but still people like to know that there are a lot of others connected with WA that are making six figures+.
I will tell you why they need to see the super achievers--When I started to learn karate many years ago (I am a 4th degree black belt) I would learn faster knowing that my "Dojo had the most and best trained black belts over any other Dojo in the state.
Now when I heard the phrase "it takes hard work" I was ready totally to go all in because I was surrounded by these great Black Belts all the time.
I never felt it was hard work--I felt it was only a matter of time to my first Black Belt.
Here at WA if the new students could see the great "6 figure earners that are here kicking butt every day with their business' s --the frustrations would all but disappear.
It's one thing to say there are big earners here but the problem is most people that comehere to WA are desperate for a new chance.
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GregRobs Premium
Well put Kyle, it's exactly why the guru's (read scam artists) succeed, they prey on the people who WANT to believe in the instant success hype. We have become a society of instant everything, fast / microwave food, and disposable everything, one use and buy another one of whatever it is.
I started here in dec 2013 with a siterubix site. January I migrated the site to my own domain and I am seeing visitors, which is great. I'm getting some of my pages/posts on page one in google, even a couple of number one slots! Yea!! I have just recently, tentatively added a couple of ads to my site... not sure if it's too soon, but I've put a couple of amazon books and a hosting company ad onto my site... no sales yet, but early days I say!
I think I'm being realistic to hope for my first sales before the years end. Plenty of time till then and lots to do....I'm haemorrhaging ideas at the mo lol!
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Kyle Premium
The minute you "get" the process of traffic, you have opened up a ton of doors (in fact within every niche). You are making awesome progress man and I can't wait to see where you are going to head with this in the coming weeks, months and years ahead!
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ramccracken Premium
I'm trying to follow your example and hope I'm making strides in the right direction. I hope to be making money by the 6 month mark too. It's really funny how small successes are so joyful along the way.

Seeing my traffic triple in the second month

Having people comment and ask questions

Making a few sales along the way

Learning how to analyze my traffic and improve users experience

I forgot learning to build websites. 2 months ago I knew nothing about websites and now I live on the internet when I'm not at work.

Making Friends with similar goals

Having mentors and friends share their knowledge to help me grow

I think many people who are getting to know me do know how much or how far I will go to make a success out of this.

P.S. You will never lose anything by adding more quality content to your website. Every page that ranks draws more traffic.

Thanks Kyle and WA and all my friends here
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Kyle Premium
That is some really awesome stuff you got going on there! All of these are definite successes and although they are not financial, they are the foundational building blocks of financial success!
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DomW Premium
But But But...the 30 day success training? haha :) Nicely put. I think 3 months to "see how it goes" and another 3 to "start to taste success" is more realistic.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, success is not defined as money. That is where the differential is. Success to me is far more than money, success starts with a website. Creating one is a success is it not? Getting a page ranked in Google? Big success.

People tend to make everything all about the dollars and the cents and never earn any as a result of that being the only tunnel vision goal unfortunately. Money is the byproduct of other successes.
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TonyRidgeway Premium
What? I can't be successful and making 4 trillion dollars in a week? Well.....hmph forget this then!

Seriously though folks. As Kyle said, real business and real success will take time. Be patient, and good things will come so long as you put in the work.
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Kyle Premium
Be patient and dedicate yourself to one thing and you will do very well, exactly. Don't jump from opportunity to opportunity looking for one to click...and don't fall for any scam that tells you that success is instant.
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wealthyro9 Premium
I do agree
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thank you Kyle for sharing your own success. I totally agree with you on no one can achieve success in 30 days. I didn't earn my first dollar until 8 months after joining WA. Now I am earning monthly income where before I was not. I feel that being a part of WA help me to achieve success and taught me how to go about it the right way.

Cheers
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ShaunFern Premium
Inspiring as always :)
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Johari Premium
This is what I love abt WA and I'm glad I'm part of this community. Everyone is looking for that magic pill which they think they could pop and see success instantly but we got to realize that it takes hard work to succeed. Thanks Kyle for your sincerity and honesty.
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Kezrok Premium
Well said, ive been away on business and only had ipad to gloss over wa, i like what ive seen and heard and look forward to putting in some serious time now im back home. Starting with a webinar i believe in an hours time followed by a serious tidy up of my profile with a better picture then i had on my ipad. Cheers Kerry
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Rick Jantz Premium
That's saying it like it is and we all need that. We're willing to spend thousands of dollars for a formal education and take up to 4 years to do it. Why would building a business not require the same commitment and time...but it doesn't require the money when you compare total costs. I'm quite willing to pay my Premium membership because I am investing in myself. I rearranged other personal expenses to do it because it was that important to me.

It helps to be stubborn, too, because I will make this work, it's what I want to be doing.
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Kyle Premium
Precisely my point and something I have discussed on several occasions here. People don't expect to get paid for being a surgeon before they get their schooling and educate themselves, yet they expect to build a successful business in 30 days before they educate themselves. Go figure!
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ski2823 Premium
Agree whole heartly with you kyle.
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LisB247 Premium
You are a great inspiration to us all Kyle. Thank you both for creating this fantastic opportunity for everyone to share in.
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Lee Gamelin Premium
Very well said, Kyle. It so supports my blog post of a few days ago, and mine yours! Lee
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kws123 Premium
I never buy lottery tickets, have learned a lot from WA, constantly adding content to my sites, just a matter of time, right?
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onmyownterms Premium
You are right, it's only a matter of time.
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yasin Premium
Nice post Kyle thanks, I also got tricked into these lies when I started out. Darn they are so good at it..
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nathaniell Premium
This will be a classic post to link to when the question comes up in classrooms and chat!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it comes up all too often and I want people to be real with themselves and the exciting journey that lies ahead. People that cut it short are never going to get the experience the success that those of us reach simply because we gave ourselves ENOUGH time to reach success.
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TrustWay Premium
thats true Kyle, every way to get income always needs effort, patient and right guidance. even you buy lottery ticket - you need effort and spent money with 2 possibillities win or loss
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Kyle Premium
The same people that want success in 30 days are those that spend more than their membership fees here at WA on lottery tickets every month. Strange coincidence?

I absolutely know that anyone can achieve success, I have seen it. I have seen people "down and out" that have come hear, changed their attitude and given themselves a chance (and are now doing this full time and loving life).
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