Everyone Wants Money to be FAST!

Last Update: September 07, 2012


That says a lot about success doesn’t it.

People want success and they want it fast (and with minimal work). If this wasn’t the case, people would not buy lottery tickets and they definitely wouldn’t be sucked into products that claim you will make $10,000 overnight. You people that want money fast are keeping gurus, scammers, and bloodsuckers in business!

Anything that one wants to be FAST is typically SLOW in nature.

Money included.

This is the reality of business. Regardless of the business. You hear success stories but you never hear the ‘back stories”. These are what ultimately lead to success.

Steve Jobs working tireless hours from his garage and begging people to buy his product. Making tough decisions, facing failure often, and 30 years later creating a business that is a billion dollar one.

Our success was slow as well. I personally started my journey young. I started reading investment papers at the age of 13. I worked my butt of doing extensive labour jobs that showed me what I didn't want to do for the rest of my life. When I started out, I had to beg to borrow my girlfriends credit card to start my Overture PPC account (now Adcenter).

Carson and I started Wealthy Affiliate after an "ad hoc" conversation and it started as a site offering "keyword lists". 7 years later we are a global education platform for the Internet Business community. :)

These are the stories people fail to remember or don't want to remember. There is a journey and a cumulative build up to success. It can and will happen, but there is nothing that is FAST about it.

The road to success dims only when there are no lights shining on it. You are the “lights” by the way. If there is nobody leading the way for YOUR success, then the chances of it happening are slim.

Success is not easy. If it was everyone would be doing it.


That is the logic with any sort of achievement. Tying your shoe for the first time is tough and so is riding your own bike. But you made the effort to learn the bunny rabbit song (shoes) and fell a bunch of times on your bike before you ever became good at it.

Where did we lose you? Why are you treating this elusive thing called money with so much haste. Why should money be easy? Why should it just “happen”? Where are you getting this crazy idea from?

Please answer.

NOBODY is going to do it for you!


One thing that I have learned over the years being in business is that nobody is going to create success for you, in fact, people tend to try to leech you if you have created any level of success.

YOU are responsible for your own success. Yes, there are faciltators and mentors along the way, but they are not going to do the work, they are not always going to be there to pick you up when you fall, and they definitely are not going to press the buttons for you!

Take some onus.

Success is not fast and it never will be. Success is really awesome when you achieve it though...it is easy to reproduce once you have achieved it, and it is far more realistic and more gratifying to share your success with others than to constantly share your “dreams” of winning the lottery.

Nothing that is fast is worth working for. Work on the slow path and the journey will take you places you never thought were imaginable.
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Just a question: I know money involves numbers (since we don't use Roman "numerals" to tally our finances anymore), :-) but why does it seem that in order to be truly "wealthy," one needs to be good with maths? :-( I always figured blogging involved writing and nothing more -- that's something at which I truly excel. But it turns out I have to learn maths-oriented things like programming and S.E.O. (which involves a lot of stats, logic and probability) in order to be "truly" successful with such a venture.

Is there any hope of considerable profit for someone with dyscalculia who can't so much as make change (Obama notwithstanding)? ;-) I don't have a programmer's mindset and don't want one either -- it all seems so cold and so inhuman, and I am a right-brained creative artsy person with one of those "useless" lib. arts degrees. Can I ever hope to be a single-handed successful "online entrepreneur" if I don't even know my times tables? I flunked algebra three times over (that's uh... a thumb, pointer and tall-man, I think), and only passed with one of those "alternative assessments" -- a written essay on the history of maths in the ancient world.

I never was able to learn anything numbers-oriented, and never will be -- my brain just won't allow for it. And for those who say "never say never," I should add that a mental thing is a physical thing -- I'll never land a jump shot either because I'll always be 5'1". My height won't develop further and neither will the maths part of my brain. Like the (hypothetical?) bipolar person below, even though I am not crazy, I have a documented maths disability, like dyslexia but for numbers. Do I absolutely have to be able to do my own maths if I want to have more money in the bank?
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Kyle Premium
You definitely do not need to be a programmer, in fact some of the most successful people I have worked with over the years are the least "techie" out of them all. Instead they focus on many of the things you mention you are good at. Creating quality content, blogging, offering value to readers, and connecting with people.

Successful businesses are good at appealing to people, not counting beans. All you need to know is that in order to earn a profit, your income needs to be higher than your expenses!

You have the world in front of you and you can accomplish a lot. Don't think "success tomorrow", think small cumulative steps to great success. Tons of help here within WA and we are all here to give you a hand if you ever get stuck!
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DABK Premium
What you need is a team of people who know math and no idea about how to write good content, content that sells.

Actually, if you're really going to be successful, you need a team member or two for everything in your business. Silly example that makes the point: Trump doesn't know how to lay pipes, but his buildings do have water and gas and air conditioning somehow.
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Hani Premium
Very inspiring and true Kyle. In fact if things come easy then you can bet that they won't stay around long or they are not the quality you're looking for. Even people that do win the lotto usually loose it all within a year! All good things come through hard work and dedication.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, you develop a stronger appreciation for money if you have to work for it and you come to understand it much better. Makes a big difference. Also, once you can earn it once on your own, you can do it over and over again, despite the circumstances.
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GaiC Premium
Well said Kyle. I heard a saying many years ago - "there is no traffic jam on the extra mile" it is only when you hang in there in the face of adversity when so many other don't that you start to win. Also celebrating small wins gets your mindset on the end game. Gai
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PMV Premium
Oh I never heard that saying before ... lol ... what a lovely picture it presents!
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GaiC Premium
I agreed it is an awesome saying
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Kyle Premium
Nice one, love that saying Gai! :)
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myzone2012 Premium
Awesome. I really like the part about the road to success dims only when there are no lights shinny on it. It opened a picturial image in my mind's eye and I can really relate with the meaning. "Nobody is going to do it for you", I can't agree more; everyone is too busy (or do not even have time for their own success), to be concern about another's.
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Kyle Premium
But you do have a ton of help here... that is the awesome part! If you are willing to work hard and ask for help when you need it, you can expedite success.
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myzone2012 Premium
That I also agree with and one of the thing that really amazes me about WA.
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Kyle Premium
There support is one thing that will remain a constant :)
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Shawn Martin Premium
Well said Kyle. By the way, I still fall of my bike occasionally, but always get back on it. :)
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PMV Premium
I like this :) No matter what the knocks and trials, I find that taking ownership and responsibility for how I move forward is immensely gratifying and earns me respect and trust (and often help just when I need it purely as a by-product). It's the one key life skill I try to inspire by example in my godchildren.
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snrholt Premium
A truth well spoken. Having some success and knowing several others that have labored to strong success confirms your back story comment. If those that I know who achieved measurable recognized achievements had it instantly they would have been ship wrecked. Most lottery winners will tell you the worst thing that happened to them is winning the lottery. Instant success is too often a very bitter "blessing."
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kendrick Premium
Nice article on success Kyle! I personally know what it is like to work for things that you want to have someday. Along the way you determine if you really want it or it just was a want at the time.
I remember I wanted something, so I started saving up for it and what I was doing was work that I wanted and liked to do. People always come back to me because I was good at what I did at the time and still is.
I finally made it to one hundred dollars! I realized that it was hard work getting there, but I liked and enjoyed what I did.
Thanks for sharing!
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Kyle Premium
It takes hard work, but once you learn the process and get the fundamentals down it becomes second nature. Earning money online is also 24 hours per day, so once you get the process in place you can earn revenue around the clock. ;) That is what I call EASY money, but it takes hard work to get that in place first.
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DABK Premium
You got it wrong, boss. I'm bipolar; I want money to be fast when it's coming towards me, slow when it goes the other way.

As regards the post itself, one of my favorites, Raymond Chandler (invented detective Philip Marlow... played nicely by Bogart) published his first novel at 45. He was an instant success, after 20 some years of trying.
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Kyle Premium
That is awesome. I suppose most of us are bipolar when it comes to money then...

The instant successes people typically read about are 5, 10 or in the case of Chandler, 20 years. That is why I stated that most people never hear about the back story until the biography comes out, if it ever does.

If you are not successful yet everyone, make today the start of your journey. It will happen quicker than you could have ever imagined.
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sidewinder39 Premium
Thank You Kyle, I know success don't come over night. Like Rome wasan't built in a day.
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Kyle Premium
It sure wasn't, nor was anyone's self made success story.
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ECAffiliates Premium
More words of Inspiration thanks Kyle.
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Kyle Premium
Glad you enjoyed it! :)
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TJ Books Premium
Great, Kyle! You have a way with words. NO FREE LUNCH! John
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Kyle Premium
Exactly, there is no free lunch on the journey to success.
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lisawells Premium
That's how the scammers trick people into buying their products - they promise easy and fast! Once a person has some experience, they realize exactly what you've stated so succinctly in your blog!
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Kyle Premium
Exactly and this trend will continue as long as people are seeking overnight success (which is going to remain a constant in my opinion). The minute one can overcome this and discover that it is not a reality, is the minute they can work towards success.
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Deezdz Premium
Great post Kyle.

Everyone is responsible for their own success. If you start working on-line or at ANY job, career or occupation to "get rich quick" the likelihood of you becoming rich is probably nil to none.

In my opinion, the people who are successful and do extremely well are the people that love what they do....like you! If you love what you do, all the "hard" work and time invested isn't isn't a chore and measured in dollars and cents. Most importantly, you enjoy your success journey regardless of how long it takes.
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Kyle Premium
Couldn't agree with you more. Enjoying what you do and being passionate about what you do plays a significant role. It allows you to work (sometimes tireless) and have it not feel like work. Rather it feels like a mission and that you are trying to accomplish something, often times money being the last thing you care about.
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jhoecannon Premium
Like so many others, in the beginning I thought it would be easy and fast...foolish!
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Kyle Premium
It's not. The one thing you need to remember though and never lose sight of:

IT IS POSSIBLE

You can and will achieve success of any level if you want it bad enough. Work hard, set goals, and don't let anything get in your way.
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SusannaD Premium
Great post! Reading this brings back lots of bad memories for me. In the beginning I was one of those foolish people who thought because the ad said I could make six figures if I just signed up and bought their into their system I would. How foolish I was then.

Now I realize this takes a lot of work. I know the potential is there to make six figures, but like with anything, you get out of it what you put into it. It's a business! Nothing is free - especially money!

Thanks again for the reminder.
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Kyle Premium
It does take some work but the beautiful thing about the Internet is the audience is BILLIONS of people, the start up costs are nominal and you can enter into any niche that you are passionate about. :)
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DeeBear Premium
Great information. You notice the same people that claim to make thousands in a few days or weeks, are the same ones that you hear and read about online. It's sad to read the complaints people have had with those scam artist out there. A customer wants a refund, so they either get the run-around, or all of a sudden they receive the phone message "this number is no longer in service. Please check the number and try again." Very sad, and annoying too.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, all too common in the world of opportunity. There will always be vultures and there will always be prey however. Those that are willing to face the reality of MONEY are those that will not be subject to scams though.
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veronica.l Premium
Great post Kyle. Setting realistic goals is important, making millions over night is not realistic.

Hard work.. action.. stick with it even when you get slapped by Google... write 2, 20, 200 articles... make mistakes... get back up... create a website that stink and don`t make any money... create the next one that is a big hit and makes you $$$... get a keyword on first page of Google... have that keyword fall down to page 100... see another keyword climb to the top of the listing... just everyday life of an internet marketer and you have to love it :)

Stick with it and success will follow,there will be ups and downs but keep going and you will reach your goals!! The only way to fail is to quit, don`t do it!

Thanks Kyle!!
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Kyle Premium
And to this day, not everything we do is a success. That is the reality of things, push forward, try things, some will work some will completely fail, learn lots, continue working at it, run into a wall, jump over a wall...all of this will lead to your ultimate success.
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mckventure Premium
Adding my accolades to the rest of the WA voices! Yup, it like taking a quarter horse on a long journey acrosss the country. He starts off with a bang, great progress is made in the first mile or so, then the horse is too tired to go on. Rest is needed. Take the time to rest and then bang! Off to the races again. A mile or two at a time really fast and then stopping for the day or night doesn't cut it!

Use a Mustang or a Mule even, and you will get slow and steady progress covering up to 30 to 40 miles a day depending on terrain! I choose the Mustang and Mule! LOL

Great post, my friend!
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Kyle Premium
If you can keep the quarter horse going and wait for it to rest when it needs it, the success will be found. There are many different ways to achieve and earn a living online and everyone's journey will be slightly different.
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mckventure Premium
I suppose that can be true, though I also think the slow and steady pace brings about progress much more frequently. The quick start and then a long rest seem to be a momentum buster for me! I have learned for me it is much easier to accomplish goals by steady even pace rather than a hurried frantic one. Just a thought...
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ToddT182 Premium
I've always been an advocate of "Nothing Good Comes Easy" and needed to hear this because now that I've put some substantial work into this, I find myself allowing doubtful vibes to creep in occasionally. I am very appreciative of what you guys and the WA community have helped me to accomplish so far, it's astonishing how much you've taught me and what I've achieved!, creating My own IM business and building two ranking sites. Wealthy Affiliate is an outstanding platform and I am very optimistic about the future again. Thank you for making this all possible:)
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Kyle Premium
No problem Todd, but I can't take any credit for this. You did the work, sure there have been many supporting you along the way, but without your effort and your continual hard work, you wouldn't have educated yourself, taken action, and ultimately created the foundation you have now. Kudos to you!
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fishing Premium
Great article, I agree, as much as fast is what we all want...it all takes time to build a business

As an ex-carpenter...I can realate it to building a building...permits...land research...plans....start foundation...then build up from the foundation...at the end as the last nail and last paint brush makes it stroke...your building is done and the tenants are moving in....

A lot like building a business froml the ground up...and how gratifying down the road to have a business that supports you and your family....all good things will have its perils, nothing vent\ured nothing gained...

Again this is a great article talk about hitting the nail on the head (more carpenter stuff :) great honest look into our reality as Internet Markerters....:)

Thanks Kyle...
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Kyle Premium
All so very true. A saying that Carson and I have been big on this year is "no mud huts". We are not interesting in building anything if it is going to turn out to be a mud hut that is subject to weather and the likes. Only solid foundations in which a skycraper could be created. :)
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Veveric Premium
All that you wrote is so, so true. The real reason why I'm still here at WA is that I didn't heard from the beginning and never after from you and Carson that it is easy to achieve success in IM and that I can be be rich overnight by doing nothing or press some buttons. Just contrary, that it is necessary to put some effort to reach freedom and independance.That is reality and that is how other things in life also work. Excellent article Kyle, I've enjoyed reading it! This is also very good reminder for all of us to avoid "shiny things" and get back to work!

Kindest Regards
Milos
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, the only things that should be chasing shiny things are fish. Everyone has enough intellect to be as successful as they want, they just need to add the drive, hard work and persistence and great things will happen.
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Acklins Premium
This is an excellent article, most of us want this fast money, but many people don;t realize that you have to work hard to get it. In my business, i receive email from people claiming to want to buy items, or wanting to become business partner, but in the end they want you to send them the money, or travel to another destination to complete the business deal. The sad thing about this is that educated people get caught in these scams.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, LOTS of people get caught up in these "fast" money scams. It seems appealing right? The reality of it is that it will take work, but it is the same amount of work that you would be investing into working for others, so why not scale something for yourself. :)
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Hudson Premium
Hi Kyle, good work. We all need to be reminded about this from time to time. Even then I think it takes a few months on this new venture before you actually realise that real success will take a much longer time. When you do you tend to settle into a rythm of focussed effort knowing that this will eventually get you there. This is what I have experienced,

Regards

Hudson
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Kyle Premium
It doesn't have to take FOREVER to achieve success, although your goals may be HUGE and seem like FOREVER away, there are many cumulative success that will happen within the journey.
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Great reminder. I think for me and maybe some other beginners as well. You get going working hard, then when there's a bump in the road or your not making the money or success you expected. You lose sight of your goals and forget you need to be patient and work hard to get those results you wanted in the first place. Then, some might give up at that point. This is a reminder that this isn't an overnight success plan. This certainly got me motivated.
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Kyle Premium
Those bumps are part of success and are part of the natural growth one has. You don't learn much if you are not failing. I have failed A LOT over the years and each new failure adds a new level of experience.
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deeprekha Premium
Hi Kyle,
This is very much true, I have experienced it for last 5 years.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it sure is and it sounds like you have some exposure to success! :)
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BIS Premium
Hi Kyle

I thoroughly agree with you. Finding success in any field is tough. I know I was listening to one of the Olympic gold athletes being interviewed earlier this summer and she said that people had not idea just how much work, sacrifice, pain, etc goes on behind the scenes. And I thought that was really important.

The same applies to IM - success requires an awful lot of hard, and focussed work and some people are considerably adding to their own stress by not taking that on board. I produced an infographic a little while ago on this theme https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/bis/blog/the-road-to-success-isn-t-straight
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mhamilt Premium
You're bang on the money there. I was really inspired to see the story of some 13 year old girls who were training 30 hours a week so they could go to Rio in the gymnastics… and they want to increase their hours. And that's on top of their regular school work. Astonishing what people do when they want it enough.
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chamaltatis Premium
Another great one here Kyle (as always)! This is the very reason why I trusted WA before. The problem when I was starting was that, I knew that success takes time but I didn't know how long will it take to be successful. I thought after some months or so, I can earn considerable amount of money. It is only after doing internet marketing for more than a year now did I really understand what does "success takes time" means. I also read a book about starting a business and it says that it takes at least 3 years to initially setup a successful business. I laughed since I was just less than a year doing IM at that time but I was already craving for success. Well, today, I'm learning to be patient and rather work hard until after some years, I'll also have more success stories to tell.
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