Many of you probably don’t know this, but it took me THREE FULL MONTHS to make my first sale online.

Three months of hard work. Three months of learning. Three months of doing stuff that didn’t quite work. Three months of doing stuff that actually worked.

One thing that was consistent during this first 3 months was that I felt successful the entire time. I was learning brand new things, I was building a website (which was freakin’ amazing to me), I was creating content that other people could read on the Internet, I was creating “campaigns” and bidding on these keyword things.

It was freakishly cool.

My Landmark First Sale.

The first sale to be honest was just the cherry on top, but I was hitting so many successful days of “accomplishment” that my focus didn’t necessarily revolve around money on the way to this first sale, the progress with my business and the non tangible things like learning to code, build content, adding images, joining affiliate programs, creating campaigns, and helping others fueled my passion.

The reason I am even telling you this, is because people naturally want success now and they want it fast. That is very rarely the case though.

Like a little tiny snowball rolling down a hill of fresh snow, the effort you put forth now and the hard work that you invest in your business, will cumulatively snowball your business.

In other words, the work you are doing this very second WILL NOT pay off this very second. It may pay off a month down the road, it may even pay off a year down the road, but it will more than likely pay off at some point in the future. At sometimes pay off forever.

Yes, Your Work Now Creates FOREVER Potential

It is a beautiful thing. I have literally written content that has paid me for years. One post that took my 30 minutes to write has lead to $1,000’s in ongoing monthly income. I have had single search terms reap me almost a full time income over the years through PPC campaigns. ONE FREAKIN’ SEARCH TERM.

Sounds ridiculous, but anyone that has created any level of success online will be able to share more than one story like this with you.

Sometimes the efforts you put forth never truly strike gold though. That is fine. Not everything you do will be an immediate hit, and sometimes never really finds its purpose in your business, but it is all part of the learning process and the process of “getting better”.

You Will Have Your Highs and Lows.

Michael Jordan, unquestionably the best basketball player to ever step on the court missed millions of jump shots in his life through practice and even in the games he played.

But he also hit lots...and LOTS.

Your business will behave the same way.

Your business is foreshadowed by your “current” effort. But your current business is not the result of your current effort, it is a result of your past effort.

So for those of you that are starting out, I want you to know this. The time, energy and effort you put forth now IS going to pay off later. I promise you that. You will make your first sale. You will make your 2nd sale. You will make your 100th sale…

But you need to make a promise to yourself, you will give yourself the time to achieve these goals and you won’t be so hard on yourself in the early stages. Building a website is a big success, creating content, getting engagement, learning wordpress, meeting people, getting help, helping others...these are ALL successes that will add up in the bigger and broader scope of your business. ;)

I would love to hear all of your thoughts on the “first sale”, whether you have made your first sale or you are still working towards it. What is your perception of this and how does it impact the way you behave in terms of the process of creating and growing your business?

I look forward to hearing your feedback.

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Armlemt Premium
One thing that attracted me to W is that it did not promise that I would get rich quick. It didn't guarantee I'd have a good income. I liked this because I knew that realistically, I would have to put a lot of work in ahead of any success.

I love the little successes...the first content, the first images, being ranked by Google, the first comments on my site, etc. But then again a month ago I was still in bed everyday accomplishing nothing much because I live with chronic illnesses. My first day sitting at the computer was a major accomplishment to me! And the second and the third until now I have been at this for a month and have only missed two days that I had wanted to be working. I guess I expected myself to fail, but decided to act as if I weren't going to and it has worked.I couldn't be more thrilled!

I'm sure that my first sale is going to rock my world. I'm looking forward to it, just not so anxiously that I know it will happen somewhere down the road.
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giftyafd Premium
Very Frank and encouraging! Thanks for being open. Continued Success.
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esteadman Premium
Just over 10 days with WA but feel so much excitement carrying me forward. My whole life has been a journey full of learning experiences, both good and bad, and I'm still learning thanks to Kyle and everyone for all the great information available here.

The current part of my life's journey is amazing, the amount that I've learned in the past 10 days is incredible and being able to share this with so many positive, helpful, encouraging, motivating people from around the world makes it worthwhile no matter how much or when the money starts to follow.
I'm addicted, lol.
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to hear Edward, if you have learned this much in just your past 10 days online, imagine what you are going to learn in the next 10 or a 100.

I have been at this 15 years full time now and I have never been more addicted to this "online business" thing. It is exciting when you realize that it is far more opportunity ridden than the offline business world and you can literally head in any direction that you want online and come out a winner.
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RoyBaxter Premium
Thoroughly enjoyed reading that ! I'm at the very beginning of my WA journey. Only just starting out with my website. It has been great thus far. "Not too fast, too far too soon" is one of my mottos, as is "Continual and Never-Ending Improvement." Success is never instantaneous, success is cumulative, and
Time + Tremendous Effort = Success + Satisfaction. Nobody said it is going to be easy. Only those with positive and determined mindsets succeed . Whether it's Wealthy Affiliates or any other life challenge we take on. I believe this and will execute all I do with this in mind. It's worked for all 65 of the years since I was placed on this earth, so why shouldn't it work now?!
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esteadman Premium
Totally agree with you Roy, I'm 68 and have succeeded in so many other ways by tackling life's challenges head on. Why stop now?
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it takes the initial perseverance that we all have in us, but some of us lose patience in the early stages of business (in particular within the online world).

What has worked in your past 65 years, will continue to work. If people applied half of the effort too their new business ventures that they have done in their day jobs, there would be many more successful people online.
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RTKerr Premium
I just made my first sale over the holiday weekend! It is not much--$1 to be exact--but I will put it on my wall as a reminder! Along with my current website, I am building two more which I expect will be up in a couple of weeks. Here we go!
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Esnyder86 Premium
I'm working towards my first sale. I've signed up through an affiliate program with HobbyTron and I'm working on setting up content that can push buyers my way. Premium is also just around the corner for me and I'm very excited with everything I have accomplished thus far!
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Rdiaz13 Premium
Kyle that is a motivating speech do you mind if I used this blog.

Thanks Ruben
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Kyle Premium
You can absolutely share it, click the Affiliate Link button at the top and you can share this blog post with whomever you like. :)
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Reahz Premium
I'm reaching 3 months and I would love my first sale, just to give me a little hope and to show the people around me that what I'm doing is worthwhile. But sales aside, I agree that the accomplishment of learning new things is a great feeling. I updated my blog today and called myself an Affiliate Marketer. Hopefully, soon I can change this to Full Time Affiliate Marketer. Great post
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EKautz Premium
If you're starting to feel that 3 month itch you can check out some of the success stories that others have had here at WA, it's always renewed my confidence at times like your your in. Just search for them in the search bar above.

ROCK ON!
E
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Reahz Premium
Thanks I will give that a try :)
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EKautz Premium
You're welcome. :-)

You can also make a list of what you've accomplished in 90 days . . . you'll be surprised at what you've learned and what you've done. Don't leave anything out. This is a huge confidence boost and a great thing to look back on.

E
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Well Said !!!your efforts will be payed later!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is definitely the case. When you are building your foundation within the initial stages, this is prepping your business for long term success. :)
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SKibet Premium
TRULY the time, energy and effort you put forth now is going to pay off later. Patience plus hard work pays. If you made it Kyle then who am i not to. Thats my goal
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Kyle Premium
Exactly, if I made it you absolutely can and create any level of success you are willing to work for. I look forward to seeing your progress moving forward Sammy!
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patvar3 Premium
I hear you - as I always say "DON'T GIVE UP!""
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felixwebman Premium
Happy thoughts and happy things to you! All the best!
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Kyle Premium
Never give up, it is the quickest way to failure (and actually the only way). If someone ever needs any help or the feel on their "breaking point", just ask for help. :)
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felixwebman Premium
You obviously never looked back!
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Kyle Premium
Nope, still running full speed ahead!
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MelTeeDee Premium
Hello there Kyle! Thank you for this Blog. Question - how many hours a day were you putting in during your first three months prior to your first sale?
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ToniJ Premium
Hey MelTeeDee. Kyle did a post on this and he basically said that it can vary for everyone. It is all about consistency and never giving up. Patience is key. Wishing you all the best on your journey.
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MelTeeDee Premium
Thank you ToniJ. May your journey also be an amazing one!
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Kyle Premium
I put whatever time I could, it would change on a day by day basis as I was full time in school. As I started to see results and see the opportunity, I started to 'trade' my TV time, my time for friends in some cases, and any 'wasted' time for time to work on my business.

There are a lot of hours in the day and we wall do have some time where we waste it, even if it is a lunch hour break, fit it in where you can. ;)
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AnnZ Premium
Kyle, your thoughts express on this, to me, are just remarkable. What a writer you are!!! I'll keep this page, in particular, very handy when I get some of those low days, not acknowledging anything. Thank you.
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CarlosCosta Premium
Hey, Kyle!

Thanks for the inspirational message!
I can visualize my first sale eventhough I have not built my site yet.

> Carlos
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rolfkb Premium
Hi Kyle, and HAPPY NEW year to you and your family!

I have not received my first sale yet, and I don't expect to get it tomorrow or the day after either!

I have been at this for less than a month, and I agree with you -- getting up a website and writing content is freaking awsome for me as well!

I am enjoying myself learning new stuff and taking part in this awsome community you have made here at WA!

I am more concerned with the jouney than the destination.- I want to enjoy the time I spend on my website or researching keywords or commenting on the different fora. Because this is the stuff I have to do to understand this medium.

My ulterior motive starting this journey is to promote my own stuff, which is rock mechanics.

I have been a consultant and instructor in rock mrchanics for the oil and gas industry for more than 40 years - a real oldfart!

During this time I have written a lot of technical papers as well as my own course manual in rock mechanics. I have also a library of power point presentations. RIght now all this material is just sitting on my hard drive and collecting 'digital dust'.

I have a lot of ideas about how to use this content, like a website for how to, an ebook for the course manual, or maybe a physical bound manual with a workbook, a cloudbased simulation service... you get the drive.

But unfortunately I am 'technically challenged' when it comes to IT and Internet, so therefore this attempt to learn how to do these things. In this manner I will be more independent, because I KNOW what to ask for when I hire people to assist me.

And frankly speaking, what you have provided here is quite well laid out and it is a joy to use!

I want to activate all my stuff and spread the word about the importance of rock mechanics in the industry I have served all my professional life! That's my passion :-)!

That's how I look on the 'first sale'!

Cheers
rolfkb - on a journey to online success!

PS I would love to send you a PM about my ideas to get your professional opinion about what's feasible and what's not. But I know that you are very busy so please send me a PM that you accept so i don;t bother you with stuff that I can find out by myself as I'm progressing through the training.
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nrweastman Premium
Good for you, Rolf. "Old fart," "young fart"- it really doesn't matter: the learning curve can seem formidable. I have multiple advanced degrees in my field, yet I'm thankful for this step-by-step! lol
Hopefully we'll both be reporting sales and success this time next year.
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rolfkb Premium
Hi nrweastman, HAPPY NEW YEAR and thank you for the comment. It is highly appreciated :-) !

Cheers
rolfkb
On a journey to online success!
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workitbro Premium
Hey Rolf, does your "Rock Mechanics" involve uncovering precious metals? If so, sign me up!
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rolfkb Premium
Hi there,

Unfortunately no! But you can still have some fiun when I start up my rock mechanics site!

Be patient, I am still learning how to do this; I'm like on a bicycle with a training wheel!

Keep up and have fun and I'll get back to you when the rock mechanics start!

Cheers
rolfkb
I'm on a journey to online success!
What about you - will you follow?
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workitbro Premium
Sure, it peaked my interest. Like saying you're working on your truck or barbecuing!
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rolfkb Premium
You're right, currently I'm roasting the duck. As soon as it is ready we start eating...lol

As I said, my current site is just a bicycle with a training wheel, just so that I can try to understand what's going on before I open my very narrow niche...

Cheers
rolfkb
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Stryderfx Premium
Good Words Sir. Thank You
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MoonDream Premium
Looking forward for my first sale. Got still 1 month to go!
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247dan Premium
Thanks so much for the inspiration and encouragement Kyle, you are truly a rockstar at this stuff and the fact that you sign autographs for your millions of fans (I.E helping every member here) is beyond amazing! Forever grateful!
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Marilynm1 Premium
Hello, Kyle. 2016 was a gruelling year for me but it has ended with a bang! I am on the first page of Google with my website's main keyword and I have made an affiliate sale! Today I have set up another website that supports it. I am sharing this so others can see it is worthwhile to persevere. My best wishes and many thanks.
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QYTan Premium
Hi, Kyle. Thank you for your inspiring thoughts. I need to work it out more to be "getting better". I have to learn and practice over and over again to make me even better each day to reach my FOREVER potential.
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CBotma Premium
Truly Inspiring, Thank you Kyle!
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bohemanda Premium
Just getting started, but I decided to keep this bookmarked for motivation on down days ;)
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Bluesprite Premium
Thanks for the inspiring blog.
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SamiWilliams Premium
Kyle,
Success stories are as good as kid pictures to make me feel empowered and warm inside!
Thanks for the share!
Sami
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WayneWright3 Premium
Very inspirational, that is exactly what everyone new needs to hear. I'm just starting but plan to take my time and try to learn everything to have a successful business. Thanks
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doggietime Premium
I am still a newbie but have big plans to make my first sale soon. Thanks for the information. It was very enlightening!
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EKautz Premium
Dig in, follow the training and ask plenty of questions. This will definitely set you up to make sales.

ROCK ON!
E
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Carlyquinn Premium
Kyle your insight is inspiring. I get caught up in the discussions about money and sales and start thinking maybe this isn't for me. But, then I read something like this and I remember all the things I have already learned and all the many, many things I am very anxious to learn that there never seems to be enough hours in a day. I wake up, take my daughter to school, come home, get on the computer, get my notebook and pen and get to work on my WA lessons. There have been days that it is time to pick up my daughter and I haven't looked up at the time all day. I get so absorbed in the lessons and building my site or rethinking ideas that I have worked all day and not looked up. Not only can I eventually monetize my site and my ideas but the skills I am learning can lead to all types of creative avenues. This journey can take us anywhere. How exciting.
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Judy-B Premium
Been trying to make my site work for some eighteen months now. Have not broke through the barrier yet. Sometimes I think my content is just not consistent enough or I need to find a better affiliate or my niche is too broad or on and on. But I keep trying and am going through the lessons again and taking advice as I get it. Thank you for such a neat platform to work from here at WA. I know it will work I just have to find the right formula for me. :)
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mechidor Premium
We are in the same situation! I don't feel alone anymore:)
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rolfkb Premium
Hi Judy -- HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family!

Enjoy the journey, as when you get to the destination there will be new destinations to reach! It's like when you are hiking in the mountains and you see the top, but when you arrive you find that there are many more tops to reach!

All the best and I wish you a happy and successful journey in 2016!

Cheers
rolfkb - on a journey to online success!
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Judy-B Premium
Thank you for the encouragement. I like the mountain top analogy, it fits me. I wish you and yours a Happy and Successful New Year too. :)
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Incomestream Premium
Kyle, I just really admire the way you inspire others with nuggets of wisdom. The challenge truly is not to be hard on oneself and to realize that each step taken today is a building block for tomorrow's success. Thanks Kyle. How reassuring are your words!
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Very inspiring, I'm just a beginner and words like yours means a whole lot to me.thank u so much.
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Baldo Premium
Very inspiring words of wisdom, Kyle. I'm having a great time learning so far the "foundation" of having my online business. I am just starting out right now, but I can visualize the success that will one day come. At times it can feel a little overwhelming and scary, but as the saying goes, "by the yard it's hard, but inch by inch, anything's a cinch!"
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EKautz Premium
I know I felt overwhelmed at first and at times I still do, it's normal. :-)

You have a great plan though, inch by inch. You are going to do great!

If you need anything let me know.

ROCK ON!
E
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Baldo Premium
Thank you! Will do! Happy holidays!
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EKautz Premium
You're welcome. :-)

Happy Holidays to you and yours also!

E
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Incomestream Premium
Visualizing success is the key, in spite of the seeming obstacles that may come our way. There is so much to learn at Wealthy Affiliates, especially with the support that Kyle, Carson and this wonderful community provide. To your success Baldo!
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rolfkb Premium
Baldo - keep going, inch by inch! and you will get there!

And enjoy the journey while it lasts!

Cheers
rolfkb - on a journey to online success!
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AllynBeekman Premium
I went six months before getting my first sale but I was so excited I ran out of the room and announced it to my wife, son, and daughter-in-law. Monetary "success" has been slow in coming but I have learned a ton and still am learning constantly. Thanks for the awesome training and community you have established.
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Incomestream Premium
I couldn't agree with you more about the awesome training that we get at Wealthy Affiliate. I am so pleased I found WA.
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Chuck101 Premium
I've been in WA for 1 month and spend hours per day learning. I'm still awaiting my first sale but the learning seems to be growing exponentially. One bit of knowledge leads to another. My site changes and grows on almost daily basis.
The WA family keeps me going and great inspirational articles like yours really help. Please keep it up (and I know you will)! Thanks, Chuck
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dKaren Premium
Kyle, great stuff! Truly encouraging. I just upgraded to Premium Membership. I'm excited to get this journey started.
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rolfkb Premium
dKaren, congrats with Premium! That's the way to go. And keep enjoying the journey ...:-)

Cheers
rolfkb - on a journey to online success!
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roamy Premium
Thanks Kyle really motivating.
My first sale came almost immediately and l could not believe it, excited is an understatement.My second sale was not as exciting as it was a friend who l invited to WA so l did not look it as a sale.
When l made my first real referral to WA and he upgraded,l could not believe it, me? publish something in the internet that someone reads and believe enough to join a program l was promoting?
6 months after that first sale lm still excited whenever l get the congratulations email from WA
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Defiant6 Premium
Thank you so much for sharing what your first sale was like! It gives us hope for those who have yet to see a sale. It is amazing it took you 3 months to do it, but like you said though you worked very hard during that time and the more work you put in, the more you get out of it.

I'm hoping 2016 will be my breakout year to see my very first sale. That would just create so much momentum for me and prove that the work I'm doing and that I've learned is actually working. I would love in 2 years to start making enough money online that I can quit my current job and not have to worry about requesting time off during the holidays so I can be with my family.

I know I have to work consistently and put in the hard work now and sooner or later it has got to pay off. I certainly hope it pays off. It certainly looks like for most everyone here though that has stuck with it, they've started seeing some early success.
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Incomestream Premium
Keep at it; WA will definitely pay off. Although, I am yet to make my first sale, I visualize success and know that it's coming. As you may have noticed, Kyle is such an encourager who is very interested in the success of every WA community member.
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GaryMoorey1 Premium
I have been with WA since March 2015 and although making a sale is not the be all and end all to me as I know I have a lot more work to do but I know I can sell because that is what I do for a living it is getting this site business together and although I have not sold a bean yet I have learnt how to build a web site and have made some great friends, Merry Christmas to your family Kyle especially the little Geezer I am sure 2016 will be a great year for us all.
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AlexEvans Premium
Interms of selling, that first sale is very motivational and gives validation to the process you are following. Thanks for sharing this post Kyle very motivating for us.
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JewelCarol Premium
So wonderful, inspirational blog post, thank you very much for motivating us, Kyle!! :))
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KOTechniques Premium
Great reading Kyle, this is what gives us all encouragement and drive.
kevin
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chauntw Premium
I am very anxious for my first sale as is everyone. Yes with hard work but we all have to work.
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DLansing Premium
My first real sale was actually a WA referral. It was only a dollar, but holy Molly, it was one of the happiest moment of my life LOL!
And then when one of them converted to become a Premium member, my jaw almost drop with disbelief! Thank you very much Kyle and Carson for building WA. It strengthen my belief that earning money online is possible and achievable :-)
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EdwardLarry Premium
Hi Kyle I need some help. I'm having a technical problem This new website I made I have to click "READ ARTICLE" to get the full post, How can that change wearingslippersinhawaii.com is the website
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NORZ Premium
Hi there Edward, basically this is not a problem your encountering. This is a standard to all website. What do you want to happen? Do you want people to land on a page that you made not on a list of blogs that you made. Right?

Okay so here's how it works first you have to head to your dashboard ---> appearance ---> customize ---> static front page. Then you have to select static page then under the front page look for the page that you are want to be the landing page.

*NOTE: This will only work for pages not for posts.

Hopefully that answers your concern.

Cheers'
-NORZ :D
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EdwardLarry Premium
Thank you for your help.
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NORZ Premium
You're welcome Edward. Did it solve your concern?
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EdwardLarry Premium
I have tried Static pages before and it never turns out the way I want it, I was explained that their should be an option on my theme, And I have not found that too, Thanks for your time.
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KatieMac Premium
Yes that first sale is a great feeling and as you say it can be quick or take a bit longer but the important thing to remember is that it does work just need to keep plugging away at it
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fiesta Premium
My first (and still only) Amazon sale came after about a month. I was so excited I wrote a blog on WA to tell everyone! Thanks Kyle, Carson, and all the other folks who are so kind to help here.
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VMahony Premium
Kyle, Wayne echoes my sentiments. I have a new confidence and I am excited to write new posts and try to do something every couple of days. Can I use my blogs as ads on my bing ads? I thought I did a lesson about that, but I could not find it again. Can you tell me where it is again?
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Noteboom Premium
I still waiting. But I saw yesterday an interesting thing. Three years ago I was testing this market, but unfortunately, I didn´t know about WA at that time.
But like I said, yesterday I was looking in google analytic, just to see the traffic. I have three pages, to many, but it´s a reason for it. What was interesting is that even so I stopped with the former page 3 years ago, and it´s not working for a long time, the traffic is higher than my page on similar niche! Even so it´s not sale it shows, for me at least, how the time factor is important about traffic.
Thank for making WA so great Kyle and Carson and merry Christmas and a happy new year everybody!
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Smeetab Premium
Hi Kyle, thanks a lot for putting together such an article. It really motivates...for people like me who is still putting together the website and content. At times it creates a doubt that whether any such success is even possible. But motivation from wa team really creates the curiosity and helps it going.
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nrweastman Premium
OK. I'm gonna believe that. I've been studying in the IM arena for an embarrassing number of years and have been, by my own and my husband's accounts, and probably objective onlookers, unsuccessful thus far. But here we go.
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kiwiboy Premium
best words ever...

What you believe, you can conceive.

.we are in this together here
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dianegailit Premium
Thank you Kyle for your inspiration and motivation. It is time to get ready for a new year & I am very excited to get things off and running in 2016!!
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Davidoroe Premium
Hi Kyle!
Thanks for putting together this post. It's reassuring to new members like me that success may not happen so quickly. I will look forward to that day when I make my first sale and I can write a blog about it. I have made some progress on my site and it's through your excellent training modules and interaction with the WA community that has motivated me to be successful.

Thank you!

David
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TheJohn Premium
That's funny Kyle it took me 4 month to get my first sale, I was promoting a clickbank ebook and at first I left the website alone and went on doing my own things, then I got a check in the mail at first I didn't know what it was for, but then it hit me oh yea I have a website online lol so anyways in that year alone I made 400 dollars from promoting that Ebook on that tiny website not much but a great start great ;learning experience.
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lynnsam61 Premium
Kyle, thanks so much for your words of support and wisdom. Like so many others, I am a newcomer to this with a long road ahead of me filled with challenges and eventually rewards. I know that to be successful I need to make WA a top priority and focus for 2016!
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LeAnnM Premium
Hi Kyle, Thanks for being real. I've laid out a few pages on paper to get an idea of what might go where on my website and what things I could sell on which page. It does look like it's a ways till I sell something, but right now I'm concerned with a bunch of "how do I do that's" - and I'm learning so much about how to get my words out there. I have a website from Godaddy that I did myself without help, but what I'm learning here is such a good guide as to how to do a website that works. I was really tired of guessing how to do things.

It is encouraging hearing your words. I'm just keeping on going one step at a time.
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vitorcasousa Premium
Thank you Kyle for sharing your experience and success in your great blog. I am a long way from my first sale and I appreciate very much your advise on the time and effort required to get things done. I will be patient and i will be moving it up step by step, certain that the first sale moment, will arrive one day.
My best regards and Merry Christmas
Vitor
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JazziOne2015 Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thanks for the pep talk. They are always on time. I am in this thing for the long haul. I nothing to lose. Its worth a shot.

Jazzi
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Incomestream Premium
WA is definitely worth it. So glad to hear that you are in it for the long haul. Go Jazzi!
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paulgoodwin Premium
H Kyle love this post as I know exactly what you mean as just blogged my first sale !!!!!
Best regards Paul
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Incomestream Premium
Paul, congratulations for your hard work which is paying off. Keep up the good work.
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Luz-Maria Premium
I will print your wonderful post out and read it everyday. I'm still working toward the first sale, I'm convinced I will get there though. I don't want to do any other thing, it's just a matter of time, work and persistence. Your post will remind me of it those days in which I need it most ;-)


Thank you!
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Angieray Premium
I love this blog thank you Kyle!!! My perception of making a first sale, (as it hasn't quite happened for me yet) is that its a journey, life is a journey and if you are always focused on the end results you miss the roses on the side, you got to take each moment as it comes learn from it and know that everything involved is a small success because its one step forward to where you want to be !!! If you start it off negative it will end negative, bring a positive energy to it and it will not only be fun but it will attract amazing things in your life on your way to making your first sale. Don't be so hard on yourself, its something new, and you will get there moment by moment, little by little.
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dickw Premium
A great blog Kyle. Your encouragement and thoughts reflect the leader that you are. You have built something really amazing and I truly believe this thing is just getting started.
A very merry Christmas to you and yours.

Dick
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JamesE31 Premium
Thank you Kyle for the system you and Carson have developed. You have paved the road for the rest of us. Our progress will be easier and faster thanks to your hard work.
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JeffL61 Premium
Thank you Kyle! It's often a source of inspiration hearing from one of the two people who created this awesome website here at WA! Just knowing that it takes a lot of trials and tribulations along route and something that you experienced is what causes me to keep pressing forward. Along with Carson you have created a system that truly does work Kyle! One has to simply have faith, dedication and a never-give-up attitude. The fruits of one's labor will be created.

A great post!
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valjoey Premium
Lovely to note that it just takes time, patience and will power to keep at it until those sales are made. Beautiful and encouraging. It just goes to state that with the right positive mind anything is possible.
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Bryced19 Premium
Thank you for the words of encouragement. I agree that nothing good comes without hard work and perseverance. I am also excited to learn how to build websites and find out how they really work. At this point my pace is clow, i haven't made my first sale yet but i am in for the long haul.Thanks for your support.
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gardenguy Premium
Great message Kyle.......for one learning internet marketing, hearing (reading) from someone who has been at the beginning and successfully moved on to build a business, is a very encouraging story to read.
Wayne
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bmontes Premium
Congratulations!! I cant wait for my first sell. But i will be patient until that happens. Thanks again for the encouragement and support to all here at WA.
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EKautz Premium
I was so excited about my first sale I did a screenshot and have it hanging on my wall where I can see it while I work.

It made me not only believe in myself and WA but also drove me to work smarter, harder and longer to build my business.

It's not about the money for me as much as it is the challenge and the feeling I get from helping others and making accomplishments. Of course the money is part of what allows me to build my business. :-)

Thanks Kyle!

ROCK ON!
E
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Temujin1 Premium
I am like you mentioned "I want it right now"! Yes, I have to change my thinking according this article. Thanks Kyle.
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JLMarker Premium
Thank you for the encouragement. I agree that although I did join for the the potential of a great income, I'm enjoying and feeling accomplished by what I am learning. Thank you!
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TechniSmart Premium
Your post is just what the doctor ordered.

See you @ the Top!

--Michael
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Just 2 days into this and the knowledge I have gained so far is unbelievable. Hoping to write my success story someday. Thanks Kyle.
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AlisaK Premium
Kyle, this is excellent and very encouraging as a new member. I am so very grateful for your wisdom and guidance. I am positive I will be successful in my business!! Thank you again. Alisa
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iygoodlead Premium
Thanks for encouraging newbie like me. Will preserve on and get my 1st simple site up as my immediate 1st goal.
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Rean Premium
Thanks for a very motivational post.. Gi8ves one lots of encouragement and hope..
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NNdlovu Premium
Thanks for the blog Kyle its very encouraging to me since I spend most of my time in my other businesses and that I think they bring money to me faster that WA BT in fact its a consisting work to build and blossom at W A
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smmudie Premium
Very encouraging Kyle. Sometimes it is hard to keep going. Especially at this time of the year. But keep going and you will reap rewards. I also believe you have to know and believe you will be successful. Thanks again and merry Christmas to you and your family .
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grandote Premium
Kyle, thanks for this blog. I'm one of those old guys that spent more time learning the workings of my computer than learning WA, but it is all coming together after 9 months. I'm hoping to get my 1st sale within the 1st year. Thanks for the encouragement and Happy Holidays, Mike
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ormbear Premium
This is extremely encouraging! There are time when you thinking to yourself ,what the h@$#%^ am I doing. What am I doing this for? I don't really need to do this. I can just be relaxing and enjoying myself. Thanks for your encouragement Kyle.
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Kyle, thank you for sharing your "first sale" success experience.
It's educative, encouraging, and motivating. I believe with your support, I can do the same with time and effort.
Cheers!
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My 3rd day and I am appreciating the outreach from the owners of Wealthy Affiliate. I have tried most everything online with no sales or success. I believe so because I lacked, training, coaching and a focused roadmap which is everything in this community and a whole lot more. I love this statement from this post because I have a lot of past efforts behind me. "Your business is foreshadowed by your “current” effort. But your current business is not the result of your current effort, it is a result of your past effort."
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Wealthi Premium
Kyle, these are really encouraging, I am working hard at it and I know now that it's going to pay off and might explode!!

Thanks for this, let me keep jumping like Jordan!!
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RonAlderman Premium
Have not had my first niche sale but I did just in the past few days get my first premium referral. I was and I still am pumped about that. I was working along admittedly a little in the dumps because I could not see any traffic to either of my sites.

I know I have not been consistent on content, but I also know I have been allowing things to prevent that.

I took the bonus video training that you provided to those who signed up for yearly during the Black Friday event. That in of itself was an eye opener and changed my focus.

Now with this blog and my first referral that went premium I see momentum. So I see exactly what you are saying about what we do pays off in the future.

Thanks, Kyle, and Carson, for such a wonderful program. Very few people would be willing to provide the help, coaching and community that you have.

Ron Alderman
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StaceyT Premium
Divine timing. I needed that read. Thanks Kyle!
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manifestator Premium
Great motivational post Kyle, I did dream last night to be ahead in my process. To be able to say that i am working from home and i am free to live my life. I forged this vision in my mind, i need that when i spend hours trying to figure out how to fix or do something I clearly have no ideas how to do it.
But is true, i do not fail, i grow and repeat myself....if you can do it i can do it!
I will love to write a post about my first sale, OMG i will love it.
Bless
Andrea
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AngelBcn Premium
Thanks for sharing Kyle!

It's been almost 4 months for me and I am still waiting for my first sale, even if it is only 0,0001 $ lol but I need it to know I am doing things right.

Things seem to go backwards lately and every move I make, makes me move 2 steps back. Every time I think like 'this' is it and it can't possibly go wrong... it goes worse!
It's like somebody is testing my motivation and patience ... It's really hard to stay focused sometimes, especially when you literally worked your ass off for 3 full months!

I am not tying to be negative and keep on believing that success is around the corner but it better show his face soon hahaha

But one thing is sure , I am never ever going to give up on this and failure is not an option!
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rolfkb Premium
Hi AngelBC, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

You have the right attitude, failure is not an option! So keep on -- and enjoy the journey!

And as Kyle said; "Yes, Your Work Now Creates FOREVER Potential"

Enjoy the journey!

Cheers
rolfkb - on a journey to online success!
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Mimi-CU Premium
Hi Kyle thanks so much for sharing. Your story is quite encouraging. I definitely agree that there is a lot if satisfaction in everything related to building an online business that is not just the monetary reward. Like you said. That is the cherry on top. Have a great Christmas.
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myrealityck Premium
Kyle,
I honestly enjoyed that, so thank you. I really needed a kick in the pants. Lately, I've been jumping from idea to idea and accomplishing zilch. I have had a sale before...nothing to brag about but we all start with that first one. No matter how tiny, it's still that first one! Best feeling ever! My support system is WA and you always seem to have perfect timing. I needed motivation.
I definitely believe the key is staying focused in one direction. Tunnel vision until I master one goal at a time. :)
Thanks again!
Lori
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PLowrey Premium
Hi Kyle, Yes I realise you only get out of it, what you put in, and have to sow the seeds to success by learning and preparing the base for the business which takes time.
Cheers
Peter
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Colin6644 Premium
Being enthusiastic and ambitious is all very well, but we also need to be realistic and consistent. Thanks for the reminder.
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jphe Premium
thank you,
much needed motivation
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latifii Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thank you so much for explaining & inspiring us..!
i am having a problem though if you can help me please. the pages that i have created do not show on my website. i thought that i did follow all the instructions correctly, but something i did not do right or something went wrong because no pages are on my website.
Any advise please & thank you.
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manifestator Premium
check this out, maybe it will help you bless
Andrea
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SupportWeb Premium
Thanks Kyle for your uplifting words. I smell my first sale round the corner. If not, I won't be dissappointed either. True, success is rarely an event.
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Threestar Premium
I made my first sale with a blog I made on weebly about 8 months ago. I was into Amazon FBA, learning the ropes and was part of a free community. I made a resource page, compiling all the great software and services, like keyword research tools and graphic designer websites. I wasn't even into affiliate programs at the time so I didn't have any of my links affiliated. I was quickly approached by a graphic designer asking me to promote his brand for a commission. Sure enough I made 2 sales within a month, for 17US each. Meanwhile I struggled with Amazon FBA and ended up losing money. Needless to say I ended up here at WA. Affiliate marketing is my preferred method now. Thanks for the post Kyle, take care.
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ONettle Premium
Hi Kyle this is very inspiring! Yes everyday, I'm learning a lot and for some reason I feel great staying up late working on my website and always thinking on how to improve it. I feel accomplished doing this! I know that it will take lots of time and effort before making the first sale but surely it's going to be worth it!
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Funkydunc208 Premium
Still working toward the first sale. Nine months in and still the goal is ahead of me to reach. But I will get there in time.
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Incomestream Premium
I really like your positive affirmation. Keep at it and never give up.
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Buddle Premium
Thanks, Kyle. Yep - what you saying about achieving daily in just getting things done is all a step towards success. I am tentatively putting one foot in front of the other right now, but am heading in the right direction!
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Kipps Premium
Kyle, the one thing that inspired me most is where you mentioned "One thing that was consistent during this first 3 months was that I felt successful the entire time." Even when I am yet to make a single sale until now, ever since I joined WA I am feeling "successful the entire time"!!! Thanks for inspiring us continuously-
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lindasea Premium
Hi, Kyle!

Every time I step into my WA world and do a bit more on my site I am encouraged. Today is for me a landmark day that I feel is going to finally reap a few little sales that may, as you said in your post above, keep providing earnings way into the future.

It is a post on something for which I am passionate, protecting families, especially special needs families, in a fire emergency. The Jaaxy site rank for this page was position 9 on page 1 earlier today, but this evening before heading for the hay "-) I thought I'd check it again.

It is now Page 1 Position 1 and the post related to this REVIEW and where there are internal links is Page 1 Position 7. This is so exciting. I have had other posts on Page 1 and in Position 1 with no results in sales. I have had a bit of a struggle getting my site monetized, some because of the subject and the narrowness of my audience, some because I wasn't figuring out how to tap into my audience and do good follow through.

Now I am hopeful with this post things may take a positive tack toward earnings. The product I am reviewing is a no-brainer for families and while the company does not have an affiliate program they have been able to give me a PromoCode that once people order, if they will use the PromoCode, they get a discount and I get a commission. I'm hoping this will work.

Just thought I'd share with you how excited I am in anticipation of seeing my website taking off. I believe what you teach, that any niche can make money is going to be my experience too. Once this starts happening for me it will be another example of the truth of your words.

Thank you, yes THANK YOU, for all you, Carson, and the WA team continue to do to support us!

Linda
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samirn Premium
Hello Kyle....needed this post. Been out of it for a bit. Must get back to working on my business. Thanks for this motivation!!! :)
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DaveSw Premium
Hi Kyle,

In creating a comment to your excellent post, I saw at the end it was somethig that really fit better as a separate post...

So I have deleted the gist of my comment here and added a separate post over on my page...

It might be a bit much and likely will get buried here, there are quite a few comments already!

I DO have memories about that first sale indeed, and some reflections as well....

Cheers!
Dave : )
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TonyMonzon Premium
Hi Kyle,
I can definitely relate to the learning process and I know it takes a while to really understand how things work. If we can focus more on understanding our business, rather than the money, i think that in the long run we will greatly benefit. Thanks for those awesome words of encourage, Happy Holidays!
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Kyle thanks for the words of wisdom and sharing ! Good Stuff !
I am Just getting started and looking forward to learning.. Also making some kind of an impact / success in 2016..
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Jtruong Premium
Dear Kyle, thank you for the encouragement, it does help to have you to remind us on this new journey that Iam sure are still new to many of us. I am very excited about thIs new venture of mine. Someday I even think sleeping is a wasted of time cause I just wanted keep reading and finding out new informations on how to this and how to that. Thanks again.
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Ericabried Premium
I recently experienced my first sale and I can't believe how that small sale boosted my confidence. However, I have learned so much here at WA in three months that even if I hadn't had that sale, I would still feel a great sense of accomplishment. I know I am on my way to success, one way or another, now that I have found the right community.
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Miguelito203 Premium
congrats! keep up the good work! :-)
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Kyle Premium
So awesome to hear Erica. It is a confidence builder indeed and it doesn't give a huge sense of accomplishment.

Now you know that it works, time to put the foot down on the peddle and go full speed ahead in 2016!
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BNeki Premium
Cheers Kyle, I reckon its time I got my "A" into gear if I'm going make this work and get the payoff, lol! MX & HNY to you and yours.
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albinchero Premium
Thank you for this Kyle, i am a business lady myself and over time i have seen my business grow from scratch till now. I know that i have to take my time more so because am new in online business. Am willing to learn everything that it takes to build this business,Kyle i request for your support.
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Kyle Premium
Well you are definitely in the right place Albina and it sounds like you definitely have the business understanding to realize nothing happens overnight, but beautiful things happen to people that are willing to work for it.
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JulieKJ Premium
This was great to read right now. I wonder all the time if any of the work I've put in will pay off. I know though that I haven't given it near enough time to work and that it'll take time. The community here is such a wonderful one and there are so many people here that keep you going! Thank you Kyle for all your help and for all you've put together!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it will...not all of it, lots of it though. In one way or another though, everything you do will have an impact in your business and even if it appears as a complete failure, that will impact you in a positive way as you have learned about some things that didn't work all that well and can help you refine your processes.
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ClareG Premium
Thank you Kyle. I'm really enjoying the training, (even though it's taken a back seat to the Holidays right now) and I am totally confident that in 2016, with the guidance and community we have here at WA that my first website will be a success. It'll be hard work, and I am excited about that. Happy Holidays to you and your family. :)
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Herbie1 Premium
Kyle, I am sure that I am not alone in finding WA the guidance and inspiration we all need to make it online! I made my first and only sale online years ago when I was an affiliate for a dodgy software company. The cheque for $120 duly arrived, but bounced when I banked it! Short lived excitement I know, but boy did it feel good! Chris
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viosecrets Premium
Thank you Kyle for this these encouraging words. I can resonate with very many points that you have raised. My adrenaline is high as I see my situation improve by the day. Of course I would have liked money this moment, but I sleep everyday contented that what am doing is worthy every effort and time spent with support from this wonderful community! Am forever grateful I found WA, and you & Carson's practical involvement in our growth is excellent and unforgettable! I salute you both!
Happy holidays & Productive 2016!
THANK YOU,
Violet
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Grandma1945 Premium
The biggest thing is success is standing with outstretched arms to welcome us into the fold. Very positive blog. Thanks
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paulmabee Premium
Thanks Kyle for the ongoing encouragement. I'm no where near a first sale yet, but the simple fact that 'I' am actually building a website is an amazing accomplishment.Before I started WA I knew nothing about online marketing.So I knew (know) it would take some time, but so be it. Paul
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Kyle Premium
You will get there Paul, that I can assure you of. Give yourself enough time to achieve success and always set near term and realistic goals and long term and unrealistic goals. It will lead to maximal achievement.
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barbaraA Premium
Currently learning tons of stuff and finding I enjoy writing.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, great to hear!
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DavePaton Premium
Thanks for the encouraging words Kyle. I just need to keep on, keeping on :)
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cacao Premium
This is definitely something to keep in mind while we are moving forward building our online businesses and websites.
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Daniel DTA Premium
Your success story inspires me, Kyle. Cheers!
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WA2128 Premium
Thanks for the honest encouragement. All learning takes time and action and action is the most important.
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anderscj Premium
I think sometimes we get desperate to leave the current situations we are in and want things to happen quickly. We just have to remember to learn, apply what we learn at WA and be patient. Success will come!!
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Kyle Premium
Patience is a virtue when going into business for ourselves. We all naturally want to achieve income fast, but we treat it differently for some reason than we do anything else in life.

To get a job, we go to school for 4 years and get an education. During that 4 years we are not earning anything, then we get a decent paying job if we are lucky.

The same type of person attempts to start a business and expects income in the first month and to know everything int he first month. That is the mentality that I see leads to the biggest failure and is something that everyone needs to get past if they ever want to create a wildly successful business.
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JulieKJ Premium
Yes we definitely do get desperate to leave our current situations! We have to take a step back and remind ourselves that nothing worthwhile was ever accomplished in a short time
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anderscj Premium
Totally agree Kyle. One reason I like it here is that we learn the business and can put what we learn into action straight away and see results, even though small to start with.
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anderscj Premium
We have to 'keep our eye on the ball' as the saying goes. Remember why we are here and doing this. Best part is that it is fun and will provide an income in the future.
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sahugopesh Premium
Hi Kyle,
this has really motivated me.
i am working hard to achieve my goals.
thanks
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ramadyan Premium
I try to forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe the one reason why it will
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Miguelito203 Premium
If you do it until you get it right, success is your only option. :-)
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Kyle Premium
The reason it works is because, well it works. Whether or not you make it work is up to you. :) Just remember that!
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Qac1 Premium
Very incouraging input, i'm looking forward to the future prospects and know the time i'm putting in now will benefit me well later.
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I have felt that way too, wanting to make money online but not really recognizing the fact that it will take some time to pull it together. For myself I have to slow down and take it one day at a time focusing on the big picture and what it is that I want to achieve. I guess in some way I have had alot of success already with going through all the training and putting up a website and blogging on it so far. I hope to see the sales in the future but for now I am happy knowing that I can accomplish what I set out to do. Thanks for the post Kyle I really appreciate them all.
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Kyle Premium
You can and you will see sales in the future, you just need to put one foot in front of the other. Getting to the top of Everest doesn't happen before hitting many points on the way up and experience some failures and some really trying times, but your will to succeed will overshadow the doubt.
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rosieM Premium
There is no thrill like that 'first' sale......IT WORKS! I DID IT! I REALLY DID IT! That first sale cements your online 'validity' ... so many emotions and thoughts. Likewise, your first 'comment' or business email.....it is indeed an amazing journey....
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