If I Work at This 8 Hours Per Day.

Last Update: June 25, 2020

...will I be successful online and when?


If I work at this, how long will it take me to achieve success?

These are some very common questions I get, so I thought I would spend a few minutes explaining what the “process” of success looks like and some expectations you can have.

There are some really obvious things I have learned over the years in terms of those who will achieve success and those that don’t.

I think that if you are sitting in the boat wondering when success is going to strike or if you are just getting rolling and these are questions that have been possibly preventing you from moving forward, what I am going to tell you will be insightful and perhaps quite revealing.

Success is more patient than you…

The only time I see someone fail within the online world is when they quit...prematurely of their success. As we are building a business, sometimes we hit a crossroad or a difficult time when something doesn’t make sense, something “breaks”, or something simply is confusing the heck out of us.

The easiest way out is to quit. The more difficult way is to push on.

Guess which option MOST people choose? Quitting.

Guess who ends up reaping all of the rewards of a successful business? The Pushers.

So be patient, give success time and realize that it is not going to happen overnight.

Working for a MONTH really hard won’t lead to success, Working for a YEAR Will.

Keeping on this topic, most people have run into their fair share of GURU scams/offers claiming instant riches. Perhaps that is why some folks think that success within a month is a viability, when in fact it is not.

Success takes time.

Before you create a thriving business, you must first work on building a foundation for that success to build off of. I always say, you cannot build a skyscraper on a mud foundation. The same as you cannot build a very successful online business without a website, without quality content, without rankings, and without an understanding of how to do all of this properly.

It is at that point that you have a foundation, that you can start building out your website for success.

Success is not on a "clock", the determining factor is YOUR actions and YOUR hard work.

It happens at different rates for different people. Every niche is different, every website is different, and each and every one of us is different in our very own unique way. This is the cool part of business. We can all take a seemingly parallel path to creating a business, but very different at the same time and create a ridiculous amount of success.

I personally took 3+ months before I experienced any income online, by month 6 I was creating income with consistency, and by the year mark I was earning what would be deemed as a decent full time income.

Here I sit, 13 years later of being full time online...I am sure glad I didn’t put a clock or a time limit on my success. I simply said, I am going to achieve success...whatever it takes and I drew out my path to get there. Anyone can do what I am doing, that is what I find so crazy...but very few are willing to give themselves enough time to do it.

Treat business like a CAREER and it will become one.

I want to try a new venture! This is a new opportunity! Let’s give this Internet thingy a whirl. Those are the statements that scare the crap out of me.

The reason. People saying those are coming into this with the wrong idea.

This is the real world, this is business, and the online business world is no different than the offline business world in that (a) there is very little overhead to getting a business up and running (b) there is far more opportunity online than offline, 2.8 billion people in fact (c) there is no limit to your potential. You set your own goals.

The problem is that if you walk into the online world like it is some “opportunity” or some “venture” you are creating, it instantly tells me that you are going to take the “try until it dies” approach. Nobody has created a successful business without treating it like a long term BUSINESS.You are in business. For yourself. Treat it that way.

So when will the “S” word happen for you?

Only YOU can determine that. What I can tell is you is that it CAN and it will happen if you dedicate yourself, work hard, and remain persistent until/after you achieve your goals.

What I can tell you is that you have absolutely everything you need here at Wealthy Affiliate other than the YOU part.

Make today your day that you commit you your future, one that is not a month out or a few months out...but a year out and that will lead to several years within the online space.

Rooting for you and your inevitable success. ;)

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Chirag7 Premium
The attitude and mindset you talk of in this article is why I feel so much confidence and strength joining this community. I've noticed its a common one around here. Looking forward to building towards my dream day in and day out. First $10k month in May 2019 here I come!
ContentBySue Premium
Thank you, Kyle, not only for this post but for the countless posts of encouragement and training.

I came to WA wanting, no, needing, some quick results. Instead I learned "slow and stead wins the race." I also quickly discovered the high level of camaraderie from other members eager to help in any way they can. Last, but definitely not least, I learned...that's it. I learned. The training here at WA is unparalleled.
Thank you!
Kyle Premium
It is truly the case, slow and steady wins the race. If you ask ANYONE that is successful online or offline, they will tell you the same thing. It takes time and effort. This is a constant.

The problem is that some people that are simply trying to earn money off of others, have made up the fool's gold lie that instant success can happen and that it is easy...they tell you this to "sell" their product, nothing more.

There is a concise path to success online and that is exactly what we teach here at WA. ;)
LadybugLove Premium
Great encouragement Kyle, thank you for this reinforcement. In view of all the work I've put into my Facebook following for the last two years in preparation for this time, this seems fortuitous. But I know that it's oh soo much more than that! It is my new business coming of age.

In the pursuit of success, I've often said, "Inch by inch it's a cinch...yard by yard is very hard". Meaning that if you are looking at the thing as a whole, you can get so overwhelmed that you are frozen in inaction and disbelief. When you break it down in bite sized pieces, you can handle things and begin moving forward. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. But you have within your hands all the training and support you would every want.

The struggle is worth the effort. i may only inch along day by day, but one day I will look back and say, "WOW...Did I create that?"

My time has come and I'm not about to 'give up' now. I'm on the verge of something beautiful. Helping people within my niche is also a success.

Thank you again Kyle for this reinforcement and validation. I will be joining you in the success circle.

And may all the naysayers watch my puff of smoke as I take off.

Blessings to all the other entrepreneurs...who, like me...don't give up on their dreams to build here.

See you up there Kyle...I plan to be one of those who never give up.Gathering my courage for the journey.

~Evon :)
shazzaWA Premium
I cannot get over how many people think that just joining something they are going to be successful. It is hard work and like you say, those that push and keep on pushing are the ones who succeed in the end. I think after being years online and admittedly "quitting" things I can see now, why I wasn't successful, or I only had minimal success.

This is it. Wealthy Affiliate has every tool necessary for me to be successful and it is what "I" do with it that will count for me. I'm quite excited for my future really. I have so much belief in what is going to happen in perhaps a year from now, maybe earlier. Who knows? All I know is just keep following the bouncing ball, watch lessons, apply what I have learned and keep upping my game in quality content.

Again thanks for an incredible platform Kyle and all involved. There is nothing else out there in Internet land that comes close to Wealthy Affiliate!
BellaCa Premium
I think its pretty amazing how I found you Sharon and for those who dont know (everyone LOL!)........ I was reading a review of a MLM business opportunity written by Sharon and while she wasnt scathing in her comments of it (because she's too professional for that !) she was clearly disillusioned and had left it in favour of her current online business which was WA !
She included the link to WA and the rest is history !
So ultimately I connected with Sharon via the" not so good" review she had written about another business ! Amazing ! And shes an Aussie ...well maybe from across the ditch but that'll do !
shazzaWA Premium
LOL Ros, thanks for that and it is so cool that I could share this with you as I know you have alot to offer in your niche.

Isn't it amazing, it was just following Kyles steps in the AFF. Bootcamp and doing the tasks, hence building the website and blog and this is the result!

An awesome place to be as you are slowly discovering yourself! All the best in your journey here - like I said when I first spoke with you - you are going to love it here!
BellaCa Premium
Thank you Sharon ! :)
Cristyk Premium
This makes a lot of sence!! It is the same as when I was 24 years old I could had been a lab tech. grocery clerk a nurse but I would go for a couple of days and quit will lets fast forward 32 years and I have nothing, so I am for sure going to make this work, cause I'm an old lady now.
Kyle Premium
Yeah, do it. Make this work, it will definitely work if you work at it and if you spent a fraction of the time you dedicated to this that you did your other "jobs" in the past, you will be well on your way to a successful business online.
BellaCa Premium
Im an old lady with nothing as well Cristyk so lets do this together !!