The ONE Way You Can Get Good at Anything

Last Update: July 30, 2015

People say this all the time.

“I want success now. I want to earn $500 in the next 30 days!

However, one thing that I rarely hear in the online world by newcomers and even some folks that think they are seasoned marketers is...

“I want to become great at _________”.

People want the money, but what they don’t understand that in order to achieve success you need to become great at something. In fact, just one thing. It can be anything.


You could become an expert at the “hula hoop” and be very successful, or in the case of what we are talking about, you could become great at ONE thing online and be very, very successful.

I guess that leaves the question, how do you become great at something?

Before I answer the question, I want to give you a few examples of experts.


Michael Jordan.

Richard Branson.

Bobby Fisher.

What do you think these people did to become an expert? What was one common thing that ALL of them did to get to their level of expertise and their greatness?

Got an answer?

Here it goes...

PRACTICE!

Yeah, that is it. To become great at something, you practice that one thing...regardless of what it is. You practice until you go blue in the face. Yeah, might seem a little crazy but when you enjoy what you are doing (back to that “passion” thing again), it doesn't feel like an arduous task to become good at it.


Michael Jordan practised to the point where hitting a shot did not take thought, it was second nature. This allowed him to think and see other things that he wouldn’t have seen if he had not developed this expertise.

Richard Branson practised business and become very good at it in creating his Virgin brand. He became an expert not overnight, but through years and years of tireless practice until his decision making on the “right” decisions in business became second nature.

Bobby Fisher became the most prolific chess player through his expertise in making the right moves. Was he psychic? No, he developed an innate ability to predict the other players moves because he had “seen it all” through practice.

In fact, in Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, he explains that the “elite performers” all had something in common, regardless of their trade. An expert violinist or an expert journalist all had either put 10 years or 10,000 hours into something to achieve greatness.

Here is a popular quote from the book:

““The emerging picture from such studies is that ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert—in anything,” writes the neurologist Daniel Levitin.”

Really, when it comes down to it ANYONE can be great at ANYTHING. If this doesn’t excite you, I know what will.

Becoming an expert online means a big business. This year marks my 11th year within the online world. I have lived and breathed Internet Business for the last 11 years. Am I an expert?

Probably at some things, definitely not even close to everything. In fact, I know a fraction of what there is to know online and that is fine with me. You only have to be great at ONE thing to achieve great success.

Remember that the next time you tell yourself you can’t be good at this. Remember that the next time you attempt to try to become great a bunch of different things.

Yes, maybe we will not all be able to play basketball like Michael Jordan and maybe we will not all be the next artist with the skills of a Picasso, but I can assure you we can get pretty damn close.

Your path to expertise starts here, it starts today. Focus on doing ONE thing great. You will surprise yourself and it will be much quicker than the 10 years before people start calling you an expert.

Before your become great, you must become good. Good can take you a long way in business as well!

What facet of the Internet are you going to carve out as your place to become an “expert”?

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JohnJStanley Premium
I want to be seen as a helpful person in my niche, where I selflessly help people wanting solutions to their financial (or lifestyle) problems and I offer solutions to those problems in a really human way. So I want to help people make informed decisions via my blog. To achieve this I need to truly immerse myself in my niche more to get more knowledge to offer solutions to people.
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RubenV1 Premium
I want to get good at selling the dream of owning your own business to those hunting for it. I go back and read my posts and realize how much better they can be, so I reopen each one and fix it up a little and go to the next. Each time I read my posts, I find something to make it better.

I want success more than anything. I want this venture at WA to be what I am good at. Because I have dedicated myself to other things that ended up empty at the end. Wasted time that I cannot reclaim. Those fruitless ventures have left me exhausted. I feel like I'm coming up for air one more time. (God let this be the one that saves me!)

I believe there much education here worth more than a million dollars. I want all that to soak in so I can apply it as "second nature" like Kyle says.

I live and breathe to be a success at WA,
Ruben
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Serkeno Premium
I'm going to become an expert on long-term success, financial health, building character, and creating healthy, powerful relationships with other people. If you want to see some of what I've done so far you can hop on over to my website and watch me grow! Come visit me at Projectedinfluence.com if you're interested in becoming the best person you can be!
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Wealth2018 Premium
I want to work at making my writing more interesting. I have this conservative side that keeps coming though but I want to make it more fun, interesting (especially my travel site). I want to be more "DARING!"

And i really need to understand analytics (getting there) and SEO (not there).

Mary Ann
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SeanmMonahan Premium
Actually, I agree that hard work makes an expert, but I never really agreed with the 10000 hour rule. Neither does music producer Rick Beato. I would link to his video, but the comment section code won't let me put it in.

Just Youtube search Rick Beato 10000 hour rule if you want to watch.
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Dygie-Reds Premium
great progress...you are a winner..!!!
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mikebeatty Premium
I always thought the same Sean! I actually realise it needs to be developed a bit. You need 10,000 hours or purposeful practice. If you just practice writing the alphabet you will not become a great writer. However, if you stretch yourself each time and using coach's or mentors or training to practice writing for 10,000 hours you will!!

Matthew Syed writes about this stuff (the ping pong guy!) has a book called bounce
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janelutwama Premium
Kyle, thanks for opening my eyes to the fact that I don't have to be master of everything because of that's actually impossible!

I am going to work very hard to be great at internet marketing and show my fellow Africans that this is possible.

It is not a myth, not always a scam, anyone can make money online as long as they are willing to put in time and effort. There is no free money, No!
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ChrisCee1028 Premium
Yeah, Kyle. It's all about the "passion", "obsession" towards building our website. Creating those wonderful content that converts.

The 10,000 hours theory is mentioned by most GURU's of any industry. Human being's default behavior usually drives us always from being "focus" on mastering a certain skill, we're often caught up on the LATEST situation, LATEST circumstances in life.

Issues that'll prevent us from MASTERING certain skill sets. Really, it's all down to the individual to make his/her decision & persevere with it.

Going against THE FLOW & becoming a GREAT & SUCCESSFUL person is DARN HARD. 10X HARDER then we initially expected, that's why most people don't dare to quit day jobs to TAKE ON A BIGGER CHALLENGE or SOMETHING HUGE in their life, unless forced to do so...

Well, I'll turn this site building task into my passion, my TRUE OBSESSION in my life. In order to earn those $$$.

Thanks Kyle for creating this wonderful platform & ignite the spark of HOPE for making money online to me again. I hope people who spend some of their precious time in reading the message will have the same thoughts as me.

-ChrisC.-
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Hels04 Premium
I want to get to the top of my game and be very good at what I do. I want to learn everything about WA and internet marketing so I can help others. I know it will take a lot of time to get there but I'm very dedicated and keen to learn.
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HeidiY Premium
I really want to create an ebook. I am collecting the information in my blogs on the niche site and will turn it into a great book eventually.

I'm not sure I want to be an expert but I want to do it well enough that I can sell it.
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Tabsmark Premium
Hi there,

I am also working on an ebook. How is yours coming along? I heard you can create an ebook in Canva with the paid version. I thought just to write it in the Site Content or Word. What did you use?
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SimeonDixon1 Premium
My ultimate aim has all ways been to become a good writer. I have written manuscripts now which I am determine to get published soon. I have found out that ignorance is truly the night of the mind. I also read that by the lack of knowledge people perish. So in my seventy two years of living on the earth, the knowledge which I have accumulated should not just serve me only then accompanied me to the grave but that I should pass it on, leaving it on record so that the next generation can be helped in making wiser decisions.
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Joes946 Premium
I want to be an expert writer. I want to write meaningful and helpful blogs and posts. I want to help my fellow WA members to become what they desire to be. In doing this, I will propel myself into being an expert. All of us should have a mission in life. That is my mission in life...helping others to be experts.
Joe
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nevrob Premium
That is very good! I think you can achieve that ,its going to take time and remember to be consistent.
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craigbreeze Premium
I want to become an expert, I have lots of reasons for this, to provide a better life for my wife and children, be financially secure and enable my children to have it a bit easier than I have had and I want to be able to teach those who think life is lost and our down and out that there is a way to recover.

To do this I need to become an expert not just at marketing but at business, and all the above will then take care of themselves.

Craig
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juanster2017 Premium
I have participated and observed sporting events since I was 5 years old. I want to be an online expert in sports betting and Daily Fantasy Sports. I have experienced financial success in all these sports with my system. Now that the laws are changing for sports betting in the USA, I am ready to share my knowledge, and as a WA member will learn best practices of the best way to spread the word about my expertise on the internet.
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Zappades Premium
I think that will be an interesting topic.
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cookins25 Premium
As of right now, I want to become an expert in creating content -- as this seems to be one of the best ways to get tons of traffic to a website.

After doing this for several months I can now write much faster... but I want to become even better (an expert)!

I look forward to practicing my writing efficiency within the upcoming days, months, and years. :)
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kevinv91 Premium
Me Too
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RobFore Premium
As a young guy growing up I had a chip on my shoulder, felt the world owed me something and what I wanted to become good at was to "Lie, con, cheat and manipulate people with style." Horrible, but true.

Today that has changed to wanting to master the art and science of uplifting, encouraging and edifying others to live into all of who is they already are - awesome!
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verna8767 Premium
Wow, Rob, that was certainly a testimony! Not many people would have been so open to admitting that about themselves. My proverbial hat is off to you for that. I'm happy to hear that you gained the wisdom to understand a change for the better was needed.
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Igor13 Premium
Hi Kyle. This is a great post.

I would like to mention, that to endure and succeed in a big way, many things need to come together.

But, the foremost two things are definitely the two important things., and you mention them in your courses:
1. Long-term work
2. PASSION

I am emphasizing PASSION because If you are passionate about and you love what you do it is much easier to endure along the way, to work harder and to endure all the way down, through the years.

All the tasks, effort, time and learning will look much easier and the results will be better. Talent is also important to make a difference, but, without passion, talent will remain undiscovered.

WA helped me to show off my passion for writing and learning about online marketing. I am learning stuff in an easy, simple and very understandable way.

Of course, I would like (i guess, as many other members here at WA also) to make a living out of it, what for I am still not prepared for it, but I have to thank you for your encouragement and the simple and understandable way of learning such things.

I am looking forward to finishing my Bootcamp training and to go on with developing my online venture, hopefully, one day into making a living out of it.

I have still time to make it, lastly, I am "just 56". Started late, but I hope, not too late! I think that online marketing doesn't know ages, borders, nationalities, professions, occupations, marriage status, and all other things in life.

Really big opportunity for everybody!

Best regards!
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Toml82 Premium
I want to become great at Content Marketing first, and start selling pretty regularly through my posts. Then when I am great at that, I want to move onto Social Media Marketing.

I think you need to focus on one thing at a time rather than trying to do everything at once.
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verna8767 Premium
I want to get good at ALL things website! There are so many things that I never did before I joined WA. I have a degree in IT, but it didn't prepare me for so many of the technical things that we have to learn to do with a website; SEO, videos, driving traffic, how to monetize, social media, and on and on!

The other thing I would like to be good at is working a little faster. Seems that it takes me forever to complete my tasks even though on online from morning to night!

All that said, I really enjoy building my online business. I'm working very, very hard, but I never get tired of forging ahead!

Verna
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BrianCh Premium
I'm not a very sociable person and conversation is quite challenging for me. I find that learning to write content in an engaging and conversational manner is not natural for me. This is something that is going to require a significant amount of practice.

I'm a cellist. I know about practice. Here goes.
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verna8767 Premium
Brian, you've got the right attitude. Remember the hardest step is the first one. I think that the more you engage in writing you will find that it will get easier with each article. Soon you will start to feel like a natural! Hang in there!
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Zappades Premium
The first step is to know the problem from there you'll have a path to go.
I'm sure you'll do this :)
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Verna, thanks for this. As you rightly say, it will start feeling more natural with time.

All the best,

Brian
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Stefan, good of you to reply. Thanks. Identify the problem and then move towards the solution. :)

All the best,

Brian
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ThatGuyDev Premium
The #1 thing I want to excel at his speaking to and helping my audience. I know I have a decent start as I am essentially speaking to myself from 5 years ago. My biggest challenge is going to be passing sites like pennyhoarder and other sites that just regurgitate lists. I may have to succumb and start posting similar lists but am not sure. I have much more research to do.
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marycmiller Premium
I guess I did not add what I wanted to be great at, the answer is, it is hard to pinpoint, but I want to be great at impressing myself and I am not easily impressed. So I guess to do that, I need to be successful here, that is important, but I also want to take my photography to the next level and teach online.
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marycmiller Premium
My favourite teacher ever taught me photography and design and composition. At the beginning of each class he always asked the same question. What do you need to do to be successful? His answer and the correct answer if you wanted to pass was simple - Practice Practice Practice. Dave has an incredible work ethic that he spent a lot of time instilling in me, I am trying to incorporate those skills here.
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manne13666 Premium
Yes, practice makes perfect, and while I don't purport to be perfect at anything I would like to be great at helping other people.

This is where I'm divided. I would like to help people by pointing out scams or legit opportunities online and I would also like to help people understand more about themselves through my personal blog posts and to show that they are not alone out there.

So, it may take me awhile before I figure out what I really want to be great at, but when I do, I'll commit and be there soon.
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rflagler Premium
Yes, this is going to take practice! I am in this hook, line and sinker, (I hope I said that right). The farther I get into the training, the more hooked I am. I get frustrated when I don't understand things but I know that comes with the journey. I will keep plowing ahead, rest when I need to, then start again. I do not plan on stopping.
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AAidulis Premium
I want to get good at writing content that is interesting and doesn't take me two days to complete I have had a lot of practice in the past but was getting a bit rusty so i just wrote a new post it only took me a couple of hours to complete and add the pic etc -the only unfinished bit is a link to my original draft as an example. But I haven't worked out how to make a page that is hidden from my menu and cant be indexed by the search engines. I might just host it on one of my other platforms where i can do this with a couple of clicks and just link to my article or i will look at saving it as a document i can link to but its getting too late here i need some sleep lol. If any one would like to check it out any page comments would be appreciated.http://becomeyourownboss.net/writing-good-content-for-your-site-or-blog
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Zappades Premium
To hide a page from a menu you have to go to appearance and to the menu. There you can delete pages from showing or create your own menu.
For Google not indexing a page or post you go to the bottom of the editing on word press and there are some fields you can click to unallow Google crawl.
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dchapman3 Premium
I think the Michael Jordan example is the best. Practice, Practice, and Practice.

Every shot made preceded by a lot of shots missed! Write quality content takes practice and passion.

I want to be an expert at capturing the attention and supplying the need for my reader.

This starts with a passion, writing authoritative content, and satisfying the need of my audience.

What do I have to offer? My life experiences. My ability to have a conversation with my reader. My thirst for knowledge.

Remember, start slow and build up momentum. Every flood began with a dribble!
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sns1977 Premium
I am going to start focusing on the social media aspect of my business. This is where I need the most improvement. I have had a Facebook for years, however, I have not been very active until recently.
I do use Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest very little. I also need to learn how to put my URL into images.
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DMcCalister Premium
Hard to stay focused, especially when life pulls you in so many directions.

Becoming great or even good at anything takes the kind of focus and dedication most people are unwilling to work at.

Almost like becoming a millionaire, first you must become a thousand dollaraire, then a ten thousand dollaraire etc.

My first website is still under construction and will be dedicated to building a WA customer base, an authority site on affiliate marketing.

I have so much to learn yet from WA trainers and the community.

And - from those earning great incomes as bloggers and online business owners.

Staying focused on building a content rich website and knowing what I'm talking about is where I'm at right now.

Whew! Makes me tired just thinking about all I have to do...

Dallas
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MsMerry Premium
Takes practise and patience. :). But you will get it sooner than you think.
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Kw33du Premium
It definitely takes time and dedication to become an expert at anything. Like they always say, "Rome wasn't built in a day". When I came into this I had no clue how to build a website and didn't know what really went into it behind the scenes. I did get discouraged at first and at what I was learning. I then realized if I gave up I wouldn't have learned anything. I knew I wanted to do something different and I'm so glad I joined WA. It has made me get out of my comfort zone.
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jrosenau Premium
Practice does make you become and expert. I have done this on and off for the last 10 to 11 years and never really succeeded, but never with WA. It has helped me progress through the training because I kind of have an idea of what to set up. That being said, as I go through the training and making comments, receiving comments, and feedback I noticed things that will make me better. Thank you to all who has helped me improve my sites from your comments.

It is true, practice and willingness to receive criticism that have made me a better person and I can not wait for the success to follow.

I still have so much more to learn, this would not have happened without WA!!
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bill808 Premium
Ever since I joined WA the emphasis has been on choosing a niche in which you have both expertise and passion. The more focused you can be the easier it will be to establish you authority.

I recently read a book called "The One Big Thing" by Gary Keller. I recommend it. The premise of the author is that youu cannot multi-task. You can only think about one thing at a time. Try to do a lot of things at once and you will end up doing a lot of things poorly.

Often we let work on the important things in our lives slide because we are so busy doing the urgent things imposed on us by others.

Plan time every day to work on that which is most important to you. You may only have a half hour but defend that half hour ruthlessly. No interuption.

Work a half hour everyday and you will accomplish your one big thing. You will become an authority in the one thing that is most important in your life.

My one big thing is resilience. I want to help people become more resilient personally and financially. Then I want to help people make their communities more resilient. Writing a book on the subject may become my one big thing, but right now creating a website that will help people be more resilient is my one big thing.

My challenge: Know my purpose in life. What goals must I achieve to accomplish my purpose and what small task do I have to accomplish today to move closer to my goal.
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Vivistars Premium
Very well said I love this. I completely agree I feel like that sometimes where I want to work on different things. Sometimes I find myself days without writing or working on my site because I am so consumed with everything else. Then what happens? you lost all motivation on the direction you wanted to be in the first place. Thank you for the reminder.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
I want to become an expert listener. Someone people will trust, and when they have a problem they will come to me not because I will always know the answer or how to solve their problem but I will listen to them, I mean truly listen. Sometimes having someone how will just listen to you is all you need. Sometimes between the two of you the solution can be figured out but it will take that person how will be willing to honestly listen to you.

Tried and True

Elaine
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je721 Premium
Definitely we can be expert on anything if we don't give up on our efforts. It remains me the speech of JackMa the founder Alibaba how he failed in many things. He failed more than 30 times but never give up in striving for his success. The successful people are the ones who dont give up and figure out own mistakes. That mistakes make him more experience on his efforts and become expert.
My site is improving slowly, unique traffic visitors are gaining but O have build build build more contents. But anyway I am not giving up. Hope that I will get more sales this year.
All the best.
Jesse
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Queenel13 Premium
Great post as I also wrote something similar about achieving greatness and it does involve doing it over and over until you got it.
This is what I am learning to do, being an expert in my niche. It takes discipline and I have made some changes in order to get it done, no excuses. I have a new morning routine where I get up between 4:30 am and 5:am to write my blogs or complete a WA lesson. I don't allow myself to watch TV, look at Facebook or read my emails first.
I take about 20 minutes to meditate and stretch this helps me gather my thoughts. Then I give myself an hour to work on my blog or a WA lesson. I do another hour at night also spending time doing research and watching Jay's videos. At the weekend I put in more time catching up.

I won't lie, It is hard because I have a full time job. However the reason I joined WA was to generate enough income so I can walk away from my job, work from anywhere in the world and to spend quality time with my family.

I am determined to be successful here at WA and whatever it takes I am willing to find a way to make it and become that expert.
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Wayne66 Premium
Just was to get good at writing content that communicates. I want to write well. I think it's happening slowly but surely. I remember the first post I wrote. A little over 500 words. Seems like a long time ago.

Last one was 3000. Phew

Practice DOES help us to get better so don't be discouraged and keep going. It will come as long as you are consistent.

All the best,
Wayne
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Belden22 Premium
I want to be great at encouraging others to find freedom and flexibility in working remotely, especially those who are home bound.

I have several family members who have heart problems and have had strokes and they or their caregiver is stuck at home, dependent on social security.

I want that to end and I want people like this to find some hope in the future.

Rick
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LJacob Premium
i want to be able to write convincing contents that will actually help people, anything good that will make this world we are living in to be a better place is my desire. Also to succeed in this Online Marketing World as well as Offline Marketing. And i KNOW with constant practice and application of what is learnt, success shall be achieved.

Thanks for this wonderful message/advice Kyle. God bless you and thanks for the holiday.
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MsMerry Premium
And you will achieve that with practice Linah. Look at what Stefan just did!
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Zappades Premium
I want to get good at writing content. I want to write content that catches people, content with 2000 plus words that aren't boring but constructive.
I want to be good at helping people make the right decisions, show possibilities and let them decide for themselves.
I want to be good at making a website, so people can see I am good at it and want to learn from me.
I want to take 20 days off but I cant because that won't make me much better and because I still have 9 posts to go until the end of the month :)
Have a great time, for today it's enough though, except for this and that lol
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MsMerry Premium
LoL Stefan! You are on target for what you want to get good at. Content is key and the 2000 plus words get easier as you keep practicing. I remember thinking OMG I will never be able to do that. I did and my longest went over 2500!! Not all for sure. It is always a challenge to write those long posts and be engaging at the same time. That last part is key to our success I think.
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Zappades Premium
I am practicing and I really think I'm approving. My WA review is about 3900 words and the recent post I did yesterday is over 2500. Words just come to my mind and if I can write them down fast enough there are more to come.
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MsMerry Premium
Holy damn cow Stefan that is awesome!!!! I would say, yes, you are improving. Actually, I think you are there as far as the writing goes. I can get to the 2500 mark but not 3900! It's always a good feeling when I look down and see my word count.
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Shierly Premium
To build an online career I need to to be a Student. Study and learn the lessons, do the activities and finish the homework. Time Management contributes a lot to finish my job. I need to take time to perfect the work, not a rush (it will be a mess) but with smooth flow of doing things slowly but surely ... the process of perfecting the work is such a good accomplishment and a perfect taste of my labour... looking forward to this...
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MsMerry Premium
You have this right on target Shierly! Smart girl.
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SeanGreentre Premium
I agree with @shirly. Sounds like you have the right attitude to be highly successful. I wish you all the very best with it. I'm sure you'll do great.
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Freisia Premium
You are so right. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. You will achieve your goals and be rewarded for your efforts.
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BoB419 Premium
I started off with the affiliate bootcamp but now I am doing both, my own niche and an affiliate site! I'm on my way slowly, one day at a time! Thanks to my Daughter, I now see life differently!

Enjoy everyday, soak in as much as you possibly can, spend time and energy on things that make you feel good today, cause we don't know what tomorrow will bring.

Cheers
BoB
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RamonaLD Premium
My twenty days begins. I am really pleased with the way my WA website is shaping up. I will see where it takes me. Once I start earning money on my WA website, I will then start on my niche site which is quilting related. I am a huge quilter and it is my passion.
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MsMerry Premium
All the best Ramona.
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LeifM Premium
There is always more to learn, ALWAYS.
When you stop learning it is time to fold the hands for a last time.
This training is very good and with so many participants it makes it great.
I just enjoy following and taking part here. Has been more following than taking part perhaps.
All the best to everybody.
Leif
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MsMerry Premium
You are so right Leif! There is always more to learn and especially so when it comes to anything Online as that is continually changing. All the best to you here and in all your endeavors.
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kenukoh Premium
That is a wonderful topic! I have heard it said before that we need 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at anything, according to the principle attributed to Malcolm Gladwell. That's about 90 minutes (1.5 hours) a day for 20 years or 180 minutes (3 hours) a day for 10 years or still 270 minutes (4.5 hours) a day for 7 years or 360 minutes (6 hours) a day for 3.5 years approximately. Going for 6 hours a day practice, that means, I can think of becoming an expert in 2022. It think it can be achieved with dedication and learning but considering that we have already passed that beginner stage, lets assume that we can do it in 1.5 years , say 2019! That is very encouraging!
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Freisia Premium
That's some awesome mathematical reasoning. No gain without pan, we have to put in the hard yards.
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lakbar12 Premium
This is an awesome training, the first thing on my plate that I have been practicing is writing content that Google likes, so, far, my practicing has been working.

I can see for myself that my content has been improving by me constantly writing and constantly trying to improve...

I was once told that If you try to master many, you'll end up master none...So, I focus on the the most important thing I am trying to master is quality content...

Thanks again for an awesome training...moving on and upward...
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FelixC1 Premium
I have been working on my site for 6 months now I start getting some traffic I keep going to write content and getting my site better I am watching my google analytics and I add my site at bing so I hope I am on the right way if someone have some advice is welcome and have a happy new 2018 this is my site just in case you want to check it canpobusiness.com
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MsMerry Premium
Just keep doing what you are doing and add lots of great content! Happy New Year back to you!
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imthedamo Premium
Love this approach. Exactly what I faced when I decided to get into this industry full time. I said to myself I have to become great at.... you fill in the blank. The problem was there was so much I thought I needed to be great at. What WA has done for me is narrowed my focus immensely. I still think there are multiple things I need to become great at to be a success in this game but WA has taught me what is important, what to become great at first and then the rest will come.

It's not just the training here it is the process. I have said it before and I will say it again a million times. Kyle is Miyagi and I am simply learning to "paint the fence."

Can you dig it,
Damo
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MsMerry Premium
Totally Damo! You said that so well and I so agree with you. 100%+.
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imthedamo Premium
Thank you MsMerry
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MsMerry Premium
My pleasure Damian.
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sukumarth Premium
I want to master the art of creating engaging content that is of value to people. I want to be able to connect with my audience all the time. Because if I'm able to do that, the traffic will come and so will the ranking. I want to blog, blog and blog :)
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MsMerry Premium
And that Sukumar is the key to your success. You hit it right on the nail head. Wishing you the best.
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sukumarth Premium
I know I can connect with people with short-length posts. The challenge is in creating 1000+ worded posts on a particular topic. People are not interested in what I'm doing, they are not interested in my musings, in my life. They will find the interest in my writing if I can come up with something new, something thought-provoking, a completely workable idea.
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MsMerry Premium
Yes, first the 1000 word posts then to 1500 and then the biggie at 2500. That takes skill. Just keep thinking about how you are going to be helping your readers find what they are looking for. What is your niche? It really takes a lot of patience with yourself.
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sukumarth Premium
I'm working on two niches: home music systems and online business. Right now, I'm keeping the former in a limbo. I'm giving more priority to the latter for now :)
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MsMerry Premium
home music systems will be a great niche! I wish you the best of both.
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sukumarth Premium
Thanks! Home music/stereo systems is an area that I truly love and is one niche that I chose almost immediately.
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MsMerry Premium
Well Sukumar, my first guess is your customers will relate to you and your advice. It is so much easier to write about things you love.
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Magmak Premium
I want to become great at breaking boundaries and blogging. Let me explain, when I started with WA I worked tirelessly with great enthusiasm and I rose quite quickly in ranks. I guess what drove me was the ranking. Just as I was about to break into the top 1000, I froze mentally. I just could not cross that boundary. I focused on rankings rather than consistency. I have since slid to 4000 + in ranking which has discouraged me greatly, but I refuse to give up. I now therefore just want to be great at blogging and push myself forward that way.
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Surfdude123 Premium
Yea, the ranking means nothing in the scheme of what this training is about. It's best to start with the Get Started button and go step by step. Then you won't be distracted by the stuff that is not really relevant. Same with hanging out in the chat all day or posting WA blogs just so someone will listen to your rants or how much you love coffee or whatever. It's important to put in the time on your website first then do those other things if you feel so inclined.
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MsMerry Premium
The ranking goes up and down rather quickly. :) And yes, as someone once said, you don't get paid for your rank! I try to do both and set daily goals for helping out when I can and doing at least 3 posts a week. You have to do what works for you as an individual May. It is nice to see your pretty smile again and thank you for all your help too.
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Djefferds Premium
First off let me say Kyle it is nice to hear that even you do not know it all about internet marketing. One thing I have noticed about people is those that thing they it all more often than not know nothing. I would like to master traffic and conversion. Thank's Kyle.
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alanna708 Premium
I want to learn to master my audience... i want to know what they are looking for and how I can help them find that.

It is so important to work at what you do, not just be handed it. Life becomes extremely boring when you are handed everything.

Once I master the understanding between my site and what my audience is looking for, I know I'll be successful!

Cheers
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MsMerry Premium
Great attitude Brooke!
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mikegsaiz Premium
My goal is to take the lessons learned and the lessons to be learned in the future and create a viable, successful online business. So much of what we are learning was completely foreign to my professional and personal life experiences. I am extremely proud ( but of course impatient ) of my progress over the past month and a half and look forward to continued growth and success in the future. Thanks to everyone in the community for your assistance and guidance. God Bless and best to all.

Mike
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AlanJE Premium
My aspiration is to find a way to communicate the knowledge which I have about construction and project management, in order to create a window for business online using this expertise. Traditionally one would have to have face to face contact with a client in order to build trust so that they would choose you to care for their investment. You would provide a tangible service, which would add value to their investment. This is no small deal because property investment is a very high value field of endeavour, and mistakes can be very costly in terms of lost opportunity to make money, and the possibility of lack of suitability for the function desired, and basic lack of functionality can be an inherent defect in a property asset (for example lack of efficiency in lift provisions in a multi storey building can cause many man hours to be lost if there is excessive waiting time, when projected over the life of the building). There are many ways of contributing to the construction process, and selection of suitable procurement methods, contractual arrangements and pre-qualification of contractors and designers are just a few of the possibilities. There are now many innovations in the design and construction process and knowledge of these and how to turn them to advantage in the design, procurement and delivery of any property development can be of great value. Building Information Management is such a development wherein investment in the design process and information about components can be used to de-risk and make the construction process more efficient. The triangle of Time/Cost/Quality parameters provides the means to evaluate success, keeping time and cost expenditure to the minimum while achieving the best possible quality (design functionality) for any building project. The other factors which are relevant are safety, which is given and is an essential priority. You only have to look at the consequences of failure (such as injury or death, loss of capital equipment or assets) to realise that investment in safe design and operations is never wasted and is compulsory, to conform with Legislation. The other unspoken aspect is to produce a visually aesthetically pleasing building appearance, which satisfies all operational functional requirements (these can be very complex in advanced technology buildings such as computerised trading floors) in which all concerned can be proud to have been associated. Alan
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herinnelson Premium
Being great at one thing is certainly achievable. I can be a great mother, sister and daughter. I can be a great writer, web designer and achiever. The key is putting passion into your life and becoming who and what you WANT to be. Chances are there's a lot more hidden within you than you give credit for. Think deep within yourself and you'll be amazed at what you find!
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r19f54l Premium
Love your post. It resonates with me and the site I started: http://getoutofourownway.com.

Having said that, the one thing I'm trying to do online and off is to become the best ME I can and to help others with the same, who in turn can help me.

A tidbit I heard that I like and will pass on here: People remember the first, the biggest, and the best of anything/everything. We have to at least be perceived as such in at least one of those.

There has never been another ME. I have the opportunity to dominate all three categories (first, biggest, best).

On the other hand, my worst enemy up to this point in my life has been and is ME.
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vhHayley Premium
I really want to become an expert with "self-help." I struggled a lot in my own life with various issues, and I think a lot of them were common things a lot of people get stuck with. So, I want to be able to help other people get "un-stuck" with these problems that arise. I want to have the skill that I need to help people realize that they have ample amounts of potential to do great things! :)
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r19f54l Premium
Looks like we may have something in common. You may want to have a look at my newly launched site http://stayoutofourownway.com
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melindac Premium
Practice makes perfect! I'm amazed at my progress with wealthy affiliate. I tried starting blogs in the past, but at about 2 months, I usually quit. I'm a bit more experienced now. But I'm also noticing that my efforts are a bit more streamlined. Looking better. Hoping that these pages start ranking on the first page of google soon!
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dreamgirl93 Premium
I want to become great at managing, so keeping all things together with the highest productivity possible, I want to become great at building business systems. I'm sorting and organizing everything that I'm learning here at WA to apply and re-apply in the future. I also like to learn to write content but I'm not a very motivational writer, I am more focused on writing about productivity
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romeo4831 Premium
I am so loving this Bootcamp Training. I just want to keep getting better at building my website. Building more content and trying my very best to make my website look very attractive for customers to come and gain some knowledge about the many scams that are outside. I do not want people to pass through what i passed before I joined this beautiful community. Thank you guys for all the help and for being there every time I have needed help. Thanks
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Kyle Premium
Just keep an eye on the long term vision of your website and the authority/expert you can become with time. It doesn't take long to get to that point, much quicker within the online world than the offline world.

There are surely a lot of programs that take advantage of folks and WA is truly a breath of fresh air for anyone that finds there way here, so you can truly feel good about helping people find WA.
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romeo4831 Premium
Thanks my friend for your comment I really appreciate it. I said it before I will put all the effort into this business for a whole year and then some. Thanks
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Kyle Premium
Well if you give yourself adequate time, brilliant things will happen. Looking forward to seeing it unfold. ;)
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romeo4831 Premium
Hi my dear friend yes indeed you are right. It takes time and I am ok with that. Have a great day. Thanks for your comment.
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MJLaupp Premium
I love this!! I have spent years learning to play the piano and improving my skills as an accompanist. Now I need to apply that diligence to creating quality content on my affiliate site. I need to create content that appeals to moms - since that's my "target audience" - while letting them know that I am one of them! I need to remember the chaos of having four little ones and trying to get ANYTHING done.

I also need to continue building my knowledge base for my niche site. I also have two other domains that I've owned for awhile and I'd like to go back to those sites and apply what I've learned in the courses to those sites.

Mostly, I need to push myself to continue learning about affiliate marketing and become more of an "expert" in that field.
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gdarni Premium
Good morning WA family!

Looking to become great at writing with ease!

I guess it is a matter of trust or is it self doubt? LOL

I am not just educated, I have years of experience, so what does make me struggle when it comes to writing?

I am sure that I am not alone with this dilemma, so how did you over come this constant writing obstacle?

Please share your words of wisdom, I am sure that many of us could use some advice!

Thanks in advance,

Gloria Darni
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mikewood1975 Premium
I am an accountant and not good at grammar. Sure I have a Masters Degree, but never did any real writing. The good thing about WA is the training will help you as well as the community. You have to write about something that interests you or it is not fun. I get writers block a lot, so then I take a walk, come back and brainstorm. Some days you may not be able to write an entire 500 word blog, but you can write a paragraph or two. It will come to you. If you have to look at some other peoples blogs that are in your niche by googling it. This helps too.
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gdarni Premium
Thanks mikewood1975,

I guess I handle writing in the same manner, in little pieces!

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I know it sounds cliche, but it does help knowing some others have the same challenges with writing.

Wishing you great success here WA!

Gloria
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Memorylaneuk Premium
As a Corporate trainer for over a decade, I was often heard saying "before you can be great, you have to be good, before you can be good you have to be bad and before you can be bad, you have to start" I think this applies to me as an online entrepreneur and probably to lots of us. One of my specialties was presentation skills and I have a website dedicated to it. I aim to be great at doing video trainings. I haven't started yet but I am coming close as I get to the point in my website where Videos will help.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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MMarcus Premium
Great way to put it Grace. Hitting the start button here
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arielharris7 Premium
This journey at WA has really given me momentum and insight into how to find our gifts. I have now put up affirmations at my desk to remind myself I am growing and learning.
So each day I learn more. And each day I practice, read and listen more. Then perhaps one day I will become some sort of authority.
But more importantly I am striving to learn how I can inspire myself and others to participate in success. To thrive in our gifts.
I am grateful for the daily joy of connecting, learning and building a business that will ultimately not only feed my bank account but feed my heart.
So my goals are content, connection and inspiration.
Because, yes we can!
Thank you Kyle and Carson!
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mcourtney747 Premium
My goal is to become very good in content writing, so I attract more traffic to my website. This is something I have always wanted to do but didn't know where to start until I found Wealthy Affiliate in which I am so very thankful for. I am not the best at content writing right now and I have been practicing constantly so to remain positive, I am going to say "I got this".
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Domerdog Premium
For me, it's discussing not only fun things (such as pizza types), but also serious things (especially ethics and morals). With any business, the business culture starts from the top and heads downward. If top management (i.e. in this case, Kyle and Carson) were unethical and immoral people, WA would not have over 800,000 members, with only 9 BBB complaints to date.
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Kyle Premium
:)
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SantaFez Premium
Being passionate about online marketing is too broad a subject for me.
I really love what I am learning here in WA and would like to implement it also outside this platform 'cause, just like AngelJr1 said, there are a lot of people out there who don't know or don't have the mind or patience to build their own website.

On the other hand, I am a natural teachers (of all things) so I would like to put my efforts in passing on a certain type of knowledge through a niche site, reach as many people as possible, and possibly teach and enlighten onto a better path of life...
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AngelJr1 Premium
Hello all, I want to be an expert in web design/creating websites for people. I have noticed that the skills learned here can be applied to different areas outside of affiliate marketing. Many people have no idea how to host or make a website. It's quite advantageous to have WA as a partner in this idea.
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ElianeLima Premium
That's definitely a good option.

I agree, there are a lot of people that don't know how to (or just don't want to) deal with websites.

Good luck!
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AngelJr1 Premium
Thanks for the comment. Yes, I agree people really don't have the time or patience and I think thats what makes WA so valuable. The more time you put in the better the results.

I have had a few people offline connect with me about making a website but I don't feel confident enough to take the offer. Soon I hope I can make those adjustments.

BTW, I am following you now, so you should do the same. :)
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ElianeLima Premium
Thanks for the follow!
I'm now following you as well.

All the best.
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PhilipC1 Premium
It certainly is. Even just over half way through the WA training you will know more than more websites - that's an astonishing fact to learn and a decisive edge on creating an authoritative niche website that converts.
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AngelJr1 Premium
Thanks for the comment. Yeah converting is the hard part. I am looking forward to the challenge.
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PhilipC1 Premium
Just keep going and I have no doubt it'll all fall into place!
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AngelJr1 Premium
Thanks for the confidence boost.
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kdforsman Premium
Totally agree with you... and that in itself is a great way to recoup your WA monthly fee. After all, you only need a few customers paying you to create and host a website for them on WA and you've got a profitable little business going ;-)
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AngelJr1 Premium
Hey Karen, hope your day is going well so far. Sure, it is very doable but I want to hone in on my website making skills to give people what they deserve.

I just revamped my whole website with a new theme. Man, does it look sweet to me. :) This website will focus just on recruiting people for WA and Jaaxy. So, I deleted all my Amazon and diet reviews. haha.

I'm still pondering what Niche I want to develop after Bootcamp training.


https://affiliateelevator.com
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kdforsman Premium
Love your website Angel, nice clean design! Here's mine http://writingforcash.com if you want to take a peak...
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AngelJr1 Premium
You know Karen, I saw your website a few days ago and I was really impressed. I like the Niche you are targeting and it is something I am very interested in.

I like how you made separate websites to incorporate into one Niche. Excellent angle of attack. I'll be peaking at your site later down the road to get some more ideas!
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kdforsman Premium
Go for it - and thanks for the feedback :-)
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MiaLambert Premium
Whenever we put energy into something it grows. It is better if we put energy into something we are passionate about.

But even if we are talented for something, it is only 10%. Not until we invest time end effort will we be great at something.
We had great basketball player here in Croatia, Drazen Petrovic. He was very talented, but he was the one who was practicing the most.

Kyle, thanks again for the great article and inspiration!
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ADawal Premium
Not that I want to be an "Expert" on helping people (it does make me feel good when I know I helped someone) but just being good that I can able to as much people as I can. Sharing them WA as a great opportunity and slowly carve my way to helping more people. That's how I see myself
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2VETS Premium
This post is on point. Reminds me of a blog a wrote the other day. You can read it here When we focus and take action you can be great at something! Great post!
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Magieken Premium
Ooops, I think I am a Jack. I started a new website and have neglected everything else. My bad :-). The good news is a couple of my posts on that website are on page one of Google.
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2VETS Premium
Great! Keep up the great work. You are a Jack of all trades ?
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Magieken Premium
Not sure about being a being a Jack of all trades, more like a glutton for punishment I think.
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MsMerry Premium
Margaret that is so awesome! Good on you!
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Magieken Premium
Thanks. I was surprised but delighted.
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WDunham Premium
i feel I am good in the way I write, but I want to get better, I want to be able to influence people in a good way.

Whether its through showing them how they can get better, or through helping them get motivated.

I just want to improve my writing to help people understand things better.

I have a lot in my head, I just have a really hard time relaying those messages to my audience effectively.
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Laurie-ann Premium
I have one thing I want to be great in...
Being a SUCCESS!
On my own, make enough money to tell my ex to stop taking me to court and to shove his money where the sun doesn't shine. Help my son pay for his schooling. I am / and have been working round the clock trying to get these sites up and established enough to start making money. I want to be successful!

Here are my sites ( I welcome any pointers)
www.wealthhealthandromance.com
www.cupcakesandcaviar.org
www.eezycakes.com (this one is just starting out)

Take care
Laurie
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ksholloman Premium
You're off to a good start! Your top link has driven more traffic in a shorter amount of time than mine has :)
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Laurie-ann Premium
Thank you :) I spend hours and hours everyday working on my 2 sites, and also researching other blogs just trying to keep up. lol
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ksholloman Premium
That's great! Look for my second one soon. Going to be a dad blog! About being the only guy of the house, surrounded by 5 women and a female dog :)
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PKama Premium
I have wanted be great in a lot of things but never really want to spend the time to practice most of them. At this stage of the game I know I have yo be very good at one thing in order to be successful with this online business. I have to be very good at blogging. The difference now from before is that this time around, I am very committed to spending the time to practice. So, watch out Michael Jordan...lol

Good Luck Everyone
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JoyS7 Premium
Awesome post! I've always believed this, but never could figure out what I wanted to be great at. I have always been able to come up with a hobby and get pretty good at it only to lose interest and want to move on to something else. Affiliate marketing always seemed like the one thing I was truly passionate about, but coming up with a niche was my downfall...until I realized that affiliate marketing/creating an online business itself was IT. (I've never claimed to be very quick. LoL) That being said...I want to be GREAT at providing entertaining, informative, and encouraging content to others interested in creating online business opportunities from.
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Buchok121314 Premium
This is a great post! Yes, I can write good article, yet one thing I want to be an expert of - is driving traffic and be better at affiliate marketing. What's the purpose of writing even the best inspiring post in my website if it does not drive traffic that leads to generating income. So I am looking forward to learn more as I proceed with the bootcamp trainings.

P.S. It's my almost 4 months here at WA, I am glad I surpassed though. But I wish to learn more so I CAN START EARNING and EARN more as the days go by.

HELP ME PLEASE my WA community.

www.pinoywealthonline.com
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Laurie-ann Premium
I really like your website :)
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TashareaReid Premium
I need to become great at blogging and driving traffic to my website. As well as completely understanding SEO as well as other things that involves attraction marketing. I need to completely understand how to entice my audience and get them ready to join now or buy a software. It's a long road I am on but I am determine to get there.
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Buchok121314 Premium
Great job here at WA. Just like you, I want to be an expert in driving traffic so we can promote our website and start earning. All the best. More way to go. Just don't lose your patience. :-)
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Kyle Premium
Well these things that you are going to understand very well as you move forward and you will be an expert in SEO and many other aspects of marketing before you know it!
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TashareaReid Premium
Thanks trying not too lol
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TashareaReid Premium
Right now I am a complete baby to all this, I thought I knew things when I joined only to find out I was wrong lol.
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MirandaGordo Premium
I want to become great at being transparent on my website. I think I am doing ok at that, but I want to do better.

I want to learn how to properly leverage my social networks to help my business. It's only been not even 2 months, but I am just not getting any engagement back on my sites yet, and I want to do this without having to pay for likes. I want to do this, not have my wallet do this.

I want to be great at creating a title, post, page that starts a "fire".
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MsMerry Premium
you are in the right place to achieve those goals Miranda.
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garydlc Premium
Practise does make perfect, I have been in my chosen profession for 30+ years and I practise being better at it everyday,

The day I declare that I know it all is the day that I will digress, so I choose to learn something new each day,

Here at WA all the tools and knowledge is at my disposal, and damned if I will not make full use of it to become a great online entrepreneur.

That certainly speaks true of my time here at WA over the last 3 months, I now practise being a great online entrepreneur,

Hungry to learn all that I can, but in reality I know that it is a gradual building process which demands consistency and perseverance as I experienced within my offline business over these 30+ past years.

It is time to build my online business more vigorously, so I now dedicate more time to it, in the purpose of succeeding in the near future as I have and do with my offline enterprise.

I am determined to constantly practise to become a successful
Wealthy Affiliate.
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ycmeg Premium
Thanks Kyle this is a great post.
I want to become an expert in promoting products through sites and using SEO to get to the top of google.
I think that these two things go great together and can achieve great success when practised like it should be. Good luck to everyone!
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kazunamtm Premium
I want to become better at controlling my mind, be nicer to people around me, and trusting God. I already know that anything is achievable, but it's just sometimes there is a little weaker minded me tells myself that I can't do it. Every successful person says exactly the same thing, "it is totally up to you to decide whether you can make it through or not". So I chose to make it happen, I would need to be better at controlling my mind, that's all.
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DOrtiz1 Premium
I want to be successful and to earn good income, but before I do that, I need to practice and to immerse myself into what works for me.I have a little saying that I have near me that I look at every day, and this it what it reads

" A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable,
but more useful than a life spent doing nothing"

Something that I wanted to share.
Have a great day everyone.To your success.
David.
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Roweida Premium
Most of my life, I did a lot of different things. Before I got really good at something, I would just move onto the next thing.

For my parents' school was very important if my grades just fluctuated even just a bit, because of extra murals that I enjoyed, I was taken out immediately.

Later on, I believe I just got bored easily. I'm not blaming my parents in any way, I didn't really put up a fight for the activities either. I just think I will have to reteach myself to stick to one thing and practice at it. :/

Great Post! It really gave me something to think about. :)
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des1963 Premium
My father always said to me "it doesn't matter what you do in this life, just be the best you can be at want ever you do and give it your all. I'm like a sponge when it comes to information and I love to soak it all up at once. What I like about creating is the fact it's fun and I never get tired of it. It challenges you to become great in your field when you start up an online business. I never run out of ideas. I want to be great at helping others and growing a business that will sustain me. I'm not after millions, if it happens it happens---enough to live on would make me ecstatic and that's down the road. There is so much to learn first. Well I don't need to write a book. Almost done with phase 3 of both bootcamp and certification--all I've got left to do is content--that should keep me busy this week! Take care everyone and best wishes!
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Kyle Premium
That is a great approach. There are too many people out there that are not being rewarded for "generalized" skills, whereas those that are consider "great" in anything, are very much specialized.

Choose one direction and work to become the best. :)
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ChrisMalan1 Premium
To become perfect at something is as is explained practice and more practice. How do you do this if you want to become the best at something but know you have to practice and don't always feel in the mood to practice
.Not in the mood you will be wasting your time
. You have only one choice fall in to an unconditional love with the thing that you want to perfect
its like your girl friend or boy friend that you want to get married to. You dedicate your time to that person and love doing it and most of all really feel great at all times about that person.
Your practice must excite you this way you put more in and the more you put in the more you get out
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Kyle Premium
This is a very good point. Sometimes you just don't feel like doing something, and that is OK and completely normal. Those that are willing to work hard at something when others are not willing to do so, are those that tend to end up being wildly successful in business.

It takes work and dedication, as well as a layer of persistence. Just like any relationship, just like any business. :)
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Thennek Premium
I want to be an expert at helping people. I want to help them learn marketing. It would be joyous if I was the one to inspire people to take action and help them take the steps they need to get were they want to go. It would make me feel marvelous if I was able to help people in such a big way..... To be the difference Maker in someone's life. This would be a life's goal completed. I will not give up.
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pjjsenslin Premium
In want to be able to create content on my Website that will engage people to take action right away, content that will have a positive outcome for my readers and that will make the World a better place ti live in. I want to be a Successful Online Business Owner and learn the skill to make a living at Home.
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startouched Premium
I want to gain skill at writing full and robust content that solves a problem for my readers as well as learn more creative ways of adding SEO to that content. It is a never ending journey and I am just glad to be a member of the WA community where I can gain friends and the training that I need to meet my goals.
-Kathy
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anthony97 Premium
Mindset Marketing and how to read people's minds and get in their heads. Overall winner with conversion rates, they'll think your physic and i'm sure well seeing it pay off a bit with some behind the scenes help I am getting! I can't wait for the years to come and seeing my business grow out more and more!:)

Here's to everyone's future success... ALOT of it;)
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Hboelky Premium
I would love to become great at looking into the future, not like a psychic, but looking at where my business will be in 5-10 -even 20 years from now.

Building a "brand" in my niche and looking at it in the long term. It is easy to get caught up in the "right now" because of the work we put into building our sites. I'd like to try to move past that and look at the long side of things.

Look at Kyle for example, when he started W A he had a long term goal in mind...10 years later and the mission has not changed. Some of the videos, training, and functionality in the platform have changed but not the overall mission of W A!

We can examine many other products that have been successful the same way. If I can overcome this I believe I will be great at whatever I do online!
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Kyle Premium
That is one thing we have never done, set goals outside the 5 year mark. The problem with setting goals that are too long term is that they can create a sense of "rigidness" as to how you operate.

You need to remain very much flexible these days to do well in business, in particular the online world. In any given year we will change directions very quickly, and that allows us to fill pockets that we wouldn't otherwise been able to accomplish if we stuck to a longer term game plan.
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Hboelky Premium
Maybe I wasn't clear? All I'm trying to say basically is that for your "brand" you have a mission statement..and stick with it. Phil Knight co-founder of Nike shoes said he wanted to make comfortable running shoes for every "athlete". And to him if YOU have a BODY you are an athlete. And to this day they are still making comfortable shoes for "athletes". I agree 100% that you need to have an open mind and be flexible.

But also to focus on where you will be in 10 years and what your business looks like. I'm I still going to be doing this 10 years down the road? It all depends if I can make anything work. So far I love everything I've learned..I've come a long way in just 2 months.

I have an online store and 2 primary websites...none of that would've even got started if I hadn't come to W A! :)

My hopes are that learning good ad campaigns SEO and other traffic strategies that I can get conversions. Kyle you said you really didn't see things start happening until about the 6 month mark. For now I do the training implement the steps and have my fingers crossed!!

Yours Truly,
Howard
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krazyjag2 Premium
I (the Cheetos side of Krazyjag) would love to be great at the social media aspect of an online business. I strongly dislike socializing and I am terrible with memory (like remembering to share a post or get comments). This sucks because I am currently the main one doing this stuff because Jesus works too much and can't really get away (he is better at this).
I am getting a little better though, WA has been strangely helpful with this :D
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Loes Premium
I haven't disciplined myself in going through the Bootcamp very well, I did specialise myself in understanding how to make a website, how HTML works and what you all can do with plugins and a WordPress website. Now, I want to specialise myself in marketing. I came to WA, in the first place for learning how to create a website and I have been very successful, with 8 websites online and in total 527 post and pages. I post about 3-5 new posts every week on my different websites. I am daily active on this forum, and I will discipline myself, from now, daily, to do the rest of the Bootcamp and finish this training.
See you around:)
Loes
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Stansk Premium
You are a real in inspiration Loes
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Loes Premium
Thank you Stephen, that's an easy task inside this fabulous community:)
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Joendy1 Premium
Good work good luck
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DeRaj Premium
Good Luck!
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shazzaWA Premium
I always told myself I was crap at marketing (but I have stopped that now) - and I just love the internet and being online.

I want to get great at building blogs. And because of the regular content I add generate ongoing organic traffic and heaps of it - hence making really good residual income from all of my blogs.
AND.... become the best at it!
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PLarkins Premium
I always thought that way to. But I have changed that since then. Good luck and the best of luck to you.
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shazzaWA Premium
Thanks for that and yes must definitely do this with a better mindset. All the best to you too!
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Loes Premium
Great attitude Sharon:) Let's do this!
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SeanThomas88 Premium
In 1997, I met the late great Zig Ziglar. I bought some books from him (arguably my best investment ever) and in one of them he wrote "You Sean can get everything in life you want, if you will just help enough people get what they want."

Those words have stuck with me and in short, I want to help people to move forward in their life through financial freedom and personal growth.
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MsMerry Premium
Wow! What an awesome experience to be able to share Sean.
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mybiz4u Premium
Great post, Kyle. A brain 'tickler' indeed. Yes, in order to be good at ANY thing, one has to put him/her self into the process. I would like to be great at content writing...and so, off I go...gonna attack my next topic.
Thanks for the encouragement.
Michelle
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KachinaB Premium
I want to become an expert at gaining traffic through social sites like twitter Instagram, and Facebook. But specifically through Instagram. I love Instagram. SnapChat is another feature I'd like conquer and learn how to monetize! I didn't even know this is what I wanted to become an expert on. It was the first thing that popped in mind and this is something I feel extremely passionate about! It also gives me the freedom to be creative. I love taking pictures and editing so this all plays into my interest!
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WAwannab Premium
Hello,
I want to get great at inspiring others. I am a teacher and I have a master's degree in elementary education. I want to use the skills that I have acquired during my 40+ years of teaching to help others; whether it be tutoring students, other teachers or others in need of my assistance. I also want to create the income that I couldn't do as a teacher and help others like me who are about to retire, in creating an income they too can count on for their retirement.

Randy
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Ndstad81 Premium
There can be many aspects to one thing, as we all know when looking for a niche.I want to focus on one aspect at a time until it becomes second nature and then move onto another aspect.

I believe the key in content creation is knowing that I don't know everything, There is always something new to learn which I believe is what keeps me going.
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OddHelgeH Premium
I actually want to be better at what I'm good at, which is teaching. Teaching online things is a bit different from teaching people one on one. I see the potential here and I know that what I do can help a lot more people than I can reach being around where I am.

Online teaching is a lot of things, so now I'm using what I learn to teach other people what I've learned, which of course makes me learn it better and others can learn from it. Maybe I just said that, but still, it does.

What to promote is not my focus, but I know that what I promote works and makes a lot of people happy. That is more important to me than the promotion itself. I also believe that when my site is all over the place, more people will feel a natural wish to click on the right buttons to success.

I'm not in a hurry, as long as I'm moving in the right direction.

Anyone agree with me here?
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WAwannab Premium
Hello Odd HedgeH,
I am a teacher also and would like to use the skills I have learned and practiced for the last 40+ years to help others online. I have a master's degree in elementary education and one of my goals is to tutor online, whether it be students, or teachers needing help. Best to you!
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SGMartin Premium
I'd like to become great at promoting wealthy affiliate. I have never been comfortable with selling stuff but this program has things that I value as a student of internet marketing so I feel I just need to help others see this value and hopefully this will bring me some success.
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OddHelgeH Premium
That's a great and honest way of attacking your why. Looking forward to hear about your progress :-)
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JLeeRo Premium
I want to become better at creating GOOD content. I have 2 websites I am working on and I feel pretty confident about the first one. I really know my subject matter. The 2nd one however, my site dedicated to all things WA, I need to work on. SO, I am going to go and watch every single training video I haven't seen yet. I have watched a few of them and they are fantastic. So that is my goal for the next week or so- watch all training videos and start asking more questions. ;)
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OddHelgeH Premium
Just keep on moving in the direction you see is right for you. That's where you have your inspiration and that's what keep it fun. Enjoy :-)
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OrenL Premium
I want to become great at all aspects of online affiliate marketing. That is why I am sharpening my sword with the WA Bootcamp and my bootcamp site.
Then I'll roll this wisdom into the Certification course where I'll build out my analog synth niche site - A niche I do very well!

- Oren
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OddHelgeH Premium
Looking forward to read about you analog synth niche site. Will you tell me when you're ready?

Good luck in getting there!
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CCharan Premium
That's it, we often give up too fast on something. I have recognized that great men and women have accomplished fame simply because they were very good at one thing.

Rarely i have see the greats be highlighted for multiple areas but they focus on one skill, which they spent hours upon hours to get good at. I remember the guy that was drilling for oil on his plot of land. He drill for days and he couldn't find oil, he kept going but still didn't get success on finding oil. At that point he finally gave up and sold the land. Another guy bought the land and as soon he begin to drill for oil on the same spot he struck the liquid gold,

WOW , awesome, only if that first guys could have kept going..... that similar in our life, we give up to soon. I believed that we were created to get better and better at something and that is anything we desire to pursue. Practice and been GOOD. Once you are GOOD, please know you are the path to be GREAT. don't ever give up. You were design to achieved success.

Claim it! be it!
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SGMartin Premium
I want to become expert at engaging people on the internet. I have a few different venues to practice on this one being on of the most challenging. I know it takes work to become good at something as I have be working on playing guitar for many years and am still learning about that.
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MsMerry Premium
What parts are you finding challenging here Estevan? Maybe someone can shed some light for you.
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SGMartin Premium
I guess making my site attractive enough for someone surfing the internet to actually check it out is the challenge. I have one keyword/page ranked on the first page of google with few visitors checking it out.

http://bootcampformarketingonline.com/

Thanks for your interest!!!
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MsMerry Premium
Wow! That must be one awesome keyword!!
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MsMerry Premium
Maybe a logo or some added color or images. Otherwise very well written. Kudos!
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arturosiew Premium
People who just think about wanting money, do not seem to understand how they can get it. That is why they are often victims of online scam. All the scammers need to do is flash $$$$$$$$ sign all over the place which is more than enough to grab them by the balls.
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arturosiew Premium
For me, I want to be an SEO specialist and with the training and practices that come with WA, I know I can be good at it if I want to achieve it badly enough
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Samaffiliate Premium
A lot of people fail at self-discipline when they're rushing for success.

You see, most people would rather find a form of entertainment that we consider a distraction rather than work on their personal development which is why most people never escape a life of mediocrity.

Others, however, are prepared to invest the necessary hours needed to become an expert in the field of their choice.

I guess the best quote to explain the trial and reward would be...

"Live your life the way most people won't and then live your life the way most people can't"

This means you should endure the long hours ahead of you because once your trade does become second nature to you the playtime really begins.

"Work before play"

Sam.
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Kyle Premium
Very well said Sam and this is definitely the case. People would definitely rather entertain themselves, whether this is watching TV, on Facebook, etc versus working on personal development. Why? It is easy. ;)
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KDSnapZ Premium
This information is on point! Glad to start applying my time towards finishing up these lessons. Each is so encouraging and make me feel like I'm on my way to accomplishing what so many others have already finished, but I still have my place!

As always Kyle, quality over quantity and I love the breakdown of each article you produce each lesson!

Thanks,

~Kevin
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RVsRock Premium
As I read these words of wisdom from Kyle, I honestly thought as though we were have a 2-way conversation, and Kyle was encouraging me like a coach would talk one-on-one with a decent player - one who was displaying signs of doubt about becoming an outstanding player.

He certainly has the gift of communicating to an audience, regardless of the size.
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JackMadden1 Premium
Interesting dicussion i have to say and i just love the positive and encouraging comments below.I guess if i was to choose one area to become an expert in,it would have to be content creation ( as we all know it is so critical to success ).Plus i think Mike0714 ' hit the nail on the head ' when he talks about Kyle being an expert but also a very humble guy - well said Mike.
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basemfodah96 Premium
I think one of the things that I'm good at is researching. I do a very good research and read several things before starting to write a post or a review.

This is a thing that I still want to be better at. By researching a lot it will make me better with writing my content too, good quality content. So that's two birds with one stone.

Always remember: "Champions are made of desire, determination, and hard work."

Cheers!
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Mike07141957 Premium
Hey Kyle, just like you saw with your older daughter, and you are going to see with Millie (by the way, she's adorable), you have to learn to crawl before you can walk, and you have to learn to walk before you can run.
I am looking to become an expert at promoting things I believe in online. I am starting with WA, because I truly believe it is the best affiliate marketing program out there. After I complete the training and get established, I have a few niches I'm kicking around, and have to focus in on one, while possibly expanding my horizons down the road.
Thanks for a lot of great insight and suggestions. I know your a humble guy, but you're an EXPERT as far as I'm concerned!
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AJsaid Premium
At 18 years old, I decided that I wanted to become a musician. It was too late to get into the classical world so I settled for Piano Bars. I spent 4 years practicing 12 hours a day and made it. I literally closed my door and threw the key out the window. If i had not put that hard work in, I would never have spent 25 years making a fairly good living.
So it boils down to hard work. When you think you have done enough, go the extra mile and you will reach a new plateau.
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carlito76 Premium
I want to be great at strategic planning in online marketing.

I used to be a business consultant able to read and process big volumes of information and then create an action plan for my clients. I was good in that and now I want to apply it to internet marketing.

Actually, I'm already getting paid for it. A few months ago I took a Marketing Manager position in a fast growing company that sales exclusively online.

I started there just doing a short time project translating their products into Spanish to open a new e-commerce in that language. But the GM realize that I already have enough knowledge to be the Marketing Manager and grow with the company.

Alredy learned a lot and catched up with my tasks, so I'm able to spend more time here at WA and keep growing my own online business.
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yha67 Premium
Well, share with us your knowledge! Ciao!
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Andy3568 Premium
One of the great things about WA and affiliate marketing is the ability to work on your own schedule while earning a full time income. It comes in handy, especially when first starting out... like I am.
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Joekaprod Premium
Great article Kyle! Very inspirational. I've heard that term before about the 10,000 hours but never knew where it originated from.

For me, I would say the facet of the Internet that I want to carve out is Social Media Marketing, because I'm young, and I like to talk to people, and I believe that young adults should be able to make money from all these apps and social media platforms instead of wasting away on them.
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Vinsquest Premium
I want to be great at writing great content. I want to engage my reader to take action as they read. I want them to feel like my content was written for them. I want to inform them. I want to be able to sit down and start typing away without any obstructions.

I will do great. It is just a matter of practice. Writing great content is all I need.
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Joekaprod Premium
Yes you're right Vini! Just keep at it!
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MNorton Premium
I have always liked to read and write, but as life has it, I didn't get to do it as much as I would have liked. Now, I'm retired and I get to do both!! It's such a pleasing thing for me. Being able to write something and put it out there for everyone to read is fascinating!! I want to better hone my writing skills. WA is the springboard for that dream to become reality. Thanks Kyle for this opportunity.
Have a great weekend.
Mary
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LiveMana Premium
I want to write a book on my life. I am grateful for WA because it has taught me how to write and I do feel like I get better every week. Learning to sit and apply my thoughts to paper is a huge blessing and a lifelong dream of mine. I really love WA!
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XferComplete Premium
I want to become a hub where people can ask me anything about obtaining success. Whether it is a business or anything else, I want to be well-known for positivity regardless of adversity.

I am not 100% sure yet as to how I'm going to do this, but I will make it happen. This bit of advice you've provided here Kyle, is something that I have been teaching many of my family and friends for years now. It is absolutely true and I will follow my practice until I reach a level of mastery.

The more skilled I become, the more I can help people.

Great piece Kyle, thank you.
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WetCatFud Premium
I want to become good to great at generating a lot of traffic to my site by creating great content, learning more about Wordpress and associated widgets and technologies, learn more about SEO, learn about PPC, and finish this course.

My next long term goal would be setting up a new website with everything I learned.

Generating revenue is my final goal, but you have to focus on what readers are looking for and content is the fuel that drives that engine.
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llj-tucson Premium
I want to become great at creating quality content within my niche and achieve a position of authority. This involves a great deal of practice in writing but I think it takes more than that. I think it also requires a lot of research and reading of related content on established sites. Content creation is a slow process for me because I'm not yet sufficiently confident in my own knowledge. Hopefully, that will come.
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jacod Premium
I think becoming good at video and adding your video content on your website are better if you want to brand yourself. I think video is more personal and people see you and hear what you have to say. Even with a review - write the content, but also add a video for people who prefer watching video. I know many of us don't like to do video, but I prefer video above social media. I'm not very good with social media. What do you think? Share some thoughts.
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forpat123 Premium
My main concern and the thing that I need to become an expert in is social media. This series was the hardest for me thus far because I had to deal with something that I found the hardest to do. The other thing that I want to become good at is writing reviews. I have done a couple of reviews on my website, but I am still not at the point where I feel comfortable doing them. If I could master these two things I will be alright.
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Kyle Premium
You don't need to become an expert in social media, you don't even need to use social media to be successful online.

So don't confuse the idea of being an expert in social media and success online being one item. There is no relationship there, other than social media is ONE of the many ways that you can get more reach, brand exposure, traffic.

And as with anything, you get better and better at it by doing! :)
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forpat123 Premium
Thanks Kyle for the feedback. I feel much better after you told me this because I was really worried about not being good at social media. Now I know that I can promote my website other ways besides social media. Thanks
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Aspiring Premium
For me, it has to be leveraging social media. I think a website is the lynch-pin of my business, or the reference point. But social media is where the power is, so I want to become really good at that - using it to communicate, advertise and bring people into my website. The hardest thing about it is it constantly seems to evolve, especially Facebook! I am always looking out for god online courses to help me grow and develop in this area. It's definitely a trade-off at times - time spent learning, is time I'm not writing content - but I have to learn not to be so impatient and treat it as a time investment in ME for MY future benefit. Here's to continuous learning! :)
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Marcel92 Premium
Excellent information, Kyle. Practice constantly has always been the best advice anyone can receive. No one ever said you could become a successful business owner without working hard everyday. If they did, they were wrong. Keep focussed and commit yourself to work harder if needed to reach your goals. Kyle has laid the foundation for us to build on.
Marcel...
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ChrisScott Premium
Due to my military background and my doctorial degree in Theology, I am convinced that the key to overcoming the many things that take control of our minds that we call mental defect can be overcome with a culmination of faith and understanding.

Therefore, the one thing that I will strive to be an expert on is spiritual warfare in which I will show others how to overcome crippling disorders like extreme anxiety by waging spiritual war on them with the understanding and faith.
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Sayranae Premium
I want to help others find success. Not necessarily in money either. Success has so many meanings and they differ within every individual.

Positive success built from the inside-out--that is what I am trying to say I want to help people with.

Sharing what I know on the outside is what I need to work at. Like I seen many of you say becoming an expert includes teaching it to someone else.

Peace and Success
Sayra
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Aspiring Premium
Hi Sayra - I'm so glad to see someone reference success as not necessarily being financial. Not everyone is motivated by money and sometimes success can be as simple as health and happiness! Best wishes, Mara.
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