5 Years On, I Reached My *Ecstatic* Income Goal! (2x $1.2K Days)

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I remember the night I joined Wealthy Affiliate like it was yesterday:

It was a cold, blustery night in March 2014. I was sick of getting scammed and desperate for life change. I created my free Starter account and, though still not sure if WA was legit or not, I worked through the training, hanging on every word, every concept, trying to take it all in.

Here are the goals I set myself nearly 5 years ago:

Pssstt: Now I know that YES the training here does work :)

Goals set, I dived into the training and worked my ass off (I still do) and hustled like crazy. There were times when my family thought I was insane. When was I going to get a 'proper job?'

Heck, there are times I thought I was insane! Especially in the beginning when it seems like you're working for free! Doubt can easily creep in and make you wonder if anyone will ever read what you're writing and if all your hard work will ever pay off.

2 weeks after joining I made my first $1 commission and I was dancing in my room!

I posted about it here, you can see how excited I was!


Why was I dancing in my room like a crazy person for a lousy $1 commission?

Because it proved to me I was on the right track and I just had to keep going...

Fast forward a year and I smashed my 'happy earning' goals, quit the crappy call center job I hated so much, kissed by boss goodbye and bought a one-way ticket to Thailand.


I've never managed to hit my 'ecstatic' $1200 per day goal...

Until this week - AND I HIT IT TWICE!

Here it is:

Why am I telling you this?

First, because I don't blog here often enough and I think it's important that we encourage each other with our successes.

Second, because I really want you to know IF you are determined and IF you set specific time aside to work on your business (don't just say 'whenever I have spare time'!) then you WILL make your online income goals a reality.

Replacing your full-time income in the first 12-18 months is realistic. Earning $10,000 a month after 2-3 years of consistent effort is very achievable in this industry.

Oh, and it's my birthday today... and this is the best birthday present ever : )

Here's to your online success! Here's to setting goals and smashing them!

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Thank you for posting today your success and encouraging us.

Great tip to set aside time each day to work on it. I can attest if this is a must.

I said the same thing "will do it when I have time" and worked alot less on my site and the lessons.

Thanks again Simon!


You've heard the saying "A goal without a pan is just a dream." A goal is where you want to be, and an action plan (how many posts/week, what time of day will you work etc.) is the steps you take to get there.

Thanks Jody :)

Happy Birthday!!!! Congrats on turning your goals into reality. Especially the $1,200 a day one - the one that was considered almost a fantasy goal at the time.

It is cool that you were able to go back and find your old comment from back when you first started.

Thanks for sharing the great advise also. I wonder what you next big goal is going to be?

I know right?

That's the problem... you reach your goals and it's time to start thinking even bigger and make some new ones you can get excited about!

Happy Birthday and congratulations!! You did it! Thanks for sharing the good news to inspire the rest of us.


Thanks Jessica! :)

You are exactly right... it is very motivational to your fellow WA members! Congrats on your progress, and I wish you continued success in 2019!

Let's make 2019 the best ever!

Money, money, money... MONnnnEY!!... MONnnnNEY!! (a song in my head!)

BIG CONGRATS Simon on reaching such a momentous goal!!!!

WOW! The power of writing down your goals!!!

2019 is ON FIRE!!!!


IT'S BLAZIN'!! :-)

Isn't money great though? lol

I know right, guess what my desktop background is?! What you're aiming for, visualise it, put it in front of you!

Thanks so much Grace, as I always say (and you're bored of hearing) you've been such a motivation and encouragement to me, I'll try and pay it forward and encourage others too :)

Lol, that's the way to do it Simon! YOU ARE GOING TO VEGAS! :)

YES I AM! :) I can smell it already! :)

Happy Birthday, Simon! What an awesome present!! Congratulations on achieving your ecstatic goal! Your goal to earn income from an online business so you can serve those less fortunate is also one of my goals. Thanks for sharing your WA story!

Much success to you! :)

Exactly. Money gives you options, and options give you freedom. Freedom to do what you really want to do with your life.

I love hearing these stories they never get old and give me the inspiration I need to keep going with this. Thanks for posting.

Absolutely. You're in the best place, with the best people and training that actually gets results.

Don't sell yourself short, don't give up right before you see your breakthrough because surely it will come. One step at a time :)

Crikey, I didn't even know there were products that expensive on Clickbank!!!
Well done to you

Thanks Jon!

Thank you so much for sharing! This is very exciting and encouraging!

Here’s to continued success!


And yours Cora!

Wow! this is really super inspiring...

Thank you, Simon for sharing your
amazing achievement :)

Thank you, I just want to show people that it really is possible to get finaincial freedom through by following the Wealthy Affiliate training and working hard. (emphasis on working hard!) :)

It's people like you, who make WA a gold :)

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