I find that most people turn to the Internet with the expectation of replacing a regular full-time salary instantly. Their list of goals looks pretty much like this:

1. Decide to start an online business
2. Become rich

You need to ditch this notion and understand that building an online business from home takes time. Instead, you need to set small, achievable goals and build from there.

Here’s a much more realistic goal list for you…

1. Join Wealthy Affiliate
2. Begin training, understanding the terminology, & getting comfortable
3. Do some basic research and find topics to write about
4. Build your first website
5. Create articles to fill your website
6. Learn how to get these articles listed in Google
7. Attract visitors and grow traffic
8. Connect with advertisers
9. Start making $1/day
10. Start building a newsletter
11. Discover new ways of getting people to your site
12. Grow to $5/day
13. Connect with readers by creating a Facebook fan page or Twitter account
14. Increase income to $10/day
15. Guest blog and increase your online presence
16. Aim to break $1,000 per month
17. Create your own product to sell
18. Start new projects and expand

As you can see, this is a much more defined list with achievable goals in there. It could take days or weeks to move between each list item, but the point is that you’re always accomplishing something and progressing forward instead of just staring at one, seemingly unachievable, goal.

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Yes thanks steve, I have ideas for niches but not sure if they are too broad or not checked into a few here on Google Trend Search, so far a couple were really good. If I could run them by you and see what you think that would be great!
mgmnika Premium
Great tips, very motivational ! I like the part most about not giving up after a month and to really invest long-term.. I start to be more and more convinced each day I go on the WA website that I should go premium. I'd love the idea of just writing content for a great website first and simply having people enjoying your work along the process, sure the next step is then how to make sure they keep on visiting!
Steve, really good tips. Apart from the site I'm setting up with WA training, i have a personal blog that is also wordpress based. I find that many of these tips spill across to that too.

If I'd known about WA earlier I would have been so much further by now.

Thanks for the tips and advice,

Orji Premium
thanks for the information
,l really want to know after writing my first blog how do l start to earn with it,And l again i want to upgrade my premium but again l want to start earning first before l can upgrade it.hope is not a bad idea right?
upsgirl Premium
Just keep following the training. Kyle will teach you. We are here to help, if needed!
I 'm glad i read this because i have been focusing on #3, so I can put a quality website online. This is an encouragement to me that I was already on the right tract, I know I will need help with #6 and #11, and #15 was an idea I had already contemplated. Thanks!