It’s THE age-old question heard around the Net…
“How long does it take before I start making money with my website?”
It’s a question that’s very difficult to answer and one I’m usually very careful about addressing.
The Internet is flooded with products and websites that make ridiculous claims about getting rich quickly, and if you’re not cautious… you could get sucked in. I know many people who have.
I cannot emphasize enough that making money no matter whether you’re online or offline is work.
The Internet is glamorous. There are countless stories of people like myself who are earning a living online. And to some, this “Web thing” appears to be a quick and easy way to escape a humdrum or stressful 9 to 5 job.
You read the stories all the time, but you rarely hear about the work that actually went into making these successful sites.
While I’ve had a ball out here the last 9 years, I’ve definitely done my time and worked very hard. Anyone who is making good money out here will tell you the same.
Now, back to the “How long before I succeed?” question. There is not one answer to this question. It depends on your dedication, work ethic, and enjoyment.
Yes, I said enjoyment.
That’s another factor that’s often left out of these success stories. If it’s not fun for you, it will feel like a job.
Then you’re in trouble.
One thing I can say is that I have enjoyed every step of this journey. I continue to learn new things almost everyday and I truly love helping people. So the enjoyment didn’t come because of the money. The money came because I enjoy what I’m doing.
People who attach a timer to their success often begin this journey with the wrong focus. After all, there is no right answer to the “how long” question.
Some people take a few months, others take years. But when you are doing what you love… that success clock stops ticking, and the money will naturally come over time. I promise.
Here’s a great thread from my forum that does a great job of addressing the age-old question.