How long did you wait for success?

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Hey guys,

Just curious how long you guys have waited for success from start point to end point.

How long it took from launch to get a solid amount of regular traffic and how long should you wait before giving up on a certain project?

Many thanks
#long #success #wait
  • Profile picture of the author Teravel
    You can't wait for success. You have to grab her by the horns and make her your bitch.

    Seriously though, everything depends on you. What others do to build and promote their business, won't be the same as how you build and promote yours. Because of this simple difference, the question can only be answered by getting out there and doing it.

    I guess my question for you would be; "How long are you going to wait to make it happen?"
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Actually, I'm waiting on it to show up any day now, I ordered it from Amazon express shipping 4 hours ago!

    Honestly, I doubt I'll ever consider myself successful, because I know me to well. The minute I made $100K a year offline, I wanted $250K. Never have hit that goal yet, for the record.

    In regards to being, or better still "becoming" successful - that is in the pursuit, my friend.

    Once you attain one goal, you set another. Most successful people never look at success, as a one shot deal, they keep striving for more. If not, you get content. You get content, you get lazy. You get lazy, you stop working. You stop working...You die.

    ...And you can't take success with you when you cross over, you can only hope someone finds what you left behind, and benefits from it, and expands upon it.

    All the Best,

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    • Profile picture of the author minidaniels
      Thanks for the replies guys!

      I've been working pretty hard out of hours to promote my website and update content everyday.

      I guess its more of a question of keep going and change a couple of things to try and get more traffic to work out whats best for me...

      Adsense is currently the only method i'm using to receive revenue.

      I'll keep at it!
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      • Profile picture of the author art72
        Originally Posted by minidaniels View Post


        Adsense is currently the only method i'm using to receive revenue.

        I'll keep at it!
        While I imagine larger websites can earn a decent revenue from AdSense, I sincerely suggest you start researching 'high quality' products and/or services related to your chosen niche.

        Much like it was stated by someone above, building traffic, and especially building a relationship with that traffic is by far more important than getting an occasional sale or in essence focusing on the short-term gains.

        Once you find relative products and services (again, with quality offerings) - you can search for an affiliate program by typing in the keyword for your niche and "affiliate program". Generally, this will assist you in marketing 3rd party goods/services and earn commissions.

        More importantly, most affiliate programs offer a host of free training, resources, tools, even articles, emails, and videos you can use to direct traffic to those offerings.

        Lastly, reflecting back on the part of building relationships with your visitors, it is critical that you see things from their perspective. Nobody is going to visit your site sympathetic towards your needs. Instead, you need to become sympathetic to theirs!

        Get yourself familiarized with the leaders (product creators, service providers, books, etc...) in your niche. Find their affiliate program. Sign up, and oonce you understand "How building a list works" (*capturing targeted leads or building an email list - which is, really one in the same) - then, prepare to get yourself an paid autoresponder account w/ GetResponse or AWeber. Put an optin form or squeeze page somewhere on your page, and offer something of value to that audience in exchange for their email.

        Again, DO NOT run out and start paying for an autoresponder yet. First, find affiliate products you can promote...good ones. Then, find ones that supply free give-a-ways, email follow-ups, videos, training, and get yourself to work.

        You can make 50% - 75% - even 100% commissions with affiliate products, and it doesn't require much more than you're already doing now to make pennies on AdSense. Just keep posting new fresh content too, you can always go back and add links, or cross promote your articles as your article count increases.

        Good Luck.
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        • Profile picture of the author dana67
          I never waited. I just jumped right in and did it.
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        • Profile picture of the author fly4fun
          A agree with @Art72, Adsense is OK but finding better products to promote as an affiliate, or even better your own product, will generate far more revenue. But .... stay focused on buidling an audience/tribe and a list first. Nothing happens without loyal followers. imho...
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      • Profile picture of the author Slade556
        Originally Posted by minidaniels View Post

        Adsense is currently the only method i'm using to receive revenue.
        Well, Adsense is a good start!
        Keep doing what you're doing, offer good quality content for your readers and, who knows, maybe in a short while you can also start making some money with sponsored posts, selling add space and so on.
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        • Profile picture of the author rileydxf
          Well said. It's no waiting in life get it done, or move on
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lee
    Honestly, with building a content website/blog you should never give up just because it's not working for you.

    It's not like you're trying to prove a model. It's been proven already even in the most unpopular and boring niches. The tough part is sticking with it and continuing to learn and grow it.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosario1990
    You should wait until the success is achieve. If you can't do this in first attempt do it again and reach the target.
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  • Profile picture of the author rucrazy
    Post a link to your website and maybe someone can offer some specific suggestions. Unless you are seeing some good traffic, then adsense may not be a very good idea for your only source of income.
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    • Profile picture of the author minidaniels
      Originally Posted by rucrazy View Post

      Post a link to your website and maybe someone can offer some specific suggestions. Unless you are seeing some good traffic, then adsense may not be a very good idea for your only source of income.


      Website is http://www.opennba.com

      Any feedback would be awesome.

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author quinng123
    Although there is no set time for success, generally by doing research and analyzing past historical trends and analytics, "success" shouldn't be a guessing game.

    Say for example I develop a method to generate targeted traffic to a product which brings me 3 additional visitors daily so by the third day I generate 9 unique visitors.

    If I have an overall conversion rate of 1/100, then I can interpret from these data points when I should generate sales and income.

    Although things should take time to reach your goals, your goals and success shouldn't be a guessing game.
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    • Profile picture of the author walker22
      I didn't wait for it.

      There's no standard answer because there's no standard product or timeline.

      My first attempt online failed.

      My second venture was all done with JV's and was a very rapid success. Literally, in a time frame of 5 months I went from zero to $10K a month and did well for two years before tapering off.

      But my next venture failed.

      Went back to the first one that failed because I had some insights after my 2nd failure. Applied those lessons to the first venture and it's successful.

      But another new venture I tried after that failed. But I learned even more from that failure, put those lessons to work and it improved my two successes even further. My latest venture is failing but I know what's wrong now and will be course correcting.

      Each time I learned something. Each time I took aim at bigger targets. But I didn't wait. Waiting accomplishes nothing. Take action. Measure your results. Adjust to what you see happening. Apply those lessons and keep going. But don't wait unless you want to risk nothing, learn nothing and earn nothing.

      That's my two cents....

      That's probably typical for a lot of business owners on here.
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      • Profile picture of the author sunnydaze39140
        Originally Posted by walker22 View Post

        I didn't wait for it.

        There's no standard answer because there's no standard product or timeline.

        My first attempt online failed.

        My second venture was all done with JV's and was a very rapid success. Literally, in a time frame of 5 months I went from zero to $10K a month and did well for two years before tapering off.

        But my next venture failed.

        Went back to the first one that failed because I had some insights after my 2nd failure. Applied those lessons to the first venture and it's successful.

        But another new venture I tried after that failed. But I learned even more from that failure, put those lessons to work and it improved my two successes even further. My latest venture is failing but I know what's wrong now and will be course correcting.

        Each time I learned something. Each time I took aim at bigger targets. But I didn't wait. Waiting accomplishes nothing. Take action. Measure your results. Adjust to what you see happening. Apply those lessons and keep going. But don't wait unl

        ess you want to risk nothing, learn nothing and earn nothing.

        That's my two cents....

        That's probably typical for a lot of business owners on here.
        Whats JVs?
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  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    3 months. To be honest though I think I got lucky
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  • Profile picture of the author rmacklyn
    Even I am working the same way with adsense and practically looking out for an ample of traffic to come up. But the main objective is to look out for the target audience. The more audience build up for the website drives the maximum revenue there of.
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  • Profile picture of the author karlstech
    Every step you take toward success is success in it's own way. For me, it's the journey. Making money is the reward!
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraGenJobs
    The only time stone you should have is success itself. Then again, everyone's definition of success is different. It all depends on you and how long YOU're willing to wait.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenrim
    "Success is a journey, not a destination"

    I am still finding my next step to go on...
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    • Profile picture of the author steve-saunders
      Been waiting about 12 years - my profile says 2005 but I joined up way before that, for some reason it got reset - I seem to remember some guy called peter... peter says...something like that :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author ContentPro22
    Success is relative. The best thing you can do is set the bar as high as you believe is possible. Once there, set it higher (and keep repeating). For people who like specific numbers, here they are:

    - Niche Websites: I typically earn my first few bucks about 90 days after starting a niche website.
    - Kindle eBooks: I typically see sales within 24 to 48 hours. I price each one at $0.99, pack it with value, and sell one at least every other day.
    - Building an Email List: The fastest I ever built up a reliable email list was 5,000 subscribers in 3 months. That was by investing $2,500 in soloads though.

    Hope that gives you some good approximations.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Striker
    Depends on what you see as success, making your first $1 could be success to one person but not for others.

    Everyone has different views, possibly you need to judge what you see as your goal and set that as your target, but once you reach that target set the next target, rinse repeat your method and scale up.

    Success does not come to you in most instances you need to make it happen otherwise you wait your whole life and by the time you realize you need to make it happen its to late.

    Because something appears to be unsuccessful if it is based on a solid strategy it may only need a few minor changes or a minor tweak to it that will give it a new spin on the older version. If I feel that a method is good enough to put time into and I have researched the method for sometime I will stick with it and try to put a new spin on it. So to give an amount of time is difficult to answer, I see the reasons for it not working as something that I need to find out about and why. These very reasons why it does not work will give me a better understanding for the next project.

    Peter
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