Well, I still believe that but now I also believe that we can reduce this time significantly by knowing the main reason why we are not getting there. And then, attack that reason with all our efforts, without look behind!
After more then one year and with 3 sites online I'm starting to see some results with my internet business. And after all that time I sow that I couldn't concentrate myself on just one single thing at a time. Information overload was killing me!
I had to check my e-mail every few minutes, looking for a better opportunity. And after all, what I realize is that, there is no better opportunity! It is just about yourself and the amount of focus you can put in a single course or video or eBook or Guru or whatever you have decided to learn from.
I'm not shore about that but I have a feeling that this is the main reason why so many people say that is very difficult to make money online.
What I've learned is: After you find a resource or a person that you trust and feel comfortable to learn from, follow it/him until your success. It will defiantly reduce your journey to get there!
I wish you all the best!
A final important thought: Don't do it just to make money. Choose something that will provide really nice value to people. The tasks will become much more enjoyable and you will keep the energy necessary on tough times.