Patience The Secret Ingredient To Making This Online Thing Work

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You know what's hard for many people who are trying ot build online businesses?

PATIENCE

Most of us want this to work now. We want to be able to wake up the next morning and see the money flowing into our accounts. The truth of the matter is that making money online doesn't work like this.

We have to have the patience to know that this is going to take some time. It's just like building a house, you know that it won't be done in one day so you have to be patient to see the end result.

When getting started online you have to go through a period where you learn how things work. After that you go through a period where you try a few things and some of them start to work a little bit. From there you choose the things that work and then you try to scale them.

It's a slow process and it's the type of process that many people don't like going through, but it's just how this online thing works. Many people don't understand this because many modern sales pages have them jaded. They think that once you get started online and you try a few things that you'll be making money quickly and don't get me wrong this can happen sometimes, but it's very rare.

You have to learn how to love putting in the work and being patient for the result. Being patient helps you to stop chasing after the shiny object and stick to something until it works.

Conclusion

Have patience and think long-term as you are building your online business. Stop looking for the quick way and start looking at the slow long way. Over time you'll start to see the things that work and the things that don't work. From there you'll start putting the things that work together and in a few years, you should have a profitable business if you're patient enough.

Have a productive day warriors!
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    second conclusion.. have a job that pays the bills while you are trying to make this work ..and may give you extra money to put into making it work
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    • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      second conclusion.. have a job that pays the bills while you are trying to make this work ..and may give you extra money to put into making it work
      Totally agree with this. Some people quit their jobs prematurely which then adds more pressure when trying to build their online business. Doing this will only make them more impatient because now you have bills pilling up and no way to pay them.
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  • Profile picture of the author marcodiversi
    agree,

    also my favorite song from 'guns n roses'
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  • Profile picture of the author SHAIFALIT
    we all are eager to earn online and absolutely there are hundreds of genuine ways to earn online. But most of the sites giving those opportunities are spam sites. Online making money is a work of patience. By making websites and SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author sparrow
    keep your eye on the strategy

    so tempting to follow the next new shiny object (tactics)

    set a strategy up and stick with it and adjust but stick with it

    as this post said be "PATIENT" and keep your eye on the prize

    business is business and a solid foundation will guide you
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruilk Gold
    Patience AND hard work! Just being patient will just let you wait things out.
    I agree with you but I also think putting loads of elbow grease is important too. Loads of these sites also say "do this 1-2-3 plan then wait and watch the goods roll in" naaaaa I don't think that happens you gotta hype your site by marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    The thing I have learned about patiently helping people and not worrying about results; you literally appear to be all over the place, and those rocking results you feel pretty detached from keep flowing in, with greater and greater ease, over time. It is like you put in the work today, tomorrow, then for a month, then a year, doing the right things, and all those friends and blog posts and guest posts and comments make you omni-present in your niche, boosting your online income. Fab message here.

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    • Profile picture of the author Ruilk Gold
      I agree with this! I never thought about this but this has happened to my old web host who offered free web hosting from being active in the forum. He had an awesome flowing forum 14 years ago!!! It's now dead but all his customers come back to him for hosting because he created a community and became our friend. I mean I know I've returned to him as a paying customer xD
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  • Profile picture of the author dana67
    I so totally agree. Patience (as well as work) are so important. A lot of people who start trying to earn online give up way too quickly. It takes some time and effort!
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  • Profile picture of the author Just Curious 66
    I was like you until I found my Master.
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    • Profile picture of the author bifrmcm
      Originally Posted by Just Curious 66 View Post

      I was like you until I found my Master.
      I completely forgot about myself once I entered his realm.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Yes you need infinite patience here, and be on speaking terms with Jack Daniels.

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  • Profile picture of the author Wan Azman
    Patience & persistence are the keys.
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  • Profile picture of the author ctrlaltdelete
    Completely agree with you OP. Online or offline, patience is something we need to succeed in our businesses. That, and having other sources of income just in case something happens.

    I'll always have a healthy respect for anyone busting their butts off to make things work for them online, no matter their walk of life. I know this one freelancer from the Philippines I used to hire for cheap years ago and now she runs her own VA company. Amazing what people can do if they set their hearts and minds on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kieran Kelly


    Needed to read this today.

    I've been blogging now for around 3 months and my traffic/social interaction isn't growing much at all. Granted it's only been 3 months but the amount of time I put in to, editing, shooting, writing etc it's really disheartening not seeing people engaging in something I'm proud of.

    Thanks for this post.
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    • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
      Originally Posted by Kieran Kelly View Post


      Needed to read this today.

      I've been blogging now for around 3 months and my traffic/social interaction isn't growing much at all. Granted it's only been 3 months but the amount of time I put in to, editing, shooting, writing etc it's really disheartening not seeing people engaging in something I'm proud of.

      Thanks for this post.
      I'm glad to help. I have a few questions for you.

      Does your message connect with your audience? What type of content do they truly want?

      The easiest way to figure this out, is to find other people in your chosen niche who have popular blogs, Youtube channels or whatever and try to understand what they are doing and why it's working.

      Growing an audience is understanding what works and then creating your own unique twist. Understand their fears and what their dreams are. Create value for them and they'll love you for a lifetime.

      Wishing you massive success!
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  • I agree, you need to be patient, within reason. You NEED to know when the returns are supposed to start coming in. The online thing is a business. You can't wait forever and keep operating at a loss. Yes, be patient.. Wait for a reasonable amount of time. And if it takes too long, cut your losses.
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  • Profile picture of the author lauriat1
    If you have a decent plan then you should not be waiting to seeif success is to happen, good business plan is equal to success.
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    • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
      Originally Posted by lauriat1 View Post

      If you have a decent plan then you should not be waiting to seeif success is to happen, good business plan is equal to success.
      Sure a good business plan is important, but I've seem many people who've had good plans and their business still didn't succeed in their chosen market. There are many other variables the can determine whether a business will be successful or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Just Curious 66
    You don't need much patience these days. PayPal you know, wires you the money within a couple days max.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nri Marriage Bureau
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    I agree with you
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  • Profile picture of the author Sid Owsley
    Great advice oppyeaunome,

    Having patience, along with persistence seem to be two of the character traits that will determine whether or not someone succeeds or fails at whatever venture they've decided to embark on.
    You must have the patience to be willing to learn what is necessary in order to succeed at whatever it is your doing. You have to be willing to fail and go at it again.
    You are absolutely right about the shiny objects out there. Many times people go for the shiny objects get discouraged and give up.
    Patience with learning process will help you to get through the difficult times and ultimately succeed at this online business thing or anything else you do in life.
    There are so many overnight success, I made $50k in 10 days starting from zero B.S. out there that many people think this is going to happen for them.
    While some of these stories might be true many are not. Also, some of these people may have backgrounds and connections that enabled them to do in a short amount of time that would take someone without that same background much longer.
    Someone with an extensive background in sales and marketing who starts an online business and already has a lot of contacts or business they've worked with over the years will hit the ground running when they start their business whereas someone else without this background will take longer but can still succeed with a little or a lot of patience and persistence.
    Just like any other endeavor we take up we have to give ourselves time to learn the basics. I encourage anyone who feels like giving up on having a successful online business to keep going, be patient, and you will succeed!
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  • Profile picture of the author hudsonbell79
    Thanks, oppyeaunome, it's good words.
    I am a newbie and I am looking for a quick way to make money online but after several times failure. I deeply understand what you said.
    I need some encouraging like this post.
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  • Profile picture of the author amit3302
    Totally agree with this. People don't have to leave the jobs for promoting their online business. You can do efforts for your stuffs while continuing with the job. With this, you'll get help in pilling bills.
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    I totally agree with you on patience.

    But these is one critical thing I like to point out as well.

    Which is having an audience for your niche that will ultimately join your list as subscribers and buy what you recommend as customers.

    Here is my interesting observation having done IM for 10 years.

    If those people do not know and trust you, it is very hard to earn no matter how many emails you send them so long as they consisted of little valuable content and just offers after offers.

    So how exactly do you get them to like and trust you?

    Most importantly where to find them.

    Well, this forum is the perfect answer though there are other forums as well if your niche is not related to IM.

    Secondly, Facebook and Meetup groups.

    Another thing I do discover is when I have an audience, people are more open to read and check out if I send them content with my links.

    Be it my Ezine articles, blogs or Youtube links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cristopher Bush
    You are absolutely right.... when i started working online earnhoney.com i was frustrated for doing tasks and not getting paid fast but when they release my payment i was happy. patience is what you need..
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  • Profile picture of the author Wawriterslife
    "You have to learn how to love putting in the work and being patient for the result. Being patient helps you to stop chasing after the shiny object and stick to something until it works."

    That is so true! In this online game of making money online, if your mentality is get rich quick, you're gonna fall victim to scammers and lose more than when you started.

    If you have the patience to wait things out, give it some times, then decide on the results, you'll have better chance of moving forward, and onward, and upward
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Don't look for the slow way, nor the fast way.

    Seek the correct way, regardless of how long it takes.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    I am fine with patience, just as long as l get a million by tomorrow!

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  • Profile picture of the author BacklinkzTopper
    Buddy you are absolutely right. Nowadays nobody wants to wait they want profit instantly which is not possible obviously...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rasa2722
    Yes doing the right thing consistently and waiting patiently will pay off. Contributing value is one of the key things that makes online or offline business tick. Good post. Nice comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author Master Blake
    The greatest things that eventuated in my reality were when...

    I RAN OUT OF PATIENCE

    Then I took drastic measures having realized that there was
    a lot of potential in there, it was just inactive. Because
    without realizing it, I fell prey to the subtle indoctrination
    that wants you to NOT VISUALIZE and just stay average.

    Things were so bad that even my depiction in the mirror wanted
    to slap me silly, or just so the figment of my imagination so it was.

    So I dabbled with hypnotism.

    In just three months, I transformed into a beast.

    The Beast decimated my former pathetic self, and a new one
    emerged, virtually out of chaos... I commanded ORDER.

    Visualization has always been key and since there was
    a resolute will, almost nothing seemed as impossible.

    Nowdays it's smooth sailing the instant I welcomed my new self.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    Lesson learned for me. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneynetwork
    YES. You are very correct, however we need to add perseverance and hard work.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneynetwork
    You have rightly said that patience is needed to build this online business, however passage of time does not automatically solve a problem. While you are patient try to identify the problem that is actually given you a challenge in your online business.If don't have enough training or a mentor, admit your ignorance and take the right step. Problem and challenges in life are success in disguise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Immortal Fascist
    No man, this can't be plausible.

    The Master came in shining armor the instant I swarmed in a parallel dimension.

    And I thought to myself. How on earth is this possible?

    I said: WTF dude is already happening, again!
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  • Profile picture of the author Deevoo
    I'm totally impatient and I usually take a decision either too early or at the wrong time.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Deevoo View Post

      I'm totally impatient and I usually take a decision either too early or at the wrong time.
      Once you are aware of this it should be extremely easy to eradicate from your life. The next time you are going to make a decision, just tell your self to delay for a day or two..

      Then:

      Do some extra research.

      Ask someone with greater knowledge on the topic for their input. Don't base your decision on what they tell you, but add it to the mix of information you have.

      Make sure you're not basing your decision on faulty information or emotional pique.

      Evaluate the short and long-term consequences of your decision.

      Just decide not to decide. You can call that procrastination or exercising common-sense - depending on how you view employing whatever intelligence you possess.

      Once you learn to control this decision making process, you will be able to gain greater control over other areas in you life. There's a term for this. It's called, personal growth.
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  • Profile picture of the author itstrisha
    Nicely described the fact! I totally agree with all the points you have mentioned and everyone must have patience while doing anything. Slow and steady wins the race!
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  • Profile picture of the author gr8money
    Yes. This post is soo me. I always focus on the legitimate long term businesses. They are the only ones i bother my time with
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well i think when you just start you need to have a realjob and work in IM on your free time and later on when you see succes you can quit your job because if you start only with IM and hoping you will make money of ffod bills and what you need i think you will be very disapointed
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    • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
      Originally Posted by spartan14 View Post

      Well i think when you just start you need to have a realjob and work in IM on your free time and later on when you see succes you can quit your job because if you start only with IM and hoping you will make money of ffod bills and what you need i think you will be very disapointed
      I totally agree. Some people quit their jobs to pursue online marketing full time. I think what happens to a lot of them is that they become jaded with the make money online fast thing and think that they're going to make money faster if they had more time.

      What starts to happen is they then realize that making money online is HARD! A lot harder then they thought and now they don't have a job and money is becoming tighter and they never truly get the break they were hoping for.

      From there they end up saying internet marketing doesn't work it's all a scam.

      Keep your day job so you can pay your bill and all the other stuff and in time when you start to make more from your side business, than on your day job you can quit and do it full time.
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  • Profile picture of the author pheonix44
    I think patience is good, but I think it also comes down to expectation management. If you know what you want and what's required than you can set about doing it. I think a certain level of confidence is required in order to even be patient. The reason for this is because if someone is just patient, but still doesn't get the results they want then they can really be demotivated. Things have to start taking shape little by little in order to fuel patience. It's like confidence. Confidence equals high expectation or belief, but where does this come from though? What does it take to negatively impact it and what's required in order to restore it? It's the same with patience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nico Mallo
    You are absolutely right! I agree that we should have patience in everything that we do, we cannot get the good result in just a snap of our finger, patience and hard work is the key, we also need to have a goal and good plan, we need to have a strong determination, we should be ready with the outcome, in some way what we expect will not work the way we wanted to, but don't lose hope. We should take it nice and slow, they say patience is a virtue so we should always pray for a good result.
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