I first want to define success from my POV. Success to me isn't necessarily monetary. Sometimes I set a goal for my self and when said goal is attained then I've achieved success.
This is only partial success for me, I feel like it's a great start though. Recently I started my first niche site. I just joined these forums not too long ago and I had no clue about anything related to SEO....honestly I didn't know what that meant. I started off by learning everything I could, buying WSO's, and learning about terms and what they mean.
So I decided on my niche and when I decided I didn't realize (because I didn't research properly) that my niche was going to be super difficult to rank in...this is due to the fact that it's dominated by big companies.
Well today I was checking for my main keywords in Google and I've found that I'm ranked #28 out of 24.2 million! I started trying to rank on the 28th of March 2012.
Anyways, I wanted to say thank you for this great place! I never could've done it without all the knowledge contained here! Now all that's left to do is rinse and repeat and watch the $$ flow in (hopefully).
Thank you all so much again
If any new warriors have any specific questions I'll try to point you in the right direction! Just don't give up if you don't see immediate results!