Mindset + Effort question for full time IM's.

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Hey all,

I just read the great post by TVON: http://www.warriorforum.com/mind-war...o-just-do.html

And I was curious for those who are making a fulltime income online - two questions:

1) How long did it take for you to get your mindset right?

2) Once you got your mindset right, how many hours and how long (months/years?) were you working -outside your fulltime job/school/whatever before you got your IM freedom (consistent income)?

THANK YOU in advance for everyone/anyone willing to respond.
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  • it takes years for self learning and ebook resourcing... but they were all worthed... trust me.just enjoy the process you'll find your selfenjoyments
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    • Originally Posted by internet marketing tools View Post

      it takes years for self learning and ebook resourcing... but they were all worthed... trust me.just enjoy the process you'll find your selfenjoyments




      Many of us just focused on the end result (huge incomes), so we did not enjoy the process.

      Thanks for the advice internet marketing tools
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi BB,

    1: Still working, and will be till death lol.....but I'd say 4 years, really, with diligent effort as I had many horrific limiting beliefs around money and success, to identify, and release.

    2ays to weeks; I struggled for 4 years, and then, when I thought I was going to die, I got so sick, things fell into place....I did generate consistent income months before but I stressed, and strained and strived to do it, and that is not living the internet lifestyle

    Hours: 8, to 10, to 14, a day, every day. If you want to make real money, and build a huge, well know, powerhouse brand, you gotta have your mind right and put in hours, and months, and years AFTER your mind is right, to become stunningly successful.

    I am writing these words from Thailand after traveling the world for 3 years in a row....and I dig this life of freedom so much, it makes me hungry to keep going, and to help others do the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Most of the very successful internet marketers out there have failed for a couple years. Some have even failed for 3-6 years before they found success.

    The real secret is to never give up and to always push forward no matter what.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShawnHansen
    Hi blackbodhisattva!

    Originally Posted by blackbodhisattva View Post

    1) How long did it take for you to get your mindset right?
    Mindset is a constantly evolving thing. The key for me is focus. Many people begin their journey with a lack of it, and that leads to wasted efforts, perceived failures, and ultimately, a poor mindset.

    Choose one small goal, focus on it entirely, reach it, and then set another and reach it. Doing this repeatedly while gradually expanding the size and scope of your goals will create a solid foundation for success and a positive mindset.

    Know you'll have good days and bad - as with any job. Don't dwell on them.

    Originally Posted by blackbodhisattva View Post

    Hey all,

    2) Once you got your mindset right, how many hours and how long (months/years?) were you working -outside your fulltime job/school/whatever before you got your IM freedom (consistent income)?
    This is going to vary based on your business focus. For example, I'm in the writing/self-publishing niche. I've been writing and selling my work since the time before eBooks and KDP and all the other modern publishing conveniences. Had they NOT come along, I might still be balancing a teaching career with my own business.

    To build my career, I set niche-specific goals: Number of words I write each day; Number of submissions I make each month; Number of writing-related products I launch each month; Ways to expand my reach, etc.

    I made the jump after about 2 years of setting the stage.

    Now, there are some days, I hit my goals in a few hours, but on others, I'm still working well past the time I would have been "off" in another job.

    I don't know many folks who are successfully working for themselves who don't work lots of hours most days each week. Especially if the business model has anything to do with the ever-changing world of technology.

    You have to LOVE the area you choose, and you really have to be very patient and persistent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Szalok
    I've been working on different niches/methods for 4-5 years, but I think now I start realizing exactly what I should do. When the things you learned in the past finally get together, complete each other, and you start to see the big picture, you'll very close to consistent income.

    I read a great WSO about list building 5 weeks ago, and I work 4-5 hours per day (or even more on the weekends) since then. I have a full time job, so I have very busy evenings and weekends. Fortunately, my girlfriend understands why it is so important to me, and she isn't complaining (yet)
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  • Profile picture of the author Khondoker
    Well, it depends. Some has ability to pick up things relatively quick. It took 3 years for me! LOL!
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    • Profile picture of the author RyanLima
      The BIGGEST thing for me was sticking with one business model at a time until I mastered it and could add more business models to my online business.

      Once I started focusing on ONE Biz model I started seeing HUGE Results!

      Took me about 6 months of successes and failures before I fine tuned things and started scaling ONE biz model.

      Its easy to get distracted in IM. There are sOOO...many new products coming out(shiny object ), new methods, new tricks etc... Find success with one thing and the grow it as much as you can
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  • Profile picture of the author Max Stryker
    My biggest block is to just sit on the desk and start working. There are always reasons to procrastinate.

    I think constancy is the key here working not hard, but smart. 2 hours a day can bring really noticeable results at the end of the month...

    Also, i think it's important to never give up. The Internet Marketing world will bring you down, probably harder than any other niche out there. The size your your success will be directly related to the amount of times you stand up after you fail. It's a tough battle and only the strong Warriors will indeed make money online.

    Also, passion is impermeable to bullshit. The more passion you bring into your internet marketing, the less overall BS other people will find.

    I think the combo here is not just effort, but good content + being farsighted.
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  • Profile picture of the author JagSEO
    You should stick to your belief that no matter what you can do it. Mindset is very important because you have to do it everyday and a truckload of effort to convert things.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    I think getting mindset right takes time. Also it will always be distracted time by time but strong will power will always be helpful to put it right.
    It took me 22 months when I entered IM before I resigned from my full time work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Logan
    4 years of trials and erros when I finally earned enough to quit my job. But still learning and still working, maybe more than ever before

    For me it is not important how much you work as long as you enjoy the process!
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    Originally Posted by blackbodhisattva View Post

    Hey all,

    I just read the great post by TVON: http://www.warriorforum.com/mind-war...o-just-do.html

    And I was curious for those who are making a fulltime income online - two questions:

    1) How long did it take for you to get your mindset right?

    2) Once you got your mindset right, how many hours and how long (months/years?) were you working -outside your fulltime job/school/whatever before you got your IM freedom (consistent income)?

    THANK YOU in advance for everyone/anyone willing to respond.
    Hey blackbodhisattva, I'm glad you enjoyed my post.

    1) At the start of my I.M. career I started off very motivated but I would run into periods of doubt and impatience from time to time. I understood that working at home would require a lot of discipline and a mindset shift but even knowing that I still had some tough times.

    However, I did everything in my power to develop my confidence and self-discipline. I'm naturally a pretty disciplined guy but I had some days when I actually felt like giving up, but I would always wake-up the next day and find a way to motivate myself to try again. I made it a daily habit to read books on success, mindset, work ethic, and etc...

    You really have to think about the kind of entrepreneur you want to be. Do you want to be the guy who is tenacious and refuses to quit or do you want to be the guy who makes excuses? I decided I wanted to be the former and I just did what I had to do and tried not to think. When I say, "I tried not to think", I mean that I didn't give myself enough time to make excuses. I just did what I had to do.

    Over time you start to notice yourself behaving in ways that used to be foreign to you. You will find yourself automatically doing things that you used to hate doing and you will have a new self-confidence that doesn't accept excuses.

    2) I still have not reached my ultimate financial goals but I have been able to create a consistent income from scratch and all the hard work was definitely worth it.

    When I just began to get into internet marketing I was pretty much working all day but I would say I averaged to work around 8-9 hours a day. I wasn't always productive because I dealt with shiny-object syndrome and information overload in the early years of my career.

    From start to finish it took me 5 years to make a consistent income online. In my mind it actually took me 8 months because I didn't really understand what it took to be successful online until January of 2013 when I finally bought a domain, hosting, and an auto responder and focused on affiliate marketing and list building. I started to make a consistent monthly income in August of 2013.

    Before that I tried doing surveys, filling out free offers(ZNZ), and spamming people on youtube with those annoying comments. I really was lost when I started out.


    Now, that I know exactly what I need to do to reach my financial goals I work no less than 4 hours a day, but keep in mind that those four hours are very productive. I usually have a set of tasks that need to be done before the day is over and I focus on completing those tasks before I check social media accounts, read emails, or even post on this forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author blackbodhisattva
      Originally Posted by tvon View Post

      Hey blackbodhisattva, I'm glad you enjoyed my post.

      1) At the start of my I.M. career I started off very motivated but I would run into periods of doubt and impatience from time to time. I understood that working at home would require a lot of discipline and a mindset shift but even knowing that I still had some tough times.

      However, I did everything in my power to develop my confidence and self-discipline. I'm naturally a pretty disciplined guy but I had some days when I actually felt like giving up, but I would always wake-up the next day and find a way to motivate myself to try again. I made it a daily habit to read books on success, mindset, work ethic, and etc...

      You really have to think about the kind of entrepreneur you want to be. Do you want to be the guy who is tenacious and refuses to quit or do you want to be the guy who makes excuses? I decided I wanted to be the former and I just did what I had to do and tried not to think. When I say, "I tried not to think", I mean that I didn't give myself enough time to make excuses. I just did what I had to do.

      Over time you start to notice yourself behaving in ways that used to be foreign to you. You will find yourself automatically doing things that you used to hate doing and you will have a new self-confidence that doesn't accept excuses.

      2) I still have not reached my ultimate financial goals but I have been able to create a consistent income from scratch and all the hard work was definitely worth it.

      When I just began to get into internet marketing I was pretty much working all day but I would say I averaged to work around 8-9 hours a day. I wasn't always productive because I dealt with shiny-object syndrome and information overload in the early years of my career.

      From start to finish it took me 5 years to make a consistent income online. In my mind it actually took me 8 months because I didn't really understand what it took to be successful online until January of 2013 when I finally bought a domain, hosting, and an auto responder and focused on affiliate marketing and list building. I started to make a consistent monthly income in August of 2013.

      Before that I tried doing surveys, filling out free offers(ZNZ), and spamming people on youtube with those annoying comments. I really was lost when I started out.


      Now, that I know exactly what I need to do to reach my financial goals I work no less than 4 hours a day, but keep in mind that those four hours are very productive. I usually have a set of tasks that need to be done before the day is over and I focus on completing those tasks before I check social media accounts, read emails, or even post on this forum.
      Thank you again Tvon!
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  • Profile picture of the author danielks
    From my experience,it really depends on you...For me it took just a single month to get

    the mindset right thanks to my efforts and having spent A TON of time figuring out all the

    stuff...

    And it took me somewhat less than 3 months to start making full-time income but again

    that's because I devoted myself completely and did my best...

    So it really depends on how bad you want it and how much effort you put forth...

    The bottom line is,the only things you can control are decisions and actions so make

    right and bold decisions and take massive action...

    The better decisions you make and more action you take the faster will you achieve your

    desired goals...
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