I have heard many successful affiliate marketers sell the idea of getting into this line of work as "you only need to do two or three hours a day."
I mean, the whole idea of a few hours a day with anything seems simple, but is it? Without proper focus and determination, one could just be spinning their wheels and going nowhere.
So the bottom line I have been thinking is about determination and commitment to regularity with what you're doing.
Does one have the initiative to get up every single day and devote the time to real goals that can eventually lead somewhere?
There is nothing there for someone who thinks the end will produce itself.
I have witnessed explosive growth in life only where I was determined and regular with what I was doing.
I have also witnessed extremely intelligent people accomplish nothing, like spinning wheels in mud.
How much does stubbornness factor in to building momentum?
There are only certain personality types that can make this line of work function. I am certain that nobody can do it within a year with merely a couple hours a day. If you're talking about a sum that you could live on, or retire on with savings beyond your monthly living budget, it takes much longer and more devotion than people know. It's also true that we will take steps forward to realize that we've wasted time, but that's a valuable learning experience as well.
The first months and years are the hardest to get through with this. It's really extremely hard to devote work to something for the long run that requires much consistent work in the short run.
I cannot stress enough that merely 2-3 hours a day may not be enough to accomplish what you want if you can't commit to it regularly and focus on meaningful step by step goals.
I realize that I only have 50 or so posts, but I have gained a wealth of knowledge from here that I can't exaggerate.
I am currently committed to 2-3 hours a day average per week creating content specifically, and that does not include all the other time I spend reading and trying to inform myself.
I am committed to it now in 2013. I keep wondering "what if." I have all the personal time that I need and it really helps give me a sense of purpose.
I want it badly and I'm going to work hard, diversify and do it.
I'm not giving up. I know it takes regularity in a way like I have succeeded in business before.
I am hell bent. I am not jealous but rather inspired when I see authentic others making it in an honest way.
I would love to see a section of this forum that deals with encouraging others. I realize people can be encouraging in each post, but frustrated people would love a place to get their motivation boosted sometimes. I know that I would.
Anyhow, great forums. Very inspiring on a personal level, and very informative educationally.
Lisa, you are so genuine and intelligent. I don't think you could succeed the way that you do if you weren't authentic. I'm a big proponent of being real and honest and you have authenticity and credibility built up in your brand like few others. There is value to what you say and you don't exploit anyone on any end of it because the knowledge, encouragement and inspiration you provide are as real as can be.
I realize that may sound like a sycophant, but I'm not looking for anything beyond what you're able to offer in this medium. I really appreciate it.
Thank you for your hard work. It's so obvious that you help make the lives of many regular people better, in a way that a billionaire hiring employees to clock in from 9-5 to manage their behemoth businesses simply cannot.
I have a habit of reading in the kindle app, and I wish your book were available in that format to read on my ipad. Is there any chance of that happening?