Smashing The '3 Month Barrier' & Achieving Success Online!
You have made it to the 3 month mark in your online business journey, congratulations! Believe it or not, most people give up before this point so you are already kicking goals whether you know it or not.
This is a point in your journey where you are putting in the effort, but you may not be seeing a huge income yet either. This is normal. Your website is only new and you are still learning the ropes so you need to give yourself enough time to succeed.
I know how difficult it can be to keep moving forward at times, but once you PUSH past this barrier you will reach a whole new level of success online and you will begin to see some exciting results. I promise you, it WILL happen for you if you stay the course!
How I Broke Through The '3 Month Wall'
When I first joined WA back in 2015, the 3 month mark was a real barrier for me to break through. I didn't even know it was a common thing, but I really did feel the doubts setting in and even had thoughts of throwing the towel in at times...
I had no idea if I would even be successful online or how exactly, I wondered if I was good enough and if the whole 'make money online' thing really was legit.
The ONLY thing I really knew was that I was never going to give up. No matter what. I just kept on learning and kept on posting content no matter how I felt- even though I wasn't making any money or getting much in the way of traffic.
As keen as I was and as much effort as I was putting in, it took me 3 whole months just to make my first sale of only $1.17! Really? Yep. And I don't mean a half assed 3 months either, I mean 3 FULL months of work and absolute unwavering dedication to achieving my goals.
Believe it or not, I was beyond excited I had made that small commission! You see, the amount didn't matter to me one bit because I knew that if I could make just ONE small sale, I could make MANY more sales and scale my business up from there.
Fast forward to the present and I now make enough money to work exclusively from home and I no longer need to slave away in my old construction business. Words cannot describe how amazing that feels and how grateful I am to have stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate!
Anyways, it took me a another 2 and a half months (5 and a half months in) to make my next sale of 8 bucks! Crazy right? I'm pretty sure a good chunk of people would've quit by this point, and I can totally understand why too.
Anyway, my 5th month is where I made my first $8 commission, but it was also a major turning point for me and my business. My belief was growing stronger than ever after that sale and something very exciting started to happen... Google noticed my site!
Kyle kept on telling me my results would snowball, and they absolutely did:
As you can see from my site's Google Analytics data above, I got very little traffic for the first 6 months from Google search. I was posting content almost every single day.
Can you imagine if I had given up when things got tough after 3 months? I never would've pushed on to making that $8 sale and I never would've gotten the massive increase in traffic to my site! If I had quit, I would essentially have thrown away ALL of my had work up to that point. The traffic I was getting in month 6 onwards was for content I had published in the very beginning!
If I had thrown the towel in, I would not have achieved my income goals and I would never have have helped 100's of beginners find WA- including YOU!
Looking back, it would've been crazy to quit at that point. Who know's where I'd be now...
The take home is that it's all about persistence. You don't need to be a genius to make this work, I'm certainly not. I am just one determined SOB that refused to quit.
Why This Barrier Is a GOOD Thing
Believe it or not, the the '3 month wall' is actually a good thing. The fact that it's a challenge within yourself to push past the 3 month, 6 month (heck any month) barrier in your online business is actually a good thing.
It means you now have an opportunity to outlast the competition and become a better Internet marketer as a result. Every step you take when you feel like quitting, is a step PAST those who actually do.
Maybe they don't believe it works, maybe they are lazy, have doubts or maybe they make excuses instead of taking action... the list goes on and on.
What happens when those people quit though? You are still here! Not only this, but you are stronger and more ready than ever to achieve success within the online space. You are now moving into a territory with WAY less competition as a result of your dedication.
Less competition, better skills and a stronger mindset means more success.
It Gets EASIER Moving Forward
To illustrate how your online journey becomes easier, imagine you are doing a workout for the first time in months and you are trying to get ripped...
Let's be honest, the first couple of sessions suck. They are downright painful. But as the weeks go by the workouts become easier and easier because you keep on pushing forward and you are getting fitter and stronger as a result.
What started out as a genuine struggle became a regular routine you came to enjoy, which made it easier to stick to. The end result was inevitable- you got ripped!
Mental discipline and physical discipline really do go hand in hand. You can apply the same principals to achieving any goal in your life.
Take me for example... I'm not a marketing expert, I don't have special skills and I'm not some kind of SEO guru by any stretch. Yet, I followed the WA training, built several websites and bring in 10,000's of high quality, laser targeted visitors to them each month. A good percentage of which take action on my recommendations which earn me an income.
How was I able to do this? Persistence!
Not only that, but it's so much easier for me now than it was in the beginning. I get content ranked on the first page within minutes of publishing. I make sales every single day, I find so many new opportunities to make money that I find it difficult to stay focussed on just ONE at a time! I am not exaggerating when I say it is a COMPLETE shift from how I got started.
It didn't magically happen though. It happened through persistence. You CAN do this!
Persistence + Passion= Success!
Sticking at your business through the tough times to get to the great times is monumentally easier when you love what you do. I simply cannot overstate this enough. Personally, my sole objective isn't just money. Of course that's a big part of it, but I genuinely love what I do.
I am very passionate about motivating and inspiring others to escape the grind and achieve success online. I know what it's like to live each day 'stuck' in a mundane existence instead of actually living, so I love helping others reach their potential. That's why I do this.
Whatever YOU are passionate about is the best direction to head in and what will move you towards achieving your goals. It really doesn't matter what it is, you can succeed doing what you love within the scope of an online business I promise you.
You've got the training, you've got the tools and you've got the support. Now it's time to kick some butt and get working on your site. I want to hear about your successes, your failures and anything you want help with, so hit me up with a message inside WA!
Lastly, I wanted to share a webinar Jay made that I personally found very helpful on this exact topic. I know you are going to find this very valuable, watch it here.
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