Let’s cut straight to the chase: you don’t want to trust marketers who guarantee that you’ll make a set dollar amount with your online creations in a certain time span. Without knowing your situation, it’s impossible for them to make such claims and you should be very wary of them.
Anyone choosing to build a business out of their online creations always wants to know how long it will take to find success. While success can be different for each person, the underlying question beneath it all is, “How long will it be until I start making steady money?”
The answer to that is that it’s different for every person because it depends on your idea of success as well as many other factors. Some of the other factors involved will even vary from creator to creator.
You might be able to see your first sale the very first week that you’re in business with your online creations, yet on the flip side of that fast first week sale, you could toil all year long before you ever see the first dime for all of your efforts.
The length of time it will take you to succeed depends on what you choose to do. Taking the route of a service provider, like ghostwriting, could mean increased profits in a shorter amount of time, whereas launching your own info product requires planning, research, product creation, site launch, and traffic building.
Another factor could be how much time you have to put into the business. Obviously, the more time you have to work the business, the faster you’ll reach each goal that you set for your monetary success.
It also depends on how quickly you can put into practice each step that you need to take to set up the business. Some of these steps might take you longer than it does the next person.
You have to consider your personal situation – how much time can you invest in working on your business? Be very honest. How much money do you need to make right this second? If you’re desperate, it’s best to get a job and build up your online income gradually.
Desperation can cause you to panic and make mistake or pursue unethical income streams. You want to work on something that will prove profitable for the long haul, not something that may help you make a few bucks fast – but only proves to soil your reputation (or makes you feel badly about your work) in the meantime.
Keep to your passions and your truest inner goals. This is unique to YOU – and it can only serve to grow and be built upon. It is something absolutely no one else can take away from you, so nurture it!