How To Succeed Working At Home

Lots of people want to make make some extra money (perhaps even you) and they often turn to the internet. This way they can earn from the comfort of their home.

But there is a small percentage of people who actually succeed in the long run. And people fail for many reasons. The biggest reason is because they simply quit to early. Or maybe they never were fully committed in the first place.

My goal with this post is to show you how to succeed working at home.

decide, commit, succeedSo here it goes…

How To Succeed Working At Home

The most important thing you need to know is that you can succeed. Anyone can. Success has nothing to do with smarts. Believe me, I’m the biggest “dummy” of them all. I found my success from failing.

It’s true. I found that the more I failed (screwed up, lost money) the more I learned what didn’t work and I was able to gain the knowledge I needed to succeed.

Don’t Ever Quit

The number 1 reason people fail in Internet Marketing is because they quit too soon. Success online takes time. It takes time to gain knowledge, create websites, do SEO, create quality content.

I had a point in my business where I was bringing in $2000 a month by writing articles and product reviews at a free blogging site. I loved writing and I especially enjoyed the extra income I was bringing in. Then one day it ended. Long story short, The site got a Google slapped which meant Google stopped sending traffic to the site. And my income dropped by 80%.

I felt like a complete failure. But I learned a valuable lessen. The lesson, was that it was better to build my own websites and invest time in them, rather than giving another site my content.

So I bounced back and went back to the basics at Wealthy Affiliate and started creating my own sites.

Commit To Doing The Work

What I do recommend for success is to really put in the effort. Be committed to doing the work. I mean really pull up your sleeves and take action every day. As a “part-timer” I invest about 20 hours a week around my family and my full time job. I treat my affiliate marketing business just like a job. I made a commitment to work 20 hours a week and I stuck to that commitment. If I was doing my business full time, I would invest no less than 40 hours a week.

Indecently, this means 20 hours of keyword research, website building, writing. I don’t count the time wasters like hanging out of Facebook and Twitter. I can easily spend time at those places but it doesn’t add money to my bottom line, so it doesn’t count toward my work time.

Take Action Every Day

Take action every day even if all you do is some research. Every positive action step that you take, you will be moving closer to success.

But it is all worth it. And if you stay committed you will start to see little wins along the way. And they will become more and more often. Soon you will start to see a sale here and there. Next you will start to see a reliable income stream and soon you will see many income streams. That is when it becomes fun, by the way.

Commit to Learning

I also spend some of that time with learning and improving my knowledge. And I always teachable and remain open to learning and growing my business. So I always spend a few hours of my time over at Wealthy Affiliate. It seems like I always learn something new every week.

If you are not a member of Wealthy Affiliate then you seriously should join. It is free to you will love it!

The greatest thing about belonging to a group like WA is that you can ask a question about anything and you will get the help you need right away. So don’t ever be afraid to ask for help. Everyone at WA has been new and we also had the same kind of questions. So don’t ever hesitate to ask for help.

Kick any negative thinking to the curb!

Have you ever told yourself, “I can’t do this?” I think we all have from time to time. But, Guess what? There is NO reason why you can’t make your business a success. If you want this bad enough, then never, ever give up, and you will achieve it. And be kind to yourself. 🙂

And Most Importantly, never listen to anyone who says you can’t do this. You Can! I believe in you!

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12 Comments


  1. // Reply

    some great motivational advice and pointers here.
    Your site has loads of great info for someone new to affiliate marketing like me.


    1. // Reply

      Thanks Craig. I’m glad you found it helpful.


  2. // Reply

    It is good that you use the work commitment here and explain what is needed. So many offers out there give the impression you can just pay for and download a piece of software and put it on automatic while you kick off your shoes and make a coffee.

    It does take work, effort and commitment. Thanks for an interesting website.

    Chris


    1. // Reply

      You are welcome and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.


  3. // Reply

    It really is as simple as determining what you’ll do and then remaining committed to it.


  4. // Reply

    Hey Wendy,
    How ya doing…
    I totally agree with you!
    If you wanna succeed you have to work hard and never give up! 😀
    Anyway, I enjoyed reading your article. 🙂
    Cheers.


    1. // Reply

      Thanks Julian. I’m glad you enjoyed it.


  5. // Reply

    I absolutely love this post. It’s really inspirational and has a lot of great information. Thank you for posting it!


    1. // Reply

      Oh that is so sweet of you. Thanks so much.


  6. // Reply

    Hi Wendy,

    So I did the calculation. 20 hours/week would be about 3 hours/day. Given the fact that I spend at least 2 hours before and another 3-4 hours after work, I think I am doing between 50-60 hours/week, just on building my online business.

    I am not here to show off my commitment. What I am saying is, if you put your mind into it, you WILL find time to get it done. Moving forward is the only way to go.


    1. // Reply

      That is exactly right Cathy! It really is all about the mindset. You have a great attitude! I wish you all the success in in the world.

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