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Your success online comes from a bunch of little steps successfully taken

Whenever you start your online journey, you will likely think "I'm going to strike it rich with my new idea!" but that rarely happens overnight because that's just not how success works.  You can talk to any successful person in the world and they will tell you their journey was just a bunch of little achievements that compiled into a massive success, it was never just one thing that made them their millions.

There are many things you can do online to become rich, but you will never make any money if you're not planning it out day by day and step by step.  You need to know what you're doing today, what you plan on doing tomorrow, and what you hope to be doing in 5 years from now.  If you can do all of that, and execute your plans, you will be rich within a few years.

I don't guarantee that you will be wealthy after you do all of the things I'll talk about, all of the strategies I discuss here on SEOLads, or if you put in 80 hours a week.  You need to know what you're doing first before using any of my content for your own benefit, but that's just the first step Your success online comes from a bunch of little steps successfully taken


Map out your entire website, process, plan, etc.
Successful people will sit down and map out their entire day the previous day.  This means you will map out your Tuesday on Monday night so you know exactly what you plan on doing.  When I started doing this, I thought "I know what I need to do each week, but I'll give it a try and see what happens" and I was shocked at how much work I actually got done.  I finished my checklist in just a few hours and had the rest of the day to do whatever I wanted lol Your success online comes from a bunch of little steps successfully taken  Of course, me being the online entrepreneur that I am, I just kept working and got the majority of my week done in a single day lol Your success online comes from a bunch of little steps successfully taken

By finishing almost 3 days of work on Monday, then finishing everything on Tuesday, I opened up the rest of my week to do R&D as well as hang out with my family more than before.  To this very day I will sit in bed and schedule my next work day so I know what needs to be done.  I can finish at least 2 days of work while my kids are in school, and another day after I pick them up, leaving me with just 2 days of work left and it's only Monday Your success online comes from a bunch of little steps successfully taken

You can't take big leaps to online success
When you're working online you can't just make millions with your first attempt.  Sure, people have done this in the past, but it was their first attempt at a new website and they have already been working online for multiple years lol. 

You need to understand that working online isn't a sprint, it's a marathon, and you don't want to burn yourself out too quickly because you'll want to stop.  People that burn out are the ones who say SEO is dead or a method isn't working, and that's because they didn't do enough to see it actually work.  Take each day step by step and you will compile enough work, credibility, authority, backlinks, etc. to see your efforts begin to pay off and you will hopefully be able to work online full time Your success online comes from a bunch of little steps successfully taken

You'll learn how to do everything perfectly as your journey goes on
In the beginning, you'll screw up a lot just like the majority of us did, but trust me when I say it gets a lot easier as time goes on.  You need to learn from your mistakes so you don't keep doing them, and this means your websites will launch faster and you'll know how to generate sales quicker than when you started out.

I didn't know anything about web design or marketing when I started off, I just wanted to make money online, so I would pay designers $750+ for a basic website design and then hire a marketing team to do what needed to be done.  Today, I know that it's dumb to pay that much money since I can do it on my own for less than $350 a month lol Your success online comes from a bunch of little steps successfully taken  I look back at how much money I was spending on each design and the thousands I spent on marketing and think "Wow, if only I had saved up that money I could have used it today and made 3x my investment!" lol Your success online comes from a bunch of little steps successfully taken  But that's hearsay and I don't let it hold me back Your success online comes from a bunch of little steps successfully taken

No one sets up a website and sells it for $3,000,000 in a week
You may see websites on flippa or other website selling platforms going for a crazy amount of money, but those people selling the websites didn't get lucky on their first try.  Also, those websites likely have inflated numbers so they can ask for more at the final sale lol. 

If someone were to set up a website and sell it for a million dollars within a week, they likely would be giving away a goldmine that could have made them much more in the long run, and that's why this never really happens.  People don't set up successful companies within a week and sell them right away, they build them to the most profit they can get without putting in 80 hours a week, then they unload them to anyone willing to hand over a great deal of money.  Not everyone can do this though, even the people trying, so don't get discouraged if your website isn't going to sell for even $30,000 after it's first year generating sales Your success online comes from a bunch of little steps successfully taken

In conclusion
You need to be patient and persistent when it comes to your work.  If you're patient, you won't worry about how much money you're making right now, and that means you won't screw anything up in hopes of making millions tomorrow.  If you're persistent, you will keep on working without worry about the money that is coming in, and that's how most great websites are born Your success online comes from a bunch of little steps successfully taken


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Tommy Carey

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NerdIndeed

The bottom line is, you really need to love what you do in order to be successful. There is a saying that goes "Live to work, not work to live."



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amelia88

I always appreciate how you advocate a "slow and steady wins the race" style approach. All too often, resources online seem to push for that instant success dream, and when people don't achieve that it can be so demoralizing. Understanding that those big leaps are in fact made of tiny, baby steps, is always a reassuring thing.



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jayjaydimson

Yes, I agree with you, no one in this World has achieved being in their current position without investing their time and efforts. This is the key to success, you should start from the low to get into high position.



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overcast

I have to agree that small steps need to be planned in order for the business to take off. You can see that some of the time such business can be in much better place that way. I think if one has some sort of plan for the content and backlinks. And also planning to bring the new traffic on the content every single day. That can be surely be benefiting in many ways. I have seen people making more efforts which helped them build stuff.



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Corzhens

For the success of the site I have to agree with the SEO methods that are ready to be done once the site is online. It is like launching an offline business where you are prepared with the course of action in getting visitors to your store. With the website it is the traffic that counts most so you can do the marketing work in social media aside from doing SEO work so that your site can be assured of a substantial amount of traffic.



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overcast

I think SEO, and the promotion for say branding. That matters a lot. You can see that success online takes more time. You just need to understanding the activity in terms of the growth for the site. I have learned that most of the online websites are a bit trying the same these days.



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jayjaydimson

Being successful online is never been so easy, you really need to take some time, and have a good research on everything that you want to know. Because being successful, you also need to be practical with the things out there so you won't get your time wasted.



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theresajane

Sucess doesn't come overnight. Even though you display too much hardwork and passion, you must always start from the bottom. When you start from the bottom, there's no other way but up, so in order to achieve the top you must go through each level of hardships.



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Youngshark

It is always great to start from the bottom since it acts like an opportunity. You get to learn from your own mistakes in a manner that you rarely suffer from the same errors more and more. When you correct yourself it will be harder to fall when you are at the top.



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vhinz

What is really behind a successful business is hundreds or even thousands of failures. One of the great factors the sets apart between successful entrepreneur and those are not, is the determination to pursue despite how hard they hit the bottom rock. Most people tend to accept defeat and hesitates to bounce back after several attempts and failed. I honestly say that I'm one of those people who easily give up. I have tried traditional business before and failed. It was more than five years now and I hadn't tried again yet. What I realized when I saw other people succeed in the same business that I did fail before is that, they persevere to move forward and they are so focused on achieving their goal despite the hard challenges that comes along their way. Maybe if I'll be having the right attitude and firm faith that I can do it, I will be successful also someday.



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amelia88

It's definitely an ability that you need to possess - or quickly acquire - when it comes into the business world. Being able to fall down but then pull yourself up again, and the resilience to keep going is key to creating a good business.

It can feel like you're trying to steer a sinking ship at times, but I think remaining optimistic and focusing on the tasks at hand can get a person through.



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Youngshark

Resilience is an awesome thing that every businessowner needs to have. They need to know that success always comes after numerous difficulties and failures and hence it is impractical to give up too early.



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beerthooyah

Success in any endeavors comes from continually and consistently taking actions on a daily basis. It is a process that we all should undertake. Sucess is just an event. What is important is the process much like a habit. An engine will not run on rotation of its shaft but on a thousand rotations per minute. So planned and focused actions do e consistently will surely produce good results and success.



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stbrians

You remind me that Rome was not built in one day. Every long journey has to begin with a single step. There is no exception with online business. Step by step you will reach there



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Barida

Yeah, it is step by step. When I began, I was looking at making it within weeks of joining, but the funny thing was that I later found out that it doesn't work that way as I have to keep on pushing so as to achieve the desired success at the end of the day.



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stbrians

Success is worth waiting for really. What looks so good or glitters is not gold. You should shine what is dull so that it shines. Polish it over time because it will really turn into gold



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Youngshark

I love this proverb or quote if you like my friend. It indeed proves that one can achieve success if they are constant and have persistence. It helps me to stay motivated even at the periods when I feel like I am not having any impact or taking any step forward. I always remember to look for the greater good and the overall success that short term impacts.



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stbrians

All the successful people had to fail at some time before the success. We have to work out for ours too. Downers are there but we have to overcome them.



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Youngshark

True true true and true my friend. Each and every step of the way needs to be used as a learning opportunity where one gets to be exposed to the challenges and dealing with them becomes a lesson learnt so that in future one is better at the work.



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Youngshark

I have actually encountered a lot of people who asked me how the online freelancing works and whether it is true that it can make them instant millionaires. The simple answer that I like to give people like that is that it all depends on the effort they put in as I never want to down their hopes. However I can remember that it has been a long journey even for me and yet I have not reached my ideal point.



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NerdIndeed

Nobody achieved success overnight, it takes a lot of sweat and tears, especially in this industry. Questions being thrown at you by people you know asking if it can make them instant millionaires might be true if they won an online lottery or something. I believe in working hard no matter what industry you are in as hard work pays off in the long run.



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Youngshark

Hahaha so true about the lottery. I always have my doubts about the lotteries and such investments therefore I never spend my money on any. I tend to believe in working for the money I want and this has turned me into an incredible hustler.



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NerdIndeed

Talking about lotteries, call me crazy or whatever but I firmly believe that it is just a scam. I mean from where I am, the media continuously feature people who have won massive amounts before but are now living ordinary lives having regular jobs as if they didn't win. Unless all of the previous winners are not financially literate, it's just weird.



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rlpzbeermoney

I've watched a video on Youtube where a guy bought $75,000 worth of scratch tickets. The biggest prize is $3,000,000 and he didn't even get it. He only earned back $45,000 worth of prizes from the pile of tickets. Lottories are really a waste of money if you think about it. It plays on your fantasy of winning big.



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Youngshark

Hahaha this is so foolish that I feel bad even for laughing about it. I cannot imagine wasting all that money while I could have easily put it on a credible investment and earn steadily over several years.



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NerdIndeed

Wow! He's fortunate to get 60% of his investments back. I admire him for his courage for taking a stab at luck, it's a million dollars after all. You're right, lotteries are a waste of money, I was like that years ago too.



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Youngshark

I also have the same thoughts my friend. There are actually people here i n my nation who turned out to be poorer even after winning millions of shillings. I think that they create winners just as a publicity stunt to fool people and generate even more money.



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NerdIndeed

Exactly! It appears to me that they pay actors to say they have actually won and stuff like that.

Recently, we have this 6/58 lotto draw, and the jackpot prize went up to almost 20M USD since nobody has succeeded. Then all of a sudden, 2 lucky peeps won. Like what the hell? Its so tough to even come up with a winner, then when somebody wins, somebody tags along to win it too. It's crazy.



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Youngshark

I also told my friends the same exact thing a few years back. There is absolutely no way that I believe people get paid all those millions. It is called mass hypnotism where you depict that people have actually benefited a lot to fool others into falling for the trick.



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NerdIndeed

Then it should be considered a scam or at least be regulated, but of course, that's not possible as it is run by the government here haha!



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Youngshark

It is a scam and only allowed because the government taxes them heavily and as such reaps a lot of money and they also bribe their way into being legal companies.



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NerdIndeed

You have a point there. If it serves as a cash cow for the government why abolish it right?! Not!



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theresajane

Yes, it takes a lot of effort, hard work and passion. But sometimes, people tend to be frustrated at their progress which affect their performance. I guess, patience should be one of the things that you should put in your foundations.



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Barida

Taking the patient pill is all that matters when we are looking at making it via the internet. I have come to realize that it is all about taking small steps at a time and hoping that it ends up paying at the end. It is never a sprint, but a marathon that we all should take our time to make it happen as making money online doesn't happen overnight.



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Martinsx1

Exactly! Just like getting into SEO, it requires a lot of time and patience even when you hire an SEO specialist to help you get your site up in Google ranking.

If you are not patient, you are definitely going to give up and quit when with a little more time you would have made it big in the business.



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Youngshark

Patience is always important and if you never accept to learn the easy way then the world is going to teach it to you in the most difficult manner. Y0ou may try to go for something only to give up when you are about to get it and when another person takes up the idea they strike money or the success you were after and you remain being jealous that it was your original idea.



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kaka135

I think these steps don't only apply to online business, but in our career or even life as well. I agree with all the points you mentioned here. We need patience and persistence in order to succeed, and taking baby steps will lead us to where we want to be as long as we stay focus. I remember when I first started to work as a programmer, even though I have learned basic programming in college, I actually started to learn a totally new language and other skills when I was working on projects. I remember my senior told me, we don't have time to learn first then only we start to work, we just have to learn along the way. Having a big picture and planning are important as well, even though we might change the design during periodically review, we are sure where we want to go.

Thank you for sharing these good strategies in building a successful business. These are really helpful and motivating as well!



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mitan143

Yes, it also seems like don't be so rush and take it slowly but surely. I agree with that because if you can't wait for your success, you might end up losing everything and I'm sure that is too depressing. Well, there is always a saying that you wouldn't reach success in just one night. Sometimes we have to accept that it takes long time, it even reaches up to a year and more years. But the important is you reach your success.



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Youngshark

I agree myfriend. I once heard a saying that when you are starting a business sometimes you may never know that it may require thrice the effort you think it will need and four times the time you m,ightbe planning for. It is as such better to be strapped up with a lot of determination and persistence.



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NerdIndeed

Another excellent article sir Tommy and I commend your article writing skills. I hope I can be like you someday when it comes to content, insights, and overall relevance in the work that you do. I'll keep all these things in mind when it's time for me to venture on my own and make sure to take baby steps but at the same time being persistent. Thank you!



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amelia88

Tommy’s articles always seem to pop up when I most need to hear the advice - sometimes I’ll be losing motivation or feeling like things aren’t moving fast enough, and then I’m reminded that I just need to chill, be patient and remember that eventually my hard work will all come together. I’m always grateful to read his words.



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NerdIndeed

I know right, same here. I admire his writing skills as it is so hard for me to even come up with tips and all that while having the perfect scenario to set as an example. I'm sure he's been doing this for a long time and has extensive experience with a lot of subjects that matter today. You think he is open to mentorship? Can he take me under his wing? LOL.



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amelia88

Right? I'm always impressed by the constant content and well thought out concepts. It always gives me something to think about, or something new to learn about.



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NerdIndeed

Same here. It would take me years to even be on his level. I'm hoping I can get there in time, like before I even die or something haha!



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jpk0007

Well, that is very true for planning your work beforehand will definitely help you in managing whatever time you have assigned for your work. if you don't plan your work then you tend to spend more time on things that may not be directly related to your work and at times you don't even realize that .if however you have a definite plan of action in front of you then you tend to use your time more productively. One has to be very patient and persistent when it comes to working online. if you expect to make a lot of money in a few days then you may have to face disappointment. if you give enough time then the positive results are bound to occur eventually.



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nrnlss

I agree with you, and this is honestly useful for people who just started and think that it is easy to be successful in the internet. Well guess what, it is not and you need hard work to be successful.



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Jeane

The little steps. How hard it is for people to grasp this basic concept. Babies learn to crawl, take a few steps when they are older and start walking before they can run. Most of us want to skip everything and get to the "running part." It doesn't work that way. I've learned that the hard way and now I'm learning to be more patient.

Believing you'll make it is good. Using that optimism to motivate you is great but you need wisdom to achieve what you want too. Have a plan. That will help. Work without one and you'll go round in circles and though it might appear you are making progress you'll in reality be heading nowhere.



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amelia88

So true! Babies also don’t give up when they stumble and fall, and say “oh...this walking thing is too hard and it’s not for me!”.

They keep pulling themselves up, trying and trying until they get there. It’s a good analogy to apply to our own work lives.



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Youngshark

The effort that babies put is just amazing. I mean one may fall and even bleed but because they are determined to be at the same level with other people who support themselves and walk on their own two feet they strain and eventually are able to do it. How I wish we could all have the same mentality when hustling.



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allyn2017

I agree with you, people's misconception is when you started online you start from the top. Which is very wrong because no one starts from the top. We all start from the bottom and step by step we climb to the top.



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jaymish2

I agree with this. Online work is step by step. You need patience. People think its a way to make quick money. But this is so far from the truth. You need time, you need to learn. You need skills. You need a period of trail and error. I am in my first online venture, where I I'm still making pennies. But I can see the pennies increasing and at some point, I believe I will start to make full time income.



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amelia88

I often have to remind myself of this, especially when the earnings I’m making aren’t anywhere near a full time income right now. I’m persistent though - and I’m sure that eventually with that persistence I’m going to carve out a niche where I can easily make a full time income and more.



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jayjaydimson

Yes, of course, because no one in this world who reaches their success without investing any efforts, what I'm trying to say is you need to start at the bottom to be on the top.



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rlpzbeermoney

Overnight successes are few to none. Luck plays a huge factor in that but I wouldn't count that you rely on luck for your success. The success you've earned is different from the success you'll get without doing any work. It's only a matter of time that you'll start losing money if you've relied on luck.



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Martinsx1

Patience is always advised when you are looking at getting into any kind of online business. If you are looking at making millions within weeks or months of starting out, it's better never to get into it.

Taking small steps is very vital to understanding and managing your business well. Huge leaps is good when you are certain but it's not advisable.



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cmoneyspinner

A million dollars??!! You can actually sell a site for $3,000,000??!!! Just kidding. I know it's doable but I've never really set my mind to selling any of the sites that I built. I can recount the success stories of others though. I have known others who did manage to sell their site for a pretty penny.

One person intentionally created the site with a eye toward selling it.

Another person told me they had not thought about it until they were approached by a buyer.

The third person? I always thought their website was wonderful. I don't know if they intended to sell it right from the beginning or if someone made them an offer they couldn't refuse. All I know is one day I visited the site and realized it had a new owner.



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amelia88

Honestly I can’t blame people for selling if the price is right. I’d be inclined to do that myself if someone made me a really good offer. Sometimes those deals can really set you up for life!



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mark8625

Everyone starts from one step to become successful in the field or job that you wanted to do. People knows that nobody will become successful easier. You need to strive and work hard to achieve whatever you want in life.



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mitan143

Exactly. If it weren't of those things you mentioned, no one will ever reach success. Hard work, wiseness, good personality, determination, resources, etc. are all long time proof that should be considered in doing any business at any form.



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mark8625

That is right. Every success whether how small or big it is should be also celebrate. Success in every ways is an achievement and this is the fruits in our hard work and perseverance. It is also serve as a motivation for many.



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workpoint

i am start freelancing in 2010, this fields i am success.



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mark8625

I am glad that you started freelancing and you started loving it. Freelance is a good job because you have your own time and will to do your job whenever you wanted to start it. It is also chose by many specially those mother who has a children that needs to take care at the same time wanted to work in their free time.



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NerdIndeed

Do you mind if I ask what you do or what services are you specializing in?



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stormbreaker10

Being a new in freelancing, Im inspired to your disscussion here. Thank you for that and i really appreciated it.



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workpoint

Freelancing is a good profession,
i am enjoyed my work.



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mark8625

I am hoping that you would get more information and ideas here. We are happy that we are sharing thoughts based on our own experienced.



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mitan143

It is just like one step at a time. If it went good, then proceed to the next level. Form or plan an outline of your steps from the beginning until the end. It will serves as a guideline and you might also distinguish those process(es) to be removed, added, and improved.



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workpoint

Yes Brother right. i am professional Freelancer.
i am create my country many freelancer.



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focusedwriter10

I agree with you that online success is as a result of little but successful steps. Just like any other business, online success requires patience, dedication, and persistence.
There is no empire that is built overnight. Therefore, you need to be patient, but ensure you are taking simple steps until you achieve what you want. It is always good to remember that persistence is key in every success, and that online success is not a get rich scheme.



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Corzhens

I like the title of this discussion because it is very true in our life’s journey. There is a Chinese saying that the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step and that can give us inspiration because usually the first step is the hardest to make. When I started freelancing, I earned my first $10 after a month of working on the site. It paid so little for a long post but I had to persevere just to prove that I could earn money from online work. Now I am not earning big money but much better than the first earnings that I got.



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Kakashi2020

Being successful I'd all about hard work, focus and consistency, in short it's dependent on the the things you've done regularly in a certain timeframe. One can't be successful in business in one day nor a week even a month. It takes time and consistent quality work to become successful.



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knnon

Patience and persistence goes a long way in any type of work. A good plan might not make things go faster but it does set up the way to make things go smoother. And everyday is indeed a chance to learn, setting up your business is a learning process, it's a cycle of trial and errors and success stories.



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