150 days. That’s how much it took to earn my first money through Amazon’s Affiliate Program. Five to eight posts a day on irevuo. Lots and lots of hours spent reading books, writing reviews, watching movies, writing reviews on them…
A hundred and fifty days.
Let that sink in a bit. Especially if you believe that blogging and social media are some sort of shortcut to earning a ton of money easily. Unless 24 cents are a great deal of money for you, then they’re not.
But… this got me excited. Why?
Because it means you can earn more. You need to work harder, to write even better articles, to put out even more content…
How many of you would have given up at this point?
Writing for a hundred and fifty days only to earn 24 cents? How many of you would have given up way before this?
If success were easy, we’d all be rocking six pack abs and driving Lamborghinis. But it’s not easy, is it? You need to do things that don’t seem to make sense to those who are reasonable, realistic, rational.
It does not make sense to write for eight years on the idea that one day you’ll become a full time writer. It’s not feasible. To starve yourself to death for so many years, writing and writing and writing, and fighting for your dream even when no one else believes in it. And getting excited because you sold 3 e-copies of a short story and earned $1.05 before taxes.
Now, ask yourself in what area of your life did you give up easily? What dream did you abandon because you expected things would work out easy and fast?
The road to success is paved with countless failures. Never forget this, because I won’t!