I was talking to my friend on AIM. We were brainstorming article ideas and I was thinking about doing a series of articles on “How To Build An Authority Blog” – and then it occurred to me (by way of my friend):
The one message that no one wants to hear is this: success takes time.
You can accurately identify who’s going to be successful on the net by simply checking to see whether they have a proper grasp on the amount of hard work and long-term commitment it takes to succeed.
The sad thing is that no one wants to hear this message and it gets tuned out. So it’s very tempting for those of us with advice blogs to hone our content to appeal to the “get rich quick” crowd.
But most people don’t get rich quick, they get rich slowly. So if you want to drastically increase your chance of getting rich on the Internet, take the slow and steady approach. Form a long term, 3-5 year plan, and start taking those steps today that you can acheive today to prepare you for the steps you’re going to take tomorrow so that ultimately you will get where you want to be in 3 years.
That’s the best advice I can give you. (Well, besides getting to know the right people;-)