There are so many people handing out advice all the time on how you can become more successful that it can become so confusing. I am here to tell you that the only piece of advice that you truly need to become a success online is patience. I have been blogging for around five years now. I have been a full time blogger for two and a half years, and the people that are making the big bucks, getting noticed online, and will continue to do so are those that are patient.
Darren Rowse didn’t expect to make blogging his full time job. And even as he began to profit from it, he didn’t jump in hastily. He took his time, and took the appropriate steps to get to where he is today. The same goes for pretty much every other blogger out there. While it might feel like they all achieved success overnight, you have to remember that they went through a long process to get to where they are today.
I compare it to the old question, would you take a million dollars today, or starting today with a penny, and doubling it each day for a month? Those that chose the quick route are left with a million dollars. Those that took the doubling route end up with nearly eleven million by months end. (source)
Patience is more than a virtue, it is the key to success.