Success – Depends Upon You!

I coach people in building online businesses and I have found that almost everyone has a common belief. If they build a website and do a little work on it (add some pictures), they will get rich! This is a total misunderstanding. Whether you build a brick and mortar business or an online business, success will be entirely up to you!ย 


For some reason, many people have come to believe that if they build a website, that money will come rolling into their bank account. That is a myth. Building a website is like building an ice water stand in the middle of the Sahara Desert. How many people will accidentally stumble by your stand and buy a glass of ice water that they desperately want? Not very many people because no one will know that you have an ice water stand nor will they be able to find it.

There are literally hundreds of thousands or probably millions of websites worldwide. How will someone that doesn’t know you find your ice water stand? What will make people want to find your business? If people knew where your ice water stand was located why would they want to buy ice water from you? As far as the consumer is concerned, you could be a scammer! Read “Cyber Crime and Online Scams-Both Are On the Rise” So, why should someone give you their time or money?


The questions that I mentioned above are the questions that every business owner must answer. Not only do you have to answer those questions but also find a way to make your product solve the customers’ needs, look attractive, and make the customer want to buy from you. This is the marketing and advertising that an entrepreneur must learn in order to become successful. There are no shortcuts or quick access to success. You have to put in the time and work to learn ALL the things that you don’t know and then implement the knowledge that you’ve gained.


Marketing and Advertising are the main features of getting your website exposed to the public. Now with that said, not all of the public wants your product(s) or service(s) so much more targeted marketing and advertising must be learned and implemented to attract the crowd that is interested in what you are selling. The next question is Why should they TRUST YOU and your store/brand? They don’t know you, your company, or your brand! This is where consistent interaction will gain the customers’ confidence over time. A continuous dialogue with your audience is where trust is earned. Blogging or a newsletter put out by you on a consistent basis, whether it be daily or weekly, is how the consumer gets to know and trust you.


Due to COVID-19, it doesn’t seem practical to open a brick and mortar business because chances are that not much foot traffic will be entering your establishment. This is a driving reason why many people are becoming Internet Entrepreneurs. If a person is willing to do the work, becoming an Online Entrepreneur is fascinating and has many many benefits, read the article Becoming An Online Entrepreneur. A few of the benefits of building an online business are:

  • Working from home
  • Creating the income that you desire
  • Tax benefits
  • Having the time and freedom to do what you want to do when you want to do it

So, if you are tired of having an income ceiling, or not having time nor freedom to do the things that you want to do, you can take the time and build a long term sustainable business that will provide you with want you desire from life. If you are not aware of the options available check out this one Build An Online Business Today!


How long will it take to make money is a fair and reasonable question?ย  No one knows how long it will take you to start earning income from your company. That question is for you and only you to answer. The real question is how much time and effort are you willing to give in order to create/build your business? Your success is entirely up to you! Like most things worthwhile in life, the more you put in the more you will get out, and the sooner it will happen. You cannot be lackadaisical about building a business. Three Ps to building a business:

  1. Patient
  2. Persistent
  3. Positive Mindset

Applying the 3 Ps and you are almost guaranteed to gain success.


There is no time frame on how long it will take for anyone to be successful. With time, patience, and a lot of work, success is guaranteed. There is much to learn when building any business. Very few people create a website and strike it rich within a few weeks or months. If you are in financial dire straights getting a job would be more beneficial and build your business as a side hustle. The bottom line is that time takes time but building a long term sustainable online business is worth the time, effort, and definitely the reward. Until next week; be safe, healthy, and prosperous.

6 thoughts on “Success – Depends Upon You!”

  1. Your views are very similar to mine as you have shared them on Success Depends On You.  The one missing link for online business builders is the “how long” question.  Generally, the person who needs to meet this months rent, had best stay with his job, following your suggestion to create a business online as a side hustle.  How much you can make in a hurry is not what I wanted to hear when I first started. I was excited to get started and start building my fortune.  When the harsh reality set in, I spent more time and money chasing shiny objects in the sky.  We all know how that does not work.  

    After settling in and getting busy and doing the work needed to grow your business, I found that it would take a bit longer than I realized at first.  You start small, build and grow.  This is how your income is built.  This is how you find the right route for you.  All the parts were there when I started learning how to build a business, but I had trouble keeping the important part on task- My Attention.  Once this was resolved, as turnaround resulted.  A slow steady stream.  Learning to rinse and repeat, and do it again.  Thanks for your article and for giving me a chance to see where I have been.  

    1. Derrick Daniels

      Hi Sami, I had a good laugh while reading your comment. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, it is true that it takes time, the time that most people don’t want to spend. I am building an ecommerce website with my wife. Yesterday as we were doing more research she mentioned how much is involved with this project and I smiled. I said to her “The work involved is why 99% of the people quit.” Then I shared that if 99% quit that leaves the field wide open because if 1% is servicing 99% you get the math. lol We can’t lose. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Anyway, paying attention is one of the biggest obstacles that most of us have to overcome. So I’m right there with you my brotha! Thanks for taking the time to read this post. Stay safe, healthy, and be prosperous!

  2. Hard work is a must-have if you want to build any business.  You have to the 3 Ps to move you forward.  I adopted LAW= Learn, Act and  Work…3 principles that compliments your 3 Ps. This is the perfect time to go into business for yourself and online business is booming and the income is there but you must do the work and have passion behind. 

    Help people,  the money will come. I really enjoyed your article and will be applying the 3Ps.

    1. Derrick Daniels

      Thanks, Nicole for reading my article. I like the LAW acronym. I will adopt that! ๐Ÿ™‚ You wouldn’t believe that so many people think just building a website will bring in the dough! Their mindset is shattered when they find out how much work is really involved with creating/building a business. I get so tickled when the look of disbelief comes over their faces. Anyway, great blessing to you and to building your business. Again, thanks for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hi

    It is still amazing that people think you have to put little effort to achieve success, when the opposite is true. It is important that people are realistic about their goals and their dreams. It is better to aim low and over achieve than aim high and let yourself down. We all need to push ourselves  and to do this, we must deliver a can do attitude.  Otherwise we quickly make excuses and we will become discouraged  and eventually give up. I think you have to sometimes bring yourself to earth and realise that there is no free lunch in this world. 



    1. Derrick Daniels

      Hi Antonio, and thanks for reading my article. It is surprising how many people think this is easy. Some of my family members thought building an online business was easy until they started their project and found out how much work is involved and he quit. This past week another family member asked me to post their poetry online. So, I asked where online do you want me to post this info. and they have no answer. People think what we do is simple until they actually reached the details and the losers quit and the winners dig deep. Take care and great blessing with your business. 

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