Perseverance in Home Business is Success Over Failure


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Perseverance is falling down 7 times and standing up 8 according to Japanese Proverb. For home business owners this could not be more true and the following post is about helping you find longevity and success through a spirit of Perseverance and determination.

Perseverance is a formula where failure leads to ultimate success.

When you enter a home business the fear in your gut is always one of failure but you hope for success. Today we will explore ideas on shaping success through Perseverance despite fear.

For nearly 17 years now I have been helping people find success in Home Business and along the way I have seen thousands of people fail but how do you define failure? What creates failure and what is it that separates the winners from losers?

My best assumption based on helping write hundreds of success stories and seeing thousands fail is the lack of Perseverance is the leading cause of failure. Simply put people quit moving forwards. Some get stuck in a rut settling for mediocre results and call it a business and others simply quit and spend a lifetime wondering what might have been. I have seen so many come so close to success, making all the right moves and then hitting an invisible barrier they set for themselves.

Successful Entrepreneurs and Failures Steve Jobs Quote

What are some barriers home business owners need to persevere through?

For home business owners it is often a fear of loss that drives failure more than anything. People come into a home-based business with unrealistic expectations. They think they can make it in 6 months so they give themselves just six months to turn a profit.

Many see promises of no-cost and low-cost start-ups but fail to realize that there are tons of hidden expenses like training cost and advertising, taxes, licensing, and sometimes you may see these expenses over a sustained time instead of all at once. They set a financial line in the sand and won’t budge from it despite time, not money will tell.

Mostly though, just can’t see failure as success, and thus to them, it is one failure after another instead of one learning step. One of my favorite images all time is one of a miner on the top shaft turning around inches from a gold mine and a miner in the next shaft over finding success through one more swing. THE ONLY WAY TO REALLY FAIL IS TO QUIT!

Perseverance is about staying at it when failures add up knowing that the lessons learned will add up and lead you to your dreams sooner rather than later.

Great Works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. Samuel Johnson

It takes a great deal of training to learn any business be it from Home or Offline. Even people who have graduated from prestigious business schools have found the school of hard knocks more than they had stomach for. I have personally seen people with online marketing degrees because the training they had didn’t fit with our reality and they were unwilling to accept that they needed a lifetime of learning and didn’t instantly know everything.

With a little Perseverance in education, you cut the number of personal failures in half. Find a mentor and let them show you their mistakes so you can make new ones of your own and you will soon surpass them. Fail to learn these vital lessons and you will find massive failure and will need to preserver through more obstacles than needed.

Going Viral a Short Film Lab Example:

Below I will be sharing some examples and quotes related to persevering in life as well as business but first I want to share a quick video example of how to succeed as a social media influencer through trial, error, and trial again. Watch as the Film Lab team dramatizes the path from zero to Going Viral, it’s a journey from internet nobody to internet influence with perseverance until success.

How Longevity Has Shaped My Business And Will Continue to Shape My Life.

I started my Home Business in January 2004. With only 14 years of offline management experience and no real formal education in marketing and no extensive experience with the internet in general I know the learning curve would be sharp. I had failed in several offline businesses by running out of cash before running out of a dream in a seasonal market.

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.

Still, I knew being an Entrepreneur was the life for me and my young family. So I started learning to affiliate marketing through new-found friends in an online forum called Adland Pro. Adland is still in operation today and offers a wealth of opportunity and one of the web’s largest online classifieds advertising destinations. I cut my teeth recruiting into make money online programs by recruiting out of Adland and the original MySpace.

By late 2004 I was a new blogger, and I had picked a few winners but mostly losers as I began program hopping looking for some fast cash everyone was promising.

I did OK in the fast cash of program launches but I also spent money as fast as I made it because fast money in, is fast money out due to the high cost of promoting new launches. I was putting back 80-90% of every dollar and never really getting much further ahead because I wasn’t building for the future. So I started blogging about my marketing journey and lessons I learned through my old Blogger weblog AMN Letter or Anderson Marketing News. I still own the old blog but don’t link to it because I don’t support Blogger as a viable platform any longer.

Maya Angelou Quotes on defeat and success.

The decision to start a blog began a change in my home business life. I was starting to build a following, spending fewer dollars on traffic generation, was working with a regular team, and more. By the time I started on the WordPress Platform hosted on my own domain and hosting I was starting to see great traffic and more money and above all more profits.

That was around 2005-2006 and by 2009 MVB was making over 700K visitors a month and I was able to promote our other business interest a Search Engine and Social Media Network hybrid called Kooiii. I went from hustling for bucks from forums and social sites to people coming to me in the hundreds of thousands and with money in hand. I was a CEO in a real online business and profits were not easy but they came every month. My Perseverance was paying off. I no longer program hop, I have a strong business sense, and despite a few health setbacks I have something to rebuild on.

10 Quick Quotes of Perseverance and Success.

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” –Thomas Edison

“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.” – Victor Hugo

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge

“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi Jr.

Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” – Gillian Anderson

“Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.” – Lord Chesterfield

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength but by perseverance.” – H. Jackson Brown

”We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller


In order to persevere one must be persistent in every effort they make for success. If you find a crack or rock in the path cross it with a skip and a jump because a mountain lies ahead to climb. You can choose to climb mountains or go around them but you must not use them as an excuse to turn back or stop. If you find a wall, build a door, find a forest start a trail but don’t stop until your goals and dreams are your reality. This is your home business success story now go with perseverance and write it.

Andy Zeus Anderson

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20 thoughts on “Perseverance in Home Business is Success Over Failure”

  1. Hello Andy, thank you so much for that really relieving article here. I’d really funny how people go into online businesses and wants to start making some really good money off it from day one and that is why most of them get scammed at the end. Taking time to look at a business and giving your best is very good and for me it’s the best option. Patience is key

    • Yes and sadly they don’t have the staying power to learn the reality and turn things around. They get angry, blame everyone and everything except themselves, and tell all their friends that online marketing is a scam. The truth is the scam is self-inflicted 90% of the time, not scammer created.

  2. Hi Andy, wow, how I loved loved loved reading this article for many different reasons. It hit close home and preserving is what I am aiming to do during my own journey to create an income inline. I know I am only at the start of my journey and but I am very committed that this is what I want. (I am sure you have seen many people like me).

    Your quotes and story are very inspiring and it was a pleasure reading this, thanks a lot for sharing this with us.

    ps, my mentor also told me the same as you share here with us, many people give up to early because doubt gets the better of people.

    Have a great day, and I will practice perseverance in my journey. I will remember, the only time I fail is when I give up.


  3. Thank you so much for all you shared Here. Definitely worthy to read from and also can help to reshape our mentality to focusing the need for perseverance. Honestly, nothing beats perseverance and diligence. In all, my business has always been lacking that little bit of consistency and having watched this, if there was one thing that I have taken away from here I’ve been my own distraction since with my attitude to my business.

    • Distraction and lack of personal focus on success indicators add to the fears we have of failure like fuel to a fire. We need a firm goal setting in small steps that we can record so we see the progress we are making. This goes leaps and bounds to stop you from quitting.

  4. In all you do, perseverance is very important, not only in your business but in your day to day activities, you need to have the mind that perseveres. This article is very valuable, it is very educative and it’s filled with meaningful words, perseverance helps you get through tough times regardless of how many times you fall into it.

    • Strenght comes in days of effort not one session of activity. You can not lose 10 pounds in a day or build a skyscraper in a week so why does one think you can grow a business online faster than the person investing 1,000 times as much into an offline business? The cost to start may be lower but the learning curve alone is one to make you realize this is not an overnight path to wealth but a marathon to real success. To shorten the path be sure to check out our review of Wealthy Affiliate here.

  5. Hey Andy

    Thank you for the inspiring article. I have been a victim of failure due lack of perseverance. Hopping from one program to the next or one idea to the next is the sure way to failure. You have plenty of beautiful quotes that spoke to me and they have strengthened my will to stay at it until it produces results.Thank you 

  6. Great read Andy, it took me a while to realise that there is no overnight, get rich quick scheme that works. As with any business, an online one needs hard work and dedication and long term commitment to make it work… it’s always good to have reminders of that, though – so thanks for the reminder and wishing you all the best.

    • Even of your focus is fast money opportunities like following launches and using paid ads and e-mail marketing while building free traffic systems like a solid blog for the future you need to know sometimes you will lose money, other times you will spend 80-90% of what you earn to get ahead with the next launch and this can last for years before you reach real success. Instead of focusing on the numbers you can potentially earn read and reread the part where the Guru says they spent 3-5 years and $20,000+ to finally find their secret.

  7. Absolutely perserverance and determination is a must mind set in affiliate marketing. Not to mention other areas of life as well. I have been at this off and on now for over 10 years. Off and on is what has held me back. Now for the past 2 years I changed that mindset to determination and perserverance. I fall I get back up quiting is no longer in my vocabulary. No more shiny objects or program hopping neither,you have to pick the best one and stick to it. Wealthy Affiliate is that one for me.

    • I am betting you are starting to gain a fair bit of traction now and even some stead commissions due to your new-found drive and determination for success. Thanks for the great comment.

  8. It seems like you have been in the online business for a long time now and that perseverance really gets you to success. I am only trying for a little longer than half a year and not so much success so far. So I want to thank you for the reminder that I really need to persevere and I will get there sooner or later! Can I ask you, how did you learn how to put up an online business?

    Best regards,


    • Hi Lizzy, the big thing is don’t overthink things and don’t go half in. You need to be sure and be your own cheerleader and you will make it. Have a great week ahead.

  9. Your personal story is very inspiring. As a beginner, I am aware that I have a few months of hard work ahead of me, obstacles in the lack of knowledge and lack of experience, and a multiple declines in motivation. And just like you wrote, perseverance will be the one that will take me forward. I admire and follow the example of people who prove with their experience that it is possible to succeed online. Thanks for this article, which is a great encouragement going forward.


    • Hi Nina and welcome to affiliate marketing. It is great to take my experience and see how it can positively affect the lives of new marketers. If our message of Perseverance has helped you it was well worth the time in this post.

  10. Hello Andy most inspiring article mainly because of the truths you state so well!  I enjoyed reading all the statements by successful people, who know that the secret to success is perseverance.  I have had quite some ventures myself in search of a quick buck.  Most of them were failures,  either because of hidden upsells or else because I saw too much work and I back off.  However I must say there were some scams too.  It is only now that I have started to realize that it is perseverance that I lacked, yes that was the main problem.  Those will easily quit cannot or do not yet see through this.  They have no vision, and they want results now.  I am sure that your article will prove to be insightful for those to are able to ‘get it’ and implement it.  On an optimistic note, if our past failures lead us to understand this one most important attitude, they will have served a noble purpose!

    • I agree, there are scams but many just see the amount of work and think can I really add this to my already hectic life? The fact is you have to if you wish to change your life and expect better results. You will not get ahead with someone else deciding your value but you can’t set a good value on yourself if you quit too soon.


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