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However, I have yet to generate a usable income form those visitors and my target is to get to 10,000 per day.
That said, I consider my website to be a success and I have built it up out of nothing. I'm actually quite proud of it and my forum community hosts some of the most knowledgeable commentators in my arena. I have made some very dear friends through their participation in my website and I have sure learnt a great deal.
What is your benchmark for success?
Success is then a step toward those targets, be it income, profit, visitor numbers, visitor participation ... depending on the site.
The sites where I have set formal targets do much better than those that I set up 'for love', maybe because I monitor them more closely, and realign them if they aren't performing. While the 'personal interest sites' are allowed to do much as they please.
Much the same with web sites, is it fit for purpose and meet the targets appropriate for that purpose?
Then I started a hobby site, as a hobby and something to inform others and learn from them. Again a success, my knowledge and those of my audience increased and it was fun. Again, no money was earned.
Then I placed a couple of ads on it and realised that money could be earned. I increased the earnings above expectations, still only pocket money, and deemed the site to be a success.
The site then turned into a money-maker and eventually, with the help of a few other sites, the sites enabled me to leave my job and work for myself full time. Now that really was a success. Not only for me but for my family, I can spend more time with them.
So in my view a site is successful if it achieves the aim you have set, however humble or major. The definition of success will change as time goes on and as far as I can see, a webite(s) can provide you with almost unlimited levels of success.