You either spend money or time.
Don’t be fooled that someone who made it did it only by spending time. Those with substantial success in reasonable time invest both time and money to explore, learn and apply what they learn.
Spending money to save time is smart so do that if you can.
Two other things you’ll need other than time and money are energy and willpower so see how you increase and conserve both.
The problem when someone is starting from scratch is that they don’t have many resources.
At that point plan to spend the minimum you can on your learning.
Use that learning to increase your earning.
Then invest a bigger amount in your learning.
Keep on increasing the investment in your learning as you grow.
And while you are on the journey, know that as long as you are willing to pay the price, you’ll get there.