A newbie comes across BHW in a google SERP perchance and is completely blown away by what he sees: the money-making methods/tutorials, the inspiring journeys, the downloads section, the no-nonsense moderators, the friendly bickering and the interesting forum fights. He tells himself "this is what I've been looking for all my life. Yes! I can make bucket loads of money just by joining this forum." He quickly registers as a member and start browsing the forum regularly. Fast forward to like 10 weeks after. He has tried a couple of methods with $0 profit. He has even lost money. He started having a rethink: "am I on the right path?" "why can't I make anything on a method the OP has called the easiest?" "am I so dumb?" Well, this is my story so far on BHW. I joined last year and I've not been able to make money using any methods from this forum. Yet, I'm not giving up. What I did is to take a deep look at my failures and share what I've learnt with fellow newbies here. Maybe we can learn one or two things from one another. 1. Many methods in BHW are over saturated. The first time you visit BHW you are transfixed by the amount of information coming at you from all angle. Chief among these are the money-making methods and tutorials but it wont take you long before you realize you can't make any money by following the OP word for word. That's why you keep hearing the more experienced members say "take a method and add your own twist to it" or "think outside the box". It's so easy for them (older members) to say that but for beginners, these advice will open a new kind of problems. What kind of twists should I add? How do I think outside the box for this particular method? 2. You Need Determination and Perseverance to Succeed I constantly come across the following scenario on BHW. Some good-natured members will post an excellent method that newbies can benefit from. Then a senior member of this forum will come and bullsh1t the OP and the method. As a newbie you decided to go with the OP and use the method. Along the way, little hitches start showing up here and there, then fear. You start thinking about the criticism of the method, "maybe that other guy was right afterall...maybe it's impossible to make money from this method...maybe the OP is bullsh1t." Then you abandon the method all together and come back to the forum for another method. Well, I could go on but these are 2 of the reasons I've not been able to make money on BHW. And to solve them I've decided to have as mentor an experienced member of this forum, somebody who can guide me when I reach a dead-end. What inspired this decision? Last month on the WF I was going through a thread in which the OP posted the url of his website and lamented that he couldn't make any money. When I saw the contribution of WF members I quickly send a pm to a couple of them and asked them to please review my site for me. Only 1 person replied but the advice was invaluable. I now believe that to succeed on a forum like BHW, you'll need a mentor.