Do you want to win in the IM game? Seriously, do you want to make a living in this industry or do you just enjoy the game?Nothing wrong if you are just into it for the thrill... the excitement... to learn new things because you find that interesting... BUT... if you want to win, if you want to make money, if you want to cash in on the time you spend in front of your laptop, you need to do one thing for sure and that is: Outwork the other guy! The other guy turns on his computer, reads his email, goes to his facebook, clicks on some of his favorites and blows a couple of hours a day. He may spend some time backlinking his sites, doing a SB blast, updating some content on his site and his total work effort is a whopping 4 hours a day mixed in with his PMing buddies, chatting on skype/msn/yahoo.etc... Nothing wrong with that if this is a hobby or if you don't need to bank. If you want to make decent cash, have money for nice things, have money in the bank for a rainy day or just like to have money period, you need to OUTWORK THE OTHER GUY. I can guarantee you that I am much less savvy when it comes to internet marketing, much less technical when it comes to html, EXTREMELY much less knowledgeable when it comes to coding but I can also guarantee you that 95% of you can't out work me. Internet marketing is a business and if you are in it you should treat it as such and in a business you have competition. You can either let the competition win or you can beat the competition... I chose the latter. I can't beat the competition with my brains; I know that and anyone that knows me knows that, but I can out work him/her. I can get up earlier, work harder and stay later. I can read more, try more methods, examine more software to make my sites ranks, experiment more than the other guy and those kinds of things make a huge difference when you are making a living, whether online or in a brick and mortar situation. So if you are not making a decent buck in this industry and you are spending time on the "leisure" sites, stop being a slacker and try and out work the other guy... heck, try and keep up my pace of work... I'm a solid 12 - 14 hours a day working and I'm neither as young as most of you nor am I as in as good shape as most of you. Get off your backside and get rocking and you'll see that the IM industry is not just a way to make a few bucks, it's a way to make a whole boat load of cash.