I've been around BHW in one way or another for almost two years now and in those two years I learned pretty much everything I need to know to make a killing in IM but I didn't. I didn't because I couldn't focus for me more than 15 minutes on work and at the end of the day I didn't have to, I was comfortable. I made a decent living but every night when I get home I would be bummed out because I procrastinated my whole day reading tech blogs and watching movies. Learning how to do something was never a problem for me, I learned a lot about SEO and IM in general in just a few weeks after I found out what IM is and I started building sites, but keeping it up was the real problem. Before I got my act together I only made 2 sites (both of which were making money) in one and a half years. I knew that i needed to do something but it just seemed like I didn't have the willpower to do any work, but that wasn't the problem at all. I got my first epiphany after I bought myself a Macbook Air and just sat in a cafe one morning and started writing for one of my sites, in 2 hours I had 5 finished articles and it was so easy it didn't even feel like work. I did that for a couple of times and it worked out every time, when sitting in the caffe I didn't waste time because I had a sense of discomfort as strange as that sounds, I'll explain in a second. I soon realized that I was productive at the cafe because I was alone, when you're alone in a public place and everybody else is with someone you want to feel like you belong there, like you have a purpose and that's what pushed me to work, be and it was very effective. However I knew that I can't sit in a cafe for 10 hours a day, I knew that if I want to succeed I would have to learn to be just as productive in the office. Before this happend I regularly tried productivity techniques but all of them only worked for a day or two and then I would just get back to slacking off and it took a while until I realized something. There really is no secret, no magic technique that will make you productive over night You just have try over and over again If you are building links for your site and you get distracted, get back to work as soon as you realize that you're distracted, it doesn't matter how long you work, you just have to keep trying. Sooner or later, if you try long enough you will get into what people call the flow or the zone, work wont feel hard anymore, you will just do it without even thinking too much about it. That's all there is to it. The second thing is sustainability, to succeed you need to do something over a sustained period of time and to do that you have to love what you do or have some other kind of motivator that is equally as powerful. Money usually isn't a good motivator because as soon as you have enough money to be comfortable you will stop working hard. This is different for each person but for me it was the thrill of success. After you become good at what you do it will become addictive, you will want more of it, this is what you will be thinking about the first thing you get up in the morning and the last thing when you go to bed. Everyone is different but you need to find something more than the profit motive, that usually isn't enough. You genuinely need to be passionate about what you do, because it is very hard being good at anything, it takes a lot of work and if you either don't love what you do or you're not passionate about it, you've already failed.