Let's say you could time travel back to when you first started IM. It could be a year ago, 10 years ago.. or even 10 days ago. If you could drop one hint of knowledge to your old self, what would it be? What was the one "aha" moment you had, that would have saved you hours of ache and pain had you known the wisdom you do now? My main advice would be a couple things. Relax when you have a bad day. IM is unpredictable. Just because you made $50 one day, will not mean you will earn that consistently every day. IM is unpredictable, and traffic changes. It's always going up and down. It's better to look at things from a monthly/annual income basis, rather than a "daily income", that's when numbers start to average out, and you get a clearer picture of what is happening. Also, I would tell myself not to get too discouraged at first, and don't give up too easy. It takes time to rank, it takes time to have pages indexed. Just because you busted your ass today does not mean you can respect results later tonight.. or even tomorrow. It could take weeks, possibly even months before your pages get indexed and you start to see the fruit of your labor. I would tell myself to keep pushing on, and keep doing so. It's human nature to want immediate results, but IM is not like that. Keep pushing as hard as you can and give it everything you have until you're absolutely positive it's time to move on.