First of all, instead of reading threads like this, go and do work after you read this. I know this is going to sound stupid, but, it's simple and has worked for me. 1.) Delete any and all eBooks, there shit. 2.) The CPA companies give you lots of tools! USE THEM! 3.) Listen to country music! - I know this sounds ridiculously crazy, I used to fucking hate country. It seems to keep me focused better than any other music played. (or Jack Johnson types of music) 4.) Don't work in your room, if you have wireless, go work in the kitchen or living room. Somewhere that has more windows and natural sunshine. 5.) Go for a walk or workout everyday. It releases endorphans which make you happier. What's the point of making money if you're depressed? 6.) Always make IMing 2nd to family/friends. You're providing for your future/family, You want to make alot of money so you can have that MILF wife, even they won't like you if you're an online addicted dickhead no matter how much money you have. 7.) Don't watch TV or play games while you're IMing. Whether you dedicated 1 hour or 12 hours a day to IMing, it should be all IMing related. Don't get IMing work confused with IMing management (I.E. checking stats every few hours, which I encourage) 8.) As stated in 7, IMing management by checking stats, and writing them down is important as anything. Figure out what days are the best to do what you're doing and focus more time on those days than others and make more money. Try to check your stats every few hours, (I.E. - Mobile device with web services) 9.) Don't get into 10 million different things - trust me, you'll fail. This is one of the biggest reasons IMers fail, they try to Autoblog, eWhore, CPA PPC campaigns all at once. If you're making only a little bit of money at what you're doing, then obviously you're doing something right, so keep on doing that one thing, on a bigger scale. 10.) DO YOUR RESEARCH - I can't stress this enough especially with PPC campaigners, if you're about to drop 1$ per click on a keyword, you better be spending a full day doing research about advanced CPC options, Average CTR, conversion and especially irrelevant search&click results. 11.) Write down your ideas on paper! I don't know how many times this has helped. Sometimes it takes a rough draft idea or written plan before things can click and be perfected. 12.) You might take a few bumps, If you lose a few hundred or even thousand, sometimes it takes motivation like that for people to actually put the work in and be successful. 13.) LAST BUT NOT LEAST - Actually do the work, don't just sit on your ass just wishing you could make money. Alot of people fail because they think it's going to be easy from those infomercials they see with people on the beach saying they earn 12k/day doing nothing, that's not the case, you have to be smart, innovative and but also willing to learn. You don't have to agree with these, it's just what I do and it works. Take it how you want.