I have been reading this forums for the past month or so and I read some amazing journeys about people going from complete noobs to IM wizards. I am overwhelmed by all of this information and I can't seem to start at something. I keep telling myself I am going to start tomorrow or next week, but when the time comes, I tell myself I can't do this because I don't have this software, or I don't have that skill, or this start up money. I think it's motivation since I have a history of doing nothing if I don't have a guaranteed or tangible return. If I see a guaranteed return, I will work hard as hell on it. In high school, I would cheat on tests and exams and charge each person $20 up front. I didn't think it would work but I saw that people were paying. I started to test out some cheating methods and believe me, I was a wizard at cheating by the end of high school and was making hundreds. This stuff obviously doesn't fly now. That saying, I think I need some motivation. Can you guys give me some personal stories of how you made your first $100 on the internet?