I remember 2 years from now, I had just quit an online game called Runescape. It was 2009, and I had a great idea about where I would end up... one day. I had created a forum about Runescape servers, and it lived for 3 months. The forum generated around 2,000 visitors a month, and the great thing was that I had no idea about my progress. It's odd how I never even knew about SEO, blogs, affiliate marketing, and all of that other stuff, though. I wonder where I would be right now (if I had just kept that forum)? After 3 months of running a forum for a Runescape server, I discovered blogging. It seemed like the best thing that would ever happen to me. Furthermore, I remember the day vividly. It was the day I really felt enthusiastic about something - for the first time ever (in my entire life). I purchased an ebook, which was the first thing I had ever bought online (the ebook cost over $70 if I remember). It explained a lot of thing that I had no idea about, and it even explained how to market myself. Little did I know that the ebook was just the same as the other ones I would buy in the coming months and years from thereon, though. I did EVERYTHING the ebook said and even stuck with it for 2 months flat with determination. Those 2 months I worked hard on, which I contributed to over 9 hours a day, steadily faded. My progress was merely evidential. I started to wonder if I had let my parents down on the money I invested in these 2 months. There was literally no cash at all. I read the ebook about 7 times, which was more than enough that would eventually conclude me to understand its values in and out. I lost faith, belief, and most of all... myself. The whole idea was to make a blog about what I loved to do (drawing and playing runescape servers). I fell out of my comfort zone with stress. So, 5 months later -being a year now, I had by then purchased around 3 ebooks. I invested around a total of $800. This was due to additional online tools, which the ebooks required. Everything I did seemed hopeless (even though I still tried). It was around 11 months, and I finally turned 18 years old. I woke up with tears seeping into my ears while thinking about how much of a failure I was. Here I am about to become a man, or next to be the man in only a few years, with the most talked about goal of all time: being an entrepreneur by the time I turned 18 years old. I simply did my regular routine after smearing my tears with the palm of my hands. That was making my bed, brushing my teeth, taking a shower, putting on my clothes, and back again to my domain: the computer. Back again to doing what I do best: nothing more than tomorrow. Just like I've said, though, nothing more happened. It was just the usual. So, I stopped for a few months, up until March, and began again. This time spending more than the usual, and this time being the last of all. I found this site (BHW...) and stared at all of the achievements that went on with so many users here. I also signed up and did a little questioning. A few days later, I went to visit Rob Rammuny's site about blogging. I instantly discovered that he was offering a free video tutorial about doing affiliate marketing with youtube, and I actually bought into this idea simply because it was FREE. So, I bought a $97 product called OptimizePress and used the tips from the video. A few days later of work, I had only 2 - 5 visitors a day that would come to my site. None of them opt-in though, which was one of the most relevant of my concerns. Then, another day passed by, and I woke up to a youtube account suspension. EVERYTHING that I had ever did was shattered to trillions of billions of pieces. I completely gave up and started questioning the users of OptimizePress. They all confirmed to have made a sale with the product. I asked them about generating and driving traffic, but none could give me information that worked - as i had tested them before (article marketing, directory submission, commenting on blogs, etc., etc.). So now, I've decided to give up on my goal.