Hello BHW, I come to you today to address an issue most of us have. This would be the ever so powerful metaphorical "Rock." Most of us start Internet Marketing, or Offline Marketing with the thought it will just be pick a field, learn about it a bit and go. Or in the case of a lot of people, copy a method exactly the way it is and expect it to be a ticket to riches. But often with this a lot of us find ourselves going uphill on a steady path to earning real income. And sure enough as we get closer to the top of that hill, we encounter a rock coming down at us, in this particular scenario we start seeing tree's, landmarks, animals, and all of these other attention grabbers. Then we become interested in what type of tree this is, what species of animal is that, how did that landmark get there? Now what im trying to say is we start learning a single field of marketing, and then we are struck with S.O.S or shiny object syndrome as most of us know it. Instead of addressing the rock or problem, we completely ignore how close to the top of the hill we are. And before you know it, you're going towards everything but the top of the hill. Lets check out the CPA Tree, the ClickBank Cave, and the Amazon Asociates Animal. Now its 6 months later and you're in exactly the same place as you were when you first started. Some Example Rocks. Doubt: A lot of us read or watch a method about how someone made money. The problem here is we end up doubting it works, or doubting we can do it. Failure: Others are afraid to fail, or fail alone. Shiny Object Syndrome(S.O.S): This is where most of us are. We see 10k a month here, 100k a year there, 3k a week somewhere else, and all we do is jump to the next thing and the next thing searching for that easy push button to riches. Lack of Funds: Now some of us might be in the situation that were short of or just straight up have no funding at all. No Skills: Often we have no skills at all, if it is technical, functional, or whatever. Time: Wether it be short of time from school, work, or making the transition from a full time job to being your own boss. Some Example Solutions: Stop f*cking around and just give it a try. Use the internet, you have the BHW community here to help, Google, YouTube, and many other resources to use freely. Ask questions, seek help don't face the problem alone. Learn some skills. In all the time you spend jumping from one topic to the next you could easily learn some useful skills. Give any time you can to working on it even if its just a little. Focus on one area before going to the next. Now a lot of people start with say Adsense then try to jump into CPA, for most people focus on one thing before going to the next. There are people who can take on the task of learning or mastering two things at once, but for the average person that's a no. Now some information from J.F.(Jim) Straw. "When you have learned that 2 + 2 = 4, you have gained a useful piece of "information." - When you have learned that 2 apples + 2 apples = 4 apples, but, that 2 apples + 2 oranges = 2 apples & 2 oranges, or 2 pairs of fruit, or 4 fruits, you have gained all-important "knowledge." Information is nice to know. It lets you answer the questions on tests(or when watching TV game shows). But, until you learn to use that information in a practical application, it isn't knowledge. Any child of 2 or 3 years of age can tell you that 2 + 2 = 4. They have heard it repeated over & over until they can repeat it themselves. But, when confronted with 4 apples, they are at a loss to apply that information. The same holds true for older students (and even adults) who can readily tell you that Einstein's Theory of Relativity can be expressed by the formula, E = MC². - Until they know what E, M & C stand for and can use the formula in a practical application, it is only information, not knowledge. A fine line exists between information and knowledge. That fine line is nothing more than "use." -- You can memorize bits and pieces of information all day, every day, every day, but, until you can actually use that information, it is not knowledge. Once used, information becomes knowledge, thereby, power." The Expressed Example. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE; whether they be self-employed or wage-earners, executive or common laborer, are seekers after knowledge. They absorb information from every direction. The information they can use becomes knowledge, while the information they have no apparent use for is simply stored on the chance that someday it may become useful. UN-SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE; on the other hand, claim to be seekers of knowledge, but they believe that knowledge itself can be imparted. Because the books they read, the courses they take, and the plans they buy contain only "information," they are forever disappointed. Because it is ONLY INFORMATION (not the "knowledge" they thought they were going to get), they never use the information and thereby, the knowledge they sought is lost to them forever. The point im trying to get to is, majority of the members in this community are well "informed". Now is the time to stop your rock and take action. There is only one equation to make money, that is you + work = money. Take your information put a twist, spin, or variation on it. Work the strategy and the money will come to you. To be serious about IM or OM you must treat it as a job not a hobby. Which ends with you going to the job and the money coming to you. Don't be afraid to fail. Trial and Error leads to success (unless the error leaves you dead or fatally handicapped). So for those very informed people stop learning and start earning. To those new people pick a field and start trying, you may find it isn't for you that's ok its trial and error. For everyone in general stick to one thing at a time, don't fall for the shiny object temptation, and don't sit around waiting for the push button goldmine as you're sooner to win the lottery. There's only one person who can stop your rock, and that is yourself. So whatever your rock might be, Doubt, Fear, S.O.S, anything it is stand your ground, stop the rock, and climb up the hill to success.