People say there is no secret to making money. While it may not be a secret, it seems this fact is not taken to heart as much as it should. I know there's a few similar threads on the forum like this, so allow me to just re-iterate, and put in a little bit of personal info. I come from a family who likes to dream big. And I respect that. I just have one problem: they never do anything about it. They are all bark, no bite. Big talk, no action. You get what I'm saying. I forget who, but I know there's a BHW user who's Sig is something along the lines of "if you believe you can, or if you believe you can't, you're right". I'm sure I heard an audible voice (Morgan Freeman of course) the first time I read that. I read a thread today explaining, in short that you need to stay motivated! Believe in yourself. Set yourself up for success and you will find it. http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/542083-method-how-stay-motivated-pareto-principle-80-20-a.html Once you're motivated, you need to have goals, and you need to figure out how you are going to make them happen. I see so many threads on BHW "how can I make money", and my heart just sinks. I die a little inside. My problem is not that people suck at using the search box, it is that they don't have goals. They don't have a plan of action. They just want the end result. You need to make a plan. My father told me once that I should make goals, figure out how I'll reach those goals and then write it all down and stick it up somewhere like the bathroom mirror, so I can remind myself what I'm working towards. Have a daily routine or some kind of milestone system. "Today I'll follow 50 people on twitter". Lastly, and most importantly, you need to do something about it. You can't win the lottery without filling in that little slip. Even easy money requires some form of effort. Stop wishing your rich uncle would die already and leave you that inheritance. You need to get up and do something. If tl;dr, here's my list of things to do if you wish to succeed: Get motivated Set goals Make a plan of action Take action! Hope someone finds this useful PS, apologies and please can a mod move this if it's in the wrong place.