First a little definition - the base level measurement of 'success' from internet marketing, according to me, is owning your time, being location independent, being free from tasks, and having a 'good' passive (or almost passive) income. Sure, you build on it, and build it some more, but I say one is already successful when they meet these criteria - it's all just numbers after you own your time & location. So here's the problem: when you don't spend your time doing 'things' to earn an income, what does one actually do to fill their time, in the long term? Sure, there's the usual suspects like "travel, go out with friends, find a hobby, read, spend time with the family" blah blah blah, but I'm here to say that those things don't feel very fulfilling after they've been at the core of your life for a significant period. In a past life of 'real' offline businesses, it was quite different - because even as I was free from 'work', there was at least an office to go to each day and pretend that I had work to do, even if I just drank coffee and chatted to my business partner and staff. Also a rather meaningless existence, I'll admit, but it wasn't quite so obvious because I felt occupied. I presume I'm not alone in feeling utterly bored when I don't have 'work' to do... I truly wish I was the type of person that could get joy from reading, or gardening, or... whatever. But it doesn't excite me.