I bet most of the successful BHW members thought of this at least once. What if every noob who learned about IM would have the right mindset to succeed in this biz? What if everyone who joined BHW would be willing to put countless hours of work in just to learn the theory and after learning the theory they would put hundreds of hours of work applying that theory, seeing that it doesn't really work as expected in real life and twisting and tweaking their theoretical methods until seeing results? Now that would be COMPETITION and that would be less probable than an asteroid made of diamonds crashing in your backyard. All the time doing IM has taught me that people are really lazy and they get lured into learning IM world by the thought of big profits overnight but once they get a glimpse of the workload ahead of them they just start procastinating and thinking "meh, I'll do this tomorrow, now I'll just play videogames or hang out on forums, it's no rush, I know how to do this". And that's the lucky part of the quitters. Most IM quitters once they start understanding IM they get overwhelmed and say "this is too hard man". I've seen a trend in the last years of more and more people getting into IM and less and less people really being successful at it. In most ways IM is like the 1800's gold rush. Tons of people went in the unknown thinking they'll hit the motherload and strike it rich but when they got there and saw the working conditions, the backbreaking work, the fact that you dig 100 holes and only 10 have gold in them, the luck factor which plays an important part, they'd just run like hell and never look back, and all they were left with was a cool story to tell to their grandchildren. Tell me all this doesn't sound familiar regarding IM? I started IM doing SEO, and at the beginning I was the happiest to see my sites ranked, I didn't know what to do with those sites to monetize that ranking and I really didn't care. I was so happy that I put effort into something and that I saw the results of my work and that feeling keeps you up at nights smiling like a retard to the ceiling, makes you share it with all your friends and overlook the weird looks they give you and not mind the "what the heck are you talking about? you ranked a site.. waste of time mate" type of comments. I've read a story wayback of a man who went to Alaska during the late 1800's to take part of the gold rush. He had a small claim up some creek and he was really excited about it. He went there not knowing what to expect and started working on his claims. After he got there and worked some weeks, he started seeing gold, not much, but every flake for him was a victory. With time passing by he started seeing new neighbors working the nearby claims. But, once the months went by he saw them leave one by one, battered and defeated by the elements and the disappointment of not getting results. They all told him he was crazy to stick to that herculian work for the chump change he was getting. But he smiled to them and he stuck to it, no matter what, rain, snow, wolves, bears, other men trying to cross him and he did that happily, with a constant smile on his face, that's what kept him going all that time. One day he hit the motherload and got to be one of the most influent people in San Francisco at the turn of the century. I don't remember the man's name but I remember his story, and I couldn't care less if it's true or not. The point I'm trying to make is that if you don't feel like ranking a site or doing a cpa offer at 3 in the morning, IM is not for you and all the time you spend learning or doing IM will really be a waste of time. This game is not for everyone and in order to succeed doing this you must figure out if you really like doing it or if you're just hunting for the money. Rant over.