Let's take just a small sample: in the last 7 days I found at least 12 new threads like this: "Help! I'm new in IM. Where do I start?" or something similar.
Clearly, after you read the posts in the threads, you find that they're not *really* newbies... they've been around for some months or something, spend money on Shiny Magic Buttons and discovered that:
a) there are no shiny magic buttons
b) there are a lot of things to do and learn before making the first $1
c) the amount of information they need to absorb is huge
d) everything must be done tomorrow before the course sold, before Google changes its algorithm, before the competitors also learn the trick, before the price rises, before, before...
It's just terrifying! So the majority of the newbies follows one of two ways:
1. Give up, the internet marking is not their arena (the majority, according some statistics)
2. Start searching for help, for someone that can indicate the path and give them a recipe (most of them end up in WF). And this is not bad.
Once for all, Internet Marketing is like any other business:
first, you plan
second, you find out what you need to learn to accomplish the plan
third, you need to take ACTION
fourth, you must work for a certain period of time, measuring your business, and do not expect brilliant results in the first 4-5 weeks
fifth, know your numbers and make adjustmens
This is a business, not a lottery with some "tricks" to win the big prize.
Manage your time (leave only a little for forum digging and to read free e-books or attend free webinars, INSTEAD USE THE TIME TO WORK), manage your numbers, keep your expectations and you'll get there.