When I saw all of the information on this site, I began to feel like I've found the missing peace of information. If I were only to read all of the posts, and extract all of the information, I'll be rich in no time...
After reading and observing this forum for a while, I came to the following conclusions. There are 3 kinds of people who post on this forum.
Newbies like myself, who are not making any money, but really believe in making money, and dream of the lifestyle. They constantly make plans, and start post titled something like follow me on my journey to make $100 per day, and they usually fail.
Fakesperts (fake experts) who are keeping newbies dreams alive, by providing them with tons of information and semi-fake earnings, most of which they make by selling stuff to the newbies.
Real Experts, this guys don't show up often because they are busy doing real work. When they do post, they provide very insightful information. It is also apparent from their post that they work harder than an average person at a regular job. They are well organized, and they deliver. They may be living the dream in terms of lifestyle and money, but they sure do put a lot of work to get there (no 4-hour-work weeks there).
So what is the point of me typing this post? For myself primarily. The best way to get a grasp of an idea, is by trying to express it to others in a comprehensible manner.
I think it is important for me to realize, that my chances of making it, in the online marketing are very small. And while I will not give up on my dream, and will continue to work on it, it is important to remember, that this is only a hobby, until I am able to earn real money with it.
And since for now it is only a hobby, I cannot let it interfere with my normal responsibilities. And it does mean that I need to get a real job, to pay my real bills. And that time I spend reading warrior forum is not work or business (because I don't make money of it), and it's OK to do it in my free time, but I should not make it my first priority.
So while I love my hobby, and I do believe that one day I will be able to turn it into a real business, it is important for me to remember that I don't know when and if it will ever happen, and until then I must take care of my real responsibilities (college education and a real job) first.