Of course, every good IMers I know all had to hustle the cheap way online when they first started. By that I mean, many had a "make money quick" attitude.
Did you guys spammed back then? I hope not!
Did you guys just randomly post on free classified ads back then to make a quick buck?
Did you guys just set up a banner-frenzy site on a free webhost hoping someone will click of them?
Did you guys bought a $1 PLR product and sold it for $27 to desperate people?
For many, it just take a simple mindset shift from being desperate to really being inspire to do greater things.
Many of "real" gurus success did not happen overnight -- some took years of changing their belief system, some had to "hustle" to make quick money really after learning from their mistakes.
Every master was once a disaster somehow, right?