When I first got into IM back in 2009, these kind of posts always inspired me so hopefully I can help get some of you fledgling IMers motivated here.
Biggest advice I can give - ALWAYS celebrate your achievements....no matter how small! This is important when you're first starting out because it can be a challenge to stay motivated if you aren't making very much right away. In my first month with adsense I only made about $15, but I was pretty excited about that because it proved to me that making money on the internet IS POSSIBLE.
Remember, the #1 reason for people not succeeding in internet marketing is because they give up! They only make a few bucks or maybe even nothing in the first few months and then decide that this stuff doesn't work. In my whole first year I don't even think I made $1000 total, but I stuck with it because I just flat out believed I would make this work.
I think another thing that separates the people who succeed in IM from those who give up, is that they make their work an obsession. And notice that I said the word "WORK". This success doesn't usually come easy, despite what many sales pages for IM products would have you believe. You do actually have to work at it!
So to sum up, here's newBum76's magical formula for IM success:
1. Celebrate the small victories to stay motivated.
2. Be willing to actually WORK for your success.
3. Don't let warrior forum distract you from work too much, make yourself stay off the site for a week to break the addiction if you have to.
3. Make your work an obsession!!!
Sorry to disappoint anyone reading this for some SEO or backlinking tricks (maybe someday I'll share some of that stuff) but trust me, the above advice is GOLD....don't underestimate its effectiveness because of its simplicity! Good luck everyone, work hard!