The VERY reason why people fail is "desperation"
You might not know me personally but I've been in IM/HYP/Cycler/Autosurf/PTC/Cyclers/Doublers/MLM arena since 2001. That's hell a list but without any significant success until this beginning of 2011.
The first time I discovered moneymaking online was not in a legit way and it was all about HYIP (High Yield Investment Program). I and my family was in great financial trouble and I wanted to make money as fast as I can so I invested some $ into these HYIP programs. Since 2003 when Talkgold forum was created, I've been active member-turned-moderator until 2006 joining lots of programs like I mentioned above without definite direction. The reason: I was desperate to make money online... I had small success but overall, the total assessment was failed. Not because I lost money (I didn't), but because I lost significant amount of time.
I've been here earlier than my joining date taking some significant information and last 2 years before I joined WF, I created an ebook and sold it to DP. That time, DP was a little different compared to it's current condition. I still had a job that time and financial pressure was not a major problem. I sold hundreds of copies for $7 and finally, I considered that as the most successful part of my online journey. One thing I noticed to myself while doing that - unlike before, I do not count the money. I just enjoyed doing it. But the situation on that forum makes me feel different so I finally evacuated here. LOL
Now, I can't say I am making enough right now but I could tell you I can consider myself as a successful IMer, at least on my own way. My purpose of selling that ebook primarily was not to make quick cash but to test the waters of IM market as I never tried doing such thing before. Maybe I was just lucky or maybe not but I'm speaking based on my own experience - and I never felt desperate even before I started selling that ebook.
What I exactly I am trying to say?
If you go on rush because you are desperate to make money, then you are in the league of losers.
Every time a friend ask me "how to make money online", I just shrug, but every time a friend ask me "how can he learn what I am doing", I mentor him for free.
These are too different things. If you put money ahead of everything, you'll get lose. But if you put learning ahead of money, money will just follow. Passion on what I am doing is the key factor why I got this little success...
I invested significant amount of time learning without spending and without thinking if I earn someday and at last, all effort got paid.
To people who are just starting and/or who are not yet making any considerable amount of money, my advise is: put your heart into it. Do not force your self to do this and do that just because you see someone is earning from doing this and doing that. Feel your passion. Ask yourself which part do you think are you going to do good and focus into it.
Set aside the money. Don't get desperate because it will only lead you to nothing.... Sorry for this lengthy message but I hope it could leave you a little thinking..............
BTW, I lost my job last February 2 as a Manufacturing Supervisor but I never worried at all..and have no more plan to apply for another job...