Here's what you don't want to hear (if you're the first kind of person)...
You're not going to get rich buying WSO's that promise lots of money with very little work. You're just going to get poorer, spending money you probably can't afford on a dream that isn't real.
Stop doing it.
Buy WSO's if you can afford them and you have some other motive, by all means. I do. I sometimes buy them just because I like the creator and want to throw some bucks his/her way. Sometimes I'll buy one because it's about a topic I want to learn more about. But I can afford to do that. Many of you cannot. So stop doing it.
Before you buy anything else, go find a mirror. Look into your own eyes, cut out the BS you tell yourself, and answer honestly: Are you ready to work? I'm talking about working without a boss to make you do it. I'm talking about skipping the ball game or the video game or the beach today because it's more important to do the work than it is to be entertained. I'm talking about making that same decision to choose work over leisure tomorrow, too, and the next day, and the next day. I'm talking about being prepared - really prepared - to work right now and maybe not see a penny from your efforts for weeks or months to come.
I'm talking about risking the real possibility that you may never see a penny from your efforts today.
I'm talking about these things because this is the stark reality of being an IM'er. It ain't fun and games, especially when you're just starting out. It's hard work. It's real work. It's taking chances and gutting it out when you really just want to sit there and "veg" out today, or this hour, or for the next few minutes.
It's not for pu&&ies. OK? It's not. Frankly, some of you reading this don't have what it takes. Save your money. Stop buying all the new shiny promises. Go get a job. Make a career out of working in a setting where someone else dictates your activities. Some people need that direction to be imposed on them. Nothing wrong with that. Being your own boss is tough. It takes discipline. It takes balls.
And guess what? Sometimes you'll do everything "right" and still fail. If you want to make it in this business, you have to learn another skill. You have to learn how to accept failures, take the hard lessons they always impart, and move on. You have to get back up, dust yourself off, dry the blood off your ego, and start it all over again.
Can you do that? Can you?
If you can't, stop making people here and elsewhere who play on your hopes to find an easy answer richer. Stop buying the crap that promises $25,000 a month from pushing a few buttons. It's a lie. All you're doing it enriching people who are cynically playing you.
If you have the stomach for the dark side of trying to make money online, pick something you don't hate doing that the consensus of experienced marketers tell you can be successful.
Then do it. To the exclusion of all the rest. See it through. Don't start one other project or idea until you follow the first one through to the end (win or lose).
Can you discipline yourself to ignore the shiny new objects that come along literally every day? It's incredibly difficult for many of us. But it still has to be done.
OK, that's enough. But it's enough. This is what you won't hear from many other marketers. Some of them want you to believe that it's easy, and that all you need is their next new thing. They need you to believe it because it's how they make their money. Stop giving them your money and answer these hard questions for yourself. No one else can. And until you do, you'll just continue throwing good money after bad and enriching BS artists who laugh at you about it.