If you are just starting out with IM don't give up so soon. It takes time to learn how to make the right steps before you actually start seeing success.
I have lost over $1000 with what I do, and have made over $30K. Even though I lost $1K, I feel it was worth it because I will never make the same mistakes again.
Just keep in mind that you don't have to spend a lot of money just to get big results. Also you don't have to latch on to the newest and most popular programs either.
Try focusing on forming an offline business, that you can take to the Internet. This is where your IM kicks in. Understand that IM may not take place until you are actively engaged in a business for more then 3 months.
It's great to show your face, and show yourself participating within the business.
Branding is all based on how you conduct business. Are you worthy enough to do what you say you are going to do. Does your product actually help people, or were you just told that it will help people?
Having an understanding of modern technology is also crucial to know. It's great that you know how to use a computer, now do you know how to use the components such as software that can be installed on it?
If you are wanting to earn income with IM then it's best to first, get it out of your mind, that yo uare not going to earn income with only IM. you will need funds from another source whether it be from Mc Donaldsd or from your current business you are already in and you want to expand on your marketing.
Think this over and if you have any questions, I will be available untiil June 25TH on this forum.
Have a great day