After learning about IM/mmo last summer, trying to promote a product and failing (chose a wrong product) leaving im for a few months, coming back to it this January, trying to chase too many ideas at the same time (I have a folder with about a dozen of "how you can make money" posts from wf)
At the end of March I decided that I need to focus better or I'll never get any where with this stuff. So i chose a cpa product, made a simple but nice looking wordpress site, and decided that I will write 3 articles a day and submit them to ezinearticles and some other directories, as well as add a post to the wp site for better seo. I've also made a squidoo page, that I plan to update a few times a week.
The result? It's April 6 and I got my first sale today! The rush of excitement is awesome
Anyway, let this post serve as inspiration to all the warriors out there trying to get their first sale. All you need to do is come up with a plan and stick with it, and you will get results!