I read this section of the forum every day. I've found great motivation here and I appreciate the people who post positive motivational information! I started out by reading a thread somewhere that said if you want to get started in IM and don't know where to start, sell your services. So I decided to do that. I set a monthly goal and for the last six months I've hit it. It's kept me afloat and I am very appreciative for it. Also it's way better than going back to work in a call center. I just wanted to keep my head above water and I've proven to myself that I can do that selling my services. Now it's time to up the ante and earn some real money from my services while I learn the ropes of IM to make a more passive income. Thanks again guys, keep posting the motivational stuff!