I just wanted to pass this along for what it's worth. For everybody that is just starting out in your home based business...this is YOUR business. 1.Be ready to work longer hours in the beginning especially if you are wise and using free techniques to advertise. 2. Do not ever give up. Way too many people pack it all in right before they are about to make profit. I have seen it happen over and over. 3. Use your time wisely. Just like a regular 9-5 job, you must dedicate time to working your business. 4. Set realistic goals. Set short term and long term goals for your business. Evaluate where you fell short and fix it. 5. Have fun. This is your business and your future. Enjoy what you are doing. Think about it. Many people go through life without going after their dreams. You are going after yours. It does not matter if you are running an affiliate program, a blog, a shopping website or even a brick and mortar business of your own. You are doing what 95% of the population are not. Working for yourself and securing your financial future by your own rules.