Well by now you have heard it enough times, that you do have to have realistic goals here, but you do also have to do as many of the offers etc. as you can and remain consistent. If you look at Old Buddy's posts etc, he is always willing to provide information and has lots of good information throughout the forums. You can also Google his name and see some additional materials he has created for building referrals. If you look at his total earnings to date and realize that he has been here for a while with a pretty good number of referrals, you will then be able to put it all into perspective and set realistic goals for yourself. Maybe try to get 3 referrals in a month and then the next month again to remain consistent, if any of those referrals really catch on , help them to grow their referrals as then they will be able to cash out sooner as well. Bump up your goal to maybe 9 referrals in a month by the third month? I have not been active at all in seeking referrals so far but I might give it a try after the first of the year, depending on how time consuming it is, but the bottom line reality is and I think even Old Buddy would agree that you can't count on the funds you earn here to pay a mortgage payment or be a source of supporting yourself totally. Not to dampen your spirit, or anything like that, just a reality check. Hey if you can figure out how to make even $100 a month or a day or a week through this platform, go for it- I would never want to hold anyone back, but I would want them to be realistic on the way up.