Right, where do I begin?! It has been a long journey with many ups and downs but in the end it has all been worth it. I sit here today now with a successful on-line business which generates me monthly profits of over $25,000. This is something which I would not have thought would have been possible a few years ago but it really is true when people say hard work and dedication pays off. BHW came to me many years ago and provided the basis of my internet marketing career although I've been doing this stuff for well over 10 years prior to joining BHW. The ideas and methods on this forum are actually priceless and the people and knowledge here is invaluable IF you know how to use it correctly. I do agree over the course of the last few years the quality of posts and methods have decreased but I can honestly say that A LOT of the older methods is where the money is at. In IM you need to build like you're building a house. You don't just have a house out of thin air, you first need to build foundations and carefully lay each brick until you have a wall and from there you can build into your mansion. So what I'd say is start off small and start off wise. Find a niche or market which you have INTEREST in. Interest is vital because if you don't like what you're doing the more than likely you will not care as much and eventually fail or give up. So always start with something you WANT to do. Remember this may not be something which you think is initially profitable but it will pay off in the long run. In the current market I see a lot of marketers looking for the quick cash and lazy profits system which is UNSUSTAINABLE! Yes it may work for a day/week/months but its not a business and certainly not something you'd leave a job for. I'm not saying don't go for quick cash methods but instead use these methods to INVEST into your solid business plan/idea that you have. The internet scene is like real estate and you need to build it up into a good valuable estate! (I see I'm talking a lot about houses not sure why lol). My motto is " Earn QUICK to EARN LONG ". The main message I want everyone to take home from this is that there is a wealth of knowledge and methods here which can be adapted to the current market and turned into a BUSINESS. It requires a little bit of lateral thinking and A LOT of hard work and dedication. It took me over 1 and a half years in my current business to get it to the stage it is at today and there was a lot of struggles during the time and many late nights and long days. As long as you keep focused and committed you will achieve what you want and make profit which is sustainable and long term. I know people will ask what I do, so here it is in brief: I work in the email marketing scene and have services which aids marketers in building and sustaining an email list as well as selling targeted email traffic to products. I have on-line products which are self-sustaining monthly subscriptions which bring in residual income without lifting a finger. I'm now one of the leading experts in my particular niche and no longer have to market my services as word of mouth brings in daily clients. I have returning clients due to my attention to detail to their needs along with of course kick ass products and traffic. The best thing about all of this is everything I make, I OWN. I do not have to wait for affiliate companies to pay me or risk or fear getting banned or shut down by a bigger body. This is where I think many marketers fail as their business is very fickle in the sense one outside factor out of their control could collapse their business. Now, it wouldn't be right in true BHW style to show a proof picture. So i'll attach one, but PLEASE do not: Message me asking for help on how to earn or anything else of the kind Actually, don't message me at all lol. Anything you do want to ask, ask in the thread. I may at a later date post in more detail about what and how I do what I do but that's for another day. Also, I'm aware that there will be some sort of flaming in this thread, but as long as some people get the message I'm trying to send then it would be worth it as people stepping up, taking action is what this community is about. Peace!