Hello my brothers and sisters, It feels really exciting right now. I have both reached my 1500th post and almost a 100 days on the forum. Why the 100 days are special? It's because I have never been in a forum for so long and at the same time been happy. (No lol I didn't get banned but I didn't meet anything like BHW either.) It has been really interesting and enlightening to be a part of the famous BlackHatWorld team. Thank you for letting me be a part of the fun and joy. I started out on IM when I was 16 years old (about 3 years ago). Reason? Nothing special, just wanted to have my hands full of bucks . If I went around asking my friends on how to make hard cash the easy way, they would say, mow the lawn, shovel the snow, paint the fence and blah and blah and blah. Of course, I did make a decent amount of cash from it but it was not what I expected to do. So I went to the internet and searched for : "How to make money fast and easy". All I found was some videos and blogs asking me to either complete a survey or buy a clickbank product. I know it is one of you guys . But I also found some decent info. Some of them suggested that I join a forum so that I can co-relate ideas and improve my strategies. I won't be going over the details as how many forums I joined but let us just say, I joined a whole lot of them and kept jumping from one to another looking for the best one. I found a few forums, put the ideas I found there to action, and pretty soon, I made my first cent. After, that things were pretty slow and on good days I would make about 15 cents or so. There were also days when I didn't make a single penny. But there were also a few days when I made $5.00. After 2-3 years I found BHW via another forum. I don't know what kind of magic you guys use but my earnings have been a whole lot better that before. I made my first $10/day and then $15/day and now I make about $48-50.00 on good and awesome days. The information I found around here is just pure gems lying around to be picked up. It has been a long way but I am finally where I always wanted to be. A place beyond my wildest dreams. Those 100 days were filled with knowledge, upset, happiness and glory. I have made some pretty sweet friends from around here. I have interacted with people from different communities and cultures. What BHW has taught me? Like everyone says, BHW has taught me how to make money. It has taught me to cultivate my talents. BHW is the only reason I am making any money online, and for that I am eternally great to the members of this great forum. BHW has also taught me how to interact with other people and respect their cultures. BHW has taught me so many things which I cannot list out in words. What makes BHW so special compared to other forums? The members! There are some people who aren't worth the time but there are people who are priceless. People who have taught me various things. I would also like to take this as an opportunity to offer my deepest thanks/gratification to both OldSalt and TheMoneyWizard. If it weren't for them, I wouldn't be posting this here. If I meet you guys in RL, I will buy you a soda (Because I don't drink beer). Please understand that these are not my only friends. The friends I have made will cover 3 pages...and I don't mean the number of friends I have on my profile. I would also like to thank the staff for bearing with me . Last but not the least, I would like to thank you guys for your great methods and for making me laugh sometimes...you know who you are . My AIM AND ROLE MODAL : This guy makes $x,xxx per day. I also want to be a heavy hitter like him and I am certain I one day will. He is a member here and I have been reading up on a lot of his threads and have gained a lot of knowledge. He is my secret role modal and I will continously be monitoring his posts and threads so I too can make 4 figures a day. Please don't ask me who he is. All I can say is he deals with websites something which is entirely different from what I do but I can learn My advice to newbies starting up : Just follow your heart. Don't ask how to make money but find a way and stick with it. When you see a useful thread, save the entire web page. Later, read them over and over. Ignore people and posts that are stupid. Stuff that BHW has helped me buy : I took the photo with an iPod touch which I also bought with the money I made from BHW. The PS3 was bought with money I made from offline stuff but 65% of the money I made after joining BHW (It is an old model which is why it was a little cheaper than others but I am happy). BHW has also helped me buy a HP Pavilion DV8 Entertainment PC. These gadgets are not much but they are certainly more than what I would have gotten if I hadn't found out about BHW. So, once again thanks to all the members of the forum. Thanks for making my life sweeter than what it could have been. Thank you for everything and God bless you all, RW.