I joined about a week ago and have spent most of the week reading hundreds of pages. I love the community I see. I've noticed a lot of journeys start out pumped and then end after a few posts, hoping this one is different. I'll post every step of the way but I do have a life that pulls me away from the keyboard at times. Here is my intro that will help start this off: I'm a programmer and entrepreneur. By no means would I oversell myself as a pro programmer, but I've got some good experience. I also built a few crawlers for a company a few years ago. have to dust of some of those old notes because I think that will come in handy. I've always known about SEO but saw it more as an annoyance. Now I'm hooked. I'm in a bit of rush to start making side money because my parents really need my help. I have current income but a side business would be quite helpful. I know plenty of how much work it'll take and I'm thrilled to take it on. My goal is $2000/month from new side projects in the next 2 months and ideally requiring little maintenance time after initial creation. Yes that's a pretty big goal from what I've been reading but, I'll at least get close. I just started really learning SEO last week when I joined this site, but by no means am I a newbie to business and technology. Here is what I have so far (started a week and a half ago): 1 non SEO related service, started developing 2 weeks ago and its almost up and running. looks very promising. 8 niche ideas for afiliate marketing ( 2 good, 2 ok, 1 not too good, 3 not fully researched yet) 2 ideas for SEO services I can build amazon associates account since 2008 Plenty of passion and dedication =$0 seo/new side project income ( That will change soon, slowly but surely) I'm hoping to make my first sale in the next 4 days from the no-seo service I've been building. Lets see how it goes!