So I have been on BHW for 8 years now. I , like many, have had their ups and downs. I have been around since the beginning when FB ads were flyers and when people were still making MFA sites. I have seen so many people come and go in this business and in fact not many of the people I used to go to summits with aren't even in the business anymore. I myself rarely go to adtech or aff summits anymore as I have 5 children. I still hang on to the good ole days. This has in some ways held me back. I am now considered an old man in affiliate marketing as I have hit the ripe old age of 38. Getting trapped in the past hurts your thinking as you are always finding yourself chasing the old methods. Now some are still working, but not many. I am giving a warning to all of the younger class out there. Make sure to evolve your methods as you grow or you will find yourself in a way of thinking that you are trapped in. The problem you have is that once you make money you want to repeat the methods. The internet evolves and so do the rules. Hell, for those of you that know the biz you remember the hayday of rebills. I built flogs like there was no tomorrow. Then onto downloadable toolbars. Those were a goldmine at one point. But as you know changes happen. What once was allowed is no longer allowed. There is a constant battle between affiliate marketers, advertisers and search engines. This will go on forever. I started my first online marketing campaigns in 1999 way before social media and when Ebay was still done with no credit cards by a handshake. LOL So what is the difference in Whitehat, Greyhat, and Blackhat SEO? The answer depends on when you asked. Many things that are considered blackhat today were whitehat years ago. What changed is how Google and other search engines perceive them. They have unleashed a barrage of techniques to hurt affiliates over the year and named them cute little animal names. Most of what you hear is BS online today. So the best advice I can give all marketers is that noone really knows what they will do next but rest assured, if something is working great today, be ready to evolve tomorrow. Never settle for just ONE thing. You have to have multiple strategies in place just in case that one method you use doesn't work tomorrow. Never stop evolving. Never stop coming up with new ideas. Never Give up on your dreams. The goal is to make money and to succeed. You will succeed if you always pay attention to the changing trends. And to be honest, I belong to so many forums, and this one, the BHW community is the only one you will find some honesty in. I have made a lot of money over the years and I have probably lost even more with trying different advertising methods. I have learned to not lose as much as I used to. If something is not working anymore just stop the insanity and move on. Read the forums and see the hidden gems that are still out there. Use the methods you see are still active but add in your own twist. When doing SEO dont be lazy and just spin the crap out of something that is not readable at all but do the extra work of taking 5 minutes to read the article you spun just to make sure it is at least somewhat readable. By taking a few extra seconds of your life you will see your efforts will pay off. When you see a tool that works use it but dont let that be your only weapon. I used to use GSA a lot but now for tier 2 to my money sites I use only Ranker X. Both are good tools but RankerX is definite my favorite. EDIT- "LOL Since I have been accused of this being a ad for RankerX which I have no affiliation with let me list for you services I think are amazing in BHW that I use regularly and in my opinion are the best of the best here on the forums. 1- http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/ca...high-da-domains-avg-da-55-flat-50-off.654231/ 2-http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/ga...-to-da-39-pa-38-unique-content-45-off.527332/ 3-http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/ge...tes-press-release-writing-submissions.433997/ 4-http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/rankerx-your-ultimate-link-building-tool.798556/ 5-http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/gs...inkbuilding-software-free-5-day-trial.447629/ So I am going to end my overly long post now and wish all the marketers in here the best. Read the BHW forums and pay attention to the posts and replies. Never Give Up and Always Evolve!