NOTE: if you are looking for sick n twisted methods to bank for yourself this journey might not be of your interest. This is more about me rambling and trying to keep myself organized and focused. Alright alright. I'm trying to keep it short or this will take me the whole night. Background I'm 24 years old, theoretically I'm a university student but this year has been almost a year off due to personal reasons. I stumbled upon BHW on December (that would be a whole story itself) and I was blown away - why haven't I discovered this place years ago? I enjoy being alone more than most people, thus it might not come as a surprise that I spend most of my time on computer. I'm not socially awkward or anything, I'm just not a fan of most of the people. I also don't enjoy waking up early in the morning and I find myself most productive late at nights. All these combined with some other stuff made this site seem like a heaven and I was really intrigued by the thought that I could somehow be able to make a living out of stuff I do at home. I play a video game competitively and practicing this takes a bunch of my free time. The Journey This is the hard part as I don't have a certain step-by-step plan in my mind. I guess I'll treat this thread more like a (hopefully interactive) diary. I don't have an end goal. I'm hoping I could some day make a living out of this stuff but only time will tell. Sub-Goal: to be honest I don't know if this is something I will achieve, but in the end of the summer (I'm on vacation for the next three months or so) I'm hoping to be banking $50/day. If I do this I probably won't enroll for the next semester and try to go big on IM. Methods Stuff I have done Amazon Affiliates Site 1: authority site on a topic I'm very knowledgeable. I'm going for some really competitive keywords but this is a long term project. Total Earnings: $189.09 | UV's last week: 1177 Site 2: a micro niche site that I'm still struggling to fill with enough content. Low comp kw's and yet still ranked on the second page. I need to put some effort on this. In addition I have three sites bubbling under - projects that started with a breeze and then were quickly neglected. I have a bad habit of having tons of ideas on which I lose interest relatively fast, this is an area I need to work on really badly. Plus I'm a goddamn slacker, doing work for myself is a double-edged sword; it's the most rewarding type of work but I'm the worst boss I've ever had - I have a hard time getting myself to do work. Hopefully this thread will help me concentrate. Stuff I'm about to do Jump into IG marketing: if I'm one of the lucky ones to get a giveaway license on GramDominator, I will binge read everything I get my hands on about this subject. I've already browsed through some inspiring journeys here and got a few ideas. Some accounts will fit nicely on a few sites I'm working on (fashion niche) but to be honest IG is a whole new playing field for me. I've read some horror stories about getting sued over using anything else but your own photos, but this is a bit extreme ain't it? I have four more sites in the progress. Bought 2+2 sites from vendors here at BHW on niches that I've been doing research on. I'm not expecting to get instant money making machines straight out of the box, but I think they have the potential to be a nice kickstart to get the juice flowing. I'm somewhat pedant on things I do so I might end up rewriting and redesigning the sites but it's easier than start from scratch. I might include reviews of these vendors if you guys are interested. Properties GSA SER (w/ CB & indexer) Kontent Machine 3 subscription 10 semi-dedicated proxies 301 Nuke Handful of sites Shit ton of unorganized ideas and knowledge TIME Probably something else I can't remember now as I'm writing this from bed. Well, that was probably the most poorly formed and written piece of text that I've ever written but it feels good to get it off my chest. I'll try to form the updates in a more understandable manner. Let the summer of work begin - here goes nothing.