Welcome to my first thread ever! So I have been lurking around BHW for probably over a year until I created an account a few months back and have really been inspired reading & learning through other peoples journeys. I want to share my journey in IM over the next few months and see if I can get to $100 per pay in the next 6 months (I guess this is my new years resolution). What I have done before: - So I have tried a variety of projects though social media marketing (YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter), affiliate marketing, PPI, and even surveys (which was a total fail...). - I have probably earned only ~$200 after a year in a half. - Currently I have one small affiliate site that gets all it's traffic from social media and makes $10 a month. I also have a small software site that makes about $30 a month. Lastly I have recently ranked a small niche site with SEO for a game download that receives all of it's traffic from google and has started making me $100 a month. Keep in mind that I am a 16 year old college (running start) student so I don't always have a lot of time, but over Christmas break I have dedicated a large portion of my free time to developing a very premium affiliate website that is in the technology niche with a unique new post - product every day. My Plan: - This new site is the kind of website that relies on social media / content going viral in order to make any really money so I have set up a new Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ (not sure if anybody uses G+ but whatever..) - On my free time I will try to follow and like at least 50 people a day on every social network (except G+ & FB). - Post one new item on the site every single day and post (the same item) on every social network. - my site is a lot like ThisIsWhyImBroke, ShutUpAndTakeMyMoney Except: 1. I want to give 10% of affiliate profits to resource foundations to create more tech (which is what my niche is about - Along with it being "noble" I believe this will give people intensive to purchase from my site) 2. I am more specific about my category and as I mentioned it's about cool Science & Technology products. 3. My layout is very simple and has many similarities with the mentioned sites so boasts a very simple layout and is extremely dynamic (works well on every device) 4. I do embed YouTube videos with every post in order to further entertain and provide some extra content with all my products. - I have only signed up with two affiliate programs including amazon and might join thinkgeeks affiliate program soon. - Eventually (in maybe one or two months) I want to build and market a huge freeware site for PPI using SEO and YT but will detail that a bit later. - I Have 2050 fb likes (only like 50 are real), 1.1k Instagram followers (100 are real), 230 Tumblr followers (all 230 are real), and 1180 twitter followers (about 200 are real), and Google+ doesn't matter :cow04: - I will consider doing REAL giveaways in the future with submissions through surveys once I have more followers. My Goal: - Reach 10k real followers on all platforms - Make $100 dollars a day (or about $3000 a month) Last Notes: I really want to be honest and real with the way I will make money online so I want to make all my money without any scamming. With all that being said (written..) please feel free to ask any questions, leave any suggestions, and I will try to update my progress at least twice a week!