Here we go again. Except this time, I MEAN IT. I've been interested in making money online for many years. In my teens, SWIM may or may not have been involved with a shadier side of online revenue generation.. but those days are long gone. I'm now 24, living in NYC, and struggling to balance a a restaurant job, acting classes, auditions (3 this week, yay!), and psychoanalysis. I've been here before, planning and promising -- just look at my last failed journey -- but this time I'm determined to Not Give Up. The support I've been observing on this forum is amazing, and users like EnfinDebout and GreenHustler are really inspiring. As are more senior members like Freddyjames, meathead1234, and t0mmy. Financially I want to get to a place where I can quit my restaurant job and make $2500 USD / month. That's my baseline. Obviously I have bigger dreams, but if I can get there.. I'll probably cry. My Goals -Resist the urge to give up This will be HUGE for my self esteem. -Ask for help when I need it Rather than beating myself up or stubbornly feeling like I need to "go it alone", I'll ask for help if I've exhausted my resources. -Learn how to help others both by my example and in more direct ways I want to grow from a place of gratitude and support. If I'm able to become financially empowered, I'll want to empower others to do the same. -Make time when there is none - especially when I'm tired It's going to be tempting after a day of appointments, obligations, auditions, sweltering NYC heat, subways, waiting tables in Midtown, to just go to sleep. Or invite a girl over. Or watch YouTube. I want to make a commitment to myself right here and now to resist my urges let myself down. I will ruthlessly put in my honest efforts. Massive action. What I've Done I researched CB products in the dating niche and settled on 4 (and requested review copies) that I hope will convert well. I'm a little unsure about how to gauge their viability, or, what distinguishes a good lander from a shit lander. A lot of them look totally cheesy and spammy to me, but then again I tend to look at the internet from an IMer's perspective. It has 71 Grav and is the most popular in the niche on CB, but I just can't believe people actually buy this stuff! I can't post links yet, but if you search Tao Of Badass on CB, that's one of them.. I bought a niche related .com from godaddy for 99c and got it hosted on my ultimate account on hostwinds. I pay $6/month for unlimited shared hosting and have always had great customer support from them. Definitely recommend. I installed the newest Divi and got to work trying to make it look nice. Design isn't my strong suit, so while I hear many a veteran say it'd take them an hour to get the whole site with affil links, reviews, and articles all set up.. I've been at it for about 4 hours now and am about 50% done. Still, I'm happy to have taken action after literally months of feeling guilty about not doing so. What's Next Tomorrow I have to leave my apartment at 3pm for work. It's now midnight.. I plan to be at my computer working 9am-2:30pm, which means I should be able to finish off my website and make it promo ready. I feel like once this hurdle has been cleared I'll feel a lot better and have momentum towards actually getting underway.