Hello blackhatters, as most of you already know by now, my name is Alex and I'm "new" here. I'm 18 years old and currently living in Barcelona, Spain. This is a thread which I plan on using to stay focused on my methods and to share my results so others don't make the same mistakes I do (hey you might actually learn something useful). History: + I started messing around with "IM" when I was 12. + I made my 1st bucks filling out surveys on TT and CC (worked like a slave for 150 a month haha). I did that for like a year and a half until I realised that it was a waste of time and got bored. + Took a break for a while and when I was 14 I started messing around with YT + SC. I thought I was the king of the world making 20 a day from games and hacks videos. Six months after starting the SC gig I quit because my videos were being taken down on a daily basis and it was too much of a hassle (I was also a bit scared haha). + Took a longer break and when I was 16 I wrote my own ebook about the things I had learned with YT and my experience so far. It was a pretty standard ebook but I thought it was a masterpiece since it took me like 2 weeks to write it. I suprisingly sold 200 copies at 10 a pop (it felt like I made a killing - 2,000 in around 3 weeks). + Last year, when I was 17, I decided to take a stab at CPA. I found a great method here on BHW regarding DA, it felt like a goldmine. I bought some imacros scripts, made accounts on DA and stared sending out messages. It was very careless of me to send visitors directly from DA to the cpa but I was careless and had not idea. Also, I was only using 1 network. After about 2 weeks of doing this method (and 150 spent on scripts and private proxies) I reached payout day. I was very exited because I was hitting more than 1100/day using this and was actually thinking of doing this fulltime. To my surprise, on payday, I received an email from my affiliate manager saying that my account had been terminated, reason: spamming on DA... After this epic FAIL I was literally crushed because I really needed the money and the network (which is going to remain anonymous) kicked me while I was down. I took this to the heart and didn't get up on my horse (most people would have kept on trying the DA thing but my way of thinking was: cut your losses and move on). I haven't done anything related to IM in the past year since I've been really busy with my highschool exams and getting into a university (I'm currently in my 1st year of Economics). That being said, I can't dedicate full time to IM since I have to go to school everyday and social life is a very important part of my life. This is the introduction and I will post my methods as replies to this thread. Goals: Well I know this is kind of strange for a journey thread but I don't have any numeric goals right now because I'm honestly not sure what I'm capable of (this can be interpreted in a good way or a bad one). My current goal right now is to be happy and I personally think that money has a lot to do with this (definitely not everything). Wish me luck "Make the money, don't let the money make you!"