Hey guys. I have been lurking on this forum for a little while now, and I think it is great. A lot of you people have a lot of knowledge and talent. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone on here would mind being a sort of 'guide' for a newb like me. Please don't get me wrong. I am not looking for someone to "show" me how to make money on the internet. I really am not looking to come off as one of those "how do I make $500 in the next 5 days?!?!?" kind of people. I am very dedicated to getting somewhere with this, and I want to make my own mistakes and create my own methods and style. I won't be asking you for templates to use to get the biggest conversions and whatever. I won't learn anything that way. I am looking to dedicate 30 hours+ per week on this venture, and treat it like a proper business. I am under no illusions. I know that this is going to take a lot of hard work on my part, and I am very disciplined when it comes to this sort of stuff. I also know that it will also take time, and patience. Possibly years to reach my goal. I am pretty familiar with website creation (html/css/php) but I am always working on getting better. I basically mean that in terms of the technical side of things, I won't need someone to teach me the fundamentals or anything. I really just would appreciate a sort of point of contact to advise me of what areas I should look into studying or experimenting with next, and just give me concepts and things to look into. A very basic roadmap of what key skills to get under my belt. As I say, I am somewhat competent with the technical side of things. I just need a little guidance with the IM side of things. Just someone to point me in the right direction, as this stuff can be a little overwhelming with all the inofmration, and concepts floating around on here. I like to try and find my own answers, so will only really ask specific questions if I cannot for the life of me find it any other way. I think if anyone would be interested in seeing the satisfaction of guiding a newbie without "spoon feeding" them every step of the way, they should let me know. It may also be beneficial to yourself in the long run to have a potential JV partner one day, or someone to do favours for you if it helps them learn in the process (as long as it doesnt get to the point of exploiting me, and has educational value, hehe) Although I am in no position to make demands of you, I would prefer if it was someone who has a decent bit of experience with IM. Preferably someone who is either living off of it, or is atleast making enough that they could potentially live off it. Not that I don't appreciate any and all advice given. If the above stuff is too much to ask, then thats cool too. Just any general tips on "getting started" or things to consider would be cool if you post them. I have read most of the stickies in here, and so will probabaly just start by working through a couple of the "tutorial" ones, and experimenting.