Hello, I just commented on a thread and realized how rude of me it was to do that before making an introduction. My apologies. I have been a creepy lurker on Blackhatworld for a few years now (at the very least) and have never joined because I read a thread somewhere here that someone got banned from an affiliate program because the people running that affiliate program found out that they were a blackhatworld member and the words "Blackhat" frightened the people who were running the affiliate program, so they banned the BHW member from their program. At the time of reading the comment, I was terrified that if I joined this forum that I would be banned from all my affiliate programs. Well, I know a little better now. I am aware that many of those people running affiliate programs are members of many "blackhat" forums. Not only that, but I am running my own affiliate programs (just on JVZoo, nothing special) and I don't really do affiliate marketing any more, maybe a little but it is just a very small part of my income. I am past the point of caring about being banned from affiliate programs or whatever, I want to be a part of this community and contribute just like the people who created the threads that helped me out, when I was looking for ways to earn some extra money, whether it be online or offline. I am the kind of person who is more likely going to comment on someone else's thread that start my own one. I am a very shy introvert, in real life and also on the internet. I am less shy and flourish more when I am talking to people via text, through forums and such but I still get nervous for some reason. Don't ask me why, I am still trying to figure that out. I do have something to contribute though, it might not be for everyone but it can help some people, I hope so anyway. Once I have commented a few times and feel like I am an actual part of the Blackhatworld community, then I might start making my own threads to share what I have learned (I have learned a lot from Blackhatworld, but I have also learned a few little things on my own that I would eventually love to share, I am sure that many people know the little things that I have learned but some might not know, so I hope that what I contribute can be of help to others) I am looking forward to that. Other stuff about me... Well I am 30, female (not that it matters), live in Australia and am studying a diploma in web development. I have a diploma in graphic design and have a bachelor degree in communications, as well as certificates in hospitality and tourism. I have a few skills, I love creating after effects explainer videos and whiteboard animation as well as intro's/logo intro's (for youtube videos) and also I create brainwave entrainment music, hypnosis scripts and music loops to sell royalty free, I also like to make real music, just as a hobby. I have many useful hobbies and skills, but it has taken me a little while to gain the confidence to use them though. So that is a little about me. Here is my introduction so I don't feel so rude, happy to have finally joined the forum, looking forward to contributing. Didn't mean to be a creepy lurker, I like to learn about certain forums before I join. This is one of them. Anyways, thanks.