Ok people, just for a little bit of background, I am 16 years old, and I have some experience in IM, but just using simple methods such as CPA + Youtube and PPD etc. This (school) year I am looking to begin a more legit form of IM. I understand the basics of website creation, how to earn money, etc. My SEO knowledge is very minimal. My goals with IM this year is to earn at least $1k per month before this time next year, then hopefully sell my site. I have several ideas for sites, and I am hoping some of you more experienced members could maybe point me in the right direction for someone new to IM/Authority sites. The types of sites i'm looking at making are the following: Amazon Authority Clickbank micro site(s) Several Micro Niche Adsense sites I would really appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction, such as what to look for in a niche etc. Also, is it a bad idea to purchase a premade authority or MNS site from the marketplace? Lastly, what sort of investment will I need (ballpark obviously) to start one of these sites. Thanks for the help, sorry for the long question, I understand I will probably fail the first time around, but If I do, I at least would like to gain a lot of knowledge from the experience. Thanks! EDIT: Just a quick edit to say that my goal with IM(at least at this point in my life) is to be able to earn more money than I would doing a traditional job at my age, and hopefully learn some skills along the way.