My Background I am a entrepreneur that previously did well a few years ago in IM. Since then, I graduated from school and never really applied myself and haven?t done well. I am running out of money and figure its time to get back in the game, all in. I am a pretty adept webmaster, writer, and ok web developer. I previously had an extensive network of ecommerce sites, that generated almost all my revenue. Before that I did the affiliate thing, and before that I cashed in on Adsense when you could throw up a few dozen rssgm sites and do some blog and ping you would get $XXXX in a month. Goal I want to create a stable and diversified income stream that I can leverage to focus on larger projects. Projects that I will not be thinking about until I can afford to . What?s the Number? You need a number. On the low end it would be $5,000 monthly. Why Create a Journey Thread? This post is about keeping me motivated and on track, while giving back to the blackhatworld community. If I fuck up, I will post about it. If I hit the lotto, I will post about it. If I succeed I will post about it. Whatever happens, I will post about it to hold myself accountable. How Are You Going to Make Your Money? With search. 95% of the stuff I am going to be doing will get the majority of its initial traffic from search. After a user base is built up, I will diversify traffic sources, but for now most of it will be from organic search. That Didn?t Exactly Tell Us How You Are Going to Make Money. These posts will be a series that tracks my triumphs and struggles. It will not focus entirely on one method. Each week or 2 I will focus on getting 1 project/network of sites finished that will be monetized through direct selling or CPA. More specifically it will be through sites that are monetized by one of the following angles: tangible ecommerce, adsense, SAAS, Info products, content locking, reselling, and services. Whoa? that?s a lot of shit! Why don?t you start slow and just go for one method? The plan is just to do one method at the time, but also to diversify, to garner a steady stream of passive income. This is going to be a long term journey, and needs a long term plan. I will also be outsourcing some of the more trivial tasks. Currently: I have $0 in income. I will be using a laptop & desktop. I have about 4 months left on my dedicated server. My shared hosting expires in about 2 weeks. I have about 200 domains, with only about 30 sites. (Many are offline) I have around 25,000 in tangible product. I?m gonna budget around $2000 for expenses. Some Things to Note: I will not be tracking income daily. But I will do it every Friday. I will not include shipping expenses in my weekly income reports, but may report it monthly. I am currently a one man shop, but I will often talk using the word ?we?. I have and 80 square foot office, LOL its more like a shack, but the view is phenomenal. I will break down my income according to network (ecommerce/CPA/etc.) I also probably forgot something, but feel free to ask. I will also be posting a lot of noise at brandama.com, but if you want the filtered version without me posting a todo list 3 days in a row and debating what template I should use, you can read about it on this thread. And also, this journey will be followed through on. Feel free to comment or ask questions.