Hi everyone, to all Black Hat World members, I will like to seek everyone's honest opinion and advice on this matter. I've been through lots of up and down in my life and currently, I'm at the lowest point in my life. I know I only just registered on this forum last year so I know I am very irrelevant to all of you. I just want to say that even though I only just signed up 6 months ago, I've been lurking on Black Hat World since 2008 and I have thought of registering here and be part of this community to participate in thediscussion. I've always envied the senior members here but I'm afraid of getting judged. I've been on many internet marketing forms - DP, BHW, WF..etc and what I like about BHW is that BHW seems to offer a freedom of speech and people at least the majority seem more friendly and helpful. Hell, I posted a wrong thread in WF and I got permanently banned. The knowledge here is unreal and all these years, I've been reading a lot on this site, absorbing as much knowledge as I can and putting all these knowledge to great skills in my work. I will like to thank some of the users here who made this possible: expressfans, leena, smileyatmwins to name a few. I'm sure there are many more but these are the ones at the top off my head now. Alright so back to my problem. Recently, I made a terrible investment. I lost about $100,000 in an offline business two months ago. I was actually advised by my family and friends not to go with it but I still decided to go for it and ended up losing everything. Yes, every single dollar of my $100,000 investment.I know you're probably thinking right now "This guy deserves it!"...yes I know I deserved it for not listening to my family andfriends' advice back then. That's why I've been working so hard for these pasttwo months to try to recoup back my losses bit by bit. Now, I'm ready to investa huge sum of money into an online business. Due to my sheer stupidity (trustme, the $100,000 investment I lost was the worst thing ever, I bet none of youcould ever imagine what it was) of losing $100,000, I seriously don't mindinvesting $100,000 again but I will like to seek everyone's advice if an onlinebusiness is sustainable? I am not going to invest this $100,000 all in onebusiness but over a prolonged period on many online platforms like buyingwebsites and social media development which I will go into details in my nextparagraph. $100,00 is obviously a big sum of money to me and I really don'twish to see every single dollar of my investment being lost again like myprevious investment but even if I were to lose it (god forbid), it's not theend of the world for me. Now I will like to go into details of the two main online platforms I will liketo invest my money. 1. Buying websites - I've seen on many major internet marketing forums how somepeople could earn up to $xxxx monthly on autopilot through their websites andthese are the kind of people I always envied. I go on Flippa and I see websitesbeing sold for $xx,xxx and being guaranteed for a profit of $xxxx and some even$xx,xxx after a few months. Best part of this business is most of them are onautopilot. I've always been very skeptical of Flippa and I definitely have thebudget to buy websites for $xxxx or even $xx,xxx but no matter what, websitesare still an intangible item and I just don't feel safe about it. 2. Social Media Development - I've been racking my brain for the past few days how to make my campaign social and convert my page likes to real time customers. I've been doing lots of research, goingdown to the library, googling and reading every internet marketing forums butstill I can't seem to find a breakthrough especially extracting the page likes. If anyone can help me out with this, please feel free to post here or PM me.I'm always open to any business opportunity with anyone. If you're asocial media marketing guru, please contact me! I will be more than happy tohear from you. So what do you guys think? Would you invest $100,000 into anonline business? Can this be a sustainable business with a guaranteed success or is it too risky? Can a mod please edit my thread title to "Can a $100,000 online investment be a success or is it too risky?". Sorry I left out the words in between.