Hi guys, I've been reading this forum for around a year now however I've only just got round to making an account recently. I've been picking up bits here and there however the only money I've made online is around $25 when Anderson Silva fought Chris Weidman in December last year. I content locked a link to a livestream and shared the link around on facebook and created youtube videos. Apart from this, I have found it impossible to make another dollar online. i've decided I want to do something I'm passionate about, however still pays good money. I've come to the conclusion that I would like to follow this plan: - create a website/blog in my niche - put out quality content and actually create a community - slowly build an email list in which I will push out good content, but commission based offers too - have adsense advertisements and premium advertisements on the website - create digital products and a clothing line (already found the manufacturers) - grow the social media pages (especially facebook) and charge for shoutouts i know this isn't very blackhat however it's something that naturally feels right and consistent. I understand this is going to be a hell of a lot harder than I'm making it seem to myself however I believe I have got the willpower to see it through. However, my questions for you guys are: is this possible for a newb? Am I jumping the gun way too much is this now a thing of the past? Am I jumping into a saturated idea is the money really worth the labour? Is it average financial reward for a lot of effort is this a long process? How long does it really take to get something like this off the ground i appreciate any responses and I would just like to say a huge thank you to everybody here on BHW. I really do enjoy being part of a community of like minded people.