Let's talk a little bit about my past. First of all, I'm 19, live in Germany, and I fu*** up almost 3 years in school. Last summer I had to many missed hours in school, because of something bad doing, and making 10.000? in 2 months. So, I had to do the second year in my school again. S.th. about my school - It goes 3 years, and in the end you have a crappy IT assistant qualification, and a high-school diploma, so that you can go study for example ( Didn't want to do that ) or find actually a good apprenticeship. But now "again" in the middle of the second year, I have a really bad teacher, who wants me out of school. Basically, I was arriving often to late in school ( Only 5 - 10 min. ) The actual norm is, they drop you out of school, if you have missed more then 20 hours in 30 days. I didn't had that at all, only the "minutes". All in all at most 10 missed hours. I don't know how, but he got me on a conference, which is next week on Wednesday. Last year they said, if I ever have again a conference, they will drop me out. This bad motherfu** didn't even told me, that I can get a conference if I continue arriving to late (minutes). I was surprised, when I got the letter. So long story, made short: I'm pretty sure they will drop me, it's a chance of more or less of 10% they will NOT. But what then??? I have 3 options: - Option one: Stick completely with IM, and work my ass up and down. I make about 400-600? now, but this is nothing compared to what I need. I'm sure I can earn more, of course. But then, everything depends on, let's say Google. You're doing BlackHat - One day they find out, and you have lost your income. That can be risky, IM can be pretty cool when you earn thousand with a method, but suddenly it get's saturated, and you lose almost everything. For example a 1 year old site was making me 400? ( not counted before on what I earn ) a month, and was ranking on my main-keywords ( no long-tail ones) Then I started backlinking with Scrapebox ( slowly ) and ordered 1 xRumer blast 2 weeks ago ( 1.200 backlinks) But now, the traffic dropped from 2.000 to 300 visitors a day. Site is still in the index, but no long-tail is ranking, and the main-keywords dropped from position 1-3 to 15-no where, and now it's climbing slowly, like one keyword is 7th, and the other appeared at 10-15th. Traffic is still shit. Whoever tells me that this site will for sure come back better? No one, only waiting..and waiting..and loosing money. But indeed, I'm sure I can build some pretty nice websites, with all the ins and outs. But what to do, till I start earning ? Also without going to school, my father looses 180? he gets now, and I other 200? from state. I'm sure it will be pretty hard in the start. Moreover, I think I can also do freelancing in Germany. Like, offering web design, simple coding (CSS/(X)Html), Seo using Scrapebox ( Next time without direct backlinking, instead using web 2.0 properties ) With this I'm sure I can earn some more pennies a month, till my own site's are making me bank. In the meanwhile I could learn myself PHP, and then include that in my toolbox, in 2 years, if it takes so long to learn it perfectly. - Second option: Go find a crappy 9 - 5 job to have more money for my parents, and investment, do IM in part-time, until I get confident doing it 24/7 - and then maybe start school again just for the high school diploma. ( 2 more years ) - Third option: Doing IM, till I find a good apprenticeship. But this one will be hard if they want to know, why I got dropped from school ( My grades from 10th class where actually good ) What I can do is, showing my skills in an internship, and then hope, that they take me. Conclusion: IDK, I think i have drunk to much beer for today Ask if something is unclear / not understandable - I will answer back tomorrow.