Hey folks, I'm into IM for some time now, I have tested various methods, starting with a twitter follower shop, offering my services on fiverr, building niche sites with amazon, adsense or other affiliate programs and also PPD. I made use of several programs and bought some services here. Now I have tested, read and learned enough to feel confident to build up a stable income with affiliate sites as those worked best for me in the past. I am a 21 year old from Germany, work for a health insurance during vocational training and live at home. Therefore I have a lot of money to spend on different IM tools and tests, I have a decent car (Peugeout 207 RC) and a smart and very beautiful girlfriend. The core problem is that I realized that I cannot work without seeing any real results during my whole life as my colleagues do. You probably help some poor people when refunding them some money they spent on medical treatment but in the meantime you only do useless stuff like clicking some buttons, checking some numbers and molesting people with useless letters to gather information our government requires us to. As a result I founded my own business beside my main job in February, but this was just to test out some things, to write bills and don't come into conflicts due to missing tax payments. I was pretty lazy and never took real action but now it is time to. My vocational training will end in June/July, my birthday is on June 29th and my girlfriend will start to study in October so I need to get a stable financial base until then as I am not willing to continue the lame insurance work and want her to be able to study without doing a part-time job. The game plan/my different strategies: Setting up some amazon niche sites with quality content. I run them with wordpress and EMD domains, using a mix of handwritten and high-quality spun and readjusted content to grant decent onpage SEO. My main backlink sources for those are non-spammed, aged directories, lots of social signals (own FB page and Twitter account for every site, using AddMeFast to get shares and retweets, and so on) and my own build up web 2.0 networks. To manage and create those I use FCS Networker as the account creator works like a charm and the accounts have a stable survival rate of 70-80 percent on the long run. I fill those with well-spun PLR articles, probably using tier 2 links in the future when I could afford a larger VPS and have more time to test GSA/Senuke/Xrumer. Creating an affiliate site as a JV together with someone I know from twitter. The guy is trustworthy and we already have a plan to write specific articles. Probably the same linkbuilding, but not as much as I do for amazon niche sites as the competition is slightly lower and more working with crappy links. We will outrank them on the longterm anyway because of better content. Doing SEO and webdesign for clients. So far I made a contract with an Android App developer who has a cool app but his promoting website does not rank that well so far. I will get a percentage of the profit for specific rankings of his website. In addition to it I will set up a website for a local car dealer, currently I try to find someone to code the SOAP interface as I am not willing to learn the language for one website. Current situation: Basically I am working with the german and the international amazon program. I already set up some websites with content and build up my web 2.0 networks for the sites currently. You do not want to insert your links there after one article as the accounts get flagged or big G probably detects that those sites are not white hat. Main Tools and websites I use at the moment: FCS Networker SECockpit (niche research) Scrapebox (finding some better web 2.0 links and index my networks, currently do not want to spend money for Lindexed or other services) PageSpeed Insights by G to optimize my sites WordAi (high quality spinning) AddMeFast WebMeUp, MajesticSEO and ahrefs for my competitors websites Goal for this month: Earning at least $350 Setting up three new niche sites Current earning status for my sites this month: Amazon dot de 12/01-12/08 $59.00 +$59.00 Amazon dot com 12/01-12/08 $20.42 +$20.42 Please remember that the local currency for Germany is EUR so the numbers could vary a bit due to the weak dollar exchange rate. That's it for now. I will report my actions every here and then. Feel free to ask questions or criticize me (always up for good hints) but please don't ask for any niches I am into. I will not share them (well, except you sell me your brand new V8 Mustang for $2000). I am going to post some awesome exotic rides as photos or videos every here and then (do not worry, I credit the photographers and producers) as a motivation. Probably you are also finding a new vehicle to aim for. I would like to be able to afford my next ride, the mighty Ford Mustang V8, at age 22. My stepfather always whines about two things: global warming and my lack of independence (in his opinion) - I want to prove him wrong. Cheers!