I've been working for weeks, and most of it has been reading information on these forums and other sites. I've got some blogs set up, but I haven't put enough content on them so I figure I'll market them later. I'm doing article writing at Helium.com (and reposting the articles at Bukisa and a blog), but it's making me very little in terms of direct payment or ad revenue. I've only been marketing the articles at Helium as they're all the same content, and my daily revenue is maybe $1.00 a day. I was close to $2.00 for a bit then it went down. I'm not sure what my next decision should be here. I'm not the most confident person in the world so I guess I've been reluctant to spend money. That said, most things aren't that expensive. So basically, I have considered: 1. Designing some webpages. 2. Buying some domains to link to my blogs, articles, etc. 3. Getting Scrapebox, but I'm not sure how effective it will be in this area. 4. Buying proxies and using twitter to affiliate market, social bookmarking, and other techniques. 5. Using Yahoo Answers to link to my posts. 6. Writing an Ebook, but I'm not sure what topic. I can write a ton in a day, but I've never exactly figured out "how much" that is. I suspect I could write a bad-quality fiction book in a day, but I doubt it would sell. I have no idea about that market. What am I doing now? I'm utilizing Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg, Mixx, Reddit, and I've put backlinks on all the forums I use - even those I used when about five years ago. I've got a Facebook account, and I'm planning to get into that (though if it's like Twitter, I don't have the highest hopes of getting major revenue increases). I also turned of nofollow in a blog and backlink my articles as I repost them there. I have around 190, 400+ word articles written thus far on Helium. I've been working with photoshop and the possibility of editing images and making comics. Is there something I should buy first? How fast can I expect it to pay off? I literally read so much stuff my head is splitting by the end of the day. I just don't know which road to take. I want to make some respectable income. I mean, I'd settle for 60 a day passive income at the moment as a "long term" goal. As it is now, I feel like I'm totally wasting my energy in my current areas of pursuit. Also, does anyone know how to network with people? I'd love to have individuals to IM with questions or exchange ideas. I've been on all kinds of sites, but I don't know how to pursue it, especially given that everyone is suspicious of email farming and such (which I haven't even read about).