hey bhw, been into IM since 1998 when i set up an NES emulator/roms website on hometown.aol.com and had banner ads for some online casino claiming 25 cents per click.. cant remember the exact name of the company, but it was called Cyber Something Casino, and at age 13, it was to good to be true. and it defnitely was, never saw a dime from that venture...but i was hooked regardless. watching that link exchange visit counter go up and up and up was like crack to me.. took a hiatus through high school on the website and IM stuff, but went to college and eventually got a CS degree. been developing websites and applications professionally since 2008. currently the lead dev at a very fast growing and successful marketing startup i co-founded in 2013. im always looking to expand my horizons and experiment with new ideas and technologies. ive been lurking this site for the past few months and figured i would join and see if i can give back and/or contribute something from my experience in return for all the knowledge that ive gained/will gain in researching other peoples methods and experiences here. my goal is to get a self driving and minimal effort stream of revenue set up from a variety of sources, just to see how far i can take it in the few hours of spare time i have each day over the next year. im also currently focused on the concept of behavior driven marketing automation and the theory and algorithms behind it and how i can apply that to my zero effort stream of revenue.