Hi all, I've been reading this forum for a little while and after realising how much great information you can find here, I decided to join. There seems to be a strong community spirit and a "sharing is caring"-attitude, which is great. A little about myself: I'm a Scandinavian guy in my early 20's, been living around different countries in Europe and just recently moved out from the UK after finishing a business uni degree there. Now it's time to leave this cold continent, as I'm moving to Thailand in only 2 weeks! Since I was a little kid I've always had a drive for selling stuff and making profits on my own. Therefore I decided to study business in uni with lots of entrepreneurship and marketing related modules to get a hang of the basics. My interest in IM first started as I did a summer internship in Thailand for a company that specialises in various forms of digital marketing. These guys were all making money online and living interesting lifes in Thailand.. I wanted to do the same. The guys at work taught me how to use Wordpress, so I created my own website for practice during the internship. After it was finished, I started playing around with the site to learn about how websites make money in general and tried various different things. I ended up making my first $1000 with the site, which was targeted for a very small niche, related to a one-day festival organised in Scandinavia yearly. Anyways, as I had some success with this I thought there must be better ways to make money and I'm now on my way to building a new Amazon Affiliate gadgets site, which I'm hoping to be a little more profitable than the first one. I'm now starting a distance masters degree program in marketing which requires me to study only a couple of hours per day for the next 2 years, leaving me with plenty of time to learn/do internet marketing and other business whilst living in Thailand. I've managed to get a monthly student grant to cover all my living costs for the entire time of my studies, so I think the next years will be my prime time to start building some real businesses! In case everything fails during the next 2 years, I have my plan B covered as I'll be still graduating with a masters degree, leaving me ready to hit the job market for those boring 9-5 jobs. Hopefully not! There will be a lot for me to learn from this site and hopefully I'll be able to contribute interesting tricks I've learned as well. I'm also happy to answer any questions about Thailand - I'd imagine there are plenty of blackhatters living there as it's pretty much a digital nomad's paradise.