Hello everyone, nice to meet you all. I just spent the past hour browsing this website and nothing makes sense to me, so I decided to create an account and see if I can learn some things. (Am I even in the right section? What I'm looking for is more "newbie" than "introductions"). I'm in my mid 20's and have only ever worked real life 9-5 jobs. I have never made any money on the Internet or even thought about doing so. I recently started a blog and youtube channel where I talk about things that I'm interested in and give advice on things I know about. I started a couple weeks ago and have 3 subscribers and 200 views, which is basically nothing, I know. My goal is to be making $1,000 per month by the summer; I have no idea whether that's realistic or not, I just chose a number that would satisfy me give the amount of work I'm going to be putting into this. To be honest, I was motivated after seeing how many 16 year old girls have millions of views simply talking about their life and clothes and makeup. I feel like my content is so much higher quality and if they can do it so can I... Anyway, I searched google on ways to bring traffic to my website and youtube channel (and ultimately turn that into money) and ended up here at blackhatworld. This seems to be a very popular forum and I am optimistic that I will find some useful information here. As I said, I'm completely new to this and nothing here makes sense to me, so I guess for starters I'm just looking to be pointed in the right direction on where to begin my research. Also, I should mention that I googled "black hat" and apparently it means illegal hacker stuff (sorry if I'm offending anyone here; blame my ignorance) and that a lot of this stuff is risky (can get banned from sites, etc.) What I'm looking for is the clean version, lol... am I even in the right place? I don't want to use any methods that are less than 100% legit, I don't want to buy subscribers, I don't want to violate any terms of service, and I don't want to use any tactic that even has a remote possibility of getting me in trouble from anyone, ever. I haven't posted this on any other website because I'm hopeful that I will find some useful advice here. Thank you all for reading.