Hey, before you laugh at the newbieness of this post here is what I have. I have $400 dollars to invest (I'm not gonna put it all into one thing or throw it at the first idea, I'm a student and that took me a month or so to earn.) I am currently at University in the UK and have written a complete plan of time I am available to work and how much time I can devote to IM. I spend 47 hours a week on my studies (including classes) and I have maintained this for around a month now and it is bearable. I have also managed to keep weekends completely clear, I haven't done a single piece of university work during them. Over the weekends I can mange to work 6-8 hours each day coming to around 12-16 hours a week. I also have constant access to computers and so if I need to redistribute my work load I can spend an hour or so over every week day to stay up to date on IM and just do some uni work on the weekends. I have a personal twitter account with 35 thousand followers (probably nothing compared to you guys) to play with. I am going into this with no financial reliance on it, I have meals + accommodation + course resources sorted from my student loan and other loans, parents and grant. I have three years left of my economics degree and so that is the timeline I am working on. If in three years I'm not making a living through IM, I'll stop/tone it down and get my head stuck up the butt of a corporate bank. I'm really looking for guidance/mentorship/help in getting started. Things/posts that you found useful so that I can absorb the information in them. I'm going to spend the first month simply researching and learning about different methods and would appreciate guidance on what to read so as to not waste my time. I'm not at all materialistic and I want to earn money to get on the property ladder as soon as possible. Thanks in advance.