Hello there blackhatworld! This is my 23rd post and I decided to post something useful finally. Please do not expect something new or groundbreaking technique here. In fact everything I used was found here so I am sure you can use it too. This is just one more thread to give an extra incentive to noobs like me to start working and believing that earning money from the Internet is possible and not a far-away dream as we think. The second reason of this thread is to earn some "starting money" so you can buy some necessary SEO software and make your online life easier. I'll try to be as quick as possible and get right to the point. At the end of the post I'll tell you what I did and what it was wrong (at least for me. If I am mistaken you are free to prove me wrong - that's what forums are, sharing knowledge.) Ok enough with the intro. Let's get this started. ----------------------- Step1: Used Fiverr. Since I had 0 knowledge on SEO I thought to try my luck on Fiverr. For those who don't know, Fiverr is a website that you can get paid for mini services. You get $4 (they keep 1 for themselves). What I did was to create logos and sell them - No I didnt know how to create logos neither how to use Photoshop. 1) I used 2 logo creation programs. The names of them are: AAA logo and Sothink Logo Maker. You can "buy" them... for free. (if you know what I mean). They are far too easy to create logos they are just a couple of buttons and if you spend 1 hour you ll get used to both of them. You can search Youtube for tutorials but seriously it's not necessary. Just play with all the buttons. 2) Both of the programs has a nice set of ready templates. 50% of the times I had an order I just used a ready template that matched with the niche and changed some minor things like text and stuff. I know it's not so ethical but... It's blackhatworld here so 3) Post a video even if it's crappy. At first I was like "No way I will have visitors with this competition". I left the gig open for a week without a video. So wrong. After the approval of the video I got my first order and after my first positive comment I had more orders per day. Which brings us to the next step. 4) Create a second account (with a different proxy for security) and buy your own gig. You will only lose $1 but it's worth the positive comment. Don't act overwhelmed like "OMG HE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD I LOVE HIM PLEASE BUY NOW HE IS THE MOST TRUSTING SELLER ON FIVERR". I've seen many comments like this that made me think "he is the same person. I dont trust him". 5) Search "logo" or "logos" in the search box (duh...). Go to ratings and check out the first sellers. Copy their tags and your own. Create a title similar to his. Pay attention to the main keyword (logo) and see how many times he used it in the title and in the description and try to do the same. After these steps I had 3 days in a row with 8 orders per day. 4 * 8 = $32 per day. For me, as a noob, that was a small success. My first online money. I had a silly smile when I had 8 orders waiting for me. It took me 4-5 hours to complete all the logos but instead of no online money I didn't have a problem to do that. Nevertheless, logo creation was something temporary. And if you want to succeed and have money you must work (unless you have a lovely grandma with lots of houses waiting for you but I assume you don't that's why you read this topic xD - I can feel you I am one you guys) How fiverr search results work (at least when I used the logo gig): Since I had good tags and optimized information whenever a seller left a thumbs up my gig for the search term "logo" was in the 1st place in the "auto" category. Well I realized that many days later (silly me). So if you find it hard to get a positive comment just throw one from your 2nd account. That increases the chance of being first for some hours = more orders. ------------ In around 3 weeks I managed to earn $300. I had to wait 2 weeks in order to get my money to my paypal account (thats how fiverr works) but the good thing is that fiverr does pay. ------------ WHAT I DID NEXT WITH THE MONEY / WHAT NOT TO DO: 1) I've read in some posts that some fellows when they managed to earn money they went right away to fulfill one their "dreams". Getting a PS3 is a dream - a small one though but still a dream for somebody (i am videogame lover) so I guess I can understand them. But don't do the same mistake. INVEST the money you earned and you will be able to buy 5 Ps3 later I am sure of that (if you decide to work of course). 2) Do not buy services unless you know why you buy them. I did the mistake of buying without even getting some basic SEO programs. Can't go to war without weapons can you? Which brings us to step 3. 3) Do not buy software with monthly subscriptions. They are plenty one time payment software that will do the job. And there's no reason to pay monthly for something that you don't know how to take advantage of it 100%. 4) My software list that I got with the money I earned from Fiverr. * Scrapebox * Article Marketing Robot * Uber Blog Creator (I am waiting for version 2 they are developing it) WHAT I WAS DOING WHEN I DIDN'T HAVE MANY ORDERS BEFORE I 'VE BOUGHT THE PROGRAMS MENTIONED ABOVE: Learned SEO and some basic stuff. Get a grasp of whats going on. So you will know what the members are talking about when they say "AMR" = Article Marketing Robot", SB = "Scrapebox", article directories, WEB 2.0, Social Bookmarking and so on. Everything you need to know is here. But if you prefer e-books I will recommend SEO Made Simple. It is simple, for sure. It will explain the basics and you'll have a better understanding on what is happening in the SEO world. And you will find yourself ready to use the programs correctly. You can also... "buy" it. Just google it wisely. Another thing I was doing was to practice my skills manually. I could not automate things with software if I didnt know how to do things manually, sounds logical right? So when I had free time I was reading the book, topics here in BHW and practice backlinking manually. CONTINUE USING FIVERR OR STOP AND FOCUS FOR OTHER PROJECTS? For me learning an ebook didn't make me feel that I wasnt a noob anymore. So I couldnt risk to stop fiverr to focus on another projects, yet. So I thought to continue creating some logos plus do something at the same time. What I did was to buy a micro niche site. Why? Micro Niche Sites are easy to rank and is the perfect solution (at least for me) to practice SEO and ranking sites. I can't rank a hard competition site right away. But If I could rank a micro niche sites that would be experience for me and then I could focus on bigger projects. I just found a solution that needs little time, won't make me stop using fiverr, allows me to practice Off Site Seo (search it now) and has great potential to bring me a small amount of money each month. Bingo. --------------------- ENDING Well that's all my friends. Well the post is longer that I expected sorry for that. Hope I gave the incentive to make your first money online. When I' ll learn more stuff I will post for sure. I would also like to thank all the contributing members of this forum that also helped me to make my first money online. If this thread helped you in any way I would really appreciate it if you could click the thank button. Take care and take action.