Hi BHW, I am from France and I discovered this forum last year. I think this is one of the best forums about IM, as there is so much to learn here. To introduce myself, i'm going to tell you a little about my life... I know IM since several years, and although I earn some money with it, I never thought I could make an entire living from it. Four years ago, I was making about $200 (well actually the amount is in ?uro) each month. My revenues come from affiliate marketing. Then I twisted and scaled up, and never forgave, even if I had to be patient. I made some mistakes, and learn from them. Two years ago I was making about $500-$800/month. Last year I was making about 2K/month. Today I'm making about 3K+/Month. I know this is not huge amounts of money for a lot of you who are making several figures a day, but to me this is quite nice, as it is a passive income! I haven't quit my job yet, but I work now part-time which is for me an incredible freedom. Each week I have a whole day for my IM tasks (writing articles, website maintenance, php programming, new ideas to set up for my site), and I can spend a lot more time on this activity. Now I know that it is possible to make a living with IM, and that's my goal. Each morning I wake up asking myself how much cash I made during the night, and when I see I made $200, I feel very happy for the beginning of the day I earn that money only with one website on which I tell people how to choose the right product in a given niche. This is an authority site that deals with some others subjects in that niche (this is a science niche). I Have a lot of articles in this site where no affiliate links are present, and a lot of people appreciate this site because it provide the information they are looking for. I did some bucks with google adsense, but I found the ads irrelevant with my niche and I earned not enough with it ($60/month), so I stopped adsense and focused on affiliate links. I used White hat methods (when I started the site I didn't even know white or black hat existed), so it took a very long time to earn money, but this is very stable, long term increasing money. So my idea know is to build other authority sites in some niche I feel really interested in, but it really takes a loooot of work, and above all, time. I have started a second website, trying to make it an authority website, I'll see if I succeed with this second one. I've been reading this forum during several months, and I learned a lot of very interesting and inspirational posts, such as those from Meathead1234, who seems to be a really clever guy. Cheers PS: as english is not my mother tongue, you may have some trouble reading/understanding me, sorry in advance.