I'm new to everything relating to internet marketing, SEO, and making money on my own. I can surely say that in the past couple days of lurking, I've quickly learned a fair amount of the jargon this community is accustomed to using. BHW will definitely be my prime resource of learning and growing my online marketing presence. However, I'm suffering from an immense amount of confusion. I have no idea where to begin. I was hoping to find someone who would spare some time to answer questions, either through email or instant messaging. Things like what online platform is popular and most lucrative, what service(s) to offer, how to network, and how to get advertisements. I'm taking this venture seriously but I need to start somewhere. I just don't know where. I should point out that I have zero budget. I'm going to assume that I should start with Wordpress or some other CMS that's free to start bring in a bit of money for other, much larger sites. I've thought out a few niches that I personally believe will attract traffic. However I'm still fuzzy on how getting traffic to read a website will bring in money. I'm not understanding how that works. Aside from my questions, I'd like to say hello and I look forward to contributing to the community in the future. Thanks!