I'm 20 and just had some general questions and would like to get some opinions on whether or not I should continue. SEO is really a secondary thing for me and I enjoy my career in IT Security as well as the pretty good pay, however, the money people were talking about bringing in with SEO was just too hard to bypass. That being said, I found crashed's challenge on this site and went ahead and followed it. I set up my blog and I've picked a niche in IT. I provide a lot of local services for clients and figured it'd be a good idea to start writing some ideas on how to solve their own PCs across the globe instead of just locally. I've done some good backlinking (I believe) on yahoo answers, and maybe 2-3 IT support forums. I have around 100-120 answers on yahoo with my blog in the sources and over 300 posts in one IT forum (when I edited my signature, it updated all of my posts), and about 20 on another forum. Since I've started manual backlinking, I've been getting about 120-130 UVs a day. About 30 clicks so far since I've set it up on July 21st, but almost a month later I haven't earned anything. I'm wondering if I should just buy scrapebox and see some good results or should I just leave it alone. I see a lot of topics in the "making money" thread about lieing to people and responding to emails and trying to convince people, etc. Not really my thing. I'm more interested in writing good content and getting hits for it. I'd say my keyword research is about 50/50 and I haven't fully put everything into it but I definitely know my content is good. Should I just go the white hat method and just do good keyword research and keep posting my unique contents? I've been posting 1 post a day and currently have 19 posts with 5 more scheduled up until next Friday. My ultimate goal is posting good content and keyword research (if thats what its going to take) and not going out looking for people or sites to lie to. Any of you started this off as secondary and only doing it a few hours a day and find that your time spent increasing ways to make profit is becoming more and more? I'm not trolling or anything, just getting advice. My first source of income has much more potential being that it's my primary and a great career, so SEO is just something I wanted to take a stab at but def not interested in investing 5-6 hours a day with it, despite the income.