Hello BlackHatWorld! I am twenty-two years old and have been a longtime lurker of these forums for over a couple years now. Now, I'm ready to start participating more actively, and hopefully contribute, to the forums that have helped me so much. When I started reading through these forums, I was a desperate, poor college student looking to make a little more on the side than I was through my part-time job at Carl's Jr. At the time, most of what I was making went solely towards rent and keeping me in school. I didn't have much money nor time to invest, yet continued to lurk as often as I could. I continued browsing and learning for the next few months, but didn't take any action until late 2013. I then began spending a few hours a week working on methods found on BHW. I attempted several methods--half-assedly, I admit!--and failed several times which I attribute to following methods word-for-word and moving to the next best thing when I wasn't happy with the results. I made a few dollars a week, which was enough to pay for the website and perhaps a meal or two, but nothing noteworthy. This trend continued all the way into the summer of 2014 where I, disheartened, was on the verge of giving up and deciding IM wasn't meant for me. Despite my lack of success, I continued to lurk around these forums to try and understand why what wasn't working for me was working for so many others. Towards the beginning of September, I made several changes to my website and reworked my copy-paste approach. November of last year was my first month I made over $100. It's been slowly climbing since then. This past year was the first in a few where I was able to ditch the college student diet of primarily ramen, sandwiches, rice, and beans. I will soon be graduating and be able to finally dedicate the time I'd like to scale this up and turn it into my full-time job. I look forward to sharing future successes, contributions, and conversations with this community and appreciate all that it has done for me thus far. So, hello and thank you, BHW!