Yes, I'm adding another journal thread to BHW. I hope mine will turn out a little better than most of the ones I've seen on here though. I'll try not to ramble on too much, so lets get started: I've done some blackhat methods in the past that have netted me $700+ a day. However, like most blackhat methods, mine were extremely up and down. Some days I would make hundreds and other days I would make absolutely nothing. Since I can only spend a limited amount of time doing IM per day, that doesn't really fit into my lifestyle. So I'm going the route of trying to find something more stable and that can be at least semi-automated. My initial goal is only $30 a day. I know thats not the usual $5k a day most journals are written about, but I'm fine with baby steps at this point. $30 a day would give me $900 a month, which is actually enough to cover all my bills each month (besides food and gas). Combine that with the money I make from my day job and I would be able to live with a lot less stress. My initial "method" is pretty much the old fashion way of making money online. I'm currently in the process of creating two entertainment blogs (think failblog.org for example) and will be promoting them through web 2.0/social platforms. Hopefully the sites will gain a following as I don't plan on relying on SE's as a big source of traffic. I'll also probably use some services to promote these in the beginning to help give them a boost. I plan to monetize both sites with Adsense, but I might switch to CPM depending on how well Adsense is performing. Both sites will be featuring a lot of videos, so I am a little worried about making sure I'm making enough to cover my bandwidth costs. I'll probably end up having to do a bit of tweaking to get things just right. Well, thats my basic plan for now. If everything goes well, or even if it doesn't, I plan to add a few more sites to my portfolio. Hopefully at least a few people will enjoy following my journal and any tips will be greatly appreciated.