Hello everybody out there! I am creating this thread with the following objectives: - Document my challenges, solutions, hurdles and strategies to overcome those so others can benefit from it in the future. - Start to engage and get in touch with like-minded people and by that hopefully be able to contribute and help others, as well as stop feeling like I am fighting a me against the world type of battle. - Create commitment for myself to take action by posting here every day. I would like to use this post to briefly introduce myself, as well as briefly document where I am at on my journey, and what my goal is. My name is Boris, from Germany. Like so many others I have been following a corporate – quite successful – career, which I am still holding for financial reasons. While I generally like my job, the following reasons always nagged me about it and ultimately lead me to pursue my CPA Journey: - Output for my input: As maybe a lot of people can relate to, I always felt some disconnect between what I am putting and what I am getting out. I’d suppose a coporate environment will entail that by definition. That being said, I always found that to be somewhat frustrating. Knowing, that if I put in the work for myself, the exchange will always be fair. - Freedom: I love travel. I hate the winter (Germany!). I hate having my life controlled by third parties, without having influence on it. 2 months ago, upon researching in depth, I therefore decided to commit to CPA-Marketing, given I believe it combines a couple of my strengths (analytics, social demographics etc.) with the lifestyle goals I have set up for myself. My mid-term goal is to be able to hand in my resignation and allow myself to work freely, when and from where I would like to (Winter!). For this to be possible, I will have to aim at apprx. 3.500 EUR in profit per month (Germany! Taxes!). My mid-term goal is to being able to enjoy this by next winter. At this position I will reassess how far I want to pursue CPA-Marketing in order to build the lifestyle I am striving for long-term. With respect to where I am right now: - Budget: 2.000 € - Networks successfully signed up with: o Neverblue o Peerfly o Maxbounty - Resources signed up with: o Greedreports - Technical Set-up: o VPS by beyondhosting o Prosper202 set-up - Traffic Source: o 7search (I am comitted to learning in’s and out’s there and make it profitable, no matter the nay-saying, that can be found all across the web; SUB-ID Blocking enabled) - Offers: o Sweepstakes : Email-Submits o Paid Surveys : Email Submits o Real Estate : Email Submits è Sticking Points: o Conversions. Yeah, I know, very original. Have spent 125 EUR on 3 campaigns, out of which only 1 produced 3 conversions (7,50 €). o Motivation: Related to the above. It’s tough to just keep throwing money at an offer only to wake up the next morning disappointed that nothing changed. o HTML/CSS. Will invest some time in learning this on the forthcoming weekend. I am through with rotating through absolute, relative and fixed positions only to find buttons falling everywhere, besides where I need them be. è Current Goal: Make 5 € Profit / Day. Until 15th of June 2015. I hope this post is helping to contribute some value, if nothing else a couple smiles and will be back tomorrow with a detailed post on my current campaign. Until then, feel free to get in touch with me, would hope to connect with like-minded people and would be very happy to do so.