Hello BHW! My name is Costinel, I am 23 years old from Romania. First of all let me say that I made this journal to keep me motivated, share some of the methods I'll use and why not, getting some tips from experienced people. I also apologize for the long text I'm no stranger to Internet Marketing. A few years back I was banking HARD from CPA and managed to make a really good living but 1 year ago I quit because of a depression & drug abuse, but I won't bore you with that. Now I realised that I've wasted 1 year of my life on useless things. And because of the lack of money I lost my chance to meet the one, an amazing girl that lives pretty far away. This got me really upset and I tried to get back into CPA but God, so many things have changed.. I simply can't make money anymore from CPA. So I decided to go Whitehat (well, sort of.. will get into that later), and try something else.. The good ol' Adsense! Now, I have very little experience on Adsense. I only used it on some Youtube videos that went viral and I made a few quick bucks. I realised that Adsense is one of the most reliable income sources nowadays and with some twists you can start earning good money pretty fast. I won't set unrealistic goals, like getting to $500 a day in 2 months. Hell, in two months I want to get to a stable $50 a day, then I will scale my methods, invest and get to $100, $200, etc. But $50 a day seems like an achievable and realistic goal, and trust me in my country $1500 a month is a lot of money since things are pretty cheap here ($1 or less for a beer lol). Now let's get to the interesting stuff. I will NOT use SEO to generate traffic (maybe I'll do SEO too but not now). I was thinking about creating a website full of viral stuff, like viral videos, viral news, exagerated stories, even clickbait articles. I will get those stories from Buzzfeed, Liveleak, etc but I will re-write them or I'll use a spinner. The website will have a social locker that will require people to either share the article to unlock the story or like my Facebook page. See the catch? That will boost my traffic a lot. I will also create a Facebook page related to my website where I will post funny stuff, post links to my articles from time to time and why not, post pictures that we, intelligent people HATE, the ones who say (like if you agree, share if you love Jesus) got it? I will also use FB Ads to promote my stories and gain traffic + FB page likes. This way I will build a Facebook fan base, that is going to generate traffic for me by making it viral. So it goes like that: I'll make a post on my FB page saying something like "You won't believe what happened to this man after he.. blah blah", people will click it, they will get to my website where they are required to share the article and unlock the story, possibly their friends will do the same if they are interested in the story and so on. Easy traffic. Because who doesn't love crazy stories or funny shit, right? I see people sharing this stuff everyday on Facebook. Before I begin doing that, I will create a female Facebook account from USA (because I will mainly target US, UK, etc) and begin adding friends, then I'll invite them to like my page and I will ask them to invite their friends as well. Then I will start posting in groups to gain extra fans and once my community is big enough I can start doing the things I mentioned above. What I need: A female Facebook account from the USA Make a catchy Facebook page with funny and viral stuff Add a lot of friends, post in groups, invite them to like my page, I'll use FB Ads too. A domain & reliable host Good looking Wordpress theme that needs to be mobile friendly too. It will cost about $50-$60 An Adsense account A lot of time, cigarettes and coffee What I have: Experience (I used to deal with a lot of viral traffic back in the CPA days) Unlimited budget, but I won't do big investments at the moment. Motivation Before I finish this post, let me mention that I'm a perfectionist. I can't stand low quality stuff, I HATE it. So I focus on quality! I'm also an INTJ Well that's it people. By the time I wrote this, I already took action. I will start by creating that Facebook account and FB page. Don't expect big updates for now since I'm doing this from scratch. But I think I'll do fine since my CPA experience will help me a lot. Even if nobody posts in this thread, I will continue updating it, just to keep myself motivated and who knows, maybe someone will find this journey inspiring. If you got any questions, let me know. Also any advice is welcome! Thanks for reading, Lupus.