Hello, I have joined this forum 6 months ago. I do accept that I was newbish, and most likely, I still am in many fields of IM. I have a lot of development skill. Probably that is my best virtue in field of IM. So, I will milk that skill as much as I can. Goal: Learning new things. I find humiliating how people set goals to $100/day and similar. I can't imagine putting my goals in such limits. Also, it's difficult for me to find motivation in money. Sure, it's great thing, but it doesn't pushes me enough. I was always jumping from project to project and I still am. But, in that way, I can get broad knowledge in many fields before I focus on only one. So, I'll try to learn about all possible traffic sources I haven't tried yet (PPC, PTC, PPV, solo ads, ad swaps, BH, etc.) and all monetization types. Ultimate goal is finding best possible cost per sale. One other goal is that I don't forget about doing other things, like developing of free astronomy software or making variable stars CCD observations (I LOVE astronomy ). So, sometimes there would be frequent updates, sometimes not. Way: I will categorize traffic in two groups: low quality and high quality. High quality traffic is traffic that is targeted and already interested in specific niche. Low quality is not targeted, but mostly very cheap. I will send low quality traffic to squeeze pages and high quality traffic directly to offers. I believe that information should be free, especially on internet. BHW is in some way proof of that. Unfortunately, in today's time information has been privatized and some of it can't be found other way then paying for it. So, for example, I will never sell stupid IM e-books. Instead, I can deliver free information over e-mail, with real ways to earn, and simply put my affiliate links. However, I will sometimes sell e-books when appropriate. It's perfectly fine with me selling e-book that actually has benefit for reader and can't be found other way. For example, I could sell e-book "Seeding flowers in your garden without chemicals", but not "Earn millions over night using this extramegasuperfake system". Why journal: As I already said, information should be free. So, why not share my experience while going through this road? I won't loose anything, only others can gain. Also, it could give me a little bit more push forward and nice way to clear my thoughts. First steps: First I want to test with cheap traffic (PPC, PPV, traffic redirected from other sites, etc.). So, first step is making squeeze page. I will give free e-book in exchange for all possible data. I also want to keep statistics of everything. I would like to use as less as possible of third party tools. But, sometimes, there is no need to reinvent the weel. Actual data about visitors I'll track with clicky in combination with my own code. Currently done: I have functional squeeze page that records a lot of data. I have functional stats page. I have functional traffic source tracking. Squeeze page is ugly (I'll let somebody do it, I suck at that part). Stats page needs improvements and integration with clicky. I need to add integration with e-mail marketing software.