Hey Blackhatworld forum mates, Happy new year! So as you probably guessed that already (maybe because it's a first day of the year, or because it's in "My journey Discussion" segment, it's another journey thread. And you're right! However it's not another make 50$/day journey, it's journey to starting my own business. Sadly, it's not a short journey. On the other hand, it is better for you, because I will share more experience with you, more ideas and you could ask even more questions. Speaking about updates... Sadly we will not count my earnings. I am a strong believer of focusing on actions instead of results. So what mostly you gonna see (promise not to spam this forum too much, 1 post on Sundays) are things I completed and why I did them. Time by time I will share a paycheck if that motivates you... Let's move on to my Business 'plan', which isn't too complicated. My main plan can be divided into 3 stages which of course I'm going to present you now. The beginning (Stage 1): As you don't know yet, I am working at the moment in Face-to-face direct marketing as huge local brand's ambassador (fancy name for being a salesman). The work isn't a bad, though. It's interesting and it teaches a lot. I just started though and I am not that great at the moment, but well I am trying to improve. Sadly I'm on my holiday (until the middle of month), so I am practicing my stuff at home right now. The great thing about this opportunity is that it allows you to network around. You visit different branches, work there for some time, meet more people and establish connections. As you can guess, stage 1 is all about getting experience and improving my stats. Don't worry, that's not going to be a boring offline journey. We all know that it isn't offline marketing forum. This forum is all about online. So in this stage, I am going to kickstart my blog (which eventually should become my business blog). Will be writing articles, doing SEO and some affiliates (review style, only the tools that I personally use). Stage 2: When the blog will be established (making profit), the stage 2 comes. It's basically the same as stage 1, but doing more IM stuff. That means more single-offer oriented websites. At this stage, I am planning to more outsource work and start making not just direct marketing network connections, but getting know more different service providers personally too. Stage 3: When small portfolio (of greatest and least dodgy websites) would be build and I got know more people in IM niche, I will move to stage 3: starting my business. Basically, at this stage, I am opening the office and taking proper clients. Eventually, employing more people... _______ Before you tell me that it is huge and amazing life plan, I have a secret to tell you. It is my this year plan. I am planning to reach Stage 2 in the early Summer (or in the end of Spring), and stage 3 in the late Autumn, but well we will see results as we go. ____ What are we starting off? Domain without any history (I know, going to be bitch to rank..) 15 published articles already (600-2k words each) IG 4 accounts (total followers: 766) Twitter 1 accounts (followers: 19) Massplanner + Posting to instagram module Amazon VPS (1year free) ___ What am I working for the next week? Writing everyday (600+ words)- GOAL: 4800W. To schedule some Twitter messages (GOAL: 60 messages) Pitch practice (Goal: 150 times). I'm getting back from holiday in the middle of month, so I am starting to warm up. Instagram Followers 2K total (need to get massplanner settings right) Complete reading REWORK (amazing book.) Cya. I am out. Have a nice day/night and happy new year!