Hello BlackhatWorld, I am new here though I have been lurking for a long time and have been involved in Digital Marketing for years. It feels good to finally join in and share. I plan to share random thoughts, tidbits, and things with you all. I originally wrote this as a comment to someone in a thread asking for a brief run down of how to make more money online. This will seem obvious to the big boys but this is just something as a brief reminder for the rest. The best way to learn something new is find a mentor or just read, set aside $500-$1000 and jump into it once you feel comfortable. Tim Ferris, author of the four hour work week says the money some people spend on education in business (MBA, etc. etc.) could have been used to just attempt and learn far more valuable practical lessons. The only caveat is ensure you keep a journal of notes, and really develop a campaign. Everything should be calculated. Far too often people try CPC or another form of traffic generation and fail because they don't do their due diligence. Step 1. Conduct proper research into a niche and find the demographic you should be targetting. Step 2. Find where that demographic goes online. You can start with big traffic sources and capture data or you can just use something like Quantacast. Step 3. Find out what they need, buy, and are interested in. Step 4. Source a product or create one that will interest them based off what you found out. There's clickbank, CPA networks, amazon, etc. etc. Step 5. decide on either generating traffic the free way or paid way. Step 6. Find what traffic sources (hint hint quantacast, hint hint facebook, hint hint youtube ads, hint hint media buying networks) if you are planning the paid way. Step 7. Get some creatives made, create your sales copy and develop a sales funnel (look it up if you dont know what that is, landing page with capture form etc. etc.). Step 8. Offer VALUE TO THEM. GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT And they'll buy other stuff from you. Keep them involved. Set up a newsletter, or blog, or something. Cross sell with other product owners. Step 9. Optimize and expand. Test, test, test. Refine refine refine. Then expand. Step 10. Buy other traffic sources to this proven product or membership site or whatever you have sold or developed so you can make more. Step 11. Flip it or hold it then flip it.