Hello world, this is gonna be my second journey on this forum. I am just gonna be direct and straight to the point. I started taking action in IM the moment I made my account on BHW, as a matter of fact my first post on the forum was my journey, trying to make something in the IM world, and I am really glad that I took action because action is the most important thing in IM. I had my fair of successes and I couldn't thank BHW more. If anyone is interested in my old journey, here is the link: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/411234-16-years-old-journey-20-day.html Some facts about me: Since I started doing IM, I had plenty of successes and losses too, I went from xxx $ a day to 0, I had days when even I couldn't imagine that I made that much, and how I evolved from pennies to something that provided for all my needs. My social life has been boosted a lot, I felt more confident and I learned a lot from IM that I could apply in my daily life routine. I can certainly say that IM has changed my life for the better and now I am even more motivated than ever. At the moment I am in the last of year of highschool, having a lot of stuff to do but IM always comes first and I will try to keep a balance between those two. A real motivator in my life has been a very close friend of mine, which I finally convinced to start IM together with me, so if one of us gets lazy, the other one will push him and together I belive we will succeed. I belive it's very important to have someone in your life that understands you and can motivate and push you whenever necessary. So my advice for all the newbies all there is to just start taking action, really that's all you need. I know that you may have heard this thousand of times but it's true, it works. I wish you all the best and success. Setting my goals: My final goal for this journey will be to have a passive income of at least 10,000 $ a month. After I reach that goal, I will end this journey and I hope that me and you guys will learn a lot from this thread, but new goals will be set as I will never quit improving myself. I am more motivated than ever and I want to improve myself in IM and my social life too. It's time to take things very seriously to reach my goals, because I want to have a balanced life, beeing successful on both sides. Let's see if I can accomplish my first goal : ). How will I proceed: Ok, let's go straight to the point. Before I started this thread, I made a lot of thinking and I decided I should do a lot of things simultaneously. I learned the hard way that it's always better to have different sources of traffic so if one thing will fail, I'll never go to 0 $ again. So, I am gonna get my traffic from Google, Youtube and Facebook. Google - At the moment I have 3 active sites that I am working on(on is churn and burn) and I plan on having for the moment 2 more. I have decided to go with 2 authority websites, one in english and one in a foreign language. On these websites I will work myself, going whitehat as much as possible. I will focus a lot on high quality content and social signals and very little on link building. The other websites will be outsourced by SEO services from forum, and an awesome guy that I happen to know for a while(WhitePassion). I am also planning on running burn and churn websites at least 2 every month, meaning I will spam the shit out of them with strong links to rank fast and earn as much as possible, will keep you updated on that too. The monetization will be CPA, for all of the websites for the moment. This is pretty much my strategy in tems of getting the traffic from Google, I will go indepth later on this. Youtube - As everyone is doing PPD/CPA + Youtube, I will try to implement this too(like I did in my first journey). I have a different strategy for this and I hope it's gonna be a success. As for the second part, I will also go on the "legit" way and try to do Youtube + Adsense. All the content will be as original as I can get it and hopefully my ideas will pay off(have lots of them at the moment). I've never seen someone on bhw trying to go on the legit way with youtube, meaning going with "original" content and monetize with youtube. I think that there is a lot of money to be made if you know what you're doing, we'll see. Facebook - On Facebook I will try to focus as much as I can on viral fan pages that I will create and advertise(manually or buying posts on other fanpages). I can't get in much detail, but I am planning on using CPA to convert the traffic, I had lots of success with Facebook in past and it has great potential. Ok, so this is pretty much it, I will give a lot more details as I go along with my journey and I will try to help you guys as much as I can and hopefully the journey will turn out to be a success like the previous one. I will try to update the journey daily, or at least when something interesting happend, I wish you guys all the best.