I found this website back in 2012 and it helped me make a quick 1k when my boyfriend and I really needed it. Luckily I had no job and a bit of experience in local IM. I was only active for less than a year but four years later - after marriage, losing a kid, having another kid and working at a cushy, albeit dead-end, job - I am ready to take the plunge and actually put in the work for long term income from IM - preferably authority sites with adsense with a dappling in e-commerce. I started back lurking not too long ago but I have been absorbing a lot of info and playing around with a couple of different sites just trying to learn. Things have changed a lot since 2012! Anyway, I want to be an active participant in this community so I decided to do things proper and make this my very first post. I owe this community a lot and I hope to not only learn but give back in the future.