This is meant for people who are mainly good at writing, are broke(no money to invest) and want to build up a long term sustainable income. About six months ago I made a drastic career switch. I chose to get into IM and I joined Blackhatworld. I knew nothing and was broke. This month I will finally make over $1000. If Squidoo didn't get Google in November and again in January I'm sure it would have been way more. My method (although I'm always experimenting) has been to write articles for web 2.0 sites like Squidoo and Hubpages. Key is to write every day Key is to hit long tail keywords Key is to leverage the domain authority of Squidoo and Hubpages Key is to leverage the internal backlinking capabilities of these sites Key is to game their payout systems while keeping within Terms of Services Key is to seo optimize on page Key is to write about stuff you like, so you will write more Key is to link between your articles Key is to be trustworthy and honest towards all your readers Key is to put the minimum amount of time in to create something that is special to at least a few Key is to write untill you have traffic Key is to optimize articles that have traffic to convert Key is to extract maximum $ from the time you have Key is to make(DO) mistakes and learn Over the last six months I have learned countless valuable lessons. Would I do it again? Yes... but different! There are many things I wouldn't try or do different. To be honest I'm still learning every day. Here on this forum and from my work and experiences. I'm 100% sure that you can do it on your own too, even if you are broke now and know nothing about SEO. Use these revenue share platforms to rank while you do what you do best: Write! 3 Simple Steps: Step 1 is platform selection. All the platforms out there have different strengths. In most cases I would recommend Squidoo or Hubpages. PM or post your interests and what you like to write about and I will give you advice on platform selection. Step 2 is getting to work, start to accumlate age on your urls and have your keywords out there Step 3 is optimizing your articles for maximum conversion (clicks or sales or whatever) Hope this helps to open new avenues for everyone who is currently writing on assignment. Ask questions here or in PM!