Hey everybody ... I'm not new to BHW. I'm old! I've been reading and posting here intermittently for about 3 and a half years. I've taken some action here and there before but never saw life-changing results. This is my first journey. Why a journey? Why now? Because I'm going to have to get a job in November, if I don't make something sustainable happen. I'm out of excuses. Enough is enough. It's put up or shut up. It's show time. Who am I? What am I doing on BHW? Basically I'm a content writer with ample resources to make a meager living online. I can already do it. But I've been self-delusional about money and time management. I've been super-lazy. I've been too easily discouraged. Of course, I would love to earn residual or so-called "passive" income to replace being chained to a computer 24/7, writing, writing, writing. At the moment, I only get about $10 per month residual income from about 100 articles I slapped on a Web 2.0 site. So I'm giving IM one last try before getting a 'real' 9-5 job ... in a cubicle ... which I'd like to avoid. OK, then. My journey will consist of methods that get me to the goal of $1,500 per month. Then I will scale it up. I haven't chosen a particular method yet, though. I'm pretty open to suggestions. I've been thinking maybe YouTube + PPD or CPA? Or Amazon affiliate sales? Or Kindle book sales? Or a combination of the three. I can't do eBay at the moment; I already screwed that up. Here's my plan of action: 1. Write like a bitch for freelance clients on DMS, Textbroker, Fiverr, etc. to take care of basic expenses plus seed money. Grind articles. Suck it up. Just do it.(TOTAL from article writing: $50-$100 per day) 2. Take some of the money I make and invest it into one of the above-mentioned methods. Or some other methods. Again, I'm open to ideas. 3. Post my progress here and reveal everything I learn along the way to share with the BHW community and keep myself accountable. It's not a sexy journey; it sounds boring ... but this is where I am currently at. Sorry it's vague. I know a lot about writing, blogging, on-page SEO, white hat SEO and Wordpress. I know practically zero about black hat, bots and uber-technical stuff. Thanks in advance for any advice. Disclaimer: I am an American female, BTW, and not a 15-year-old boy from Serbia like everyone else ? not that there's anything wrong with that!