Finally hit my $1000 a month target! I quit my full time IT job in February 2011 (previously worked in web development and SEO), pursuing the dream of less hours and more money via internet marketing. The first month I just fumbled around trying out micro niche sites by purchasing some from sterday here on BHW. Some worked, some didn't and earning pocket money from those sites certainly inspired me to keep ploughing. After about a month of solid freelance work, I took a closer look at my own sites and redesigned most of them to really add VALUE to the user.. instead of the cheesy MFA style. From doing that and adding more indepth articles my income from the micro niche sites doubled... but I was still lucky to be earning $150 a month. Interestingly though, since my purge of MFA sites rebuilding them for providing value (quality articles, good looking theme, 2 ad blocks a page) every single google update has only helped my sites in rank. With 2 of my micro niche sites I've actually outranked a couple competitors thanks to the updates. One of my micro niche sites I thought I could add a certain angle to it by driving sales for that particular niche. This is a massive niche, but so far I'm the only person applying this particular angle and method.... it's slightly grey hat but I think if I don't deviate to the darkside too much i'll be ok. Thinking outside the box FTW! First month after doing this my commission on sales alone was $100, next month $400 and this month $700 (now #1 on google).... from one website! This is excluding my adsense earnings! This niche and method is totally scalable and I've already setup 4 other sites which I'm waiting to rank for in a couple months I can certainly see $2-3k plus a month. My ultimate goal and reason for starting IM is to travel Asia for a year living like a king off passive income from only a couple hours on wifi a week. I start my travels in October and I know 100% this dream is possible now thanks to IM and my super cool method! The only tool I use is Market Samuria for keyword research, for anything SEO related I use some excellent services here on BHW. My advice for newbies starting: IM isn't a "get rich quick scheme". TONNES of EFFORT is involved Provide VALUE to the user Keep going. It could take you a week or a few months to find a method that works for you. Key is keep the faith. My golden rule and what I live by.... as cheesy as it sounds.. BELIEVING YOU ARE / WILL BE SUCCESSFUL As strange as it sounds if you believe this to the absolute core, everything falls into place and you're never short on motivation and ambition. Hope the above was useful and/or inspiring to some of you!