Hello BHW, long time lurker here. I have been experimenting for a few years with IM, and have made probably a total of $300 or so between adsense and Amazon affiliates. I tend to get discouraged when I don't see quick results, but now is the time for me to change that. I've been holding on to a few domains the last few years, and will be using two of them for this new journey into 2015. What I have: two domains, one with wordpress installed and a whopping 2 posts, and the other with an empty SMF forum that has one starter post by myself, with no members. I have an instagram with about 70 followers at the moment, and a twitter with just 12 followers. I plan to build up the blog, and hopefully drive members to the forums through it, as well as my IG and twitter followers when I get more built up. I have chosen a hobby niche, one that I can be passionate about and enjoy working with and writing and learning about. My forum domain name is [hobby]forums d0t c0m, and is sitting in the #14 spot on google for search terms '[hobby] forums' (not bad for an empty forum right?) I plan to use some of my blog posts to compile short kindle freebies that will contain links to both the blog and the forum, and may possibly decide to charge if I feel the information is good enough quality and the length is right. While working on these two sites, my priority right now is my full time job and full time school, so forgive me if the updates don't come as often as you'd like. To be honest I really don't have any specific goals to numbers I want to reach or anything, but I would be more than satisfied if by the end of the year, I could make at least $50 a day between amazon affiliates, adsense, and some ebay partners as well. Even just being able to hit $10 or $20 everyday would motivate me to work even harder and be able to make a full income from my online ventures. Feel free to make any suggestions, or ask any questions, and I'll do my best to keep in touch with any inquiries!