Hey all, short little blurb about myself and why I chose the goal of $27/day. I am 27 and I am an 8th grade U.S. history teacher in Michigan. I have been in the IM game here and there for about 5 years and have been doing all different kinds of things from Craigslist with CPA to MicroNicheSites and SEO. They all had their pros and cons, but as I am now into my 4th year of teaching, my schedule doesn't allow me to put as much time into my projects as I would want to (unless I am working on them during my summer vacation). I came up with the amount of $27/day because that is how much it would take to pay for my student loans each month ($800/month). I am married and have a house, 2 dogs, and my wife is also a teacher - life is good, other than the fact that I give out $800 each month to pay for student loans. Now, that situation did recently improve - my father-in-law actually gave me the $103,000 to pay off the banks/government, but to avoid "gifting treatment" in the IRS's eyes, I do have to pay him back with a tiny amount of interest - much better than the 9% interest rate I was paying our government. Onto my plan... As of right now I have about 4 keywords ready to start working with and I will be making videos about the products and putting them on YouTube. I want to get to around 10 before I actually kick off my plan. I have about $400 in seed money to do what I need to do - buy high retention views, likes, comments, and links to the videos. Making the videos might start in the next week or two because I just talked my school into buying me Camtasia - of course I will use it to implement videos into my classroom, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't going to use it for some IM purposes also lol. I think I should be getting that pretty soon - I would rather make the videos instead of paying someone $5 to read a script. We'll see though, maybe the Fiverr videos convert well?? I have been following SpiderBlast and Acidol's threads closely for inspiration and am excited to get going on this. The only thing that I need to do to start is to get a few domain names and re-direct them to my CB affiliate links - I think I will get a new domain for each video since that looks a lot better than a shortened URL, but I still don't want to pay for hosting, so a simple redirect will work for that. As far as a timeframe goes, I am hoping to accomplish my goal within 4 months, however, if it takes longer - I am okay with that. Because I am a teacher and that is the job that IS actually making me $38K/year, and I have an obligation to my students, that will be my first priority, so don't expect this to be a daily update thread, probably closer to once or twice each week (unless you know a teacher you have no idea how much work is involved... plus I coach football and run the robotics club so I have plenty going on lol). Anyway that is all for now - I wanted to start this thread to help hold me accountable, keep all of my thoughts together, and share my successes and struggles. Thanks for reading and following!