Hey everyone, long-time lurker, first-time poster. I'm a college student and blah blah blah bills. Yeah. I've lurked long enough to know not to ask for handouts, not to ask to be spoonfed, and generally not to ask for clarification - that is what the search button is for As much as I would like to make thousands of dollars a month (and yes, I'm aware it is possible), I'm not totally cut out for IM. I don't want to invest money (which, of course, is the only way to make the really big bucks), I don't understand SEO, and I'm pretty sure it took me a month to figure out what CPA stood for. Basically, none of that stuff is going to work for me right now. The one skill I do have is learning school subjects. I was the kid that took meticulous notes in high school, the kind that were highlighted and cross-indexed and what-have-you. I was also pretty smart in science, and at one point during my freshman year I was tutoring seniors in Advanced Placement Biology. What does this mean? The way I see it, the most efficient method for me to earn money online (without spending all my time searching BHW) is to create Kindle books that are largely based on my notes. The plan is as follows: Take notes from high-school and college-level classes that people often have trouble with (Science, Math, etc) Create notes for specific courses (Introductory Chem, Organic Chem, etc) Split notes into digestible pieces - this is what sets my service apart from books already on the market. Companies like Barron's and McGraw-Hill are slowly moving over to eBook format, but even so their books are clunky and unreadable. They've only taken the paper copies of their books and converted them directly to eBook formats. As most high-school and college students have phones, tablets, etc. with eReader apps, it seems profitable to create books specifically geared for mobile devices. Breaking these notes up into pieces allows me to sell chunks of readable information again and again to satisfied customers. It also allows me to hook customers who are only looking for a certain section of a course (for example, they might only want a review of electrochemistry, not the entirety of Chem 101) Package notes as whole books with "discount" - really, it's the same material, just all thrown together in one big book. The individual pieces will already be written, so I will not have to put any extra effort in. And, if I size my "chunks" correctly, I will only incur a minimal loss. Lather, rinse, repeat. Of course, when I say "largely based on my notes" I don't mean copying and pasting my notes. They will be pieced together into cohesive lessons with example problems, original illustrations, etc. The big selling point here is that these books are optimized for mobile devices, something which I haven't really seen done by big publishers in this market. I have no delusions about making $100000000000 in my first month, or anything crazy like that. In fact, given that I will be creating all the illustrations and example problems and answer keys and such by myself, it will probably be a few good weeks before I even publish anything. Perhaps beyond the initial releases I would consider using profits to outsource some of the illustrations and number-crunching. The main goal here is to establish a reputable business that can serve as a bit of side income. I've got my eye on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but after that all proceeds will most likely go towards savings and paying of loans. So, there you have it. Not really black hat, but it's going to be a journey for sure. Care to follow along with me?