Hello! This is the start of my inspiring journey of success!! or A tutorial on how to hilariously fail at IM!! It will be one or the other (hopefully the former). My goal: Ear enough to pursue my erotica ebook writing journey without the need for getting up and working retail 5 days a week!!! To that end I purchased the rather catchy domain name: singleguylife I purchased hosting on Poweruphosting. Now.....I have no idea....everything looks so.....complicated...what the hell is wordpress? What is cpanel? what is MySQL and why do I need it? email configurations? What the hell is that!?!? A database? Why do I have a database!??!?! I guess it will be a long frightful journey, but the people at Poweruphosting so far have been great so heres to that! My ultimate goal is to be financially independent from my retail job so I can concentrate on my ebook writing and maintenance of my domain. I realize this is a long process and I have mapped out a few goals to get there: Start up goals Goal 1: learn how to use all the tools provided in the cpanel and what their proper functions are Goal 2: learn how to implement these tools to actually build a foundation for the site Goal 3: research and create relevant authority content to be implemented to my site Goal 4: learn how to connect my content to my website in an efficient and visually pleasing structure Goal 5: learn the ins and outs of keywords, SEO, adsense, Google Analytics Goal 6: implement goal 5's processes into the site Goal 6: find and implement relevant and profitable affiliate programs to enhance monetization of my site Goal 7: combine all previous 6 goals into a final website, launched and ready to earn Monetize goals Goal 1: First revenue dollar from any income source implemented on the site Goal 2: first 10 dollar week Goal 3: first 25 dollar month Goal 4: first 100 dollar month Goal 5: first 250 dollar month Goal 6: first 500+ dollar month Goal 7: first 4 figure month Life goals: Goal 1: buy my mom a new car (she likes the Honda civic) Goal 2: frame off restoration of my auto (estimated cost: 12 grand) Goal 3: help the clinic I sponsor in Honduras Goal 4: Buy an old Christ Craft Constellation Cabin cruiser Goal 5: Park that boat in the Keys Goal 6: live on the boat writing erotica and maintaining singleguylife Maybe this all sounds crazy, but I have had a few glasses of whisky and LSU just got beat by Mississippi State so am rambling. Anyway i will update my buffoonery here as it progresses. Thank you for reading.