Alright guys, Like many others here, I want to make this journey thread to (a) keep myself motivated, (b) pick up any tips and advice that I can, and (c) keep myself sane. My IM journey started a little over 2 years ago. I built 3 niche sites from scratch, took the time to write 5-10 500+ word articles for each site, manual linkbuilding, the whole 9 yards. Adsense profits from all that after 1 year? $0.02. Literally. So I left the sites to sit for awhile and do their thing, actually forgot about them for many months as I: Graduated from law school Moved to Miami Met an amazing Latina Proposed to said Latina Moved in together Got a job as a lawyer Bought a puppy Fast forward to a year later. I love life in Miami, and hate my job with a fiery passion. Well, not just the job, I've had more than one job as a lawyer. It's more the career that's the problem. You know it's not a good sign when every day you wake up and think "DAMN. I have to go to the office again." BUT, about 4 months back, I was sent an automatic reminder that my domain names had been renewed. "Damn", I thought, "I forgot all about them". So I log in to adsense and, well, what do you know, I had about $100 sitting in there. A mini-lightbulb went off in my head and I thought, if nothing else, I can keep these sites going for some extra food and wine money (Miami is expensive). So I did some research, educated myself on SEO, proper adsense placement, got some better-suited WP themes, etc. 6 months later (now), those sites are averaging $20/day each, roughly $1,800/month total. Not bad, but by Miami standards, I'm poor. So what's my goal? At the minimum, I'd like to double my current earnings. If I can get to $3,600/month, I can quit my job. Obviously I'll make less than I do now, but my future-wife is a doctor, so we're set. This is more for my sanity and desire to actually enjoy waking up for a day of work ahead of me. I love online work, finding tips and tricks to earn money here and there. I'm working on setting up an offline seo/internet marketing company as well. I have the llc formed, logo designed, business cards on the way, and am working on the first batch of 100 letters ready to send out (I forget whose method it is, but I'm using a method of contacting businesses I found on here, so thank you!). My plan is to keep this updated to motivate myself, learn from ALL the great knowledge that you guys offer, and possibly help anyone who is more of a n00b than I am (if that is even possible). Cheers to the journey!