After years and years of reading this forum and looking for the right idea, I think I have finally found it... This is my thread for my journey toward internet success. Well, actually I have had a lot of success in internet marketing. As a matter of fact, my main source of income is from internet marketing and I've been doing it for 6 years and I've made hundreds of thousands of dollars. Unfortunately though, over the last 4 years my business has suffered to the point where now I'm fairly certain that I will never be able to make the kind of money that I used to with it. It's a very saturated niche so please don't ask me about that business. While I've been able to make money with it, I can't teach anyone else how to do it because I don't want the competition so it's not like I can write ebooks/courses and sell them. That would be cutting off my nose to spite my face. When I began that business, I started making money overnight. You might say I just got super lucky. The stars aligned in my favor. I started to believe that the internet truly was an ATM machine and all you had to do was type in your PIN. However, after many other failing ventures with IM, I've realized just how lucky I was that my first foray was so successful. What makes it even stranger is that I basically discovered and reverse engineered it all on my own without any help. Over the last 6 years I have tried probably 20-30 other types of IM methods and have failed miserably at every one. I know obviously the best niche in IM is telling others how to make money, but without having one method (that I want to share) be successful, I would feel like a fake just rewriting other people's methods. That's not who I am. I feel like if I can find just one viable & reproducible IM method that the sky could really be the limit. This brings me to today. While looking into one method quite thoroughly and seeing that it is probably not logistically possible for me, I started feeling very discouraged again. However, this morning an idea so good hit me that I'm ready to get started today. I'm so sure this is going to work, that if it doesn't I probably will give up IM permanently. Without being too specific as to give away my exact method, basically I'm going to do a review blog for a certain niche. I'm going to include affiliate links provided by businesses in the niche I'm covering, Adsense ads, and possibly other ad space. Along with that revenue stream, I'm also going to be doing a YouTube channel for reviews as well so hopefully I can make advertising dollars on those videos as well. Of course, I will also be collecting email addresses on a pop-up when people enter the site. This list could prove very beneficial for me down the road. If this review site goes well, then I will be able to offer my own products in the niche and I will already have a great list. Today I will be designing my logo and creating my site. Luckily, I am also a website designer and graphic designer so I will be able to do all of that myself. I also have my own reseller server for hosting. The thing that kind of sucks is that the domain I want is already taken (and not even being used). I tried to contact the owner via their WHOIS info, but I believe all of the contact info is bad because the business closed down. I will have to use a name fairly close, but not completely ideal. I'm going to be mapping out how much I spend to get this idea off the ground. I'm hoping I can keep my costs to very minimal and I can show others how to do this method for hardly any start up costs. I'm hoping that the forum members can provide me with guidance, tips, & advice on this journey as I'm sure this isn't going to be as easy as I think it will be. Thanks for all of the support. PS While I currently have no posts on this account, I have been an active member in the past but I lost all of my account info so I had to make a new one a couple years ago and I just hadn't had the motivation to post or comment. Plus IMO what was I really going to add considering all of my failures?