As one of my first posts, I figured I'd try to contribute something (if only something very small). This post offers nothing new; methods are already posted, information is already available, and people have already talked this to death. A lot of people here, however, seem to be doing nothing; nobody is acting on the information available. I don't mean to gloat (nor do I consider this gloat-worthy), but, instead, to motivate some of you. Frankly, what I've been doing is writing articles simply to see what works for me. I've got it narrowed down to a niche and a structural formula that I stick to, and it works every time. I currently make about $11 an hour on AC, writing in what I'd call a "grey hat" fashion (the articles I submit are manual combinations of partial rewrites and creative writing). I type quickly, so I don't bother with Dragon Naturally Speaking. In my off periods and breaks, I try to scrape together re-writers. Now that I know what will work for AC, I can more-easily guide a team of people to do the work for me. In order to sustain a healthy working relationship with my writers, I pay them well; I only make, perhaps, $.25 to $.30 per outsourced article. What do I get out of that, though? A good volume of high-quality articles that AC pays for consistently. In addition to the $11/hour I make writing manually, I pull in about $2.50 in profit, daily, from each writer. If you distribute that between the two hours I work on AC each day, I make about $17 an hour. In total, AC brings me about $35 a day, consistently, for two hours of work. That's about 245 US dollars a week. Admittedly, this is nothing magnificent. It is, however, consistent; I have a formula that leads to success nearly every time. Moreover, I can scale this up as time passes by. I only have a handful of writers at present, and dealing with them is less time-consuming and more productive than writing by myself. The writers stick with me because I am a good and fair employer. I make as much doing this for two hours a day as I would make working 30+ hours a week at a minimum wage job. As a college student, this is wonderful. My reason for posting is first and foremost to motivate people to action, and, secondly, to demonstrate an ideology that promotes success in any area of making money on-line. Though I haven't ventured too far into the other facets of Internet business, AC is definitely working out for me, and it will for you, too.