Hello I first time came to BHW on 2008, but haven't ever written too much. Now it's time to start. Here's my little story and plans for the future. - Past - I'm 19 years old guy from small country in Europe. My making money journey started back in 2007. I was uploading some warez stuff and was earning up to $1 daily (it was pretty much for 13 y.o boy from rather poor country). However it was quite arduous for me and I couldn't scale it up. I ended my warez journey in 2008. On the same year I heard about PPS affiliate programs in my country. I read something about SEO and built few websites. Meanwhile I was really fascinated with a group of old blackhatters from my country - guys have been doing really huge money since very old times. I dreamt about doing the same, but I thought I don't have enough experience and Google is much better than in 2004-2005. I promoted my websites using white/grey hat methods. I made about $150 in my best month and I was happy anyway. In 2011 I discovered PPD affiliate programs. I started with sharecash and then moved to a CPA network (content lockers). I was creating and uploading Youtube videos. Everything was going great, earnings were increasing (was making about $300 a month), all seemed easy to scale up... and boom. I've made a mistake and got all my Youtube accounts banned. I didn't give up, created new accounts, but never was so succeed with Youtube again (someone can tell: $10 daily isn't a big deal. But not for me at that time). Few months earlier I set up several websites and wanted to gain some traffic from Google (it's more stable than this from Youtube). All those websites didn't got well positions in SERPs. Except one, that unexpectedly jumped into TOP10 on main keyword and stayed there for a few months, giving me almost 1000 bucks in the best month. Meanwhile I built few other websites (similar, content-lockers, etc) and was trying to promote them. Some of them didn't even got good positions in SERPs, some niches I chosen just weren't profitable. Good times ended few months ago, when my main website's Google rankings dropped and I lost almost whole traffic. My second best website also dropped from top not a long time ago. - Present & Future - What now? Hmm, now I earn about 50-100 bucks monthly. I recently set up a new website in my best niche and I'm trying to bring my second best profitable website back to TOP10. I also try to do some new projects. It's sad that I'm "in business" since 2008 and my current earnings are so low. I probably know few reasons of this... I'm rather lazy person that is able to work really hard only under pressure of other people. I want keep doing IM stuff, however I feel a bit depressed and not motivated enough to do a really huge job in a longer period of time. I got a lot of time to work, but I keep wasting 90% of it! Also, almost everything in IM I do alone. Don't have any IRL or Web friends to share ideas, work together, etc. Anyway, I won't give up and that's why I've written this thread. Hope you guys will help keep me motivated to work! I'm gonna put some updates in this thread (maybe daily? what do you think?) of my progress in work. Also, if you have any questions, just ask PS: Sorry for my bad English, but it's not my native language.