First of all, welcome to Black Hat World . As of late, there have been threads posted with titles such as "help me make money", "I'm new here, how do I make money", "There is too much information where do I start" etc. Some visitors come here confused, breaking forum rules, not knowing where to start, and end up coming into the forums on a bad note and asking to be spoon fed money. This thread will aim to answer any questions you have, see below. BEFORE you post asking how to make money and who can help you - go directly to this thread: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ll-starts-you-not-methods-not-google-you.html The thread that was just linked will mentally prepare you for the information that you will read on this forum and instead of asking how you can make money, it will spark ideas. Don't get me wrong, most of us are here to help, most threads that contain methods basically show you how to make income online as long as you can read. Things you should know/rules - For those of you who are here to sell your services, accounts, or otherwise: Advertising to, or solicitation of, any member to buy or sell any products or services through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the Site such as PM solicitation. (Note: If you have something you want to sell on this forum, post it in the For Sale section). - For those with a business or looking to open a Marketplace thread for your services: You must meet the requirements to donate, then donate here, and submit your thread to the marketplace section for review. - For new members who are looking to create a partnership or Joint Venture: Your thread must be approved by a moderator BEFORE this happens. Please do not try and dance around the rules by posting threads in a vague way to get a JV going. See here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/joint-ventures/519925-updated-2013-jv-rules.html - For a full overview of the rules, see here: https://www.blackhatworld.com/help/terms Now that the rules and forum etiquette is out of the way, let's start with why you came here. Making Money & Methods There are many ways for you to acquire income online and have that income become recurring, but to name a few and their sections here: - Adsense/Adwords (PPC or Pay Per Click) http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f13-pay-per-click/ - Website Flipping - http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f141-site-flipping/ - CPA (cost per action) networks/Affiliate marketing http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f15-affiliate-programs/ and http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f50-cpa/ - Social media account selling or SMM (social media marketing) - http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f32-social-networking-sites/ - Website Design - http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f126-web-design/ - Copywriting - http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f168-copywriting-sales-persuasion/ - Dropshipping - http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f68-dropshipping-wholesale-hookups/ - SEO (black hat & white hat)- http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f28-black-hat-seo/ and http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f30-white-hat-seo/ There are many more, but the best thing you can do is take a method or strategy that is posted here and try it. That is the best advice anyone here will give you. These are some good introductory threads that will further guide you in your online journey: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/822334-reality-check-what-takes-build-million-dollar-search-engine-optimization-online-marketing-business.html http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...rategies-tips-advice-inside-15-000-words.html http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/781273-how-rank-quick-guide-newbies.html http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ch-engine-optimization-guide-dolla-dream.html http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-guide-how-i-make-amazon-affiliate-sites.html Journey Threads These methods are often followed, tweaked, and reposted in a new thread or in a journey thread. Journey threads are a way to show your progress while testing a method and get results on your feedback. It is almost like a brainstorming session if you need it to be. The journey thread also serves a great mental purpose. It gives you something to update and a good way of tracking progress. It isn't for everything, though. Some enjoy their privacy. Downloads & Resources Members here are generous and often share many different eBooks, bots, software, themes, templates, tools, scripts, and other very useful resources that can assist you on your journey. http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f29-member-downloads/ http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f9-black-hat-seo-tools/ http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f173-downloads-copywriting-sales/ Search One of the most useful features on Black Hat World is the search function. Many members forget that it exists and post question threads that have already been answered. Don't neglect the search feature, it can be your best friend. http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/search.php Now, go earn some money! This thread is not a collection of useless information, may seem simple and that is its exact purpose: to be simple. This thread was just to introduce any unregistered members or newly registered members to the forum in the right way. You should be able to gather from this enough to get started or at least decide how to get started. The rules listed are just that; rules, the categories in which were listed to make money are currently how members here earn their living which can be seen in the journeys section that was linked, the methods that were listed are working so go out and try them. It's as simple as just picking a method and following it until you succeed.