As the title states, this is a no nonsense semi-guide to get you focused on a project that you will enjoy and feel good about. This will not be a get rich quick method, this is a way that you can make some serious money for many years to come. If you do this properly, sitting down at your computer will be fun and making money will come completely naturally. It might take close to a year to see good results (depending on how much you work at it), but it will happen if you stick to it. Making Money Online There are thousands of methods to make money, but many of them are short term pump and dump schemes that will be outdated and worthless in a very short time. There are only a handful of online money making methods that will never be outdated and they will always be profitable. This method is simple, but for some reason it is the last thing new IMers try. It's called picking a niche subject that you love and know a lot about and building an authority site about it. Stop with your link spamming, stop your shitty PPD where you are causing people to get viruses on their computers. Building a website around a subject you love WILL BE SUCCESSFUL Here is why this is a timeless method and even Google will love you for it. When you are passionate about a subject your readers will notice, you can see it in your writing. Honestly, how much do you love writing about Chicago Mesothelioma lawyers? You fucking hate it, and people reading your content hate reading it. When you get your website started about the perfect subject you will be overwhelmed with good ideas about how to make the site better. You'll have endless things to write about and content will just flow from your fingers. Before you know it, you will have a 100 page website that google simply adores. Google will love it not because you spammed links, but because when people read it they feel compelled to share your awesome articles (sure a little SEO might help. They will rank you for just about anything you want within a matter of days. You can read all day long about how to do PPD on youtube, and how to sit around all day spamming craigslist for $6.00. At the end of the day what have you done to ensure your future in IM? Nothing, you made $6. If you want another $6, you will have to spam the fuck out of another craigslist area. While you spend a week making $20, at the end of the week you have absolutely nothing. While you did that, guess what I did? I built another wall in my internet authority site empire. An empire that will rank forever and will never be closed down like your PPD youtube account was. Day after day, year after year, while you scrape by making a few dollars a day?you could have been building your own empire that will make you a shit ton of money for the rest of your life. The Beauty of the Authority Site?But You can't build Rome in a Day I started a website in 2013 about a subject I love and know a lot about. I took lots of pictures, reviewed a lot of stuff I had laying around my house and suddenly traffic started coming. I said to myself, holy shit! people are digging this. I kept going, I started a how to section, a tips and trick section, a video tips section etc. etc. Then I added adsense ads. Started making a few bucks a day, then I found out about amazon affiliates and added that to all my reviews. Added adsense to my videos, Created a youtube channel about my website. Ordered products from china and started branding them with my websites catchy name. Sold those on Amazon and in an ecommerce sub domain on my website. Then, 3 years later I do whatever the fuck I want, whenever I want because my website just plain makes money. I will literally drive around the US for 3 months at a time partying like a rockstar by night and when I wake up around noon, I'll go to a new spot (related to my niche) and write about it for my website (and its still fun!). Doesn't this sound a little better than PPD and writing about mesothelioma lawyers or payday loans? It won't happen overnight, but you will wake up knowing that everything you created is not only enriching peoples lives, but nobody can take it away. If you do something stupid and get banned by adsense or amazon, there are hundreds of other ways to make money with your site. Once you have a good website to always fall back on, then it's time to try other risky pump and dump methods. Your eggs won't ever all be in one basket. What Not to Do Don't risk your empire with shitty spam links. If you want to build links to your site, tread very, very, carefully. Only buy links from sources you trust. If you must, wait until you have saved up money for a huff post link or similar HQ link. Don't risk your website. Sorry, I'm out of time. Hopefully this motivates a few newbies and gets you on the right track to making real money long term.