I found out about IM maybe 3 or 4 years ago when someone tried to sell me a method involving adwords and using it to link to some site making people think they'll see celebrity tits or something like that. I read up on it for a while, but I eventually just stopped because I wanted to focus on my studies. I wish I had done something instead. So I'm sick of sitting around and reading, but I don't have a big budget. I want to start with CPC, but I'm pretty sure I would lose it all. I know it takes probably $500 minimum to test a campaign with adwords, and it would be a huge blow to lose all that along with the cost to have a page designed, hosting, keyword research services, tracking, and whatever else I might have missed. I need an initial flow of cash, so I've thought of something. The basic plan would be to set up a wordpress site and use SEO to get it to rank in a mid-competition niche. I'd post maybe 3 - 5 articles per day, link build daily, use social bookmarking, and try my hand at facebook for traffic as well. I'd monetize with adsense. The problem with this is that I heard it takes really, really long to start seeing the money compared to when I first read up on this stuff a few years ago. that really bums me out. so I wanted to ask you guys if it's still possible to see a good cash flow within 2 to 4 months if I work hard at this. I heard CPV is relatively cheap to start with, so I might continue to do research with that too. But I'm sick of reading and not taking action. I need to finally do something. I'm just looking for a little advice. CPC is so expensive, but it also seems possible to start making money from the first week with it. but I can't afford to lose that much cash right now. I'd rather take the risk when it's a little safer. thanks for reading.