Oh, I have spend my share time on blackhat places on the internet, especially boards on the darknet where more blackhat methods can be found. For example, a guy I know in my country is doing carding. if you don't know what that is, it is basically buying credit card data and info and then spend it on goods and then sell the goods. At the time I was very low on money (still am lol) and he wanted to involve me with it and I could have made good money with it but I rejected his offer. Why? It didn't feel good to me, blackhat methods can pay off very well but I just don't feel good about it you know and as you said, most of the time those methods go down fast and in the worse case you could get arrested, fortunately for me I live in a country where punishments are a joke but in some countries you are proper screwed. Now I don't know how old you are but as you said you are studying I guess you are 20ish, you still have enough time to take the time to research, I'm half way 30's so time is starting to tick and I wasted my 20's on drugs, alcohol, partying, dealing drugs and spending time in prison which was a absolute waste! Could have been a millionaire by now if I used my brain but instead of that I am nearly broke and just now I am getting a bit more mature. Only thing I got running for me is that I have a lot of life XP and computers, internet and design has always peaked my interest but just like you and maybe I am one or two footsteps ahead, I am just learning everything But thanks for the compliment. I will give you one advice though, don't buy any of these shitty guides! 9,9 out of 10 it's bullshit! And people selling them are marketing veterans with their beautiful presentations, banners etc, all part of the game while you can find everything you need to know for free. Always keep in mind these principals: - If it looks too good to be true, it usually is. - Use common sense . - If you create a webshop, blog, landing page, whatever, always critically ask yourself, "Would I buy this?", "Would this appeal to me?" and if the answers is yes, ask your friends/family to take a look and tell them to be brutally honest because it is in people's nature to be nice about things even when they are not. (seen it loadssss of times) As I said, you still got the time, don't start based on a success story, research it all first. PM me your websites and FB and let me give you my opinion Well as I said, many Chinese totally suck in English! Start a Ebay account and undercut your competitors! You will make less profit at the start but you will be building clients and followers.