Hi everyone. I started in IM on January 1st of this year. I worked very hard at it right from the get-go, but I didn't really know what I was doing, so the first few months I made zero dollars. I was a little disheartened, but I want to do IM full time SO bad, so I soldiered on and kept working and learning. I'm the kind of person who learns by doing, so I made a few blogs that failed to make any money, but I learned a little more with each one. I'm on my 4th site now and it's doing pretty well. I'm learning more and more about how this whole thing works, and my website traffic is increasing. Today, I signed into my Clickbank account and saw this: I know it's still small potatoes compared to some people, but to me, it's evidence of my hard work paying off! (there's actually one more sale, but it was several weeks ago and it doesn't show up on there) I've made back all the money I spent on hosting, domains, Fiverr gigs, etc. plus a lot more! I'm ecstatic that I had two sales within a week of each other, then two sales the very next day. If I can get a steady 15 sales a week, I can quit my 9-5 job and just work part-time! Then my next goal will be to make ALL of my income from IM. I'm not putting all my eggs in one basket, though.. I'm also doing some stuff with Adult FriendFinder's affiliate program (made $110 from that so far!) I just thought I'd share what I've learned so far about this business. This will be obvious stuff to some of you more experienced people, but this is for the noobs out there who are just starting up: - Make sure your links work! For about a week, the main affiliate link on my site lead to some page with a message saying that the site had been taken down due to a violation of Clickbank's terms of service or something. I was wondering why I didn't have any hops the past week, and I clicked the link myself, and boy did I feel like a moron....I could have been making sales, if only I had made sure the link was working! I immediately found a new product to promote, and changed the links. - Try to pick a niche that you know something about, or can learn at least. I think I've found a good niche because it's something I actually know something about. One of my best methods is to casually mention my blog on forum posts. And they're high quality posts and I actually take part in the discussion on the forum, so it doesn't look like spam. - NEVER GIVE UP! Success might come when you least expect it!