If you already know what Post Loop is, then skip to the end for my twist to increase your money earned. If you are new to IM and need a reliable source of seed money to begin your IM adventure, then start here: Note: I will not be providing my Affiliate Link in this thread. This guide is for your gain, not mine. WHO PostLoop, a.k.a. PL. WHAT A website that brings together forum owners and posters. The process is simple. Forum owners pay PL to list their forum. PL pays you for posting in them. WHERE (I cannot post links yet, so Google: PostLoop.) WHEN Anytime day or night, right after finishing this guide! WHY Internet Marketing requires money. Domain and Hosting is the most basic of costs that you will need to cover to try most methods here on BHW. You may not have enough money, or maybe you don't even have a debit/credit card to load your money online. PL gives out payment via PayPal on a timely manner, which in turn is accepted by many Domain/Hosting companies. HOW You're ready to begin! First I will explain how to get started posting, then I will continue with experience-given tips. STEP 1 Create Your Account. Go to PostLoop's website. At the top, click "Join". Note: Use an easy-to-remember email address & username. You will have to type them in several times later. Go to your email and click on the link. Log in. STEP 2 Getting access for posting. To weed out spammers and those who will not contribute "decent" postings, like "lol k" and "Interesting, I agree.", PostLoop requires you prove yourself with 10 sample Forum posts. Click "Forums" at the top. You will be presented with a yellow box that says "Click here to show the steps necessary to receive approval...." Read the directions for a quick overview of what you will be doing. You do not have to post 5 paragraphs per response, but make it a couple of lines at least, and be sure to use proper English. Note: You MUST follow the "subscribe" part after creating a forum name or you will NOT get credit for posting. This will be the same for each forum that you want to post on in the future. Make these posts count! They will determine your starting "post rating" and you may not be allowed access to all of the available forums if it is not high enough. After you have completed your 10 sample posts, take a break and stretch your legs. You've earned it! You've done a lot more than many other lurkers on BHW. You've taken action! Within 24 hours (usually sooner depending on the time of day; it took me one hour) a moderator will either approve or reject your sample postings. (Unless English is a foreign language for you, there is no excuse to be rejected!) STEP 3 Get setup to post on a forum! Congratulations on being approved. Lets make your first posting! Click "Forums" at the top. There are many forums to choose from, so find an area of interest to you. It is often much easier to write about something that you like/know about.For this example, I will be using "Finance Buddies" forum. Click on the link, register with the forum, and activate it with your email. You are almost ready to post! BEFORE you post, you MUST first register on the forum of your choosing, and go back to PostLoop to"subscribe" to that forum. If you do not, you will NOT receive credit for your posts. This is used to link your Postloop account to the account on that forum so that you receive your points. It is linked to your # of posts on the forum. This is done in the same way that you subscribed to the approval-forum. When you subscribe to this forum (link your information), the owner usually will put some sort of special instructions for you to agree to. Failing to follow these directions will usually result in a poor rating. To withdraw funds, you must have over the average rating of the Postloop user base. This prevents trolls and spammers from typing incoherent babble and getting money for it. Also, the forum owner can ban you from posting there. For this example, the owner of "Finance Buddies" just requests the use of an avatar. This is something you should do for each forum and I'll provide some more tips at the bottom to achieve high ratings. Now go back to the forum of your choosing, for me it's "Finance Buddies", and upload an avatar. STEP 4 Post! Post! Post! Usually each forum will have an introductions area. This is as easy as it gets for your first post. Again, make sure you have already linked your forum account to your postloop account by subscribing on postloop. Then it's time to write up that introduction, and fire away that submission button. YOU DID IT! You're on the way to your first payout! STEP 5 Get that money! Once you hit 100 points ($5), you are able to withdraw (with above average rating, which is easy to achieve). Many will join and give 1 or 2 word replies and will be rated poorly by forum owners, allowing you to not have to worry as long as you give decent responses. Since I do not want to have to post enough to receive another payout, I will show you a few of my old payouts that got my website and domain going. NOTES Now that you've set up your account, gotten approval to post, and have made your first post, lets go over some finer details! Make the forum owner happy. START a few threads, don't only reply. Give decent posts but don't dwell on trying to be H.G. Wells. Just act natural. This will feed into my personal twist at the end. As mentioned numerous times, you must remember to subscribe to each forum that you choose to post in. If you do not, you will not receive credit for those posts. Postloop must be linked up to the forum to provide your post count so it can verify your posts. To verify that you are receiving credit, go to postloop and click on "my dashboard" at the top. This provides you with details of your postloop account, including points earned. Each posting works out to be about 2 points. After 100 points, you may withdraw $5 via paypal. If you work diligently in areas that you like, 100 points should take no longer than one hour. Remember that the points update about once every 7 minutes, so do not freak out if your points don't show up the minute that you post on a forum. Usually each forum has a limit on the number of posts you can make each day. Sometimes it is unlimited but that is rare. You can find this next to each name on the "forums" link. On the "forums link", you also will find there the # of points that each forum has available to disperse. The MORE points available, you will receive slightly more points per post. Also if forum is highlighted in yellow, it means you will earn more points per post as well. I prefer to register for forums with more points not only because they offer slightly higher points per post, but also because I know that I will not have to register for too many websites. I can rely on it being there for a decent amount of time, if not a week, maybe even a month. It's a time saver. MY PERSONAL TWIST Make double the payout! One day I was posting and I noticed a bunch of car forums. There were about 10 forums all with similar names, revolving around cars. I also noticed that they had the same number of points available. This is when I realized, duh, they are all owned by the same person. I then noticed that there were several other forums that seemed to share points available, meaning they were owned by the same person. When forum owners buy points for you to achieve, they pay Postloop $0.10 per point. On the other hand, Postloop only pays you $0.05 per point earned. This is how the website makes money. I decided to game the system and contact the car forums owner directly. I inquired about posting for him directly for the same $0.10 rate, cutting out Postloop in the process. I advertised to him that we would both gain. He would get a reliable poster who would bring meaningful comments, while I would be gaining double the rate. Since I had already been posting there, he saw examples of how decent my posts were. Win-Win. He agreed to 30 posts per forum per week, across 10 forums, so 300 posts. At the time, an average post on post loop was worth 1.75 points, so that is equal to a total of 525 post loop points. At his rate of $0.10 per point, that is a total of $52.50 per week. MORE than enough to support starting your first IM campaign. The only issue is working out how/when the payments will be made, which is between you and the owner. I started out every day and then got him to advance me the $52.50 for the following few weeks that I did it. That's it folks. You have no reasonable excuse as to why you cannot get the funds to start a proper internet marketing campaign. Yes, we all want to have so called "auto pilot" money makers, but to achieve such, you must first have funds for the basic necessities. That is what Postloop is for. You get out what you put into it. This is the same for everything in life. Whether you are 10 years old or 30 years old, you have to start somewhere. I took far longer than it should have taken (roughly 2 hours) to complete this guide in hopes of answering all of your questions, but if you have any, please feel free to post them here and I will try to respond ASAP. Thank you for reading my first contribution to BHW, and congratulations on finally taking action!