Hopefully long journey to better life. ABOUT ME: I am a student and a programmer in 20's and I'm online more than half of my usual day. I am constantly finding and making small scripts and bots that automate my every day tasks and make my life easier. I love coding and sharing. I've been on this forum for two days now, around 12 hours of reading different methods and ways to enter the IM world (grey area). THE CHANGE: First thing I decided to do, which is in process last ~24hrs is changing my employee mentality to entrepreneur mentality. By that I mean to slowly stop with freelance work, stop with trying to find a good job, and start making money. Methods are everywhere. THE GOAL: My goal is to have a constant, low risk, scalable passive income system. In order to achieve a "better life" that I was talking about in first paragraph I have 2 years MAX to build a solid scalable system that will bring me an income of 1000$+ per month and then grow. THE IDEA: 1) Baby steps: I have a lot of free time and 40$ on paypalthat I can invest. 2) Grinding a method: Grinding a method for certain amount of time (could be months) that will make me enough money that I can then invest in my plan. Why? Because methods usually depend on many different factors and may not work in a year. So get money via quick methods to build a sustainable long term system. If I have to invest in these methods I am willing to invest up to 10$ for some trial memberships or some system that doesn't have high risk of failure, I need to profit of those 40$, not lose them. 3) The goal Still thinking about it, needs more research but at the moment I am thinking about simple niche websites that I will promote via seo and social media and get paid by either adwords or affiliate programs via email. From my research I found that staying in email contact with your visitors that trust you with their email is better but old, but then old could be gold. Once I decide on what it's going to be, I will start working on bots and scripts for it while I'm grinding the money for it. Ideas are welcome. THE JOURNEY: -Reading, reading, reading... -After spending ~4 hours on money making subforum, I visited my best friend Google to clarify some phrases. I read an article on "what the heck is seo ppc sem and ssm", clarified all of the phrases used here and learned bunch of new things. -Reading, thinking, thinking, reading... -Post this thread. -Continue research and thinking... to be continued, if you have any ideas,comments, critiques or whatever, feel free to PM me or reply here.