Hello there folks, I finally decided to make my own journey thread once I stopped trying to sell my IM guide and focus more on legit truth. Here is a short synopsis of my IM career up till now, this is on my website too but I will not be promoting that here. I am just like anyone else grinding it out for that free startup traffic, and I hope I will be able to help others. I am moving to focus more on residual money, because I realized I was wasting my time with my CPA spam methods. My short story background here will explain that. MY STORY FROM 2010 UNTIL NOW I already knew how to build websites in HTML and CSS before ever starting, but I actually found success in 2010 when I wrecked my car, and tried to learn online money making. I played with forex for a couple weeks, but with no startup captial or actual skills its not worth it. i first started making real money with facebook and CPALead in 2010, and back then EASY money was to be had. I found the facebook scam viral script on Blackhatworld, and made some fast money with that. To be honest I thought I was the shit, and that I was going to be successful. All I did was spend all day reading IM forums, and a few hours doing spam methods, I never built a real business. You guys know how hard it can be to comb through make money online gurus and e-books, and I wasted alot of time doing that. In the end I never spent time creating real websites and I spent money I should have re-invested into my business on drugs. This is how after 3 years I had given up, I knew money was out there but starting with no legit traffic or websites and trying to make money can be tough. Its possible to have viral social campaigns, and find good methods after trying hard enough, but I had done that and the methods had come and gone and I never really moved on. Fast foward to 2016, I had not truly given up on IM but I had not done anything with it for 3 years. I started writitng a book about some of my experiences not related to IM, and in doing so re-sparked that internet marketing flare. At first I started right back with my go-to CPA fake girl spam method, which is listed on my site. The truth is though, I didn't scale it up to make any real money, just enough to motivate me to spend all day working on it. However, the truth is that this was going back and doing the same old shit, and also expecting the good old days of fast easy money. It is still out there, but the truth is I also had to once again go out and try and figure it out. Now im not saying not to do that, but for me things are different. I had somewhat of a spiritual journey when I first got sober, and I realize it is better to give back. It will take me alot longer, I am still not making a ton of money, but I decided to focus more on e-book writing. The reason I did this was because it had the best results, still not alot but I made alot more off my amazon kindle sales than I did off CPA. It is pointless for me to do CPA spam when I have good ideas for 10+ books, love to write, and already have 2 books on Amazon, that are high quality and helpful. Where I am NOW starting this journey The lesson I take from my own story is just because you are the captain doesn't mean you have to go down with the ship. If there is another ship nearby, try hijacking that one. Im not saying that CPA marketing is a sinking ship, I FULLY intend to jump back in once I find a good method, or have money from other sources. But the reality is that I could easily spend months wasting my time and only making pennies, because alot can go wrong with most fast money CPA methods which involve social media. Instagram can ban your accounts, FB and twitter can too. If you are smart this won't happen, but for example my method died because the offer disappeared. Nothing you can do about that and no other offers worked the same. 3 months and the 100$ a day method was dead. My advice if you read this is be smart. If you need some fast money and you think it can happen with CPA, go for it. I went for it, but after a few weeks I had to realize my time was better spent planning for the long term, and creating products and websites that will be around for a while. I am here for the long term, and to help other marketers learn without bullshitting them. My Short Term Plan For This Journey So here is a list of what I tried already, before I decided to focus on my e-book writing and long term projects. My same short term fake girl spam method that worked well back in 2010, it still made me instant CPA money but it was small, 9$ OGAds and 3$ with CPALead after getting 5 accounts to a few thousand followers. I will post a link to the guide explaining this method, as it is completely free and written by me, but I will caution that this isn't exactly the best method, but it always make conversions no matter what. Uploaded file is too large so here is direct .pdf link. - dontsuckatmarketing . com/EasyCPAMethods.pdf Anyways like I said thats just an example of what I tried, but not much success. I also tried a bit of a craigslist method I found from a guy on facebook, I won't out him here but it is an old method that doesn't work as good as he says it does, and the truth it I spent the last month not making much, but creating some good websites, good kindle books, and a good internet marketing guide. My kindle sales for my personal e-book weren't a ton, but still 16$ from no promotion, and my make money online guide sold about 60$ worth. It is actually a really badass guide, for 10$ its 124 pages, but I have decided to wait to keep promoting it again because I need to make some major upgrades, and also I feel like I need to have more success before can confidently sell a MMO product. What I decided is I am going to focus on giving people value in all niches I work in, I do have 3 major niches 2 work in, but the health niche is my later project, only because there areas are where i have experience. My Short Term Goals Right now I have quite a few goals and projects to work on. I am going to mostly tackle them one at a time, but for a little longer I am full time IM so I have all day to get stuff done. - Put the finishing touches on my two websites, which are already mostly done, just very simply content oriented sites without much fancy stuff or SEO yet. - Slowly over time SEO them and add content, some of which is already done. Slowly over time I will be building social media presence but I don't expect these sites to really take off for a few months, - Keep adding content to my make money online site, keep adding to guide which I plan to be very comprehensive, and hopefully re-release it in the next couple months. - Focus on marketing my first e-book which I will post info about below, since it is really my only active campaign. I have bought a marketing service for it and done my own. - Focus on writing my next books, I actually have 2 books live on Kindle but one is my personal addiction story, and I didn't do much marketing yet, i realized it has way more potential if I rewrite it. - Keep my eyes on IM forums and look for CPA methods, but don't get distracted. I plan to have success with my books and websites, and reinvest that money and extra free time into CPA success. - Get a real job. This one might be a surprise but heres the deal, I quit my stressful serving job after years in September, and have been working on IM since then. It was good to get shit done since I had all day, and I wrote probably 400 pages of content in various niches and books, and built websites. However, I have had to admit to myself that my chances of making fast CPA money to pay the bills is not that great, and if I spend all day doing that I won't have time to write my actual books. I plan on getting a job that I will have to work at for a few months, but in the end this will be the most efficient way. Ill have money to re-invest, and won't be desperate to scam or spam people to make fast money. I am trying to learn from my mistakes, and build a real business. Anyways I hope you guys enjoy this journey! I will have a reply below as my first official journey post about my kindle journey so far. Keep in mind thats just where my potential is now, I plan to expand into any areas that work.