In around one week, I will be free from the obligations imposed upon me by school and I can immerse myself in Internet Marketing and education. But something has to drop a deuce on my parade and that's my age. I'm not 18 yet. Fortunately, my parents have provided me with support and they have registered to ClickBank and PayPal. But I still feel as if I am restricted in a sense. I have had a tiny success in Internet Marketing; I earned something on the order of a few hundred pounds. But that well seems to have dried up, at least temporarily. Now I am left wondering about the possible paths I could take. I could rebuild my aforementioned source of wealth, but I am not sure of how successful that will be. It is a website and the most I can do is create backlinks and post articles. The niche is very small and there's not much to talk about. I can create Web 2.0s manually, but I am not at all sure of the efficacy of that. Google is like a woman that responds to your acts differently at varying times. Sometimes Google likes your spammy backlinks, but sometimes Google penalises you for them. I'm not sure at the slightest of a Search Engine Optimisation strategy that has a solid success rate. Sape seems to work for now, but how will it be in a few months' time? Not that I can afford it anyway. I've looked at Kimi's strategy and to be honest, that seems like the best one there is. I have some grander strategies about marketing and email lists that cannot be realised right now. I would need a plethora of resources to even attempt to develop some of the ideas I have in mind. I am somewhat sad that I cannot realise them now, but without walking the baby steps, I know I can't achieve the successes I need. So, I am at the starting steps of Internet Marketing. I can visualise the distant future, but I cannot think of anything to do right now. Should I create articles? It seemed viable until I discovered that the market was saturated with cheap workers. Not that I am willing to work hard, but I am just unsure of writing a 1000 word article for $5. Also, if I go to a platform like iWriter, the clients could simply reject it or opt for a cheaper worker. So, my dilemma is as follows: I am not sure what to do at this early stage in my Internet Marketing career. I have a restriction and I am not sure if I should write articles or create links for my websites. I know that a tacit rule in this forum is don't ask shitty questions that have been answered before. I don't know if my question is a bad one, but I will apologise in advance if this has been asked before. I am willing to work hard, but I don't know what to actually work hard at. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I hope you're having a good day.