I've been a member of this site for five years. In that time my interest in IM and SEO has waxed and waned, with me alternating from fervently reading threads eight hours a day, to forgetting about IM entirely. I've gained a lot of insight into IM through other people's experiences and ideas, however I'm guilty of the number one cardinal sin of IM: not taking action! That's about to change. My modest goal for this journey is $30/day passive income. My time frame to achieve this goal is dictated by how long the money I have saved ($3,000) will last me. I am quitting my job and expending all of my energy and focus into this project. I need to succeed or I face eviction and hunger. This decision might seem drastic however it's absolutely necessary to keep myself motivated and productive. This is more than about making money for me, it is about happiness. I am not happy with my current job and I am determined to escape it. My plan is to start off using manual processes, and then progress to custom automated solutions. My method of monetization will be through the Amazon Associates program. My traffic will come from targeted email acquisition and autoresponders, with recipients further funneled through my landing pages (possibly with redirection) to Amazon. So far I have a domain, hosting, a wordpress installation, and a premium theme. My immediate tasks are to create personal plugins to make the process of authoring my landing pages easier, fill my domain with content, secure an Amazon Associate account, and begin testing the viability of my method using manual processes. Wish me luck!