Let's discuss the title first. So what's with all the fruits? the brighter of you might ask. I honestly have no idea. Maybe it's a subtle technique to make you read this (yea, sure), or maybe I didn't have a better idea for the title. The truth is we'll never know. After reading such a cleverly constructed introduction, you are probably wondering who on earth is this guy? Who am I? That's another question I can't answer, but I can tell you how am I. I'm pis*ed off. Last night, I have been working for 4 hours just to NOT save before I submitted my "First IM journey". It was devastating. It was a brilliant thread (or so I like to believe), a thread that was about more than making money. It was about life. (it really sucked) Funny thing is, I didn't even like it at first. It was too "dark", a realistic journey through the life of a mediocre. The more precocious of the readers have already realized that the "average Joe" from my thread was me (what a surprise!). I've spent 4 long hours just to whine about how weak, dumb and depressed I was. I even described myself as a complete failure, an ugly skinny guy with red injected eyes (hell no, I'm handsome, really). Leaving the pathetic tone out, the smart self-irony and the honesty made it a rather enjoyable read. After finishing it, the reader would almost feel compassion for the poor being that I was. Why did I do that? Aside from the fact that I'm an attention seeking prickk, I think I just wanted confirmation. Don't try to tell me that when you were all newbies you didn't want to impress everyone around. "Hell, I can rock this BHW thing!". I think I was just human. I wanted people to like me, and impressing smart people like you would have been an achievement for me. I have never been so wrong! This morning I was casually checking the forums. My spirit was down. I was tired and discouraged. After a sleepless night working on the masterpiece my thread was, I had nothing. That's when the gods of IM poured their mercy above me. I found this random guy with 20 posts saying: When you're actually in the world where people are clearing 6 figures a month upwards you start to notice that they're far too busy to even bother "proving" to anyone how much they earn. When you earn a lot you really don't give a damn. So that's when I had my little moment of epiphany. I'm not here to impress any of you, I'm here to make money. Tons of it. I won't waste my time making threads like the one you are reading right now (I'm still working on it). I will just act. Some may say I'm arrogant or anti-social. No. This is what being focused means. Without further ado, let's get to the point. After all, that's why we're all here. How am I going to make money? If you've read all this so far, you will have a huge disappointment. The "this guy seems smart" feeling that reading my text gave you might quickly turn into the "another noob wasting my time" feeling. Why is that? I know nothing about IM. Nothing. (well, almost) It all started in a rather childish way. As a bet. My best friend (or that's what he thinks) is an already successful IM-er, that keeps mocking me about how deplorable I am (I still don't get what's wrong with mum buying me clothes). Anyway, we've made this into a challenge: Your average every-day kid that has already made xx,xxx online (give or take) against the brilliant young-man with endless potential (I'm modest as well) that has no idea about the sh*t he's getting into. No, really, if I ever make a dime online, it's all because of my friend. Incredible human being (love ya, bro). So now that you know everything you need to about me, we can talk business. Put yourself in my place for a second. You have the right attitude, you are highly stimulated and the people around you support you. But you know NOTHING. So what's the first logical step? Believe it or not, taking action(ugh, what a cliche). Even my thin internet marketing knowledge points me that this is a business for a man-of-action. I don't have any real information about making money online, or websites, or any other IM-ish things. So I'm gonna begin with the basics. Tonight I'm putting my first website online. Tomorrow I'm trying my first money making method. Don't get me wrong, it won't be all empirical. I am going to study at the same time, in a logical and organized fashion: tons of bookmarks sorted by relevance. I might stalk the "cool users" too, I need every piece of useful info I can get. Of course, I won't believe anything until I try it. That's how scientific knowledge is gained after all. Testing and Experimentation. Talking to you was a pleasure, my reader, but now we have to set ways apart. I'm blindly charging into IM, so I have work to do. If you have any random questions (as, for example, who my mysterious rich friend is), you just feel like cheering me up or you want to give me free advice, I'm all ears. The journey begins!