Goooooood day people, Thank you for reading the journey of Shurg. We?re two intrepid online marketers with a flair for edging into the greying-black world of internet marketing. I?m Chris and I?ll be working with a fella called Eric (he?ll introduce himself after this post.) Our journey isn?t going to be a bog standard ?I?m a 16 yr old wanting to make $10 per day? type malarkey. We?re actually two fully grown (and chubby) men from the UK in our 30s and we?re in the very fortunate position to not have to worry about ?real jobs? and have at least 8 hours a day to commit to this internet marketing fool?s gold. Our goal To build an online marketing empire utilising a multitude of online marketing techniques. Our requirements As this is a professional business venture we have two main priorities: All income is to be stable ? no worry about accounts getting banned / sites getting deindexed and creating a catastrophic loss of earnings. Income has to be sizeable and scaleable ? to support two families and future retirement plans! Our experience I (Chris) have about 3 years in online marketing experience. I have built a small adsense empire and have had moderate success. Eric is a complete internet nooby and until two weeks ago had no previous internet marketing experience but has a wealth of experience in multiple niches. What we?ve already done We?ve already established ourselves in the financial niche with: One main money site that receives around 2k authentic uniques / month, and a lot more ?unauthentic? views (details later). One secondary site that receives around 300 authentic uniques / month, and a lot more ?unauthentic? views (details later). An email database of around 700. An introducing broker arrangement with around 10 active traders (details later). An approved AWM account. A clickbank account - and a about $180 in earnings to date. An active social media following. The above creates about $1,000 per month ($32/day) as income, pre-tax. The financial goals Short term ? within 2 months - $100 / day Medium term ? within 4 months - $500 / day Long term ? within 8 months - $1,000 / day How we?re going to get there Growing our network in the financial niche to over 50 sites. Growing the number of traders in our introducing broker agreements. Growth of and effectively using our email lists for affiliate marketing. Selling advertising on our main sites (and/or affiliate banners). YouTube ? PPD ? AWM sites in multiple niches supported by larger networks of sites. Amazon affiliate sites in multiple niches supported by larger networks of sites. Trend following PPD ? AWM sites (details later). Creating large networks of sites in other niches determined by our research for AWM/Amazon sites. Initially we?ll be doing the ?grunt? work (writing bloody articles) ourselves, but as this is a business we?ll obviously be outsourcing as much as possible as and when revenue allows. What you?re going to get from following our journey. Simple. You?re either going to watch two grown men waste the next 8 months of their life, get divorced from their wives, lose their kids and move into tiny shacks whilst having to spoon to keep warm. Or... Watch two grown men develop the small amount of skills they have, learn new things and make a shit load of money whilst building a viable and sustainable business. And interact, enjoy and learn from their journey. How we?re going to keep you guys in the loop. I would like to say that one of us is going to post an update every single day to announce all the work we've done and dazzle you all with our earnings. In reality I expect we?ll update this thread at least every couple of days. We do however keep daily tabs on our stats and incoming/outgoing funds and would be delighted to share the results with you. The updates will either be completed by Eric or I, depending on what's going on. We'll try to keep you up-to-date with the work that we've done since the last update, earnings since the last update, stats of the sites, new traders joining our IB, growth of mailing lists, costs incurred and any planning that we're doing. You are of course welcome to ask any questions that you might have. Whilst we're no experts we'd be delighted to share any knowledge we have, help those that ask and teach anything that we know how to do (or have figured out the hard way!) Kick back, set your thread tools to subscribe and we'll speak to you soon. Chris and Eric.