Well, I'm taking a chocolate milk break. (I'm not 5, I'm 24, but it's damn good.) and I thought I would post a topic on my progress or lack of it in the past two weeks. Well, I started looking at making money on the net all those 2 weeks ago -not long I know- due to necessity. I'm an English kid living on a Greek island (long story) and my pitiful command of the Greek language has not helped me in all areas. I have fantastic friends, and a gorgeous girlfriend but job opportunities on this veritable paradise are not so forthcoming. Not even for the natives. I guess if they were then everyone would live here and nobody would toil away all year on the mainland. I left it too late basically. I relied on money I had saved and a few odd jobs to get me through two summers here but I really started struggling and getting pretty damn worried about my prospects in the long term (which quickly turned in to the short term) and then really started freaking as my bank balance dwindled down into the 3 figures. With desperation giving me a forceful nudge I decided to become pro-active and eventually found myself here. And what a place it is. First up I really think that had I not found this forum I would not have the motivation and the belief that you really can make it and make it good in the world of Internet money making. That said I think I have banked 20 dollars through PPI; and Luxcash wiped my stats back down to zero along with everyone elses a few days ago. (We're assured things will be rectified!) so success is still an intangible object hovering in front of me at the moment. Even with my lack of actual banked $'s I am not deterred just yet but I am pretty tired. I have read extensively. Tons and tons of threads here going all the way back to the beginning and have downloaded E-books and watched walkthrough videos and scoped other forums and blogs with money making ideas and tuts all the while trying not to burn out or overstretch myself. I know there is a very real trap of reading and not doing. That said I believe that the education has been invaluable. I am a total newb still and expect I will be for some time but compared to two weeks ago I really feel like I'm getting a grasp of things. The terminology the methods and the way things work. I see it as time well spent. I've had a go at making money through Youtube by trying to get traffic to hclicks but after a solid day of 10 hours setting up I banked 15c before having the account unceremoniously deleted. Along with my other personal account that I've had for over two years. Boo. I have had a go at PPI and got frustrated with my 30kb upload speeds and my stats being wiped (but I'm sure it will be fine! No conspiracy's!) I have tried marketing affiliate products on craigslist but quickly realized that it is nigh on impossible to get anywhere with it given the CL policebots. Hell, I couldn't even get one post up even after reading all the tips and tricks! I have spent time thinking about how I will start flipping websites once I actually have bank from some other method and I have also thought about what sort of sites I will make with my zero ability at site building when I can even afford $7 to register a domain. (Yes, money issues are that dire. Hell, I managed to get a loan from a friend in the UK at the last minute today so I could pay my rent and bills and still have enough to eat for another month.) I have felt super motivated at times and convinced that I will be well off soon and it's only a matter of time before I am perusing Rolex's and sorry for myself at others and convinced that I am doomed to abject poverty FOREVER. You could say that it has been an eventful week. I have never once felt like giving up though. I'm still looking for that magical tactic that will work for me that I can run with. I know it's a silly way to think but hell, I'm a n00b. It's the way our little minds work, damnit! The reason I made this thread is just to get it all out there. For myself more than anything. And for vets and n00bs to read alike. I know I always like reading about others progress. So I will be updating this thread as I go on at least to the point I make it or become so broke that they cut my internet off and throw me on the street. Ha! One thing I would like to say though is thanks to everyone who has contributed to my learning progress. Whether you knew you did or not. There are way too many to list. I feel motivated and positive every time I log on here. BHW has pretty much got a permanent tab in my browser. You'd never expect such a nefarious bunch to have such community spirit! But I guess we're all in it for the same reasons, eh. I am going to keep at it, that's for sure. I'm not really sure what the next thing I'm going to try is. But I'm sure I'll think of something. Or more likely try something someone else has thought up and been kind enough to share on here. Wish me luck and stay tuned.