This will be a pretty boring post and no blackhat tricks are in it. Im 20 years old, and Ive been living from the internet for three years now, and to be honest it´s been a dream and a nightmare. How many of you really feel secure for the future? Ive had my highs (5000$ a day) and lows (-20k in 2 months). I think I made about 200k last year (spent it all) and now Im basically broke, I still have a small income about 2k a month but I cant secure my future with it and the big earners are gone. I quit my college, the future working in an office with 9k a year (normal in Estonia) didnt seem very motivating. When my big earners blew up and I suddenly realised that I might be broke I moved far away from home, from family and friends. So I could focus and get back with the high rollers.(Moved from Estonia to Romania-thats like moving from US to mexico without knowing anyone) 2 weeks ago after my daily profits were growing stadily I allready touched the 500$ a day line- it felt really good. Then the page dropped and I lost my income again, that really got to me and I actually felt the depression coming in, its easy to lose it while beeing alone with no friends in 5000km radius. So this is what Ive learned from all this sh`t: When your paychecks come from blackhat stuff you can never: Lease a car Take a loan Live in an expensive rental apartment, Because when your pages fall, you cant go to a normal "day job" (it may come as a suprise but "link building" isnt considered as a quality by most employers), and it will take atleast 3 months to start earning again. This goes especialy for the guys that have familys, like montydad500 and other on this forum. I think everyone will hit a jackpot, but its really important to undrestand that it wont stay that way. And if theres another semi-succesful? blackhatter out there that would like to team up in real life pm me, I tried to set up a blackhat company here in romania but didnt pull it off alone, sky is the limit. Sorry for the Title of the thread, What you know about that is a song by TI, you should listen to it.