My story is a long story... I'll start with how I discovered the whole concept of internet marketing. It was last christmas when I discovered the glories of internet marketing. I was on vacation at Oregon, and I was with my family (grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc.) My uncle is a software engineer, and he knows how to make iPhone apps. We had a discussion at the dinner table, and my father talked about this article in the newspaper. It was about some guys who got rich off an iPhone app. Then my uncle said he knew how to create iPhone apps. My brother took the opportunity. My bro said he would write out a plan, give it to our uncle, and our uncle would create the iPhone app. My bro and uncle would split the profits 50/50. Unfortunately, my brother did plan out an iPhone app, and it was a pretty good idea (had to do something with cars and calculating stuff) but he never followed through. Then I was like, hey I wanna make some money! So I was pretty lame and searched on youtube "how to make money." It had to do something with spider searching or whatever. I was like, man this is lame. Then I remembered this howcast video on making money from blogs. I watched it, and I thought it was a pretty good idea. For a few days during christmas break (i know what a waste of time) I had an idea for a blog. I thought I would be on top of the world and become filthy rich. So I worked on it for a few days. I thought it would be an instant success. I was dead wrong. My niche was horrible, I knew nothing of keywords or SEO, and man did I FAIL. I came back home disappointed, and searched for making money with blogs. I then stumbled upon digitalpoint. I got some tips and advice, and I thought "hey, what the heck, I should continue blogging with these tips." I probably wasted a month trying to make my blog great. It did not go anywhere. Then I quit the whole "making money" business for about 3 months. Then I decided to go back on DP, search for some tips, and try monetizing my blog. Same old fail. So I decided to delete my blog. Blogs are made of fail. Then I somehow stumbled upon blackhatworld about a month ago. And Thank God for that. With digitalpoint, all they tell you is make a blog, do some social bookmarking, apply some adsense, and you'll be happy. Fuck no. It would take months to do that, and you'll finally make $10 a day. With all the advice, methods, tips, and help from BHW, I finally brought home the bacon, and I continue to do so. I'm learning more and more everyday. What's your story?