Hi BHW! I've been a lurker here for a long time. Probably about 10 years or so. I started in IM back in 1999 when a co-worker of mine told me about eBay. I tried it out, made a lot of money, and discovered that I could make a lot more money on the Internet than at any of my day jobs. I was making really good money at my day jobs, but eBay had pretty much surpassed them all. After seeing what was possible online, it did not make sense to remain at a day job. I decided to put all my career efforts into the Internet. I eventually learned web design, and majored in product design during college. This allowed me to create my own websites and design my own products to sell online. Then it happened. Sometime between 2007 and 2009, I got the suspension email from eBay telling me my account had gone up in flames and there was nothing I could do about it. Nearly 10 years down the drain. Like most eBay sellers, I was not going to take "No" for an answer. But eBay refused to help. I eventually turned to Google, which led me to the Aspkin forums. I was back on! While Aspkin helped tremendously, he always reiterated that these selling platforms could remove us from their websites at any time. He suggested affiliate marketing as a more permanent solution if we were really serious at making money online. I always thought that was excellent advice. Advice that led me to BlackHatWorld! Since I was still in eBay mode, I spent most of my time on Aspkin. However, I always lurked over here and on Warrior Forum to learn more about affiliate marketing, and Internet Marketing in general, that way I could make the transition from eBay to IM. I've always enjoyed reading the clever tricks people from BHW come up with to maximize their Internet earnings. The methods that I have learned and implemented from here are not only creative, but they have also been highly effective over the long haul. The most influential part of the forum for me has always been the journey threads. I love watching people achieve their goals. It motivates me and keeps me in the right frame of mind to achieve my own goals. I always wanted to start a journey of my own, but the timing always seemed off, and other aspects of my career never really seemed to line up with starting one. Every 5-10 years, I do an evaluation of my career by doing more of what has been successful, and removing what has not been successful. Last year, 2018 was another 10 year mark in my career. I also turned 40 years old. I decided that I was going to celebrate these milestone dates by adding a BHW journey thread to my career. This journey also conveniently comes in right at the beginning of 2019 during my 10 year "anniversary" of lurking since 2009. What seemed like a struggle to implement before, now seems to line up perfectly. Since my specialty has always been niche products and niche websites, I am going to continue with that method as my journey. I have about 10 niche products that I would like to create, along with a website for each product. The goal is to earn a total of $10,000 a month from all 10 websites. The first part of this journey will be to gather seed money so the journey will have it's own funds allocated to it. The goal is to earn $1,000 with a small method that I use to earn seed money quickly when I do not wish to take funds from my savings or from other projects. This method does not generate a lot of cash, but it does pay out daily so I can get things moving faster than with a higher paying method that takes a slower 60-90 days to pay out. Once I receive the $1,000 seed money, I will start creating the niche websites. Today is my first official day back to work for the new year, and I will start updating my progress every 1-2 days. See you all soon.