Alright this is my first official Internet Marketing venture. I have been researching and planning for a while now, and finally decided to ACT. I am 16 years old (17 in a week ), got my first part time job at a yogurt shop last month, just opened up my first bank account yesterday, deposited a few paychecks, and got a debit card. The very first purchase I made was a GoDaddy domain for a movie site, and as I am writing this I am about to purchase hosting through Host Gator for my site. ^^^UPDATE ^^^ If you have been keeping up with the journal, you will see that I have had some problems with Hostgator/ GoDaddy due to the fact that I sort of went into this venture a bit headstrong. But, that is fixed now and I have canceled/ refunded my Hostgator account, and created a new domain through the offshore host "Alibaba host" in the Netherlands. Thanks to recommendations of several members who posted on this thread, I looked into offshore hosting for my site, and realized that they were indeed right, and that if I stuck with US hosting, my site would almost surely be taken down in the near future. I would like to thank those who gave me this advice, as you probably saved me a lot of future headaches! I read Toxtom's guide on this forum and decided that this was a great way for me to start out. I had previously been planning to start a few niche sites, but decided that this would be a great project to work on while I did keyword/ niche research, and also would give me a site that I could use to later gain acceptance to the good CPA networks (as long as this site is successful). I have applied to and am currently waiting to get accepted by BlamAd's, StuckAds, and LeadBolt. I will also be looking into incentivized offers, where the advertiser pays a small amount of money (usually a dollar or two) for a customer completing an offer. In my opinion these will aid in conversion rates, as people would be more likely to complete an offer if they will get paid. I would like some feedback in regards to incentivized vs. non incentivized offers. All of my current goals and stats will be up-to-date on this first post, so you won't have to go clicking through pages to find my current stats My Short Term Goals For Now (will update this list from time to time): Buy hosting through host gator Set up a clean, inviting wordpress- based movie site Submit refund request to Hostgator and switch to offshore hosting (Alibaba Host) Submit to Google index Add movies through embed scripts (Toxtom's guide suggested novamov). Each post will be a different movie. Write articles for the movies that are keyword rich for Google searches relating to those movies. Once I have about 10 movies posted, I will begin advertising through facebook (again using Toxtom's method of autoclick- liking my facebook post with my site link) Begin content locking. I would like to set it up to show low quality for free, and higher qualities will be content locked. Once I have accomplished these, I will also look into other advertisement methods (Twitter, youtube, possibly offline flyers). My Internet Marketing knowledge and skillset include: SEO with Google's updated Penguin Social Media Marketing Marketing and Packaging (Making things look clean, friendly, and attractive) How to set up wordpress sites Photoshop I do not know html, scripting, or any C languages, so I will be sticking to wordpress and using my cpa networks content lockers as opposed to creating my own (at least for now anyway). Here are my long- term goals for income (Green= complete; Red=uncomplete) Make my first dollar online ! Make $5 in a day Make $10 in a day Make $20 in a day Make $50 in a day Buy my own car with around $2,500-$3,000 later on this year. I will be regularly updating my journal as it will help me keep track of what I have done and need to do, and it will hopefully motivate me to stay on track if I lose focus. I greatly appreciate any feedback and advice that you have to give!