Hello, I just started getting into the idea of working at home. I'm 21, I have a part-time job and part-time college, but my motivation for school has fallen quite a bit. I do intend to graduate but I don't feel passionate about what my future job may be after college. I do, however, feel passionate about possibly becoming a video game reviewer/editor, as I've played games all my life and I enjoy writing about them. I've started a blog and I've begun posting in it once a day, practicing my writing ability. So anyway, my situation so far: I've already began researching on work-at-home opportunities and I've signed up for a number of paid survey sites, but so far it seems all of them only pay in vouchers, give points, or enter in sweepstakes. I've read a bit of this site and it seems like I could make money through affiliate marketing or ads or possibly even cash gifting. Finally, my questions. 1. I'd still like to give paid surveys a chance, but I'm unsure of what particular sites actually pay up. Can anyone point me in the right direction of sites that do pay, or tell me if I'm probably just wasting my time? 2. Since I have a blog already and I'm determined on writing on it each day, would it be possible to get money through it? If so, exactly what should I look into? 3. What is affiliate marketing? 4. How does cash gifting work? Chances are I'll have a lot more questions to ask. Thanks!