Hi. I am a new member here in BHW and I am very interested in doing IM, since I am currently unemployed. I've read around 5 forum posts and or articles already. I have a 'few' questions though, this is to make sure I have a 'safer' start since I don't have a lot of money to invest in. I can still survive if I lose all that money because I currently live with my parents but I obviously wouldn't like that. 1. When creating a blog/website (e.g. how to sing website), how many articles should I write on that website/blog before moving on and finding another niche for another website/blog? 2. Should I make a website/blog for a broader topic (technology, politics), or for a more narrower one topic-wise (singing, painting)? 3. How long (in months) and or how many articles should I wait before I apply for an adsense account? 4. Should I put affiliate ads on the website/blog before applying on adsense for a bit of income from referrals? 5. When searching my niche in Google, are Howcast, wikihow, Youtube,and the like considered as authority sites? Since they almost always come out as top 1-10 in search results. Also, should I continue with that niche even though they cover the top5 of the search results? 6. is paying for an SEO necessary? 7. What Google search position should I aim? Is having my blog/website on the second page fine? 8. In most of the top posts, the AVG monthly searches on their screenshots are accurate (e.g. 80,000 searches). I've tried it myself and the values on the AVG monthly searches are like 100K – 1M. I think that's quite broad if you ask me. 9. Do modern website names work well? Names like "Tumblr, Grindr, Motherfuckr, etc" 10. Can I use weebly/wix instead of wordpress? why/why not? I hope my questions make sense, and hopefully the answers would help other fellow newbies as well. Hope to see you guys on the successful level!