Hello people of BHW hope you all are doing fine. So ... I have decided to open my Journey thread on BHW to keep track of things that I do on my authority website. Right now I only want to focus on this one website that I have already been focusing for the past 3 months even though I got lots of other projects on going (personal ones) beside the design work that I do. I kind of want to" pause designing" for a bit since its been 10 years that I have been doing this job that is why I went into the SEO game. Since running authority website isn't an easy task I actually have to outsource a few things. In my case these are content writer and SEO masters (for about 30-40% of link building on the website). Now let me quickly show you where I am with the rankings and my stats of the website (4 months old). Since it is an authority website I had to buy a new one as I wanted the perfect name. These are the main keywords that I want to rank for. Lots of LSI are on there with lower search volume but will pick up ranks once I get these on the top. I really need #1 rankings since traffic isn't that good because on some keywords there are some local maps listings ahead (because of keyword) but no where related (they just rank for some reason probably big authority). My main focus is US so that will be 95% of traffic once I get it ranked. I also set in webmaster to only show in US search engine because no point in getting other traffic for now on my main page. Expenses Here I won't be counting on SEO tools that I bought even though they do help me with the website. If anyone is curious what services I have for all the website needs are: KWFinder Scrapebox GSA Contact Submitter (this will help me BIG TIME on my project) I have invested about $1k into the website in the following breakdown (sorry no exact numbers but you can expect them in the upcoming updates). Content: $350 (about) Link building: $300-400 Hosting: $80 Domain: $10 Plugins for WP: about $50 Website: FREE of course since I did it myself including all the designs on social profiles etc. MONEY EARNED: $120.48 + 15$ (yearly subscription) What am I about to do in the upcoming days: Was thinking on building a 60 - 120 seconds pro video for the front page to help me get more conversions hopefully even though my CR is about 50% (for now). Do some more keyword research to see what kind of content I should post next Do some interlinking on the current content to improve link juice, hopefully bringing better rankings in the next two months. Keep running instagram bot on my 2nd phone (its "free" and working good so why not) but only because I know how to make it work for free (its actually 8$ per month). I will be subscribing to Jarvee most probably once I get more funds rolling in. Let this be end for now. There is more stuff I kind of want to note down but I doubt its really needed.