My goal is to learn A LOT - I'm very new to affiliate marketing/seo. I decided to take action after reading many very helpful threads by Hekke (thank you for posting so many helpful guides). I'm hoping I can make $50/day after the new year. Trying to get a small passive income that will teach me a lot at the same time. Nothing will help me learn more than just getting into it. --- Things I have done today: - Bought a domain. Saw a domain that fits my site idea well that was expired and is 13 years old, so after making sure it doesn't have a bad history I decided to purchase it (14.99). - Set up a simple wordpress site with good plugins/followed Hekke's guide to making a site quickly. - Spent quite a while trying to find good content writers on BHW. After seeing some samples I purchased a test product review from one service ($5.50 for 500 words). - I spent 6 hours doing research on keywords and products I could post on my site. I have found over 200 low/medium competition keywords that vary between 100 and 1000 searches/month on google. (Adwords keyword planner is what I used for research & browsing amazon). To do list: - Once I have found a content writer I like, I will be purchasing 4x 500-1000 word product reviews. Each review will compare 4-5 products and I will be putting a minimum of 7 keywords in each. - I will also be purchasing 5x 500-1000 word informative articles that relate to my product reviews. These will also have more than a handful of keywords in each. --- I would like to get a decent amount of content on my site at once and then slowly add more every few days. I'm unsure if I should put internal links in my informative articles to lead people to my amazon product reviews or if I should put a "Best Product Out Now" affiliate image/link in those articles to lead directly to a product on amazon. Maybe I should do both? My homepage will be a "Best Of" static page with the best 5 products to buy for my niche. Not planning on doing any offsite SEO for at least a month (I think I will get decent traffic once I get some content on my site). I will need to learn how to make/use web 2.0s to link to my site. I'm VERY open to help/critiques. Next update will be posted when I order my articles.