Stop Procrastinating! Start Working! I've wasted to much time already. I'm now taking action. Goal: First commission before Christmas. I think it's a very reasonable goal and I can't see why I would fail. This way, I won't disappoint myself and if I get a commission before my deadline, it will just give me more motivation. How: You've probably guessed by the title. I'll achieve my goal using the Amazon Affiliate Program. I'm a complete Newbie and I'll need to learn all I need to know during the journey. Why a journey: I'm starting a journey for the same reason as other members here, it helps keeping track of things and it motivates us. We're also getting some tips along the way which is awesome and I'm thankful if I get any. Niche: I've already selected my niche. It's something I'm somewhat interested in, and I believe I could write a bunch of articles about it. Keywords: Found a few keywords, however they have very low search per month and it makes me wonder if I've chosen the wrong niche. Most of the keywords have around 100 monthly search.. I'll give it a try. Content: I have 1 article written so far. I plan on having around 10 when I launch the website and I'll keep adding 2-3 per week. Word count isn't something I'm worried about. I'll just write what needs to be written. It just needs to be useful for the readers. Domain: The domain isn't EMD. It's somewhat brandable. However, it's not aged and have no backlinks. I'm starting fresh. Website: It's about 50% done. I'm not using WordPress. I've built the website myself as I am a web programmer. I don't like WordPress anyway. It feels slow and bloated. The page load speed is important to me and building a custom website will sure help. I'll also be able to change anything I want without much effort as I've built it and have access to the source code. Backlinks: I have no clue how I'll do that yet. However, I know I won't be buying packages. Every backlinks will be created manually. I don't care if it takes months and months to start ranking. I want to be as clean as possible. I don't want to risk messing with the Big Brother (G00GL3). As you've read, it will be a long process as I'm not trying to rank and bank ASAP. If this takes off at some point, I'll know that it will be mostly from natural ranking and that it won't magically disappear from google because of some shady things I would've done. My goal is reasonable and I'm very motivated to achieve it. I'll update weekly. I'm sorry I won't be able to update daily. I have a 9-5 job and a girlfriend haha. I won't achieve enough daily to update my journey. So a weekly update is more suited for me. If you have questions or tips, don't hesitate to write in this thread. Let's begin.