Hello BHW, I have been on this site for a while now, lurking and reading. When I joined a few years ago I was into internet marketing as a way to make extra funds, had a few micro Niche sites earning about $100 a month that were ebay targeted, dabbled in other types of sites such as the million pixel web page (*great concept), Dating web pages like POF, some adult sites, then got a 9-5 and got caught up in other projects and my growing empire crumbled... I kept coming back to BHW on occasion to keep up on trends and missed the challenge and fun of this line of work. When the 9-5 stop happening and my side work hitting a slow time, I turned to what I enjoyed and know I could make some funds with - Affiliate sites and BHW. I started to read this post by (arganrecords) - my-journey-discussions/759612-amazon-authority-website-journey-1000-day-100-outsourced (sorry not allowed to post links :/) and was inspired. Read it from first post to page 11 and said, "YES.. I need to do this as well". Very great read, insightful. This Journey will document my development of Amazon Niche sites relying on outsourcing. I am no Grue or SEO wizard, I just read a lot. If you see ways I can improve this adventure, please let me know. Below you will find my logic in this process, please let me know your thoughts, if you think its good or is a flop. ------------- The Vision: Acquire 2 Amazon Niche sites with EDM keywords that a 2nd party makes. After the sites are delivered, push the SEO with a goal of both sites making at least $600 a month in 2-4 months (*I would love to do better but a goal of an extra $1200 a month would make living a lot more easier). Majority of the work *outsourced (*most by BHW services) - a study on expense vs return?. Document the process and learn additional ways to stream line and increase profitability. In 6 months repeat using the funds from the first 2 sites to power the development of the next 2 with increased profitability. ------------ Initial costs associated with outsourcing start up: Web Hosting for 1 year (3 free Domain names) $95.40 2 Amazon Niche sites with EDM and 2000+ monthly searches Estimated: $200 ($100 each) SEO boost to make sites more of an authority site. $170 total ($85 each) Total initial outlay cost: $465.40 ------------ Costs associated with on going content, SEO and growth: Goal to release 3 articles a week on each site based around the Niche (6 total a week that are review based articles or supporting authority content articles) 500 - 700 words in each article - about $5 per article = 6 articles // $30 a week | 24 articles // $120 a month | 288 articles a year // $1,440 a year for content. * All figures are estimated. ------------ Grand total expenses estimated for the year to attain the above all just by outsourcing: $1,905.40 Work would be imputing articles, SEO site lay out, content research, and managing the writing team (4 hrs a week). ------------ Potential profits and Time lines: Month 1 Get Hosting Get services for the Niche sites. Launch sites Small SEO push 1 week after launch Work on indexing sites in Google I don't except to see any profits in the first 30 days. Month 2 SEO Push for domain Authority. Give the BIG G time to find and index the site, then push for #1 or #2 listing. Goal of 25$ a week in sales ($100 per site per month $200 total income) Month 3 I will enter the manual link building phase Contact domains and see about guest blog posts, link swaps. Should have secured #1 or #2 spot in the ranking for my keywords. Goal of $100 a week in sales ($400 per site $800 total) Month 4 If all goes well, I should have a good selection of articles in place (36 articles per site by the start of month 4 and 48 by the end) Goal of $150 a week in sales, ($600 per site $1200 total *about a total average of $40 in sales per day total threw Amazon) ------------ Pitfalls and dangers: If the EDM Niche sites are not visited - a dead or dark Niche. SEO push fails to push site up in SERP's Protection - 2 sites, increase the chance of one of them hitting. Funding runs out before sites have the chance to be realizes 100% No fall back on this one - I hope the incoming profits can offset the content writing by the second month and by month 4 have covered the initial outlay and future content. Pull out - If the initial investment is covered but generating less them 10$ a month, hold on to them for a year then flip them. If the profits are higher then the operating costs ($120 for the year), keep them. Well, that's about it for the start. I am waiting to hear back from a few service providers on final costs, then its off to the races with this project. I hope to have this all in motion by the end of the week. In future updates (*prehaps once a week) I will let you know how the sites are performing, the profits if any, the hurdles that were meet, and what web pages I am using to generate content and such. Any insights or thoughts are welcome. Thank you!