I found out that I'm very inconsistent with my work ethics, so I hope opening a journey thread on BHW will keep me motivated not to spend my time on other crap that much. Please DON'T: Ask me what niches am I targeting and don't PM me. I'll try to answer all of the questions here in this thread. The short-term goal is $3000 per month. I simply must reach that within the next 4-6 months. If I hire someone for $1000 per month to whoop my ass every time I get lazy, I'm sure I'd get a very positive ROI on long term. I've been creating niche sites again for the past 3-4 months and I have about 7 of them so far, but only 2 of them (oldest ones) are making money consistently. Traffic from search engines is the only traffic I'm getting, but I'll try my luck with social media in the near future on some other sites. I'm testing different optimization methods on each one of them, so I didn't build any links on 50% of them, just to see how this will go naturally. So far it's going nowhere. Backlinks = must. Site A: My best site so far, properly optimized. Medium competitive niche, and I have about 200 UV per day right now and solid conversions. There are a couple of Amazon affiliate sites in the same niche, but I believe mine is having the most of it right now. One thing I hate is that front page for the best keyword (20k monthly searches) is filled with authority sites and I'm currently on #16th spot. If I get this KW to the top 3, I might get close to my goal just with this website. I'll just have to wait and see. Site B: Low competitive niche, very easy one with very cheap products. I made this one solely for selling large amount of products (cheaper products convert better), to increase my commission on all sites together. I haven't done any link building on it so far, but it's ranked on page 1 and 2 for most money keywords and it sells about 80 products per month right now. The reason it is ranking so high without any links done by me is because it's a premium 4-year old domain which I got on auction for $10. It will make about $200 this month if it stays on this level. What I like about this niche is that when people are buying a product that I'm promoting, they are usually buying shitload of other product for similar purpose. I only sell about 20% of products through this site, which I actually promote. It also has good CTR, about 75% of visitors click on Amazon links. Potential is probably somewhere around 500 visitors per day, so I'm at 20% right now. Sites C, D, E, F: I'll focus just on these 4 sites in the next couple of days. I won't hurry with buying links because my tactic is to make about 50 relevant links on each one "manually" (I hate that expression) first, so they already have some established trust before I rape them with PBN links. Site G: I'm having fun with another site that is very general with interesting products, but it's developed to get the highest % of clicks from visitors. I still have some coding to do, which will take me 5-6 hours because I'm not so good at it. I won't do any SEO on it, I'll just try to do something with Pinterest and Facebook. I haven't figured out what to do so far. It's sad that I have never focused on traffic from social networks in my life, but I will try to fix that. Why $3000 per month? Because that's the amount I need on auto pilot just to have my life expenses covered and to have a good amount of money to invest into my further projects. Obviously traffic is growing every month. If it holds on the same level as it is right now, it's a $1000 per month. But there's a long way before I reach my goal. Here's a screenshot of earnings in 2 good days: That's just something for motivation. Highest earning day was $145, but those days aren't consistent and I only made $25 in the past 2 days without any drop in traffic. What's next: I have 5 articles on dripfeed on my best 2 sites, so I will focus on building links to 4 sites that aren't making money yet.