Welcome to my journey to $200/day! As stated in the title, my goal with this journey is to reach $200 a day using a combination of an authority site and PPD/CPA/Amazon sites. I know it sounds like too many things to work on, but it'll be done one at a time. Baby steps, people! It'd probably be easier to achieve this goal if I focused on one method, but I'm in it for the long term. I only started IM a few months ago and I want to focus on developing my skills. What have I done so far? A blog related to my university program and studies No prior keyword research done More of a personal type of website An adsense ad in the side bar (300x250) making me about $150 so far A PPD focused site on a trending topic - Fat Santa â€‹Created less than a week ago Little keyword research done but it's not very competitive Main design is completed with banner and logo Promoted with Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter (addmefast) Traffic from social media, direct and referral Two posts with PPD link in the second one Tools GSA and Captcha Breaker Haven't touched (bought on impulse during Black Friday sale) VPS (1 gig ram with addmefast script running 24/7) TheBestSpinner Spinning articles manually using Mathew Woodward's technique Auto spinning GSA SER campaigns Scrapebox (not bought yet) Tier 3 backlinks Keyword scraper and image scraper for spinning Checking competitor backlinks TheBestSpinner Private Proxies (10 proxies) Account creation (Gmail, Web2.0s, etc.) For GSA SER and Scrapebox I haven't bought TheBestSpinner, Scrapebox or private proxies. Once I begin off-site SEO and backlinks, I'll look into them one by one. Game plan I am starting a new authority site for the long-term, but focusing on PPD sites for the short-term. After reaching success with PPD, I'll incorporate CPA methods and eventually move on to Amazon. Authority Site - Big Daddy: Bought a keyword service for the authority site An example of good keyword selection No chances with the keyword Makes ranking and backlinking easier in the long-run Can't continue work until I receive the keywords this Wednesday PPD Site - Fat Santa: Write more posts on long-tail keywords Tier 1 Link building (Manual) First Web2.0 Write the article that will be spun Customize the design Buy TheBestSpinner, rewatch Matthew Woodward's advanced article spinning video Social Bookmarks - Gather a list of social bookmarks in preparation for tier 2 campaign Buy and use Scrapebox to scrape link targets Side notes: No backlink building on authority site (at least for now) Going to refine these skills on the smaller PPD sites I might outsource the authority site content If it's a niche I'm particularly interested in, I'll write the content myself If not then I will outsource it to a service in the BST I'm flying back home for the holidays and I won't be able to start until Wednesday. I plan on working from 7am to 4pm (or later) with no bullshit in between those hours. Until I arrive back home, I'll be reading up on some keyword researching. It seems like the most important step when it comes to IM. I'm open to any suggestions or criticisms, the more the better! The next update will be Wednesday night!