I'm new here and, the more and more I searched for different things on the web, Google kept coming up with results from this site so I took the hint that BHW was the place to be. I'm looking for some side income to supplement my family. The ultimate goal is an extra $500-$1000/mo. From my research and common sense, this won't likely be created from just one site/idea. I'm ok with that. I'm no stranger to hard work and late nights. I will say that I'm a creative person and very able to create a website. Creation isn't the problem for me, inspiration and properly guided execution is where my shortage appears. Let me explain... I'm going to create a site about something I'm very interested in(I'm assuming not discussing your specific niche is acceptable etiquette here). Since this niche is something I'm passionate about, I think I'll easily be able to post articles about it. I'm not glued to a blog site with adsense OR an affiliate site. I sort of see my first site as a "hybrid" of the two. Is this bad practice? Because our internet age lies in a constant state of flux, I have a few questions which may have been answered a month ago on other forums but may no longer be relavent. 1) Can I accurately research keywords using the free Google Adwords tool? 2) Do I "need" any other tools to increase my time efficiency or effectiveness? Which ones? Cost? 3) Am I correct in assuming that EMD's are bad? I guess in the end, I've read SO much (no ebooks though), that I feel like I've got a really good idea of where to take this but at the same time, no idea how to go about it. Make sense? I almost feel like I've got analysis paralysis to a minor extent. Can anyone aid in setting the rudder? Thanks in advance.