Hi guys. Basically I'm unknown here and have very little posts. I understand if nobody cares about reading my journey thread but I made it for three reasons: To keep myself accountable Nobody I know is into IM, so I can't talk with them about it I want to keep a log so I can read back about things I learned and remember things I did About myself I'm a 20 year old college student living in the Netherlands. I absolutely despise going to school and the thing that I hate most is wage slaves. My main motivation and goal is to earn large amounts of money passively so I can actually enjoy my life instead of working for 50+ years. I always thought that I will start a business when I grow up, now is the time. I have plenty on time to work on this as I only need to study a few hours for my exams, I rarely actually go to my college. Obviously I have a lot of expenditures for college such as rent, food, books, gym and it would be awesome if I can build good income with my projects. I'm a huge NOOB when it comes to IM, but I already earn around 150$ a month with a site I made. It is pretty much pure luck that I earn this amount. I didn't even know what SEO was etc when I made it. I've been reading up on threads here for a week or so, great stuff here. I will do DAILY updates if that's allowed, if not weekly or whenever I can. So my first real attempt at earning big money with amazon, I will be using a very simple website I made using hekke's quick niche site guide with minimal styling etc. If I get some earnings I will buy a simple logo and maybe some styling etc. Also, right now I use NO tools or anything like semrush because I don't have the money yet. Day 0(yesterday): Did extensive keyword research using Google Keyword Planner and keywordtool.io. I picked my niche, it's an object that I know a decent amount about. I checked the keyword competition using DA, backlinks, PA and the competition isnt too fierce. Exact keyword search with brackets gives me only around 1k results so it's not bad. I hope this keyword is good. It's something like best toaster 2015. Then I bought the domain for it, it's a partial match to the keyword im targetting, actually I could have got an exact matching domain but because I'm a NOOB I got the items name + random 'expert' word. I already have a VPS so I quickly set up the DNS settings, installed wordpress and followed hekkes guide. At this point I got tired because I was researching the keyword for many hours and I was reading up on many ONPAGE SEO guides, if there are any good recommendations let me know. About ONPAGE SEO I found out that Everything on the page affects keyword density, it's not just about article density but the whole page, so a recent posts widget could ruin your keyword density Around 0.5-1.1 keyword density is optimal depending on keyword length Keyword stuffing doesn't work Onpage SEO + backlinks are most important You need to use LSE's(terms similar to keyword but not matching) in your article as much as possible You can have multiple keywords in one article, try to use as many related ones as possible Alt tags for images should genuinely describe image instead of keyword Using media and images helps with SEO Long articles 700+ words are better for SEO I will post my daily progress at the end of each day, so I will get back to work after writing this thread then write the recap of what I did and learned in this thread.