This is my first case study, the reason i'm doing this is so I can keep track off my progress, get some input from other members and don't get de-motivated easily. My goal is to make 50?/Day consistently mainly through Adsense but also with CPA, Content locker Pro. This all within 100 Days by March 21, 2012. I started with IM last summer with zero experience. Managed to get my first site to rank 1 within a month, my second site within the second month and had about 10k visitors a day which converted to 10-12? adsense. Then I got banned from adsense because of my own stupidity, got demotivated and threw in the towel. Now I have 2 friends who are willing to set up an adsense for me under their name, I will use extreme caution handling the accounts and thinking twice about if my site is suitable enough before I slap on my adblocks. Since i'm studying abroad I have about 8 hours of free time a day working on SEO, I don't know how to fill all this time working on my sites yet but I will give it my best try. So lets start: ----------------------------------- Budget: 1000? spread over 100 days. Spend So Far: 0? Earned So Far: 0? 0 out of 10 sites online 0 Sites Flipped ----------------------------------- [DAY 1] December 13 : Spend the whole day researching keywords ended up with a big list: [SCREENSHOT] - 30 Keywords - 1000 to 50000 [EXACT] Local searches - Ranging from 2 word KW's to 8 word long tail KW's. Longest is 38 Chars - Average of 0.25/0.90? CPC (Some higher than that) - EMD or Similar to EMD Available - Weak competition on Page 1 - Traffic Travis = 80% Relativly Easy / 20% Easy - Most of the keywords are Health or Fitniss Related with Authority site competition which hasn't optimized for the keyword. - almost non of the keywords are buyer keywords or something that will lead to easy conversions I will keep looking for keywords each day for at least 20-60 minutes to see if I can find something more profitable. [DAY 2] December 14 : To boost my motivation early on I will start with low search and low CPC keywords. Later on in Jan '12 I will go after higher keywords. Selected these 4 keywords: KEYWORD 1: Market Samurai Competition Analysis Code: - 1300 Monthly / 0.60? CPC - 2 Words, 18 characters - Intitle + Inurl = 654 - .NET EMD Available KEYWORD 2: Market Samurai Competition Analysis Code: - 2900 Monthly / 0.58? CPC - 3 Words, 24 characters - Intitle + Inurl = 1260 - .NET EMD Available KEYWORD 3: Market Samurai Competition Analysis Code: - 1300 Monthly / 0.56? CPC - 4 Words, 24 characters - Intitle + Inurl = 2080 - .NET EMD Available KEYWORD 4: Market Samurai Competition Analysis Lowest CPC Possible, but since it seems ridicilously easy to rank I will just go for it. Even if its just 0,50? a day. Since the keyword is related to viral media ideas I might aswell put a content locker or some other CPA offers on it. Code: - 2400 Monthly / 0.08? CPC - 2 Words, 15 characters - Intitle + Inurl = 1620 - .COM .ORG .NET EMD Available Plan of Action: I will start writing 3 articles of 500 words for each keyword. Additionally I will find 5 youtube videos per keyword and download them (I will have a use for this later on). I have set my deadline for this to 6PM Sunday 18 December, the day I will register my domains. Until then I will also revise a plan to start ranking and have set a budget of max 50? for that week.