Alright guys, after a year of being behind the scenes here, I'm posting to make an entrance as well as an update as to basically what the fk I've been doing these past years. Excu'seeee the french. So, I've been a member of this site for just over 5 years now I've seriously learned a lot about this online marketing world we live in. ITS SO DAMN INSANE!!! I've watched it grow, and I've watched it become harder and harder - as the money in the industry grows and grows. I mean I literally think about this industry about 6-7 years ago and if we knew what we know now then...Oh boy we'd all be millionaires. The truth is, I never really started making sense of it all until about a year ago. I'd be caught up in learning everything there is to it - web design, email marketing, social media marketing, then lead capturing, and then SEO. So, about sometime near the end of last year I decided to use my knowledge and try to give it a shwirl in the affiliate marketing world. I thought to myself - If I can market anybodys product hell, I can market my own with no problem. YES - I GUESS I CALL MYSELF A REVERSE ENGINEER FOR SURE. So... to make this long story short - fast forward today about 6 months later and this is what I have. Current update: AS OF - 05/24/17 Yes - I know it's not much... BUT Here's the breakdown. My purchases over the past 7 months: - GSA : Discount $69 - GSA SEO Indexer: $20 - 2 Months of private proxies: $40 - List of url's for GSA: $40 - Scrapebox (which I ended up not really using - yes sad waste of money but like I said I WAS LEARNING A LOT SO FAST): $97 - PBN's: 10 PBN TF40 Contextual Links - $30 -Hosting: $13 1st year Total investment: $309 These are the results I have on the first page: I only have about 15 keywords on the first page - and the best is obviously for a 2k a month volume keyword. Hoping to use some money next month to try and push them a bit further up - but might switch niche aswell. All depends on whether I see potential I guess with keywords. So I know it's not much...but I'm pretty proud. What I did? So like I told you guys earlier - I learned a ton of different things and experimented at the start. And I guess it kind of worked. 1. I pumped about 60+ HIGH PR Links to my site - This is when I was experimenting on GSA. I used links I got from scrapebox. 2. I started getting into PBN's - I bought some HIGH TF PBN Links 3. While all this was working (I was VERY PATIENT) and I was working on my on-page SEO, social signals, and content. I mean don't forget - THIS IS AN AMAZON Affiliate site! 4. REPEAT - Yeah, I did the same thing for other posts. And THAT'S IT! So, now I'm at the point where I've figured out - OK this sh*t MUST WORK. I have only done so little link building - but I'm at the point where I can't afford putting much money back in until I start working. (even if it's just $40 - I'm a broke ass college student who starts a full time job in 20 days!) P.S. If you want to do online marketing - definitely have a side income stream on the side, because the start you probably won't be making money. And I'm sure most of you know that - just giving a heads up to a few noobies round here. So, I'm coming to the end of this post - and I NEED THE EXPERTS HELP. I've been reading and learning for the past 5 years, and it's about damn time I get involved in the community. Because the best way to learn is to ask questions - An old meme once told me. If anyone is kind enough to give me input, I WOULD LOVE IT *Lowkey begging you guys to at least comment so I don't feel lonely here* Thanks for the awesome community, and THANKS BHW FOR HONESTLY CHANGING MY LIFE! I finally FINALLY have found my passion in life - and it's 100% Online marketing and ALL THINGS DIGITAL! you can call me a nerd I'm fine with that... A nerd whose passionate about making that dough... Promise i'll make it one day guys!!! Important Note: I will regularly update this post and share with you guys how I'm doing and if I launch in any other niches. I will also respond to any questions if anyone has any further ?'s.