Hey BHW, First of all, yes, this is a new account made for this journey. I'm a lurker, but I'm not actually new to BHW. The reason I made a new account is because I want to separate my online identities. This is my real name, by the way, so I promise you this is not a temporary account and not a half-assed journey. About the journey... well, some of you might find it boring because I'm not an expert in marketing and I won't use any secret tactics or something like that. I'll only do the classic IM thing: create a blog, write compelling articles, promote it here and there without spamming, and monetize it with Amazon, Clickbank, AdSense, etc. Like I said, I'm not an expert, so I can't guarantee anything out of this journey thread. So here's where I am right now: 1. I have a niche - it's not a secret goldmine niche. In fact, I chose a big, obvious niche like Paleo diet. Not in a health/fitness industry, though. I have personal interest in my niche, although it's not really my passion or anything. 2. I've created a blog - I didn't just start off today, I started like a month and a half ago so I already have a blog launched. It's really not special, just a blog with Genesis Framework theme (which I purchased long time ago) and free plugins that are popular. 3. I published 3 articles per week - each article is 1500 words long. I don't write most of the article by myself, I hired a freelance writer who has an actual experience on the topic. I hired her through Problogger Job Board. 4. 100-300 PV per day 5. Monetized with Amazon - I actually made a mistake here, my articles so far are not optimized for Amazon conversion at all. People say review articles (best X, or X reviews) work best for Amazon, but my articles are informational and guides, mostly. So why do I start this journey thread? The thing is, I'm not exactly new to online business and internet marketing. I have a problem: shiny object syndrome, I like to try new things without being commited to it. That's why I never really achieved something. By starting this journey thread, I'm hoping to stick with this project (at least for now). Here are the things I'm currently doing and planning to do for this blog: 1. Publish new post (3x per week) 2. Promote it to FB groups and other communities without being spammy 3. Guest posting on big blogs 4. Build an email list 5. Try FB ads (not sure how, I've never done it) 6. Find more keyword opportunities 7. Try to create a huge article that targets big keywords 8. Try more monetization opportunities (Clickbank, selling an Ebook, FBA) I don't have the timeline on reaching the goal, but I'm hoping to achieve it within this year. I'll update this thread on a weekly basis. If you have any question or suggestion, feel free to post a reply, I'll try to answer every day.