Hello and welcome to my journey! I've been lurking in the forums and yesterday I decided to try the Amazon Affiliate Program for the first time. So let me start with an introduction. I've build a few websites in the past, but they were far from blackhat or affiliates. In fact they were websites for things I have interest in and never monetised the websites. Imagine more like magazine websites but I haven't figured a way to make money with them. I've never tried adsense, amazon or other affiliates so this is all new to me. I have an adsense account for original youtube videos I upload but never been paid to date. As far as backlinks are concerned, I have no experience apart from some website directory submitions I've done in the past and I own no backlink software or even tried one before. I've only once order a backlink from a service here in BHW to see if this can make a difference but since the order is not completed yet, I have no experience from that either. All in all, apart from a basic experience on wordpress, I could say I'm starting from scratch. So, to come to this website. I was aiming to make a large Authority Amazon Affiliate website, but I don't have the funds to support it for the time being, so I decided to build a niche specific website, monetise with amazon and if I could have some income from it I would definately try to scale to something bigger. As far as budget, I should say that I live in Greece and its current financial situation doesn't make payments to paypal and foreign banks easy. In fact I can't forward money to foreign countries at the moment, so basically I can only buy domain names and hosting. As far as content is concerned, I'll have to write it myself and as far as link building is concered I can only work with program trials if any, until I get a commision from Amazon. What I've done so far: keyword Research I've made a basic keyword research with free tools I could find. I generated possible keywords with a website similar to ubersuggest, narrowed down the keywords with a trial of Market samurai so as to include only keywords with buyers intention and lastly used google planner to find the actual search volume so see which keywords to keep. The final list is of 1 Main keyword (10.000+ searches), 5 let's say longtail subkeywords (around 1000 searches each) and 100 variations of those 6 keywords such as different order of keywords etc with obviously less searches, around 10-50 per month. Domain and Hosting I've found an domain exact as the main keyword + some letters, domain must have been used before as I find backlinks to it which makes me wonder why would someone abandon it and if I've made a good choise. The anchor texts are only for the website URL, nothing irrelevant. I'm not a domain guru but the domain shows good stats I guess with High PA+DA. Its a few years old. I host the domain in a shared hosting plan I have for unlimited websites. Website: I've installed wordpress, some necessary plugins and a premium theme. Content: I've created an About page, put like 700-800 words and 2-3 free to use pictures. Things to be done: - I need to create a Logo/Profile Picture/Banner for the website and social profiles.I want to try facebook and youtube as parasites. I guess I have to create a FB page and a Youtube Video and find a trial of some backlink software to send them backlinks. - I need to write a disclaimer for amazon before I add the links. I don't know much about it but I'll check Affiliate Program or google to learn more. - Thinking of adding a contact page to seem more legit. - Create unique content for the website. I will probably write a huge article for the main keyword, 5 smaller articles for the secondary keywords, and use the variations/longtails inside the articles for diversity. The Unique Content part will be time consuming but I can not oursource it at the moment. Once I've completed the above I'll think of more work to be done. At the moment the website obviously have 0 Visitors, 0 Social Followers, 0 profit and 10$ spent for the domain. I'm not after quick cash as I see this project as a way to learn by doing and obviously if I can find something successfull I'm implement it to other websites if applicable. I'm planning to update the journey until I complete the contect and find a way for link building. Then I'll update progress and income if any. Let's see how much can I learn from this journey. Thank you for stopping by and don't hesitate to comment.