Hi guys, long time lurker first time poster (first forum I've truly ever been able to say this!). So I've been doing a lot of reading and want to build a niche Adsense site and also add some affiliate products at some point in time. I've read plenty on Keyword research but I decided to pay $7 to a service on here for one (I figured I wanted it done "right" the first time). I've also read plenty about getting good content (I plan on getting 2 1000 word articles and 8 500), promoting through social media (seems to be done by making social media pages for each site, paying some services on here and I want to use a like jacker). However, backlinks are an area where I think I will need some work on. My original plan was to follow some blogs related to my niche, email the website owners, take a legit interest in their site etc and then ask if they want to co-sponsor an article or something (what I learned from the "6 ways to increase your traffic" thread.). However, I am wondering do I need to create a PBN, or at least would it be massively beneficial? Maybe not now but some day along the line? Thanks!