Hi everyone, I guess I'm looking for some motivation and good advice. I've been doing Kindle publishing for years, but the competition is getting more and more, I'm making less and less money and honestly I've been getting bored by publishing. Months ago I started reading about how to start a blog, and how to make money with it. Til today, I've read tons of resources, some a bit older (max 2013), others from this year. I've been getting excited about starting my own niche blog, growing a customer base, monetizing it with affiliate offers, and rinse and repeat it with other niches. After reading tons of articles and info I finally subscriped for long tail pro, and also hosting. But, I don't know, these past couple of days I've lost some motivation. I met an old friend who's been working online for years, and you could say he's more experienced than I am (even though he doesn't make money by running a blog) and when I told him that my plan is to find a niche, research keywords, and build a blog based on that (monetizing through Adsense and/or Amazon at first, maybe later through Clickbank and own products), he laughed at me and basically said 'Honey, this is how you made money ten or more years ago, this absolutely does not work anymore'. I feel discouraged. I made sure I read info that's not too old (as I said, max 2013-2017), but I guess those people who publish that info are also people who want to make money, so who knows how much you can trust them. What I'm basically looking for from this post is: 1) Advice- Is my plan really that outdated/bad? To sum it up, I was going to do this: - Pick a niche that I'm at least a bit interested in (a niche that's not too big, so for example not just 'beauty'') - research keywords for it - write a couple of 2000+ articles for that blog (e.g. if one of the keywords I found is 'How to moisturize dry hair' I will write an article about that,including either Adsense or Amazon products, and also a couple of articles without any affiliate stuff) - Include Aweber on blog - Drive traffic to blog via sites like Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube (I'm not planning to be on camera myself, which might be a downside), Reddit 2) Any motivation for me? Anyone here making good money with Adsense, Amazon or Clickbank and can tell me more or less what you're doing (obviously you don't have to reveal precious info like what exact niche you're working in etc.)? Thanks!!