Hey guys. Yesterday was a very good day for me because I finally rank #1 for the keyword I've been targeting for about six months. I won't lie, it was a hell lot of work sometimes putting in up to six hours of link building/content creation per day. What I did was a combination of black hat/white hat stuff: -The very first thing I did after I chose my money keyword and set up a product (I won't go into specifics here), was to hire someone to submit my site to directories. He spinned the title/description which I think helped. -I made four sites related to my money website in a SEO hosting account (each site different IP) then I built links to those sites using web 2.0 and SB. -I purchased a few expensive blog posts from high quality sites, sometimes costing up to $200. -I wrote about 100 articles, spinned and submitted them using ArticleBot. -I let SB run all day on pages linking to me, never to my site directly. -I linked not only to my homepage, but also to my inner pages. I chose a ratio of 60/40 - 60% of links to homepage, 40% of links to inner pages. -I hired someone to do PR submission and social bookmarking. This probably cost me around $100. Within six months of following this method, I ranked #1 outranking wikipedia and another specialized subpage with 1000 natural high quality links. I probably spent around $2500, money that I acquired from former sites. Yes you can probably do it with much less, but it can take you five times longer. Yesterday I made $700 and today I'm at $300 so far. The domain I use is four years old (was parked) and contains the main keyword in it, I'm pretty sure that helped. If I continue at this rate I'll be able to retire in a few years and go live to the beach If I could go back six months, what I would do differently is to simply outsource most of the work I did. Although I like making my own websites, I could have outsourced most of the link building except a few things and probably save 2-3 hours per day. It might have cost $1-2k more, but I could have made another project in that time. Hope this serves as inspiration to someone. The moral of the story is: Get to work and don't be afraid to spend money. If you know what you're doing you'll make it back in no time.