Hello once again, I'm back with a new journey, this time to build my blog to $5,000 a month. First of all, I would like to thank the fine people of BlackHatWorld. I've learned a lot of stuff not only about blogging but also SEO, writing, digital marketing. Without BHW I don't think I would have had any kind of success online. I had an earlier journey before with my tech blog in which I started with 20,000 visitors and now I'm having more or less 300,000 visitors a month. You can read it here: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/my-journey-to-1-000-a-month-from-blogging.1046929/ I moved to Ezoic because I'm not happy with my Adsense earnings, especially that most of my audience is from developing countries so the CPC/RPM are low. Now I'm earning more than 3x what I used to earn with Adsense. This got me excited and motivated so I'm thinking about how to reach $5,000 a month. $1,500 a month is already a princely sum here in my place but I'm not yet satisfied. I have dreams to build my own house, tour around Europe and save enough money for my wedding. $5,000 a month is good enough for me to attain those dreams. If I were to triple my blog traffic and attract more readers from Tier 1 countries, then I would reach my goal of $5,000 a month. Of course, I would need to work hard to achieve it. My Goals Reach 1 million unique visitors per month. Earn $5,000 profit per month. Hire my first writer. My Current Situation My tech blog is currently earning an average of $60 per day from advertising. This doesn't include fees from sponsored posts. I think I will no longer accept sponsored posts and just work to increase my advertising revenues. I'm not earning anything from affiliate marketing yet. Amazon Associates is not yet feasible because most of my readers don't buy from Amazon. I'm an affiliate of several web hosting companies though. My blog is a one-man operation. I get anywhere from 250,000 to 400,000 visitors per month. Nearly 90% of that is from Google. My social media is not so good. I only have 1,500 likes on my Facebook page and about 30 followers on Twitter. What I Will Do I have researched other tech blogs using Ahrefs. I will write about topics that have decent search traffic and also give me a chance to rank in the first page. I already have first page rankings for some tech-related keywords but they have easy competition. I have a backlog of 20 topics that are mostly targeted to readers in my country. Low RPMs sure but they're relatively easier to rank. After I've written these articles, I will focus more on topics/keywords that are more US/international in scope. This will hopefully earn me more income with less traffic. As for SEO, I will build backlinks manually using info found in this forum. I might also perform blogger outreach and write guest posts. I will also put up a large printed reminder near my computer to remind me of my goals. I feel lazy at times and wake up late. Gotta work on my discipline. That's all for now. I will be posting regular updates unlike with my previous journey where I only posted once in a blue moon. Hopefully this BHW journey thread will be some sort of an "accountability partner" that keeps me from slacking. Thanks for reading!