As in the title I will show you may way of creating your own PBN the cheapest way I think is possible. The PBN services vary in their pricing, but it usually costs about $3-15$ a link. And they are very popular because when you create your PBN you need to come across a lot of different costs that make owning the PBN more expensive than just buying a one-time service. Costs you need to take into account (for each domain in the PBN) - Domain - depends on what domain you want, but if you get it from godaddy auction it will cost at least $30-$40 - Hosting - at least $1 a month, which makes it at least $12 a year. And one-dollar hostings are very unreliable - Articles - at least $3 an article. So the domain in the PBN will cost at least $50 upfront But it doesn't have to be this way. In this "tutorial" I will show you how to get an expired domain of really good quality for a registration fee. So about $10. How to not pay a dime for hosting. And I write my articles by myself. So the only cost is a domain for about $10. So we're getting pretty close to the price of a one-shot service. And it will be your domain, where you will place as many articles and as many links as you like. 1. Getting a domain I'm a huge fan of expired domains. I used to find expired domains on http://expireddomains.net/ which is good actually. But expireddomains.net show you the domains and the metrics. Almost all of the metrics can be fooled by mass spamming with backlinks, so even a domain with a high PR, DA or any other needed to be very carefully investigated if it had valuable backlinks. Now I'm using http://domainswithbacklinks.com/ The domains there are listed with a different approach. They crawl the biggest websites on the internet and list expired domains that have backlinks from them. I much prefer a domain that has one strong backlink than a domain that just has high DA or TF or anything. If you don't care that much about the niche of your domain, start your digging on the homepage. If you're looking for a certain niche, go to categories. Sort the domains by the TrustFlow. Now look through the domains and observe the "link from" column. You will get really strong sites there, like BusinessInsider or Forbes etc... Just click and open in a new tab any domain with a link that catches your eye. I have a website in health niche so for me the most valuable backlinks are from things like IdeaFit or PsychologyToday, but you have to pick what's nice to you. When you have a bunch of domains opened in your tabs, click the "Link From" link. Always check if the backlink is still there. On a opened website just search by [ctrl]+F and input what was in the column "Anchor Text". If you found the link - great. Domain is good for further investigation. Open your favorite link explorer. I use the Ahrefs. Even a free version will do if you take it slow. Check the backlink profile. The link you found does not have to be on the list in Hrefs.com - you know it really is on the website so no bother if Hrefs didn't find it. What you need to check is if this domain is not spammed to death by hundrets-thousands of crappy backlinks. Telling true, if hrefs shows no backlinks - this is a great information. If it shows some good quality links - thats a perfect information. If the domain is not spammed, write down the domainname, the backlink it had, and all the quality backlinks you found in hrefs(if any). You have your domain ready. Go to your registrar an register it. My favorite is internetbs.net cause it gives you a free private whois. 2. Hosting We will not host our domains. We will open blogs on popular web2.0 sites that allow connecting your own domain. My favorite is tumblr.com Log in to Tumblr and click on "your account" icon and select "+New" on the right side of "TUMBLRS". Pick any address or title you want and create a blog. Open again the "your account" icon and select "Edit appearance" under the freshly created blog. Slide the "Use a custom domain" button. input your domain and click "Test domain". It will not work right now but they will give you a clue on what to change with your domain on the registrars website. In InternetBS.net it is in "DNS Management" page. It looks like this: After you input the A Record at your registrars website, you can try to "test your domain" again at the tumblr. If it still doesn't work - give it a few hours. After this that steps you will have an empty blog with your domain. You do not need to pay anything for hosting. 3. Fill with content Make a few posts. They do not need to be long. Place few videos, few images, write 3-4 posts with 3-4 sentences. That's all for now. We just need anything on the blog. 4. Refresh google's memory on the backlinks Take the links you written down an ping them using http://feedshark.brainbliss.com/ to any platform possible. After a day or two your blog will be indexed. From this point you can post any articles or links you want. All you paid was a domain registration. I used tumblr, but for your blog network you should diversify. Use Tumblr, Soup.io, blogspot etc. For $100, which is a price for a low-quality backlink shot from a PBN service, you can have your own 10-domain PBN with good backlinks. Building your own instead of renting is a way to scale over time. This is the way to go. P.S. I will probably get a bit of hate in the comments for not using a paid hosting. But my understanding of this is like: I know the paid hosting is better, but for the price of a paid hosting I can set a second domain up on a free one. So is really a domain on a paid hosting better than two domains?