Background I suck at journeys. Like really bad. I think this is my third one in the last year and I hope to make this the one that doesn't fail. One thing I've learned about IM over the years is to never give up. I've always dreamed of $100 autopilot a day, and this time I'm going to work my ass off to make it work. As I get older and more mature, I am beginning to look at IM more as an investment that grows over time and less of a smash and grab gig. So what's better to suit this type of thinking than the most painstaking way to long term income: an authority site. The Domain I grabbed an expired, 10 year old domain with good metrics. It's my baby and I could probably sell it for good $$$ without doing anything to it. The Content I am following the RankXL guide to making an authority site, so I will be focusing less on SEO and more on cranking out high quality content. I hired a writer a while back on BHW and he made me 10 good articles which have been posted and up on the site since November. I aim to put up 2 to 3 high quality articles a week, along with youtube videos, and news. I'm going to diversify as much as possible and aim to get a great piece of content for each long tail keyword that I've discovered. Backlinks I purchased a backlink package a while back on BHW and that's all I've done so far. Put me at a DA score of 20 which is cool. For now I will be focusing on organic linkbuilding and posting my content to my Web 2.0 sites. As time goes on I will look into paying for another SEO package. Monetization Adsense and an affiliate offer are all I have set up right now. I put up the adsense about 48 hours ago. Day 1: $2.11 ... Day 2: $2.71 and no affiliate sales. I'm more focused on long term income with the adsense and in my mind as long as I'm gaining a little bit of income on top of my residual cash, it will add up. Within 6 months, I want to be at $100 a day whether I am adding to the site or not. I want to be able to go travel and come back and know that my site has been making money. I'm sure I'm missing stuff. As of right now, I'm averaging about 100 organic views a day with 90% coming from the USA. So were off to a good start. Feel free to ask any questions.