Been doing IM for a long time now, and the longest and hardest thing for me is getting backlinks. Writing articles is not hard if you live in north america and speak english every day in a manner that has to satisfy government parties. On site SEO came with experience, for few years I have been doing IM for myself, SEO and webdesign for customers as my part time job/hobby. Designing the website takes few hours. Onsite SEO I actually count in the design time as I input all tags right away. Articles may take between 10 and 15 minutes per 350 words, so not that long. Backlinks take forever. So The method is based on creating the network of quality websites (my goal is 100) so that I wont have to spend my whole life building the links for my websites. So how should i do that? My plan is to buy 100 exired domains with high PR (4 and up) and more than 100 backlinks each, using few websites get the content of the pages that used to be on those domains and redo them so the PR is saved, promote them on article websites (spinning the articles) and update them with related content articles. So In 3 Month and around $3500 later I should have the network of 100 high quality websites and will be able to use them in many many ways such as ranking tens or hundreds micro niche websites or selling the links (contextual or not) selling comments packages, selling deals to SEO companies, or just as a part of SEO for customers. Already bought 3 (PR 4) domains, tomorrow 2 more. Now I have a full time job that keeps me going and what I live on. The investment on this project comes from the money I get for web design and SEO on the side. So im not that crazy spending that much time and money without a backup.