Well, the title of this journey says it all! I want to see how long it will take me to earn a minimum of $500 monthly from a niche site monetized with Google AdSense. But first bit about me I have been a member of this great forum for a while. During these time, I have read a couple of interesting as well as motivating journeys from other members of this forum. I recently started my very first journey; ?My first Journey ? Watch me Build and rank a niche site within 90days?. Obviously this is my 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] journey on this great forum. Unlike my very first journey where I built a niche site from scratch, in this journey, I will be using a niche I built a while ago, monetized with Amazon and abandoned. Game Plan and Strategy for This Journey [*=2]Research a keyword that has a minimum of 3,000 unique searches monthly [*=2]Has a CPC of at least $0.60 [*=2]A high advertisers bid [*=2]Relatively easy to rank Write a minimum of 800 words article and optimize it for my keyword Publish the article as a page on my already built niche site Get it rank and implement AdSense code on it Rinse and Repeat till I achieve a minimum of $500 earnings monthly IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE Monetization Method: unlike in my previous journey where I monetized the site with Amazon, I am choosing AdSense as the primary monetization method for this journey because I can receive my earnings directly into my Bank Account (thanks to Wire Transfer). For me, this is a very important factor. I decided to switch from Amazon to AdSense because it takes a minimum of 2 months for the check to get to me. Now building AdSense monetized niche sites is totally a new terrain for me as I have never built sites that are monetized with AdSense. Well this will be a totally new experience for me and one which I intend to enjoy. Already Built Niche Site: As already stated, I will be using a niche site that I built and abandoned sometimes ago. To me I don?t see this as an advantage since the site has been left unattended to for a while. Because of this, I feel it won?t be that a smooth sail getting the newly written content indexed and ranked as is usually the case with my newly built niche site. Backlinking Strategy: I will be keeping the backlinking process for this journey very simple. For this journey, I intend to build only 3 kinds of links to my article page which are; blog commenting, web 2.0 links and high PR links. Since I currently have a few clients which I sell high PR domains to, finding and building links from high PR domains to my article page won?t be that difficult. Cheers!