Hi guys. I know what you're thinking: "Ah, another SEO noob that thinks there is a set budget to rank #1 for a competitive niche" You're kind of right, but not entirely. I know there's no such thing. But I do need some advice. Quick intro: I've been in the IM game for a couple of years. I never bothered to try and learn SEO, and went with other ways to get traffic. Currently I have a service in a highly competative niche (not fitness, smm, make money or anything like that), that's making me in the lower range of $XX,XXX per month. Now, I am NOT ranked in Google for my keywords. Like, I get zero traffic from G. Again, I use different techniques (mostly social media) My site is indexed, but just not ranked. (Please don't ask for my 'method' as I will definitely cover this at a later time, I can't now because it's my main source of traffic. It's nothing spectacular, no method, and nothing new) I used to do some minor SEO a few years back, but decided to fresh everything up again: The past weeks I've been reading A LOT about SEO, PBN's. I've read basically every well-known thread on BHW, have done a course in the basics of SEO, and watched hundreds of videos (literally) To the point: I have a service in a highly competative niche. I can't reveal it so let's take something like 'buy twitter followers' as it comes somewhat close. What budget would be reasonable to lay out for a project like this? Again, I know it depends on many factors, but let's say the current #1 ranker has got 30 DA & PA, and 200-500 backlinks varying from shitty blog comments to a few guest-articles on high authority sites. Is it best to purchase high PA / DA domains, build a PBN and get other links from guestposts at A+ sites such as Forbes? I won't just throw a random amount of money at it and pray I'll rank, I'll continue doing research and try out stuff in lower competative niches first, but I just want to know what kind of budget I should think of? $10k? $50k? Lower, higher? It'll help me motivate and get a basic idea of what I'm up for. Thanks guys!