Starting an amazon affiliate niche site. My First go since I made a decently succesful EDM blog in the short amount of time I had to put it together. Day Job Begins Monday. Class begins Tuesday. I'm 19. Have been on and off with IM, hit a realization, and back at it like I should have been all along. I consider myself a good writer but lately I've been frustrated with not being able to write. Not having any desire to write lasted a while, starting to break out of it. I can't give up on writing like I had with other "hobbies". Goals? They are important, I need to write a description of my ideal self in the near future. It's not the "writing" of what you want, it's the constant seeding that this is how your life must be. It's the realizing this is normal, this is my way of life. This is just how it is. I'll have earned $1,000 from IM by June. Reachable, but vague. Short term goals: By Sunday have seven reviews on the site. By Tuesday, four reviews on the site. By Monday, look through parent page and check to make sure right keywords. This is the idea. Found a reasonable niche that by association and need causes me to have an interest. The competition seems 'simple' enough and from my sketchy keyword research I should be on the right track. So I began. I came up with a domain name, I wasn't going for an EMD. A catchy name that is clearly relevant to the niche. Picked a theme, found hosting, uploaded theme. First step was to plan out the page structure. Kind of back and forth, settled on the idea that it will just be a niche site, and maybe if I'm finding ranking easy I'll consider full authority, but for now highly unlikely. So the plan is to keep it a niche review site. The main page is the initial "top reviews" with a tablepress graph and images concluded with a video, this would be the most difficult to rank as it's the broadest. It's the theme keyword. The idea is to grab the traffic from the reviews with the easier to rank keywords. The more specific & long tail search terms. I am not sure how to build links yet, other than linking from my site to others, and networking with others in the field. I'm assuming I'll have to build a few satellite micro niche sites and point them towards mine. That will be after I get about 8 reviews on the site and they are all written strong enough and with purpose. Unless I start now to let them simmer while I work on the main. Still figuring that part out. Started a journey so I can show people I'm doing something with the advice I ask for. Few pointers would be nice aswell, whether how to construct my reports in the journey or anything toward what I'm trying to do. It's a bit scary and overwhelming but I've fought bears before. ---------------------------------------------------- Catching Up: -- Found keywords using common sense to search for more in google's keyword tool. Gathered a list of keywords under 10k searches. Checked the list in Scrapebox for competition, gathered keywords under 350k comp. -- Website Up. Name that I love. Topic that I'm passionate about. Can't go wrong. Wrote the content for the parent page, 1.3k words and photoshopped a few images for a more vintage look to align with my niche. Ordered a 1k article off fiverr for a review, finished my second review just now. I want this site to last, and there's only one other competitor that I'm really worried about. All of my reviews are at least 700 words and with images & links. Articles must have a video aswell, reviews if I can. I need to use a timer to make sure I'm taking breaks. I burn out and waste time without realizing it. I feel every 25 minutes at max. When you hit flow it's especially important. You need to leave with ideas flowing to come back with different perspectives and angles. I want to write two more reviews by today. Need to read a journey that inspired me.