I've been struggling with this for awhile now, I've read probably every single thread on bhw related to the basic start up requirements for such a project. I've even purchased a couple of tutorials on here, as a full time developer converting into something like this is becoming a very hard task for me. Can someone please answer a couple of questions for me? ==♥==♥==♥==♥==♥==♥==♥==♥== 1. Can a website still grow via black hat methods, buying back links etc etc? If so which back links should I buy that would give me the best odds in growing a niche website for something like "Fishing Poles". 2. When doing an article on a product do you review it as if you've already purchased the product? Does reviewing the product in a specific manner make a massive difference? 3. What's the best way to include an affiliate link in a web page? Simply throwing it into an a href or creating it's own custom little portion within the article? 4. Should my affiliate sites always have social media profiles for them? If so which ones are the most important for growing a stable client base? Do I have to keep them up to date once the article mass is complete? Thank you who ever decides to reply.. if anyone decides to reply.