Ok, whenever the majority agrees on something on BHW they tend to be right, so I've heard that you should use your BH money to go WH and I'm just now starting to dip my toes back into SEO. This is what I started out doing years ago so I understand the dynamics, keywords, article promotion, natural backlinks and website building. I've got all that down. What I've been doing the past week is researching niches and I've got niche blindness. I feel like a hamster on a wheel. I have read a ton on the subject and tried quite a few methods. I have mark*et sam*urai and here's where I get confused - MS seems to say quite the opposite of what the adsense tool says a lot of times, generally. I'm completely and fully confused, although I do grasp the *bigger* picture if you get what I mean. I'm only starting again here and if I could make a site make $1 a day I would be pleased. I'm not looking for golden niches or to have rankfights here. If I could know that I'm picking a good choice in niche then I could run with what I know for the future. Sorry i'm rambling but part of the problem is that I don't exactly know how to ask for the help I need but I'm gonna try. I have some choice questions: In general, am I supposed to look for the little to no competition keywords with high traffic, even if they say cpc 0.05? How much global traffic should they have? How much should minimum global traffic be? If I find a good keyword but the daily searches are somewhat low, in the 100's and MS says the max number of hits you'd get with a site at #1 would be like 71, can you trust that? Does that mean I should abandon niche? I've found a keyword with 0.66 cpc and 450k+ global searches but it's long and hardly makes sense, would be hard to do SEO with in a way but it's DOABLE. Mostly foreign traffic. Competition is none. Is this a viable niche? I'm leaning towards this one because of the traffic but it's not a product, I've read about people doing exclusively products which makes a lot of sense for obvious reasons. Are there any indicators that I can look for that are more important than the others? (competition vs. daily searches etc.). Do I trust adsense tool and google trends more than MS? So far I definitely haven't found anything golden, but then again I don't need golden keywords. I have money to invest in TLD coms, hosting and prime backlinks etc. but I don't want to just throw my money away on half-assed keywords and SEO, just want to make sure I'm not doing anything terribly wrong. I can't see it taking a week just to find one niche so I think I'm doing something wrong. I don't expect everything to get answered of course, but even a partial answer to one question would shed some light for me and I thank everyone in advance. Thanks + rep for those that donate of course.