Hey guys! Welcome to my journey! I grew up working my ass off and grinding harder than everyone around me. Even though im doing better than those around me, i'm, not where I wanna be. I've been working since I was 12 and im 25 now. At one point, I was working 60 hours a week while doing full time school. Here I am now, 2 years after getting my bachelors degree working an office job thats slowly killing. Office work sucks and I want out. It's slowly turning me into a robot and it's getting worse and worse by the day. Last year I started building websites as a hobby with no intent on making money. I would make websites from video games I enjoyed or sports that I would play. 4 months ago a friend of mine told me about internet marketing which is what lead me to this beautiful place and the start of my journey. I put aside a 1k investment for this journey. With that being said, I plan on using the investment wisely. I'm dedicating 3-5 hours a day to this journey. The plan is as follows: Month 1-Building the website and Preparing the PBN (complete) Amazon: I will be building 5 amazon affiliate niche websites. Each website will be designed as a "buyers guide" with a homepage of roughly 2000-5000 words and 4-8 1000 word articles. The keywords I have consist of low-meduim competition with a minimum product of $50. A moderator by the name of Meathead has a phenomenal thread about creating amazon websites and its what I'm basing my overall site structure around. His thread can be found in the making money section of the forum for those wondering. Preparing the PBN: Purchase 20 PBN. 4 domains per site that are somewhat related. Each site will be different in terms of the needed PBN links but the starting point and the budget for each one is 4. The 20 PBN'S have been registered as follows: 7 with godaddy. 6 with namecheap and 7 with a sepearate namecheap account. When registering, I used a fake namegenerator (yes i'm a little paranoid lol). Month 2-White Hat SEO and Building the PBN Amazon: Now that my sites are complete, I will be building up this website naturally for a month using white hate seo methods. I want to look as legit as possible in the eyes of big G. Preparing the PBN: Hosting Each PBN. I will be hosting Each PBN on a 1$ sharing hosting. When signing up for the host, I will be using a different name for each domain. I've been frequenting web host talk and i've been looking at hosts in their offer section. The list of of hosting thats cheaper than $12 a year (note this can change as some of the hosts had little reviews/information: T1HOSTING EriaHosting HostMastered FernGullyGraphics papashosting HostRainbow Fluxbits SSD Webxen HostGoon Hostug Hosthez Hostbunnies HostWinds Host Big dollar1hosts Zetta Host Hobo Host oxymoron Hostica My Custom Hosting Host My Way Each Domain will be hosted on a different day and will be scattered. With that being said, each domain will be built up and ready by the end of this month. The PBN sites will be treated like a full fledged site and have its own persona. Month 3 and 4- Link Building and Tiering My PBN network should be complete at this point. It's time to link each PBN to my money site. Each PBN will have only 1 link going to each money site and the links will be added weekly through out the month. In addition, I will start creating my tier 2's and 3's. Tier 2 will consist of expired web 2.0 tumblrs with good metrics that will link to my tier 1 PBN. Each tier 2 will have its own unique article. Tier 3 will be GSA to my web 2.0. The Instagram side Journey: %95 of my focus has been on amazon associates. I've been building up an instagram account on the side. I work on this when i'm laying down in bed before I got to sleep. The Instagram account has around 10k followers so far and I haven't used any bots or paid for any followers. I just hashtag and follow people who like pictures of other high profile accounts in my niche. The plan is to get to 100k in 6 months time and decide what to do with it then. For those wondering, the niche is about a commercial product with an intention to buy. This is the gist of my journey. I've already completed month number 1 and ive made a few sales here and there. The key is to stay consist and stay focused. If I can turn a profit in 6-8 months and get my 3k a month in 12 months, I will be a happy man. One thing I ask for you guys when reading this journey of mine is to be as brutally honest with me. If im fucking up somewhere or if you guys are seeing something i'm not seeing, please for the love of god tell me! lol Cheers and much love from Canada!