Firstly, I'd just like to say thank you for clicking on my thread. I know there are alot of people who browse the Making Money forum who are not big fans of journals. I am a fairly old BHW member, but as you can see by my post count, I am a very BIG lurker. I've learnt a wide variety of things from BlackhatWorld but I still consider myself a beginner in every meaning of the word. Why the Journal? This journal is a means for me to keep motivated, and to get advice from other more experienced members of BHW when it comes to my overall goal. My plan is a really simple one, and I'm sure that most members of this forum have some of these websites that measure in the hundreds, but for me, this will be a great learning experience, and maybe if I find success in this, I can finally complete the 2 golden rules of BHW: Implementation and Upscaling! The Goal The title mostly gives it away, but my main goal here is to create a very simple micro niche site that generates its revenue from AdSense. I don't want to dabble in affiliate niche sites or clickbank products at the moment. Right now I'm just interested in getting a decent ranking niche site that will generate a semi-decent daily revenue ($4-$5) through AdSense. I should also point out that I have assigned a budget of $50 USD. The Plan I have concocted a reasonably detailed excel document that outlines what I would hope to be doing for the next 4 weeks. Obviously there is room for improvement and additions, so please speak your mind! It involves completing only a few tasks a day. I am a native english speaker so I will be writing a lot of the content myself. I set myself a goal of 1, 500 word article every 3 - 4 days. If I'm quite honest I could probably do more, but I'm about to start full time university and I don't want to lose focus on such an important part of my life. SEO Technique I am a firm believer in the new PANDA google strategy, and I can see what google is trying to achieve with these new updates. I believe that Google's main aim with it's search engine is a system that allows everyday users a way to find the most relevant, most detailed and most enriching websites for a specific keyword. This is why I have chosen to write most of the content myself rather than outsourcing it, that way I can ensure the quality of the content that goes on my website. I will be optimizing my website with the current standards of search engine optimization techniques that exist today. I will be using a variety of press releases, article blasting, GOV/EDU links and high PR backlinks to improve my SERPs. Apart from that, I will also use on page optimization on my webpages. But aside from all of those stock standard techniques, I will be using a simple and plain tactic: Provide content and information that the visitors to my website would enjoy, tell their friends about, or maybe even return to in the future. I will also post 2 or 3 article series, where users can request to be updated when the second part of an article is released, thus creating a relationship with my visitors. The Timetable tinyurl,com/shortguy014journal (Very sorry, I cant post images or links yet) Thank You I would just like to thank you again for taking the time to click and read my post. If you have any advice for me, tidbits of information, motivational quotes, or anything that would just motivate to keep me going please post or PM!. In many eyes this seems like an easy and unassuming task. But for me it means the whole world! I promise to keep at it and never stop till I rank number 1 for my keyword and start earning!