I have recently decided to start an authority website in hopes of generating an income. My website has to do with technology with a target audience of 14-25 year olds (mostly). I plan to monetize my website with adsense, the amazon affiliate program and maybe clickbank. My History: I'm fairly new to IM, I've been learning the ins and outs for about 4 months. I feel like I know what to do, but just never apply myself completely. In the past I have built a review site for clickbank products and gotten 38 bucks in profit. All my reviews were original content, but were definitely spammy and I had never actually tried any of the products I was promoting. I decided I didn't like blindly sending people to buy a product through fake reviews which inspired me to gain profit from something less "spammy". Currently: I am on my summer break. I am 19 years old and attend a University of California. Because I am not loaded with money, I am working every day to pay for my tuition. I will be a sophomore this fall. My job requires minimal work, and I can use my iphone pretty much 90% of the time. I only have one week left at this job and then I move into my apartment for the next school year. My job is pretty laid back and offers me 60 dollars a day. I hate the fact that my job is every day (no weekends) and so I really want to match its payment with profits from the internet. It would mean that I could stop working during the summers and take up an internship in my field without worries of not having enough money to pay for colllege. I will try to update this journal every one or two days. I really want to post my journal on here because I feel it makes my whole plan more official and gives me motivation to keep trying for higher and higher profits. Alright, that's enough background I guess, Lets get started with today's Journal: Things I have already done (Not in one day): Registered Domain Hosting Logo Incorporation of adsense Facebook Page Twitter Page 4 articles Set up 2/3 of the website Adsense Earnings Today : $0.23 Specific Goals for next time: 1. Get rid of the "author name" and "read more" on meme's pictures 2. Setup a better navigation for the meme categories 3. Upload 25 new meme pictures 4. Set up the Amazon Part of the website 5. Add more to navigational bar of the main website 6. Do keyword research and post 5 more articles 7. Define exactly what the different areas of my website are going to be 8. Change the featured slideer to only have one animation 9. Learn more about adsense placement and CRT 10. Try to install vbulletin Thanks for reading, I will keep you guys posted on how I'm doing.