Hi guys, so I decided that to manage my budget better, and motivate myself, I will be creating a journal on my journey to $30/day. I hope to reach this goal within 100 days. $30/day would be $10,000+ a year, which isn't a lot for some of you, but it's a good start for me More details about me: -Student -Can only work on this for around 25 hours a week (It's a lot of my time but I know many of you spend a lot more ) -Have tried multiple monetizing methods but have not been successful since. Rules on this Journey: -Can NOT go negative for budget -Any amount of the money made can go back into the budget -Can use prexisting resources I previously purchased, etc -Suggest more rules? Starting Budget: $500 (May seem high to some but I know many big earners invest much much more) Resources: 3 Paid MNS: MNS #1 - 5 posts, 1600 local, $0.39 CPC, rank #6 Other keywords not in top 30 yet so doesn't matter to me much PAID $120 FOR THIS. MNS#2 - 10 posts, 9k local searches, $1.77 CPC, high competition, Not in top #100 for main keyword Other keywords: 450+ Exact local searches, $0.80 CPC, low comp, #32 PAID $130 (before journal started so doesn't count towards budget) MNS#3 - 2 posts, 1k local searches, $1.06 CPC, low/medium competition, Not in top #100 for only keyword Ranking was outsourced so I'm just letting this one sit Paid $70 for this (before journal started so doesn't count towards budget) 3 Domains: AUTH#1 (This is it's name I will use for this journal): Niche: Health Not EMD Wordpress is located on page, not root (so DOMAIN.com/blog) Root domain is indexed, blog is not (as of 2/23/12) To-be authority site Writing own unique articles, one every 2-3 days. Not ranked for anything AUTH#2 Niche: Health Not EMD Does not have WP installed yet, root indexed CPA#1 Nothing on this site yet. I may hire a coder to help me out with this, but I don't have enough in my budget for this yet.