So I see a lot of people looking to make $XX/day or even $XXX/day as their journey. That's great and all, and I don't disagree that I'm here to try and earn some cash. But for me this journey is going to be a little different. Most people look at content as a means to making money. In my case, I'm actually somewhat passionate about my content, and I'm curious to see how I can turn that into some earnings. Here's a little more about me and what I'm up to. I'm 24 years old, and currently working on an MD. Since that makes me a relative expert on health, obviously I'm going to be focusing more on the health niche. As I stated before, my content is important to me. I pride myself on providing quality information. This is a double-edged sword, however. While I can speak with a lot of authority on a topic, that isn't always the best sales tactic. I'm not comfortable endorsing a product that isn't any good just because it will make me a good commission. So far, I've been monetizing with adsense and Amazon. I've also added a couple Clickbank products where relevant, but haven't really aggressively promoted on that end. As you can probably guess from my join date, I'm still very much a noob when it comes to IM. As a result, I've picked what I believe to be a fairly small and low-competition niche. I want to build an authority-type site (I'm calling it authority-type since I don't think it's realistic for me to write as many articles as a true authority site, and I'm not comfortable outsourcing my content since I pride myself on the quality of advice I'm giving). Where I'm at so far: My site has been live for just over a month. I'm averaging a touch under 20 UV/day. Given the low volume, it's no surprise that I've only made a few bucks my first month. Here's hoping things get better with time. I have been struggling a bit with my site going offline for unclear reasons. It has definitely affected my visits (on days I find my site is having hiccups, the number of visitors plummets). After a few hiccups the past few days, I found my google ranks dropped significantly. I'm hoping that's just temporary, and (assuming I've resolved the issue) things will bounce back. So far I've purchased a few BSTs here and done some linkbuilding myself as well. I'm not sure if it's allowed for me to specifically state which BSTs I purchased, but if it is (can someone let me know either way?), then I'll keep a running list for others' reference. Including domain, hosting, and BSTs, I've spent $41.79 so far. I've earned $4.77 from Amazon so far and $4.22 from Adsense. Here's hoping I can build on that. =) I'd love any advice you might have to offer, or questions for me. This is partly to document my process and partly to get advice that is targeted specifically at what I'm doing. I understand if this isn't as flashy as some others are up to, but at least you can expect regular updates, so you'll know how it all turned out. I'll make a new post shortly detailing what I have planned in the near future.