Hi all Been a bhw member for ages, but mainly a lurker sucking in all the knowledge. Then I got distracted and went about living my life. After a realisation that my 9 to 5 job sucks, im giving this a go....a REAL go....taking MASSIVE action this time. Not just "oh thats a good idea" and then read another post "oh thats a good idea too" and so on. Too much reading and dreaming, not enough action. So follow me as I try to rank to page 1 and make some passive cash. Im not expecting to retire on this, but id say if I get it right, all I'll have to do is rinse and repeat over and over. If one micro niche site can make $5-$10 per day, then 20 should make $100 to $200. If I can get to $200 bucks a day in passive income, then I can quit my job and concentrate on working for myself. The key I believe is taking action though. Before I was reading and not investing much, I tried a few things all via free methods and if they didnt work, so be it. This time Ive actually shelled out money. Ive purchased hosting and and domain name. To get started Ive used a bhw service to give me a keyword that has around $1.5 CPC and 1000 searches per month. I was trying for ages to find a good niche but hey, why not delegate. It keeps things moving and me motivated, which is key...motivation. If im not moving forward ill lose interest and give up or get frustrated and give up. Another thing that is different this time is this thread. Im going to post in here as often as I can, whether I get replys/comments or not. It will keep me accountable for my actions and also be the basis of a blog I write later on about starting in IM. Anyways enough rambling here is a summary of where im at so far. 1. purchased a .com domain with my keyword in it 2. installed wordpress and analytics 3. hired a provider on bhw to get my site initially setup with a theme, some pics and 2 articles So far total outlay has been Domain and hosting = AUD$95 In that I got my domain name for 1 year, whois protection on the domain (stops people snooping on me) and the hosting account lets me add up to 50 domains at once. Therefore my next microniche site will just cost me the price of the domain. More sites I make the cheaper it becomes overall for the hosting as its divided amongst all the assets. MNS service I paid for 1 site which gave me 1 keyword, 1000+ searches and $1+ cpc. Its supposed to come with 2 articles and some other things. The site is not finished yet should be in a day or two. Cost was AUD$40. Ill review the service when its finished. Im not too shabby with wordpress so I may just use a keyword research service next time to cut down costs as im not really across how to find the best keywords to use. Next steps 1. wait till site gets finished 2. in the meantime research some more article ideas and get them sorted. Write some myself, spin some others. When the site is done then I can just upload them. 3. polish up the site when its done, not sure these guys are graphic artists 4. do some more research on essential wordpress plugins I need. 5. figure out how I can track my site's ranking as I go so I know if im doing the right things or not. That will do for now, another update in a few days.