Hi guys (and gals), here goes my first affiliate journey! I could've started and make this thread sooner, but I was busy with other things. Sooo, the website is actually made already - 1 big post targeting some harder "best" keywords, and then I've SILO-ed the seperate product reviews, each review on its own page. In total, I have 13 product review posts. As far as the domain goes, I managed to find a pretty decent expired one in the same niche, here are the metrics right now: The website was completely built around 20 days ago, then I started doing my own SEO instead of investing in packages here on BHW. Reason for that is that I'm very curious and want to see how far I can take this website, without outsourcing SEO at all. What I've Done So Far: - 7 Web 2.0s and built some tier 2 links to that (Ranker X links) - A couple of high DA profiles - Some pins, G+ shares & Facebook likes - 2 PBN links from my own network (just recently) Here are the SERP stats right now: I'm building links only to the page on the top of the SILO so the juice passes around, I'll check out the stats after a while and see which posts need more seperate link building. Let's break down the cost now: - Content: around $160 - Domain: $90 - SEO tools: $24 + $28 monthly cost (SerpBook + Ahrefs) - Keyword research: my own - Hosting $30/month - PBN domains: around $300 (4 domains so far) - Indexer: $28/month Earned: $0.00000000000000 What I plan to do next: slowly build some more high quality web 2.0s, grab some new PBN domains, build PBNs and let them age for a while, continue on building tier 2 links and some social shares. The total search volume is nothing crazy, but I plan to expand when I rank for all of those keywords.