Hi guys, my names Aeoryth and this will be my first of what will hopefully be several "journey" threads here on BHW. I've been researching IM and trying various methods for about 6 months now, but I have yet to make any money. I have a whole list of excuses for that, but it mainly comes down to my own laziness. It's time to commit to a true journey and really get myself to the place I want to be. The main reason I'm doing this is to offer myself a diary for my progress, as well as receive the motivation, tips, and support that I've come to love about this site. Wish me luck, guys! Alright, let's get down to business: What I'm Doing I will be creating a niche site from scratch that will hopefully join the ranks of other authority sites in the future. I'll be monetizing the site through e-mail list building and adsense. My budget is minimal, but I also don't have a job which puts me in a great position as far as time goes. I'm loosely following t0mmy's method from his thread "How to Start a LEGIT Online Money Making Opportunity for Less Than $87!!" (I don't have the post count to post links yet, but I'm sure you guys can find the post just by searching) What I've Done Today Today is mostly just set-up. I've already chosen my niche and decided on a name. Purchases Made: Domain + WordPress Hosting from GoDaddy -- $12 with coupon code (you can find coupon codes on Google) Premium Wordpress Theme: $51 (I'm using Selasih from ThemeForest) Social Media: Created Twitter Created Google+ Created Pinterest Created Instagram I'm having some trouble making my Facebook page. The page seems to get created, but when I click on the link to the page, the url changes to a regular Facebook url with "/getting_started?page_id=XXXXXXX" at the end and nothing happens. If I click it enough times, I get a blank white page. If anyone can help me out with this that'd be wonderful. I've also created a temporary logo to make my pages look more professional. I'll have a better one designed when I have some more money. What I'm Doing Tomorrow Tomorrow I'll be customizing the site, adding post categories, installing plugins, and ultimately writing content. My goal by the end of the day is to have the site fully functional with at least 5 pieces of quality content with 1k-3k words. I'll share those posts on each of my social media accounts. I'll also be spending some time doing research into other blogs and sites in my niche. I'll be gathering a list of ideas for content as well as joining several forums for the purposes of building more links in the future and establishing a more widespread brand. That's it for tonight guys. Thanks for reading and I hope to see you following my journey! I'll have another post up same time tomorrow.