I am making this journey as it is a bit different from the journey's that I have created on this forum before. For all of my sites, I stuck to Amazon as the ROI was definitely better than the other verticals. However, I decided to venture a bit further and try out a type of keyword that I have never approached before. CPA. This will be a lot different compared to what I have done in the past, but I believe in experience over money (as I'm still young and have quite a ways to go and a lot of time in my hands), which is why I decided to try ranking CPA keywords alongside my other Amazon Affiliate projects. Also, it is important to note that I like to keep my projects low-cost and use money efficiently, so in this journey, I won't be using a lot, but just the right amount to earn that money back as quickly as possible. I will be using my existing PBN sites alongside other cheap services that I know I can't do manually myself. What I have done: - Got a keyword from @ZlatanTheGod. This keyword is actually located in France, so it is definitely a bonus to me. This is because not only do I get experience in ranking for a CPA keyword, but also for a country-specific keyword. It is a game niche and will be incentivised using a content locker. BTW, the keyword is absolutely a joke. The first page is basically full of download sites with image+download link. The sites are ranking for the keyword just because they have it in the download link. - Paid for a semi-branded domain. This is because I managed to hunt around for a bit for some similar keywords in my niche and managed to find keywords with 10k+ MS that has a word or two difference from my main keyword 18k+ MS. - Setup my site with the Sparkling theme as it looks clean, simple, and has a CTA button (Ty @Hawkster ) - Added necessary plugins and pages - Posted a 800 word article which is basically 50% english, with the other 50% being translated into French. I made a few download links and tried to make it look like a legit download site. - I will be purchasing social signals to get my pages indexed. What I will do: - Once 1-2 weeks pass after the social signals are done (slow drip feed), I will be sending a few PBN links from my own network of sites. I have managed to rank pretty high for many low comp keywords with my network with just a few links, so I'm sure I'll be able to rank for this keyword. - I will expand into other niches in this niche and hope that I can rank for them as well. Although this is a CPA site which I know will get penalized anyway, I'm going to ignore that fact and try to rank for them anyway, throw shit at the wall and see what sticks right? I'm new to this, but am hoping to learn a lot from it. Just for the record, I created the site yesterday and am not ranking yet. Let's see when I rank and what position I'm in when I do start ranking.