I'm doing this Journey to be accountable and I think it will be an interesting case study. I don't have any income goals, but I'm sure that if I'll have a good amount of monthly traffic, I'll get a nice income. I would like for my blog to be well known in 2-3 years, just like blogs from guys like Matthew Woodward, John Dykstra, Neil Patel, etc. I really want to invest my time and money into this blog. I've seen authority blogs earnings tens of thousands of dollars a month, and that's exactly what I want to do. I'm not going spare money for paid plugins/hosting/themes/services. I want this to be a top-notch website. My Strategy? Create really good content with long case studies and long articles. They should rank organically in Google. Statistically, people like long case studies and they get shared more, so I'm counting on this factor to help my site. Also, I want to post content regularly, like at least 2 times a week. I will earn through affiliate links and by promoting my own products/services. Build an email list and set up an autoresponder, that sends out my best articles. Send out news about the latest articles. Be active on social media. What have I done so far? Bought domain on August 18. Installed Wordpress on August 23. Published my first article on August 28. Since then I've posted 12 articles: 8 are case studies/articles 2 are product reviews 2 are interviews Added an opt-in page, with a download incentive. People get my free case study after they opt-in. Set up an auto-responder. 11 emails are already added to the list. Set up a Facebook Page and an account (I didn't use Facebook till now). Boosted my page via ads. Got 558 followers in several days. I boosted my page and 1 post to the opt-in page. Everything was fine for a few days, but when I made changed to the audience, and they had to re-approve the ads, they declined. Apparently, it doesn't follow FB advertising policies... But they approved the posts at the beginning, so that's bullshit. Now I tried several different ways to get my ads approved, without mentioning anything about making money online, but all my ads get declined now. No idea what to do. Set up a Twitter account only today. Only shared my articles. That's it. I have 0 followers and haven't followed anyone yet. Set up push-engage. Only 2 subscribers. Traffic thus far: This is from my Wordpress dashboard (Google Analytics plugin) I've been actively promoting my website on social networks and forums. Bounce rate is great, and the time on page is also great. It means that people are actually reading my articles. What next? Keep on writing articles. Be active on Social media. I want to change the theme of my blog. I'm not 100% satisfied with the current theme. As this is a long-term project, I'll try to update this journey every once in a while.