Hello everyone, have been on this site for a long time 4 years to be precise even thou am still a newbie a big lurker have always been checking around every now and then but no action. The reason is this; am a university student and i choose to give education a bigger priority therefore education takes a chuck of my time. Now am on a 3 months vacation and during this period i would like to try my hands on something. I have chosen the way to go which is building niche sites after reading some nice threads both on and off here. I will be following Spenser's NSP 2.0. Now i want this Journey to make me accountable and also show other newbie that it is possible since am from Africa and this will be my first real attempt in IM. i will be starting from scratch with $0 to making at least $xxx/month in 3 months GOALS Learn building niche sites from scratch to finish Be able to teach people to A-Z of building niche sites Reach page one of google for most of my keywords Make $200 on my site in 6 months STRATEGIC PLAN Create 15-20 page niche site that generates 90% traffic from google Do a keyword research and get 1 primary keyword and 15-20 secondary keywords Create site, write articles and do proper on page SEO Do some link buildings until i rank first page Actually i want to use this for my coming into the IM world, i want to know if its real and achievable so i will be putting my all and try to reach my goal because i believe if this can be successful then building 5 or more niche site wont be a problem. This is not really about the financial gains its for the purpose of learning. And also to show that it can be achieved since am an African and starting from nothing. ACTIONS TAKEN SO FAR I have not really done a lot other than doing niche research. Basically i just wrote down 40 i think can be profitable and i used ebay to get some niche ideas. A product i got form here a long time ago also helped in selecting niche ideas. Not really difficult Next i moved on to generating keywords from the seed keywords i wrote down. i used market samurai got the cracked version from the downloads section but its too slow and even slower on my 2 gig ram laptop so what i did is i used MS for keyword generation and LTP for competition analysis(couldn't get the working cracked version would be happy if there is one). Now my idea keyword is a keyword that has close to the following criteria: 4500 searching per month Cpc over 0.5 Niche site, forum, Q and A sites in top 10 Sites with low PA and DA. PA less than 30 Not many eCommerce sites in top 10 And preferable newer sites This are criteria i got from reading many blog posts and threads, after making this site i will have a better knowledge of selecting keywords. Stuck here for some days now, because i want to learn everything about keyword research before moving on. But it has been difficult please refer threads that can help in keyword research. But i still got a keyword "BEST MYSTERY KEYWORD" a 3-word keyword although i can change it if i learn more keyword research and i see another one because its not an ideal one My plan is to make "BEST KEYWORD" my homepage, very competitive tho, but there are chances i can still rank. And make "best mystery keyword" my first secondary keyword, learned that from NSP2.0. For my other secondary keywords what i got was keywords with the word "BEST" always showing i mean BEST mystery keyword for xxxx best xxxx xxxxx best xxxxx keyword best xxxxx keyworld fo E.T.C I would like someone to point out how to research for secondary keywords. WHERE I AM Am still in the process of choosing and selecting the ideal keyword to continue the project, am still doing more research top get the best one since i have learned this is the most important step and since am relying on google, i wouldn't like to get it wrong from the start. RESOURCES Basic knowledge of WordPress. i can setup a WordPress site from start to finish. A year hosting. Enough money to cover the most important expenses. I will do everything myself from start to finish no outsourcing. Its not that i don't have the funds, but because i want to learn the whole step, and also show it can be done, also currently the exchange rate to a dollar is kind of unfavorable it will be better for me to receive lol than to buy. INCOME AND RANKING None for now. I would like members comments as well as advices for the pros in this aspect. i want advices on keyword research, content strategy, changing keyword to topic, and off-page seo. THANKS.