BHW is like a never ending all you can eat buffet where everything is your favorite food... So if I don't start a journal, I may never get moving. I've run (into the ground) three niche blogs in my life. I've made approximately $300 lifetime on those blogs, generally as an affiliate for some niche ebooks. I shied away from any SEO and more or less any publicity or networking whatsoever, and the results shouldn't be surprising in light of that. So I came here about a month ago, and read and read. I joined a couple similar forums, and read and read. I even started a journal at another forum but the nature of that forum doesn't seem to have people giving helpful advice as much as is the case here (every forum specializes in its own thing). I've collected several courses, and bought monster amounts of software, most notably Clyde's suite of products available on these forums, as well as Proxy multiplier. a few bots, Pin Pioneer, The Best Spinner, Scrapebox, and I am probably forgetting several, though my plan tonight is to inventory everything after my kids go to bed. I don't really know how to use these softwares yet but I am just going to start and learn, and fail spectacularly, and learn some more. First Steps: A week or so ago I purchased six adsense sites from williamk's service on these forums. They aren't finalized yet, but I did visit a couple of them a few minutes ago and it seems that they are close to being delivered by williamk. I have some major holes in my knowledge from there. I understand the concept of Link Pyramids and Link Wheel's but not sure how extensive of one to create for small niche sites. For example, one of the niches is a particular sneaker. I apologize for the newbie question, but if I were to create a bunch of Web 2.0's for this, would I make them completely associated with this particular site? i.e. a Nike Air Jordan Weebly. A Nike Air Jordan Squidoo lens (Nike is not the particular niche...just using as an example). This question gets thornier for me in regards to two authority blogs I own and want to improve as there's been no SEO or backlinking done. Do I make web 2.0's to point to these and make it clear to the reader that I am the owner of the 2.0 and the authority blog? Or is the point of the 2.0 to be a pseudonym fan-boy of the authority blog? Yes, I know it's a fundamental question but I think it's assumed that all noobs know this, and I don't. In addition to the adsense sites and two "authority" blogs, I will be getting much deeper into Kindle. I've written a couple books for Kindle that are linked from my one blog, but sales and traffic is minimal. Maybe $15 a month the last few months. So these are the three plates that I'm spinning for now. Adsense, Authority blog, and Kindle. I'm trying not to get distracted by all the other yummy BHW treats along the way, but there is an enormous amount of info on how to do SEO, Backlink, Social stuff, Youtube, Google +, Twitter etc. I'm interested in being slightly black hat but not at the risk of getting anything banned so I'm treading cautiously. However, if adsense gets banned or a site gets sandboxed, I am willing to accept that as part of the learning process...I'm just trying not to be reckless and causing it. I picked ten grand a month because that would replace our family income and hopefully pay for expensive health care for my kids who have pre-existing conditions. Any thoughts or advice would be most appreciated. Thx!