Dear BHW fellows, I built a website more than one year ago in the food niche. I was very motivated at that time to do a great job. But at the same time I tried several things, like Youtube videos for example. Of course, as a lot of you always say, when you focus on too many things, you have no results. Moreover, I was not very serious. So, in 13 months, I must have earned less than 5? from this website Now I have decided it is time to rise from my ashes and begin my mission. It will be also a good opportunity for me to try what I have learnt on this great website but also to learn new ones and earn some (lot of) money. --------------------------------- Earnings: 0? --------------------------------- First Target: 10?/day. Once (If) I will reach that amount, I will put a new target. Budget: Do not ask, very small Description of money site: The website is focused on a specific field of food industry. I won't divulge the URL because I am sure that BHW members will love it, become addicted fans and stop focusing on their own duties . It will have a blog, recipes and description of experts in that field. Main methods used to bring traffic: a) I want to rank the website for several keywords so that I can attract people searching on Google. I will build my own PBN using Web 2.0 sites and, if I can manage to do so, find some expired blogger/tumblr sites with PR b) I will create several accounts on Pinterest that will gravitate around one main account. I will pin the recipes and articles of my website on the main account + pins from other related websites and repin them with the secondary accounts. c) Of course, I will also create accounts on the main social champions like Facebook, Google+, etc. I would also like to attract people from Instagram since I have the recipe pictures. Source of income: Mainly Adsense: I will put ads on my website. I will also have a Youtube account on which I will have some field-related videos that I will shoot and build myself. I am an Amazon and Ebay Partner so maybe I will try to put here and there some affiliate links, but I will leave that for latter. I will focus first on Adsense. Tools: a) that I have - my (big) brain and my hands - Scrapebox - AddMeFast - PowerDirector 12 for videos b) that I would like to have - GSA - Tool(s) to ease my work with Pinterest What I have done until now: a) The website is up and running. For the moment it is hosted on OpenShift. I moved it from Bluehost since it was useless to pay the monthly fee without earning anything. I am using Wordpress, I bought a theme not related to the field. I still have to enhance the design a little bit but once I will have enough articles to fill the space (Ex: slider with last 5 recipes) b) I am building (almost finished) a pop-up plugin in order to gather mails in Mailchimp list. Then I will be able to send emails with my new articles. I used the aweber one as a starting point then customized it with angularJS for my needs. I will be able to use it for other websites and maybe sell it if the quality is good enough. For the moment, I will try the sliding popup, meaning it will not block the screen. If the user closes it without filling the info, I set a cookie for one week , period after which the popup will be displayed again. If the user fills in the info, I set a 10 years cookie. I do not want to disturb my visitors. c) I have done all the necessary things in order to have information from Google Webmaster and Analytics. I still have to do the authoring thing for the Serps. d) I wrote 5 high quality and unique articles. I usually gather information from other languages then translate them in English. Since one of my defects is that I am meticulous, I spend a lot of time to find all the information I can in order to provide long articles with at least 500 words. I plan to create articles with 1000+ words since quality is a must nowadays. I hope to have the time to write 3 articles per week. e) For recipes, I bought several books from which I scan the pictures and translate the text in English. In this way, I am sure that the text is unique but I am a little bit afraid concerning the copyright of the pictures. :scared1: I have more than 300 hundred recipes in the queue so the quantity is enough for several weeks of translating job. f) I have manually created 3 Web2.0 for my personal PBN. I have written 2 articles of 500 words for each of them with one picture related to the field. I still have to create at least 3 articles for each of them. I will also create other Web2.0. g) I already have one Pinterest account with 200 followers which is part of 2 group boards related to the field. I have created the main account but the boards are still private until I fill them with enough pins. I will have to make it part of group boards. h) I have 3 Twitter accounts with around 300 followers for each of them. Main defects of my method: a) Not enough time since I have a day job + I have to play with my son + I have to play with my wife .... so roughly 3-4 h per day if I am not destroyed in the evening during week days. More time during weekends. b) Lot of translating work that can not be automated c) Copyright of pictures d) Lack of tools to automate some of the tasks, for example Pinterest following. But at least I will be sure to have great quality in the people I follow and pins I share. e) PBN from scratch. No PR = no juice to my main website. f) Hard to find expired blogs in the niche Hidden assets: Mainly your advice, guys! And the information found on BHW. Updates on this thread: I will do my best to often update this thread with all the tasks I do, the earnings and of course discuss with you alternatives to my method that I will surely diversify on the road. Be direct, give me your opinion, tell me if I am wrong. Be sure that your recommendations will not fell on deaf ears. And maybe wish me luck LET THE FIGHT BEGIN!