I've decided to take the next big step in my IM career and start working on an authority website (long-term project) of the eyecare niche (I don't care about revealing the niche... it's already pretty saturated and does not convert well, but I have an interest in it). Basic principle: I will write articles focusing on common disorders and their treatments and then advertise whichever products I can get commission from. This could be Amazon affiliate or any other. I will think about monetisation later, as first of all I have to focus on getting CONTENT. I have already picked out a very brandable domain name (although it does not have keyword in it). I have done a lot of keyword research and found some really nice long-tail keywords which I will write articles about. Hopefully I will be able to rank from these. Things to do: â€‹Make a nice-looking logo... I will do this myself as I'm too poor to afford a professional Write as many articles (500-1000 words each) focusing on long-tail keywords over the next couple of days as I can. I will either be a.)focusing on a particular product and writing a review for it b.) focusing on a particular disorder and recommending products as treatments c.) Just writing an article about a well-searched eyecare-related keyword, for example my advice for eyecare, eye exercises etc. I know it would be preferable to hire a copywriter, but I'm a pharmacy student so I think I'm capable of writing on this particular niche to at least a decent quality. I will try to have my articles written to about 0.5% keyword density. Maybe each article will have multiple keywords to enhance my SEO (e.g. kw1, kw2 etc.) Problems I have and will have to get over through this journey: Backlinking. I have absolutely no clue about how backlinking is done, and I obviously can't afford someone/a service to do this for me. I can already see this giving me headaches and complications in the future, so I'm just gonna ignore it now while getting my content written... I'm hoping you guys could help me out about this. But yeah, I will think about this AFTER I have written a large portion of my articles. I'm also a bit of a website SEO noob, but hopefully I will do an okay job and with good backlinking to my articles I sohuld show up on SERPS... Things like internal links just go way beyond me... noob-alert but is this just a link in one of my articles pointing to another article of mine as anchor text for example? What people call "Back-up articles" for my main articles, again I don't understand how this works and it's very complicated. I've read someone recommending 20+ backup articles to every article!!! That sounds insane! Tbh maybe I'm hoping I can JV with someone once I have quality content up to do this stuff for me? :/ Where I'll get my traffic from: SEO/SERPs YouTube (I have good experience in YT marketing) Guest blogs? People linking to/sharing my website because of awesome content? ;p Email-list(sub-project) I am currently working on an email list around the same niche. I have already made an awesome looking squeeze page and I hope to promote ClickBank products to people that subscribe to this email list. I have ordered a fiverr gig to my email list today and I'll see if that brings in opt-ins. If not I will abandon the email list temporarily and I hope I will eventually be able to drive opt-ins on autopilot from my website...maybe months down the line ;p. Targets of my journey: 5$ total revenue 10$ total revenue  25$ total revenue  50$ total revenue  100$ total revenue  200$ total revenue  500$ total revenue  1000$ total revenue  Holiday in Hawaii for the rest of my days (jk) Starting money: Around 100$ (will only spend money if I absolutely need it... I'm poor) My Vision for the future I might or might not be successful with this journey - chances are that, due to my lack of experience, I will experience failure after failure. But right now I am determined not to give up. The sky is the limit and I dream of owning a professional online healthcare database/store, not only for the eyecare niche but a network of healthcare niche's under the same brand. This has a lot to do with my future career. Any suggestions are very, very welcome I really need your help for this journey and I hope that (like me) many people will learn from this journey! Wish me luck everybody!