I decided to start a journey to keep track of my progress I suppose and have somewhere to write down the exact costs and methods I've used to rank and when I used it. I don't really mind sharing which services I used since you can find them yourself easily. However, I hold the right to take down the links if I so choose to. I am putting them up only so people can use my own ranking methods I'm testing for themselves if they wish to. So far I've spent two months working on my website (well, it's more of an on/off thing since I don't have much funding). I plan on making my goal of 30$/day using Clickbank (all variations of methods) and to outsource everything using the cheapest (but still quality) services available. I do not have the time to manually learn how to do this myself since I am a senior (17 years old) in high school and I must start applying for college. I am hoping to make this amount per day so I will have money to spend for college. So far, here is everything I've done up to now, but I will leave out all Fiverr gigs that didn't work for me. I don't feel like writing them down here. I however, will mention the ones that DID work or were crucial to using. I will add in my own personal opinion of the services purchased but I am not endorsing nor trying to put their service in a negative manner. All opinions were from my own personal experience. August 26th -I have purchased a website from Verena: http://www.warriorforum.com/complet...der-custom-blog-best-niche-blog-designer.html (147$. I liked it, very well made, good support. She still responds to all questions and things I need changed around) - I purchased hosting/domain roughly a week and a half earlier but I don't remember exactly when. I purchased 6 months hosting from HostGator and the domain was free. (60-65$) September 9th - I purchased keyword research here: http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...u-google-1st-page-raving-warrior-reviews.html (5$. Communication was garbage, the keywords given were amazing though. 24hr TAT, pretty well worth it.) - I purchased paid traffic from the company affiliation that's on BHW. (25$/25,000 visitors. No sales, but they over-delivered by close to twice as much.) September 11th - I purchased a package of bulk articles here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ticles-great-prices-rates-0-75-100-words.html (I personally thought the articles were very well written for the price charged. I took the 5 article review pack of $18.75) September 21st - Purchased package from BHW here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...earch-engine-dominating-system-only-25-a.html (25$, I took one with no report since I didn't think it was needed. It's been about a week and a half and my keyword with 2,400 exact global monthly searches went from N/A to page 5 on Google #43. This is amazing for low-medium competition keywords in my opinion. Anything higher won't really be as effective but that's just from my own experience.) September 29th - Purchased testimonial video from Fiverr here (targeted product keyword was 5,400 exact monthly global searches): http://fiverr.com/mintyone/make-a-professional-short-testimonial-or-other-video (15$, purchased 3 gigs to make the video about a minute and a half long. Got it the day I ordered it. Wasn't exactly what I was looking for but he got the job done pretty well.) October 3rd - Purchased testimonial video from Fiverr here (targeted keyword is only 170 exact monthly searches): http://fiverr.com/banjoman15/give-a-real-looking-testimonial ($15, I purchased one minute extended extra. I must say this was an AMAZING testimonial, well worth it.) - Uploaded the FIRST testimonial purchased to YouTube. I purchased 4 back-link packages from Fiverr to rank this. No results yet, but I will place them down here if I get onto first page on Google. (20$) - Also purchased a domain from Namecheap (EMD) to have a 301 re-direct to my affiliate link selling my first product. (10$) October 6th - Purchased Serpbook Lite package. I don't have many keywords that need tracking so this will do. (1$) I've also purchased a few gigs from Fiverr just to throw links into my website once in awhile but they haven't really done much. I have also purchased a few articles here and there and have also used a few freebie/review things. I have only documented what has worked for me so far and the major services purchased. Investment: 400$+ (I would say around that much including the odd services I have purchased.) Earned: 0$ (Unfortunately...) I will update this thread whenever I purchased a new service that is worthwhile, updates to rankings, or to answer any questions. This will be a very slow process since I have EXTREMELY limited funds and I have no income. I am hoping to make my first sale by December. Wish me luck!