Hello BHW, I'm a developer and I've been doing this for a long time (since 2012), I've created tens of websites for all kinds of niches and all I created has been passive income (literally)... I created a website and just let it live (and earn couple hundreds dollars per month). Then I sold it for couple thousand dollars (or let die). It's time to grow up and move on... Now I want to create stable and solid income and the best way (for me) is public promise. I'll get all the know-how for more than 6 years and squeeze it to one website. One thing will change, I'll not let the website grow itself or die, I'm going to do linkbuilding, on-page SEO, optimize website performance, create new content and much more. And I'll try to post followups in here. The point of whole business is to create website with totally free content (photos, vectors, videos under CC0 licence) and earn money with Shutterstock affiliate program (premium content for dollars). There are plenty of ways how to do it and the biggest websites with free content are doing the same. For now I have several thousands of free photos from public domain sources (I'm sure you know some of them) and I'm able to scrape millions (but it's not worth it now). The key will be now finding right niches with potential of organic traffic, create unique content and do linkbuilding for it. In stock photo business, there are thousands of these niches. Automatization is the key and I'm a programmer, so everything should be automated. For now I have automatic posting to my own WP blog (it's like "TOP 7 Racing Car Free Stock Photos" etc.), automatic posting to Pinterest, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter... and I'm planning to use every single API I'll find (Tumblr, Wix and much more). My scripts can create unique content, photos, collages, infographics and post it to various platforms and my robots can scrape any content I want. In my mind is also something like API for free photos I've scraped (paid). What I've done so far... Blog commenting (150 comments manually) Several web 2.0 (tumblr, flick, pinterest, ...) Bought EDU links at BHW Bought a Reddit link at BHW Bought 3 expired domains with good ranks and backlinks And of course, I'm ready for your questions, thanks.