Newbie to Internet Marketing and Black Hat World. I have been lurking on BHW for months and learning. It is finally time to take action as I have FINALLY found a niche that I want to pursue. After researching several methods I have decided to start with Amazon Affiliates. As stated above I have been lurking and researching for months and this path seems to align with my strengths and abilities. I was inspired by Danny1111 and WhitePassion's journeys and one of the main reasons that I am starting this journey thread is to figure out more about what technology I will need. I'm not sure what software may be absolutely necessary or what simply makes certain processes smoother. I'm attempting to direct traffic to my site using SEO. Any input on this will be helpful. Wish me luck!!! Here we go.... Action Taken Today: Did some keyword research. Picked a few keywords with which to start my campaign. My niche is not over saturated and my keywords are in the optimal range of monthly searches. Bought my domain and set it up on my server. No design work or content creation has been done yet although I am currently in the process of brainstorming a few ideas. One idea is to also get traffic via YouTube. I am an amateur videographer and I see a couple of ideas that I can tweak.