Hello everyone, I really hesitated to post this but what the heck. This is my first journey here and hopefully not the last. Main objective of this journey is to learn how to rank a website - basically to learn SEO. By thinking more about my main objective I understood that I need not just to develop my SEO skills but I need to develop some of my character features as well. I hope that this thread will help me to track my progress. I will have some questions and requests for anyone who is reading this, so stick along! ABOUT ME: My name is Aurimas (short is Auris), I am 25 years old and I live in Lithuania (Europe). When I was a teenager I was fascinated with IM, but I never truly committed to it. I was bouncing from one method to another, always looking for quick money. I tried a lot of short term methods, and I never looked at the big picture. I think that I am ready to grow! Now I will seek knowledge instead of quick cash. Also I have a day job. It helped me to understand how business work and that you need to give value to a customer. Because of this job, I have some startup money to invest. Salary is not very high in my country, so I will need to count my expenses and only buy things that I really need. THE PLAN: Below are the steps I want to learn and guides I found here to accompany me down the road. Niche selection: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/g...-first-site-part-1-picking-your-niche.863733/ https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/n...-niche-you-can-actually-make-money-in.750708/ Keyword research: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/guide-to-building-your-first-site-part-2-keyword-research.864455/ https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/how-to-rank-a-quick-guide-for-newbies.781273/ Website building: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/g...uilding-your-site-with-silo-structure.864763/ https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/get-wordpress-silo-sites-using-free-plugins.583471/ https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/6...-that-most-websites-completely-ignore.854559/ Content: I will need to outsource content, because I am not a native speaker and I am afraid that my broken language can affect user experience. On page SEO: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/g...first-site-part-5-onsite-seo-for-2016.875328/ https://ahrefs.com/blog/on-page-seo/ Link building: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/g...site-part-6-offsite-seo-link-building.876417/ https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/how-to-rank-a-quick-guide-for-newbies.781273/ https://ahrefs.com/blog/get-backlinks/ https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/link-diversity-why-arent-we-focused-more-on-this-topic.796874/ Social media marketing: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/1...a-profiles-attract-quality-engagement.795330/ https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/w...d-be-your-1-piece-of-outreach-content.818315/ https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/h...tter-following-without-spending-money.820786/ https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/generate-unlimited-traffic-on-instagram-for-only-10-month.802743/ Future plans: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/t...bsite-visitors-into-email-subscribers.806971/ https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/5...vice-inside-15-000-words.821874/#post-8654223 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: I always lacked self discipline so I think that I will start there. For example: if there is no deadline (or it is far away) to make something for clients at work I won’t do shit. With this journey I want to prove to myself that I can work on my personal goals. I will be consistent at it and I will succeed. This is a good read: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/s...orking-at-100-productivity-and-making.820134/ PROGRESS TRACKING: I want to track how many hours I worked on this project. I think at first it will be difficult to remember to set a timer every time, but in the end it will be worth it. Also I will track my expenses, changes on the website, rankings and other steps what I will take. I can not promise that I will make an update every day (I am lousy at writing), but I will post few times a week. SOME REQUESTS: Maybe you have some suggestions from your experience? I would gladly hear them. I am not a native english speaker, so I would be very thankful if you point out my grammar mistakes (at least the most annoying). My journey starts now!