Hey guys, I just decided to join today but I have been observing this wonderful forum from a distance for a few months now. I'm not a total noob when it comes to making an income online...however to date I have made $0 dollars online so I guess you could argue that I am. I was lucky enough to learn quickly that spending all of my money on ebooks is the sure fire way to losing your investment capital. I wanted to tell you about a project of mine and see if anyone here likes or has any ideas to improve it. I'm attempting to chase down a few website ranking on the 1 2 and 4 results of google for an 18.4 k a month keyword. I've started by planning an authority website as well as smaller website and I have been working on building blogs. I'm trying to think of creative ways to drive traffic but I have not really implemented the part of driving traffic. Should I wait to drive traffic to my blogs until I have my websites running? Should I backlink everything to each other or should I be careful when backlinking my blogs to my websites? Is there anything wrong with my plan? Thanks for your input. Also, my mother has been very interested in what I am doing. We had a long conversation about why I can't grow my business the other day. She insisted that she invest $500 dollars in my online business and I told her I would have to wait to accept the investment until I have a solid plan for what I am going to do with the money. I know it isn't a lot but I'm sure some of the great minds here can help me think of something. I have some tools I want to buy but I am well past the point of ebooks and information products...I want to be in the doing stage. Thank you for you time/help! Good luck!