I decided to take action (since that's what everyone is saying on this forum) and created my first micro niche site two weeks ago. I did the keyword research (after months of reading and figuring out HOW to do it, thanks bhw for finally explaining everything) and found a decent keyword that has a $2.00 CPC. (I used the google keyword search). There's roughly 350 exact monthly searches for my keyword and the competition doesn't seem too tough. (please keep in mind i have no prior experience and everything I'm did was based on what I read from this forum) Next, I made sure that I got the exact domain name. After that I wrote two 500 word articles myself and updated my site. I used the socrates wordpress theme (found this in the download section) and used the all-in-one seo wordpress theme. After everything was set up, I bookmarked the site on stumbledupon and delicious. I also tried to do some forum profiles (maybe 10-20). A few days later, I appeared on the first page of G for my keyword (3 words) at spot #10. I have around 20-50 backlinks according to site explorer and comment on a few blogs every day (maybe 5-10 a day). I've been getting 1-3 unique visitors a day now for the past week, and maybe a click every other day. (according to adsense, each click is worth anywhere from a dime to $1.25) This is EXTREMELY exciting for me and I would like to help all the newbies out there who are just getting started. In addition, if you have some advice for me I'd greatly appreciate that as well. I'm only in the 10th spot on the first page, so I assume if I can get to the top 3 I can rake in some more $$. It'll be exciting moving to the next level, and honestly this sh!t is FUN!!!! Last but not least, thanks BHW!