So here it starts. Now it's the time to act! I don't want to read any more of "My Journey" threads, no more of "How to make bilionz online in 2 days" bullshit, i want to ACT and start building my fortune by myself. I have to confess, I tried the "easy" way before. I tried CPA, without much fortune, I bought a crappy e-book here on BHW, I got overwhelmed and tried something even shittier, nothing more than pure scam: HYIPS, knowing that I would go on a mine field, I willingly went and tried to "cheat" the systems spending 100 euros... and obviously losing them all, just like a gambling where you can't win. I was very scared to make an investment. I was scared that it would bring me nothing but waste of time. I just wanted to make a few bucks online for fun, to prove that I could. But i soon realized that there was no half way: it was do or don't, no try. So I started MARKETING, that is really what would bring money to the table. The first thing that I would think of was obviously Amazon, what else? The giant of e-commerce would be the best way to start. I bought hosting, found a theme, blah, blah.. we all heard this before, right? Basic stuff. Stuff that is said OVER AND OVER again, EVERYWHERE. These basic steps often look to me as if the writer was trying to increase the word count of the post. What's important? The main concepts behind the website. Best of XXX, 10 products for each post Aim for authority NO Ads, only google (might change in the future) Quality posts, all written by me MINIMUM 2k words, usually 3k Not just text: images, tables.. good looking, meaningful reviews, not just transcripts of amazon product descriptions. In my mother language: Italian. Started off a little slow in December 2016. Made 3 posts that month and that was it. I wanted to wait for my website to grow a bit in terms of age. So this is december: Obviously it's affiliate program for Amazon.it, it doesn't have the pretty graphs of the international website. The two fields are total sales and commission, I'll pull more details if requested. That's what really counts though, right? As you can see, rate is about 5%. On par with the new rates of the recent update. Most sold products are in the 50-100 euro range, though some are 300+. So this is not too bad for the first month i guess (even though it's december, that's where the money's at). No backlinks, did very small (5-10 groups) spam on Facebook for some instant gratification. Here's analytics: Looking good, right? Low session of course, but MAN that bounce rate and duration! In the following month I did some manual outreach and wrote a couple of blog posts. Gave up when 99% of my answers were "50 euros or no guest posting m8". I thought about PBN a lot, and my conclusion was that I could buy a VERY small (but quality) package here in the forums to try them out. Here comes January: So, no more spamming this month. I wanted to see how much it would take for Google to love me. And obviously the website was just starting, so this was a pretty useless month. I also had my exams (almost done with university), so i had very little time to do anything. No new posts, no new guest posting. The links from the PBN were starting to pass some juice though. And here's February: Now we're starting to make some money! Google starts to give some love and I'm getting a lot more traffic. Almost 100 euros in commissions, that's a very big first step for me! Now, with my exams done and passed, I can start to work on the website again. I have to remind you: the 100 euro from february were ONLY WITH 3 ARTICLES. I think that's amazing, and that if I can scale it to 30 articles I can make way much more. Each article is going to cover a different product obviously. It takes me about 4-5 hours to manually write one, and since it's in italian, i don't think that i can outsource. If I find a good write i surely will the future though. Today I finished another article and I hope it will start to rank soon. Today I hit an all time high with 45 sessions..that's not very much, but it is more than yesterday, and it's increasing everyday! I am very excited to see what's next, and I hope you are aswell. Thanks for reading! I will answer questions and update often, so make sure to follow the thread!