Hello BHW! I've been lurking quite a while now. Started a few small projects and made some pennies. Nothing big. I'm currently in school following the study; Communication & Multimedia-design. I will be finished in about 1,5 year. By that time I hopefully will have multiple authority sites which get me at least 100$/day. I thought it was time to make some big steps and get serious about this. I will be as transparent as possible and I'll try to update every day. If you've got any questions just ask or if you have any feedback or advice it would be well appreciated. Let's start. My Method 1. Do research > Pick a niche > Do some keyword research 2. Build a website 3. Do some SEO and maybe some paid traffic 4. Repeat Current Status I've decided to go with the health niche. My first blog will be targeted towards women. I've made a brand, bought a domain with the exact brand name, made a brandbook and finished the branding, wrote a bussines plan, build the website, did some keyword research and got my writer to write 7 articles (3x1000 words and 4x 500 words). The brand name, branding and brandbook I've done this by myself. My study is focussed on Graphic Design so that's an advantage for me. This part didn't cost me anything but if you're thinking about doing this for yourself you could always outsource this. Just go to fiverr and let somebody design your logo. Come up with some fonts that fit the logo and will be used on the website. Make your website with the same colors as the logo or pick some colors that you see fit. As I'm working towards making this website an authority website I wanted the website to look professional. Not some random niche website. I've also made a thread with a guide for Branding & why you should do it. You can find it here. Building the website & buying domain+hosting Building the website took me about 4 days (working at night). I've used WordPress and installed the theme Sahifa. You can find lots of tutorials on how to make a website with WordPress so this shouldn't be that hard for you to do. I've installed MailChimp on my website to build an e-mail list. I think this is important as you'll be able to return visitors who left. I bought a domain name with the exact brand name and got some hosting too. I got both the domain name and hosting from GoDaddy. I've put one ad on my website. Below each article that I post there will be a banner ad. I got the offer from Clickbank. I looked for an offer with high gravity and with an affiliates website. The affiliates website was important for me so that I could get all the visuals pre-built. This saves time. My articles are about losing weight so I've picked an offer which fit perfectly for insecure women. In this website I'll focus on insecurities & problems that women have. (You're fat? I got tips to lose weight. You eat too much fast food? I'll provide healthy recipes. Can't motivate to go to the gym? I'll motivate you. You get the idea). I will choose my ads based on that. Everything summed up: - The website is completely finished and is ready to rock-and-roll. = â‚¬8,99 domain + ~â‚¬5,99 hosting - I'm currently waiting for the 7 articles that will be finished by tomorrow. = â‚¬35,- - Social Media accounts are made but still need some tweaking (fill in the profile, create profile images etc) = â‚¬0,00 Total spend so far: â‚¬50,00 Total earned so far: â‚¬0,00 What's coming in the next update? I will optimize the articles provided with images and edit them with links to the other articles on the website. Then I'll post them. I will also complete the social media accounts tomorrow. Furthermore I'll make a schedule for the upcoming weeks including days to post, time to spend on building backlinks, creating content for social media. Do some more research on manually building backlinks. This is something new for me although I've been reading tutorials, articles and blogs about this for the past few months. Advice & Feedback are always welcome.