I've been freelancing since five years ago and a member of this forum for a couple of years. Mostly I'm here lurking, visiting once in a while. Just for context, I'm starting this thread because I already have something in place -- set it all up two weeks ago and I just remembered that I can share my progress here to hopefully inspire people. Now, another important detail you need to know is that for 7 months I have been curating a general niche blog, and I've sold it for $12000. It started earning a steady $1500/mo during its 5th month. I decided to sell out because I needed the money. This was two months ago, and since then I've been working as a freelance writer to save up money. With my self-proof that I can make a general niche site earn $1500/mo within 5 months, and with enough savings to start 2 new micro niche sites, I'm setting my goal to $5000/mo in 5 months. Here's what I did so far, taking you back from 2 weeks ago. 10/19/2015 was the start of my 3rd week. 1. $0.99 + $0 - For the domains. One from GoDaddy and one from 1and1. I'm not affiliated with any of them. I'm a cheap person, so I went for them. 2. $40 - Bought an all-purpose WordPress theme on Themeforest. 3. $25 - For a good medium range VPS. It took me 2 days to setup the two websites. I've done my keyword research using Market Samurai (which I got for free from my previous client). But mostly I researched for keywords and microniche by Googling nonstop until I found two small niches that has the potential to earn serious money without the competition. I started writing content. 500 to 1000 words for each site, two of these per day for each site. Right now, due to unforeseen circumstances, I only have 12 articles for each site. Social Media: Just Facebook. Each of the site I launched are promoting a specific product. Site 1 compares two competing products. Site 2 has only one product. Quick Stats from the 1st week: Traffic for the first week for Site 1: 54 Traffic for the first week for Site 2: 68 Total clicks to my Site 1 CTA buttons: 23 Total clicks to my Site 2 CTA buttons: 3 Site 1 Total sales: $0 Site 2 Total sales: $0 Quick Stats from the 2nd week: Traffic for the first week for Site 1: 202 Traffic for the first week for Site 2: 254 Total clicks to my Site 1 CTA buttons: 62 Total clicks to my Site 2 CTA buttons: 19 Site 1 Total sales: $120 Site 2 Total sales: $0 ------- TOTAL EXPENSES: $65.99 TOTAL EARNINGS: $120 BALANCE: $54.01 I'm already on the positive. ------- What did I do for the second week? I joined forums and became a daily contributor there. Also guest posted (400 words) on two blogs for the two websites. For this week, I plan on spending more in advertising in order to boost traffic and sales. I will setup all the necessary marketing campaigns tonight and will post an update tomorrow on how everything went. So far, so good. I've already made profits.