Hello BHW Something about myself first: Around 2013, I made quite some money from fiverr and CleanFiles (PPD). But I realized that I was obsessing over it and ignoring my education, so I decided to quit. Today, my day job takes quite a bit of my time, but I can dedicate the weekends to work on my websites! I realize that a LOT has changed since 2013, and my old knowledge isn't really of any use now. So I'm starting from a clean slate. Journey Target Learning the nitty-gritty details of making a proper website and SEO Buying some essential softwares Making Money Investment I'll set aside around $250 every month to invest. I know this is a tight budget, but I want to test the waters first. As I mentioned, back in 2013, reuploading fake game hacks videos made me around $40 a day. I see that is not the case now. Tools I have access to A group buy account with Majestic and Semrush What have I done so far Ordered a low competition CPA keyword from @ZlatanTheGod and @BassTrackerBoats Ordered an expired domain from @Nargil Found 2 more keywords along the same lines Ordered 3 x 1000 word articles (for each keyword) KW1 -> Sent around 100 high TF comments from @jacksubbi KW2 -> Sent 5 PBN links from @nikchaing and some web 2.0 links from @ofuture KW3 (This is the keyword I ordered) -> Sent PBN links from @Furious Man and web 2.0 links from @ofuture Ordered an amazon affiliate site Ordered @Leith service for mix PBN and social signals on the affiliate site Ordered social signals for CPA site Total Expenses so far ~$800 Total Money Made $0 Site stats I'll be honest. The reason I started the journey today was to motivate myself. The article targeting the main CPA keyword got deindexed today. It doesn't show up in Google's SERPs or cache. I have a feeling that this is not dance but an actual penalty. CPA Site: Amazon Affiliate Site: Not in top 100 Well that's it for the first post Please feel free to advice and/or critique as this helps me learn! I probably won't update this thread regulary, but I'll try to get in atleast 1 update every week.