When I first got into IM, I always ended up quitting on what seemed to be going great. I will not get into details as this is not the important thing here. I am here to keep motivated and take the first step. My aim is not as high as those who say they want to make $1000 dollars a day but at least I have a goal. My goal is to rank my first mini authority site and make as much as I can from it. I have read A LOT of eBooks as to how to go about it but never got into doing it. So from today, I will actually start doing it. What have I already done? -I purchased a mini authority site from one the services here on BHW and got it delivered. It is in a niche I will not mention here due to unwanted competition. ( I will advise newbies to do this because it gives you a scope as to what to look for when doing keyword research, the theme that you should aim for etc.) - 7 keywords are already ranking in the 3rd and 4th pages without ANY SEO so I know this should be easy enough to rank. http://www.google.com/ N/A N/A N/A 29 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 39 28 N/A 28 N/A 45 42 N/A 36 N/A - I have placed ad sense codes around the site for monetizing. - Purchased some spots on a private blog network for $60. Should be done delivering today. = No changes in ranks yet. I am waiting for about 2 weeks to see if the SEO service I ordered will make a difference. http://www.google.com/ N/A N/A N/A 29 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 39 28 N/A 28 N/A 45 42 N/A 36 N/A What will I do now? -Do my own keyword research and buy 5 articles. ( I will use Ultimate Niche Finder). -Ordered the $35 Tiered link buildng service from these guys. Lets wait for 2 days and see how it will go. If things go well, I invest more money into the service.