Yeah, yeah, so I decided to start fresh since my old journal (http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...raziest-journal-my-entire-financial-life.html) seems pretty irrelevant now that I'm not doing any MLM stuff. That kinda failed. So I'm working on affiliate marketing, I have 4 campaigns going on right now and I haven't spent any $$$. I'm going to use the profits from these 4 campaigns to pay for things like AdWords, Domains, Hosting, etc. etc. etc. Here's the details on each campaign: Campaign 1 Method: Part I of Mark Joyner's Online Affiliate Income Keyword Research: It wasn't great. He outlined some random-ass AdWords keyword tool method, but I went with it anyways. He recommends having about 15-20 long-tail keywords. I'm rather skeptical about these methods, but I'm giving them a try anyways. Hosting, Domains, Website: 000webhost free hosting, with a free domain with DNS for SEO purposes, and a one page website- a presell page with an autoplaying video and it's also cookie stuffed. SEO: On-Page SEO includes some META tag work, and then stuff that was NOT included in the method- some extra pages from Full Metal SEO. Off-page SEO was also not included, but I submitted a sitemap a couple places and added the link to TrafficBug, an online-based directory/SE/RSS submitter. Promotion: So far, I've had 10 articles written (one for each of 10 of my 17 keywords), but was only able to submit 2 to eZines because I ran out of submissions. One is still waiting but the other was accepted and was also published to GoArticles. The rest of the method has to do with Web 2.0 properties and YouTube. Results: Nothing yet, but it's just starting out. Where to go after this: OAI Part 2 and/or Commission Ritual ---- Campaigns 2 and 3: Method: Commission Blueprint 2.0 FREE Advertising Plan Keyword Research: Using Market Samurai, looked for keywords with a high SEOT but also a high SEOC. Checked SEO Competition for said keywords to make sure that we can at least get in some of the bottom front page positions. Hosting, Domains, Website: Just free dot tk domains going straight to clickbank sales pages (this method focuses more on promotion, and doesn't require a website). Promotion thus far: I've got two keywords each for two products, as the course recommends, and I've got a HubPages for each keyword, and just made a Lens for one. Two of my keywords are SquidDon't topics, so I'm going to have to find an alternative. I still have to make a lens for each keyword, and an eZine article for each keyword that links to the Hub and the Lens. That's only Month 1, and in Month 2 we build backlinks to all the properties and make even more properties! Results: A few views to my Hubs, but nothing else. Where to go after this: Commission Blueprint 2.0 PAID Advertising plan ---- Campaign 4: Method: The 30 Day Challenge 2009 Keyword Research: Using Market Samurai, looked for a lower SEOT but a MUCH lower SEOC, making it a bit harder to find good keywords. Also looked for a decent PBR. They were less particular about the SEO Competition Matrix. Hosting, Domains, Website: Different free cpanel hosting, free domain with DNS for SEO, and a WordpressDirect blog, which uses WordPress but automatically installs it, has it's own dashboard, and has special plugins and SEO properties. SEO: Just some simple on-page SEO with WPDirect so far. Also added the site to Traffic-Bug. Promotion: So far, I've uploaded a Scribd document and am currently making a lens. It's not a lot, but hey, I'm only on day 10/32. Each property is also added to Traffic-Bug. Results: None yet. Where to Go After This: Add some twists and do the 30 DC again and/or 30 Day Challenge Plus -- That's all! Hope you'll stay with me!