Hey BHW, I haven't really been so active at the forum. But today I decided that now was the time. About Me: I'm 16 years old, I didn't post it in the title like everyone else does because it's not important. If you really want to earn money online, then you can. I've been earning around $200 a month on autopilot for over a year now, behind my parents back. What has been holding my earnings back is that I'm using a lot of time at school, homework, my girlfriend and those kinds of things. But also the fact that I'm not 18 yet, I don't NEED the money and I've been missing the motivation. The history of this project: I and my family are having some economic problems, and my dad can't find a job. So we sat and talked about it, and I told him to start his own business. He laughed at me and told me that if I could give him an idea that had a low start capital and low risk, he would just right on it. I said "okay" and walked into my room. Here I threw together a little report on what affiliate marketing and SEO is, some examples of keywords and the entire marketing plan. I printed it out and gave it to him. He looked at the headline and laughed "Like that is every going to happen" he said, and gave the papers back to me. I told him that he haven't even read them, he took the papers and skimmed through the text, "yah, yah" he said. I could easily see that he really didn't think stuff like this was even possible. When I asked him what it was about he said: "something about finding high searched keywords". Clearly he hadn't read it. It was about building niche sites. I told him that it was about small sites and it WAS possible. He smiled at me and said: "Well feel free to do it yourself". I told him that I'd had to be 18 to do that. He said that I could just use his name, and he'd give me 10% of the earnings. I accepted and went into my room. He probably didn't think I'd actually do it, and he have probably already forgot the conversation. For me, this is not about the money. This is about proving that this is what I can do. This is my thing. It's about helping my family out and prove to them, that I knew what I was talking about, when I said this was a great opportunity. Here is my plan: This got me all motivated. So I created a marketing plan. Basically I'll go for small niche sites. 1000-5000 exact searches. These are fast and easy to rank, and can bring in a good amount of money if done right. So what I'll do: Find a product Do keyword research Buy EMD domain Setup Wordpress Create posts Do on-site SEO Backlinking Then rinse and repeat. My goals: I've set 2 goals. My first goal: By the end of this year (January 1st 2013) I want to make $1000+ a month. My second goal: By the end of NEXT year (January 1st 2014) I want to make $4000+ a month. The reason that the second goal is much higher than the first is that I hope my dad will realize the money potential once the money starts flowing in. Then I can learn him the basics, and we can start to work together on hitting the goal. Day 1: I started yesterday, so here is what I did: Registered a new email, in my dad's name. Registered at Commission Junction and MaxBounty (as I had spotted an interesting offer here the other day) Done keyword research for a MaxBounty affiliate offer. Registered EMD Domain. Setup and configured Wordpress. Created the posts and pages. Done on-site SEO Optimization. Done some things to get the site indexed fast. If just I could've been this motivated all the time Earnings today: 0$ All time earnings from this project: 0$ (pretty self explaining) Anyways the plan for today is: Start backlinking Day 2: So I'm done for today, I didn't work too much as I had homework to do, but I reached what I wanted to. Here is what I done: Wrote a 600+ words article Registered at 10 High PR Web 2.0 Sites (wordpress.com, etc.) Posted spinned articles to the web 2.0 sites with anchor text. Blasted web 2.0 sites with 5000 comments (decent quality) Blasted my site with 300 high quality blog comments (PR 1+ some do f0llow, edu, gov, many low obl) Created 25 social bookmarks with SocialMonkee. Signed up for Adsense, as I haven't been using this before (because of underage) Awaiting approval. Earnings today: 0$ All time earnings from this project: 0$ (pretty self explaining) Now it's just time to wait, until it's fully indexed and hopefully starts to rank. Tomorrow I'll probably blast some more links and do keyword research for a new site. I'll be updating this thread every day if possible! I hope you'll follow me and enjoy the thread. If you have any questions or suggestions for me, then post below or pm me.