Okay I'm new to adsense, and the whole blogging thing actually. However, I quickly learned the ropes thanks to you guys! Right now, I only have 3 articles, and no backlinks. $0.25 a day seems pretty good at the minute! However, I didn't make this thread just to brag (really, I have no bragging rights since you guys probably make 1000 as much a day as I do). I will help you guys start off too. Budget: $10.00 Here's what I did: 1. Bought a Domain name. I bought an exact match .net. I have no idea what keyword research is, but my site's actually ranking pretty well (first page). 2. Installed wordpress on it. 3. Done You might be wondering, "What kind of hosting provider do you use?" Well, I use a free hosting provider called 000webhost. It's free, and you get ample space. Not to mention my site still loads as quickly as any other site. So if you're tight on a budget, I'd recommend using 000webhost [Insert Affiliate Link here] lol JK. Though they do have an affiliate program ($5.00 per sign up), I genuinely just like them. Secondly, here's the wordpress plugins I use. Some aren't free, but I got them from blackhatworld or a simple search. -All in One SEO pack (On Page SEO) -Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer (All amazon links turn into Affiliate Links) -Auto SEO tags (Every time someone visits your site from a search engine, their search query will be added to your tags. HIGHLY EFFECTIVE in my opinion) -CBnet Ping Optimizer (Pings your posts properly. I usually get indexed fast because if this) -Fast Secure Contact Form (I'm too lazy to make contact forms myself, So I use this Wordpress Plugin) -Google Analytics (Nuff Said) -Google XML sitemap (So Google can crawl your site better) -Link Juice Keeper (all non existant pages redirect to your homepage, So no 404 errors.) -Secure Wordpress (Crazy Turks ) -SEO Friendly Images (So the images are SEO friendly I guess? I installed it cause it sounded sweet and had SEO in it.) -SEOPressor (On page SEO. I recommend using Easy WP SEO instead, but I also use SEOPressor to make sure Easy WP SEO is accurate.) -Wordpress Backup to Dropbox (In case the Crazy Turks Attack ) -WPtouch (Mobile Version of the site) -WPZon Builder (Amazon affiliate store. My iche has T-Shirts, so I picked this up too.) -Easy WP SEO (Like SEOpressor, but 10 times better. Literally.) ^Those are the ones I use. I have a few others installed, but those are just for my taste, and have nothing to do with traffic, SEO, etc. If you have any other questions, post below. Also, please post some plugins that you use too to help us newbies out And if the crap wording of this thread didn't get to you and the thread helped you, pleae hit "thanks"