A little background about me: Got into IM around a year or so ago. Tried a few things here and there without the greatest of success, would give up on most things until I ran into Instagram. Had some fair bit of success with it, and now i'm looking to get into what everyone dreams about; passive income. The Idea: So, i want to start growing my very first decent niche website. What i'm thinking is to build up a website in some sort of microniche with little competition get some good quality content on there, order some seo service from bhw or other sources and start ranking. Monetization tools: Google Adsense, Amazon affiliate Goal: As much money as I can scrape from the site, not looking for much, would be happy with even 20-50$/month. Mostly looking to learn and have people along the journey that can help me out as well as one another. Budget: Am willing to spend approximately 500$ on this project. What I've done so far: So far I've done a bit of keyword research, found some keywords ( around 8 or so ) that i'd like to target. They have pretty low search volumes, around 1000-2000 search volumes each, but these seem to be very low competition which is perfect for me. These keywords have around 1$ CPC. Bought an expired domain that had some pretty good backlinks from other niche related sites. Bought some Godaddy hosting as well. I know that i should be looking for things with 2$+ CPC and more search volumes but as i said I'm really looking to learn more than anything! What I want to do by next week: Contact some good quality content writers from the BHW marketplace and get a few pieces of SEO optimized content going for a few of my own keywords. Set up some social media pages for my website to have a few backlinks going ( i heard it helps). Decide on a theme ( am thinking the 2014 magazine style wordpress theme). Finally, buy and set up a logo on the website and install a few useful plugins. Questions for the readers: Now, as you can see, i'm a complete beginner when it comes to SEO and website building, therefore I have a few questions for those who may be more experienced than me. For starters, how should I be targeting my keywords? What i mean by that is should i be ordering a few articles which have been SEO optimized for one specific keyword? Then buy some backlinks for that article and once it's ranked i move on to another keyword? Is this how things work? Secondly, if anyone has some good advice or helpful tips for SEO or any do's/don'ts for my site, i'd love any help possible. Will try to update once a week at most, but will keep an eye on the thread for any questions/helpful responses. Cheers everyone have a great week and happy earnings!