Day 1 Intro: Hello Black Hat World! I've been a long time lurker and an occasional taker of action. A journey seemed like a good way to keep myself accountable (even though we all know that rarely matters). In my previous attempts, I got as far as having the blog setup with some spun content, but knowing that wasn't going to cut it in the long run, I became overwhelmed at the thought of writing it all (or paying to outsource it) and gave up. Which brings me to me current situation: Background: I work for an American virtual assistance office that offers service a lot like you'd find in the marketplace here. A lot of the clients there have various websites that sell anything from marriage advice to self book publishing packages or are content websites that drive traffic to ads. Since working there, I became quite good friends with the resident content writer. We're both musicians and play in the same group, and we both aspire to hit the road and do it full time. However, we'd like to still make some other income while doing it. I think between my web admin skills and his content writing skills, we'll be able to keep up each other going and motivated. It really helps that I sit at a computer all day at work with a lot of freedom, so when a slow day comes around, this stuff just looks like work. It's a small startup office that has a pretty hippie atmosphere. The Concept: The idea is here pretty much you're standard Amazon affiliate blog. We're going to find a niche in that monthly search/keyword competition/price point sweet spot. We're going to write badass product review articles, comparison articles, general information articles targeting buyer keywords. We're going to optimize the shit out it for SEO. Finally, we're going to point those people towards Amazon as quickly as possible. Those people are going to buy a bunch of stuff, and we're going to embark on the journey towards being self employed. What's Already Done: I may be writing this journey a little bit prematurely since all I've done is purchase a KW research package from Andres here on BHW. You know when you see someone's idea and think "how didn't I think of that?" That's what Andres does. So I have my niche √ What I Plan to do Before My Next Update: It's pretty late as I write this now, so I'll try to get at these things tomorrow. I'm going to make a list so I can come back to this tomorrow and just work from it. Purchase EMD (it's available, thanks Andres) Purchase Hosting Install Wordpress Install a Premium Theme Setup Amazon Affiliate Account Maybe start on a blog post schedule So there we have it. Any feedback or support along the way will be greatly appreciated. This forum has been a wealth of information. Let me know if you have any questions as well! Thanks!