Hello friends, I have never created a journal like this before, but I have always wanted too. I have been in the IM game since January 2009 and so far have made around 15,000. Right now my only income is a part time job at a eBay consignment store (yes just like in 40 year old virgin), freelancing webdesign (which is basically just wordpress or wix), and some commissions from Google Affiliate Network. I started IM when I use to be a frequent visitor of digitalgangter.com back in 2009. I learned that I could use craigslist to target idiots and have them sign up for "age verification" offers in exchange for great commissions. I partnered up, bought a "bulletproof vps" (yeah right...) and had access to a custom built multithread with proxy support mailer. This thing could inbox like no other. Our second or third day we made over $1,000 in one day. At the time I did not care; I was in college and desperate for money. I continued on and then for whatever reason dropped off when Craigslist started to make it much harder to get e-mails and it was becoming just a headache. I have since grown a conscience and honestly I am not interested in being arrested for SPAM or unsolicited e-mails. I have now moved on to white-hat legal techniques. I am not interested in making money illegally anymore because it is not worth it. $100 honest is worth more to me then $1000 dishonest. It's different for everyone and I understand it. Anyways, I average about $300 a month autopilot. I have one particular blog post that generates that although my best month it topped over $1,000 in a month. For whatever reason it has dropped off substantially. I guess the one thing that I have learned is that nothing last forever. So as I mentioned earlier I went to college and just recently graduated in May. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication and a minor in Computer Science. I have been applying to a lot of jobs and have had a couple of interview and second interviews but nothing has come out of them. Next month will be my first month that I have to start paying my student loans back so I have tried to revamp my online marketing skills and ventures. So here's what I am trying to do: I have targeted a keyword that get 18,100 Global Monthly Searches. (Exact) The reason I care about global monthly searches is because this product is through clickbank and it converts internationally as well. I chose 5 keywords that I primarily want to rank for. If I can rank for all 5 then I am opening my market up to approx: 49,800 Global Monthly Searches (Exact) The idea is if I can get 10% of that traffic to travel to my website that would be 4980 visits per month. If I could convert at 3% of 4980 visits then I would make 149 sales per month. 149 sales per month would generate around 4500-5500 per month. With the rebill I should be able to retain or increase that per month. (149 sales per month averages to about 4 sales a day which would put me at around 120-150 per day) 10/31/2012 Work Completed: Created a .NET (almost EMD-I added a "s" to the main keyword) Wrote up a completely unique 500 word blog post talking about keyword and relatables Measured keyword density and kept it around 2% Inserted Creatives (Graphics) linking to my Clickbank product into the post and on side widget Purchased a Review Copy of White Knight SEO which includes: 3 x 100% Unique Articles 30 High PR profiles 5 DocShare Submissions 1 Tumblr Blog 1 Weebly Blog 1 Reddit Submission 1 Delicious Submission 5 Web 2.0s (with 10 pages each) 30 Bookmarks 10k Scrapebox To All Links I am not sure how effective this is going to be for a brand new website. I have seen case studies that say you can rank brand new websites no problem. I have a feeling my niche it won't be much an issue. Initial Cost: The review copy cost me 77.60 (20% discount) The domain cost me 7.67 I have reseller hosting so I am not including that. Reminder that my website is not currently ranked at all because this website is brand new. Please feel free to post comments, suggestions, tips, or concern.