Hello there! my name is Will. I'm 21 and studying computer science. I love SEO and web development and have done both of these on a freelance basis for my parent's clients. I decided to take action and do something that really interests me. I have posted a journey here before, but it was based on CPA and making fake game hacks, I like to think of myself as a good guy and profiting off fake bots made me feel pretty awful. I did make $50 in the end though! I wanted to make myself an income online, but by doing something a bit more honest and real. I then came across several successful journey threads here and spent hours learning and reading. The one that inspired me most was Whitepassion's Amazon Affiliate thread. I liked the idea of promoting amazon products as everybody trusts amazon, I use it for most things I order so. I did take action, found a name I liked for my chosen niche and bought the domain as well as 6 other domain endings (.co, .co.uk, .com, .review, .info, .net, .org). I wanted to build a brand, not just an authority site. I figured that the more I spent to start up, the more committed to the project I would feel, and honestly it's worked. I also purchased a review theme from themeforest and installed it onto wordpress. The site is now two weeks old and currently has 15 posts and has so far had 450 visits, all traffic is from natural SEO on 3 articles that have ranked so far and social media referral traffic (mainly stumbleupon, facebook, pinterest and twitter). What are my goals? - Build a successful Brand - Allow natural growth and link building - No use of my VPS or GSA for SEO - Make £150/month from Amazon Affiliate sales (Will help to buy my food whilst away at uni) - Reach 3000 impressions/day, sell ad space on site. - Make my site an authority for chosen niche - Make this my main source of income - Sell the site for insane profit after 1/2 years $$$ (Maybe?) How am I going to do this? - By posting 1 quality review article of a product each day, minimum 500 words - Not always posting product reviews, and instead posting articles related to my niche. - Using SEO plugin for wordpress (You know which one) - Review automatically posts to the facebook page I set up (91 likes) & brand twitter acc (85 followers) - Post picture of item to brand instagram account with tags (115 followers) - Pin link to pinterest on specific item category board (100 followers) - With YOUR ADVICE & TIPS Investment so far - Domains & hosting £150 - Theme £28 - 5 x 500 Articles from Natasha Nixon here on BHW £18 - 3 x 2000 word articles from KDPWholesale (Really Recommend this BHW service) £45 Total: £241 Earnings: £2 Well, thanks for taking the time to read this, I believe it will help me stay motivated, document what i'm doing and also to learn every day. I welcome all help/criticism/advice, so please do share. Hope I keep you interested.