The goal is to make around $500 a month from just 1 authority website. What would you say is easier for a beginner that doesn't currently know much about SEO: an authority site making money strictly from adsense or an amazon affiliate site trying to promote a product? Also, I realize that both require finding a niche and keyword research in the beginning, what would you say is a good amount of US monthly searches for the main keyword for each type of website (adsense/affiliate)? I tried to do some keyword research just to get a feel for it but I have no clue what numbers I should be looking for. Thanks very much.