I've been lurking here for several months and decided it was time to start something. I've been soaking up information and methods here for the past several weeks, and have finally found two things that really interest me, one being authority sites and the other being the use of social media to drive traffic. Because I lack the investment to properly start up an authority site (purchasing backlinks, content, etc), I've decided to start with the social media idea by driving traffic to my website via Pinterest. Hopefully I'll be able to build this to $50/day and then use that money to reinvest into an authority site. My long-term goal is to do what Voidray talked about in his journey, of building up a website and then selling it, then using that money to reinvest into another site to build up before selling again. But that's in the future. Back to this journey. My Goal Traffic Source Monetization $50/day by April 9th Pinterest & some SEO AdSense & eBook I will be setting the goal of April 9th for myself to encourage myself to work harder and not slack off, like I'm prone to do without a deadline. This gives me exactly 3 months from today to accomplish my goals. While this may seem overzealous to some of you, I know of another site in this same niche that reached approximately $60/day within 4 months. I believe for a newbie such as myself, 3 months to reach a little below that amount should be attainable. Pinterest will be my primary source of traffic. I'll do some very generic SEO, such as on-site optimization and submitting my site to some directories, but I won't rely on SEO as a traffic source. My monetization will primarily be AdSense, however I believe I have enough experience in this particular niche to create an eBook that I could sell on the website once I start getting some traffic. More on the eBook later. How will I achieve this? My Goals â€‹â€‹ [*=left]Put up content daily on the website, based around specific keywords from my research. [*=left]Pin several images a day on relevant boards. Both my own content and others content. [*=left]Follow relevant pinners each day in an attempt to get them to follow me back. I know it doesn't look like much, but I want my focus to be as narrow as possible. I'll create quality pins and content and share it across Pinterest as well as Google+. I'll optimize my website around Pinterest usage, making it easy for people to pin what they find, and have everything as tightly woven together as possible. If I find something that's worth my effort to branch out into, that matches with the focus of the website, I'll include it, but I want to stay as focused as possible. Each day (or couple days, however this ends up working out) I'll create a post with updated statistics, accomplished tasks, and more. I want this to be a learning experience for other people, as I'm learning as I go, too. I won't post statistics without how I got them, but I also won't post specific step-by-step guides on how to do every little piece. If you have any questions at all, please ask and I'll do my best to answer!