joined:Apr 1, 2016
Hey @starkid1990 welcome to Webmaster World. I love your enthusiasm, it is real nice to see among the recent doom and gloom. Let me start on a positive note, you have come to the right place. WW has community of very friendly and helpful people with a lot of experience (most are old farts! at least by millennial standards). and we are not afraid to tell it like it is and provide a lot of useful information and help. There is great forum "New to web development" here: [webmasterworld.com
...] that has some more realistic threads on what it takes to get started in this business.
Now to the specifics of your post... how to say this. You have better chance of winning the lottery than ranking #1 for niche where you can get a $6.50 RPM, if that even exists.
6.50 RPM = $6.50 for every 1000 page views or $0.0065 per page view. To get a revenue of $4,500 you need 4500 / 0.0065 = 692000 page view per month based on pages/session of about 2 you would need about 350,000 users per month. or more or less average about 500 users per hour, which means you need to figure peak traffic at around 1000 user per hour, and less at night.
That is a lot of traffic. Even if such a level of traffic is attainable, it will either take you years to get there and if it doesn't then keeping the traffic will next to impossible.
I used a tool called longtailpro to analyze my main keyword which is getting 320,000 monthly searches
See my most recent rant on the "long tail" here: [webmasterworld.com
I would hope that a site that uses the term "long tail" could at least know what it means.
It's been a long day...
I really strongly suggest that you back-up a bit in this thread a read what is currently going on. It should provide a pretty good primer of how difficult it is to make money as web publisher.
Good-luck, I don't mean to discourage you but inform you of the reality before you waste month of your life trying to achieve the unachievable.
To end on a positive note, if you think you can get rich quick forget it. On the other hand if you are passionate about the web, coding, writing, advertising and have project that you are will to give your everything to, then go for it but it wont be easy and at it wont happen quickly.