My last post talks about my shock and weak-kneed reaction to earning over $100 in one day with Google AdSense. What some of you don’t know is that in my first year of playing online I earned $16.25. If you want to see how I did it take a look at the chart
You can see that I wasn’t kidding when I said $16.25 in one year.
It Could Have Ended There
If I gave up, I could have said to anyone who asked if earning money on line was possible, “Don’t waste your time. I earned $16.25 in a whole year. It’s not worth it!” But instead I thought of it as, “Wait a minute. I earned $16.25 in a year while I was playing online doing something I enjoyed. Imagine how much I could earn if I took this stuff seriously.”
I get emails daily from folks asking me if they should write for certain sites. The conversation goes something like this:
“I saw on NJFM that you had a particular experience with a particular site…should I waste my time with that site?” Here’s my global answer. It all depends. If you’re one to give up at the first sign of adversity, then don’t bother. I wrote for a year and earned $16.25. Would you do that? Why did I write for $16.25? I did it because I was doing what I would have done for free. You have to figure out what you are and are not willing to do. Determine your own boundaries (my boundaries may not work well for you).
My Online Perspective
The $16.25 was a whisper to my inner soul. It was a quiet whisper telling me that I could earn money doing something that I enjoyed. If I wanted to earn more I needed to learn and grow more.
If I were a guru of sorts I would tell you my 5 rules to success. However, I’m not a guru and I don’t have 5 rules of success. My rules involve discovering yourself and making you work.
Back to the Topic
Now, let’s bring this ramble back to yesterday’s post. I’m still weak in the knees from my first time of earning over $100 with AdSense. But, I would not have reached that milestone if I gave up after my first year of $16.25.
Earning over $100 in one day is not only a major milestone but it has my hubby and kids asking, “How much have we earned so far today?” Gotta love the family involvement.