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What you did with your first adsense earnings?
preeti

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Msg#: 3205105 posted 6:57 pm on Jan 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hai all,
This question is for the new members who got their first adsense check recently.What you did with your first adsense earnings.?
Ok I started so I answer first.
It took 4 days for the bank to credit my account.

1. A Domain name
2. A small amount of webspace
3. A satellite radio
4. Some Pocket money for my sister
5. Loads of Chocalate

(I am not sure whether revealing them is a breach of TOS.)lol

 

iwannano1

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 1:53 am on Jan 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

I don't remember what I did? but it took my bank few weeks to clear first check. There was some sort of problem. These days it gets cleared within one/two business days.

must learn more

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 2:29 am on Jan 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

Took my friends out and bought my parents a gift! and put the rest in mutual fundz!

leolapinos

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 10:19 pm on Jan 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

I started paying part of my my home loan with it and now it covers almost the entire amount, so it is doing well for me so far.

BushMackel

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 3:00 am on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Say what!? Obviously I haven't gotten my first check, but you get paid when your total reaches over $100 right? I'm guessing when I get to that point, I won't go over it by more than $100. Some of you are talking like your first check was over a thousand! Have I taken cRaZy pills!?

Sweet Cognac

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 4:17 am on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

We bought some groceries.

jomaxx

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Msg#: 3205105 posted 4:43 am on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

BushMackel, not everybody puts AdSense on a brand-new site. In fact AdSense has only even been around for 3 years or so vs. about 12 years for the Web (if you date it roughly from the launch of Netscape).

linear

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 4:57 am on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

I spent 90% of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted.

gamiziuk

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 5:08 am on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

First check - wasn't much so I just put it in the bank.

Second check - was enough for me to run down to the Best Buy store to get myself a brand new Sony Vaio desktop computer. Old 'puter was pretty well worn out. I still keep the old one around to do some "automated" tasks.

preeti

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 5:13 am on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

@ linear
you spent 90% on woman and drink and the 10% u wasted.So a 100% waste

castar

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Msg#: 3205105 posted 5:52 am on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Put it all back into my business. At the time, I put up a new site and paid a graphics designer to do a template for it. Have used that template over and over on different sites, with different fonts and graphics, of course.

JinxBoy

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 1:07 pm on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)


@ linear
you spent 90% on woman and drink and the 10% u wasted.So a 100% waste

Preeti, you need a class in English Football History ;)

I used my first check to help fund a trip to Africa... I enjoyed that trip... :)

Jeremy_H

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 4:38 pm on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

I bought dinner at my favorite restaurant, and language translations to expand my site.

sailorjwd

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Msg#: 3205105 posted 6:20 pm on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Got a new toilet seat for the out house.

Genuine1

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 9:40 pm on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

>>> Some of you are talking like your first check was over a thousand! Have I taken cRaZy pills!?

No.
My first cheque was nearer three thousand.
Why do you find that strange?

BushMackel

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 11:43 pm on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Probably because I didn't make over TWO dollars between yesterday and today. Ha ha ha.

jomaxx - Thanks for teaching me something new about adSense. I had no idea it was still that new of program. And it makes sense what you said about people putting on an established site too. Hadn't thought of that.

dailypress

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 9:07 pm on Jan 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

It took me several months to hit $100 off a hobby website. I put it in my bank account. My second check was several hundred dollars. I also put that in my bank account. Since I have already spent alot of money in advertising I decided to not touch that money for now...

One advice: invest the money you make off your website on your website and NOT your own money!

The mistake I made was I invested too much money (out of my own pocket) to expand my website and advertise it on popular websites. I should have given it some time to grow itself.

mainspot

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 2:08 am on Jan 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

1st year, only received 3 checks from GA, and it helped to pay my hosting. Kind of ignoring this GA thing.

2nd year, received check every couple month to minimize the overhead cost ($25) in cashing the 4 weeks process of receiving money to my bank account.

3rd year, got more high spirit and started to build more website with topics I like. Earning increased quite a lot. It help to pay 50% of my home mortgage.

Beginning this 4rd year, thank God now I can forget about my home mortgage. Hopefully by middle of this year I can reach my monthly income from my ordinary work and have my early retirement. :)

Please note that I live in the country with lower cost of living, so the small money I received from GA is kind of enough to support me.

Compare with the income received from our fellows in US and Europe, mine might be a very small peanut... :p

Thaparian

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 6:07 am on Jan 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

A 80 Gb hard disk for my pc,
A party to college friends,
Some money to parents.
and my first domain.

potentialgeek

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 8:22 am on Jan 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

HDTV 60"

Garry4Ads

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3205105 posted 5:52 am on Jan 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

My 1st check was 102$. I just put it in my bank. I done it for my last 4 cheques. Now I am utilizing all that for-

- Purchased 35 domain names
- 250GB web space
- Spent on AdWords
- Developed 2 websites
- Contracted Indian developers to build my next 4 websites
- Reserved some money for Marketing my websistes

:)

Cheers
Garry

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