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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
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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