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What you did with your first adsense earnings?

     
6:57 pm on Jan 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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

1:53 am on Jan 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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.
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Took my friends out and bought my parents a gift! and put the rest in mutual fundz!
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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.
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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!?
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We bought some groceries.
4:43 am on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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

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

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I bought dinner at my favorite restaurant, and language translations to expand my site.
6:20 pm on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Got a new toilet seat for the out house.
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>>> 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?

11:43 pm on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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.

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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.

2:08 am on Jan 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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

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A 80 Gb hard disk for my pc,
A party to college friends,
Some money to parents.
and my first domain.
8:22 am on Jan 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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5:52 am on Jan 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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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