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I recieved my first AdSense cheque today......

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    ryankettposted 5 years ago


    The thread title should say AMAZON. How embarressing. I conquered AdSense long ago, and recieve a good whack from them every month.

    It is 4am here, my brain is frazzled. Goodness, my street cred just got severely damaged!

    $1313 smilesmile

    I set my threshold to $1000, I have met that again so should get another in two months.

    It has been a long time coming, but I got there in the end. After tax I will be left with $974.

    It is going to be spent like this:

    $500 Pension.
    $400 Cheap netbook for being lazy on the sofa.
    $74 P2P Lending

    It should now be 2 months until I recieve my next cheque.... for $1800+ smile

    Happy days, with a lot of hard work and perserverance, a lot of patience, waiting for the right hubs to mature over a period of many months, and a keen eye for products, Amazon can provide a very good income source.

    Anybody who doesn't use it, all I can really say is that I made $30 on Amazon in the first 6 months. It is a game of patience, perseverance, hard work.

    Over and out.

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      cookingdivaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, Congratulations!!!! I hear you patience is a virtue! Good job! I hope you get second one much sooner.

      I am long way from there. Still uner $10 :-) I am going to keep doing my work and hopefully one day everything will click.

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        ryankettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Believe it or not, I have already made my second check. Amazon works in arrears by a couple of months. In November and December I earnt $1800, so I should get that March or April I think.

        It looks like being a long time before my third though, judging by the extremely slow start to the year! The Christmas returns didn't help!

    2. dosters profile image89
      dostersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats Ryan!

      Amazon may cancel their affiliate program in my state (Illinois) because the d-bags in the state capital want to redefine what constitutes a taxable business.  Thanks State of Illinois!

      Anyway, congratulation on the check and best of luck in the future.

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        ryankettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That sucks!

    3. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good for you Ryan - go lose it in Vegas. big_smile

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        ryankettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Lol, I already have the big wad of dollars that will be lost in Vegas. They smell really nice. I am looking forward to feeding them all into giant sparkly machines smile

    4. oceansnsunsets profile image88
      oceansnsunsetsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations to you Ryan, that is an amazing amount!  I haven't had any luck with Amazon yet, and was about to give up.  Happy that it is working for some people.

    5. CarolineVABC profile image74
      CarolineVABCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations ryankett! That's wonderful!!! I am fairly new to HubPages-just joined 4 months ago and although I would like to earn money in HubPages, I really don't have a clue how to do it, yet.  I'll probably look into it in the next few months after school/work is over:-).  Thank you very much for sharing your success.  It sounds very encouraging and may 2011 bring you much prosperity!!:-)

    6. iamalegend profile image74
      iamalegendposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      congratulation ryankett.

  2. AEvans profile image74
    AEvansposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Well deserved and enjoy the sofa. smile

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      ryankettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am actually borrowing my gf's laptop right now, feels sooooo good. I desktop for the performance, but occassionally I like to compromise on the speed and enjoy the comfort!

      1. AEvans profile image74
        AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I know how that feels and it is good to relax and reap the reward. I am happy for you! big_smile Is it still snowing there?

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          ryankettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Nope, no snow.

          Which is good, seeing as each year we prove to be the only country in the Northern Hemisphere that consistently fails to upgrade its infrastructure to deal with a bit of snow.

          Any Canadian or Scandinavian must look at us and laugh, a foot of snow and the whole country is gridlocked (including, of course, the largest airport in Europe). Pathetic really.

          It is raining right now though, unsurprisingly. I would love this country of mine, if only it was warm and sunny.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    amazing! a hearty congrats and well deserved!  it's nice to see you set the bar high and made it. also, it's good to see you back in the forums. smile

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      ryankettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It was necessary to set a high threshold, as the cheque arrives in dollars. It then costs me about £10 ($15/$16) to cash the cheque at a UK bank. So a $25 cheque would have left me with $9 or $10!

      So, I decided to minimise the amount that banks make out of me and cash out $1000 at a time. As opposed to, say, $250 at a time. That is the difference between my bank potentially taking 6% of my earnings instead of 1.5% of my earnings. I hate banks with a passion, if it wasn't for them I wouldn't even be doing all this, as their would still be good jobs in real offline life!

      I think thats a good principle to have though, as little reliance on banks as possible, rip off merchants!

      My return to the forums is a temporary thing, prob two weeks, maybe four weeks maximum. This place isn't good for me, I get suckered in, but its a nice to be able to post for a bit whilst I recover from Xmas!

  4. KristenGrace profile image60
    KristenGraceposted 5 years ago

    Like you said, I need to keep focusing on my patience here.

    You're very inspiring!! CONGRATS!

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      ryankettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Many thanks.

      And, yes, Patience is the key. It really is, with anything that relies on search engine traffic.

  5. travelespresso profile image82
    travelespressoposted 5 years ago

    WOW Ryankett.  Nice to have you back on the forums and to hear your WONDERFUL news.  Congratulations.  You've worked hard and been able to identify products and promote them in a way that generates income for you.

    Enjoy the fruits of your hard work on the couch (no doubt coming up with more great ideas!) with your new purchase lol

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      ryankettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh I will smile

      I might add a bit of AdSense revenue to the budget and get myself a Macbook Air. They aren't very good, but they allow me to be a pretentious Mac owner whilst still secretly preferring my HP Pavilion!

  6. xboxps3wow profile image61
    xboxps3wowposted 5 years ago

    Thats pretty good! I personally find it impossible to earn anything with adsense >sad

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      reachjakeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I was playing with adsence, looks like a good way to make some extra cash. Its good to hear some stories like this

  7. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    sounds like you have it figured out for the biggest profit.
    good for you. very inspiring.
    as for the forums, did you know about edweirdo's forum filter? if you have firefox, you can check only the forums you want to see, it's a wonderful thing.

    anyway, enjoy and yeah, it's nice to relax with the laptop!

  8. helloitsrahul profile image61
    helloitsrahulposted 5 years ago

    I am using adsense for a year and half. I didn't worked earlier, equally in the direction to make money and to write useful content. But now, my earning are increasing slowly smile

  9. AF CHIEF profile image80
    AF CHIEFposted 5 years ago

    That's great, how long did it take you to recieve your first adsense payment?  I just started today and I'm excited but also know it will take a while to see anything and then to build on that.

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      ryankettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      About 3 months to my first, monthly payment after that.

      1. AF CHIEF profile image80
        AF CHIEFposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the reply.  good luck on reaching your goals.

  10. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations Ryan, glad that your hard work has paid off! I set my threshold on Amazon a little lower - $500 - and my first cheque should also be on its way.

    Hopefully you will soon be getting $1000 a month!

  11. 2uesday profile image88
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    Great news, it encouraging for other Hubbers, that time spent does pay in the end, thanks for letting us know that Amazon works well for you as well as Adsense.

  12. simeonvisser profile image87
    simeonvisserposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations ryankett! I'm still working towards my first AdSense payout - I'll keep working hard at it smile

  13. melbel profile image92
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    That's awesome. I don't remember my first Amazon or AdSense payment, it was a really long time ago. It's awesome you're doing so well, keep up the good work!

  14. Right On Time profile image79
    Right On Timeposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations smile

  15. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations Ryan!

    It was you posting about setting the level to $1000 that inspired me to set mine at the same level. I, too, hate banks with a vengeance and here in Spain they'd have taken a sizeable whack of my earnings too.

    I reached payout in December, but I don't expect to see the cheque before the end of February (and the banks in Spain take 28 days to cash a foreign cheque!)

    They take .06% or €15, whichever is the larger figure, so I'd worked out before that I should really set my payout to $2,500 to take maximum advantage, but I couldn't wait that long!

    Maybe in the future?

  16. RegStier profile image60
    RegStierposted 5 years ago

    Jolly good show old chap! Bravo! (I think those words are appropriate as you are after all, using an image of Sir Winston Churchill.)

    You are one to watch! And the first person I shall follow.

  17. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 5 years ago

    Congrats Ryan! Well deserved. And I agree with Mark -- save it for Vegas. smile

  18. v.sridhar36 profile image59
    v.sridhar36posted 5 years ago

    I am happy to have my first 100 dollar check at the amazon. However no worries due to taxes as I am in India. However I am looking forward to reaching greater heights. Congrats Ryan you are my inspiration always!

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      ssaulposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      congrats i am now encouraged even more, thanks for sharing. But everytime i read about patience i get more tired and sleepy, lol! smile

  19. Pandoras Box profile image84
    Pandoras Boxposted 5 years ago

    Hah! When I saw the thread title I thought wow, that thread must be ancient!

    Yeh 4 am will do that to you.

  20. kmackey32 profile image81
    kmackey32posted 5 years ago

    Good Job. Wow you have lots of hubs. I better get busy to catch up with you....lol

  21. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

    well done, glad to see you back! the forums can be a bit absorbing though....

    had two sales with amazon this week after a nine month wait so will set the threshold to $500, $1000 may be too long to wait!
    I guess you could set it at $500 and then change it for subsequent cheques?

  22. Rosie2010 profile image83
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    lol I also thought this was an old thread.  Congratulations!  Wow all that money!  You are amazing!  I have a long way to go.  So better hit the keyboards.  Congrats again!

  23. katiem2 profile image61
    katiem2posted 5 years ago

    Awesome, Congrats, May they roll in bigger and better each and every month!  smile big_smile cool

  24. yenajeon profile image83
    yenajeonposted 5 years ago

    I just signed up for Amazon finally, last week. So far, nothing at all. I guess I really need to wait it out!

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    Imelledaposted 5 years ago


  26. emievil profile image84
    emievilposted 5 years ago

    Wow! $1,313!!!! That's great ryan! Congrats.

    Oh by the way, can you lend me some of those? LOL j/k

  27. reindeerz profile image74
    reindeerzposted 5 years ago

    Awesome!  Congratulations.  I just my first Amazon items this week, very exciting!

  28. Mikeydoes profile image79
    Mikeydoesposted 5 years ago

    "$400 Cheap netbook for being lazy on the sofa."

    You mean "cheap netbook to do research and make hubs."

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      ryankettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well actually I mean...

      "$400 Cheap netbook for being lazy on the sofa whilst doing research and making hubs" smile

      It can get uncomfortable sitting at the desktop all day, I don't own a laptop now.

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    TopUniverseposted 5 years ago

    ryankett congrats for your cheque. Right now i am working for adsense. Thanks for reminding us the secret of success that is the patience.