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Joined 8 years ago from Indianapolis




Well, some things have changed in the 2 years and 7 months since I wrote this profile. Xomba is no longer earning any money online for me and eHow no longer allows writing for residual income.

I am interested in investing in stocks, options, and precious metals. I also enjoy playing golf and softball. I am a football, racing, and hockey fan as well. These are just a few of the topics I will write about.

I have started a blog about my experience of making money online. I plan on making weekly posts about what I am learning and what I am earning. I continue to write here, but probably not as often as I should.

I started a second blog about investing in real assets. I think it will give me a way to engage in a little more discussion than would be available via an article format. I really don't write at this blog anymore.

Those two blogs are on blogger and don't earn a lot of money.

If you really want to make money online, I would suggest started your own self-hosted blog. I use Hostgator and have a blog called Cash Flow Mantra which has made more money for me in six months than HubPages has earned in over 2 years. Not knocking HubPages, but just stating facts.

As a result, I have started a second blog which will launch Jan. 2, 2012. It is called Grand Per Month and will share ideas and tips for making an extra $1000 per month in your spare time. The three of us working on the blog have all been able to make an extra grand per month.

I started a third self-hosted blog with the help of many contributing authors. The plan is to publish daily posts about personal financial topics at Penny Thots. Be sure to check it out.

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    • Finally Passed 100,000 Views

      Finally Passed 100,000 Views

      5 years ago

      I hadn't really noticed it.  I knew I was getting close, but I passed 100,000 views today.  It took 2 years and 7 months.  I am hoping to cut the time in half at least if not be able to get to 200,000 by...

    • Finally Made It to 700

      Finally Made It to 700

      6 years ago

      Finally made it to 700 followers.  I had been sitting at 698 or 699 since the Google slap down.  I suspect many have been closing accounts.  For every one I picked up, I would lose another.  But...

    • Just passed 600 followers

      Just passed 600 followers

      6 years ago

      Well, I wasn't expecting it to happen this quickly in 2011, but I have surpassed 600 followers.  I just know that it won't be too long and 1,000 will be approaching.I want to thank everyone who follows me and...



      7 years ago

      I finally have 500 followers.  It wasn't that long ago that I made a fairly rapid climb from 300 to 400.  In fact, I had hoped that I would make 400 by the end of the year.  Then, I thought that maybe 500...



      7 years ago

      Just passed 50,000 views yesterday.  Looking forward to the next 50K.  Happy Thanksgiving, by the way, to those to whom it is applicable.

    • Passed 400 Followers

      Passed 400 Followers

      7 years ago

      I have been away for the past 9 days and managed to reach 400+ followers while away.  I did not expect to see this number until the end of the year.  Moving from 300 to 400 occurred very quickly, and I am...

    • Finally Made It to 300 Followers...

      Finally Made It to 300 Followers...

      7 years ago

      It was slow going from 250 to 300 and it seemed like I was stuck many times, but I finally got to 300 followers.  It feels good to hit those round numbers.  I want to thank everyone who is following and will...

    • Watch Out Nelle, Got my First Amazon Order...

      Watch Out Nelle, Got my First Amazon Order...

      7 years ago

      Nelle, as the resident Amazon expert, I am well on my way to de-throning you now that after 7 months and over 200 Amazon capsule clicks, I finally got my first order and credit of $0.94. (LOL)Hope you have a good New...

    • First Google Check

      First Google Check

      8 years ago

      Despite my HubPages traffic declining over the past several months, my AdSense impressions are pretty decent thanks to my blog and Xomba.  As a result, I picked up my first AdSense check yesterday for $105. ...

    • Hit 10,000 Views!

      Hit 10,000 Views!

      8 years ago

      Haven't got the little blue medal yet, but I am at 10,055 views and looking forward to the next 10,000.Thanks to everyone who has visited.

    • 100 Hubs.  I never thought I would make it.

      100 Hubs. I never thought I would make it.

      8 years ago

      Whew!  When I started, I didn't think it was possible.  But here I am with 100 Hubs complete.  Some aren't all that great but I have learned a lot.  Number 100 is my longest by far.  I hope it...

    • SEO experiment

      SEO experiment

      8 years ago

      I started an SEO experiment to get ranked for the keyword phrase "SEO experiment".  I just posted my initial post to my blog and was able to find the post on page 15 of Google (position number 150).It...

    • HubPages Traffic Down?

      HubPages Traffic Down?

      8 years ago

      Has anyone else noticed traffic down the last 2 days?  Mine seems to be down about 40%.

    • I am a featured writer!!  Yippee!

      I am a featured writer!! Yippee!

      8 years ago

      I was accepted as a featured writer at Xomba for the Money & Investing category.  My first piece is currently on the front page about Money and the American Dream.I just wanted to thank everyone here at...

    • Guest Blogging

      Guest Blogging

      8 years ago

      Has anyone had any experience with writing guest blog posts?  I am wondering if it helped you develop traffic to your own blog.  If so, how did you go about becoming a guest blogger?Thanks.

    • Best Day Ever--So Far!

      Best Day Ever--So Far!

      8 years ago

      I am pumped right now.  Today has been the best earning day for me so far.  I am just over $5 for the day, and it isn't over yet.  Not all is from HubPages, either.  Since I have articles in multiple...

    • Links on Hubs

      Links on Hubs

      8 years ago

      I wanted to try and get increased traffic to my blog.  I was wondering if it was OK to post a link to my blog on each of my Hubs using the "link" module or is that considered too promotional.  I...

    • Bing


      8 years ago

      I am excited since I finally saw that I got some traffic from Bing--5 whole visitors so far.

    • Made it to 100!

      Made it to 100!

      8 years ago

      Never thought it would happen.  Glad I got to see it.  Now I can die knowing my life is complete.

    • 12 day earning streak about to be broken

      12 day earning streak about to be broken

      8 years ago

      I had a 12 day earning streak going which is my biggest to date.  Some of the earnings were here on HubPages and some were on eHow so that, if I didn't earn here, I earned there and vice versa.  Anyway, I am...

    • 99 two mornings in a row!

      99 two mornings in a row!

      8 years ago

      I've been at a 99 score for 2 mornings in a row now.  The highest that I have seen for myself.  If I get to 100 but don't see it, let me know.  Thanks.

    • Gamevance advertising

      Gamevance advertising

      8 years ago

      Just wondering what is up with the underlined text in most all of the hubs and forum posts now.  Is HubPages experimenting with an alternative to Kontera?  Don't know if I missed an announcement or something.

    • EBay on Squidoo

      EBay on Squidoo

      8 years ago

      To all you squids,What is the impact of the EBay decision on Squidoo?  Thanks.

    • First Amazon Sale...(on Squidoo of all places)

      First Amazon Sale...(on Squidoo of all places)

      8 years ago

      I was just checking my account over at Squidoo where I only have 3 lenses and little traffic, but my pictures of the Indy 500 have had 6 views in the past 7 days.  And wouldn't you know it, someone ordered 4 small...

    • Cousin's Wedding

      Cousin's Wedding

      8 years ago

      Heading from Indy to Detroit for my cousin's wedding.  Hope everyone has a good weekend.

    • Unpublishing


      8 years ago

      Anybody have any experience with unpublishing a poorly performing hub?  Did you see an improvement in your author score?  At what Hubscore would you consider unpublishing?

    • Lost the motivation

      Lost the motivation

      8 years ago

      I was hoping to get another hub done today (in addition to the other 2) but I have petered out.  I am no longer motivated for today.  I suppose it has to do with the fact that I had to spend some time...



      8 years ago

      Hey, I finally got 1000 total views.  When first starting out, it seemed like this might take forever.  But, just by being persistent, good things can happen.  I am sure the next 1000 will happen more...

    • Back Home

      Back Home

      8 years ago

      It's great to be back home again in Indiana after 16 hours in the car from Orlando.

    • My Goals in Writing

      My Goals in Writing

      8 years ago

      I'm posting these goals for myself in writing so that I can review them periodically and hold myself accountable in a public forum.My first goal of getting 30 hubs done before leaving for vacation on Saturday morning...

    • Relatively new and would appreciate any feedback.

      Relatively new and would appreciate any feedback.

      8 years ago

      I am not a writer, don't play one on TV, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but I would like some feedback on my work thus far.  As you can see, most of my interest is investment related. ...

    • Investing in Options

      Investing in Options

      8 years ago

      Does anybody here actively invest in options like I do?  Just wondering if there are like minds to start some discussion.  Thanks.

    • Hubpages vs Squidoo

      Hubpages vs Squidoo

      8 years ago

      I am new to both but just wanted to say that I am very much impressed with HubPages.  I put up some stuff there first and then found out about this site.  So, I put up a few things here as well.  The...