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Seventeen cents of success

Updated on September 5, 2012

After a crazy couple of months refurbishing a school during the summer break I have had my first lie in interrupted by my Father tapping at the back door, Oh well lets see what he wants. As some of you hubbers will know life has been rough for me recently and my Father has taken on a new role of always popping in out of the blue to check on me. Anyway as usual I am going off track. The sun is blazing through my window and this Indian summer is really given me a lift, but what has raised my spirits more was my first realisation that I have made money through writing. Not a lot but $0.17 , a drop in the ocean to fix all of my finical aims but the first money I have ever made without a tool in my hand, I have to say it has given my face muscles something to moan about as they have not been used for smiling so much for months.

I have been hubbing for around three months and only signed up to the earnings program around one month ago, and as you may imagine for the first week or so I was constantly checking to see if I had any earnings, always to see $0.00 as my balance. Would it ever happen ? I asked and asked myself, but sure enough this sunny morning the beautiful sum of $0.17 was on my account.

So for all of you hubbers and writers that think I may never happen I am proof that it does, maybe I won't ever make a living this way and maybe I'll never earn enough to spend properly but as soon as there is enough in the account I will break my new lifestyle of healthy living and buy myself a bottle of wine and enjoy every last sip.

I might add that these earnings have come solely through ebay and not the other methods available so maybe I could have made a dollar or more last month, not bad for spilling my guts and thoughts online, and when my audience grows surely my earning shall also.

Just do it !!! it takes minutes and the rewards to your spirit will far outweigh the fiscal reward but whats more important ?

It has made me feel good about myself and I am sure it would do the same for you guys. BTW the photo is me feeling happy and full and really has nothing to do with the hub but thought you might like it.

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    • Simba73 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from UK

      Thanks again Pamela, my strength and spirits are returning you see, and this is so important for the tasks that lie ahead of me, and hub pages have really given me some direction in the lonely moments through the ordeal, I seem to have a lot of time on my hands at the moment but I'm here to stay now !!!

      I love it !!!


    • Pamela Kinnaird W profile image

      Pamela Dapples 

      6 years ago from Just Arizona Now

      Voting up and awesome. Enjoyed your happy moment.

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      Richard J ONeill 

      6 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Hey, I have no idea what that comment is above but it could be spam or someone trying to get a backlink. I would watch out for that mate.

      That was a fun read and your mention of the indian summer really had me feeling nostalgic for my beloved England, even though she is crumbling slowly but surely. Still my England.

      Congratulations on your first earnings my friend. It will be slow at first as most of us have to wait a while before the fame and fortune comes. Some people here on hubpages just seem to have that little extra something that gets them popular and rich quick. Wish they would share their secret heheh.

      Well, stay focused mate, and keep smiling.


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      6 years ago


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