Made my first $100!!!

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  1. NaomiR profile image76
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago

    No, I haven't yet made my AdSense payout (though I'm getting there), but I've had a really good Amazon month, so between the two of them, I've finally reached triple digits in sales!

    It's not enough to live on -- yet -- but for me, $100 is a big milestone, especially since I've earned more than half of it in the last month. It means that my hard work is paying off, people are reading my Hubs and most importantly, I'm beginning to believe that I can actually make it as a freelance writer. And $100 can go pretty far: it's the cost of a nice dinner for two, a one-night stay at a moderate hotel, a nice outfit or even a plane ticket, if you get a good deal. When I think of it in those terms, it makes me very happy!

    So for those of you who are still fairly new like me, don't give up. It takes a LOT of work and patience, and learning about keywords and SEO, but it is possible to earn on here if you're willing to put in the time.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image55
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      congrats yehey

    2. profile image0
      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      hooray! good job! i have been selling one item a day at amazon. so far nothing huge, but you never know, i might get lucky wink

    3. Azhar Kamar profile image67
      Azhar Kamarposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations! A hundred bucks in 4 months sure is a notable achievement. ;-)

    4. glendoncaba profile image74
      glendoncabaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats.  Thanks for encouragement.

    5. kmackey32 profile image62
      kmackey32posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Good Job. I'm only at about $45 but for the last few months I havn't wrote any hubs or been online much because I didn't have internet access, although tonight I found a wireless connection. I hope it lasts. smile

    6. starme77 profile image80
      starme77posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Nice going , yer doin better than me at this point , keep it up , keep at it and one day that 100 will be 200 smile then 3 and 4 smile smile congrats and happy holidays

  2. Anamika S profile image69
    Anamika Sposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations! Hope you make many more of that.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    It is great to see your diligent effort pay off. I'm sure that this is the first of many great months for you. And I love your attitude about $100 - it can indeed buy lots of things.

    More importantly now you really believe that it's possible to make money online. I think that that in itself is an important milestone. You'll work even harder because you know it will pay off.

    1. kirstenblog profile image79
      kirstenblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Nelle you hit the bulls eye there! My .68 cents or hearing NaomiR got to $100 its really encouraging to know that the time spent here is really worth it! Naomi, thanks for sharing your success! Its awesome to hear you made that first financial mile stone and I hope you continue to earn more and build up your pages! You are almost certainly going to give hope to the newer members here that they can experience success too smile. I hope to join you in the winners circle soon! BTW what do you think was the key to your success? I always love to hear what works for people even if I have heard it before, keeps me motivated big_smile

  4. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    Way to go Naomi!  Every penny helps smile

  5. NaomiR profile image76
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago

    Thanks, everyone!!

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    assemberposted 13 years ago

    Well done, $100 in your first 4 months is good going . Plus its mostly come in the last month, so you're accelerating smile

  7. SandyMcCollum profile image63
    SandyMcCollumposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations, Naomi! May you have many more $100 bills in your life!

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    lynnechandlerposted 13 years ago

    Awesome! Keep up the good work!

  9. TINA V profile image69
    TINA Vposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations!  You deserve it because your hubs are quite interesting. You inspire new hubbers to work hard too.

    More power to you!

  10. Dolores Monet profile image96
    Dolores Monetposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations! Getting that first payout kinda makes you want to go on. It revives your interest in hubbing, eh?

  11. NaomiR profile image76
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago

    Thanks! Yeah, the money does inspire me to do more. But it's really about knowing that I've gotten so many people to read my work, too.

  12. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations.  You're right - a lot of people just starting out wonder if anyone can ever really earn more than pennies.  It's good that people post and let them know they can.

  13. Journey * profile image72
    Journey *posted 13 years ago

    Congratulations NaomiR!

  14. NaomiR profile image76
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago

    I think the key to my success is experimenting with SEO and keywords ... but what's really worked for me is writing detailed and (I hope) interesting pieces about things I know. I've had surprising successes on Hubs that would seem to be non-commercial, but managed to somehow draw an audience. And then I've had little success on Hubs that use high-paying keywords and topics. So it's been about finding what works for me.

  15. Best MOM Ever profile image59
    Best MOM Everposted 13 years ago

    Congrats, I was looking for hubs on how amazon works and glad you were successful.  It is refreshing to hear a success.

  16. dohn121 profile image81
    dohn121posted 13 years ago

    Congrats, Naomi!  You'll be doubling that in no time flat!

  17. oderog profile image48
    oderogposted 13 years ago

    Congrats, it its take time to see tangible result and more importantly determination and hard work will eventually pay

  18. englightenedsoul profile image58
    englightenedsoulposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations.It is really very inspiring.

  19. Hmrjmr1 profile image69
    Hmrjmr1posted 13 years ago

    Way to Go NamoiR! Congrats on great job! You do some good work!

  20. travelespresso profile image68
    travelespressoposted 13 years ago

    AWESOME news.  Congrats on that milestone.  I enjoy reading your work - you are indeed a talented writer.  Good on you!

  21. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations Naomi:)
    It's great to hear about people actually making money online and an inspiration to the rest of us.

  22. emievil profile image67
    emievilposted 13 years ago

    Congrats Naomi!

  23. profile image0
    aquaseaCreativeposted 13 years ago

    Naomi, that's great to hear! Well done.

  24. wrenfrost56 profile image55
    wrenfrost56posted 13 years ago

    Way to go Naomi! Heres to many more smile

  25. fishtiger58 profile image68
    fishtiger58posted 13 years ago

    Nice congrats.

  26. PurpleOne profile image80
    PurpleOneposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations! I am no where near that myself but it's encouraging to read success stories like yours. smile

  27. Kidgas profile image60
    Kidgasposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations.  It is certainly a good feeling to hit that triple digit milestone.  Here's to four digits.

  28. Richieb799 profile image65
    Richieb799posted 13 years ago

    thanks for the inspiration Naomi, 4 months and earning a decent amount, i should have around the same amount of hubs as you by the time I get to 4months

  29. Sybil Marie profile image60
    Sybil Marieposted 13 years ago

    Congrats to you Naomi! That really is exciting.

  30. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations Naomi! big_smile

  31. Himitsu Shugisha profile image72
    Himitsu Shugishaposted 13 years ago


  32. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 13 years ago

    Good for you.

  33. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    That's wonderful, Naomi! I'm happy for you!

  34. kcnck profile image60
    kcnckposted 13 years ago

    Keep it up and keep the show going.

  35. Daniel Hicks profile image59
    Daniel Hicksposted 13 years ago

    Congrats, You'll be adding a zero to that 100 before you know it,

  36. NaomiR profile image76
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago

    Thanks! I'm looking forward to those quadruple digits, believe me!

  37. xboxps3wow profile image41
    xboxps3wowposted 13 years ago

    I'm in college right now and practicing writing is great for me! I will try to write about something I like (games) and if I ever made few bucks out of it, I will be happy!


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