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Made my first $100!!!

  1. NaomiR profile image84
    NaomiRposted 8 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 image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      congrats yehey

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      cosetteposted 8 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 image75
      Azhar Kamarposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

    4. glendoncaba profile image80
      glendoncabaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats.  Thanks for encouragement.

    5. kmackey32 profile image65
      kmackey32posted 8 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 image77
      starme77posted 8 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 image49
    Anamika Sposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations! Hope you make many more of that.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 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 image77
      kirstenblogposted 8 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 image59
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    Way to go Naomi!  Every penny helps smile

  5. NaomiR profile image84
    NaomiRposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, everyone!!

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    assemberposted 8 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 image67
    SandyMcCollumposted 8 years ago

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

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    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    Awesome! Keep up the good work!

  9. TINA V profile image78
    TINA Vposted 8 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 image99
    Dolores Monetposted 8 years ago

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

  11. NaomiR profile image84
    NaomiRposted 8 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 image79
    Lisa HWposted 8 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 image89
    Journey *posted 8 years ago

    Congratulations NaomiR!

  14. NaomiR profile image84
    NaomiRposted 8 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 image69
    Best MOM Everposted 8 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 image82
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

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

  17. oderog profile image45
    oderogposted 8 years ago

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

  18. englightenedsoul profile image60
    englightenedsoulposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations.It is really very inspiring.

  19. Hmrjmr1 profile image80
    Hmrjmr1posted 8 years ago

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

  20. travelespresso profile image80
    travelespressoposted 8 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 image90
    IzzyMposted 8 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 image79
    emievilposted 8 years ago

    Congrats Naomi!

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    aquaseaCreativeposted 8 years ago

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

  24. wrenfrost56 profile image84
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    Way to go Naomi! Heres to many more smile

  25. fishtiger58 profile image80
    fishtiger58posted 8 years ago

    Nice congrats.

  26. PurpleOne profile image89
    PurpleOneposted 8 years ago

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

  27. Kidgas profile image80
    Kidgasposted 8 years ago

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

  28. Richieb799 profile image73
    Richieb799posted 8 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 image71
    Sybil Marieposted 8 years ago

    Congrats to you Naomi! That really is exciting.

  30. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations Naomi! big_smile

  31. Himitsu Shugisha profile image78
    Himitsu Shugishaposted 8 years ago


  32. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 8 years ago

    Good for you.

  33. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

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

  34. kcnck profile image62
    kcnckposted 8 years ago

    Keep it up and keep the show going.

  35. Daniel Hicks profile image60
    Daniel Hicksposted 8 years ago

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

  36. NaomiR profile image84
    NaomiRposted 8 years ago

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

  37. xboxps3wow profile image43
    xboxps3wowposted 8 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!