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humblemechanic

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Just made my first money from the blog
« on: September 06, 2012, 01:33:31 PM »
WOO HOO!

Ok, it was only $20, but it is something.

A tool company wanted to do a guest post. It was actually pretty relevant and a good post. Not to mention that I was traveling yesterday so I didn't have a post read for today. BAM, guest post time.

I hope that this opened the door for future sponsorship with the company.

Just thought I would share.
Charles
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Re: Just made my first money from the blog
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 03:52:19 PM »
Fantastic Charles, way to go :)

Thanks for the inspiration.

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Re: Just made my first money from the blog
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 03:55:50 PM »
That's awesome dude! I don't think I'll be able to make any money till next year given the seasonal nature of the new site, but it's great to know the formula works!!!

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Re: Just made my first money from the blog
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 10:59:01 PM »
Congrats!  It's a start.  When you start having people contact you, wanting on your site, you are going in the right direction.  You've been consistently working hard at your site and great content.   

Was thinking about your site the other day, had a friend call me to help jump start her car.  (my 16 year old daughter came too, she didn't think it was right for "2 old ladies" to "fix" a car by themselves, and she knows nothing about cars).   I pulled up next to her car, opened hood, she opened hers, grabbed the jumper cables from the trunk, and there was a nice gentlemen standing by the front offering to help.  We let him.  See, that is how "2 not as old as you think" ladies get a car started.  Told friend it would be good to have a pair in her car.

Her issue is how do you choose a good mechanic when you know nothing about cars.   Sent her your link to your blog post. 

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Re: Just made my first money from the blog
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 07:20:28 PM »
Congratulations! Are you gonna frame it? :)


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Re: Just made my first money from the blog
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012, 12:31:40 PM »
Thanks so much everyone! It is pretty motivating I must say,

@Heidi,
Thank you a million times for the nice words and for sending your friend to my site. That means so much to me, seriously THANK YOU!!!!
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Re: Just made my first money from the blog
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012, 10:11:14 PM »
Nice work! Great to hear - that is a big milestone for your blog and business. Hope it is the start of a profitable future as you continue to build your site and network around your area. I hope to be joining you soon!

Thanks for the motivation!

Mark
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Re: Just made my first money from the blog
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 09:27:12 AM »
Awesome man!

Oddly enough I just made the first money from my site too... just two days after you.

A person I was helping with a programming problem through email wanted to just send me a chip and have me program it for him since he couldn't figure it out.  I told him I'd just send him the chip & board for $20.  The chip and board only cost me $4.30 so that is my first profit and it only took about 10 minutes of work to program it and ship it.