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It's My Blogaversary!

Presented By: EJ Cooksey | 3/17/2008 05:56:00 PM


I just realized that it has been exactly one year since I started this blog.

I have learned so much this past year about blogging and making money online.
But, I would have to say that the best part has been the tons of new friendships I have made online.

Thanks to all my friends and readers for making my first year so wonderful!

My stats for this past year:

Over 24,000 visitors to this site.
This will be the 160th post.
I created 10 new blogs, 22 Hub Pages and 7 Squidoo Lens

My earnings since 3/17/07:

Adsense: $ 503.00
Clickbank: $ 332.00
Other Affiliate Sales: $ 235.00
Project Wonderful: $ 21.50
ScratchBack: $ 32.50
Squidoo: $ 35.00
plus other asst earnings: $ 125.00

Total earnings = $ 1284.00
Total expenses = $ 765.00
Total profit since 3/17/07 = $ 519.00

As you can see I have yet to make my "millions" online, but as the old sayings goes: "slow and steady wins the race". Until then, I will keep posting, learning and making new friends.


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13 comments
  1. Blogvalia March 18, 2008 at 12:18 AM  

    Congrats EJ Cooksey for your first Blogaversary. I wish you a great blogging, lensing, and hubing year.

  2. BillyWarhol March 18, 2008 at 1:35 AM  

    Hey Congrats EJ!!

    I've yet to make a Dime from Blogging altho maybe I will finally Breakthru*

    It's gotta be very discouraging for a lotta Bloggers to see such Dismal $$$ results for their Blogging Efforts*

    Obviously U have put a lot of Work into it + yer Blog here reflects this*

    Cheers EJ! ;)) Peace*

  3. jenny-up the hill March 18, 2008 at 7:23 AM  

    Congrats EJ!! I'm completely impressed with all the blogs, hubs and lenses you've created! How do you keep up with all of them?? I have 4 blogs and can barely find time...what's your secret, sister?! lol!! Btw, I hate when non-blogger friends ask me how I keep with all my blogs...makes me feel like they think I do nothing but blog! lol!! Those of us who do blog, know that it can be done....so seriously, I'd love to know how you manage it all. Do you have a schedule, office hours, what?! Help. Me!

  4. john b March 18, 2008 at 9:32 PM  

    Congrats EJ! You have a very nice site. Keep up the great work!

  5. Gerri March 19, 2008 at 7:08 AM  

    Good for you EJ. I hope things get better and better.

  6. Marie Claire Cooper March 19, 2008 at 8:32 AM  

    More power and good luck! Keep on blogging... :-)

  7. Jenna March 19, 2008 at 10:57 AM  

    Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment!

  8. Shelley Kimberly - my avatar is my online identity - me incognito March 19, 2008 at 8:01 PM  

    Congrats on your anniversary! Even with my business I tell people keep at it for 2-5 years and by then hopefully the earnings will be what you expected. You have made a lot more money than most working online. You also have kept track which most do not -I know you will have a lot more coming your way! Keep at it!

  9. Josh March 20, 2008 at 5:52 PM  

    happy blogging anniversary

  10. Michael, Mico, or Maku March 23, 2008 at 10:05 AM  

    Wow great job. You come a long way. I remember when you barely made anything. Just wondering if Thirty Day Challenge help you in making any money?

  11. Jared Stenzel May 30, 2008 at 12:13 AM  

    Great job on the earnings! I just don't see what you put your lost money into? Couldn't be all of that for domains and hosting.

  12. EJ Cooksey May 30, 2008 at 1:37 AM  

    Thanks for visiting Jared.

    The total expenses were for the whole year.

    They included:

    Internet service - which was the most expensive. I had a service that was included in my cable and it was costing me about $40 a month. (I have since changed to a lower costing service at $20 a month that just became available in our area.)

    I also had several memberships in some membership sites. I have gone through them and the ones that were no longer of benifit to me, I have canceled.

    I have 3 domains and 1 hosting account.

    I bought ebooks and programs while learning about how to make money online. Most of them were worth the money, some were not. (Learned my lesson on that quickly.)

    This year I plan on making at least triple what I made last year. So far for this year, I have already made what I grossed last year, so it is looking good so far.

    Thanks again for visiting!

  13. Google Jackpot November 20, 2009 at 2:26 PM  

    So true 'slow and steady wins the race'. if you are willing to put in the work, be dedicated, remain consistant and focused it will be rewarded. Especially here :)


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