My First Google Adsense $100

I Finally Made $100 From Google Adsense!

Category: Personal


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When I made my first ever blog two years ago and subsequently wrote 69 blog posts at my second site, I have no real intention to make money. I just want to share to others random thoughts culled from the deep recesses of my existence. But after reading success stories of bloggers earning enough to pay the bills, I became curious and admit that I became somehow jealous. I was like, “Kung kaya nila, bakit di ko subukan?” I decided to invest on buying my own domain since I was told that you can have more control and can make money faster.

On February 6, 2009, this site was born. However, I managed to launch the site and make my first post on February 12. Read The Ark Is Now Ready To Sail! to know the troubles I have gone through.

There are actually many ways to make money online. As it is the best, I decided to use Google adsense (GA) and integrate their ads to this site. But my earnings were so slooow. I managed to reach $10 around 3rd week of March. That’s after 6 weeks. I experimented with my ad placements and read more blogs on SEO (search-engine optimization). I did some on-page and off-page optimizations as well.

Then on May 1, 2009, I was given my Google adsense PIN. The PIN is supposed to verify the accuracy of my contact information and to help ensure that I will receive my GA payments. By April 30, I already have $23.39 which means that I barely make 30 cents per day. But it’s OK, I know that there’s no shortcut to success. I just write and write and did SEO. I have computed that if this trend continues, I might be able to reach $100 within 10 months or less.

Then May 18 came. It was the very first time I earned more than $1 in one day with $1.29. It was the day after Hayden Kho helped me attract traffic to this site. Well, it is proven time and again that to attract traffic to your site from the search engines, you have to write about the current hot topics coupled with good content.

It also helped that my posts are now indexed by the search engines within minutes. During the first 3 months, my blog posts usually appear on SERPs (search engine results page) after one week. And by then, the topic I have written about has already cooled-off which is not good for me.

My countless sleep-deprived nights doing SEOs are now paying off. I now have a Page Rank (PR) of 2 and able to maintain a fair number of traffic from the search engines. For the month of June, I made $43.67 and could be even more if not because of the 4 days I lost because I exceeded the bandwidth limit of this site. On average, I am now earning $2.5 per day for the past 2 weeks. Not bad I think considering that I only maintain one site.

And today, exactly 5 months after My Ark Full of Worry-Free Thoughts 3.0 was born, I made my first-ever $100. It means that I am already eligible for payment by Google. It took me just 5 months instead of the 10 I originally expected. Here’s the screenshot of my Google adsense:

Google adsense $100

Sorry for the red strips. I am not allowed to divulge my adsense data except for the total earnings. But I assure you, this is real. This is not an April Fool’s Day joke. 😀

I hope to make at least $80 this month and finally make more than $100 per month thereafter. Wish me luck. I’ll share some tips someday when I am already doing real good.

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92 Responses to “I Finally Made $100 From Google Adsense!”

  1. mike Says:

    ang galing naman.Paburger ka naman jan bro!

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    ark Reply:

    O ito sa iyo

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    mike Reply:

    d yan ark. Gusto ko ung tunay,hehehe….

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    ark Reply:

    Haha, sige next time pag nagkita tayo.

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  2. ianemv Says:

    Congrats Ark..you did very well. kaingit talaga hehe..

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    ark Reply:

    Sipag at tiyaga lang talaga ian. I know kaya mo rin.

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  3. Miah Says:

    Wow, Congratulations Ark! Ako for one year din bago ko naka reach sa minimum pay-out, pero I didn’t know anything about how adsense works and SEO before hehehe… I don’t have my own domain din before, yun din sabi ng isang blogger sakin before that I should get my own domain and try wordpress…

    Hmmm.. burger… burger… burger… hahaha…

    Keep on Blogging and Good Luck!

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    ark Reply:

    Parehas ra man ta ug experience oi. And I know other bloggers as well.

    Three burgers coming up!

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  4. Vlad Says:

    Congratulations!
    I wish I can reach the GA minimum payment soon.
    More power to your blog 😀

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    ark Reply:

    Good luck bro. Just continue blogging. You’ll reach it soon.

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  5. chris Says:

    People think that money is made overnight but as you have proven it is not.This is a good post for new adsence publishers I have yet to blog about adsence and don’t think i will.But this is the first time i have read something that was from a normal publisher.the most are talking 100’s or 1000’s and make it sound so simple but this is a good post.I have joined with you on MBL and hope you will join me also.

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    ark Reply:

    Yes, money will not just appear out of nowhere. You have to be patient and persevere. At the end of the day, hard work still pays. Thanks for the nice comment.

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  6. Myrna Says:

    Congratulations! I know u deserve it. :-)

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    ark Reply:

    Thank you. I know. 😉

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  7. Downloader Says:

    Congrats Pre.. more adsense earnings to come….

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    ark Reply:

    Thanks bro for dropping by.

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    Downloader Reply:

    ano nafefeel mo ngayon bro? hehe… treat mo kami lahat ha? haha biro lang.

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    ark Reply:

    Sympre masaya. I hope magkita-kita din tayo sa mga blog summits one of these days.

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  8. mARK Says:

    cheeseburger!! naman kuya.Anyways buti ka pa-I started running adsense ads on my blog march.Up to now, 30 usd pa. . .

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    ark Reply:

    Ok lang yan. DI naman overnight ang success sa blogging eh. Di mo mamalayan, bukas eh may $100 ka na rin.

    O ito sa iyo.

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  9. DedeAndro Says:

    Hi Ark, congratulations!! Don’t forget to buy me something with your $100 from AdSense. I’m waiting, LOL :)

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    ark Reply:

    Thank you. Ano ba ang gusto mo? Burger din?

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  10. love2spooge Says:

    good for You. :)

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    ark Reply:

    Thanks.

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  11. doy Says:

    congrats kuya.. alam kong masipag kang tlg.. More Blogging ha.. alam kong hindi magsasawa ang mga tao sa blog mo.. sana makarating rin ako dyan..

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    ark Reply:

    Sana nga hindi sila magsawa, hehe.. Good luck sa iyo. I know kaya mo rin.

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  12. alex farguson Says:

    I really liked your blog!

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    ark Reply:

    Thanks bro. :-)

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  13. vhincent Says:

    hey congrats congrats ark! dahil sa hayden kho news n yan .. our site got suspended last may umabot kme ng 15k visitor/day nagcause daw kme ng slow down s server that the other sites got affected… medyo ulet kme ngayn sa less $1 per day… :(

    but just got our 1st payment yesterday $125 =)

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    ark Reply:

    Haha, 2 consecutive months na nga na bandwidth limit exceeded ako eh dahil sa traffic na dulot nun. Pero 4,000+ visits lang sa akin. I’m happy na nasustain ko ang GA earnings ko kahit di na mainit ung issue na un. :-) Congrats sa 1st payment mo. I’m expecting mine soon.

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  14. alex farguson Says:

    Hi. I read a few of your other posts and wanted to know if you would be interested in exchanging blogroll links?

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    ark Reply:

    Sure. Where can I see your blog roll?

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  15. Pastilan Says:

    Bro, simula pa lng yan, next month dodoble na yan, then mas lalaki pa in the coming months. And mahirap sa adsense yung unang kuha mo ng 100 pero yung mga susunod, every month na he he he

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    ark Reply:

    Oo nga. Magkano na earnings mo ngayon? $500+/month na ata kayo eh.

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    Pastilan Reply:

    Yung nakuha ko nung May 26th was $380 then for June 26 was $520 and yung makukuha ko ngayong July 26th is $561. Now I guess yung makukuha ko sa August would be more than $600 kasi ngayon pa lng nga e na middle pa lng ng July medyo $310 na. Sabagay sa apat na blogs yan galing. Adsense pa lng yan, he he he tapos meron pa akong mga paid postings na umaabot rin ng around $200-$300 a month. I guess if I will go all the way with my online ventures I’d make really good income, ang dami kong plano pero di ko magawa dahil sa trabaho ko. Sa tingin ko yung day job ko is becoming a bore and a hindrance and am planning to give it up. Nasa crossroads ako ngayon, trying to have the best decision.

    Ano pala yung host mo, bakit medyo nasisira ka sa bandwidth? I have an account with Fatcow and so far ala ako reklamo and I am planning to add more WP blogs. Ala lng ako oras eh.

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    ark Reply:

    Wow, galing naman. Kunsabagay, you are earning na at your own pace and time at nagiging hindrance na ung day job mo. Nasa crossroad ka nga. Gut feel lang yan bro. Kung saan ka masaya, stick to that. Marami namang naging successful making money online eh.

    Ploghost ako bro, 10Gb lang ako eh. Maganda nga daw yang fatcow, baka nga lilipat na ako jan e. Unlimited disk space at bandwidth kasi sila di ba?

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  16. Adi Says:

    Nice blog,
    Also it is very nice to get money from adsense, I want to learn from this blog.

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    ark Reply:

    Sure, feel free to browse around.

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  17. Allen Says:

    Wow congratulations. For me, it look me more than 6 months to earn my first hundred. I was making cents for my first 6 months. :)

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    ark Reply:

    At least narating mo rin ung magic number na un di ba? I know you are earning enough already.

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  18. Weblogger|CarloBlogg Online Says:

    wow! galing sir ark! parang kailan lang ng nagsimula ka sa blogging 😀 Congrats ha! I totally agree with the sleepless nights part; i remember nung vacation sleeping 3am in the morning just doing seo and backlinks; wah! nearly got me sick!
    Congrats again sir! keep it up! 😀

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    ark Reply:

    Oo nga eh, parang kailan lang. Nakakapagod din pero worth it naman once the cash starts flowing, hehe..

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  19. Nagashiko Says:

    waw! kainggit naman!

    i hope i’d earn $100 in Google Adsense too.

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    ark Reply:

    Of course you can. Sipag at tiyaga lang yan.

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  20. richard Says:

    wow! idol… kelan kaya ako magka100 dollars? sa’n na po yung basketball cards? hehe.. sana po andun kayo sa Pamulaan last month. yung adidas event.. andun sina cagers Peter Simon, Enrico Villanueva..read my post for more.. ehhe.

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    ark Reply:

    Email me your shipping address bro pag nakapasa ka na at ipapadala ko sa iyo ang mga un.

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  21. richard Says:

    patulong po sana ako- SEO.. hehe.. gusto ko rin magka100 bucks.. ehhe

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    ark Reply:

    Sure, just email me.

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  22. mat ranola Says:

    I like your story, because I can feel how honest you are. Would you mind sending me info thru my email address on how to purchase Google Adsense? I like your tagline”Kung kaya nila, kakayanin ko rin” By the way that good smiling face on the picture really paints a thousand words. Thanks and more power! God bless you my friend.

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    ark Reply:

    Google Adsense is not purchased. You can register at their website and try it for yourself.

    Thanks for the visit and inspiring comment.

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  23. Grace Says:

    Congratulations! I remember my first time too and it was really a special experience. I don’t even know a lot of SEO stuff. I hope you can share some of your SEO tips here. :)

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    ark Reply:

    Yes I will. Watch out for that.

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  24. Chris | Crisiboy.Com Says:

    congrats bro manlibre ka naman hahaha…ako rin lapit na.

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    ark Reply:

    Sure, burger rin sa iyo? Hehe.. Wow, may SEO tips post ka na ha? Gawa din ako ng ganyan later. :-)

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  25. Jerick Mac Says:

    kuya, congrats po! gano katagal bago niyo naabot ang $100? hinihintay ko pa rin po yung saken eh. hehehe.
    .-= Jerick Mac´s last blog ..Koo Hye Sun is Geum Jan Di in Boys Over Flowers =-.

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    ark Reply:

    After 5 months bro. Good luck sa iyo’ng quest din.

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  26. Tyrone | Millionaire Acts Says:

    Congratulations! yeah, your blog has been disabled before because you exceeded bandwidth. I visited it before. Probably you have high ranking on SEO.

    As for me, I am blogging since April 2008 with my blogspot blog. It took me 8 months to earn my first $100 since I didn’t took blogging seriously.

    But when I started blogging at Millionaire Acts and consistently update it, it took me just 3 months to earn my 2nd $100.

    Although a lot of times, it’s hard to concentrate writing articles on just your niche.

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    ark Reply:

    Yap, I exceeded my bandwidth due to the traffic spikes I’ve been getting for some days. PR2 pa lang ako so I think di pa masyado mataas un.

    Actually, marami ngang articles sa niche mo eh. Kailangan nga lang ng mas maraming research. Tsaka mas malaki ang CPC ng mga keywords sa niche mo.

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  27. Weblogger|CarloBlogg Online Says:

    ay sir Ark, ask ko lng na nung nagmove ba kayu sa WordPress, tinransfer nyu din ung mga old post nyu sa wordpress?? im planning on moving to wordpress na for good e,either 000webhost or Dreamhost gamitin ko(free lang ung sa dreamhost ko, good for 1 year na nga lang =D). Any good inputs will be appreciated. sana next post nyu din, eto naman topic nyu =D
    Godspeed! =D

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    ark Reply:

    No, nung lumipat ako sa WordPress, di ko na nilipat ung mga old posts ko from ark.i.ph. I considered na lang un as archive ko. Hindi ko na pinakialaman un. I started from scratch dito sa bago. Mas maganda kung ganun na lang din ang gawin ko.

    I’ll share some tips next time bro. Thanks for the visit.

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  28. Ronley Says:

    Good Day Ark!

    I am Ron of http://www.townsdelight.com and a member of SEO.PH to.

    I wonder if you will be interested po sa aming event.

    This is free food tasting event and a bloggers meetup for all.

    Salamat and hope to hear from you soon.

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    ark Reply:

    This is a great event. As much as I wanted to attend, I can’t. TagaMindanao kasi ako at medyo malayo ang inyo sa amin. :-(

    Thanks for the invitation anyway, I appreciate it much.

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  29. Dexter | Tech At Hand Dot Net Says:

    Congrats and great that you have earn from blogging

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    ark Reply:

    Thank you sir.

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  30. Charles | Nierva dot com Says:

    Congrats Ark. Good to know that you have reached $100 in GA earnings na. tuloy-tuloy na yan. SEO more, traffic and income will follow. :)

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    ark Reply:

    Oo nga, I really hope so. Thanks.

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  31. Eric of BlogDeManila.com (Philippine Blog) Says:

    congratulations! perseverance do pay 😉

    time to bring out the beers! cheers!!!

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    ark Reply:

    Yeah, cheers!

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  32. Donald Serrano Says:

    galing mo bro!!! keep it up!
    Hakuna Matata!

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    ark Reply:

    Salamat bro.

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  33. ricojake Says:

    Congrats naman dyan. It is already an achievement. Earning in this area is quite difficult especially when youre starting out. Just don’t forget to enjoy blogging.

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    ark Reply:

    Of course I enjoy blogging. Thanks for the visit.

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  34. mattRjr Says:

    I finally got $0 on my Google Adsense(hahaha). Actually I finally got interest in building my own website(www.mattrmatters.weebly.com)kaya salamat naman at na approve ang Google Adsense ko. Bro, pls share to me how to attract visitors. Mabait k nman db(hehehe)

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    ark Reply:

    I’ll make a series of posts about that later bro. Just watch out for them.

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  35. Blog Tactic Says:

    Congrats.

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    ark Reply:

    Thanks. :-)

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  36. PinoyBlogger Says:

    Art,would you suggest buying my own domain? How much nga b? I’m doing my best na para kumita din,why not db? God bless you bro!

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    ark Reply:

    It depends on your financial capability. If you have the money, you can buy your own domain and pay for the hosting immediately. Or pwede ding sa blogspot ka magsimula dahil free lang sila. Medyo complicated din kasi kung gagawa ka ng site from scratch kung wala ka prior knowledge. Nahirapan nga ako nung simula eh. Pero its better talaga pag may sarili ka kasi kaya mong gawin lahat ng gusto mo sa site mo.

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  40. Mon Says:

    Wow! I’m so jealous. but this is very inspiring.I’m only earning about 5 cents ($0.05) from Adsense. huhu
    please help. by the way add kita sa blogroll ko dude.

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    ark Reply:

    Thanks for adding me bro. Watch out for my tips later.

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  41. bloghauz Says:

    wow galing naman, di pa nag 100 ang adsense ko pero im sure malapit na rin… galing ng adsense… so keep blogging

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    ark Reply:

    Good luck sa iyo. Go go go!

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  43. weng cariaga Says:

    bro,

    help naman! ask ko lang sana kung kelan ko matatanggap ang payment ko from adsense, na-reach ko na kasi ang 100 dollars sa adsense ko (October 30) kelan ko kaya matatanggap ito? meron ba payment verification nahihintayin ko? kelan? meron kasi ako nabasa tungkol sa threshold pero di ko maintindihan eh. hehehehe!!! help naman pre!!!! ty.

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    ark Reply:

    End of november mo pa matatanggap yan.

    Pinadalhan ka na ba ng PIN mo? Un lang naman ang kailangan eh para maverify ka.

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  44. marai Says:

    naiinggit ako sir. bow. haha

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  45. claire Says:

    kuya,

    what do you say about revenue sharing sites? Katulad ng xomba.

    I recently started writing there hoping to make money with adsense. I used to have a blog but i couldn’t keep at it and i tend to write on different subjects so i joined there. I’ve heard nothing but good words about that site. Ok po b ung placement ng adsense sites? do you think it’s profitable?

    Would love to hear your opinion on this.

    Thanks.

    BTW,
    If you’re interested in joining, you can sign up here: http://www.xomba.com/referral/777e1864
    that’s my referral ID.

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  47. Sports Says:

    Nice that is really cool. What are you making monthly these days?

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