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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Back Home Again in Indiana!

Well, I am back home from golfing in South Carolina. It was great to have a break. The weather was nice with the exception of one day when it rained fairly heavily for about 3 holes. We got absolutely soaked. It seemed like an inch of rain fell in about 15 minutes. One of the days was cloudy with just a few sprinkles. All the other days were sunny and in the mid 60's so I could golf in a short sleeve shirt after about 10:30 once it warmed up a bit.

I had a good time and golfed fairly well also. I took DeAnna's advice from Write Moms and other than one blog post did not do any writing. It was just as well since the schedule is pretty brutal. Get up at 6:15, eat breakfast, and drive to the golf course for a 9 am tee time. Then play 18 holes followed by another 9 holes. Finish about 4 or 5 depending upon the pace of play, drive back to the hotel, eat dinner, get back to the hotel about 8 and fall asleep in order to repeat the next day.

Passive Income Update

That busy schedule is why there is little time for writing so it was good to have some avenues for passive income already in place. I took the time to add up what income I received while away and not able to participate actively in generating content. I did this so that I can compare to next year's trip and see what I am able to earn in 2011 while golfing.

For the 7 days that I was travelling and golfing, I earned a total of $8.14 with AdSense and received $5 from Life123 for a total of $13.14! That is enough to pay for one of the extra nine holes of golf on one of the days. Next year, I would hope to double or even triple that amount. I should have close to triple the amount of content since once I get back to a regular schedule, I will have almost 12 more months of writing under my belt.

I would also like to mention that I am less than a dollar away from getting the next Google AdSense payout. That will happen in the next 10 days for sure so I will have met my goal of hitting the next payout in 3 months after receiving the first in 5 months. I hope to get another check in 3 months again meaning February, March, and April. After that, I would like to be able to reach the $100 in 2 months for several checks and by the end of 2010 be making $100 in AdSense on a monthly basis.

Well, that is all I had for today. I have a lot of mail to catch up on and some other things to take care of. Friday I have to go back to work and get back to the daily grind. Eventually, I may have more time to golf but for now, passive income just isn't enough for golf and food.


  1. Hi,
    Glad you had a good time golfing - however the schedule sounds brutal! I used to walk week-long tournaments with my son and that was tiring enough, let alone playing! It's great you are so near a Google payout - I'm still months away from getting a payout. What about your eHow earnings for the days you were gone?

  2. I can't wait 'til you make it really huge on passive income. Promise me you'll accept my invitation for online interview when you're there. :)

  3. @DeAnna,
    Thanks. Yes, the schedule is brutal. I am still somewhat sore. I take ibuprofen and Tylenol at breakfast and dinner each day. The eHow earnings were poor so I didn't even follow those. It doesn't look like I will make payout this month which would be a first. Oh well.

    I can't wait either. I will surely do an interview when I am making $1000 per month.

  4. Ahh it sounds like you're really speeding things up with Adsense! Your next payment will come even quicker I'm sure!

  5. Ruth,
    Thanks so much for the encouraging words.


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