I had pretty much given up on List My Five. It is one of those content farms that got slapped by the Panda Update. My earnings there hadn't done much. I didn't even earn a single penny during the month of April so I figured it was totally dead. So, imagine my surprise when I logged on a couple weeks ago just for kicks and noticed that I had made over $3.00 in the month of May. In fact, I had made $3.83 which was enough to get me over the $10 Paypal payout threshold.
So as a result, a few days ago, $11.23 was deposited into my Paypal account. Yippee! What a nice little payment considering I hadn't even really thought much about List My Five. That will pay for one month's worth of hosting giving me a little more breathing room to get my own sites up and running. At least now, I don't have any balance and can restart accumulating some earnings if that is even going to happen all that often. So far for the month of June, I have earned nothing. I would be thrilled if I could get one payout (and hence one month of hosting) each year.
It shouldn't be that much longer and I will reach the payout threshold of $50 for the HubPages Ad Program which would be paid through Paypal as well. That would mean that a full six months would be covered. If you have been keeping up with this blog, you know that it has been my desire to not spend any of my own money and only utilize my time for this hobby/part-time venture. So far, I have been able to do that thanks to the content farms. I would like to continue to find some sites that will pay via Paypal and use that for all of my expenses with any Amazon or AdSense payments representing 100% profit.
Anyway, I just thought I would share and let everyone know that even though I haven't done anything at all on List My Five, I was still able to make a little bit of money. It isn't a lot, but I am not one to turn down $11.23 if I have earned it. Has anyone else had a nice surprise lately, whether on the internet or not? Feel free to comment below. As always, thanks for reading and enjoy your summer. The weather has been very nice here almost like spring. I need to get out and golf a little more.
I am just a neophyte learning to make money online. I am excited about the opportunities and hope to share what I am learning.
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