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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Carrying Its Own Weight

I am excited (or maybe even ecstatic) that the blog,, is now carrying its own weight.  Just this past week, AdSense earnings for the site surpassed $10 in the month of August.  Since the hosting cost I am paying at HostGator is only $9.95, CFM has paid for itself.

It was only about 3 months ago that I started the site so I am pleased that it is now "profitable".  Of course, it still is taking a lot of my time which is uncompensated, but I am having fun writing content, commenting on other blogs and interacting with the financial blogger community, and growing the site.  I know that it is going to take a lot more effort, but I am encouraged by the early results so far.


I am a little disappointed that I haven't had as much time to write on this blog and track my efforts better.  I also haven't been able to spend as much time developing another site as well.  I would really like to be able to have more time for writing and building stuff on the internet.  But until myself and my family can learn to live without food, clothing, or shelter, I will have to continue to work and only write in my spare time.


I am, however, looking forward to being able to use my skills to help develop another website for my family.  This will be a fun project.  We have 4 cockapoo puppies that were born two weeks ago.  Their eyes opened just yesterday. 

We plan on spending the weekend putting together a website to showcase the puppies for sale.  We don't plan on having a lot of puppies to sell but maybe one litter a year or so.  In the meantime, I am thinking that we can create a resource for others looking to learn about puppies or breeding or training dogs, etc.  Maybe I can even convince some of the kids to write a bit of content.

I will of course be sharing with everyone on this blog our progress.  The first order of business is to get the domain purchased and get a workable site together over the next 3 days or so.  I had hoped to get started on it today, but circumstances beyond my control may prevent that from happening.  Oh well, it will happen so I will let you know how it is going.

That is all I wanted to share for now.  There are still several days left during the month of August for CFM to make a little more and actually show a profit for the month.  Everything past today is simply icing on the cake.


  1. Well done on those earnings - I have recently thought of an idea for a small blog and am looking to do it soon so to know that costs can be covered in a matter of months is great news (although I appreciate it takes lots of work!).

  2. Thanks. I wish you luck on your new project.

  3. Isn't the fact that you have to work to pay for food, clothing and shelter annoying? It just gets in the way of this fun blogging stuff! :) Congrats on already earning enough to support the site - that is one step closer to making a profit!

  4. That's fab Kidgas! Growing at a really fast rate. I like the idea for the next blog too - and I'd really like to see some pictures of those puppies :D

  5. Congrats on several levels. First of all on having a profitable website. Your website is trending pretty much like one I created in 2009. All I can say is that if it continues to trend as mine did (and I believe it will because of the subject matter), you will be adequately compensated for the time you put into it (and then some).

    Next, congrats on the pups. I wasn’t familiar with the breed so I looked it up. They are so cute that I’d have a difficult time in giving them away. Wait, let me rephrase that…my daughter wouldn’t allow me to give them away. LOL!

    The puppy website sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun and also a great way to get the kids writing.

    As far as the food, shelter, clothing bit...ah, it's way over rated. I gave up on all three when I started writing. :)

  6. @Deanna,
    Yes, working gets in the way of many things like golf and blogging.

    I hope to get some work done on the site later today or tomorrow and will get some pictures up.

    Yes the kids will have a hard time. They are enjoying raising the puppies to be sure.

    It would be nice to have even one-fourth the success that you enjoy.


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