Monday, December 03, 2007

Cha-Ching! We're in the money!

Ever since I began this blog and expanded its content to the wvhotdogs.com site, I have dreamed of a big payday. I knew that there were legions of loyal West Virginia Hot Dog fans out there who would inundate our sites with gazillions of hits looking for information on the beloved hot dogs of their homeland. I knew that my writing skills along side of those of Chris, Kevin and now Big Daddy, would bring popularity and critical acclaim to our little corner of the internet. Of course I had to pay for the domain name, and the web hosting fees. I've bought promotional items to give to people who could help spread the word. I have used up hundreds of gallons of gas running all over looking for hot dogs joints to review. Printing certificates for the annual Weenie Awards wasn't cheap. Overall I figure I've spent in excess of a thousand dollars on this little enterprise. That doesn't account at all for the hundreds of hours I have spent typing reviews and designing and updating web pages and just doing the work of the Head Weenie Wonk. But I decided it was a wise and prudent investment that would someday reap great financial rewards. I dreamed of a life of luxury paid for by my hot dog income.

And now, coming up on its two-year anniversary, this site has finally paid off. I received in the mail today my first payment from Google Adsense.

That's right: $103.37. That is the total income produced by the Google Ads on our site for the past two years.

Look out Donald Trump; There's a new Weenie Mogul in town.

3 comments:

redneck muppet said...

So I just checked my adsense account and I'm at $0.01. After two and a half months of blogging. And not nearly as much effort. Or as tempting a topic. I just blog about my food and I'm 0.009673% of the money raised in 10% of the time. I need to start talking about hot dogs!!!

Congrats.

clear eyes said...

Does that mean we can have lunch at Romeos (once the smoking ban kicks in in January) and you'll buy?

Big Daddy said...

Time to raise in my per diem!