If some of you remembered [and as if you cared], I posted a goal to reach $500 of online earnings by October 9 (which is my 21st birthday) and I named it The Quest for $500. And the start, everything went well. A steady earning on Adsense (a few cents a week), approved blogs for paid-postings and etc. until the inevitable happened. On that span of time, I lost my Google PageRank 3 and it dropped to 0. After 2 months, another misfortune happened after I exceeded my monthly allowable bandwidth for the month of August and September. I was charged $140 dollars for it and just 3 days ago, I received another invoice of $31 dollars for the excess bandwidth that was not charged on the same month.
I was able to pay the $140 charge for the excess bandwidth using the earning I earned with paid posts and others. The other $31 dollar invoice was paid using money from a donation of John because he liked the GreyMonger WordPress Theme that I created (check out John’s page to see his artworks).
As a conclusion, QUEST FAILED! But I did learn new lessons during that span of time that will, in the future, help me earn more online. From Google’s PR to SEO and to lame-ass hotlinking (that was the main culprit of the excess bandwidth). So we have to move on and find better ways to make money online.
Happy 21st Birthday to me. This is by far my best birthday so far, in 4 years, as I spent if with people that are really special to me. (OMG! that sounded so mushy!)