Progress - about $500 in October!

Last Update: November 02, 2017

Much to my astonishment, my blog was working overtime while I was snoozing. Adsense started picking up, and the commissions started coming in. So I picked up the publishing pace in October, engaged in more comment trades, and I'm shocked to see from all sources I made almost $500.

About $140 from adsense, $280 from amazon (US and UK and Canada combined), $8 from shareasale, and $40 from another product.

If this multiplies even by two, it will be a considerable addition to my income. By three, and I can pay the rent with it. By ten, and I can quit my job, or at least live high on the hog!

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magistudios Premium Featured Comment
Great Stephanie!

Shows what hard work does.

I've seen your site and think you have a great niche with some great keywords that are ranked in Google.

Congrats and keep it up!
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sporkypie Premium
Thank you, Jay!!
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DrXenon Premium
Wow! Such a great job you did here!
Hope you best of luck, and keep progressing till you reach your goals!
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Narfinsel Premium
Wow, impressive! Nice job.
What is your website by the way? Just wanna see the visual ingredients of a successful, convincing website ....
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ZaidAlasad Premium
That is amazing, Stephanie! I am happy to see you persevere and achieve so much in your first year.
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Fleeky Premium
Hey hey
Yepie dance
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kelechi87 Premium
awesome
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sporkypie Premium
thanks!!
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MelaniLukito Premium
OMG, congrats Stephanie! How many times do you publish a new post a week?
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sporkypie Premium
I try for weekly. I think I just have a really good niche. thanks for the comment!
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GarenArnold Premium
Great to see you're having some success. The day you quit your job will be an amazing day :)
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sporkypie Premium
It's awhile off, but the fact that it's even possible is so exciting.
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GarenArnold Premium
Work smart and hard and you will remember the good old days of actually having a 9-5 job :)
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jarodsonfire Premium
Congrats! Is the $500 total or from a single month?Either way, very impressive! :)
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sporkypie Premium
thank you! That was for the month of October. I blogged about November, too - I'm seeing a steady uptick in income which is very exciting.
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jarodsonfire Premium
Great to hear! I've been on this program about a month. Can't wait to see where I'll be in 6 months time! :)
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sporkypie Premium
Make sure to blog about it - we need more progress posts!
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jdawson4 Premium
Thank you for sharing. It is encouraging to see others success.
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sporkypie Premium
Thank you!
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IvyT Premium
Nice work! Well done!
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work4nobody Premium
Good for you. Thank you for sharing.
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sporkypie Premium
thank you! love your user name :)
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work4nobody Premium
Thank you... I think you are heading in the direction(work 4 nobody), if not you will be soon. Keep up the good work.
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jrandrade07 Premium
Super Congrats! Great work =)
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sporkypie Premium
thanks!!
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Mel2017 Premium
Congrats, That's very inspiring, wish you continued success.
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sporkypie Premium
thanks!!
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EJWeffer Premium
Good for you!!!!!
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!
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lkalin Premium
How long did it take to get there? Congratulations!!
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sporkypie Premium
I started here in February or March of this year. I think I just lucked out with good keyword research!
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Xotam Premium
Congratulations and thank you for sharing!
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
That's fantastic, Stephanie!!! If you can make $500, you can make $5,000...then $50,000....
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sporkypie Premium
love that train of thought!
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TTedesco1 Premium
Thanks for sharing
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!
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AbdullaA1 Premium
Congratulations!
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sporkypie Premium
thanks!!
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deanlilly1 Premium
Great information as well as a good success piece. Thanks for sharing.
Dean
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!
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CarmenRoark Premium
That is Huge!!! Great job! Can't wait to get there.
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sporkypie Premium
it is doable!!!
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Isabella4198 Premium
Good for you...congratulations.
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sporkypie Premium
thank you, Isabella!
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Urolin1981 Premium
That is a great inspiring report; thank you for sharing.

Would you please tell me the name of your website? Thanks.

James,
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JLennon Premium
Congratulations! That is great. Your story inspires me.
I wish you much more success. May you quit the day job AND live high on the hog.

- Joe
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derekmarshal Premium
Well done!

And as my great friend say "one more zero!" let me and everyone else see one more zero on that..and then one more....

Just think about it.

If you can make $500 in a month, you can make $5,000 bucks in a month!.

...And there are plenty on here doing just that!
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sporkypie Premium
thanks for the encouragement. Just one little zero is all it will take!!
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littlemama Premium
Could you scroll down to our convo below? I had some questions for you. :)
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sporkypie Premium
Sure, np!
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JoshEllery Premium
you are making great progress and I'm happy for you. Congratulations for your success:)
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!!
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DeeDee289 Premium
Wow, congrats! that is awesome :) Can you provide a link so I can see how your Adsense ads look on your website?
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sporkypie Premium
Sure, I'll PM you
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laurenjean Premium
Wow! Well done Stephanie! You are rocking. And you only joined WA in Feb this year - super impressed!
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sporkypie Premium
thank you :)
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dalwhu Premium
That’s Awesome and inspiring!! Congratulations on your success!

Darren
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sporkypie Premium
thank!!
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SuzaMarie Premium
Congrats! Thanks for sharing.
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sporkypie Premium
thanks for commenting!
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Donro Premium
Congratulations.

Most encouraging. We must keep at it.

Thanks.
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sporkypie Premium
thank you, I agree!
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jvranjes Premium
"By three" will imply three times more work as well. This aside, you are doing well with adsense. Would it be possible to know the daily traffic you have, just for comparison and for reference?
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sporkypie Premium
Sure- I posted screenshots of my traffic further down in the comments.
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jvranjes Premium
Thank you. Can you say something about the position of ads in the post, and how many? I have them on the top and on the bottom. They do not perform as good as yours.
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sporkypie Premium
I have two in the sidebar, and one at the top of the ad and one at the bottom. I also have one or two in the body of the ad. I suppress them on some pages but not all...so on pages they appear, 4-6 show up?
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jvranjes Premium
OK, I understand. This looks too many, but they generate income so this is what counts. I assume you are using Ad Insterter plugin for such option like suppressing it.
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sporkypie Premium
Yeah, I'm using Easy Plugin for Adsense.
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alexander11 Premium
That is wonderful on your success and congratulations!
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LouisaB Premium
Congrats to you! Keep going!
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!
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Valty Premium
Hi
congratulations, these stories motivate me
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sporkypie Premium
awesome, me too!!
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Phil-58 Premium
well done and congrats
that's great news and as you say yourself....all you need do is to sacle this up a level or two and you are on your way
continued success
Cheers PB
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sporkypie Premium
thank you! What do you mean by scale up, just multiply the income?
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Phil-58 Premium
yes...exactly
cheers PB
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MichaelWebb Premium
Hi, I'm going to blog about picture framing OK.
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MichaelWebb Premium
Hi, that gives me some reason to get on and do some work I was(down in the dumps).
Michael
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sporkypie Premium
onward and forward!!!
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RichBrennan Premium
Well done - onwards and upwards :-)
Cheers
Rich
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sporkypie Premium
thank you Rich!
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DebbieRose Premium
Impressive. Always great to hear about other's success. Congratulations.
Debbie
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sporkypie Premium
Thank you!
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Fleeky Premium
Wow!
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sporkypie Premium
I felt the same way!
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Fleeky Premium
:-D
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LakeyaM Premium
That's definitely motivation
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sporkypie Premium
great!!
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jbatters Premium
You inspire me. Thank You
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sporkypie Premium
Thank you :)
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jbatters Premium
No, Thank You
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sarutobi Premium
You're doing really good here congrats. Is this a niche website?
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sporkypie Premium
Yup, it's a hair loss website.
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Googlmans Premium
Congrats!
Good work :)
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!!
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mrronnie Premium
Nice work!

Keep it up and I'm sure you'll be making at least $1k/month by your first anniversary with WA ;)
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sporkypie Premium
I hope so, thank you!
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Sporkypie,
Congratulate you on seeing online income in 9 months with WA teaching and community. I salivate and droop with admiration and respect, not envy. I will work hard to follow your steps of effort. So, may I have the name of your website for study and analysis? Please disclose your key points of effort to reach current success.

Besides, welcome to look into my 36-day baby site - www.ebettercare.com, and see how you may comment and suggest so to push it into its supposed orbit of E-marketing circle.

Best to your success,


James
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sporkypie Premium
Thanks James!
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Urolin1981 Premium
Welcome, That is it. Thank you.
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CraigW315 Premium
Awesome! Good for you. I hope that continues to grow and grow....
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!
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arodhutchins Premium
That's great to hear! Keep up the awesome work!
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!
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SBotwe Premium
You Rock friend. Wishing you all the best.
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sporkypie Premium
awww thanks! We all rock!!!!
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MKearns Premium
A perfect success story for us all to follow Stephanie!
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sporkypie Premium
I just hope it keeps growing!
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ugns001 Premium
wonderful, what an inspiring success! congratulations.
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sporkypie Premium
Thank you :)
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mickeyb123 Premium
Congratulation and here's hoping for 10 times this each and every month.
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sporkypie Premium
You and me both!!
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dylanrieger Premium
Congrats!
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sporkypie Premium
thanks!!
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elores Premium
Hi Stephanie,
Congrats. Keep up the good work.
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!!
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TrishaDawn19 Premium
Congratulations!!!
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!
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Marketeer1 Premium
Hi Stephanie, here's to living high on the hog :) Congrats on some great figures..long may it continue and increase.
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sporkypie Premium
thank you :) :)
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NickSkellern Premium
Fantastic ! Really demonstrates this really works. Congratulations.
Nick
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sporkypie Premium
it works if you work it!!
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ioulia Premium
It is so encouraging to see posts like yours! Congratulations and thank you for sharing!
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!
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mybiz4u Premium
Awesome, congrats and continued success.
M
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!
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littlemama Premium
Wow! This is amazing to see, great job in Oct for hustling! Your site must be getting great traffic earning that much in Adsense, do you put it in every post or just one main spot?

Very great results and glad you are sharing with the community! :)
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sporkypie Premium
Thanks! I'm getting good traffic, and my site is borderline ugly with ads. I have two in the sidebar and one that appears above the heading, and at least one below. There isn't a limit on how many ads you can have now (used to be 3 per page, I think). I could add more but I think that would take away from affiliate commissions.
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sporkypie Premium
here are screenshots from analytics
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littlemama Premium
Wow, your traffic is amazing!! 90% organic?! I'm at 76% so I guess I have some ways to go. How old is our site?

That's what I struggle with too, how many to put, I only put one on my side bar... and I only put it in posts that don't have affiliate sales... gosh, maybe I'm missing out! LOL
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littlemama Premium
Do you have a plug-in to place your ad units or do you do it manually?
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sporkypie Premium
I started this site in March of this year. I feel extremely lucky that some of my keywords ranked so fast. I definitely have slid away from some of the good advice about keeping your site neat/clean and not too salesy. I might be too greedy, but it seems to be still working. If I see a sharp decline in traffic I'll have to prune out some of the affiliate stuff for sure.
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sporkypie Premium
I use Easy Adsense for the adsense.
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adreyna Premium
Congratulations! Wish you continued success.
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!
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AbdullahAli Premium
Congratulation
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sporkypie Premium
thank you!
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RTownsel Premium
Thanks for sharing!
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sporkypie Premium
thanks!!
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EddySalomon Premium
Aren’t you happy that you followed my advice about getting back on the horse. Lol
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sporkypie Premium
YES. I needed that kick in the pants!
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EddySalomon Premium
We all do.
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sgreenb7 Premium
Great to hear! Hopefully I’ll be there soon and you’ll be making even more!
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sporkypie Premium
Thank you! The money is out there, we all just have to reach out and grab it!
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