Back in November 2006, I was sitting in front of my computer and doing something of high importance.
I didn’t know back then how it would turn out. So, I innocently clicked the “publish” button for the very first time on November 15th 2006 at 10:45 am. This post was more than ordinary, it sucked. On top of that, my English writing skills were horrible too. But there was more to come from The Financial Blogger…
This simple motion created a huge mushroom effect and has resulted in a 1,337 posts blog with 10,143 comments, 982,418 visits and (most importantly) $271,202.34 made online, so far!!! (from March 2008 to October 2011)
But back in 2006, my blog was nothing. Nothing more than some kind of a bet to prove to my friend that I was able to keep up with steady work and was worthy to partner with.
He had doubts.
I actually can’t blame him as many people fail online everyday .
He thought I was no different than the others asking him to partner with him, a proven online mogul.
He asked me to blindly follow him. To open my first site and to start writing. He wanted me to learn the hard way.
What’s the hard way? It’s when you check out your Analytics at the end of the day and you have 4 visits… 3 of them coming from your own computer and 1 coming from a spambot.
The hard way is to write for 6 months before hitting your first day with 100+ visits. Waiting 2 years before making any kind of money. You read that right, I had to write 397 articles before I cashed my first online dollar.
It’s funny how it seems easy now to make $10,000 in a month from my online business right? I guess you read my blog income report  thinking that you would be able to do it if you had access to the same network. I guess this is why it is so important to remember how it all started:
With faith and passion and NO INCOME!
That’s all you need (oh… and LOTS of patience!). Today, there is a lot more competition but there are lots of resources as well. I see “young” bloggers succeeding much faster than I did and often stop at one point because they are burned out. Because blogging ain’t that easy and requires a lot of willpower to keep going. But I’m sure you can do it ;-).
Dude, Where’s the iPad Giveaway?
Nope, it wasn’t just a catchy title, I’m definitely giving an iPad to one of you 😉
How can you win? It’s pretty easy:
You must be a newsletter subscriber at the time of the draw (December 1st)
You can sign-up here:
25 Entries for telling me what is your favorite post on TFB. Here are a few suggestions:
How I Buy Blogs 
10 Entries for telling me what you like best about TFB
25 Entries for Retweeting: TFB 5th Anniversary iPad Giveaway @financialblogr http://bit.ly/vbJfH9
I can’t wait to read your comments!!!
You have until December 1st to participate.
BONUS: I lied to You, I’m giving away TWO iPADS!
There is another giveaway at The Dividend Guy Blog 
Make sure to participate in both!