So as I began explaining in my last post, I have went out and purchased a domain for this blog, finally.
It was something I was a bit hesitant to do at first for a couple reasons.
1. It costs money, and my main goal when I started this blog, was to make money without spending money.
2. I have absolutely no experience what so ever when it comes to buying and setting up domains, etc. So not my forte! Hence the reason, I went with creating a free blog at blogger.com.
But after doing a lot of reading and research, and after posting so much good information on this blog, and recently building it up to a PR1 blog, it just seemed like too much of a risk to me to think that it could be lost in an instant! I put alot of hard work into this blog, and so I decided to take the steps necessary to secure it. I consider this blog to be an asset to me, so I saw the “cost” of the domain, as just a small investment or sacrifice on my part. Now don’t get me wrong, you still do not NEED to spend money to make money online! This was just a personal decision on my part.
As for the reason I say “cost” in quotations, the domain cost me $7.69 for an entire year! Now come on, I spend more than that.. way more than that actually, on junk food! LOL.
Besides, I’ve already made more than enough money online to cover those costs, so it’s technically, not money out of my own pockets.
Here’s a screenshot of my receipt.
As for the second reason why I didn’t want to purchase a domain, I’ve gotten some really good step by step help from a great friend of mine that I met through Cashcrate! Thanks briguy! He was patient enough to go through the details step by step with me!
But for anyone not fortunate enough to have briguy as your friend, here’s a great link I found that also has step by step instructions to help you set up your own domain on a blogger blog.
As for earnings this month? I’m doing pretty good for it only being 7 days down in the month. Here’s how it adds up so far..
That’s not bad at all! In fact, I can already cash in for a $5 gift card from Amazon.com with my swagbucks! But if you know me, I always save up for even better prizes.. so I’m going for a giftcard of a little higher value! But that sure added up fast didn’t it? I just joined like less than a month ago. I must say, the rewards sure make using a search engine fun! Might be even better than Google! Sign up at Swagbucks.com to start searching your way to prizes and gift cards online!
Well this update is long enough as it is, so I’m going to take a shower and head to bed now. Goodnight people!