Random Ramblings

And the days not even done yet!

So I got up at 6:30am this morning! Before you get real impressed with me, I didn’t get up on my own, I actually had to drive Kathy to the airport so that’s why I got up. She’ll be in Phoenix, Arizona until Friday for work.

But on a good note….the “old” Carey would have came home and went back to bed but noooooooo way, not the new and improved Carey! I feel like I got so much done already and the day’s not even half over.

We incorporated our ATM biz late last month, we’re an LLC. So this morning I filed for an EIN. This afternoon when I take Brandon to open his accounts, I’m going to change our atm biz accounts to reflect our new LLC name

I also followed up with some potential sites for atm’s. No yes’s yet, but that’s ok. One guy didn’t say no, he just asked for information (because I was speaking with another guy at the hotel but he no longer works there.) And then I followed up with a hotel that we already have and made sure it was ok to use him as a reference and asked him if he knew of any other hotels that are in need of an atm. He said to forward me the info and he’ll pass it along to his chains network! He’s just happy that we’re not taking the atm out (they had an atm there before and the folks moved it out due to low traffic volume.) I mean we don’t get anything great from the location but we get about $80 to $100 a month. It’s positive income so it’s good ’nuff for us!

The reason we’re looking for another site to place our atm is because we have 1 atm that is still in the warehouse that we bought that’s waiting to be placed. Just a word of advice: don’t buy a machine until you have a confirmed place to put it…and yes, EVEN if the machines are on sale! That’s why we got this machine because they were on sale……ughhh. But it’s all good, we’ll place it soon enough.

I also sent my tenants their water/sewer bill. And dropped off Brandon’s xmas laptop to his uncle so he could load up Microsoft Office 7 on there.

Ohhhh and this has nothing to do with today but I got my first sale EVERRRRR of my Gay and Lesbian Wedding Planning: The Frugal Guide to Saving Thousands on Your Special Day! I’ve had them on my Gay Marriage website foreverrrrr and never got any sales. This was my first one and I’m just thrilled with it. It’s only $27 but I don’t know about you guys, but when you get someone that you don’t know anything about nor do you know where they live, etc. and they buy something from you online and actually GIVE YOU MONEY….well it’s a pretty darn good feeling.

Along with that, I’ve been doing ok with affiliate sales this month and last month. I sell other folks ebooks, courses, etc. Plus, I have a dating website which is called BBW for Dating. And I’ve been getting some money in there as well (I always make a lil bit per month from the dating site.)

Plus, I’ve changed my adsense around and you’ll learn why in upcoming posts (look for the upcoming Joel Comm post.) So I’m hoping that picks up. Here’s the disgraceful news about my adsense so far…I’ve done it for 1yr. and 1 month and I’m just at $74 in commission! Still haven’t even made enough to get a check yet! Ouch! So hopefully the new changes will change that.

Also on that note…I was reading the #1 Google Adsense tip from Smart Passive Income and he says his #1 adsense tip is not to use adsense at all! He recommends just calling up folks that you know advertise with adsense/adwords and ask them to buy ads directly on your site. And I gotta tell you that he’s right! I mean I got that tip before from Gary Vaynerchuk and he actually video taped himself seeing who to call that showed up on google and he called them and asked if they wanted to advertise on his site (his main site is a wine site.) After watching that video of him I did the same thing for my gay marriage site….and within a day or 2 of hardly doing anything..I actually emailed folks I made $360! I got 2 lawyers to advertise on my site. Sooo the money is there to be made if you go out there and DO IT!

Ok enough rambling…I got some stuff to do.

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4 replies on “And the days not even done yet!”

Hey Carey-

Speaking of Adsense…. they cancelled my account on my old blog for no apparent reason. I was making decent money with it, and one day I woke up and they sent me an email saying my account was closed because of suspicious activity. Or something like that.


Well that’s really odd Steph. Did you email them and say WTF??? I know you had to have…what did they say?

I usually think that the suspicious activity thing means they think you’re clicking the links on your blog yourself. I wonder why they thought that? That’s fkd up.

So do you not have one now or do you? I think it’s totally more profitable to get your own advertisers but it’s like it’s extra money ya know?

I actually never even emailed them.

I don’t think it would have done much good. I was so pissed, though, because I was starting to make some extra cash with it. Oh well.

I think I can get a new account now that I have a new domain name, but I don’t know where I would put the ads on my blog. Maybe I should try it out just to see.

You’re prob right that it wouldn’t have done much good.

I hope you can get a new account with the new site tho. Let me know how it works.

As far as where to put it on your blog. Well when Joel Comm was speaking at the Passive Income Opportunity seminar he mentioned the best placement for adsense and the best color format.

Placement wise he said never have them on the right hand side of your blog like on any of the sidebars and don’t have them in the header section of your blog either. He said people already know that’s where folks put their ads so they ignore them.

He said to get the best results with adsense you’re going to want to put them a) within the content of your posts (I’m doing that but I have to figure out how to get it to line up better. I kinda want my post to wrap around the adsense, but gotta figure that one out. I probably need to do a table or some shit.) and b) have a horizontal one 700 or something by 15 above your posts but NOT as the headline or as the header.

I hope that made sense. I even started incorporating them like that on my gay marriage website and well I haven’t done it for that long to really scope out the results yet. But I’ll keep you updated as far as if this placement is getting better placement then the “norm” of placement. I hope that makes sense.

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