For the entire year of 2011 I realized profits of $12.83 cents from Amazon. (Thanks, daughter) Well, I thought, 48,000 blog visits and $12.83 in profits. Not very impressive, I surmised.
Well, says, me. Perhaps I can cover the cost of my internet fee by placing a PayPal Donate logo, linked to my PayPal account.
Surprise! On the very first day of placing the PayPal widget , some fellow from Phoenix was nice enough to donate $2.00! Wow! Says, I. At this rate perhaps I can fund both my internet fee and have enough to pay for my coffee fund!
Alas, it was not to be. That initial $2.00 PayPal donation was the ONLY donation I have ever received for the 200 plus blogs written since I graced my home page with that little gold square.
Having grasped basic math in 3rd grade, I can now deduct that I am being paid 1 cent per blog, based on that one single $2.00 donation.
Thus, I am being paid one cent per blog for "giving my two cents" to my 200 daily readers.
You people are cheap.
Now let me get back to doing my taxes; I've got to figure out how I report $14.83 cents in "miscellaneous income".