Money in Blogging - What am I doing with my Earnings?

Written on 7:31 PM by Mai

this post was inspired by my Big Bro MichaelWong's comment on my kookaboo blog few days ago. It started when I commented on his blog and mentioned that I am busy these past few days and sharing that i am doing a bit well on making money online.

@hey sis, thanks for stopping by. I updated my blogroll with all your new links. Keep them coming. I'll add as many as you have because 1) i love link exchanges 2) you're a wonderful person. WOW! You have been crazy busy and I am so happy to hear that blogging and posting has been paying off nicely for you. So what do you do with the money? Do you go shopping? Do you spend it on fancy gadgets? Most of my money is spent on restaurants and clothes. I really should start saving. I'm going to start making the rounds at your other blogs and learn something. Cheers and keep smiling smiley. -mw38

hmmm... what do I actually do with my earnings??? Honestly as far as I remember, when I started earning online for the first few months, I just did nothing... I want to save this money, that's the very thing that's stuck on my head.

But after few months again, I just realized that I'm earning a bit well and I must enjoy and reward my self for the hard work, so I started to withdraw from my account. I don't know the exact date on which I started to withdraw from my account but thanks to Paypal that they have this history on which you can view your account activity up from your very first earnings up to now. I receive all my earnings from Paypal. So if you are planning to work online, better sign up in Paypal now!

According to my Paypal history, I got my very first payment on Feb. 7, 2008 which is $44.40 USD. Then it was on May 16, 2008 when I started to withdraw. From February up to May, I had $369.70 on my Paypal account. But I just withdraw $180 from it, haha... I'm afraid that I could spend all of it so I just get the half from it.

So what did I do? I ate outside with my friends, I treat them of course, buy some clothes... some make ups?? haha... but I'm really careful not to spend so much.

At present, I have more money of course, I will share the details on my next posts, on how much I have on my account now and others. And now that I have more money, I spend most of them buying some groceries for our house, some clothes, foot wear, and treating my family and friends outside. Actually I'm spending more for others than for my self, I just don't know but it's what I am, kindhearted and very giving...*ehem. :D

I think twice and even thrice before I buy myself something but when others are in need I don't think twice to be able to help them. For me I've spend a lot already but I still have more on my account. So I'm still thinking of my plans in the future on where should I spend this money, wisely... Fancy Gadgets? No Big Bro, I just had my laptop (my moms gift for passing my local board exam) and 2 cellphones. I'm not into gadgets really. :D

I just thought of this: as for my short term goal, next month I would like to customize my laptop through Gmask since my laptop's cover looks bad already, I don't know what happened, it looks like a moist or something, I tried everything to get rid of it but i really can't. That's why I want to put a gmask on the cover, that's around $50-60 I guess... I'm really excited now.. :D

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See my newer post: Money in Blogging - An Introduction

Not Satisfied with your Template??? Go find a Solution..

Written on 2:32 PM by Mai

I find this beautiful template for my Other site Bloom and Shine | Beauty Tips. I really liked its design but there are few things that I don't like about this template. One is that it is not that wide enough, and side bar is actually on the left. I did a little bit of experiment, just try my luck if I could put the side bar on the right side.

How did I change my side bar from left to right:

go to your edit html tab on layouts and find the /*-- (sidebar wrapper) --*/  codes  specifically like this code below: it might be not exactly the same, make sure to preview the outcome of every change after you save.

#sidebar1 {
    float:left; --- change to right! (float:right;)

Then your all set. Preview to make sure it has changed from left to right.

How to make your template more wider.

This is one is a bit difficult. I just did some experimentation to be able to get the right and wanted size of my template. Again I tried to manipulate the codes. I find the URL/Links of the images of the template, edit it in adobe, I made the size wider, from 600+ to 1000, and save in on my own account in photobucket and replace the links with my newly edited images.


Its really difficult and would take much of your time but with your patience and perseverance you can actually find solutions. Just don't be afraid to try for your self, just be careful then you'll succeed. One of my wishes is to have a site of blogger templates, I just learned how to use adobe in editing templates and i think I'm doing well, just a little bit more experience then I can actually make my own template and build a site about it. Can't wait.. hihi...


How to Hide Blog Title and Blog Description

Written on 12:32 AM by Mai

As you can see in this blog's template, it's blog header and description is customized, actually it is an image file, which i made in adobe, I just started learning how to customize header images.

As we bloggers, we know that blog title and description is important for search optimization, title and description tags are one of those that are used by search engines to index your blog. But sometimes we want to make the most out of our templates that we customize our header, and so we must hide the blog title and description to be able to finalize our headers well.

Now, even if you customize your header maybe you'll experience that blog title and its description is still there overlapping on each other. As you can See on the images below, image no. 1 is the original header (has a blog title and description), followed by image 2 which as you can see, header background and blog title are overlapping on each other, and image 3 as all clear, Blog Title and Blog Description is hidden already.

How to Hide Blog Title and Blog Description:

there are two ways that I could share to you: don't forget to back up your template

1. Find this code in your edit html subtab of the layout tab in blogger.
(this may vary, sometimes its " .title h1{ or .title h2{ "

#header h1 {
margin:0 auto 0px;
padding:50px 0px 0px 200px;
font: $pagetitlefont;
text-align: left;
display:none; ◄ ------then insert this line here

display:none; (our code)

this also goes with the subtitle or description
#header .description {
margin-left: 200px;
line-height: 1.2em;
font: $descriptionfont;
color: $descriptioncolor;
text-align: left;
display:none; ◄ ------then insert this line here

2. another way to hide title and description is to change the title's color to match the background.
you can do it, by going to Layouts- then Fonts and Colors sub tab, there you can choose the blog title color and description.

hope it helps
more blogging tips to come...

Money in Blogging - My Introduction

Written on 11:58 PM by Mai

What am I busy about these days? I'm blogging... doing my job, earning for a living.. My friends would ask me sometimes, what are you busy at these days? Blogging again?? Yup, Yeah right... They may have a lot of questions in mind. What is she blogging about? She said she's earning, how was it possible?

Blogging =is equal to= Money! Dollars! :)
"I've been a witness" + "I've experienced it myself"

But how??? Okay okay, to make it short, a good friend, my exboyfriend, i'm dead meat if he was able to read this, nyahaha... he introduced me to blogging, anyways he is a "webmaster" and earns well online, blogging is a part of it. I am also a computer person, i always explore, surf and was easy to learn new things. When he introduced me to blogging, I got interested, this is new... this is fun, and blogging became my past time. For couple of months I just do blogging, writing posts, meeting co-bloggers and all that, trying to explore more... I know, coz my good friend has already told me that i could earn through blogging but at first I was not really interested, maybe a bit but i need more inspiration and courage, coz' i really think that i can't make it.

As i was blog hopping around seeing blogs of few people, I learn that you can really make money through blogging, seeing different posts on how they got hteir first earnings, and seeing those widgets and banners of "Get Paid to Blog" and all that, this motivated me to start learning and doing this type of job. And so I started and doing this until now.

More posts about my blogging journey soon.. :p