Tuesday, 13 December 2011

There Is A Fortune To Be Made In Advertising. Yeah Right!

See saw, marjory daw,
Johnny shall have a new master,
He shall earn a penny a day,
Because he can't work any faster.

A penny a day! That is what I am earning from having ads on my blog. It's only a week since the penny a day earnings began, up until then I was earning a penny only occasionally. It must have something to do with the number of readers I have.

Since I began this new hobby of blogging last March I have amassed the huge sum of £7.35p from advertising. That's from the google adsense ones. At least I think it is. The other ads I run are from..  Oh blimey, I can't remember where they originate!

Anyway I don't have a clue how much I am earning from them. If there is a way of finding out, I haven't found it yet.

Maybe they are doing well. Maybe there is a pile of money just waiting for me to claim it. I just remembered they are called 'adgitise'. I think they are called adgitise. Not sure. If anyone from a company by that name is reading this, please get in touch.

I looked it up, they are called Adgitize.

Please don't think I'm complaining about my lack of ad revenue. In fact I get a kick out of watching the money growing, even at it's present snails pace. Sometimes the money leaps up a bit, and that is so exciting. Once, completely unexpectedly, the earnings rose by £1.33p in one day! How exciting is that? Somebody must have clicked on an advert several times to make that happen. Hey! What you looking at me like that for?

If I remember correctly, Google send a cheque when the total reaches £50.00. So I am in a high state of anticipation, as I wait for the year 2020 to come. I shall only be 74 years old then. I might throw a wild party! No hang on! No might about it. I will throw a wild party! I shall spend most of the £50.00 on women and drink, and just squander the rest! What a night that is going to be!


Some of you have said how nice the header photo is. It is taken in the house. It took a lot of photos before I got it to look this nice. I put the camera on the setting used for fireworks, and had to hold the camera steady by using a chair back as I don't have a tripod. I was really pleased with the result.

Tricia and my extremely handsome son George are responsible for decorating the tree, and the house, for Christmas. My job is to bring the tree in and cut it to fit under the low ceiling. They always get a tree that is too tall for the little house.

I don't help with decorating it at all. All I do, apparently, is make unhelpful suggestions and generally get in the way! Oh is that right? Then perhaps they would explain to me who it is, that has to risk life and limb, finding out which fuse the Christmas tree lights have blown this year. Who is it that has to test each bulb individually, trying to find the short circuit? Yes that's right it is me!

Electrician, plumber, wood cutter, firewood provider, pet minder. Just some of the things I do around here. I'm not complaining though, it is a pleasure. I wouldn't want it any other way.

Amazing to think that I do it all on a penny a day!


  1. I hope your advertising riches continue to grow faster every day. It's really a shame that these companies lead a blogger to believe that there is going to be a large profit. As far as your Christmas efforts, aren't you just the gem?

  2. Yes, I love the top picture too. Sure makes your house looks cosy and comfy and I am sure it IS cosy and comfortable. Nice shot, the perfert angle. Happy blogging to you.

  3. Yes I did wear an orange fluoro jacket and waved a red flag. Most exciting and a great sense of power. It's great that you can make such a wonderful little earner from the comfort of your computer seat. Now you just have to wait for the money to come rolling in.

  4. I meant to ask you about the advertising lark... I don't think I'll bother now. Anyway my blog isn't set up for decent advertising. I still love that header.

  5. Well this answers my question of putting ads on. LOL That is hilarious. Well I must say your pound is worth more than my looney :).
    I love the header the decorating people sure are
    You make me laugh thanks for that. Merry Christmas if I don't get back. Have a pint on New Years cash in some of that wealth in waiting.

  6. If we club together in 2020 we will have £100 to spend, hmm we would maybe be able to afford a crate of Tennents.

  7. I've never bothered to do any kind of advertising on my blog whatsoever. After reading about your riches though I'm tempted to start.
    I think that Tricia and your handsome son George did an excellent job decorating.

  8. Your blog made me smile. Nice work in all areas, you talented man you.

  9. I was just looking hard at the tree in your header and thinking haw well you have decorated it ....for a man! Now you've burst my bubble. Lovely header pic though. Getting the lights 'just right'in a photo, is no mean feat. Congratulations. Maa

  10. Yes, we are sure not getting rich quick by blogging. I, too, love that header pic. It's really nostalgic.

  11. The header image is indeed really beautiful, it has such a cosy feeling to it. I've heard that many bloggers make a lot of bucks by just blogging! Congratulations on your blogging pay! :)

  12. Kudos to the decorating team and especially the one who cut down that lovely tree. You all did a splendid job and in our homenit's not Christmas without a life tree either. Seems like we are missing out on amassing a "great" fortune by not having ads on our blog, but then think of the taxes to pay! Wishing you a very Happy Christmas!