I'm from Bosnia and I started IM about 8-9 months ago. First thing I tried was adfly and after almost two months of hard work I managed to earn almost 11.00 $ even if I had really good traffic on my wordpress.com blog (the sport related blog that will later become crucial for my earnings)
Two months of my life I'll never be able to get back
Then I decided to buy hosting and domain and apply for adsense. I did it and I made my first "real website" (health related - it looked like shit and it still does ) and got approved into adsense. I worked 2 more months and earned 9 Euros . For two months I was online about 16 hours a day. My family (my
wife, sister, mother and father) were, let's say it this way: not supportive Actually, they were making fun of me all the time, but I didn't gave up.
I bought another domain and made another sport related site (similar to my blog) and put adsense on it. Since my blog(mentioned at the beggining) was in top 5 on Google for couple of pretty popular keywords(bosnian lang.) I decided to link that blog to my new sport website. After I did that, my adsense stats started to improve. I can't describe how happy I was when I hit my first 5 Eur/day! I was thinking 5 Eur x 30 days=150 Eur: WOW! because that's half of my monthly salary and I was getting it on almost on autopilot. Life standard in Bosnia is low (pack of Marlboro Cigarettes=2 Euros, Beer in exclusive restaurant about 1,5 - 2,5 Eur etc...) so getting extra 150 Eur per month is actually very good.
After the end of the month I actually had about 250 Eur in my adsense and I was waiting for payment. I told that to my family and they were still laughing their ass of. I got the first check, they were still skeptical and telling me: "You're losing your time trying that crap, there is no bank that will take that check". And then, I got my money. All of them,except my father (60 yo), were amazed and they couldn't believe that somebody pays to someone just because somebody(again) clicked on some stupid AD. Second payment was even bigger (350) than my monthly salary.
At the end of this month I'll get another (4th) check (500 EUR) and I can't wait to see expression on their face when I get the money. . Maybe these earnings are ridiculous for some of you, but here in Bosnia, I can take me and my wife (even if she doesn't deserve it, because of lack of support) to great vacation for that sum of money.
One time my sister told me: "You're just like grandfather, he's always trying to start some bussines, and always ends up losing money", I think that was a sentence that have the most influence on my motivation.
And my father...he's still the same. Even if I get my checks and cash regulary, he keeps saying: "Don't call me asking for help when SIPA (like FBI in US) knocks on your door" LoL, he still thinks adsense is illegal He can't understand that somebody pays for the "crap I'm doing on the Internet".
Now I started CPA and that's going pretty well. On daily basis I earn about 30$ (adsense and cpa combined). 30$ x 30 days= 900$ - just to compare, in Bosnia, a medical doctor specialist with 20 years of working expirience have monthly salary of 1000$ (I know because I work full time in health institution).
So I want to thank to BHW for all methods I learned here, and also my family (LMAO) for motivation. I know I would give up after 4 months if they weren't mocking me.
It's funny what person can do when everybody is making fool of him.
My goal now is 100$+ a day, and I swear to God, I will not stop until I reach it.
Thanks for reading, I hope I wasn't too boring, I just wanted you to know, no matter how many times you fail, you have to keep trying, because eventually, YOU WILL SUCCED!