I've been a member of Newswine since February of 2006. Each month for nearly four years, I've earned money for participating in and contributing to the Newsvine community. Just imagine the haul I've made in that time! I don't want to brag, but many of you would be quite jealous to discover the extent of my earnings.
In today's economy, additional income is certainly welcome and appreciated. When I see that monthly earnings report, my imagination goes wild. I wonder. I dream. What sorts of fantastic treasures might I purchase?
The holidays have a way of making one nostalgic. I took a look back at some of the objects of my desire.
9/26/06 $1.10August Distribution
Gosh! $1.10! Let’s go shopping! With a little planning, you can add some pizazz to your holiday table. What family wouldn’t love one of these little beauties?! Come on! It’s sterling silver! It's bound to make that standing rib roast taste even more scrumptious. Destined to become a cherished family heirloom. The bidding starts at $.99, so I have plenty of money to spare if someone doesn’t swoop in and outbid me and crush my dream.
6/17/07 $10.78 April Distribution
Can you believe this?! It’s like winning the lottery. What else screams “class” like a "Make Out with Me" mistletoe headband? Well, I can’t think of anything. There's something special about kissing your family members, right? I'll be the talk of the party! At only $8.00, I can still afford an ice-cold bottle of Zima pineapple-citrus. Life is good, eh?
3/20/08 $36.85 January Distribution
Sometimes you have a huge month on Newsvine. You realize that all that cash is there for the taking. You just have to reach out and grab it. Hey, a girl has dreams. Newsvine may as well help me fulfill them. I am very grateful for the massive amounts of free cash I receive. I thank the one above for it every day. In fact, I used my Newsvine earnings to pay homage to the supernatural creator. R’Amen!
The economy has taken a turn for the worse. You have two choices. You can whine & snivel about it, or you can help out the good old U.S. of A. by pumping money back into the economy. I have chosen to help America by investing my hard-earned cash into the very essence of out great nation. Yes, that means hand-made crafts. It means hand-made crafts sold from someone’s basement. It means hand-made crafts sold from someone’s basement in your neighborhood. What do I know? It could be you.
Giving back is what it’s all about. Sure, I receive some baubles, but I also get the satisfaction of knowing I’ve helped out another human being. Damn, that feels good!
I’m saving up for some items on my Newsvine earnings wish list.
When you're agonizing over that perfect gift, remember that there are some talented people out there who can benefit from your support. Plus, imaging the look on your gift recipient's face when you give them that little something special. Knowing that you've put your Newsvine earnings to good use should give you the warm fuzzies. Work hard and you too can pull down some major cash that will surely make you or someone you love very, very happy.
Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah. Happy Kwanzaa. Happy Holidays.