In re-blogging this post – My First Dollar — Kimberlee K., original post – https://kimberleek.com/2020/03/12/my-first-dollar/, I remember my parents did something similar when they started separate businesses. Back then, you usually got paid in cash most of the time. When Dad started his carpentry/contractor business, he kept the first dollar made from it. Likewise, when Mom started her white elephant shop, she kept the first dollar from it and hung it in the shop behind the counter. Back then, it was a big deal for people at different levels to have the first dollar they had made.
It’s not something I see as popular today, but some people still keep the first dollar, or whatever currency they receive, they made. With so many pa yrolls being direct deposit or paid by checks, it can still be done. Go to your financial institution and withdraw from your account $1, 1 GBP, 1 Euro, etc. after you receive your first payment from your employer.
The main reason I re-blogged her post was to share in her excitement. When you first start out, be it a blog, vlog, or some other business, it’s best to enjoy the early successes when they come. It can keep you grounded. I know some bloggers who have 10,000+ Followers, over 1 million views, or other major milestones. Many of them remember back when they first started out and were struggling. In some cases, they do what I do with sharing or re-blogging other people’s successes.
It will be a while, but I plan on doing something similar when I hit my first dollar after I upgrade to a paid account. Based on other bloggers’ comments, I don’t expect to see the ads to pay for what I will be spending for several years at the earliest. They may never pay for the yearly cost. I hope to never reach the point where I forget the early successes. I also thank the Lord for all He does to help me out.