JillMurray.com is the 967,044 most popular site on
In order to capitalize on my overwhelming popularity. I’ve added ads. It’s very exciting. So far I’ve raised $0.15 just by clicking on them myself to see if I installed them right.
And that’s not all. I have big dreams. I’m hoping to make it as high as 966,999.
I’m planning to reach my goal in a couple of ways.
- Find out how the heck Technorati ranks sites. I think I have to suck up to recognized bloggers and get them to link to me or something. Something about becoming “relevant.” Yawn.
- While waiting for sucking up to kick in, I’m trying out some text ad campaigns to get my page views up and maybe generate some name recognition so that when I do suck up, people think that maybe they know me already.
This may all seem kind of sudden, but it actually evolved quite organically. Last week I had a really bad day, and I went out and bought myself a lottery ticket to see if it could get any better. And you know what? I won $4. So I got another lottery ticket. And I won nothing. And then I realized if I were to spend $4 a week on ads for my web site instead, why I could generate my own cash for life programme, right from my desktop. Here’s a sample of what I can do if I can get this web site to generate more and more cash over time.
- $1.05/week: 3 Fuzzy Peach candies EVERY DAY. Not that I eat those, so I’ll probably buy a thing of dried apricots, which is actually a buck or two more expensive, so I’ll just eat one.
- $5.25/week: A coffee and copy of the Saturday paper with the TV guide in it, except that I don’t have cable and it’s not that hard to remember what’s on 2 channels, and I can look it up online anyway.
- $26.25/week: Basic cable, and I can still afford the paper, almost.
- $131.25/week: That’s a shoe allowance, baby.
- $656.25/week: Basic cable, shoes and rent.
- $3281.25/week: I’m thinking some giant gold-plated vases, a merry go round, and some giraffes and penguins for the front lawn. Lions and tigers for the back. And maybe a safe room. Yeah, a titanium-lined safe room. With a fridge.
I told my mom I was adding a “donate” button to the web site.
MOM: For what?
ME: For so people can donate if they want to.
MOM: Why would they do that?
ME: To support the web site.
MOM: And do you think it’s likely that many people will do that?
But “unlikely” is like a huge step up from “impossible.” So I’m removing that barrier. As The Large White Mocha would say: Thank you Mom, if that is your real name.
Too bad I don’t have one of those rising thermometer graphic thingmies.