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Now I’m wealthy… yeah, sure…

September 27, 2004, 4:23 PM

I got a check regarding the Web site today from Overture, a search engine. A whole $3.89. I think I can retire now. Or not.

What’s funny about it is that I have no idea where this came from. Overture is now part of Yahoo, but Yahoo is not the source. I remember when I first joined various affiliate programs in 2000 that Yahoo was one that didn’t have an affiliate program and I noticed how strange that was. I also don’t recall what Overture’s predecessor company was. That would help a lot, since I probably registered for a predecessor’s affiliate program way back in 2000 when I did a bunch of those.

I remember that much of those affiliate programs bit the dust later on, in 2001 or so, with the so-called “dot-bomb” where all kinds of internet businesses died, and the market for online advertising took a nosedive. That was a pity. A number of the affiliate programs I was in discontinued their programs outright. Losing AltaVista’s affiliate program was particularly painful, since it was lucrative.

Still, I have a check for three bucks, which I find amusing. Must be a payment for something I had on my site at some point.

Web site: Overture, the payer of the three bucks

Song: The song that the "Boobah" dolls play when you squeeze them

Quote: Wonder where this came from...

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