Blogger Berpenghasilan Ratusan Juta per Bulan Mike Thomas dan Brett Rutecky
I’m at home sprawled out on my couch in Istanbul, Turkey with a cup of coffee, a glass of apple juice, and various empty cold medicine wrappers scattered around me.
I’ve got the flu. Boo hoo.
But I’m happy because I make money doing what I love.
I wrote my original About me page back in July, 2012, but my “situation” has changed a lot since then.
For those of you who don’t know me I’ll give you a quick intro:
My name is Mike Thomas.
I’m originally from Bangor, Maine, but I’m currently living in Istanbul, Turkey.
Why Istanbul? Long story short, one of the advantages of working from a laptop is that you can travel. In 2008 I went to India for 3 months and then found myself in Turkey. Five years later I’m married to a beautiful Turkish woman and settled down.
I originally started MikeFromMaine.com as a travel blog to keep my family informed about where I was abroad. Unfortunately…or maybe fortunately…in July, 2011 ALL MY WEBSITES got hacked and I had to start over.
Without really thinking about it I started using Mike From Maine as a way to keep track of my spending while building Adsense niche sites. As most of you know, with all the shiny objects out there it can be really easy to spend thousands of dollars and have nothing to show for it.
I put up my first income report in October, 2011 showing both income AND expenses.
Over the course of 2012 I continued building Adsense niche sites and documenting my progress publicly as I built over 600 niche websites.
In June, 2012 I was able to report a profit of over $6,000 creating and flipping Adsense niche sites. It was then that I wrote my Outdated About Me page. It’s an interesting read, but keep in mind that it is indeed outdated.
Things were going well. At the end of June I was able to take a trip home to Maine to visit my family, and even go on a vacation with my girlfriend to the Turkish Mediterranean.