First time getting paid for something online

Over the years, I’ve tried many different ways to make money online.  Most of them illegal.  around ’97 I started with a scam where I signed up for a advertising system, and with a bunch of other people we would all each day go to a site with all our banners, and click on every one of them.  Everything was going good until they cracked down on click fraud, and killed our accounts.  They never sent us any money.  Then there was allAdvantage.com that put up ads on my computer to look at and paid me just to have them on my screen all the time.  Some people made thousands from them, but they weren’t making any themselves, and soon shut down.
 
More recently in the last 2 years I’ve signed up for Google ads, and in 2 years, my account is now at $41, but it has to reach $100 before they’ll actually send me the money.
 
Today, I’m happy to announce that I’ve made $10, and it was actually paid to me.  Years of working on the internet has finally paid off!