Are you referring to people who earn money from doing web development or from running their own sites?
I've been earning online for over 7 years and unfortunately I can't remember my first earnings. The only thing I can remember is that it was delivered to me via paypal and not check.
I think it was also from a ppc search engine and was only a few dollars. I don't really work with small ppc search engines anymore due to what's happened in that industry. It's a shame how it's gone.
$65 web hosting referral - I was quite pleasantly surprised.
The initial enthusiasm faded away a bit though once I realised how much I would keep after the deduction of the bank fees (cheque) and the Dollar/Euro conversion.
$9 for the first day I used adsense on an existing site I had. Build it and they will come....
website design for small companies from my town.. usually 100-150$/website. my latest project was fully designed in flash for a rent-a-car company... i've received $350 for it.. so it's pretty good. in other domains... i've earned at the beginning few money with Adsense... like 5-10$ in first months, but nowadays i'm over $100/month.
Just got my very first paycheck for online activities for the last week in September - $297
I'm up to $1937.68 for Oct. so far (might reach $2500), but I won't see it until this time next month..
I'm shooting for $4k next month.
135 pounds is my first earning.
I just received my first adsense payment of $115.xx. I launched my first site in March, starting actively writing news/blog posts in July, hit the front page of Slashdot in August, and made most of that in a 2-day period.
$3,175 first "month" of actual affiliate marketing. Haven't looked back since. That was nearly five years ago
My first month "really" affiliate marketing was pushing some Casino stuff. That was awesome
2$ from adsense
about a $200 first month.. an that was last summer