The other day I began going through some old files. I found records of some of my first sales before I started writing novels (I think this is just a link, but it's a public page, so you should be able to see it). Note the $2.40. I don't quite remember what $2.40 bought back then, but I guess smiles (mine) were still free, so it was all good.
Note: this was supposed to be a longer post, but Blogger appears to have cut off some of what I originally wrote, so I'll just save that for another day.