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Adsense Millionaires
Has anyone reached a million yet?
toldan




msg:1342956
 12:33 am on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Many people were successful with Adsense program, earning $x,#*$!.xx figures month after month. Other publishers - those in UPS Club - earn even higher digits $xx,xxx.xx month after month.

First of all, I congratulate everyone for their success with Adsense program. I also congratulate myself for endless hours that I spent designing my website, experimenting with ad placements, enriching content and user experience, etc.

There are many successful publishers on this forum, many of them earning tens of thousands dollars every month. The question is - are there any millionaires?
Has anyone reached a million yet?

 

SpanishWeb




msg:1342986
 1:04 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)


I need 3.333 days to reach my first million (9.1 years).

I make $300 a day at this moment.

bluewidgets




msg:1342987
 1:07 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

"I make $300 a day at this moment. 2
stick it to uor....

alika




msg:1342988
 1:12 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

stick it to uor....

I really find it funny that those who earn pennies cannot even fathom that someone can earn $300 or more from Adsense.

relicx




msg:1342989
 1:20 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I don't feel it does motivate many others

Right, just saying that one makes over a mil/year doesn't do much, but other bigger webmasters could have a lot more information out there, that could allow some determined people to figure out their sites, their subjects, or even just their business models, and who needs extra competition? Getting info from other sources would be easier for them, but why even take a chance?

Unless someone is interested in using this forum to advertise for some reason (like selling some e-book), there simply are not that many good reasons to answer to threads such as this. Bragging rights? Somehow a bunch of geeky guys sitting in front of their computers in their underwear is not my idea of a fan club :)

relicx




msg:1342990
 1:27 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I really find it funny that those who earn pennies cannot even fathom that someone can earn $300 or more from Adsense.

Oh, it's always like this. My theory is that more than 10x of what one currently makes seems unrealistic.

Chris_R




msg:1342991
 1:33 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I know people who for all intents and purposes that are not "real businesses" (work out of their apt) that will make close if not more than that this year.

I know affiliate millionaires.

I know people that have or are making $10K a day doing stuff smiliar to adsense that have no "offices" per say.

It is rare.

Adsense itself - I know less people in this space, but I know several people making 10k+ a month with corporations only set up for legal reasons.

OptiRex




msg:1342992
 1:34 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Somehow a bunch of geeky guys sitting in front of their computers in their underwear is not my idea of a fan club :)

Hehehe...you mean you don't have a Victoria's Secret as your wallpaper:-))

Think about all the webmistresses out there, some very successful ones...

SpanishWeb




msg:1342993
 1:42 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hey, what's funny?
I have my own team and full-time staff to reach 300 a month. To get money doesn't mean to have benefit.

OptiRex




msg:1342994
 3:43 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have my own team and full-time staff to reach 300 a month. To get money doesn't mean to have benefit.

You do not have a very good business model if you require a team of staff to make $300 per month.

There are many here earning that per day, doing part-time in between coffee breaks.

incrediBILL




msg:1342995
 3:58 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I think it's very doable to be an AdSense millionaire in a year as my biggest site only needs 10x more traffic which I keep boosting little by little, especially now that all 3 search engines are cooperating properly ;)

More sites could work too but I can get more tangible results quickly (within a week) just optimizing and leveraging my existing site more and more.

The problem is some very high traffic areas don't get a lot of clicks and some very high click areas don't get a lot of traffic, nor would they ever as certain things are just too much of a niche. When you already rank in the top 10 for those niches you probably have about the best shot anyone has of snaring that traffic so optimizing them further is a dead end road - that's when you just sell ads direct on the pages to squeeze a little more blood out of that turnip.

FYI, certain niches like my wifes site makes a trickle of AdSense but does bang-up business with affiliates.

Anyway, that's fodder for another thread.

SpanishWeb




msg:1342996
 4:00 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)


Ok, we are starting with adsense, our model is not 100% adsense based:
60% is adsense, 40% others (leads, affiliates, special partners, services we offer).

And of course, the more important: My team is not in the USA or Europe, is in a "budget country".

Hobbs




msg:1342997
 4:00 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Did the webmasterworld.com site drop? </gulp>

that could allow some determined people to figure out their sites, their subjects, or even just their business models, and who needs extra competition?

That's an over simplification of how millions are made, topic plays a role, but not as much as traffic.

While topic among other things plays into the earnings per click, given ANY legal topic and millions or even hunders of thouthands of daily unique visitors, you are bound to make it big, one way or the other, AdSense or not..

As for fishing out popular topics, its not that much of an issue, take
Alexa's top 3,000 sites, and start digging..

What makes you millions is the amount of investment you are willing to make
in the right topic, then your commitment to growing your site popularity and
staying on top of popular trends.

I have a feeling some here take it like the jackpot, lucky topic, lucky
traffic, lucky millions, it doesn't work that way, its a lot of work, and
investment like any other business.

And no, I am not a millionaire (yet)

celgins




msg:1342998
 4:08 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I do think many look towards those, "millionaire stories" as inspiration. Some folks just need to know that it's not an unreachable dream. The more people they hear about those who have actually reached 1 million, the more inspired they feel to continue.

Granted, we should all continue to work hard and strive for our goals, but some folks need to see/hear success stories.

As for the responses from millionaires, I'm not one so I can't really comment on it! :)

drall




msg:1342999
 4:11 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Have we made over 1 million bucks? Yes.

Do I have a million bucks in the bank? No.

You can figure out the rest....

dollarshort




msg:1343000
 4:15 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I reached 1.6 million last year,

visitors that is

Zygoot




msg:1343001
 4:16 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

One million with AdSense is doable, but not likely in a relatively short timespan (1-2 years).

Reaching a high five or low six figure income is more common, but it takes time. One of the problems of many starters is impatience I think. To earn much you'll need lots of visitors and unless you have a superb idea it will probably take months or even years before you'll start earning big.

I know at least one guy who has that amount of visitors/day, but no ADS at all.

Do you mean this website? ;)

elsewhen




msg:1343002
 5:29 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

The more people they hear about those who have actually reached 1 million, the more inspired they feel to continue.

that is precisely why any adsense millionaires (if they exist) are not going to say anything. if they did, all they would be doing is creating a legion of inspired webmasters trying to reverse engineer their success.

incrediBILL




msg:1343003
 5:37 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's all just a matter of setting goals and hitting them.

Going from $50/day to $100/day at first seemed almost impossible, but once if happened hitting $200/day seemed trivial. The problem is when you hit what you think is a threshold you can't cross is getting past that mental barrier stopping you from going to the next level.

To be honest, some of my best AdSense ideas that have helped get me to the next level happen sitting on the porcelain throne or while taking a shower.

LifeinAsia




msg:1343004
 6:00 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

To be honest, some of my best AdSense ideas that have helped get me to the next level happen sitting on the porcelain throne or while taking a shower.

Hmm, since Google is branching out into other advertsing media, how long before we see AdSense on toilet paper? :)

JollyK




msg:1343005
 6:03 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

To be honest, some of my best AdSense ideas that have helped get me to the next level happen sitting on the porcelain throne or while taking a shower.

Note to self: Remodel the bathroom. Gonna be spending a lot more time in there, apparently. :-)

But seriously, folks: No, I haven't made anywhere near a million yet, BUT, the amount I have made, just from dabbling and not taking it seriously, indicates that it's possible.

Definitely the chances are much better than those for the lottery.

JK

SincerelySandy




msg:1343006
 6:16 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have a feeling some here take it like the jackpot, lucky topic, lucky
traffic, lucky millions, it doesn't work that way, its a lot of work, and
investment like any other business.

I agree entirely with this statement, but would phrase it slighly differently for myself. It's taken a lot of work (I don't know about "hard" :-) ) to get where I am, but on the other hand I do feel like I have hit the jackpot or at the least I feel very fortunate that my hard work has paid off well. Sandly there are many who have worked just as hard as I have, for much less.
that is precisely why any adsense millionaires (if they exist) are not going to say anything. if they did, all they would be doing is creating a legion of inspired webmasters trying to reverse engineer their success.
I agree that many feel this way, but I am usually willing to share alot because of my opinion that people that "follow" you by trying to copy your work or methods are just that... "followers", and so long as I am not "following", well, that makes me a leader and being a leader means you stay ahead of the pack.

Unfortunately I am not an adsense millionare yet, however I am a "one man show" and I profit enough from advertising revenue in general (mostly adsense), that I can definately see that 1 million per year is definately reachable for a one man operation. It would require alot of automation of processes though, and much thought as to how you could cut down on time consuming tasks without the use of employees (if you wanted to remain a one man show that is). I hope to reach 1 million per year goal within 3 years and my last few years of income trends indicates that I will, but we'll see.

celgins




msg:1343007
 7:21 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I wasn't thinking of it in a, "duplicating" or, "reverse engineering" sense. For example, if someone hears that you've made millions by incorporating Adsense on a site about purple computers, they may not want to start a site in your niche and compete for those millions. They simply want to hear inspiring stories about hard work and success.

Some folks just want to know that they're not slaving over their keyboards for $10/day, with no chance of attaining more. (Of course I would take $10/day in a heartbeat. Money is money!)

kassius




msg:1343008
 8:03 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

You make more money from affiliate marketing in the long term then adsense.

elguapo




msg:1343009
 8:17 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Some people will make more money with affiliates, some with Adsense. It will be nice to see what makes a publisher earn big bucks from Adsense -- is it the type of content and audience interested in ads coupled with traffic and ad placement?

jetteroheller




msg:1343010
 8:50 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

If You have one million on Your account and get 4% interest, that makes $40.000 a year.

So somebody with $3500 a month from AdSense and not working anymore on his site, has about the same income as somebody living from the interest from $1 million.

The only question is the stability over the years.

dollarshort




msg:1343011
 11:33 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Adsense now takes the back seat, I'm now making 4X the amount on an affiliate program.

spaceylacie




msg:1343012
 1:01 am on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

"So somebody with $3500 a month from AdSense and not working anymore on his site, has about the same income as somebody living from the interest from $1 million."

Or someone who makes a little more than that and has hired someone to take over running his site.

jomaxx




msg:1343013
 1:05 am on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yeah but given the choice I think I'd take the million.

spaceylacie




msg:1343014
 1:18 am on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

If someone offered me one million dollars for my last 6 years of hard work, I would not take it. If my sites grow at the same rate they did last year, I will be making $24,000 a month by January 2007. All I have to do is repeat what I did last year. Sounds simple enough, I can even afford help now. I'm currently on the look out for a large duplex house in a commercially zoned area so it can double as my living space/office space for help. I'm looking forward to my first million since they say that one is the hardest.

darkmage




msg:1343015
 1:57 am on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

To earn a million a year is possible, but there aren't a a lot of people doing it. The theoretical maximum is about 2500 (this is based on Google's payouts to partners). It doesn't allow for people earning way over a million, nor does it allow for the masses earning way less. My guess would be it is in the order of a few hundred people/businesses on a million+ per year.

pockan




msg:1343016
 3:04 am on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Jason MCcabe Calacanis made the million from G adsense

He said in his Blog -In September/04 when he started playing with Google Adsense someone told him it would turn into a $1M a year business he would have laughed. But he did that.

Fortune favors the brave

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