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hal12b

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12959 posted 2:08 am on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'd like to thank everybody for many useful and indepth ideas throughout the past year. When I first signed up with AdSense I was making about $1 a day. I was thrilled and thought "Wow I can pay my cell phone bill with this extra cash!". Well, now about a year later, I am averaging $30-40 a day. I am sure if I keep up the hard work I will close in on $200 days before the end of 2006.

I can give this advice to newbies -
1) Never take the easy way out.
2) If it looks to good to be true, it is!
3) Don't seek out the $100 keywords. You'll waste a lot of time on this and make nothing! Concentrate on a niche market.
4) Don't buy any ebooks or videos on AdSense. Everything you need to know can be found in these threads.
5) Read the TOS thoroughly. Ignorance will not save your account!

I am sure $30 - $40 days is laughable to many people here earning much more, but it's better than nothing!

I am looking for people to shed some light on how they grew their web site(s) into mega money makers. Any advice is appreciated! I am looking to take my web site(s) to the next level and need some help!

Thank you!

 

Crickey

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12959 posted 2:30 am on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am sure $30 - $40 days is laughable to many people here earning much more, but it's better than nothing!

Oh no - I'll be in the clouds when that happens for me.
I'm happy for you though =)

articlescafe

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12959 posted 2:32 am on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

hi hal12b,

i am almost at the same level as you.
hope to seek some light here too.

i think we are only earn 1% of those everage adsense publisher here. some will laugh if we tell them we only earn $30/day.. they always said it's possible to earn 10k a month.

cheers

Vlad

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12959 posted 2:37 am on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes, we are all here to learn from each other and toss ideas around.

I don't make mega bucks yet, but slowly getting there.
What worked for me is to keep improving my sites. I must have redesigned them a 100 times and it's a lot of work. Little improvement here, one there... it all ads up and you see a BIG improvement either in SERPS or the bottom line.

G_Smitty

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12959 posted 3:31 am on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am looking for people to shed some light on how they grew their web site(s) into mega money makers. Any advice is appreciated! I am looking to take my web site(s) to the next level and need some help!

Your advice is good but alone it will not get you into the 5 figure monthly income club (UPS).

There are many questions that would have to be answered in order to get more detailed advice. I could tell you what you have probably already read thousands of times in past threads, but I would rather give more specific advice. There are also many things that you will have to learn on your own. I won't share all of my trade secrets.

How old is your site?
How much traffic are you seeing?
Where is your traffic coming from?
How many pages does your site have?
How are your SE rankings?
How much time do you spend daily on your site?
How much time are you willing to spend?

I started my site as a personal Earthlink page back in 1999. What started out as a hobby is now a profitable business. It didn't really take off until I went full time a few years ago. Because of Adsense I was also able to start a successful brick and mortar business to fall back on.

i think we are only earn 1% of those average adsense publisher here. some will laugh if we tell them we only earn $30/day.. they always said it's possible to earn 10k a month.

I think the average publisher earnings is probably closer to what you are earning. There are many of us earning $10,000, 15,000, 25,000 or higher monthly; however, I don't believe that is the norm. I don't think many of us would laugh at your accomplishments. Many of us with the higher earnings probably started out where you are. My personal goal is $25,000 monthly and hopefully I will obtain it by the end of the year.

kenc1959

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12959 posted 4:57 am on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

I would be tickled if I could get $30-$40 a day, I am lucky to get one or two days over $20 per month.

Publisher1

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12959 posted 5:33 am on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

The advice here is incredible. I'll get my first cheque in April or May about eight months after starting (now averaging a bit more than $1 per day) but the count and yield is starting to increase nicely and by extrapolating these variables, can see $200 to $300 per day or more in a year or two:

Number of sites under management;
Projected reasonable traffic at sites;
Revising and optimising adsense options;
Non-adsense income streams

Paradoxically, in my life, I've never been as excited by the small individual orders received through this channel -- 20 cents here, a nickel there, then a dollar or two (my niche has some reasonably high paying keywords). This is one initiative where the process is slow to start, but the rewards are worth the effort. Thanks are certainly due the more experienced hands who are helping to show me the way.

hal12b

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12959 posted 2:29 pm on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

G_Smitty

How old is your site? ---> One is about 3 years old, the rest are fairly recent.

How much traffic are you seeing? ---> Collectively about 1000 unique visitors daily.

Where is your traffic coming from? ---> Links from other web sites, organic listings in search engines, web rings, and some PPC. G_Smitty: Any suggestions here for more traffic?

How many pages does your site have? ---> One is dynamic, maybe 300-400, a few small ones have as little as 8, most are around 20.

How are your SE rankings? ---> I think very good for the niche market, but can always be better. My google page rank is bad for most of my web sites. This has been aggravating me for a long time. I have lots of listings in almost all of the search engines, but little in Google. If I can get listed in Google, I am sure my daily earnings will at least double.

How much time do you spend daily on your site? Possibly an hour, 30 minutes of it checking my daily earnings! This will change next week once I return from vacation.

How much time are you willing to spend? As much as I can.

hal12b

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12959 posted 2:34 pm on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

I made a minor mistake in the previous post.

How much traffic are you seeing? ---> Collectively about 1000 unique visitors daily.

It's more like 1500 unique visitors

21_blue

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12959 posted 3:01 pm on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

hal12b wrote:
I am looking for people to shed some light on how they grew their web site(s) into mega money makers

'Grew' is a relevant word to use. My main site's growth - roughly $1,700 to $9,000 in 16 months - has mainly been 'organic', increasing visitors by a factor of three, increasing site stickiness, and adding content that is both of interest to the type of visitor I have and generates good income.

Metaphorically, I've 'stuck to the knitting' but expanded into different types of profitable knitting. This isn't a get-rich-quick scheme, but I'm enjoying what I do - and feel I'm privileged to be able to earn money in that way.

My recommended growth strategy, therefore, is to build and expand slowly from the successful core you already have.

saraah

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12959 posted 4:32 pm on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

Congrats Hal!

Well I'm on the same page as you are too. I reached $100/day for three consecutive days but after that I've been back to my regular average of $30-$40.

I actually have the same amount of visitors that you have and one of my sites has about 1000 pages of which 500 pages are already indexed in Google. So my main source of visitors come from Google itself.

I try to spend about 2 hours a day max on weekdays on my site as I work fulltime but on weekends I end up spending 8 hours or so. I add new content very regularly but the number of visitors, the number of clicks, the eCPM, the CTR - everything seems to be stuck at the same level everyday.

I am working on trying to increase traffic to my site and I guess there is no easy way to do that :)

But anyways good luck - very soon we'll read a post in the forums that you have joined the $100/day club

G_Smitty

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12959 posted 5:35 pm on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

I looked over your answers and can say that you have along way to go. Just to put it into perspective here are some of my stats, which are lower than many with the same earnings.

My site was started in 1999.

I receive 30,000 impressions per day with 13,000 unique visitors.

I have over 20,000 pages indexed by Google with many ranked very well.

Currently I spend less than 2-4 hours per day; however in the first few years I was spending 8 hours a day and also worked a full time job. It was worth it since my site is now my primary income. The reason for the many hours was due to creating content; leading to the 20,000 page count.

articlescafe, I recieved you info. The good news is that you are farther along than most after 2 months. Your earnings are really good and you have plenty of room to grow.

The areas you need to concentrate on are obvious:

Create more content.

work on SEO for your current pages and future pages.

One of the other major variables is TIME. It is not a get rich quick scheme.

I would say the outlook for your site is great. If you continue to expand your site your earnings will continue to rise. also continue to experiment with ad placement and color schemes.

Some possiblites to increase content and traffic, which worked for me are.

Get your visitors involved in creating content.

Create Event Calendars and classifieds related to your niche.

Exchange links with related sites serving good content.

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