| 11:39 am on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Congratulations and much luck!
For me, it's a smooth change from being an internet promotion company to be more and more an online magazine.
It's much more fun with AdSense.
| 11:43 am on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Good Luck! I'm right behind you mate ;)
| 12:27 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Lots of success!
But don't forget to find some other money streams besides Adsense, like a bunch of affiliate programs.
| 12:54 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Best wishes and congratulations!
Probably you already considered the following, however keep in mind:
1. The Adsense earning is not always rising, be prepared for that.
2. Do not forget affiliate programs; try to identify tuned product(s) or service(s).
3. More websites/more pages/more content.
4. Every few weeks visit the “real” world to search for new ideas.
| 1:13 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
good luck! Be sure you follow the adsense program policies ;)
| 1:31 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Don't put all your eggs in the one basket and good luck!
| 1:45 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
thanks for your good advice,
i will follow it.
| 2:11 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Every few weeks visit the “real” world to search for new ideas
This is implicit with my AdSense style.
I visit fairs and companies with interesting products.
Since last monday, I have even a press card.
No money for private expenses like holidays with my family? AdSense makes a business journey out of it.
| 2:31 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
GOOD LUCK! Try to save a few months of cash ...
Things can get bouncy
| 6:35 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Make sure you will be adding fresh content systematically and on a regular basis because this has a number of benefits. Also, concentrate on your users' needs, try to figure out what kind of information they are looking for and supply them with the answers. Adsense is a very sophisticated system and the best way to make the most out of it is simply to focus on people rather than on software, statistics and machines.
| 7:56 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I did it a year ago and, yes, I'm so happy as I could supose to be.
| 8:17 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Very nice site. Only update "© 2002/2004"
| 9:41 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Congrats and welcome to the ranks of the unemployed!
Those of us in denial call it self-employed, but I digress...
| 9:43 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Congratulations and good luck. I did the same thing when my Internet earnings become much larger than my day job salary. Just make sure you follow all rules and find some good affiliate program, you may achieve much higher earnings.
Also, prepare yourself to be considered as lazy-sleeping-all-day guy and to receive friendly advices like get a real job ;-)
| 12:15 am on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Best of luck, kwongwo.
But what on earth is "SOHO life" and why do you need Adsense to live it?
| 12:21 am on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I think that he means Small Office Home Office.
| 12:30 am on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|I think that he means Small Office Home Office. |
Ah, I see. But with some optimizations, she or he can easily afford either a large office or both a home and an office :-)
| 12:58 am on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I was considering quitting as well when Adsense earnings started creeping over my "day-job" salary (which is fairly above average by American standards). However, the money that I would have to spend to be self-insured and pay taxes as an employee of my own company, at federal, state and local levels made the question moot.
I'm excited by the possibilities AdSense has to offer. My own income has tripled in 2 1/2 years since the program started.
I really have to thank this site and the mods as well as all the regular posters for a large part of this success. You guys made it easier to achieve.
| 1:36 am on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
nice. I am about to go the same route, though i am still in college. I will have enough money monthly from school loan surplus to use as a saftey net if my monthly $ dips to into scary territory.
How much would it end up costing in taxes/insurance/homebased buisness crud if you were to start doing this fulltime? is there somekind of established form i need to sign to legally let the government know that i am now self employeed in this way?
| 1:38 am on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|is there somekind of established form i need to sign to legally let the government know that i am now self employeed in this way? |
No, you should be fine. Some people worry about working from home in a residential area... but since you're just doing stuff on the computer it doesn't matter.
| 4:49 am on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Does having other affiliate programs on your pages lead to loss of rankings in SERPs? I have read so in some post in the Adsense forum.. that Google may consider them doorway pages.
To the original poster,
Congrats. I have done the same, and enjoying my life. One advice - try for natural linking from others to your site as much as posible. Much better and safer than active link exchanges.
| 6:40 am on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I will spare you suggestions. You probabḷy don't need them, and you have already been given all the most important one.
| 8:45 am on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Yes, just a "good luck" from me too.
I do a similar thing, but I still make sure that I see real human beings a few times a week: working from home requires more discipline than I usually have!
| 2:46 pm on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Best of luck to you.
Hopefully I will be joining you soon.
| 2:56 pm on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Sincerest best wishes. It takes guts to do something like that.
| 6:30 pm on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I did the same thing a year ago, and without knowing about Adsense at that. All I had was a website. My original plan was to get advertisers myself for my site. But I failed miserably in this regard.
And just when I was about to pack things up, I discovered Adsense. Things have changed for the better since then. Now all my friends want to have a website too, so they can quit the 9-5 routine just like me. Moral of the story: there's life after early retirement. So here's a toast to Kwongwo's future success!
| 1:34 am on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Good Luck! Stay focused on your business, and diversify your income streams. I wish you much success!
| 2:11 am on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Best of luck to you.. I quit 5 years ago and never looked back... The online money game is awesome, just be sure to sock some away for the lean times, and always keep building, you can never be too rich...
| 4:20 am on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Just be careful - in the digital world you never know what the next "bit" or "byte" will hold ... it could easily translate to "doom".
If AdSense is the only form of revenue generation from your site, then I highly suggest you explore other exploits as suggested above and NEVER think for even a second that it can't come to a crashing halt - it has happened to more than one honest person out there, and as per the terms and conditions of the AdSense program, you will have little recourse.
Also, your success is based on Googles, so keep an eye on their company portfolio and stock performance... at the first sign of trouble on their end, it's time to write up your CV (Resume) and be prepared to get back into the labor force.
Hoping you have better luck with AdSense than I did!
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