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Is Adsense more fun than 'real' work?
humblebeginnings

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Msg#: 8600 posted 9:05 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

Howdy folks,

Just curious, is there anybody out there who has more fun in his daytime job than with building websites and running ads/banners/affiliates/etc?

 

icedowl

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Msg#: 8600 posted 9:12 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

My "daytime job" sucks big time. I have it only to pay the bills - a necessary evil. I'd much rather just build websites as it's a much more enjoyable way to spend my time.

wyweb



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 9:15 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

I quit my real job to do this. Not only do I make more money and have more fun/freedom/opportunity/etc... but I get to rub elbows with the big boys and maybe even learn something from them (when they decide to impart, I mean)

WallyWorld

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Msg#: 8600 posted 9:19 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

It all depends on the paycheck. If you work and work to get AdSense income and it doesn't materialize, then NO, it isn't more fun! In fact, #@*%$#@^%$#$#@ sometimes.

wyweb



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 9:50 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

I figure I've saved roughly 2.4 years by coming to this forum and listening to what others have had to say about adsense rather than trying it on my own and going through months of testing to see whether it worked or not.

I'm not a webmasterworld cheerleader.

I'm not a cheerleader for anybody except wyweb and that may sound harsh and self-centered but so be it.

In here I can find out ahead of time what works for other's (granted - it doesn't always work for everyone but I go with the consensus and have yet to regret it).

I can find out what people have tried with relation to adsense and get their reports on it (color schemes come to mind, to name just one). If it worked for them I'm certainly willing to try it on my sites to see if it works for me as well.

Often it does.

Some major players post in here. I like the fact that I can learn from their experience.... I'm not a big player but this arena allows me to interact with the big players.... How do you put a price tag on that?

I could make numerous comparisons to this and the "real" job market/world. I talk too much though.

Suffice it to say I'm pretty pleased with my unemployed status.

Dantol



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 9:55 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just curious, is there anybody out there who has more fun in his daytime job than with building websites and running ads/banners/affiliates/etc?

I don't have any fun working my 9-5 job. It's just waste of my time, but I still have to do it to survive. I work for a minimum wage the money that I earn can pay for basics only. I am sick of this life and want some progress.

I believe Adsense has a great potential, but I need to find a reasonably priced (or preferably "free") way of advertising my website in order to bring millions of visitors to my websites and make some decent profit.

Life is tough.

europeforvisitors



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 9:58 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

My Web site *is* my day job. (And often my night job, too, if I find myself waking up at midnight when I should be going to sleep.)

wyweb



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 10:09 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

My Web site *is* my day job. (And often my night job, too, if I find myself waking up at midnight when I should be going to sleep.)

yup... I have GREAT ideas at 2:30 a.m. but no longer get up and run to the office.

These days I keep pad and pen on the bedside stand and when these ideas hit I write them down...

Girlfriend of the moment thinks that's highly odd but she's on her way out anyway so what the hell...

mm1220

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 10:17 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

she's on her way out anyway so what the hell...

rofl ;)

Tropical Island

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Msg#: 8600 posted 10:17 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

...have more fun/freedom/opportunity/etc

How do you get time for freedom if you have to check your stats every 2 hours :-)

ken_b

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Msg#: 8600 posted 10:39 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

What's this "real work" you speak of?

wyweb



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 10:44 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

How do you get time for freedom if you have to check your stats every 2 hours :-)

When did I say that... I go for 2 or 3 days sometimes w/o checking stats...

Hard to login when I'm fishing on the lake (and no I don't take the laptop with me....that's my time)

wyweb



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 10:50 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

What's this "real work" you speak of?

LOL Ken... an illusive, transitory state of existence which many depend on and eventually feel trapped by.

I'll be starting a new site shortly (j/k) with instructions on how to free yourself from these bonds.... PM me for URL

Now I have to order pizza... paid for by google and eaten by me and my 2 dogs.... (they get cheesy crusts)

jazzd1

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Msg#: 8600 posted 12:31 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

GF of the moment ---------> LOL - i like that.. Danny

Tropical Island

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Msg#: 8600 posted 12:50 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

When did I say that... I go for 2 or 3 days sometimes w/o checking stats...

Just my weak attempt at humour. Wasn't really directing it at you particularly.

incrediBILL

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Msg#: 8600 posted 12:54 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

The only 'REAL' work that's more fun than AdSense is shooting nude models and selling the fine art prints. Sadly, I've been too lazy to shoot nudes for a couple of years now, AdSense is making me lazy and complacent.

OptiRex



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 12:57 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

AdSense is making me lazy and complacent.

Oh! So it's not the real ale and tequila slammers? :-)

Sobriquet

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 2:35 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Check - [webmasterworld.com...] .

It might let you know how I feel AdSense as main income source and its ups and downs.

spaceylacie

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Msg#: 8600 posted 4:44 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

To make the "real" money with Adsense, you've got to have desire and motivation. The desire to sit on your gluteus maximus all day and night and the motivation to make it happen.

wyweb



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 4:57 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've been too lazy to shoot nudes for a couple of years now...

Ummm... Bill I could sure help you out on that... I mean if you ever get in a real bind or anything and need an extra hand... Just let me know eh?

TammyJo

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Msg#: 8600 posted 5:37 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

How do you get time for freedom if you have to check your stats every 2 hours :-)

"Not Me!" ...bug eyes darting back and forth in a vain attempt at looking innocent

Eltiti

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 6:03 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

need an extra hand

Sure --always outsource content creation! ;-)

As for the OP: AdSense is my "day job", and I rather like it; I've noticed that, if I don't work for a day (or two months), I still get paid...

humblebeginnings

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Msg#: 8600 posted 6:33 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks so much for all these interesting and funny replies.
My daytime job involves sitting behind a desk, writing yes if the boss says yes, writing no if the boss says no, writing indepth reports for months and then throwing it all away if the boss says so, if needed, putting the building a bit to the left if the @#$%^&! boss desires so.
So that explaines my question...

Sobriquet

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 6:52 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

writing indepth reports

That's the key dear!

think if those reports are not useful to your boss, and if they can ( if published openly without objection ) - on new with adsense.

i am sure you must be having expertise in writing indepth reports , ur chances of wining are enhanced if you have that skill in you.

r3nz0

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 8:43 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

living on adsense has more freedom, but it is or can be a hard job! I think a day job is a lot simpeler than running your own website business...

Marketing Guy

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Msg#: 8600 posted 8:48 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Adsense is more fun in that I've done nothing in 6 months and I'm still getting the same pay cheque from Google as I did back then - I don't think my employer would have the same view! ;)

I like my job though - you don't get the same banter and social life with your colleagues when working for yourself.

wheelie34

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Msg#: 8600 posted 9:25 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

I started a hosting company back in 2001, building sites, updating them on a yearly fee etc, started adsense seriousley march 05 (been in it since it started) really worked on ad placement etc, now I just write out invoices and wait, adsense has given me more time to get out on the motorbike and enjoy the family.

I try not (yes) to build new sites for customers now as its tedious and time consuming, I have more than enough revenue coming in from hosting and adsense, if adsense vanishes it would be sad but still OK

speedpro50

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 8:59 pm on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Much more fun for me as this is what I do for a living. Adsense accounts for 65% of my income and it offers plenty of flexibility...I only check my stats 4-6 times a day or less...:)

JoeS

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 9:03 pm on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

I was actually laid off from my job and Adsense revenues on my site started kicking in. I make more money now than working before full-time.

However, you don't get to meet as many people and socialize while creating websites than with an office job.

joeduck

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8600 posted 10:42 pm on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

#@*%$#@^%$#$#@ sometimes

Wally! You took the words right out of my mouth dude!

Joe

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