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Can you make a good living from adsense
rondell




msg:1436017
 10:21 pm on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi all,
My question is could you make a good living from adsense
Iam a newbie and have 13 small websites
For yhe past three month revenue from adsense has decrease badly and iam starting to get worried because i depend on adsense money to pay my living expensive
Any help please

 

sailorjwd




msg:1436018
 10:28 pm on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

One never knows. I was at 4 livings and now down to 1.5 livings for last 8 weeks.

incrediBILL




msg:1436019
 10:36 pm on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Many of us do it but it's more unpredictable than the stock market.

One day you live in a mansion, the next you're out on the lawn.

petra




msg:1436020
 10:45 pm on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

No, adsense alone is not a reliable source of income. Diversify with other sources such as cpm's, affiliates, membership revenue etc...

Sierra_Dad




msg:1436021
 10:47 pm on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

One day you live in a mansion, the next you're out on the lawn.

I don't think he was asking how it affects the relationship with your spouse. ;)

norton j radstock




msg:1436022
 11:00 pm on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Rondell,
You might like to read an earlier post of mine on the subject of diversification:
[webmasterworld.com...]

It is really not a good business model to rely on one source of income -there are plenty of other ways to make money too.

edd1




msg:1436023
 11:12 pm on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think the key is to never rely on adsense. You may look back after 5 years and say 'adsense has paid my living for 5 years' but if you budget for it to happen that could be a disaster.

daugava




msg:1436024
 1:20 am on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

You can make a living with Adsense, but it can be stressful. With a day time job, I know I'll be getting my steady paycheck (unless I get fired). With Adsense as main source if income, every time traffic or CTR drops, it's like money is falling through the hole in my pocket :)

Andy

Undead Hunter




msg:1436025
 2:47 am on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yep.

We make a living on it, have since Aug. 2004. Now we're closer to a 2 income level. We had a few scary months - including getting dropped for 3 weeks with the Bourbon update.

I wouldn't get into any long term financial commitments yet. And once we hit a certain level I plan to use the additional money to diversify.

It's quite a ride.

spaceylacie




msg:1436026
 3:49 am on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Can you make a good living from adsense

Yes.

ken_b




msg:1436027
 3:54 am on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

That may depend on what you mean by a "good living, and/or where you live.

ann




msg:1436028
 4:52 am on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

I bank my adsense money except for emergencies such as a new side by side refrigator (rolls eyes) But I 'live' on my social security income which is pretty good plus sales.

As long as I stay within that budget I won't be devastated if adsense fails, sad but not too upset, Just as long as it lasts to let me finish saving for my new home....no not a downpayment, the whole bag of peanuts.

I also diversify in my small way plus I have a fall back plan so I really don't worry that much over it.

Get another source of income, diversify, etc. Love it when it goes up and shrug your shoulders when it goes down then smile all the way to the bank.

Ann

Lex_Luther




msg:1436029
 6:27 am on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just use it has a starting point. Build up your income to a decent leval and then start deversiving your income streams, ASAP.

jetteroheller




msg:1436030
 7:24 am on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

No, adsense alone is not a reliable source of income. Diversify with other sources such as cpm's, affiliates, membership revenue etc...

No. I take AdSense alone, because all other do not work.

For example, I have Amazon as PSA raplacement and show Amazon on the contact formular.

29857 Impressions 1,29% CTR 384 Clicks

0 Null Zero Conversions.

Some month ago, I changed my internet provider.
I wrote some pages about this.

Their affliant program reports 348 clicks and

0 Null Zero Conversions.

AdSense reports for the URL channel used on this pages
$40.17

I diversify only on different themes.

jetteroheller




msg:1436031
 7:28 am on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

No, adsense alone is not a reliable source of income. Diversify with other sources such as cpm's, affiliates, membership revenue etc...

One of my internet clients created 2 sites for an affliant program.

0 earnings after one year.

But we discovered AdSense on the target pages of the affliant program.

JuniorOptimizer




msg:1436032
 9:37 am on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have two distinct corporations whose revenue are derived primarily from AdSense revenues. This includes paychecks for 3 people, rent, and a 12 server in-house network, so you be the judge.

nutsandbolts




msg:1436033
 10:30 am on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

incrediBILL One day you live in a mansion, the next you're out on the lawn

I hear you... nice quote...!

AbsintheSyringe




msg:1436034
 1:41 pm on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

I was used to use to life of from adsense cash a year ago, then my account got terminated. You prolly have the idea of how hard the bottom is.

Now even tho a lot of time passed, I got my account back, but I still dont trust them fully and never will. So basically what do with it is what Ann does, I just put in the bank and use it to endulge myself (from time to time) with some stuff, new cellphone or stuff like that.

Adsense as primary income source is absolutely unreliable , would not recommend it to anyone.

surfer67




msg:1436035
 3:34 pm on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

One day you live in a mansion, the next you're out on the lawn.

I don't think he was asking how it affects the relationship with your spouse.

I get the dog house.

larryhatch




msg:1436036
 3:39 pm on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

You can always write some copy.

Heck, half the people here are asking for writers.

I always wondered why they didn't just write their stuff themselves.
Then I 'figgered' it all out for myself.
They can't.

Tons of money, and all the hacks they hired thru college are gone.

Shucks!

ann




msg:1436037
 8:53 pm on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Larry,
I have never hired a writer which means I have to do it all myself. In fact, I have written for several sites on the web and it does pay well.

Ann

moTi




msg:1436038
 9:29 pm on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

100% adsense.

no time for another job and no succes at all with affiliate programs.
in the recent months i earned way more than i have to spend and i'm beginning to protect myself financially for the worst case.
i'm going to save as much money so that i can get along for a half year without income. that will be a more than sufficient time span to look for alternatives.

ann




msg:1436039
 5:35 am on Sep 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Rule of thumb has always been to save a years worth of money to keep you in the same living conditions you are in now in order to give you LOTS of time to make a successful change.

Ann

ogletree




msg:1436040
 7:03 am on Sep 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

I set a reasonable income lvl and that is what I live at. The rest is saved because of the volitility of it. I get money from adsense and aff stuff.

gordele




msg:1436041
 7:11 am on Sep 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

diversify,

online there are tons of ways where you can make money: eBay, cpm programms, clickbank, selling ur own inforproducts, etc etc. adsense is one way...but there are several.

do not depend on AS, use the system while works and if possible bank the AS money.

Myself, I use it for savings only. Do not relay on AS income.

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