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Adsense and over 40
humblebeginnings

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 3:33 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

A little while ago I had my 40st birthday. And I wondered for a moment if a guy with my age should continue to make cash by putting Adsense on webpages.

Now some of you folks are "old friends" in more than one way. But in respect of the age thing: Give me your numbers please. What is the age of the Adsenser? Who thinks he or she is the youngest or perhaps the oldest Adsenser?

And Ann, I know that these numbers don't matter so much for the lucky ones who feel 20 years young regardless of their age...

[edited by: humblebeginnings at 3:49 pm (utc) on Oct. 21, 2007]

 

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 1:26 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

>prematurely greyed hair

Just be grateful you still have hair!
I remember when I had hair, those were the days..

Wow, y'all are one old bunch too, Google should be offering arthritis, alzheimer's and dental plans along with AdSense.

Crystal Pegasus

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 2:26 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'm 47- mentally I feel about 25, but physically sometimes I reckon I'm about 90. Nah, just kidding, but I'm at a stage when it's starting to be obvious I'd better start taking better care of myself- exercise, healthy diet, sleep (what's that?) etc- or I may feel about 250 by the time I'm 90! :)

I say go for it! Now is the best time. Don't give it up if you're enjoying it, or making a bit of spare cash. It might just allow you to get off the J.O.B. treadmill sooner- if that's what you want- and enjoy these later years to the max! Why wait til you're 65 or more?! Enjoy your site and the kind of life it can help enable for you!

farmboy

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 2:30 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'm 46 and I'm not surprised to learn the ages of most of the people who have posted in this thread. The knowledge and experience that comes along with maturity are an asset to making money with AdSense. I think people 20 years younger will tend to think of AdSense as a get rich quick scheme and that is a liability, not an asset.

I am surprised to read how many think of themselves as old at the ages posted in this thread. In my view, there are great opportunities ahead and with the knowledge I've gained from past mistakes and living, I'm ready to take advantage of anything that comes along. If I recall correctly, Colonel Sanders didn't start selling his fried chicken until he was about 65.

Retire? The word means different things to different people. If to retire means to kick back and stop being productive, I don't ever plan to retire. It's a depressing thought.

Someone mentioned younger girls not fearing him anymore. Call it "fear" or whatever you want, but you have knowledge and skills a man half your age doesn't. :)

FarmBoy

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 2:59 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Pentagenarian here.

Edge

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 4:13 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

25, but since the arrival of my firstborn just over two months ago I've been feeling 55...

LOL! And you know this because...

Edge

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 5:18 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Now that I think of it, I woke up this morning feeling like a 21 year old.

However, where do you find one that is willing at that hour?

Go60Guy

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 5:36 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Go60guy,
when will you be 72? I will hit that mark this coming March :)

Hmm... I lose! I just turned 71 three weeks ago. Nice to know, though, that I have some company on the septuagenarian beat.

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 5:41 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am 49.

What problem should the age be?

av22

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 6:07 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am 26 + 5 months + Fraction of dayyyyyy

HuskyPup



 
Msg#: 3483341 posted 6:07 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

where do you find one that is willing at that hour?

I could answer that however I'd get severely slapped wrists:-)

55 years, 180+ domains, many still to be completed fully however I also have plans for another 50-60 over the next few years.

Retire? That's when/if they carry me off to the funny farm or cemetery first!

So long as I can still think straight, why retire? I've seen too many people disappear in an alcoholic haze pretending they are enjoying themselves when they're mostly miserable and would love to get back to being productive.

And to keep fit get a Husky, that'll keep you on your toes:-)

netmeg

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 7:45 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

...watch for my new ebook, "AdSense for Old Farts" ... coming soon to an MFA near you!

ork ork ork

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 8:21 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

watch for my new ebook

Make sure it's in large print for those of us who can't afford laser treatment:-)

Hobbs

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 8:24 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

> "AdSense for Old Farts"

Who are you calling old?

icedowl

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 8:28 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

> "AdSense for Old Farts"

Who are you calling old?

Me?

The way my back felt this morning I could've sworn I had aged overnight to at least 200.

dibbern2

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 9:16 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

63, and glad of it.

The richest market of all time -baby boomers with substantial disposable income- is just starting to explode. There's nothing else that comes even close in potential.

And they are heavy into the 'net.

andrewshim

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 10:20 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Wow, y'all are one old bunch too, Google should be offering arthritis, alzheimer's and dental plans along with AdSense.

didja know that these are high paying niches? a dollar a click minimum...

but I'm at a stage when it's starting to be obvious I'd better start taking better care of myself- exercise, healthy diet, sleep (what's that?) etc- or I may feel about 250 by the time I'm 90!

I've been on a self-imposed no-cola diet for 2 months now.... God I miss the fizz filling up my nostrils...

AdSense for Old Farts

Flatulence is also a nice niche that isn't bloated yet and is a 'breeze' to write about since we're all Old Farts ourselves.

Juan_G

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 10:31 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

49. However, a relative said "But you look 48". ;)

netmeg

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 10:37 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Who are you calling old?

All of us, including myself; I'm closer to 50 than to 40.

WolfLover

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 4:47 am on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

Great thread, HB!

I am 49, but will be hitting the BIG 50 in December.

When I turned 40 it was a crisis. I am dealing better with the prospect of 50 than I did with 40.

As far as AdSense and the internet, I plan to keep on keepin' on till I can't see any more!

I truly wish this had been around in my younger days as I would have been rich by now!

Thank you GOOGLE!

WolfLover

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 4:49 am on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

By the way, EFV, very cool working for Playboy! May I ask if you were a writer for the magazine or what your position was? Did you meet Hef?

Just curious and thanks for sharing!

andrewshim

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 5:04 am on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

[quote]May I ask if you were a writer for the magazine or what your position was?[quote]

don't you mean "what your FAVORITE *position* was?"... sorry couldn't resist... I'm a bad boy.

chocorol

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 5:14 am on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

Wow, I never thought that this forum was so 'mature'... I feel like a baby with my 18 years. Nevertheless, I really enjoy what I do and love all the rewards that come with it :-)

Congratulations for your birthday humblebeginnings

europeforvisitors



 
Msg#: 3483341 posted 5:16 am on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

1) Editor and staff writer.

2) My wife and I used to go to the Mansion on Sunday afternoons for movies. HH would always be there in his pajamas and bathrobe. Interesting guy--he was a good role model in the sense that he knew his audience, and he didn't tolerate sloppiness or shortcuts. He'd personally do the final editing on the parts of the magazine that he cared about most, including some of the popular features like the Playboy Advisor and the Party Jokes. I remember answering a sex question for the Playboy Advisor and having Masters & Johnson providing input. Working at Playboy taught me not only that professionalism matters, but that respect for one's readers is one of the things that makes a magazine like Playboy stand out from its imitators. (The same rule can be applied to the Web.)

OutdoorWebcams

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 6:22 am on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

To pull the average down: I'm 38, but with 50+% of my hair white, I look close to 50 (in contrast to my wife: she's close to 50 but looks like mid thirties).

Stopping AdSense business? Never, as long as my bucket of money (thanks, Kenshu ;-)) is properly filled :-)

WolfLover

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 6:31 am on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

don't you mean "what your FAVORITE *position* was?"... sorry couldn't resist... I'm a bad boy.

LOL! No, I would never presume to ask EFV that question! You ARE a naughty boy!

Oimachi2

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 7:09 am on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'm 38 and living in Thailand because of adsense...however my income went from $6000 to less than $200 a month...

Drowning in debts also...one thing is for sure, don't count on Adsense for your future, remember go.com. Alta Vista, Exite and Overture?

Who knows, Google could very well be gone in 5 years time!

I love Thailand and don't want to go back home to Canada.

I'll make a go at designing websites, any suggestions as how I can book some contracts?

Cheers!

Hobbs

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 12:01 pm on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

>this forum was so 'mature'

Never been called that!
Let's just keep it at 'old', much better :-)

andrewshim

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 1:35 pm on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

>this forum was so 'mature'
Never been called that!
Let's just keep it at 'old', much better :-)

been called maNure though...

HuskyPup



 
Msg#: 3483341 posted 1:52 pm on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

Never realised ageism was so rife in the computer industry! Hehehe...:-))

Go60Guy

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 2:02 pm on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

I must continue to stress that it's not "old". It's chronolgically advantaged.

Hobbs

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Msg#: 3483341 posted 2:03 pm on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

for a 55 y/o Pup things could appear a little fuzzy ;-)

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