directwheels - 2:28 pm on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
I just don't see how adsense can make significant money for anyone, but apparently it does and I am happy for those making it happen. Also, everything varies and things that work for one person doesn't always works for others.
Here is a story of how both adsense and affiliate monetize poorly compared to ecommerce(I am not looking for people to agree with me, just wanted to share the story):
I have this old and ignored site about widgets for teen girls. It was running on adsense for the over a year. After getting sick of adsense, I established an affiliate relationship with a widget store and the site made 3-4 times more than adsense.
Starting in 2010, I set up an online store on that site and found a supplier to dropship my orders. Now, the site is doing 8-9 times the more $$$ compared to using affiliate programs. It's maybe 5-10 minutes of work a day organizing the orders and passing them onto the suppliers, but it feels great that see an ignored site come such a long way.