netmeg - 5:47 pm on Jun 20, 2008 (gmt 0)
I was doing AdWords for clients for a long time before I got my feet wet in AdSense. But one of my 'hobby' sites was featured in a bunch of newspaper stories, TV stories, and a link to it showed up on the state's official website - it took off like gangbusters, and even then, it took me another year to get over my "no ads sullying my website" mindset and conclude that I should be capitalizing on some of this. I added it late in the season - I think it was 2005 - and made about $300 total and couldn't believe it was that easy. Last year, I hit just under that amount daily until the season was over. This year, I'm already averaging well over twice what I did last year so far, and the peak hasn't hit yet. So I have high hopes, unless something crashes on me (always a possibility) And I've branched out to other sites as well, but none of them does as well as the first one.