skweb - 3:56 pm on Feb 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ember, count me as someone with exactly same experience. Left a six figure corporate job to create a website with AdSense, and now make more money that that with just AdSense. All I do is work hard, create excellent content that benefits my users, and G sends me a payment each month. I have been on it for about 7 years now full time and obviously that means thousands of pages of excellent content all created by me. Readers are not stupid; they know what good websites and not only keep coming back they also send their friends. So I wouldn't say thank you AdSense because in the end G is not doing anything charitable, it is just a business partner, but I want all those hard working publishers out there who want to build a genuine business that if you keep going and focus on your readers, you will eventually be able to work full time and make a living like me.