zarathustra2011 - 7:01 am on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
I developed quite a few personal websites years ago, and added Google Adsense to them at a later date. I've never built a website tailored for Adsense, or tried to use Adsense as a serious form of supporting myself (too unpredictable!). However I could live off my earnings if I had to, but only just, as I have two hungry mouths to feed. Still, it is reassuring to have that safety net, as I am self-employed and left my home country three years ago. It's also encouraged me to work and expand my websites when I find the time, as I've found each year my Adsense revenue has increased.
Of course, ideally I don't like sticking Google ads over my websites - I don't like the look, however as it's providing a good source of income, there's no way I'm going to knock it!