aleksl - 10:27 pm on Mar 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
you still can make money from Adsense, but you have to be very specific at what you do. General information and UGC will only earn enough if you have huge amounts of traffic and aren't looking like MFA. AND, it is SIGNIFICANTLY harder to get big earnings than 5 years ago because of Big Business waking up to the web (which was clearly a series of tubes to them 5 years ago), and because of the SE land mines.
the best way is to have either a completely commercial site, or a site where you can generate visitor's interest yet can either tie it to actual products or have completely commercial sections on it (please, not another 1000th social network!). so, how do you like to rave year after year about vacuum cleaners (this is a hypothetical example of a widget)?