netmeg - 12:22 pm on Jun 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
Yes of course there's still a future, but it may not be like it is now.
The first thing to do is to stop pursuing ideas that can *only* be monetized with AdSense. Come up with something where AdSense is the side dish, and not the main course.
How do you do this? You have to find a need to fill. How do you do that? Start listening to the people around you. Particularly listen for sentences that start out "I want..." "I need..." and "I wish..." Eventually ONE of those will be something you feel you can do well. I keep a list, every time I think of something that I wish existed and doesn't - there's at least eight WordPress plugins on it that I need but don't exist yet. Maybe some day I'll commission them.
But nobody should be putting together a business plan that relies solely on AdSense. Nobody. If that's all you got, then maybe online publishing isn't the right fit.