hannamyluv - 6:02 pm on Aug 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
My strong suggestion ---- diversify your revenue streams.
I do try to. I test other things alot. I have back up plans that involve diversifying if AdSense fails. I just have not gotten anything to work as well as AdSense. A lack in my part, I guess. But the fact is too that I have a skill set where I can get a job pretty quick. If all else fails, I can get a "normal" job. I have blown up one business, been laid off twice unexpectedly from supposedly safe jobs and walked away without firm plans from another safe job. I just don't get the idea that AdSense is any riskier than all of that was.
Oh yes, I'm not impressed...
You don't have to be. Lots of people make more money and do far better than I do with different methods. They are far more impressive. I just wanted to give a story that did not involve becoming a millionaire. You can do this without becoming uber rich and still have a pretty good life.
they are becoming pretty scarce in this forum
@ken_b Thank you. I had noticed this and that was my goal to share something positive. Way back in the day, this forum (the whole one, not just AdSense) and all the success stories I either read about or met in person inspired me to try. And even when I failed, I knew that others had succeeded so I tried again. In a way, the internet is powered by people who are not afraid to fail and failure is a whole lot less scary prospect if you know others have succeeded.
related to history and current events
No, but I hear this story all the time. Old site, not been updated, slammed by Panda, owner confused. I don't think they deserved it, but I understand why Google did it from a business perspective.