explorador - 4:13 pm on Aug 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
diberry: hannamyluv, thank you so much for this thread. Whether or not we all agree, there's a lot to take away from it.
Reinvest, hire someone, change the design from time to time or stick with the one you have that's already working, you know don't fix what's not broken, etc. It's all valid, A & B because every case is different and every website is different.
Some of us have a small or big network of sites, this mean some of us already know (and can tell) how some things work, and some... won't because you can't always replicate the success from A on B. Not always... Not for the visitors and sometimes not for the income.
Most are focusing on the websites only and Adsense, what to do and what not to do, it's all fine, but the most important part that I would focus on in son the following:
hannamyluv: When I made the decision to live off Adsense, my hubby and I figured out what kind of life we wanted and we have stuck to that.I live in a small house in a working class neighborhood. My car is 8 years old (though it is a convertible) and I shop at the thrift store for clothes. But, my hubby is a stay-at-home dad, I cook gourmet meals nearly every night and when amazing travel or experience opportunities present themselves, we have the money to do it. I set my daily standard of living bar pretty low and, when the money is there, we take advantage by enhancing our lives in other ways.
Not a single thing will last forever so the key is to adapt in many ways, specially lifestyle.
I have tried several of the things discussed here, many didn't work except on the original case. The redesign, hiring someone, reinvesting, etc. I would be careful with reinvesting as there were testimonials here making thousands and also spending thousands, they were working for the sites with little money free from that circle. It's too expensive to maintain a giant.