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Just hit $2 - $3 a day

Amazing how motivated you become.

     
5:44 am on Nov 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Just a brag really.

Changed the layout of the ads on my site and the revenue shot skywards, from 50c a day to $2 - $3 a day.

Motivation has followed, more sites, more pages, yubba yubba yubba.

(why didnt I do this a year ago?)

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Ha - I agree :)

I thought this Adsense mularchy was a whole pile of cak back in February when I couldn't generate a whisper. Now on my main niche website is on $17 - $20 a day!

It's a larf :)

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Keep working at it - it will deffinitely pay off in the long term. Adsense isn't a get rich quick scheme, it takes a bit of work to get your site content right, and optimise the site for the ads whilst giving visitors the content they came for.

I started in Jan 04 hoping to cover the cost of my web hosting (a measly 100 per year). I covered that very quickly, and now earn good money off of it. Not enought so that my wife can give up her part time job, but certainly enough to pay for family holidays we wouldn't have dreamed of. This year we had a family holiday in Crete for two weeks, and a week in Wales in the summer plus a few little extra's throughout the year. Now saving up to travel round the west coast of the US in a winebago for a three weeks with a wedding vows renewal in vegas by an Elvis lookalike!

Keep working on it - it's worth it!

1:03 pm on Nov 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hmm Ive already priced up a new PC..,... chickens and eggs come to mind.

Ive always said that when I get married itll be by Elvis in Las Vegas - glad to see Im not alone here in fact Im all shook up to see it.

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"enough to pay for family holidays we wouldn't have dreamed of"...

"a week in Wales in the summer"

I think you need to dream harder ;)

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Remember that old saying... "from little acorns do great adsense accounts grow"... or something like that.
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inbound wrote:
>"a week in Wales in the summer"
>I think you need to dream harder ;)

Wash your mouth out with soap and water. Cymru am byth!

(Stand, music starts...)

Mae hen wlad fy nhadau...

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I wasn't slagging off Wales, it's just that if you are in the UK then dream holidays would usually be outside of a home nation.

To apologise I shall do my bit for the Welsh tourist industry...

[visitwales.com...] <<< It's great, you really should go you know. They have beaches, mountains, beer, rugby, football, great roadsigns, the longest town name in Europe, it's not Farnce (I'm only joking, I don't want to write an apology to the French aswell). On top of that they have nature reserves, lots of fresh water (free from the sky), great seafood and friendly people.

Am I forgiven?

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As I suspected, by giving smaller websites a tad more earnings G opens a whole new market ...

Fit's in well with the new referral program.

100 sites of 200000 PI is less than 200000 of 1000 PI sites..

All the best to you :)

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Am I forgiven?

Partly! You forgot: the best singers and poets :)

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"a week in Wales in the summer"

I think you need to dream harder

Erm - I think you missed the two weeks in Crete no expense spared bit..... Slight misquote!

FYI, we did have a lovely sea view AND the weather was great! In fact, going to Wales cost us nearly as much as two weeks in Crete did.

Besides, as I only started it to pay for webhosting and it ends up paying for holidays plus stuff I'd say I've done rather better than I ever expected to. The main problem is trying to stop my wife spending it. I'd like a top of the range laptop, but suspect I'll be over-ruled on that one.

Still, there's always the wedding vows renewal in Vegas to look forward to... :) I think the kids will need the services of a therapist after we've made them dress up in 50's gear with beehive and fake quiff. Tee hee!

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Hey don't take it to heart, I know I misquoted you, I was only having a wee laugh. I too have taken breaks in the UK (York most recently) and I know it's not cheap. You have done well and I think people see it as an inspiration despite my sarcasm.
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I didn't - I do a rather nice line in sarcasm myself :)

I've been around newsgroups far too long to be taking offence at anything!

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Hi Essex_boy

Congrats on making your $2 - $3 a day. You are right about getting motivated once you reach that mark. I think it is because one can see a check coming every month instead of every 2 to 3 months.

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inbound wrote:
>Am I forgiven?

That all depends on your relationship with God, boyo.

But how could I not forgive you after such a wonderful plug for Wales.

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I think the kids will need the services of a therapist

Or maybe they'll suggest you do ;)

Well done essex_boy, I guess you're going for 5 now :)

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Keep plugging for small gains. Everything I think of to do, I think...just another $2 a day or $5 a day. That never sounds like much to the average acquaintance when I say that...but you have to remember it's not just one day...it could be forever. I did a little research and a project last year. Created 5 pages from it in just a few hours. That little work does $5 a day for over a year now. It's like getting constant pay raises. $5 a day is $150 a month. It accumulates over and over. Someday you may make $500 a day! Who knows, but shooting for those small gains makes a big difference in the long run.
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UK then dream holidays would usually be outside of a home nation - It mine England is a fine country to see.

But anyway, Im looking to increase to $5 a day and then.... Its funny many people outside of this little world laugh when they hear about such a little sum but they dont seem to realise is that its just the start and I earn it with no work, from now on.

Heres to paying for the completion of a pet project site thats stood unfinished for the lack of time!