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I am now officially a full time new Adsense small publisher after quitting my job. I know that this sounds very silly but I don't think I have anything to lose, because the income from my previous job is very low.
Since joining a few months ago I have not received any cheque yet, because my earning is only approaching US$200. That is a very small income and is not enough for me to survive. But not to worry since I am running about 20 web sites and I only put Adsense on one of my sites.
I am sorry if this question has been asked before or if it is against Google's TOS to reveal how much you have earned. But if it is okay, is it possible for you to tell us how much you have earned since joining Adsense? Tell us the year or month since joining and the total amount of money you have made. It also would be nice to know the average number of monthly visitors to your site.
Anyone here become a millionaire after joining Adsense?
Thank you very much for your input and I am sure the figures would be an encouragement to a new Adsense publisher like me who almost give up on affiliate programs.
As you might have read this forum and important threads, I am pointing you to few threads which may help you.
Adsense is my only regular source of money too, but Im a bit disapointed. Im working to make more from my visits. Since June, I have made 550USD. Best month was November with 160USD. Here in my country, the check delays 40 days for be funded and they discount 25 dolars for each check. The visits of my site depends, but its around 80-90.000 uniques month with 220000/views!
It's gonna get better though. I haven't really been "trying" to make money. My efforts have been (and will continue to be) writing about things I know something about, and love writing and reading about. With or without adsense or any other advertising, I just wanna have the best danged sites on the internet within my topic areas. To tell the truth at the moment I mainly have adsense because it amuses me to see what the ads wind up being.
I really wanted adsense to also serve as useful links for my readers in case what they were looking for was something I haven't (yet) covered, but unfortunately a large percentage of the sites are pretty much useless. Oh well...some of them are good.
why would it really matter what I make?
My sentiments exactly.
Mistra, first, welcome to webmasterworld.
Secondly, this place is a great collection of diverse people from a range of different cultures. What's considered a polite question in SE Asia is considered rude in Europe and the US. The earnings question (how much do you earn?) is one of them.
Good luck with your Adsense sites.
If it doesn't then I'll drop it straight away, as I'm not in this to promote Google, I'm in it to promote my clients.
However my first month I earned the low $hundreds with it. Now this is the first month I've managed low $thousands . The difference between the two amounts is seventeen-fold (or when you factor in inflation and increased traffic) roughly twelve-fold. Believe me - Adsense has come a long way since 2003!
I'm even thinking of branching out now into both related genres and other sites as well as ways to reduce my tax bill. ;)
I already had 30,000 unique visitors a month before i joined adsense and had never even thought about making money from it...i only wanted to cover the server expenses, it was only a month later when the figures increased sharply that i saw the possibilities but my case is unique as is everyone else's in this forum so any comparison of earnings is totally irrelevant and only satisifies the curious, gossips and self-obsessed/insecure.
If another publisher who makes ten times as much as me and has ten times as much traffic gives you his stats, is that going to help you?
You may as well ask the question "how much money can you make working in a job"
Yes but you don't understand for some of us on this forum this is our job. So therefore "How much do you make from Adsense?" is like asking where does a lot of your salary come from? For a lot of people it's not just a hobby for a bit of fun and extra pocket money.
Those of you that have had very little income from Adsense - is it because your web pages have little traffic, or are your visitors just ignoring the ads?
It'll be some sort of combination of:-
poor placement (colours, position on page etc)
visitors not interested in ads but coming to site for another reason - eg information
ad bids being low in that category
poor targeting ads
high proportion of PSAs
only one ad a page
ads only only on a small section of the site
only just started with the ads
high proportion of visitors not human - eg search engine spiders etc
too short a time period over which the ads are run (eg running them for hour, day, week etc and expecting huge returns)
To answer this excellent topic of discussion - I've made about $2000 so far.