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10:55 am on Mar 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How about a roll-call as to webmaster's age, number of sites and monthly earnings. I'm an auld bugger and curious, so age before beauty here's my details:

60 - 65 two sites $100 - $200

9:09 pm on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Age 27
2 sites (with partners)
$300 a month..still working to add another 0!
9:27 pm on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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31 years old
one site
$2000/month
9:38 pm on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That is very impressive Toldan!
Please tell us one tiny bit of your trade secrets!
How on earth did you do that?
Are you a one-man-show?
What kind of topic has your website?
BTW, if you're only 26, you might be on your way to a very early retirement!;-))) Do you live in a country where the cost of living is not too much?

Secret to a successful restaurant business is not marketing. It's:

Location, location, location.

Secret to a successful online business, is not a topic. It's:

Traffic, traffic, traffic. And more damn traffic!

Consider top adsenser in Canada, the guy is making $10,000 and he's paid 5-10 cents dating clicks. Quality does not count; it's quantity that counts.

His web design is worst than I ever saw. But again, he can serve tens of thousands clicks per day. So, who cares? He pockets $10,000/day. We are bunch of losers compared to him.

I also live in Canada and the cost of living here is same as in the USA. But, what can I do? I am not going to move to some second class or third class country just because they can live on $200/month.

My main traffic comes from cheap advertising, but I do also (sometimes) advertise on Adwords.

All in all, I don't spend more than $200/month on advertising.

I get lots of traffic from forums and other website, people who quote or reference my website. I don't get lots of traffic from Yahoo or Google search engines. Search engines don't like me and I am reluctant to do SEO, because I think it's agains the TOS. I don't wanna spam Google with relevant or irrelevant (repetitive) keywords just to drive traffic to my site.

Also, ad positioning. Put in in the most insulting locations. For example, visitors starts reading article from left to right. Put the ad on the left. Let visitors read your advertisement first and then he can read your article.

That way you can monetize visitors, otherwise they are just waste of bandwith.

I am still disapointed with my earnings. I feel that I deserve $10,000 or possibly more, like that top Canadian adsenser. So, today I decided to completely change my business model, my website, and everything.

I will be going public (aka: more detailed) about this in the next 2 weeks. Will keep you posted.

The March is the month where I am making some important decisions. And April will be the month when I will execute them. April will be "make it or break it" for me.

My goal for March: make a sustainable plan, finish web redevelopment, execute your plan in April.

My goal for April: $30,000 to $50,000.

correction: I feel that I deserve $10,000 A DAY or more like top Canadian adsenser... etc

One more thing:

It took me only 250,000 impressions to generate over $10,000 on my website.

How about that?

You guys talk about millions of impressioins that you serve. I think you don't know what you are doing. With that many impressions, I would be Donald Trump by now.

Again - either you are capable of running a business, or not. THat's the difference between success and terrible failure.

[edited by: martinibuster at 9:51 pm (utc) on Mar. 8, 2006]
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humblebeginnings,

you may contact me and I will give you more tips. With creative ad positioning, you can trully have a drastic increase in your valid CTR.

11:23 pm on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Age 33
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Secret to a successful online business, is not a topic. It's: Traffic, traffic, traffic. And more damn traffic!

Different businesses succeed in different ways.

Some take the "high volume, low margin" approach, like supermarkets and general-interest Web portals or news/entertainment sites.

Some take the "low volume, high margin" approach, like stores that sell luxury goods or Web sites that cover highly commercial topics or reach highly desirable audiences.

And many successful businesses use a model that's somewhere between those two extremes.

It's a mistake to assume that your way is best, or that it's the only way to succeed.

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26 (almost 27)
I have a few sites, but only 2 derive adsense income. Of the contextual ad ones: 1 is a major site many of you might know, 1 other is in alpha

I won't discuss earnings because I'd rather keep that confidential but adsense and ypn have been extremely kind to me, and enabled me to leave behind a legal career and focus on investing in and building other companies.

4:08 am on Mar 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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age 28 years
34 web sites (Total About 1000 web pages )and 100 blogs ( 20 are French)
income : $4500 to $5500 a month from adsense.
5:57 am on Mar 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Age : 46
Sites : 8
Income : +1200 per month
Live in USA

Not enough to live on, but it pays some bills.

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Age: 35
Sites: 0.
Income: 0 (just quit job)
Future plan: get money from Adsense to feed two children.
8:04 am on Mar 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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TuanLa1972 hmm okay
Try adsense RSS Feeds to feed u'r kid
6:15 pm on Mar 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Future plan: get money from Adsense to feed two children.

false start. get a truly useful site online to attract visitors.
visitors don't give a damn about your misery. they don't click to solve your personal problems.

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Wow. You will never know just how much this thread has motivated me. Thank you everybody for showing me the potential of persevering and staying focussed.

My age: 38
Sites: 1 (very recent)
Earnings: $3 since set up but I am optimizing my site, have added RSS and a blog and learning every thing I can from this forum.

PS. I am printing off some of the motivating posts in this thread and putting them on the wall next to my monitor.

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Henry, although I am just a small-time player, this might motivate you too:

I started with Adsense about a year ago, and on my first day I made a cool dollar right away! I was thrilled!

After 2 months I had made enough money to buy a full bag of groceries. I know that doesn't mean much to most of you, but it meant something substantial to me.

After an other 2 months I discovered the Adsense money could buy me a full bag of groceries every week.

I have had my ups and downs but right now Adsense money allows me to buy more groceries than I need.
So now I am aiming to pay my rent with the Adsense money!

Don't get me wrong, I have a job that pays more than reasonable, far more than I make with Adsense. But I hate my job. And the whole idea I can make money with something I really like (making websites is just plain fun!) is FANTASTIC!

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Thank you humblebeginnings

Yes, it absolutely has motivated and encouraged me even more.

I am trying to imagine what kind of situation I will be in in 12 months time and know that it is going to be so much different to the situation I have right now and that is a very comforting thought.

I am not in a desperate situation but I am hoping that my Adsense earnings will help me to fulfil my dream of being able to live abroad.

Even if that is too ambitious I have been motivated enought to stay focussed and see where this journey will take me.

It is very very exciting.

Thanks again for taking the time to share your experiences.

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False start. get a truly useful site online to attract visitors.
visitors don't give a damn about your misery. they don't click to solve your personal problems.

Fully aggreed, but there is misunderstanding. I don't let others solve my personal problems. I will solve by myself, I see my chance with Adsense. May be this is worst start you never seen before, but not FALSE start.
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One big site and a couple of small ones, maybe six or seven with AdSense.
mid 4 figures
5:19 am on Mar 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Over 30, and that's all I'm saying! ;) Several sites, one earning the most. Between all of the sites and different sources of income (mostly Adsense), I make what could be considered equivalent to a part-time job. (Low four figures.) The time I spend each week on the sites is minimal. Right now I'm obsessed with working on a new site (and learning new tricks with recent upgrade to Dreamweaver 8), but most weeks are not like this.
8:07 am on Mar 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Age 35

IT Consultant ( Not Income Tax ha ha )
40 Web sites
6 Fig {income} a month (20 to 22K from adsense)

Very happy {Thank God }

Believe in ......

" To the great thrust of human spirit - There is no limit"

" It is strange how we find time to hate when life is too short to love"

" Real joy is joys in other's joy"

" Come my friends it is not too late to seek a newer world"

" Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?"

" Paths of glory lead but to the grave"

And

" When the grace is lost from the life,
come with a burst of song
when my voice is silent in death
my song will speak in your living hearts"

- Acme 2005 (Acme Perfection)

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Age: 29
Sites: ~80-90
Rev: five figures a month

This is with a partner.

5:51 am on Mar 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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40-45
1 site
$60
2:43 pm on Mar 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Age 28
5 blogs in total
4 blogs make about $50 a month
1 blog makes $800 a month
1:14 am on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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35 years
1 website developed
>5,000
3:00 am on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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one website design concept, two urls feeding it and over 20 "page one" SE listings(G, MSN, Y), 8 years of marketing

doing Adsense 3 months

$2,500+ per month and growing

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- 26

- Number of sites doesn't matter as much as the number of pages. Huge numbers, mid-sized network.

- $: Business is business, wouldn't tell anyone except gov.

- Almost fulltime IT dev. for the last 2 years.

BTW: Surprized to see people around 60 years old, even some 70s here... My respects goes to you for being young inside! That's inspiring and motivating.

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14 pages just put up another 9 today

adsensing

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40-45
1
Feb. 1200+
1:47 am on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Age: 21
website: 1 (planning to add more websites.. i.e. wallpapers / ringtones)

Earning: $70 (and growing)

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1 forum site with no ads on forum pages, 2 info sites part-built
$150-200 per month, growing slowly (and mostly swallowed up by adwords, shrinking slowly)
2:17 pm on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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2 sites
each averaging a whopping $3/day.

My utlimate goal is 100 sites each doing $5-10/day. If I did not have a real job, a gf, and the desire to maintain some semblence of work/life balance, I could do $500 - 1000 per day standing on my head. lol.

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