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Although all these problems are real, and should be discussed in order to deal with them, we also need good news to inspire us. Therefore I ask you folks to bring in some good stuff to inspire the rest of us. Did your earnings climb for the past few months? Did you start a new website that generates good cash? Did you use your Adsense money to buy something great lately? Were you able to help out someone else with your Adsense money? Please bring in the good news!
My good news is that my earnings have recovered after a complete downfall starting in january. After the Christmas season, nobody was interested in my winter widgets anymore. To anticipate on the seasons I started building a site about summer widgets in february. After going online in may my earnings went up again!
I am now working on 2 new websites:
- one about blue widgets that are very popular among the filthy rich;
- the other about how to make these blue widgets yourself when you are on a low budget.
The idea is to make two entirely different websites, targeting 2 different audiences, while writing about the same blue widgets.
Since I love these blue widgets myself it is so much fun to write about them, take pictures of them and interview people about them...
Even if this idea inspired you for one second you made my day;-)
Some people had been running behind me on a fair.
2 people running after me pulled me to their booth on a fair pleasing me to write further articles about their widgets.
I visited the same fair last year and wrote about them already last year.
Pushing panic buttons when AS is not available, or seeing CTR or eCPM rise or drop, and then having heart failure, is not a solution to well being :-)
Apart from running websites, I have two other businesses, and AS is such a minor part of total income that I treat it with respect, but it doesn't rule my life!
joined:Sept 20, 2004
Did you use your Adsense money to buy something great lately?
Not great but essential.
My financial accounts were SO FAR behind I hired someone to bring them all up-to-date, reclaim a load of VAT (purchase tax) and get my self-assessment (personal taxation) completed (nothing to pay!).
Actually, this is GREAT:-)
In June 2006 I managed to drop AdSense's share of my earnings to only 50% with direct advertisers, sort of peace of mind investment. Crossing my fingers for the next 6 months to continue the same.
Also -said earlier- I bought meself a motorbike :-)
(ann wanna race?)
HB loves Cheese I guess ;-)
Off topic: I once saw this french guy on tv and he was completely idolized by cheese. He made it, he ate it, he studied it and every conversation he started about any subject allways ended up with cheese. The guy seriously thought that if all people would eat more cheese, there would be no more war! There you got your good news!
Haha, now I See you edited your post and I am still quoting the old one...
[edited by: humblebeginnings at 1:35 pm (utc) on June 25, 2006]
so Good news is that I Now target to earn double to my last year turn over so I don't need these cheap banks people finance my Home.
My good news is I do that, but I also now have enough money saved up in my site advertising account to be able to pay for the moving expenses to move to someplace nicer, and also make a very nice downpayment on a new vehicle.
(1) in the form of five-figure monthly checks.
(2) in bedroom #2, wearing a bath robe, sunglasses and sipping gin & tonic.
[edited by: jk3210 at 3:33 pm (utc) on June 25, 2006]
At this point, I'm making enough to fund several expansions to the site, begun the work on two new sites, and well on my way to funding an extensive research trip (will also be quite fun) that will lead to yet another site.
With very little work on my part, I placed ads (tried several different formats and colors), and in May I earned enough to buy us a beautiful new refrigerator. AdSense is not my only income, so I think of it as a bonus. Of course it is a bonus I hope continues and grows and yes, it worries me when it declines for awhile, but overall, it's been very helpful and like frosting on my cake!
We should have one of those once a month to counter the doom and gloom MFA & smartpricing discussions?
How about turning the PIP threads into "PIP what are you spending it on?"
Am I the only one observing that the AdWords forum has over-spilled here with all of them discussing how they won't use our sites anymore?
Most of you in the U.S or Europe will not fully appreciate the impact that Adsense income has on a family's budget in other parts of the world. One U.S Dollar equals RM4 where I am and on what I earn with adsense monthly, I can cover my credit card bills and car and loan repayments!
What good has Adsense done for me?
- gave me a supplemental source of income when we first started our catering biz
- gave me the option of working at home and being with my kids.
- IS giving me hope that I give my family nice things and a good future.
- I am so very hopeful because I have only just begun and already Adsense is very lucrative for me.
I hope Adsense lasts for a long time...at least until I get my Ferrari... ; )
...at least until I get my Ferrari... ; )
What do You want with such a lame car?
2 big share holders from Google and one from Ebay invested in a new car company
introducing next month a new electric car.
Here [youtube.com] a video from a concept study about the performance
In the video, it looks like the Ferrari driver has forgotten to insert the first gear.
[edited by: jatar_k at 5:29 pm (utc) on June 28, 2006]
[edit reason] fixed sidescroll [/edit]