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I'm not a webmasterworld cheerleader.
I'm not a cheerleader for anybody except wyweb and that may sound harsh and self-centered but so be it.
In here I can find out ahead of time what works for other's (granted - it doesn't always work for everyone but I go with the consensus and have yet to regret it).
I can find out what people have tried with relation to adsense and get their reports on it (color schemes come to mind, to name just one). If it worked for them I'm certainly willing to try it on my sites to see if it works for me as well.
Often it does.
Some major players post in here. I like the fact that I can learn from their experience.... I'm not a big player but this arena allows me to interact with the big players.... How do you put a price tag on that?
I could make numerous comparisons to this and the "real" job market/world. I talk too much though.
Suffice it to say I'm pretty pleased with my unemployed status.
Just curious, is there anybody out there who has more fun in his daytime job than with building websites and running ads/banners/affiliates/etc?
I don't have any fun working my 9-5 job. It's just waste of my time, but I still have to do it to survive. I work for a minimum wage the money that I earn can pay for basics only. I am sick of this life and want some progress.
I believe Adsense has a great potential, but I need to find a reasonably priced (or preferably "free") way of advertising my website in order to bring millions of visitors to my websites and make some decent profit.
Life is tough.
My Web site *is* my day job. (And often my night job, too, if I find myself waking up at midnight when I should be going to sleep.)
yup... I have GREAT ideas at 2:30 a.m. but no longer get up and run to the office.
These days I keep pad and pen on the bedside stand and when these ideas hit I write them down...
Girlfriend of the moment thinks that's highly odd but she's on her way out anyway so what the hell...
How do you get time for freedom if you have to check your stats every 2 hours :-)
When did I say that... I go for 2 or 3 days sometimes w/o checking stats...
Hard to login when I'm fishing on the lake (and no I don't take the laptop with me....that's my time)
What's this "real work" you speak of?
LOL Ken... an illusive, transitory state of existence which many depend on and eventually feel trapped by.
I'll be starting a new site shortly (j/k) with instructions on how to free yourself from these bonds.... PM me for URL
Now I have to order pizza... paid for by google and eaten by me and my 2 dogs.... (they get cheesy crusts)
AdSense is making me lazy and complacent.
Oh! So it's not the real ale and tequila slammers? :-)
I've been too lazy to shoot nudes for a couple of years now...
Ummm... Bill I could sure help you out on that... I mean if you ever get in a real bind or anything and need an extra hand... Just let me know eh?
writing indepth reports
think if those reports are not useful to your boss, and if they can ( if published openly without objection ) - on new with adsense.
i am sure you must be having expertise in writing indepth reports , ur chances of wining are enhanced if you have that skill in you.
I like my job though - you don't get the same banter and social life with your colleagues when working for yourself.
I try not (yes) to build new sites for customers now as its tedious and time consuming, I have more than enough revenue coming in from hosting and adsense, if adsense vanishes it would be sad but still OK