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This was my ultimate goal as far as making money from Adsense. Now what? I think I'll enjoy the rest of the holidays before I get back to work in January.
May 21, 2004- my first day with Adsense
Income averaged between 10 and 80 dollars a day, lots of ups and downs... then...
May 23, 2005- my first $100+ day
Things went uphill from there with only a few minor set-backs.
I officially launched my 'how-to' site in April of 2005 and advertised it heavily in the beginning(not adwords, just within my industry). I think that site and the others that followed validated me as a "real" publisher. At least in my own mind.
sailorjwd, maybe if annoying them involves assault with a plasma TV! Sorry, just kidding, if you really have already written about everything you know, just learn something new, it's fun!
base on your best guess, when will you get to $20k / month?
if you really have already written about everything you know, just learn something new, it's fun!
A great suggestion.
I started going back to college a year ago. Not to get a particular piece of paper this time, but to explore new areas of knowledge. I could put up a new website for each class that I take, just researching the field.
Then there is that whole library thing. They are wonderful places to just go wander till you find a book that sounds interesting, in a field that you know nothing about.
Congrats on the 10k. I hope you're being smart and investing a good portion of that.
My goal is to get 10k by next Christmas.
It is pretty simple;
U need to work hard and follow adsense heat map [google.com...] put ads as shown
See following ulr and follow the information provided here
How do u updated site? How many times a day? I update all my site 5-10 times a day. It is like 8 hrs job ;)
I've got the primitive look going on and my navigation buttons are on the wrong side of the page, so I've been told.
Your navigation is on the "right" side of the page where it should be, NEXT to the Scroll Bar! It's just simple ergonomics. And your sites are fast and easy to use. Keep it simple! You must be (you are) doing something "right".
Drakke, hopefully both if I have my way with the IRS! I'm investing a good portion back into the sites. If I spend the money back into the sites I don't have to pay taxes on that money. For example, the $3000 piece of equipment I bought and the $2000 I spent on business related Christmas cards and gifts aren't taxable, they are considered non-taxable expenses to the IRS and considered non-taxable investments to me. I could have kept that money, spent it on myself and paid taxes on it but I didn't. Also, whatever I have to pay out for help isn't taxable. I'm also investing some of it in other things and I DO have to pay taxes on that money but profits from the investments should very much outweigh the amount spent on taxes.
preeti, my secret ingredient is maybe the ability to talk people into things. Like submitting content for the sites just for the "honor" of their material being accepted. I don't do all the work myself. Together, myself, some part-time help and volunteers spend about 156 hours a week on keeping up with existing content and adding/editing new content.
Again, thanks all for letting me gloat in the moment!
Added: fi5hbone, I just saw your question, might post again after dinner!
Over dinner, I asked my life partner what he thought about fi5hbone's question, what obstacles and struggles I've had to overcome and he laughed. He said, "like what? saying 'okay, it's time to get to work'?" As I've mentioned before, just staying motivated on a daily basis has been the hardest part for me. It's so easy to get lazy and settle with what you've done so far. My sites will never be finished and will never be totally up to even my own standards, there is always improvement to be made. Mine have a long way to go! I hope Google continues to make the ride easy and fun for me by continuing to provide a simple way for me to monetize my available ad space.
For me, it's about staying hopeful despite the pennies I am receiving. You got any tips on that? Haha. They should have more than just adsense tips showing at Google. They should have a "How to stay hopeful when you are getting peanuts" kind of tips.
I've just started testing out Adsense on a small part of my site to see what the potential is, and to see what works best. Probably because of the small scale of the experiment the results have been very up and down, but it looks like $1,000 to $1,200 a month would be my starting point. Realizing this and hearing about your example is inspiring me to write more material for the site! Adsense is a pretty easy way to make money! Easier than shipping widgets, anyway.
Like you, I run a "how to" site, but in my case it's in several languages.