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Achieving first $5 a day



5:37 pm on Dec 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hello there, just starting my website on a hobby at the moment and have done a couple of pages. Once i have completed it, how long will it take before i start getting $5 a day with adsense. How long did it take other people in this forum to achieve this amount of money from adsense. How many pages did their website have and how long did it take their website to be put on a search engine in order to obtain the desired amount of traffic to make the $5?

I have been reading all these threads about people making their first $x day and i was wondering when it would be likely to happen for me!


5:59 pm on Dec 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Once i have completed it, how long will it take before i start getting $5 a day?

There are far too many unknowns to answer this question.

Depending on your content, your visitors, your ad placements, your advertisers, your marketing, etc., you might achieve this in a week or you might fail to achieve it in a year.


8:24 pm on Dec 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I get over 1500 page impressions a day, and I've been working on it for 2 years. I'm still not even halfway to $5/day yet.

So, to answer your question, it could be anywhere from a week, to years.


9:05 pm on Dec 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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In order to achieve $5 a day (or more) you'll need good quality content and traffic. I think you should worry about building a decent website first with unique information that people want and then the money and the visitors will come "alone", obviously, you also have to promote your site, things are not that easy.

Another thing you should consider is the niche you are in. Some topics pay better than others, while a guitar tabs site will have low paying ads, a luxury hotels guide in Montecarlo site will have better earnings.

So, answering your question, if you work hard, you could be making $5 or more from a new website in 6 months, or even less if you realy work very very hard creating more and more content. Check the Brett's 26 steps to a succesful website tread, therea are lots of good advices there.


9:36 pm on Dec 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You also need good traffic. I would say at least 500 unique visitors per day to earn 5 dollars per day.


9:44 pm on Dec 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm a week or a couple of years. Thanks for the replies, i guess my question was a bit of a waste of time for you guys so sorry to waste it. i guess the best thing to do is probably test it out myself, i mean my niche gets approx 5 dollars eCPM so i guess its just a matter of how do you manage to sustain a half decent amount of traffic or get it in the first place!The sustaining part is taken care of with good content,an aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate site so after its completed i need to worry about how i get the initial traffic and see where it goes from there.

PS any other comments feel free to post they're all of great value to me at the moment.


9:59 pm on Dec 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No one's wasting time, it's just that this is a real hard question to answer. It could take a couple of weeks or it could take six months.

Here's a tip - whatever you do, make each page something you'd be proud of. It's quality over quantity. Always keep the end-user in mind, make your site as useful as possible. I've not only got articles, but online tools, spreadsheets and document that my visitors can use as examples.

I started out by making short and crummy pages that were full of keywords. I just spent the last five months re-writing just about every single article (thankfully, in late 2005 I started putting out quality stuff). When I see a referal in my logs for a particular phrase I can honestly say I've accurately and thoroughly answered their question.


10:18 pm on Dec 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There are several different issues to think about. Here's one way of breaking them down:

(1) Develop your product. I assume that this is information. You need to write / acquire good enough articles to attract visitors and preferably to get them to come back. The better your product is, the easier it is to...

(2) Market your product. Building a fantastic site isn't enough; you need to help people find it. How are you going to do this? Paid advertising (high cost, instant returns)? SEO (lower cost, takes time)? Viral (can bring massive amounts of traffic quickly, but is difficult to make work)? All of the above? Once you've attracted traffic, you need to...

(3) Monetise your site. This means picking the right ads, putting them in the right place, and customising them to fit in / stand out. Remember, there are other options besides AdSense.

For the best returns, you need to get all three of these right.

I'm still learning about all three.


12:12 am on Dec 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My site is <3 month old and I am currently averaging $4 a day, my target if $5 for December.

that being said it is taking me 3h+ per day of work and, come to think of it, 3h+ for $4 is dirty cheap.



12:49 am on Dec 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I started a website early october and am currently averaging $6-$7 a day. The thing is, with christmas coming up, I seem to be doing good overall....

I'm not close to 500 uniques on the 6-7$ page though... I'm at about 150...

Summed up: too many variables ;)


10:15 am on Dec 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have sites with under 50 visitors a day that make over $5 but the traffic is well targetted with high(ish) paying keywords.

There seems to be no rules when it comes to traffic and income!


5:35 pm on Dec 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You do not necessarily need "at least 500 uniques per day" to earn $5 per day with Adsense.

What you do need is:
1. to target a good niche with decent paying keywords
2. to optimize your site for highest CTR possible

If you can get $.50-$1 per click you'll only need a few clicks per day to earn that $5.


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