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Hello, it's been a while.

Since I last checked in here

     
12:12 am on Dec 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Anyone remember me? Well, many years later, I must be looking in the wrong spot to check my "all time" earnings. Maybe it's the new interface, but I never got to see my one million mark in writing. Yes, over a million dollars. Over a period of many years(8), but still....

I bought a nice big farm with the extra money I earned, I raise chickens and grow all kinds of organic vegetables, herbs and fruit. Built myself a nice home on a 350 acre farm. I do still have a couple of my websites, I had to throw some by the wayside to concentrate on others, and I still earn a monthly check, thanks Google! Also thanks to Incredi-Bill and others who helped me so much in the beginning.
12:30 am on Dec 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Good to see you again!

On your AdSense control panel click on performance reports at the top of the page, the click the little arrow by the dates and you'll see "all time" on the list of choices.
2:05 am on Dec 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Actually, longer than 8 years, more like 10, I joined Adsense:
Tue, Jul 15, 2003

And I found it, thanks ken. Good to "see" you too.
2:28 am on Dec 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Not a million dollars here, but WAY more than I ever imagined I'd make. Always nice to hear of success stories like yours spaceylacie, cheers!
3:37 am on Dec 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Welcome back; hope you stick around a while!
9:48 am on Dec 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Just checked mine. Jul 7th 2003 was our first earnings date. Currency on that account is set to GBP so I don't get the satisfaction of seeing that 7 digit figure when I log in. Even by today's exchange rates we've done it in USD though.

I'm so glad that you made me look at that. That's put me in a great frame of mind for the day!

I am wondering where my farm is though. :/
10:53 am on Dec 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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welcome back spaceylacie

Indeed, such posts reaffirms to others that it's possible to make a success of it.

Thank you.
12:39 pm on Dec 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Welcome back!
5:59 pm on Dec 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Yeah! It's awesome to live the charmed life. :)
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Hi spaceylacie, welcome back! Glad you shared your story of success, it's inspiring and that's the direction I'm moving in too. Haven't achieved your level of success, but I too have had more success than I ever dreamed I would when I started this whole AdSense thing.

I know this will sound corny to many, but I have found (much to my surprise, honestly) this to be something with deep truth:

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.


I just try to keep my nose pushing that rock along, a little at a time every day. And now that I look back on several years of doing it, I've come so much further than I thought was possible. If you're trying to figure out whether it (AdSense) will work for you, just go ahead and get started. Try it. You truly never know what might come your way.
7:21 am on Dec 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Welcome back mate. Ah! Them olden days...
4:05 am on Dec 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Even after 10 years, there is not another viable avenue, in my opinion, that allows a publisher to concentrate on quality content without having to think about how it is funded. Sure, it was much easier in the beginning, of course! Because we had so much less competition.

Yes, there are also many new options now, in my line of work, companies will wine and dine you to get you to talk about their products. Adsense is perfect for people who are passionate about a subject and just want to share their knowledge. Add the code, let Google deal with the rest.
2:57 pm on Dec 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Even after 10 years, there is not another viable avenue, in my opinion, that allows a publisher to concentrate on quality content without having to think about how it is funded.


That's one of the most interesting things about AdSense, when you think about it. Usually, markets with really successful companies draw competitors; Yahoo tried for a while with the Yahoo Publisher Network, but ultimately gave up. I think Microsoft may have tried also, but I haven't heard anything from them about that in eons.

I guess Google just had too far of a head start with AdSense for any of the others to catch up.
8:23 pm on Dec 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Google has a decent display network of advertisers (or at least compared to the others) Yahoo and Bing have some pretty dodgy search partners in their displays networks; I haven't let my clients advertise there in anything but search pages in years.
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I am wondering where my farm is though. :/


Buying the farm wasn't all Adsense, but I learned how to make that money from paying attention and I did attend one conference in New Orleans, pre-Katrina. The PubCon from this website. I have gone to conferences and parties that other websites have held, but Pubcon takes the cake. I lost my voice then passed out in the hallway. Not to mention trying to "ring" people in the streets.... that was fun...