Making the income that I’ve earned with Adsense (I’ve been using it for 18 months now) is not a walk in the park – this is not ‘easy money’. As I’ve written numerous times before – I work long hours (its 12.36am as I write this) and I’ve taken a long term view
of it (in the early days I was earning less than I did when I was 7 and
getting pocket money). I post 20-30 posts per day and work hard on
networking and ethical SEO. Blogging is my full time job. You get out what you put in.
I don’t just run a single general blog – my approach is multiple blogs
(I currently run 17) on niche topics which I aim to post daily on. My
traffic levels are not massive but they are reasonably substantial with
around 16,000 unique visitors to my site each day.
<p>Check out the rest of the post. Worth the read!
There has been quite a few posts lately about the feasibility of using Google’s AdSense program to generate an income off a blog or other website. As you may have noticed, I have AdSense bars on my blog and while I am yet to receive a cheque from Google (this is my fault, I used the wrong settings and, for a while, the AdSense bar wasn’t even visible) I believe it is worth it. Besides, if your intention is just to make money and nothing else, why even bother? I think that if you are going to blog then enjoy doing it. It is a labour of love and really requires creativity and effort.
Anyway, to read posts on this issue, start with ProBlogger’s comments on "Why Adsense doesn’t work … for everyone". That post links to a post on BlogKits titled "Google Adsense For Bloggers: Why It Doesn’t Work…For Everyone". To balance out that latter, slightly pessimistic view, have a look at feedbuzzard’s post titled "You CAN earn money with Adsense on your blog". Lastly, take a look at The Newest Industry’s brief post titled "How AdSense works (or doesn’t) for you".