$10 000 a day from AdSense

Stories like this really tick me off (in a green and envious way).  A dating website called PlentyofFish earns its owner $10 000 per day in AdSense earnings alone and this figure may already have been eclipsed.  According to 2web Crew:

Markus is a one man show, earning $10,000 a day from Google’s Adsense. In fact, he mentioned after the show that that number is now dated. We discuss his business, how he runs it on only several Window’s systems (Microsoft’s perfect advertisement), Adsense, SEO’s getting into web sites development, his web design (or lack of), and the normal question about whether it’s a good time to start a web business.

The site isn’t anything spectacular and yet it is tremendously successful.  To me, this is a clear illustration of the point that you really don’t need all the bells and whistles to have a successful site.  What you need is a service that other people want and that does the job.  The rest is fluff.  The 2web Crew podcast episode in which they interview Markus is apparently pretty good.  I am going to download it and listen for myself.

(Shameless self-promotion follows …)

This blog isn’t the fanciest blog around and yet it does the job quite nicely, I think.  I think it would be great if my AdSense ads were so successful that I was earning $10 000 per day.  As I said, I think it would be great if … 😉

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Paul
Enthusiast, marketing strategist, writer, and photographer. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad. Allergic to stupid

  1. To be honest, I can put $100 that this site is not making $10,000. Infact, I’d be surprised if it was making $100 BEFORE the genius behind it started the $10K/rumor.

    It’s funny how people just buy anyone’s word – especially someone who has GREAT INTEREST in cooking up numbers(ah, all of us do) being his own venture.

    It ticks me off when people make case studies out of them frankly. It’s even more comical read about that guy going off on making his site look dirty on purpose. I mean sure it works if it clicks – but in general, users see 100s of AMATEUR looking sites daily.

    By the way, I love your ultra-wide comment box. Good stuff:)

  2. To be honest, I can put $100 that this site is not making $10,000. Infact, I’d be surprised if it was making $100 BEFORE the genius behind it started the $10K/rumor.

    It’s funny how people just buy anyone’s word – especially someone who has GREAT INTEREST in cooking up numbers(ah, all of us do) being his own venture.

    It ticks me off when people make case studies out of them frankly. It’s even more comical read about that guy going off on making his site look dirty on purpose. I mean sure it works if it clicks – but in general, users see 100s of AMATEUR looking sites daily.

    By the way, I love your ultra-wide comment box. Good stuff:)

  3. To be honest, I can put $100 that this site is not making $10,000. Infact, I'd be surprised if it was making $100 BEFORE the genius behind it started the $10K/rumor.It's funny how people just buy anyone's word – especially someone who has GREAT INTEREST in cooking up numbers(ah, all of us do) being his own venture.It ticks me off when people make case studies out of them frankly. It's even more comical read about that guy going off on making his site look dirty on purpose. I mean sure it works if it clicks – but in general, users see 100s of AMATEUR looking sites daily.By the way, I love your ultra-wide comment box. Good stuff:)

  4. To be honest, I can put $100 that this site is not making $10,000. Infact, I’d be surprised if it was making $100 BEFORE the genius behind it started the $10K/rumor.

    It’s funny how people just buy anyone’s word – especially someone who has GREAT INTEREST in cooking up numbers(ah, all of us do) being his own venture.

    It ticks me off when people make case studies out of them frankly. It’s even more comical read about that guy going off on making his site look dirty on purpose. I mean sure it works if it clicks – but in general, users see 100s of AMATEUR looking sites daily.

    By the way, I love your ultra-wide comment box. Good stuff:)

  5. To be honest, I can put $100 that this site is not making $10,000. Infact, I'd be surprised if it was making $100 BEFORE the genius behind it started the $10K/rumor.

    It's funny how people just buy anyone's word – especially someone who has GREAT INTEREST in cooking up numbers(ah, all of us do) being his own venture.

    It ticks me off when people make case studies out of them frankly. It's even more comical read about that guy going off on making his site look dirty on purpose. I mean sure it works if it clicks – but in general, users see 100s of AMATEUR looking sites daily.

    By the way, I love your ultra-wide comment box. Good stuff:)

  6. I don’t think so Zaid. I listened to the 2web Crew interview and it seems plausible (if not depressingly spectacular). The site apparently gets “tens of millions” of hits a day and even with AdSense’s low pay rates it works out to a chunk of change. Seems plausible to me.

  7. I don’t think so Zaid. I listened to the 2web Crew interview and it seems plausible (if not depressingly spectacular). The site apparently gets “tens of millions” of hits a day and even with AdSense’s low pay rates it works out to a chunk of change. Seems plausible to me.

  8. I don't think so Zaid. I listened to the 2web Crew interview and it seems plausible (if not depressingly spectacular). The site apparently gets “tens of millions” of hits a day and even with AdSense's low pay rates it works out to a chunk of change. Seems plausible to me.

  9. I don’t think so Zaid. I listened to the 2web Crew interview and it seems plausible (if not depressingly spectacular). The site apparently gets “tens of millions” of hits a day and even with AdSense’s low pay rates it works out to a chunk of change. Seems plausible to me.

  10. I don't think so Zaid. I listened to the 2web Crew interview and it seems plausible (if not depressingly spectacular). The site apparently gets “tens of millions” of hits a day and even with AdSense's low pay rates it works out to a chunk of change. Seems plausible to me.

  11. Samue, for the sake of my sanity I hope you are correct. It is an awesome feat though. Markus of PlentyofFish mentioned that he was being compensated a rate of less than 80c per click and that it was really the sheer number of hits on his site every day that did it for him.

    Zaid, I am glad you like the size of the commenting box. It was a happy, yet unintended, side effect of this revised design for the site.

  12. Samue, for the sake of my sanity I hope you are correct. It is an awesome feat though. Markus of PlentyofFish mentioned that he was being compensated a rate of less than 80c per click and that it was really the sheer number of hits on his site every day that did it for him.

    Zaid, I am glad you like the size of the commenting box. It was a happy, yet unintended, side effect of this revised design for the site.

  13. Samue, for the sake of my sanity I hope you are correct. It is an awesome feat though. Markus of PlentyofFish mentioned that he was being compensated a rate of less than 80c per click and that it was really the sheer number of hits on his site every day that did it for him.Zaid, I am glad you like the size of the commenting box. It was a happy, yet unintended, side effect of this revised design for the site.

  14. Samue, for the sake of my sanity I hope you are correct. It is an awesome feat though. Markus of PlentyofFish mentioned that he was being compensated a rate of less than 80c per click and that it was really the sheer number of hits on his site every day that did it for him.

    Zaid, I am glad you like the size of the commenting box. It was a happy, yet unintended, side effect of this revised design for the site.

  15. Samue, for the sake of my sanity I hope you are correct. It is an awesome feat though. Markus of PlentyofFish mentioned that he was being compensated a rate of less than 80c per click and that it was really the sheer number of hits on his site every day that did it for him.

    Zaid, I am glad you like the size of the commenting box. It was a happy, yet unintended, side effect of this revised design for the site.

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