The Sky is the Limit?

The Sky is the Limit?

Many people ask in forums and other blogs this eternal question: How much can I earn from Adsense? While someone would come and say he earns a few thousands of dollars monthly, others will complain about hardly managing to earn a few measly dollars.When

I started with Adsense, it was about a year and a half ago, after my first month I earned 2$. Yes two dollars. In order to be eligible to receive your first cheque, you need to generate 100$, so I was very eager to collect enough for my first payment after 4 years. It definitely did not look back then as if all the effort I put in my site (and I spend many months building it) was worth it. Back then, I also heard about someone complaining about his AdSense revenue, his main concern was that he earns “only” a few dollars daily. It seems like a dream to me back then…

Everybody in the world seemed to earn more than I did, and I couldn’t figure the reason. I decided to set myself what is called an “earnings challenge”. The goal was, the double the revenue for the next month. I know, it sounds ridiculous, setting myself a goal of earning 4$ in 30 days, but it was a challenge for me, and I made it! However, I decided that setting myself a daily goal is far better, in the end of the day I know what were my aim and was this aim achieved or not. If it was not – I need to work harder tomorrow to make up for the day that has passed.

Over a year has passed, and now I do understand the concern of that guy who made only a few dollars a day, it really is a problem when you reach a certain PR, steady traffic and standard.

Let’s say an average salary in your area is 2000$. This might not be something mind blowing, but earning from Adsense is still far better than to work in a factory or wait tables. So, 2k is the goal. 2k, divided by 30 working days turns to be 65$, which is your daily aim. I know what you are thinking now – “eh, easy for you to say, ma`am!”. No, it is not easy, we all start somewhere. After all, 65$ is just 65 clicks, each of which is worth 1$. While this is a bit too good to be true, lets be more down to earth and say that this is 325 clicks, 13 cents each. That’s a pretty low payment per click, means you might need even less, if you go though all the ‘Smart Pricing Optimization’, filter MFA (Made For Adsense) websites etc.

Set a reasonable goal and go for it… Good Luck!

Published by Lorelei

Lorelei is a full-time blogger since 2006, making a living by sharing her SEO, blogging, social marketing and web development tips.


April 13, 2007 at 3:43 pm25

Hi, I started in August, and I also used to set goals in earning money with Adsense, and your article shows me I was rather successful in achieving my goals: a few dollars daily came true in 3 first months.
Who says it is not a hard work? But I am not going to give up, if somebody can make three or four digit numbers per month, why not me?))
You are welcome to my Blog as well!

February 25, 2007 at 9:27 pm28

Nice article, great tips 🙂
I’ll try to set some goals for myself but I’m not determined enough to make them 😛

February 24, 2007 at 12:16 am29

xtremely usefull article
it was very very usefull

February 23, 2007 at 1:32 am28

Nice article.. and nice layout original layout for the blog 😉

Chris Denny
February 2, 2007 at 7:55 am27

Fantastic article. That is exactly right and I like the day by day goals. Thanks.


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