Monday, August 31, 2009

Adsense Earnings

I had a recent comment asking me about adsense earnings and whether I thought it was worth setting up a blog like this one, so I thought it might be useful to post about them. I have a lot of different blogs and websites and all of them have adsense adverts on them. I tend to earn about $100 every 3-6 months from these sites all added up together. The best earner is my this blog and in August I earned $15 from it. This is less than it has earned in the past, which I think is because I am not promoting the site as much as I used to. When I was more active on forums and spent time commenting on others sites, I did get more traffic and earn more. I also did better when I had page rank. I think I have had this site for 2.5 years and I have earned $500 from it altogether just from adsense and additional money form the blogroll advertising and paid blog articles. Therefore, if you are considering setting up this sort of blog then I would definitely recommend it. Make sure that you promote it well, link exchanges are good as well as commenting on others blogs and forums. Buy your own domain if you want to make money from advertising before advertisers prefer that. Have fun and be honest and you should earn some regular readers. Also let me know as I will be happy to write a short piece advertising it for you. Good luck!


jay said...

Ideally, if it is Adsense revenue that you are after, then a niche-site related to high-yielding adsense adverts would be your best bet.
Your 'weight-loss' site should do well for Adsense earinings I would have thought?
It's not an easy thing to work out because you need to get visitors first of all, and then get them to click on the links. In theory getting more traffic should lead to clicks, but it doesn't always work out that way - sometimes it is better to have a small amount of properly-targetted traffic

Rachel said...

I thought a niche site woudl be best too but the weight loss one does not make that much money. I have a theory that the money making site is visited by other people trying to make money who understand about adsense earnings and so they are more likely to click the ads because they want to send you some 'payment'. Also the weight loss ads tend to be diet pills and things which are not the sort of thing that my readers are interested in.