Jennifer Carter asked:
It’s a question that everyone asks soon after they sign up for Google Adsense. So often people are disappointed that they are only making around $1/day.
Basically, if you’re not hitting at least $1/day after six months, you need to take some advice about getting traffic to your site and your use and placement of your Google Ads.
I think that it’s important to remember that it takes time to build up your income, but that it does gradually build as the search engines find your site, as you build more pages and as you build more links to your site.
The key to Adsense is to create content – you can do this by creating more pages or by creating more sites. For example, if you have one site that is earning just $1/day, that’s $30/month. Ten sites like that will give you an income of $300/month, fifty sites will give you an income of $1500/month and so on. You get the idea!
However, do avoid the temptation to buy an “Adsense Ready” website – some of these contain duplicate content which the search engines can spot a mile away. You’ll have plenty of content that you’ve paid good money for, but few visitors. Creating your own content is the key – either by writing yourself or by using free articles from Article Directories such as Ezine Articles and then adding your own introduction to make them unique. You can also make use of RSS to create fresh content on your site.
There are plenty of people who earn good money from Adsense, John Reese earned over £500,000 in just one year and Michael Cheney makes over $19000 per month. You may not wish to be in that kind of league, but it certainly gives you the idea that there’s big money to be made if you just know what to do. Obviously you’ll want to set up and build up one site to start off with, then add the others later on.
Once you’ve started to build up an income, then you can start to experiment with placing and colour of your ads. If you can improve your click through rate (CTR) on your ads, then you can make more money from the same level of traffic. This is somewhere it can really pay to listen to the experts, just one eBook that I downloaded more than tripled the income from my own sites. Also, read up as much free information as you can, sign up for courses from the experts and try out new ideas. If you can get your CTR into double figures you’ll be doing OK, although rumour has it that some of the experts have really high click through’s. As it’s against Googles terms and conditions to share this information, these kind of figures are not readily available, however, by testing out ideas on your own site you’ll be able to find out what works for you.
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