Over the past month I’ve been pushing affiliates sales with varying levels of success and I’ve been pretty much ignoring Adsense and even removing it from some pages to concentrate more on sales, so I’m some what surprised to be sat here on Cyber Monday writing about hitting one of my Adsense goals, the $1,000 Adsense day 😀 .
So why am I writing this? Basically for inspiration and show that anybody with work and commitment can make a nice income on the web. I first started using Adsense on September 21, 2004 and my earnings for that day were $0.00 (great start), followed by $0.82 the day after. The rest of 2004 and most of 2005 I spent learning as much as I could from forums and my own experimentation and really started taking action in the second half of 2005, in hindsight it would of been more profitable to learn by doing more.
Over the last couple of years I’ve had various ups and downs and learnt from making plenty of mistakes along the way. I quit my day job at the beginning of this year (which is scarily marked by the massive dip on the above graph) and have continued to build ever since.
For people just starting out with Adsense or making money online and are finding it tough, it gets easier. I remember being excited as hell on my first $1 day and then the $10, when I hit $1,000 in a month I was over the moon. All it takes is an open mind, work, commitment and perseverance.
I now need to get back to pushing affiliates, it is Cyber Monday after all.