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An AdSense first

August 10th, 2006 · 5 Comments

It’s been a couple of months since I started seriously working on trying to make some money online and today saw an important first in my quest to make money online. For the first time I’ve just had AdSense revenue for seven consecutive days.

Now to any of the “I make twenty grand a day on AdSense – wanna know how?” types who might have stumbled across Twenty Steps on their way to making their next million, this might not sound like a big deal but to me it is.

The figures aren’t huge but, then again, I don’t think that matters. It shows that some of the hard work I’ve put in is starting to pay dividends. Given what I learned the other day about Google’s Aging Delay I can now understand why some of these sites weren’t getting the ranking and, therefore, the traffic. I’d been getting frustrated at the lack of revenue generated but can now see some of the reasons why. That combined with the fact that a couple of the sites really stank!

I’ve seen spikes in my AdSense revenue which coincided with me aggressively marketing my sites but that isn’t what I’m trying to achieve. My aim is to create sites which generate a passive income regardless of my day to day involvement. The utopia is a steady regular income through AdSense and affiliate marketing which will allow me to continue with my acting career as well as continuing to look at viable online businesses.

I’m not going to be retiring on the last 7 days worth of AdSense revenue but it has certainly given me a pick up.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • makingitbig // Aug 10, 2006 at 6:04 pm

    Congratulations — consistent money making is great. I’m in the same boat — I just started up a new site that I’m pumping out content for and trying to get all the pieces in the right place to make a dime or two off my Adsense ads.

    I like your challenge idea, btw. I started an RSS goal a few days after I launched the site, hoping to get 75 RSS subscribers in two weeks. It’s slowly going, but I’m finding that publicizing your goals helps and people are much more willing to help you out.

  • Mike // Aug 10, 2006 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks for being the first person to post a comment on the site. I thought I was talking to myself for a while!

    I like the idea of setting goals for your site and I think that this is an important part of any online marketing activity. If you don’t have an objective, how do you know if you are successful?

    The very best of luck with your site. I’ll be keeping an eye on it :)


  • makingitbig // Aug 11, 2006 at 1:05 am

    Exactly — goals are necessary. And it certainly seems that when your audience is aware of them, they are friendly enough to help out.


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