How I Made $1,000 with Google AdSense in 7 years

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Yes, I know the title doesn't sounds too much promising. Do a quick Google search and there will be zillion of results pointing out how to make $1,000 a day, or at least in a month. No to speak about - how to make a million dollar from Google AdSense. I'm here to tell you my story how I made humble thousand dollars in seven years. Dude, I feel sorry for me.

Round a year ago I covered an article about Google AdSense achievements, it turned out I was using Google AdSense for already 6 years. Now it's already seven years, that's about 1/4 of my life or about one half of my adult life. 

Now to put a little bit of light of this sad entry I must tell that about 2/3 of this money I have made in last 365 days.

Here is how it all started: It was a late night of September 4th, 2009, when I finally decided to give it a try for Google AdSense. Back then I had dozens of different "projects", mostly powered on WordPress, I was exploring different niches and put a lot of time on too much directions. I decided to try to monetize my efforts - and of course I was thinking, yet yet - I will make those million dollars overnight. I didn't. Actually my most valuable asset back at those days generated me just about 6,000 monthly users (monthly, not daily). I made about four dollars in the first month, and maybe $10 in fourth month.

Soon I stopped my huge efforts on building the next big thing, and AdSense dollars stopped rolling in at all. From 2011 until the end of the 2013 I was not using Google AdSense actively (from reports I can see, I have made a dollar, or two, maybe four dollars per month in some of the months during that period).

In October, 2013 (that's about 3 years ago), I decided to stop spreading my efforts on many smaller projects and launched simple, personal blog, the one you are currently reading, where I have implemented and realized most of my previous ideas from previous projects. For example, All About Georgia -  a section dedicated to my travels and food experience in Georgia. This map can serve as a virtual guide for planing your travels to Georgia. The travel destinations on the map are grouped by tourism objects, restaurant & hotel reviews. Or Food Blogger (I had a separate blog for recipes), and so on.

Most of the money I have made with Google AdSense I have made with this blog in a period 2014 - 2016. With the last year being the top performing (about $690). My blog currently receives about 50,000 monthly users, which is more than 8 times I had with my previous best asset. For the past 6 month I make roughly two dollars a day. 

In fact Google AdSense makes less than 5% of my total blog income - affiliate marketing brings in way more. With help of the income from the blog - I have been able to heavily invest in a country house remodeling, things like changing a roof, digging a pond or drilling a bore hole are covered from the income from blog. Thus AdSense makes just about 5%, I can say that Google AdSense have covered a pond digging this year. Pretty cool right. From acorn to oak. 

I have no clue where the next year will take me, but it would be awesome to double earnings from Google AdSense, and at the end of the 8th year to report - $2,000.