How I Made $3,951.86 with Google AdSense in last 9 years

Updated: 8 September, 2018 seen 356

Time flies as it turns out it has been already 9 years since I've been using Google AdSense to monetize online content.  It was a late night on September 4th, 2009, when I finally decided to give it a try for Google AdSense. 9 years? That's almost a decade.

As the title says - I have made almost 4K in the last 9 years. You know what's more amazing? Almost half of that amount I made in the last year alone. 


Back then, 9 years ago, I had a dozen "web-projects", mostly powered by WordPress, I was exploring different niches and put a lot of time and energy in too many directions. I decided to try to monetize my efforts - and of course, I was thinking - 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 four months later.

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 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 5 years ago), I decided to stop spreading my efforts on many smaller projects and launched simple, personal blog, the one you are currently reading. See: It's official now - domain name is on

Most of the money I have made with Google AdSense I have made with this blog in a period 2015 - 2018. With the last year being the top performing (about half or $1,816.83). My blog currently receives about 100,000 monthly users. That has been a huge leap over the years.

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 10th year to report -~$8,000 or about $333/mo hard, but doable.

The Bottom Line

Looking at these numbers right now, they don't impress me much, but let's agree that it has been a nice smart passive income for the past 9 years


Hi! My name is Reinis Fischer (38), a proud dad and devoted husband. CEO and Founder of Terramatris crypto hedge fund, drone enthusiast, world traveler, photographer, and passionate lover of Georgian cuisine (vegetarian).

An ex-pat living in Georgia since 2011, I trade stocks, take photographs, work out at the gym, and many more. Here I write about travel, finance, and other things that might interest me.