I have been blogging for a while already, just recently I published my first online income report for a grand total of eight dollars. Eight dollars made from Google AdSense.
Update: I cracked my Google AdSense goal for $40/mo 19 months latter. Read more: How I Reached My Google AdSense Goal To Make $40.00/mo In 19 months
It is not that I haven't been using Google AdSense prior to this blog - I have been using Google AdSense for many low traffic websites since 2009. Since 2009 I have earned penny's through Google AdSense - little bit more than $100.
Buddy, that sucks! Yup, for almost five year term - it's nothing. It's about $20 a year, or about $1.66 in a month, or $0.05 a day.
Why Google AdSense earnings are so low?
My AdSense earnings was so low, because of two reasons:
- I haven't been using them for all the 5 year period. Actually, I have been using them for max 1 year period.
So it makes $100 in a year, or $8.33 in a month, or $0.27 i a day. That's better, but still modest results I could get.
- Low traffic websites (barely cracking 1,000 visitors per month)
For a life span of previous 5 years, I have not paid much attention to CTR, CPC and other indicators.
Setting my first Google AdSense goal
For first time I will set a goal - how much I want to earn with AdSense.
I decided to stay low - and earn enough with AdSense to break even my Linode VPS hosting bills. Wait.. I know you can get a super cheap hosting from Bluehost for less than $5/mo. I have some plan of expanding my traffic in future so I invest early and I'm happy with that.
And so - $40/month - my first AdSense goal.
It's not about how much, it's about how worth
$40 seems reasonable amount of money. But we still must define or goal - how to achieve it.