Some Really Sobering Publisher AdSense Stats

How Long Does It Take To Make $5 From AdSense?

Have you ever wonder how many webmasters make money online with Google AdSense? Sometimes, it looks almost too easy – place some Google ads on a blog and watch the money roll in. In reality, it doesn’t quite work this way. As a matter of fact, if the stats I got are any indication, very few people make any money online.

For the past month and a half, I have to making use of Google AdSense’s referral program to generate additional affiliate income. Google’s affiliate program gives you $5 once the site you referred makes $5 in AdSense earnings. They have 180 days to make this $5. If they don’t do it within 180 days of signing up, you lose out on your $5 finder’s fee.

The Sobering Stats

So far, I have signed up 135 websites to Google AdSense, which works out to about three new sign ups per day. Out of the 135 sites, only three has made the $5 conversion threshold. That’s really sad when you think about it. Out of 135 sites, 132 havenโ€™t even made $5 yet.

Luckily, Google does give 180 days for these sites to make their $5 so I can be paid. As the months goes by, all the sites should cross the $5 barrier. At least that’s what I’m hoping for. Unless the site shuts down, I cannot see how it is possible to not make $5 from AdSense in six months. My feeling is these sites will convert. It just may take a bit of time.

How Long Did It Take You To Make $5?

Google AdSense referrals can add some nice online pocket change. Each sign up is worth $5 to me. At three signs up per day, that’s a potential $450 extra per month. At first, I thought this wouldn’t be a money maker because I figured everyone and their dog had signed up to Google. But the fact that I’m getting three new sign ups per day would seem to indicate that Google hasn’t taken over the world yet. I’ll keep you posted on future progress.

In the mean time, I want to know; how long did it took you to make your first $5 with Google AdSense? Hopefully, it was less than 180 days.


145 thoughts on “Some Really Sobering Publisher AdSense Stats”

  1. Alex says:

    Well, my first day in adsense i get like 0.1 dollars, for me take like 1 week for got 5 dollars

    1. Garry Conn says:

      It is interesting reading all these comment of bloggers who aren’t doing very well with Google Adsense. Secondly, it is even more interesting to discover the type of blogs being authored and the kind of traffic being pulled in. I am extremely successful using Google Adsense. The main trick (if you even want to call it that) is to target people who don’t know what the program is and incorporate the ads into your site as if it were part of your own content, reference and navigation. Making money online using Google Adsense is not that difficult at all. You have to know which ads generate the most money per click and know how to attract the right people who will click them. It’s not rocket science. Good luck to everyone… I really want to see more people find success with this program.

      1. Before subscribing to Google AdSense, I have understudied my husband and have gotten the secret of C.O.T.I (Content + Optimization + Traffic = Income).

        So, when I made $4.22 on my first day, I was not surprised at all. It didn’t take me time to cross the $145 first Check. from there I grew to over $300 monthly.

    2. HMTKSteve says:

      When did they change it? It used to be you had to make $100 to get the commission.

      1. Garry Conn says:

        It never did change. You still have to make $100 before they cut you a check. ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Marc says:

          I’m with Steve on this one, as I understood the program, you would only get credit for a signup once the person reached $100. If I had known it was only $5, I would have been sending people their way sooner…

          1. Garry Conn says:

            Sorry Steve I thought you were talking about the commission checks… I had money on my mind, but the other way to make it using Adsense. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am not sure about the other.

          2. Marc,

            you need to set up a special school of AdSense to make any meaningful income from those referrals you send Google’s way.

            Otherwise, your recruitment would be unfruitful, maybe much worse than John’s.

  2. Court says:

    It took me about a month to make my first $5. Everyone can get to where they make a decent income if they just keep working at it. What’s difficult is continuing to work when the money isn’t coming in. Keep working and it starts coming.

    1. I run CrazyEgg on my blog and it shows that I have much more clicks then what Adsense register as valid… and, of cause, i dont click my ads…

      1. That is obvious friend. Its not only your self-clicks that are invalid (in fact yours are illegal). many mischievous clicks from others may also be declared invalid by Google.

        MyBlogLog widgets also reveal this facts.

        1. Jarle says:

          The best Adsense day so far for me I made $15. I signed up about two months ago.

    2. A decent Google AdSense income is a function of quality content and traffic. This is where many bloggers miss it.

      Those crowd you desire are not coming for the ads. It’s the aroma of your content that brought them to the blogging canteen. If they now decide to sit down to ‘order’ for an AdSense meal, that is great for you.

      Rushing to paste Google Ads on your 5-day old blog with 10 pages of content in a month, is asking too much from Google AdSense income at the end of your first month.

  3. I would put myself within the 30 day category. I earn on average about a $1 a day at best.

    Being that my blog is less than 30 days old the other programs I have to wait for.

    I have yet to enroll users into the program to date. Great work on doing such John

  4. Jamie Harrop says:

    It took me a few hours to make my first $5. I launched my site last week, and within a few hours of launch, my account had reached just under $6 (That was using one block of Adsense text ads in the right column of every page).

    Maybe many people who have signed up haven’t put Adsense on their site(s) yet. It took me two years to get Adsense added to one of my Web sites. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    1. zaki says:

      I think you get that because you have plenty of sites….You leverage your big number of sites…so that you get bigger dollar

      1. Jamie Harrop says:

        Hi Zaki.

        I do have a lot of sites, but Adsense is only on one of those sites. ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Zaki,

          don’t miss the point of Jamie Harrop. His site was richly nurtured with content for TWO GOOD YEARS before applying and pasting Google AdSense.

          It is natural for him to get even more than 100 dollars on his first day. One man called Joel Comm woke up from slumber on one day, and began to make over 900 dollars daily after years of wallowing in AdSense ignorance.

          Follow the principle and you would smile home. Google AdSense is not a ‘get-rich-quick’ system.

  5. musicNmovies says:

    Not boasting, but it took me not more than a day to make my first 5 dollars. All I had to do was good research for my blog contents & few SEO tweakings.

    1. That’s pretty amazing — I say, good for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Dominion says:

    I make about 50 cents a day so I made my first $5 in 10 days.

  7. Colin Dean says:

    I make more money from Firefox installs than regular text ads.

    1. It can be a little frustrating, but long-term cumulative revenue can be rewarding, too.

  8. Matt Jones says:

    I’ve been blogging for about 150 days and I’m coming up to $150 from Adsence. A dollar a day is hardly anything but given the normal ‘learning curve’ I’d say I’ve done pretty well.

    1. zaki says:

      congratulations..Well done…You’re among the rare breed…

      1. zaki,

        what Matt Jones need is a rare optimization and content, then he would break the logjam of $1 per day earnings.

    2. Yeah, looks like your doing relatively well with AdSense, good for you!

  9. Dj Flush says:

    lol to be honest I made my first $5 in like 6 hours after I implemented the code.

    John I have a question. Isn’t changing the referral code against Google Adsense TOS?

    You have redefined your adsense referrals to johnchow.com/go/adsense.php by using a php redirect.

    Is not that against adsense TOS?

    1. blogcrowds says:

      Maybe for the rest of us but John has his connections…

  10. Well, in the beginning it went very slow. It still does. I think I reached 5$ after 2 months. Now I have just crossed 20$ ๐Ÿ™‚ Still going slow, but it sure has incresed!

    1. Jakob,

      It would increase the more with increased content and good optimization.

  11. Jeff says:

    I think it took me a week or two to pass the $5 mark but since then coming across five bucks has become much much easier. I suppose for some it could be mere hours for their first $5 if their site is already established but for those just starting it off it can be discouraging not seeing any income.

    1. Sure Jeff,

      input determines output.

  12. shman says:

    About 10 months, but 3 months online :).

  13. I guess many of those 135 webmasters don’t have a website yet or are too lazy to place the ads on their website ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. zaki says:

      Yeah/….you’re right…
      It’s kinda improsible 135 blogs/sites could not achieve that within 180 days….

      1. Zaki,

        don’t be dreamer.

        Of the 300,000 individual publishers with Google AdSense, less than 3,000 (that is, 1%) are earning 100 per month.

        That is the bitter truth of 99% ‘sleeping bloggers’ on the net.

  14. Desty says:

    It looks like I’m the odd man out. My old blog (just bought my domain and server Friday, new blog isn’t where I want it to be yet) was almost a month old and I only made $.62 in that time. Traffic was really low. Would love to see how everyone else on here got their traffic up high enough to get those clicks.

    1. “… traffic was really low, …”

      Desty, you have touched the heart of the matter. unique content and goos SEO would drive traffic for you in 3 weeks.

      Hard work and persistence would increase your earnings to the point that you yourself would be surprised.

  15. Wow. Thats a harsh reality. I wonder was the traffic you actually need to generate to break the $5 threshold.

    1. Jamie Harrop says:

      Since I launched my blog last week, it has been averaging 15-30 visitors a day, and I broke the $5 amount within a few hours.

      The income per click is the real useful figure here. I’ve been averaging 80 cents per click. I would be interested to hear whether this is a typical amount or not (I’m not sure, because I’ve only been using Adsense for a week).

      1. $.80 per click seems really high. I guess having “entrepreneur” ads pay a lot more than ads centered around pets.

        1. Jamie Harrop says:

          It would seem that way, at least during the short time I have been using Adsense.

          Having said that, I’d be willing to wager that the percentage of dog breeders who click your ads is much higher than the percentage of entrepreneurs who click my or other entrepreneur blog ads. That’s because most Internet entrepreneurs will be somewhat Adsense blind (Adsense ads are so common, people who use the Internet on a regular occasion tend not to see them so they don’t click them).

          I would imagine dog breeders would be much less Internet savvy, and therefore won’t be as blind to the Adsense ads.

      2. HMTKSteve says:

        I have momments where my AdSense showed more clicks than cents. Not sure how that works out…

      3. Jamie,

        to tell you the truth, that is a rare figure, and it is because you belong to a high CPC niche.

        The norm is between 10 to 35 cents. 80 cents is on the high side and it is for those special niche groups.

        1. Jamie Harrop says:

          That’s really interesting, Philomena.

          For what it’s worth, my CPC value has now dropped to 66 cents on average, but it varies greatly.

          For example, yesterday I had just one click which was worth 15 cents. But on Thursday I had one click which was worth $1.15

          To be honest, I was expecting my blog to receive quite a low CPC, because I thought discussions regarding Internet marketing and being an entrepreneur was quite a common market, which I thought in turn would result in a low CPC. It seems I was wrong, but I’m not complaining. ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. luca says:

    I was making $2-3 per day. Unfortunately Google stated that my blog was generating invalid links and so they disabled my account forever. I’ve never got a detailed explanation about this, so basically I had to trust them.

    http://www.lucafiligheddu.com/2007/06/google-adsense-shame.html

    Anyway, at the beginning, it took about 30 days to make the first $5.

    1. Gdog says:

      I would say it took me about 1 month to make my first $5 since my traffic was pretty low. Now that I have built up some traffic and toyed around with adsense placements, I’ve had some $6 days ๐Ÿ™‚

      Luca: Google also disabled my account for the same reason, but I wrote to them and explained my story–and they reinstated my account. So there is hope. ๐Ÿ˜

      1. I have always said that Google is a benevolent Giant.

        Luca: The reason for disabling your account is not because of how much you make per day, it is because of prevalent invalid clicks.

        If it persist into forming a trend, Google is fast to axe that trend by disabling your account.

        I have had $32 days from legitimate clicks before.

        Congrats Gdog, u are one of the lucky ones who went through the valley of the shadow of AdSense death and came out to tell the story of Google’s mercy.

    2. zaki says:

      Try and explain what ever is the truth…
      I’ve been also accused for some invalid activities…. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
      But luckily i managed to get it back…

  17. Dana says:

    I just checked and it took me exactly 7 days to reach the five dollar mark. Google was very bad to me in the beginning and it actually took me nine months to reach the hundred dollar mark.

    1. Yep, it took me 13 months to reach the $100 mark.

      It should be a bit faster… but I don’t know.

  18. Tim says:

    I’m still working on it John, thank you for the nice confidence boost ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Nomar says:

    It took a while, I started a mini site first on a domain…. i was not earning any cent.

    I think after 1 month I got my real clicks and it started.

    so.. after 1 month…

  20. I hit about $11 my first calendar day. It’s been up and up ever since. I must just be lucky or something, frankly AdSense is kind of scary since you don’t get your check until the end of the *next* month ๐Ÿ˜•

  21. Rhys says:

    Good god this thread is like competing with the Jones’! Everybody trying to outdo each other.

    Oh well, it took me 5 months and 4 days to earn over $5. That was back in 2004 though, and for about the last 2 years I’ve pulled my finger out and been earning some top dollah.

  22. Brett says:

    Takes me months to get $5 hehe.

  23. I don’t think it really has much to do with Adsense but rather:

    1. How many of those 135 sign-ups actually placed the code on their websites?

    2. For those that did, how much traffic are those websites getting?

    It’s more of a marketing problem than an Adsense one.

    For the few that did place Adsense on their website, if they would have replaced it with any other program such as Auction Ads etc would their earnings have been any different? Probably not because it’s a marketing problem IMO.

    To many people try and make money online before learning the basics of internet marketing (SEO, social media etc).

  24. mao says:

    My blog is around 100days old and I still haven’t reached the 5$ mark.
    I think you referred me..so you know what to do..speak more about me.

    Other than that I really love to hear the usual bullsh1t about “keep working” and “I just did x dollars in one day”. They are the usual pointless stuff. How can u do some dollars with 15-20 visitors (I have around 20 lately) ? You can’t, at least if you have some content beside ads on your site.
    The keep working advice should be good, but it’s again pointless, because you can work hard (like I did) and still no 5er here. Maybe I should start a blog for gullible people. Or write about make money fast.

    1. Jamie Harrop says:

      Sorry Mao. I have to disagree with you.

      I have one block of Google text ads in my right sidebar which are not very intrusive, and all the rest of my site is full of good quality content (At least, I hope it’s good quality). Like I said earlier, I’ve been receiving 20 visitors a day (maximum) and I’ve made plenty in the week that the blog has been live.

      As many people have said before, it’s not just about getting enough clicks. Different ads give different amounts per click. It’s not even about getting enough visitors to get the clicks. If your ad placement is good, your ads are relevant to your content etc, you’ll get clicks even if you’re receiving just 20 visitors a day.

      I do agree with you that the “keep working hard” advice is pointless. However, that’s because working hard doesn’t produce results. If you’re working hard at doing the wrong things, you’re not going to get the results you want. You need to work hard at doing the right things, and you find those “right things” by working hard, trial and error and trial and measure.

      1. mao says:

        Well, you can see my site. It’s not that different from your (maybe your is better. I just saw the lip sync video that reminded me those I posted from the US Navy..search them on my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ )

        I usually don’t care yet about clicks, I care more about people, but John just started that and I felt I had to reply.

        Anyway, you can see my blog and you can even comment on it if you believe I am doing something wrong.
        I’m just learning like many others here.

        Oh btw. you can’t really decide how good your ads are. Am I wrong?

        1. Jamie Harrop says:

          The first thing I notice about the Adsense ads on your site, Mao, is they are very low down the page.

          Even on my very high screen resolution, I only see a small portion of the Adsense ads before I have to scroll down.

          Maybe you could try moving the ads to the top of the right column.

          It’s all about trial and error. Try one area. Try one colour. Try different amounts of ads etc. Then measure the results of each (Measure how many clicks you get and how much you make from each click) then decide which format is best.

          If something isn’t working as well as you had hoped, there is always a reason. By trying different things, you eventually find the reason why it wasn’t working, and you can take steps to improve. ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. Jamie Harrop says:

            Oh, and if you haven’t already seen it, this page may be useful for helping you to determine where the best position for your ads is:

            https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=17954&topic=8437

            There is plenty more advice from Google at https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/topic.py?topic=8443

  25. Casey says:

    I can’t remember how long it took. I would say like three months. I kept trashing whatever I was working on and moved on to something else. Plus I was a complete web newbie when I signed up to adsense.

  26. DrGEN says:

    Like Rhys… it took me almost 5 month to reach $5.
    But my blog was starting, i think i rush a little to implement AdSense.

    Other thing that must be in count is that my blog is from Argentina, and it is in Spanish. I say this because the ads displayed pays less that english ads and USA ads pays more than other countrys ๐Ÿ™

    Greetings and great work John!
    DrGEN

    PS: Sorry my english ๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. shaun says:

    Ive been blogging for about 2 weeks and I haven’t made 5 bucks yet ๐Ÿ˜ฅ lol

  28. It took me a day probably at the most…now I average almost a 100 or so a day…just depends!…but my readers are ad clickers I guess..

  29. Looks like theres lots of people making the $5 before 180 days on here then!

    I signed up for adsense well before i actually needed to use it for the blog on my site so id say I would be close to going over the 180 day mark with zero earnings.

    Shame that Google put that limit on it, seems a bit evil to put any kind of time limit on signups really :twisted:. For every signup you should send them the link to your ebook john – they’ll have their $5 in no time and then ou’ll get yours too :cool:.

  30. Rich says:

    It took me about three weeks to make $5. But what I want to know is – how long will it take to reach the US$100 in order to receive any money at all – has anyone out there ever been paid?

    1. Yep my site got paid up in the first month….I think in my second or third month in..was at $450…past that now..

  31. Michael says:

    It took me about 3 weeks to make my first $5 but after that it took me probably twice that amount of time to make my second $5.

    1. Wallace says:

      not bad, ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
      i haven’t yet got my first $5.

  32. Jamie Harrop says:

    Ok, this is an interesting one…

    I just opened up my Adsense stats for today and I see zero clicks.

    However… I see $0.01 in my “Total Earnings” for today. Does anybody know why this would happen? Maybe it’s just Google which hasn’t updated the number of clicks yet, or maybe Google were feeling like handing it free gifts. ๐Ÿ˜†

    1. Matthew says:

      You get credit every X impressions to your site. I believe it is 1 cent per 1000 impressions.

      Your name looks familier. Are you the guy from Halifax running the web design company?

      1. Jamie Harrop says:

        Thanks Matthew. That makes sense.

        Yes, I am the young entrepreneur from Halifax who runs the Web development company. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would be interested to hear how you knew that. Are you from Halifax, or did you hear the radio interview on BBC Leeds?

        1. Matthew says:

          Ive been registered on WHT since about 2002. Im over in Leeds/Bradford area.

          1. Jamie Harrop says:

            Ah. That explains that then. ๐Ÿ™‚

            I happen to be one of the liaisons over there. My username is “Equentity – Jamie”.

    2. mao says:

      I have the same “issue”. If you check on the detailed Stats (Show data by individual ad/show data by targeting type) you’ll see that they are Site Ads, which means CPM. They pay even if no one click on them

      (note that my nick now has the alexa redirect instead of my direct blog url.Good for boosting alexa stats. info here Improve Alexa ranking )

  33. Personally I believe it took me about 3 weeks to earn my first $5. Now I’m upto $20/day, and rising daily.

  34. Ben Nadel says:

    I am sure it took me a few weeks to get to $5. It has been like a year or something since I signed up. Now, I make between $1-3 a day. This is just pocket change, but it allows me to see movies more often ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think a lot of it has to do with the audience you are speaking to. I speak primarily to ColdFusion web developers. This is a smaller, niche market, and of those, people are either regular visitors, or they come from Google looking for a specific answer with a like a 1.8 page bounce rate. Just about everyone who comes to my site is looking for technology answers. I am not sure that this is the personality that is conducive to ad usage.

  35. simon says:

    I don’t have big traffic like johnchow.com, but I got about 2 new sign ups per day. That’s not only about $5 reward, you will got $250 eventually.

    Read my success story
    http://adsense-tw.com/archives/343

    1. JoshNash says:

      Sup Simon.
      Surprised to find u here.

      I spent a month to earn my first 5 bucks.
      rofl that’s quite pathetic huh?

  36. Money D. says:

    Still working on bringing in good enough traffic to make good adsense $. I guess i still need to get more incoming links so my site gets seen by more people and i gain more subscribers, it will be worth it in the end.

  37. SeanS says:

    I could put adsense 3days after I started blogging and made about $10 in two days.

    It has been about one and half month and I made almost $200.

    probably I was lucky, and I wish it will go up in next month :mrgreen:

  38. Well, I think you fail to tell people of the bonus involved when people reach 100$ within the same period, and also the bonus involved when you reach 25 people within the same 180 days who each reach 100$, because there is a quite good bonus involved.

    It’s true that in the beginning it tooks weeks – if not months – to reach the first 5 or 10$, but (for me) the real change came when I read “The Adsense Code” by Joel Comm. I read other people’s materials as well, but the real optimizing process came when Joel’s book was devoured. I have since read it three times, and today I almost feel like I could recite the main principles directly from memory…

    You know, the key element is internalizing the principles. You could write an article as I did to motivate the people you refer to AdSense. You can see it here: http://www.adsense-success.co.nr/. That effort will go a very long way in performing much better.

    Good luck. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Pam Hoffman says:

    Thanks for asking John! I’m amazed at how quickly the blog got AdSense clicks. I started 4/23/07 and I’m up to $1.09. Which is more than any other ads have pulled for me anywhere. I don’t check it everyday so maybe there’s more even now. That is with 3 clicks. I’m about thru your eBook about it and I can see ways to improve already – appreciate that. I’m still pretty new (Feb’07 started for real, dabbling before that) and I get to spend all the time I wish on it so I’m growing. It might be my topic as well.

    pam

  40. Rosinha says:

    Well it took me about 2 weeks to make my first $5

    Since then my blog’s average is $2 a day.

    But my husband does more than that in a blink of an eye (sometimes I feel realy frustated!)…

    Beijinho (little kiss)

  41. rehab boy says:

    Hi
    I believe it took me about 2 weeks to earn my first $5. Now Iโ€™m upto $40/day, and rising daily. :mrgreen:

  42. I am a day on adsense, so I guess that gives me 179days or so…yes! Plus I’m going to read Joel Comm’s book, I hear that its pretty good!

  43. la bloga says:

    Iยดd seen 1 click by 70 views as an average, if some one begins an acount with adsense with a blog without traffic, with 15 visits daily, maybe they will have an click every 6 days, if the click gives them only $0.05… in 180 days, if they donยดt work hard could only have $1.80. That is a great reason to go away.
    But if some begins Adsense with a site with traffic, maybe make $5 in a week.

  44. alamster says:

    I reach my $5 in one month ๐Ÿ˜†
    yesterday got nothing ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I think many of reader already get adsense blindness. Thats why I do some research and try new method to reduce that effect. I write the technique in my blog and I’ll see how it goes :mrgreen:

  45. Ravi says:

    I reached 5$ in 2 months but then it took 1 yr for get my first check. Now I am pretty much on the track.

    Techno Masala

  46. Browie says:

    It took me less than that for sure but I still haven’t gotten to $100. ๐Ÿ™ It’s been like 8 months or more. I need help, or traffic, both.

  47. Wahlau.NET says:

    I takes a while for me to earn my first 5 bucks too. Definately more than 3 month…I think 6 month should not be a problem.

    some people would just sign up adsense to see how it works but do not have any website at all.

  48. Let me see….I don’t think I’d make $5 in any less than 3 months. Yes, I am pathetic like that. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  49. Johnny Cash says:

    I started my blog in January 8, 2007 and earned $5 by Feburary 26, 2007.

  50. Cognoscente says:

    It took me about a week and a half, which was a nice surprise considering the less than stellar traffic.

  51. Aaron Cook says:

    I did it on the very first day. But I implemented the code on two blogs to start off as well as the Feedblitz page: http://www.feedblitz.com/f/?Sub=74639

  52. MrMike says:

    Discovering a secret offered in the Google Money Toolkit (evil affiliate link :twisted:) immediately helped me earn over $5/month after struggling for the first 4 months. Google earnings have risen consistently after that.

  53. Da Travel Guru > Think blend, my friend. The headings on your ads are not blended with your content, and the white background screams “I’m an add”…

    You’re right. Joel Comm is going to be exactly the right thing. You will do fine. The first impression is not poor, but you need to blend better.

    If your Bidvertizer-ads can’t be blended, leave them, or choose another block size. 468*60 will become your hate size…. Trust me: it’s banner size. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thanks Henrick!! really appreciate it, I went back and looked at it, and saw what you mean, I’ve moved over to another template, which I believe works much better.

      BTW folks, I’ve free Northwest(NWA) tickets to giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Much better. Well done. I’m sure your CTR will explode within a few days.


        Sincere regards

        Henrik Blunck, Denmark
        Ultimate Webshop for marketers who want to succeed

        1. Hey Henrick quick question, now my adsense ads just stopped showing in firefox, they are still showing with IE. There appears to be nothing wrong with them, not sure what the prob is. ๐Ÿ˜• thx

          1. Jamie Harrop says:

            I’m seeing them without any problems in FireFox, Opera and IE, Travel Guru. ๐Ÿ˜•

            What version of Fx are you using?

  54. La Bloga > I wouldn’t be surprised if your bottom add only had the 1 in 70 clicks, but you also should think of blending far better on your blogdinero at blogspot.

    If you have YouTube, you might like to view Joel Comm’s videos. See his channel at http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=joelcomm

    Especially this video and this video.

    Good luck. ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. KCLau says:

    it took less than a month for me.

  56. zaki says:

    John,

    I have no problem with Google adsense so far….
    Well, I earn quite Ok for my technical blog so far….at least more than a dollar per day…

    However, I want to ask about Kontera….
    Is the payment as good as adsense?
    I installed kontera in my “http://chem-eng.blogspot.com” , but the revenue/income seems to be so small….

    Is it because my blog has lower traffic, and we registered under you?

    If this is the case…I have to wait so long….
    Unlike my adsense…I’m glad I’m getting average $2-4 per day ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  57. Nick says:

    Wow, you guys are making me feel like real crap now. 4 months and my blog has only generated a measly $1.61 ๐Ÿ˜ณ but I think I am going to try a new blog all on computers and components and separate the posts into categories by manufacturer and have no archive. I am also almost done with my template. The New Blogger is such a pain in the %@@. ๐Ÿ˜› almost got it though my new blog design is going great and I am almost done, I have found a way to but the block directly in the middle of the post, this took me a while to do, but my blogger-a-blogging.blogspot.com blog just isn’t cutting it. Not many people want to see my new born baby. ๐Ÿ™„ . So any way, back to work on my template, and back to watching my badly dubbed class b martial arts flicks on my puter.

    Latter

  58. Eugene says:

    took me about 6 days to generate 5+ its way cool to make money online.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Blogsensei says:

    Took me 4 days to get my first 5$ dollars online. It really felt great. No matter what level you are starting from, the first few dollars you will never forget :mrgreen:

  60. It took me 7 days to reach 5 dollars. I started with adsense in March. Now i am earning about 3 dollars per day. Hope to grow that number soon.

  61. Tony Vu says:

    I just started a few days ago. I haven’t had much luck with advertisements. So far I have only 73 cents made. I guess thats a good rate huh?

  62. WizCoder says:

    I took more than 3 years to make $5. I think I hold the world record for being the slowest.

  63. Marc says:

    definitely less than 180 days… however I am still waiting to hit then $100 mark for payout ๐Ÿ˜€

  64. Kresten says:

    I’ve been with Adsense for about 2 months and have currently earned no more than $3.14. ๐Ÿ™ Google even wrote me a mail saying I was using a pay-to-click service – which I wasn’t. So it doesn’t unduly surprise me that some people are not making even $5 in 6 months.
    If you want to help me generate more have a look at kindatypathing.blogspot.com

  65. Gethin says:

    took me roughly 3 and a half days to pass the $5 mark, however I’ve since sold the sites I had running adsense so havn’t passed the $100 payout, im at $47.31.

  66. Joey says:

    After 3.5 months I am $1.09 away. I have done much better with Auction Ads.

  67. At first it took me about 3-5 months to generate $5. I wasn’t really trying though. Now it takes about a week(or maybe a little less. I usually get a check every two months) to generate $5 on my current site.

  68. Plus6 says:

    It took me around 2 weeks to hit the $5 mark.

  69. Kim says:

    about 6 months ago i started reading this blog and incorporating adsense into my blog. i just got my first $100 check! thanks john ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Zet says:

    It takes 2day for me! Am I lucky guy? :mrgreen:
    Thanx for your posting! lol

  71. Zet says:

    It takes 2days to reach 5% income! lol
    Am I lucky Guy?

  72. Ty K. says:

    I think I managed to get my first $5 within a week, and I got up to $35 within a month (with no updates the past couple weeks). I was lucky enough to be serving some very high-paying ads, though.

  73. Brilliances says:

    I’m not at all surprised by those stats. Of those 100 odd people who signed up, how many actually started a website afterwards?

    Not everyone spends every waking moment trying to make money online…

  74. Antabax says:

    its even more sad when you got banned from adsense ๐Ÿ˜ .

  75. Chris says:

    Took me about 1 week to go past $5 on this site.

  76. The Old Vic says:

    Hey Desty, I don’t see many ads. on your blog, except the Hurricane relief ads.

  77. The Old Vic says:

    80 cents seems pretty high to me too – mine average around 30 I would guess

    1. Jamie Harrop says:

      Yup, it’s dropped down to about 60 cents per click now.

      Having said that, a friend changed his Adsense format on Sunday, and he’s been averaging around 80 cents per click since. ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. Tom says:

    When I first started it took me a while but not 6 months! I can’t comprehend how anyone would take that long, even if you’re completely new to it there are so many resources to learn from. You’d think anyone signing up through this site would know exactly where to go to learn!

  79. That is crazy. It took me around 3 weeks to do it if I remember right. My worst month was $7. Funny you wrote this article. I hit $100 for the first time yesterday.

    Kontera was $13 in its first month for me.

  80. radu says:

    Make real money with Adbrite don`t hesitate to put their ad in your blog or sites.Trust me it`working,end pay much more like others.Give a try
    and he don`t work post here and say others,but remember

  81. Nick says:

    at my website a href=”www.clickfornick.com” title=”Click for Nick”> I make a few adsense dolalrs per couple days. What matters most is having unique users

  82. David Mackey says:

    I think it took me thirty days to make my first $5.

  83. TECHFLOCK says:

    All you need is a GOOD article which DIGGERS think deserves a place on the front page. You will make 50$ in 1 day ๐Ÿ™‚

  84. Rabbi Sedley says:

    In just over 6 months I have made just over $50. But it took me about a month to make the first $5. I suppose the key is having many sites to put the ads on.
    I’m usually getting about just a few cents per click, and only a couple of clicks per day (though usually over 100 views).
    At this rate I’ll have to wait a year to get the cheque. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    Rabbi Sedley

  85. wine review says:

    In March of 2005 I made $1,500. By August of 2005 I was making over $6K/mo. I had about 5 primary sites that were making that income. Then G and Y wised up and booted those MFA sites. Today I make about $75/mo from 3 sites one if which is up and coming (I hope).

  86. I think I made about $0.10 a day for the first month and then it jumped to around $3/day.

  87. My Adsense account only has $1.61 in it. I have been at it for a few weeks now.
    I need more money!!!

  88. The Old Vic says:

    When I first started out I was making around $5 every four weeks, now it only takes me 3 weeks ! But my Alexa ranking has improved dramatically as you will see if you check out my latest post, which also includes a picture of the great JC himself ! (A shameless plug for which I now feel extremely embarrassed).

    1. alligator says:

      i made my first 5$ yesterday in some hours just after opening my blog. but actually i didn’t intend it. i have given people interesting qualitative content and advertised it in my friend’s much bigger site (not spam).

      quality brings money. that’s certain. and nice friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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