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Earning Milestones

Today was a mini milestone day for me in my blogging.

I went to the PO Box this morning to grab my mail and found my monthly cheque from Google’s Adsense had arrived for earnings in the month of May. May was my biggest earning month since I started blogging (June was a little lower due to me being away for the full four weeks).

The cheque was the biggest cheque I’ve ever held onto (well the biggest I’ve held onto that has my name on it). The amazing thing is that in the month of May I earned more than I earned in a whole year in 2003 from a ‘real job’ (of course at the time I was only working a 3 day week while I studied part time) and well over half as much as I earned from Adsense in the whole of 2004.

It predominately came from two or three blogs which worries me a little (the worry is that if just one or two of them fell over it would have significant income. However on the up side the past couple of months have seen a number of my other blogs experiencing significant growth in traffic which points to plenty of potential for the future.

If you’d told me I’d be doing what I’m doing 2 or 3 years ago (and that it would be earning me a good living) I would never have believed you. I sometimes think it’s all just a dream – if it is please don’t pinch me, I’m not ready to wake up.

I’m quite amazed and am enjoying every moment while it lasts (because on the web you never quite know how long it will). Here’s to as good a second half of the year as the first!

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Update: For those readers coming to this post via Slashdot – welcome. I’ve posted a few points here that answer some of the many comments that are being made at Slashdot about me and my blogging here. I try to clear up some of the misconceptions. I hope it is helpful.

If you’re interested in Adsense you might be interested in Joel Comm’s What Google Never Told You About Making Money with Adsense – otherwise take a surf through my own Adsense category to read my own tips.

If you want to see some of my other blogs you can check out my Digital Camera Review Blog, my Camera Phone Blog and Laptop Review blog as just a few of those I work on.

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Comments

  1. Christian says:

    So everybody on the planet is supposed to quit their jobs and become bloggers? Google ads look clunky and I’ve seen some of the corniest attempts at relevance in them. One site that offers site “counters” had a Google ad for something to do with “counter” intelligence. If they improve I might add some to my blog.

  2. I don’t think that many people will follow suit and depends on google to for a living. Maybe treat it like a hobby whereby you wrote interesting articles and at the same time get paid some money out of it. That would be great.

  3. Ravi says:

    Wow I can not believe that people are making this much money from website, but best of luck to everyone who does. I just started my site hopefully I will have it all set up in the next month or so..and can make some money from adsense. quick question do u get paid for clicks or impressions or both?? thanksss

  4. Josh says:

    I dont even have one click LOLZ

  5. Mr. Cheque says:

    Great post!

    BIGGEST ADSENSE CHEQUES EVER!

    Hi there, I’m back. FYI, Do you think that Markus Frind’s (Plentyoffish.com) cheque is the biggest? You are totally wrong! Check this Adsense cheque out (USD 636,000 on a single cheque). It came from Mr Big Check, and read what he said to me…

    http://cheques-gallery.blogspot.com/2007/12/biggest-adsense-cheques-ever.html

    Mr. Cheque.
    http://cheques-gallery.blogspot.com

  6. Evan says:

    You’re my blogging idol too. Do you think it would benefit me to get guest authors to write for my blog?

  7. AJ says:

    Good job! Keep it up man! :)

  8. SEO Genius says:

    Thats excellent, i would love at least one cheque from google adsense, that would be nice.

  9. sarpras says:

    In 2005, you earn $10,000 per month. 2008?

  10. Penggrong says:

    I’ve been almost giving up with adsense. I have to wait nearly a year. However today my adsense has reached $100. I’m waiting for the adsense cheque arrival. I like your way and tips for blogging

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