to over $15,000/year
At 3k Associates/Business CyberLink, we created and
run several websites; a couple commercial sites for our business, a couple
public information sites, and a couple hobby sites.
The informational/public service sites weren't created to
capitalize on anything, but over time the demands in time and effort to keep
those sites up to date started to conflict with the demands of taking care
of the (paying) job and family.
So, toward the end of 1994 I decided to
experiment with placing some ads on our highest volume informational site;
hoping it might bring in at least enough money to pay the hosting costs, and
perhaps enough to inspire the time to give the site the overhaul it sorely
needed! Google AdSense seemed to be the up-and-coming knight in shining
armor, bringing publishing income to the publishing masses, so I quickly
signed up (
) and placed some ads on several of our most visited pages.
Initial results were somewhat less than overwhelming. The
first month's income was a
After a little tweaking, month two jumped to
$47. Not bad considering the site
hadn't made a cent since it was established in ~1994, but from everything I
was reading, other sites were making LOTS of money from AdSense, and I was
sure we could do much better.
So I did what any good net geek would do, I Google'd
around for AdSense tips and techniques. It didn't take me long to come
across "Dr. AdSense" - Joel Comm. I discovered his book on
AdSense Secrets - it seemed to have some very enthusiastic reviews and
testimonials, and the price was pretty reasonable. Up to this point
never bought an e-book before, much less anything to do with "Internet
Marketing" - a market you may have noticed seems to be flooded with the
modern day equivalent of snake-oil salesman all promising that you'll get
rich using AdSense and never need to work again.
I bought it just before Thanksgiving 2004 and printed out
a copy to take with me when I visited my family for the holiday. I read the
e-book over the holiday weekend and was
so excited about the techniques I'd
learned that I started work on redoing my AdSense ads the night I got back
(after a 6+ hour drive no less!).
I eagerly watched my AdSense stats daily (you would be
amazed at how narcotic it is watching your account numbers climb every few
minutes!). By the time December 2004 was done, revenues were a respectable
$202.83. About a 500% increase
over my pre "AdSense
Secrets" days! But I wasn't done. The bug had bitten me. I started
adding new ads - both on other pages and multiple units on some popular
pages. I expanded to some of our other sites.
By March 2005 we totaled
By April we passed the
By September 2005
Google AdSense earnings were well over $1,000 per month, and have remained
that way ever since!
Google paid us over
$15,000 in 2006 alone! And all thanks to the
inexpensive e-book I bought from Joel back in November 2004...
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Now whether you're selling something, or just thinking of
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When it's time
to setup that web page...
The first thing you need to do is reserve that domain
name you just came up with! Back in the old days I used Network Solutions,
like most everyone else (there wasn't much competition or choice back then).
Nowadays there are dozens of domain registrars and you can afford to shop
around a bit. Be careful though; there ARE times when you're going to need
to get hold of a REAL person; especially if you intend to transfer domains
from one registrar to another.
a couple years ago, intrigued by their
low prices (and you can't help but love their attitude!). Their signup
process was simple; I was signed up and had ordered my new domains within
minutes! The user interface for managing domains is MUCH easier and more
straightforward that Network Solutions'.
I'd been used to dealing with
"faceless" Internet companies for some time, so you can imagine my SHOCK
when the next afternoon my phone rang! It was a
rep CALLING ME ON
THE PHONE to ask if I had any questions!!! The rep was polite, helpful, AND
KNEW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT. I was IMPRESSED!
I ordered a few more domains a few weeks later. I got
another call. Helpful as always. I even got a detailed tutorial on how to
transfer my other domains, and a contact phone number I could call to access
a "domain transfer concierge"!
I may be easy (I don't think so - it's probably just lots
of unpleasant experiences in the past) but I was (and AM)
. I even signed up as an affiliate for them. I don't often get to
crow about "good service" on the Internet, but these folks deserve to do
Sure their ads are dot-com'ish - and I have to admit some
of them made me wary of considering them as a serious business partner; but
they excel. And I gotta admit that their new GoDaddy Girl - race car driver Danika Patrick
is hot :-) See what I mean???