Welcome back. Hope you had a fantabulistic weekend. Today's Topic: Can you really make money with Google Adsense?
Back when Google Adwords was cool – we could advertise straight up affiliate links and make a fortune with 1 penny clicks. When Google changed their terms and pulled the plug on overnight PPC millionaires, a new way to make money emerged – Google Adsense.
6 years ago, every blog that I placed my Adsense on earned no more than $10 per blog (with most making PENNIES!). But the Google transformation had begun and here are my new numbers:
For every 451 visitors, I earn $11. SuperAffiliate.com gets around 63K visits per month. You can view your average monthly traffic here.
63K divided by 451 = 139 x $11 = $1,536 per month with Google Adsense.
The top three traffic sources:
#1) Email Marketing – When you opt-in to my list, I will NOT bombard you with affiliate links and other people's offers. That would be a never-ending barage of emails, and you don't want that. 23% of my traffic comes from my weekly updates!
#2) Twitter – 13% of my traffic comes from my TWEETS! If you do not know how to build a business by using Twitter only, you may want to check out my video here.
#3) Organic – All the search engines. This is why optimizing for keywords is very important. And now that I linked those keywords to my own posting, I'll show up in the search engines for those words. :0)
So that doesn't mean that you'll be a Google Adsense millionaire, but think of niches that draw the MOST amount of visitors. Here's what comes to mind:
– American Idol Gossip (or the latest “hit”)
– Myspace Graphics
– Song Lyrics
– Popular Singers
You see where this is going right? Millions of people searching for these terms every month, and they land on your site. Ka-ching.
Let's get this week started… Onwards and Upwards,