Well it has finally happened. I have received my first payout from Google Adsense.
The first time I used Google Adsense was on the 31st December 2009. At the time I thought it would be a case of slapping some ads on my new blog and then the money would start rolling in.
It took until November 2012 to receive my first pay out. How misguided I was.
Sticking with it
I have started and abandoned many blogs. I gave up before I got any real traffic. No traffic equals no earnings when it comes to Adsense.
I changed my mind about things and generally I did not do very well at it. I think the reason I failed was because my sole purpose at the time was to make money. In reality I should have set out to provide good content that people would want to read.
That attitude all changed when in June 2012 I decided I would start writing about my debt problems. I put Adsense on this blog not to make money, but to maybe just cover my hosting costs. Well I am in debt after all so could do with not spending money unnecessarily.
In July 2012 I started to notice some results so I kept on working at it. Steadily my income began to increase and each month I earned a little more than the previous month. At the end of October I had reached the payout threshold and at the end of November 2012 the first payment was made to my bank account.
What are my plans?
To carry on working on this blog and help others in debt. I don’t expect to earn large sums of money but it is nice that I can cover my hosting costs each month. I enjoy what I do and helping others as well at the same time.
Adsense has been a good addition to this blog and I am glad that so far it is working out for me.
What I don’t do
I don’t spend time doing anything SEO related. I just write about debt and see what happens. I suppose if I wanted to earn more and get more traffic I would spend time on SEO and researching keywords etc.
I prefer to just put up my content and hope that it helps someone somewhere resolve a problem or reassure them that they are not alone when it comes to debt.
The First Payout from Google Adsense
It was a good feeling to see some money from the work I have done. I have enjoyed working on this blog so getting some money on top has been a nice bonus. I have reached the threshold again for my second payment which will be with me by the end of January 2013.
When did you receive your first Adsense payout? How did you feel about it?