Why I’m only using AdSense — for now.

A lost Exit78 post, recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine; March 2011

I’ve been using AdSense for quite a while now. While I don’t make tons of cash like some folks make — or claim to make — I do get a modest check every month.

I’d like to make more.

However, I don’t need to.

Being newly retired, I have a small, but reliable, income stream from my pension and a bit of savings that I’m nurturing in the hopes that I won’t have to go to work as a consultant or contractor.

Since I don’t need to make more money from online sources, I can concentrate on working on my content and building my sites. I can also spend some time learning by looking at what others are doing.

So what has all of this to do with sticking with AdSense and nothing else?

Quite simply, it’s because AdSense requires very little effort from me and I can concentrate on content without worrying if the content fit the ads.

I’ve tried other ads in the past and other ways to try to make money online. Even with quite a bit of effort there was little return and my content suffered.

Not so with AdSense.

Once I obtain the AdSense code and place it where I want it, I don’t have to do anything else. Since I use templates for most of my online material, I only have to install the AdSense code in each new template, rather than on each page.

We have been getting phone calls lately from other advertisers wanting to place ads on our sites. We’ve told them we’re not interested.

Maybe later we’ll look at some other sources of income — after I’ve developed our content quite a bit more.

But then, maybe we’ll just stick with AdSense.

Comments on "Why I’m only using AdSense — for now." »

October 13, 2007

Opal Tribble/Vegan Momma @ 4:50 am

My main source of online income is affiliate marketing. I just wasn’t comfortable relying on adsense as my only source of income. As with adsense I stick the affilate code in once and forget about it. I do go an extra step and add codes to my article if I happen to be writing about a product I’ve used. I have found this to be very effective. I imagine it’s do to the fact that those who do purchase the product trust me and will purchase a product based on the amount I talk about it.

Within my niche they pay up to $150 for sale depending on what niche you’re in some pay a lot more. Monetizing my personal websites was a way to make “pocket change” but I’ve been able to make a lot more. I market it the same way I do my regular business and for me that has made all the difference with my regular business my approach is hands on. I give a potential customer enough information about my products so they don’t have to guess. I do the same when I market a product from an affiliate. I won’t endorse something I don’t believe in.

I’ve gotten the advertisers also they mainly email me. I’ve accepted one and have turned the others down.

dcr @ 10:11 pm

If you get a monthly check from AdSense, you’re doing fairly well. I get an annual check, though the way things have been going, I’ll probably be getting a check every three years now.

October 15, 2007

Rose @ 7:03 pm

Avoid Adbright. They owe my hubby money. Sad smile

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