AdSense can be a fantastic moneymaker. There are many people who
make thousands of dollars per month through AdSense alone. Hearing
this may get you excited, and you may already have dollar signs in
your eyes. But don’t get your hopes up just yet.
Although you’ve probably heard about people who bring in five or
six figures per month with AdSense, you need to keep one very
important thing in mind. In order to make that kind of money with
AdSense, you need to have a ton of traffic.
In fact, most people who make more than $100 per month with AdSense
either have a very large website with thousands of visitors per
day, or they have dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of smaller
For most people, AdSense may not be worth the effort to create
sites only for promoting it. AdSense only pays a few cents for
each click, depending on the keyword you target (some pay a lot
more) and those few cents are a lot smaller than they were just a
few years ago.
A few years ago, some people were getting several dollars per click
for many keywords. These days, $1 clicks are relatively rare in
most niches. Most clicks seem to bring you under $0.50 now, and
smaller niches may experience clicks of only around $0.10 (or even
In order to make $10 per day, at $0.10 per click you would need 100
clicks. If your click through ratio were 5%, you would need 2,000
visitors to your site every single day just to earn $10 per day.
For sites with very little traffic, you would have to have a really
fantastic click through ratio in order to earn decent money with
AdSense – or, choose highly competitive keywords that pay a lot,
but are harder to rank high for in the search engines.
Some sites just naturally have traffic that doesn’t buy much as far
as paid information, but the visitors like to click through links
to access free information. Webmasters who have sites that target
the freebie-seeking demographic should test AdSense links to see
which type performs best.
If you’re running a site that has an extremely general audience,
AdSense might also be a good alternative. AdSense is usually
pretty good at delivering targeted ads. You can create thousands
of content pages with AdSense links, place the code in your blogs,
and watch your monthly earnings rise as you create more content for
If your only goal is to make money without becoming a product
owner, then consider creating a content-laden site that weaves
affiliate links into the text and provides ample opportunities for
clicks to AdSense links so that you can profit from the information