by Kimmeh
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I know it's not much, but I got £0.42 on my first day of running Adsense! I have zero content on the website and have barely done any advertising, except advertising for Editing jobs.

This makes me think hell, slam loads of content on there, submit some articles and get a steady flow of human traffic. BAM cash.

The only thing is, I suck at writing reviews, guides, cheats etc and I can't afford to outsource. Also, I need to structure a proper menu but I'm not sure what to have on there. I'ved looked at IGN and other gaming Websites, and there are so many menus/drop down menus. I just don't know where to start.

It's been almost a year I've had this domain and not made any use of it, but seeing the Adsense which I tested has inspired me to renew the domain and keep on going!
#earning
  • Profile picture of the author euhlir
    Everyone starts somewhere when it comes to earning with Adsense. Congratulations on your first earnings.

    The theme looks nice, but you'll want to optimize it to meet whatever your goals are for your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author EugeneA
    I wantz that domain name...


    It looks fine, keep working on it.

    It will take time but I'm sure you can make it look great.

    "writing reviews, guides, cheats etc" don't forget videos, easy to add yet provides lots of
    value.

    I really want the domain name...
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  • Profile picture of the author Super Warrior
    Congrates on your first earning!
    Ya, you should put more contents on your website and fill it out with contents. More contents, more traffic and more money. But your contents should be unique.


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  • Profile picture of the author ghen
    Congratulations on making some dough. You may want to look for services on Fiverr to see if someone can write content for you for this site. Just a cursory look turned up this service: http://fiverr.com/users/write4u_noel...ref=glst-g-ttl

    You'd be surprised what you can get for $5.00!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kimmeh
    Thanks.

    EugeneA, why do you want my domain name? Lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidjames42973
    Congratulations! The first affiliate income I made years back was from Adsense. I believe it was 10 cents or something. I remember dancing around the room and cheering. Why? Because I knew I could do it again and again and again and again...
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    • Profile picture of the author xnice
      Congrat, your theme looks great.
      You need to fill your content. Look for other articles, collect their ideas and write it with your words. You may have a list of subject for each posts and hire people write for you with $2-$5 per articles. With $100 investment, you will have 20-50 articles for filling your site. You can try at odesk.com or another freelance site.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Morris
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        Thats a pretty decent start! Keep going and you will get where you want to be - At the top..
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    • Profile picture of the author mountainmover53
      Originally Posted by davidjames42973 View Post

      Congratulations! The first affiliate income I made years back was from Adsense. I believe it was 10 cents or something. I remember dancing around the room and cheering. Why? Because I knew I could do it again and again and again and again...
      This is inspiring. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Gotta make that money!

    The site linked didn't load anything. It said no posts available. You need to get some content up and running!

    Video game reviews are all about the tone these days. Everyone is doing it, kind of like movie review's, so you need a style that capture's attention. You'll soon develop and audience and be off to the races.

    I'd recommend some good ol' fashion forum marketing on gaming boards if you can muster it. They tend to be sort of brash, so maybe you could tailor your gaming reviews in that regard?

    I could go on and on. Gaming and marketing? It's like a geeky wet dream!
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  • Profile picture of the author bam2bam
    Good way to start... your theme btw looks very nice. Xnice have some good advice about writing articles... you also find/hire someone at the Warrior Forum
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Ward
    You know your site is violating the Adsense terms and conditions in its current form, right? Not exactly the smartest idea to be drawing attention to it at a place like this...
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    • Profile picture of the author Kimmeh
      Originally Posted by mattward View Post

      You know your site is violating the Adsense terms and conditions in its current form, right? Not exactly the smartest idea to be drawing attention to it at a place like this...
      How so? I only placed Adsense in the places that the theme instructed me to do.
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      • Profile picture of the author Matt Ward
        Originally Posted by Kimmeh View Post

        How so? I only placed Adsense in the places that the theme instructed me to do.
        I don't do much with Adsense so I'm not well-versed in the rules, but at the very least you're violating the rule that says your site must have and abide by a privacy policy.

        https://www.google.com/adsense/suppo...y?answer=48182

        It might also be violating some of the content-centric rules (lack of content, ads placed on a page only designed to display ads, etc)

        This might seem anal, but I've seen a lot of people get their Adsense accounts permanently banned. You really have to play by their rules 100% at all times; for some reason they seem to ban for the slightest violation.
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  • Profile picture of the author n1985
    Nice! I made $20 last week
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  • Profile picture of the author sandymany
    Congratulations.Hope to keep up the good work. BTW, did you use any tool for this success?
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  • Profile picture of the author ara67
    I remember that day and now I wonder when the lat day will be, great stuff to your success.
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  • Profile picture of the author BWellman
    Congrats! I know how you feel...just made my first sale and couldn't be happier to see that whole $4.55 notice from PayPal. I didn't think I'd make a sale until I started doing the promos for traffic but it happened...now I just gotta do that on a daily basis and I'll be happy!

    Here's to your success! (and mine!)
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    • Profile picture of the author Kimmeh
      Originally Posted by BWellman View Post

      Congrats! I know how you feel...just made my first sale and couldn't be happier to see that whole $4.55 notice from PayPal. I didn't think I'd make a sale until I started doing the promos for traffic but it happened...now I just gotta do that on a daily basis and I'll be happy!

      Here's to your success! (and mine!)
      Sweet, amen to that!
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      • Profile picture of the author jbtalk2me
        Happy to see you excited! I remember when that happened to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kimmeh
    I checked the Policys, and I do not encourage clicks nor click my own links in any way shape or form.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lee Ka Hoong
    Congrats for your first earning Kimmeh! It's a good start for beginner, keep going Kimmeh, you'll be freaking satisfied to make money from online, it's better than getting salary from your day job!

    Filling in more content to the site, then you'll see some improvement in term of traffic and earning. Google is a good lecturer, search anything that you're not clear then you get the answer, when you play more with wordpress, then you should be able to know how to tweak the design.

    Good luck!

    Lee
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  • Profile picture of the author Jenny4u1
    You are really great. Do you know what was my adsense earnings for the first month ? only $ 0.58.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    If you suck at article writing.. Don't bother with it, just outsource it

    And congratz on your earning..

    Cheers,

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    • Profile picture of the author Cheree C
      Congrats on your adsense earnings, I'm sure more will be coming in soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Congrats on this. Always a good feeling.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kimmeh
    I've just checked my Adsense Account, got £1.68

    Is it normal to get earning this quickly?
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  • Congrats man! Do what you are currenly doing and find 4-7 different ways to siphon traffic to your site and rinse and repeat. Many warriors hav 10+ websites earning $10-$30 per day.

    I myself have 4 different wesites and the highest one is earning $11.77 per day with 600 daily views. That just adsense not affilaite sales either
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  • Profile picture of the author redtaksaka
    Hi Kimmeh, I know it's a little bit OOT; you said you're not good at content creation. But, from you sig I can see that you do logo design. Why not open up a gig on Fiverr for a start? Offer simple logo design for 5 buck. If your buyer love your work, show her/him your portfolio. Then, show them what amazing design jobs you could deliver if they willing to pay more. Just a thought.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Ashwood
      Nostalgia Kimmeh

      I remeber way back when I mad my first ever income. It was on AdSense, and I'd earned 42 cents!

      But I was still very happy.
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  • Congrat, its always a memorable experience
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  • Profile picture of the author Kimmeh
    Thanks.

    redtaksaka, I already have two gigs on there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Owen Smith
    You should subscribe to a niche plr website and use their content.

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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    Great job!

    Even though Adsense isn't always the best monetization method, it's probably one of the most passive ones if you have a site sitting at #1 in Google.

    Enjoy the IM journey!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gracier
    Congrats Kimmeh. You need to work on getting traffic to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheSEguy
    I must admit.

    I hate adsense it takes a lot of traffic to earn even a few hundred dollars, its ok if your site is bringing in hoards of traffic but if it isnt then ots a long road to getting that traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    £0.42 might as well be £100000 - you know it is possible now! Keep doing what you are doing and wait until you are doing £400 a day.

    Congrats!

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Kimmeh
    Thanks.

    Still sitting at £1.68 but I know the potential to earn so much more!

    Tomorrow, I will be adding content and writing articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author alphadesign
    Well done! Hope you're getting better in future!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jaymark
    Congratulations. Once you found a way to make some money, don't stop there. Just continue doing what you are doing just more of it. You'll start to build more income and if you reinvest most of it, you'll build even more. So stick with it and good luck to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author lisakleinweber
    congratulations! Adsense earnings can really open your eyes to the possibilities
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  • Profile picture of the author Herykyut
    good job and congratulation for you..It reminds me when i got the same thing few months ago..
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  • Profile picture of the author trevor75
    Congrats, I remember when I earned my first money from a sale, its the best feeling in the world. Keep working hard!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kimmeh
    Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aris
      Congrats on your first earning Kimmeh... makes me remember my first online earning too (and it also from Adsense back in 2006).

      Keep adding content and traffic to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author marlous
    Congrats on your first earning, it inspires noobs like me... Hope you soon get more traffic, more you get traffic, for sure cash will be rolling....
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathy Curiel
    Great work ..your first step is made !
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    Congrats Good luck forward !
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  • Profile picture of the author IMWinner
    Congratulations on your first earning and I'm sure, that will definitely grow everyday. This is where we all should start, from nothing, then to something and eventually, to everything. Earning some money is a process and I always believe that there are no shortcuts to success.
    With determination, hard work, our first earnings will eventually increase as days goes by, I am sure of that.
    Good luck and always keep a positive outlook in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allan Leadbetter
    hi

    congrats on your first adsense £$ coming in, I agree with those who have recommended that you consider opening an account with fiverr and get some traffic to you site that way its always worked for me
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  • Profile picture of the author matt5409
    Originally Posted by Kimmeh View Post

    I know it's not much, but I got £0.42 on my first day of running Adsense! I have zero content on the website and have barely done any advertising, except advertising for Editing jobs.

    This makes me think hell, slam loads of content on there, submit some articles and get a steady flow of human traffic. BAM cash.

    The only thing is, I suck at writing reviews, guides, cheats etc and I can't afford to outsource. Also, I need to structure a proper menu but I'm not sure what to have on there. I'ved looked at IGN and other gaming Websites, and there are so many menus/drop down menus. I just don't know where to start.

    It's been almost a year I've had this domain and not made any use of it, but seeing the Adsense which I tested has inspired me to renew the domain and keep on going!
    hmm.. did you click it yourself?

    adsense if VERY VERY VERY hard to earn money with. honestly, you're the billionth person to think "loads of content = loads of traffic = loads of clicks".

    this is very niche dependant, and you need TONNES of traffic to really profit from adsense.

    but good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kimmeh
      Originally Posted by matt5409 View Post

      hmm.. did you click it yourself?

      adsense if VERY VERY VERY hard to earn money with. honestly, you're the billionth person to think "loads of content = loads of traffic = loads of clicks".

      this is very niche dependant, and you need TONNES of traffic to really profit from adsense.

      but good luck.
      I'm not that much a of a newbie to click on my ads, so no is the answer to your Question.

      I've had 249 page views, and just 5 clicks that have gotten me the £1.68
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  • Profile picture of the author Intermission
    Congrats on earning your first Adsense!

    I have a site with adsense on it that I don't do much with. The adsense earnings was only a couple dollars a day at best during the week and would drop off on weekends. Then the traffic began to double over about a 2 or three month period earlier this year (for some reason - I didn't do anything new or different and wasn't even working the site), then the adsense earnings quadrupled.

    Double the traffic, quadruple the adsense. Go figure.

    Add content to your site and get some more traffic to it, then it will inspire you to build sites a little quicker.
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  • Profile picture of the author Enis
    That's really low. Get some more traffic rolling and start making some serious cash. Once you break past the $100 point, it'll just start getting easier and easier. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Diane S
    Originally Posted by Kimmeh View Post

    I know it's not much, but I got £0.42 on my first day of running Adsense! I have zero content on the website
    So my adsense earnings will go up if I take all the content down? Dang, why didn't try that in the first place!!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kimmeh
      Originally Posted by Diane S View Post

      So my adsense earnings will go up if I take all the content down? Dang, why didn't try that in the first place!!!!
      Thanks for the sarcasm.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlairBarnes
    You can have people write content for you if you dont want to do it yourself. A lot of people will outsource it on sites like Odesk. I have used a service called Text Broker, it is really great. It is a site that has a whole bunch of writers and they will write anything for you for a good price. You pay by quality of the work that you want done, really fast turnaround too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kimmeh
    Well, I'd need someone who's a gaming fanatic to make the content more genuine and real.

    Anyway, I don't have the funds to outsource unfortuantly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
      Originally Posted by Kimmeh View Post

      Well, I'd need someone who's a gaming fanatic to make the content more genuine and real.

      Anyway, I don't have the funds to outsource unfortuantly.
      Kimmeh!

      Congrats! Let me suggest this....

      Check out some of the gaming blogs and consider striking a deal with one of the bloggers....Have him create some content for you and in exchange allow him to link his site from a text link within your content. Just keep the link toward the bottom assuming your adsense is positioned towards top and right of your content....This way, your adsense CTR won't be affected!
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  • Profile picture of the author GerryMedia
    Hi Kim,

    I read in your post that you want drop down menus like IGN.... here's my advice...

    Build your content first then worry about design or the theme later. That way you can focus on the more important element -- your site content which will bring you traffic (hopefully repeat traffic) and search engine love.

    Once you get traffic and you start getting some Adsense clicks, and you have built some decent amount of solid content based on your targeted keywords, then it would be time to worry about the site design and the fancy stuff.

    Good luck and congrats!

    Gerry
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    It's a great feeling to make your first sale. I made a sale last week on a site I haven't touched for a month. It's not even on the first page of Google. All I know is that I'm very grateful and it has inspired me to do some SEO so I can increase my ranking and make some more sales. Good luck on your endeavors and keep pushing forward. =)
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    Gratz with your first money from the great google! 1$ today, 2$ next week and soon you a lot of money!
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    Congratulations ! :p
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Congrats! the trick ofcourse is to find what works and scale it up, bear in mind that the vast majority of Adsense publishers earn cents a year, so this is a nice first step
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  • Profile picture of the author SebastianJ
    Congratulations!

    Now keep it up
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    Creating content in the form of articles is easy. All you need to do is structure out your article content in a step by step format and then fill it up. Also if you want to know how to structure your content on your website just visit top sites in google and checkout what they are doing and how they are structuring their website. Research keywords and then logically arrange the keywords in a structure upto 3 to max. 4 levels deep and then link your content in that manner. Hope this helps...
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