20-30 visitors a day to my blog, making ~$2/day with adsense - good or bad?

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I have 20-25 visitors daily and ~100 pageviews, yielding 1.50-$2.00 a day. It's only been a few days thus far, I was just wondering if that sounds about right? I don't want unrealistic expectations.

i53.tinypic.com/2l8u9gm.jpg is a screenshot of the analytics if that helps.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Originally Posted by Hobotomy View Post

    I have 20-25 visitors daily and ~100 pageviews, yielding 1.50-$2.00 a day. It's only been a few days thus far, I was just wondering if that sounds about right? I don't want unrealistic expectations.

    i53.tinypic.com/2l8u9gm.jpg is a screenshot of the analytics if that helps.

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    I have a few blogs getting >=5k hits a month and make like $2 a month in adsense lol.

    It's VERY good.

    The main question is consistency.

    Wait a few weeks, if you maintain $2 a day then it's bank.

    My advice is to watch, and if it continues to make $2, don't touch it.

    :p

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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Depends on the investment.

      Domain: 10 bucks a year
      Hosting: 80 bucks a year (plus or minus)

      Days in a year: 365

      Daily revenue on blog: @1.50 = 547.50 a year

      Amount of time you spend for maintence????????

      You tell me. Is it worth it? If not, you can always sell now if it is pulling money.
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        The more $500 a year sites the better
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathy Curiel
    i have a blog with 3k a month hits and makes about 5 usd a month
    So it is good result
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  • Profile picture of the author jarem
    not bad at all. You said you are still a beginner and making that money. That will eventually rise depending on your strategies marketing them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hobotomy
    it's a blogger account so it's free. I'm not sure if the adsense so far is an estimate or real $? I really don't get how adsense works, I have about 160 'impressions' and 4 clicks. I don't think that's worth $4 but whatever lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
      Originally Posted by Hobotomy View Post

      it's a blogger account so it's free. I'm not sure if the adsense so far is an estimate or real $? I really don't get how adsense works, I have about 160 'impressions' and 4 clicks. I don't think that's worth $4 but whatever lol.
      That's too small of a sample size to make any assumptions about future revenue. You'll need earnings of $2/day for at least a few weeks before you know if it'll maintain or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    I think $2 a day for 20-30 visitors is quite good. I mean, that's practically no visitors at all so imagine how much you will be making when you get 200 visitors a day or 2000. I have many blogs with that many visitors that make only $2 a month - lol.

    But like Jill said, it does depend on the amount of work you have to do to get the visitors

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    • Profile picture of the author Hobotomy
      Originally Posted by cashcow View Post

      I think $2 a day for 20-30 visitors is quite good. I mean, that's practically no visitors at all so imagine how much you will be making when you get 200 visitors a day or 2000. I have many blogs with that many visitors that make only $2 a month - lol.

      But like Jill said, it does depend on the amount of work you have to do to get the visitors

      Lee
      That's what I was thinking, if I got 10x the visitors would I get $20/day?
      I doubt it. We'll see I guess.
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      • Profile picture of the author cashcow
        Originally Posted by Hobotomy View Post

        That's what I was thinking, if I got 10x the visitors would I get $20/day?
        I doubt it. We'll see I guess.
        Well you probably wouldn't make 10X but you would certainly make more. Sounds like you picked a great keyword that pays out pretty good in adsense. The only worry is that it is a blogger blog and they can shut you down at a whim so I would think about moving that onto your own domain ASAP.

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  • Profile picture of the author That Guy
    What you have done is REALLY good in my opinion. Either you're getting traffic from long-long tail keywords or you rank high for a high CPC, low traffic keyword.

    Hopefully it's the former since if you can get 100-150 visitors/day you would be making about $10/day, which in the internet marketing world is amazing, especially for one site. My first site is actually getting slightly higher traffic than you (25 - 40 visitors/day) and I'm making only half of what you are!

    Looks like you found a winner!

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  • Profile picture of the author CoffeeIceCream
    I think that's good too. I'm only making about $2 a week right now so anything that you consistently get daily is good. Especially if you don't have to do anything to get it... LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Originally Posted by Hobotomy View Post

    I have 20-25 visitors daily and ~100 pageviews, yielding 1.50-$2.00 a day. It's only been a few days thus far, I was just wondering if that sounds about right? I don't want unrealistic expectations.

    i53.tinypic.com/2l8u9gm.jpg is a screenshot of the analytics if that helps.

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    Haha you would be surprised how good that income is for the type of traffic you are getting. LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Cashins
    If you do the math OP, $2 out of 20-30 visitors is a great find! You are getting roughly 8 cents a visitor! That is good news with adsense. Sounds like you just got started , so ride it out until you get 1000 visitors. Then look at your earning over visitors. If you are still hitting 5-8 cents a visitors, you need to celebrate and think about scaling it up.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hobotomy
      Originally Posted by Brian Cashins View Post

      If you do the math OP, $2 out of 20-30 visitors is a great find! You are getting roughly 8 cents a visitor! That is good news with adsense. Sounds like you just got started , so ride it out until you get 1000 visitors. Then look at your earning over visitors. If you are still hitting 5-8 cents a visitors, you need to celebrate and think about scaling it up.
      That seems like a lot, which makes me think adsense is wrong? Or maybe t's because the average time on the blog is 5+ minutes. it's a personal blog, purely organic.. I don't really want to or think I even could scale it up since there's nothing to sell but a story.

      I do have a niche marketing site I've started, however, which completely sucks. I can blow any competitor out of the water content and knowledge-wise but it's a very competitive and saturated market (how to get six pack abs), depends on how much time i'm willing to put in. I might just do an offline personal training gig.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Truong
    That's definately a good start if you can track what's working and scale it up then you'll send your adsense account soaring.

    Good job.
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  • Profile picture of the author twood0222
    I think that's a really good amount for the amount of traffic!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Hamilton
    $2 a day with that little traffic is really good. There was another post I was reading on the forum where the guy had about 2000 visitors a day but was making about what you were making.

    It seems like you need some more traffic and you'll do pretty good as far as making money with adsense on your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hobotomy
      Originally Posted by Dennis Hamilton View Post

      $2 a day with that little traffic is really good. There was another post I was reading on the forum where the guy had about 2000 visitors a day but was making about what you were making.

      It seems like you need some more traffic and you'll do pretty good as far as making money with adsense on your site.
      do you know how adsense works? what is making a visitor to my site more valuable than others? time spent on site? thereby making the ad "impression" of a higher quality?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dash Evra
    A good way to judge would be by looking at your adsense CPM. It tells you how much you would make if you were to get 1000 impressions.
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  • Profile picture of the author SUPER Louie
    That's already good. Try to aim for long term. Don't worry if you earn only a few bucks from the start.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    It is more than good, you just starting with adsense, if you are making $$ fast, adsense would suspect your account.

    Be patient and will go up with time, make sure to follow adsense rules, it is easy to get out of adsense without even knowing what happened, they don't warn u
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  • Profile picture of the author Diane S
    In a word, GOOD! For all the reasons cited above. Congratulations, and don't change a thing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Murlu
    That's awesome! Really great job.

    $2 a day is excellent with such a small amount of traffic. Take a look at your analytics and figure out how people are finding you so you can keep creating that kind of success; create posts that are related and add more 'meat' to your blog - bring in that long-tail traffic and focus on high paying / high converting keywords - keep at it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Bass
      Originally Posted by Murlu View Post

      That's awesome! Really great job.

      $2 a day is excellent with such a small amount of traffic. Take a look at your analytics and figure out how people are finding you so you can keep creating that kind of success; create posts that are related and add more 'meat' to your blog - bring in that long-tail traffic and focus on high paying / high converting keywords - keep at it!
      Murlu nail it. Apply what he is saying and you will do fine.
      Great job and best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMWinner
    Not bad, especially in your case that you are still starting in using adsense. Patience is an important ingredient here; you just have to wait for a while. As what my friend "mentor" has told me, do not be hasty in expecting results with regards to the IM business.
    As you can also read and stated by fellow warriors here, your result is good since of us has had 3 dollars in a month, but it's a start. Evaluate what needs to be done in order to improve the number of visitors. If at this time, you are generating 20-25 visitors a day, after you had adjusted the necessary changes to your blog/s, imagine how much will you be earning if that number of visitors will increase per day? Just have patience, and persevere in what you do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Walker
    $2/day with 20-30 visitor per day is so incredible that is seems unbelievable. The conversion is so good that i think you are lieing. And if you're not, keep the work up because that is a really good result
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  • Profile picture of the author rachs
    almost 10% conversion rate lol. keep doing and increast unique visitors buddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author janicelou
    where are you positioning the ads on your page? what type of ads are you displaying? image? text?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mantasmo
    From my experience building Adsense sites this is pretty normal (as long as you do good research before building). Well done, keep building. Imagine having 10 of those - that's almost an income right there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jenny4u1
    It depends upon the CTR. Whether that $2 generating from 1 click or two or more ? If maintain good CTR nothing will be bad.
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  • Profile picture of the author stunning boy
    well 2$ for a newbie blog having 30 visitors/day is really impress indeed keep the momentum up.
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  • Profile picture of the author hotzinsurance
    It's good..It means that your blog have a good adsense CTR..congratulation..
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  • Profile picture of the author cantaxian
    This is just incredible, I mean are you seriously making 2$ daily with such a low visitor count ? I think that is very good if you have started that way.
    My Blog gets around 40-50 visitors a day, yet my CTR is below half percent . In 5 months just 5$ . Is your blog focussed on some Niche ?
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    Seriously that is good...you can start building more content to bring up the traffic..good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Hobotomy
    Honeymoon's over. Only made $0.38 today.
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  • Profile picture of the author donkiston
    yah good sound, your job is going well.
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  • As everyone else said, this is a very good thing to be reporting, but don't expect it to stay at that rate.

    Adsense earnings fluctuate daily in my experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author FivestarHB
    Very good start. Now to scale it up....
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  • Profile picture of the author rahmanpaidar
    As a rule of thumb, each unique visitor, will get you 1$ per month.

    So 25 unique visitors, will get you 25$ per month, or nearly 1.0$ per day.

    You are recieving 1.5$ or 2.0$ which is more than average, so it's ok.
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  • Profile picture of the author StoneWilson
    Good job! I got more than 300 visitors daily, got less than $1 every day. - -"
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  • Profile picture of the author jtotani
    Wow, you're doing $2/day on a free blogger account? Aside from however long you took to make the site and maintain it, it's all profit! That is really impressive!

    What the heck am I doing buying domains and paying for hosting?
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  • Profile picture of the author LinkVariety
    Originally Posted by Hobotomy View Post

    I have 20-25 visitors daily and ~100 pageviews, yielding 1.50-$2.00 a day. It's only been a few days thus far, I was just wondering if that sounds about right? I don't want unrealistic expectations.

    i53.tinypic.com/2l8u9gm.jpg is a screenshot of the analytics if that helps.

    Thanks
    It really depends on the terms and the traffic... you no doubt realise that some terms are worth a lot of money, and others are worthless....

    I would suggest that you get away from adsense asap and look at doing affiliate stuff instead.

    The only thing you really need to know about adsense is that google take 75% of the revenue, leaving you with a few crumbs for your trouble.

    I think ShoeMoney described Adsense as his "monetization of last resort" a while back, and that is how I would view it.

    Adsense is great as you can monetize almost anything with it... but if there are other options available then try those instead... for example selling leads, promoting products on amazon, ebay, running aff links direct to service providers like insurance companies etc... they all pay better than adsense in my experience.

    For me the biggest hurdle in getting away from adsense was that I knew I could drive a click, but never thought I could close a sale... and certainly adsense is "easier" in that sense.

    It is a lot easier to make $1 per day with Adsense than it is with affiliate stuff.

    It is a lot easier to make $300 a day with Affiliate stuff than it is with adsense.

    Hope that makes some sense.. sorry if that is not quite the info you wanted back!
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    • Profile picture of the author Hobotomy
      Originally Posted by LinkVariety View Post

      It really depends on the terms and the traffic... you no doubt realise that some terms are worth a lot of money, and others are worthless....

      I would suggest that you get away from adsense asap and look at doing affiliate stuff instead.

      The only thing you really need to know about adsense is that google take 75% of the revenue, leaving you with a few crumbs for your trouble.

      I think ShoeMoney described Adsense as his "monetization of last resort" a while back, and that is how I would view it.

      Adsense is great as you can monetize almost anything with it... but if there are other options available then try those instead... for example selling leads, promoting products on amazon, ebay, running aff links direct to service providers like insurance companies etc... they all pay better than adsense in my experience.

      For me the biggest hurdle in getting away from adsense was that I knew I could drive a click, but never thought I could close a sale... and certainly adsense is "easier" in that sense.

      It is a lot easier to make $1 per day with Adsense than it is with affiliate stuff.

      It is a lot easier to make $300 a day with Affiliate stuff than it is with adsense.

      Hope that makes some sense.. sorry if that is not quite the info you wanted back!

      So if in my AdSense "earnings" menu it says $20.34, I'm only going to get 25% of that?
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      • Profile picture of the author mkl3377
        If you login to your adsense account what ever it says your earning that is what your getting paid. so if your menu say 20.34 than you will be paid 20.34.

        The adsense model is a profit sharing model. Google gets paid "x" amount for showing the ads on you page of content and when visitors to that page click on an ad you get 68% on avg. I forget where this was announced but this is the percentage that Google itself publicly announced.

        but you are doing pretty good for your first blog.

        FYI, blogspot has been known for deleting blogs. If you are serious about making money with adsense you should start thinking about posting content on your own domain.



        Originally Posted by Hobotomy View Post

        So if in my AdSense "earnings" menu it says $20.34, I'm only going to get 25% of that?
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  • Profile picture of the author glennforum
    At that rate I think you are on your way to a good income opportunity.
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  • Profile picture of the author warrich
    Great to see your results, I have been doing very hard work (I think so) but still need a lot of time to come near to what you are making. Just wait and see if your good luck
    continues, then if it does don't try to make changes that could have a bad effect on your earnings.
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    • Profile picture of the author gister
      Nice result for the few traffic, i guess ur keywords and few targeted traffic is the magic here, keep it up..great start.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hobotomy
      Originally Posted by kahmed09 View Post

      can i ask what niche you are using?
      no niche per se, it's a personal blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author achong
    It must be better, if you create another blog with HPK. With 15-20 visitors a day, it is enough for getting better earning.





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  • Profile picture of the author Troyman
    Great results. I wish I could get a couple of sites running making a decent income as you. 2$ is excellent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hobotomy
    After the dismal $0.38 day, the yesterday was $20 and $4 more today.
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  • Profile picture of the author KentChow
    I think it's great with $2 a day. I would create more posts targeting different long tail keywords and grow your site as an Authority Site in your niche. You could grow it as $20 a day site.
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  • Profile picture of the author xylement
    I'll say it's quite good =D But CTR goes down usually after 3 mth. Not sure how consistent can this be. You'll have to monitor =D While monitoring perhaps you can make additional other sites... imagine 1 site = $2 a day... making 5 will earn u $10 a day =D
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  • Profile picture of the author omurphy22
    Damn, if you're making that much on adsense with so few visitors, then you're getting some very targeted traffic. You should definitely add some affiliate links pronto.
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  • Profile picture of the author anilksinghal
    If you are making $2 per 20-30 visitors, I'd say it's awesome...because that means an ecpm of $100 (per 1000 visitors)....Most people are struggling with ecpm's of $5-$10 at max..
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