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What if I totally depend on adsense income. Does it really have the potential to make reasonable income for me? I tried using clickbank and amazon but no response. I monetize only with adsense but it hasn't made me enough money yet. I was just wondering if internet marketers think adsense can be the only way of monetization.
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  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    If you get A LOT of traffic it will be enough.

    Adsense is the scariest source of income though, google bans you for the smallest discrepancy

    I would never rely on adsense for anything
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    • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
      Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

      If you get A LOT of traffic it will be enough.

      Adsense is the scariest source of income though, google bans you for the smallest discrepancy

      I would never rely on adsense for anything
      Agreed. I was banned from adsense about 2 weeks ago for something that wasn't even my fault.
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      • Profile picture of the author cashtree
        Originally Posted by rmolina88 View Post

        Agreed. I was banned from adsense about 2 weeks ago for something that wasn't even my fault.
        what'd they ban you for?
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      • Profile picture of the author opportunist86
        Originally Posted by rmolina88 View Post

        Agreed. I was banned from adsense about 2 weeks ago for something that wasn't even my fault.
        Can you tell me the reason because of which you were banned? So I should completely avoid that.
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    • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
      Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

      If you get A LOT of traffic it will be enough.

      Adsense is the scariest source of income though, google bans you for the smallest discrepancy

      I would never rely on adsense for anything
      Exactly this.

      I was making decent money off adsense and then... BAM. I got the banhammer since someone click bombed me.
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  • Profile picture of the author smithwhite
    well, it depends on how much traffic you are getting, what is your niche?
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    The problem is that the foundation on which those earnings come from is not 100% guaranteed.

    A small search engine algo update or suspicious behavior can literally knock out all your traffic or have your account terminated.

    It is usually the best idea to place adsense on your site along side other affiliate offers and perhaps capture peoples emails for your email list while providing an incentive.
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    • Profile picture of the author JoeUK
      Originally Posted by dadamson View Post

      The problem is that the foundation on which those earnings come from is not 100% guaranteed.

      A small search engine algo update or suspicious behavior can literally knock out all your traffic or have your account terminated.

      It is usually the best idea to place adsense on your site along side other affiliate offers and perhaps capture peoples emails for your email list while providing an incentive.
      That's exactly it. In answer to the specific OP question though, yes of course it can yield 'enough' technically with the right traffic, CTR and CPC, but as stated it may not be the most 'secure' or reliable income source...
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  • Profile picture of the author bfas
    We've been earning a lot of money with Adsense for years, as have hundreds & hundreds of our forum members and course customers.

    If you're interested in how, you can read the Warrior review thread for the course at: http://www.warriorforum.com/internet...blueprint.html

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  • Profile picture of the author Builder154
    I recently read that one big microniche site maker has several adsense accounts. He has a personal one and then also has several businesses registered so he can have different adsense accounts under each. If you are doing a lot of adsense sites it sounds like a great way to split them up so they aren't all at risk at once. Anyone else heard of this?
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Kenny
      Have you ever heard the saying "Don't put all your eggs in one basket!"

      No adsense is not enough!!

      You want to concentrate on building a business.

      Build lists from your traffic and learn how to sell to them

      Have you considered using Amazon as well as adsense.

      You can build mini lists and then market Amazon Products to them
      during holidays, etc. Offer free report for them to sign up.

      example on a microwave site -
      "95 out of 100 Amazon Customers that bought a microwave last month
      bought the _______ model.... Discover why they did and what they
      realized after a weeks use...Real customer reviews revealed"

      [Just a quick headline... Was off top of head!]


      You know you can design a free opt in report for every site...

      Build lists from your traffic and learn how to sell to them

      No one can take that away from you!!!

      Google is extremely unpredictable so don't focus all your efforts
      on Adsense. Imagine for a second that you had build 20 sites and
      was bringing in 3k a month in adsense and then overnight you were
      banned... What would you do???
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      • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
        No it's not, I had a $4000 a month adsense income wiped out overnight a few years back, luckily it was only part of my income as I had diversified.

        Adsense is great for learning but it's not reliable.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ross Kenny
          Originally Posted by M Thompson View Post

          No it's not, I had a $4000 a month adsense income wiped out overnight a few years back, luckily it was only part of my income as I had diversified.

          Adsense is great for learning but it's not reliable.

          I second that!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author phans
      Originally Posted by Builder154 View Post

      I recently read that one big microniche site maker has several adsense accounts. He has a personal one and then also has several businesses registered so he can have different adsense accounts under each. If you are doing a lot of adsense sites it sounds like a great way to split them up so they aren't all at risk at once. Anyone else heard of this?
      Yeah that's the way to go!
      If you want to go big with adsense that's what you gonna do! Having 10 different businesses set up for adsense can reduce the risks A LOT! If you than also traget niches that have backup marketing options (just in case sites get flagged) and you are great at seo and also provide very high quality content you can make a fortune with adsense. And like i said there are ways to reduce the riksy bigtime even if your main income come from adsense.

      BTW for this business model to work you really have to focus on the guideslines of google. For me as en example i am paying 15$-20$ per HIGH quality article and make sure the design and everything else is awesome for a perfect user experience. I also ain't using cheap or automated linkbuilding techniques that can look spammy in the eyes if google and will likly get your site slapped when future algo changes happen.
      My sites cost a ton more than most sites that use adsense which makes my visitors happy which in the end makes google happy. This plus 10 accounts can be a very good business model with limited risks imo!

      btw: sorry my english isn't the best
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  • Profile picture of the author Builder154
    None of the new posts are addressing the topic of simply setting up separate businesses that each have adsense accounts. That way you would almost certainly only lose one of those accounts, not all. You might lose 25% but you wouldn't lose 100%. That also is a way of diversifying.
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  • Profile picture of the author CBusiness
    I've had adsense since like 2005. I dont know why people have so many problems with it unless you're doing shady business.

    However, they do change all the time now, which is scary and knocking a lot of people out of their job in a 2 day period .. sometimes overnight.

    Adsense is GREAT if you have a real site you update day to day, but there are better I'm sure. None other will find such agreat advertisers however.

    All about your niche and how much users click around.
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    • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
      Originally Posted by CBusiness View Post

      I've had adsense since like 2005. I dont know why people have so many problems with it unless you're doing shady business.

      You are making assumptions there, I lost my $4000 income because Google changed the algo back in 2006 and I went from having over 1,000,000 indexed pages to having about 1,000. One month I earned $4,000 the next it was about $400

      They did the same last year with Panda and people were affected and the same last week with blog networks.
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      • Profile picture of the author Builder154
        Originally Posted by M Thompson View Post

        You are making assumptions there, I lost my $4000 income because Google changed the algo back in 2006 and I went from having over 1,000,000 indexed pages to having about 1,000. One month I earned $4,000 the next it was about $400

        They did the same last year with Panda and people were affected and the same last week with blog networks.
        Isn't the lesson there about ANY impression dependent monetization? Doesn't matter if it was Adsense or another. If you lose your traffic you'll lose all of that. Only having your own list would protect you against that. It's not a knock on Adsense per se.
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  • Profile picture of the author Corypeter
    I am not getting enough adsense clicks on my website?
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  • Profile picture of the author PriceMaster
    In my opinion Adsense cannot be anyone's main source of income, unless you target High CPC keywords or got a HUGE number of traffic coming to your website.

    You can start with Affiliates and other forms of Internet Marketing.

    Remember Adsense can also be a very good way to earn $1000s a month. Don't let the other let you down. IF YOU WANT, it can be your MAIN SOURCE of income!

    You just gotta work hard and never give up
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  • Profile picture of the author mosthost
    No way can you rely on Adsense!
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  • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
    Adsense is a great way to learn how to research, build and montertize sites while still making some money whether it is alot of or a little bit. If you can rank Adsense sites and drive traffic to them you can replicate that to Affiliate, CPA and your own product sites. The thing I liked most about Adsense was that even when I made a dollar in a day I thought it was a great achievement, I definitely have upscaled that and earn alot more but through Adsense experience know how to replicate that success to products as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoKnightsInc
    You will find many no and many yes here on this issue. But for me i had used it and its generating 1k+ income from just one site so i cant say its not useful or not sufficient.
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  • Profile picture of the author princee
    Don’t be relying on the Adsense only. I think Google Adsense is source of part-time or we can say extra income. Don’t rely on Adsense.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author samual james
    Your account may be banned at any movement, you are earning enough and all things are going fine but suddenly your account will banned by Google. Dont depend on single adsense account
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    • Profile picture of the author opportunist86
      Originally Posted by samual james View Post

      Your account may be banned at any movement, you are earning enough and all things are going fine but suddenly your account will banned by Google. Dont depend on single adsense account
      Even if we have many acounts, we can't use another account on a site on which adsense was banned previously. Is it?
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      • Profile picture of the author phans
        Originally Posted by opportunist86 View Post

        Even if we have many acounts, we can't use another account on a site on which adsense was banned previously. Is it?
        well atleast you can't be sure if the sites are flagged so the next account would be at risk as well which is the reason why you should always have a backup plan for monetisation.
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  • Profile picture of the author shiko5000
    it depends on the number of traffic you get and the price of the click and CTR
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Sure, you can make thousands of dollars monthly from ad sense. I have seen people who have own an ad sense account and business for almost a decade and still going strong.

    The truth is, it is not the best to rely on ad sense or any business model hundred percent, you have got to have a plan b in order to be on the safer side.
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  • Profile picture of the author josephseeley
    I would always use the best performing monetization method. I don't care about having all my eggs in one basket (or not) because I know if the best performing service kicks me out, I can easily move all my eggs to the next best performing service. There's no point moving to 2nd best before it's necessary though.

    (Not that Adsense is the best monetization method. Sometimes it's pretty good, sometimes it sucks compared to the alternatives. It's usually the best contextual ad service though.)
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  • Profile picture of the author C Rebecca
    If done properly, AdSense can be a great source of generating revenue. But you cannot completely rely on AdSense for income as Google may hold back your revenue for one or other reason.
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  • Profile picture of the author bkat52
    im in agreement with those saying you need to diversify. It takes time but you can build up an adsense empire that generates a full time income. However, why limit yourself when there is potential for so much more with the amount of sites you would have by then.
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