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April – Record Blogging Earnings

Posted By Darren Rowse 30th of April 2005 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

April has been a rather good month for my blogging business.

This graph plots my Adsense earnings (from all my blogs) since 1 January to today (without specific figures). As you’ll see, the last two days have been record breaking days. I’m not sure how long this growth can last – but April’s daily average is 40% higher than last month – for the first time I’ve broken into the five figures for a month zone from Adsense.

The amazing thing is that when you get to these sorts of figures a rise in earnings of something like 40% can be a pretty significant thing on overall earnings.

Sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not in some virtual blogging dream. Its quite staggering to think that 2.5 years ago I started my first blog with absolutely no idea of what was ahead. The idea of sustaining even that blog would have been laughable for me back then – let alone the thought that blogging would be my full time job.

Today someone asked me ‘how does it feel to be a full time blogger?’ – to be honest its starting to all feel a little bit surreal and a touch frightening. What is this thing I’ve created and where is it all headed?

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. Simply goes to show that hard work and smart thinking can go a long way. Congratulations.

  2. Congrats Darren. The last week or so has been great for me as well, CPC has risen about 25%.

  3. Darren, what’s the page impressions for that number if you don’t mind saying?

  4. Congratulations! CPC is on the rise for my blog too.

  5. Does that graph plot daily earnings or cumulative earnings?

  6. […] rising star of professional blogging, Darren Rowse, perhaps best known for Problogger.net, has reported that his revenue for April has risen an amazing 40%. […]

  7. how many blogs do you run?

  8. Darren says: 04/30/2005 at 9:07 am

    that graph plots daily earnings Ugo

  9. Good job on the earnings growth. Is that five figures in $US os $AUS? Either way, it’s impressive, just curious.

  10. That’s exactly what I like to hear — one more entrepreneur finding success. May you have much more! Just another case for “giving gets” and you give a lot. Thanks so much and congrats!

  11. Congrats, and keep up the good work.

  12. Darren says: 04/30/2005 at 11:24 am

    about 20 connected

  13. Darren says: 04/30/2005 at 11:28 am

    Oweboat – its $US

  14. yeah, my April earning is the highest too. :-D

  15. Daily earnings? Looks like they’re rising linearly or more, which means cumulative earnings are rising quadratically! Good for you! :)

  16. Piccoli blogger professionisti crescono

    Giorni fa parlavo di Darren Rowse, blogger australiano a capo di 20 blog da lui editi personalmente. Oggi Darren rivela che aprile si chiuso con un +40% di incassi da AdSense e ha superato i 10.000 dollari in un…

  17. that is most inspirational Darren
    good on you for being one of the Aussie pioneers in serious blogland and for your willingness to help newbies get a grip on this whole blogging thing

  18. That’s stunning Darren, congrats!!

    Do you ever worry though that all your income eggs are in one basket (Google)? I guess at your level you’re past needing to worry, but I’m just thinking in terms of a sustainable business (looking 1-2 years down the track) – what would happen if Google Adsense dried up or they suddenly ditched support for bloggers or something.

    I think we’re in the middle of a boom, so I guess I’m just pondering what’s going to happen when the bust hits (as it surely will at some point in the future).

    Maybe I’m thinking too much…

  19. You inspire me to continue using adsense on my blog at http://labnol.blogspot.com

  20. Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 25 Apr – 1 May 2005

    This week: Google turns up the heat, Yahoo burns to be a media bigco,
    Microsoft’s 64-bit light at the end of the tunnel, blogging media empires warm their
    hands by the advertising fire, Craigslist – GoogleMaps make a combustible combo.

  21. Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up

    Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 25 Apr – 1 May 2005 .

  22. All i can say is AWESOME! Stuff and you really deserve all this, The reason for your success is also your good Attitude….Wish me Luck too!!! And Best of Luck in Future to you!!!

  23. Can you give us an idea as to how many sites you have?

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