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Posted By Darren Rowse 12th of July 2005 Adsense, ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

Today was a mini milestone day for me in my blogging.

I went to the PO Box this morning to grab my mail and found my monthly cheque from Google’s Adsense had arrived for earnings in the month of May. May was my biggest earning month since I started blogging (June was a little lower due to me being away for the full four weeks).

The cheque was the biggest cheque I’ve ever held onto (well the biggest I’ve held onto that has my name on it). The amazing thing is that in the month of May I earned more than I earned in a whole year in 2003 from a ‘real job’ (of course at the time I was only working a 3 day week while I studied part time) and well over half as much as I earned from Adsense in the whole of 2004.

It predominately came from two or three blogs which worries me a little (the worry is that if just one or two of them fell over it would have significant income. However on the up side the past couple of months have seen a number of my other blogs experiencing significant growth in traffic which points to plenty of potential for the future.

If you’d told me I’d be doing what I’m doing 2 or 3 years ago (and that it would be earning me a good living) I would never have believed you. I sometimes think it’s all just a dream – if it is please don’t pinch me, I’m not ready to wake up.

I’m quite amazed and am enjoying every moment while it lasts (because on the web you never quite know how long it will). Here’s to as good a second half of the year as the first!

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Update: For those readers coming to this post via Slashdot – welcome. I’ve posted a few points here that answer some of the many comments that are being made at Slashdot about me and my blogging here. I try to clear up some of the misconceptions. I hope it is helpful.

If you’re interested in Adsense you might be interested in Joel Comm’s What Google Never Told You About Making Money with Adsense – otherwise take a surf through my own Adsense category to read my own tips.

If you want to see some of my other blogs you can check out my Digital Camera Review Blog, my Camera Phone Blog and Laptop Review blog as just a few of those I work on.

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, Google+ and LinkedIn.
Comments
  1. Good for you. Maybe you can share some secrets on stopping the spammers from filling up your trackback and comments with links to online casinos and porn. Deleting that stuff takes a lot of time and make it worth what money you earn doing a blog. Makes one wonder if it is worth it. Someone should put these spammers in jail.

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    !!!

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  6. This sounds fishy, but I’m signing up for Adsense anyway….

  7. “Yeah but can it survive a Slashdotting?”

    It’s not very difficult to survive a slashdotting. It’s happened to me twice this month. I’ve written a brief article on it.

    http://polyscience.org/2005/07/a-meta-analysis-of-the-slashdot-effect/

  8. What a nice surprise to come back to after your vacation. I enjoyed guest blogging on your PDA blog while you were away.

  9. Congrats Darren! Hope to join you someday ;-)

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  12. hey man

    awesome . I am happy for u buddy

    Vijay

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  14. Good for you! I’m certainly going to look into this. Although, I feel compelled to tell you that Joel Comm’s What Google Never Told You About Making Money with Adsense is the corniest, most cliched, used car salesman pitch I’ve ever had the displeasure of seeing.

    After following your link to his site, I couldn’t be bothered even entertaining the thought that this guy might actually know something. The only thing that lends him credibility is your link, leading to him.

    There’s something to be said about how a message is delivered.

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  20. Woohoo! Way to go, Darren! It is a great feeling when you get one of those massive checks. I have to pinch myself too.

    Thanks for mentioning my ebook in your article. Congratulations on your success, both as a pro blogger and as another AdSense success story!

    Joel Comm
    Author
    “What Google Never Told You About Making Money with AdSense”

    P.S. – my 2nd edition is out now!

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