Especially among internet marketing beginners
But the sad truth of the matter is many of them report success as making a couple of dollars a day.
Yes $2 dollars a day and they are all over the forums with their 'check me out' posts
Hang on a minute. $2 a day means $60 a month!!!
Not really a business is it
One of the things that a lot of the adsense training books overlook is how much traffic you need to make a decent income with Adsense
They all say 'drive loads of traffic'
But what's 'loads' of traffic?
For any internet marketing newbie getting 10 unique visitors a day is pretty good going. A hundred and they are ecstatic.
But the truth is this is just a trickle
Let's do the maths for a second
Let us assume that you have really good adsense conversions, say 10% of the website's visitors click on your adsense ads.
And lets say you are in a niche that pays $1 per click on average, for example
To really make a significant income from adsense ads that is going to help you 'Fire the boss' you really need to be making $3000 a month.
That's $100 a day
So to get this income how many visitors a day do you need if your click through rate remains at 10%
$100 means 100 clicks which means 1000 visitors a day
Now lets take a closer look at the forums
Too many posts with people claiming 10 cent clicks and even 5 cent clicks
So it would seem that for the majority, they actually need 10,000 visitors a day with a really high click through rate to get ant decent income from adsense
So am I saying adsense is bad or not worthwhile?
I make a significant proportion of my online income from adsense
But this really is a 'getting you in the right frame of mind' post
You need to focus on your traffic generating campaigns to really make adsense work for you
Till next time