Usually, I see this kind of question asked around the web and simply look away without the interest to read further. Then two days ago, I checked my spam mail and found a message that read:
‘Make at least $1500 working with Google Adsense in your first month guaranteed’.
Chances are that you get one of those “How I Made $1,234.56 in one week working two hours a day”. For a change, I decided to be open minded for once and see what this genius had to offer. The link in the message took me to a story of a mum who after losing her job, desperately bought a life changing toolkit that made her $3000 in her first month writing for Google; ridiculous? The story then links to a sales page on a life changing step by step guide that made the laziest of his clients $1500 monthly. I guess you are not that lazy so you are likely to earn more.
The business model was;
Write for Google and get paid at least $1500 through adsense program.
Will you fall for that?
Who will fall for that? A lot of people will. You might have learned a lot about making money on the internet and how to Generate Google Adsense Revenue, but there are lots of people who don’t get it yet. I read a lot of such adverts on magazines in my early days of exploring the internet, and almost, well I did fall for it. A particular advert read, ‘Who else wants to receive $1500 from Google Adsense’. It went as far as explaining how, if you select high paying keywords of $10, set up 10 blogs, each getting 5 clicks daily, you guarantee several thousand dollars your first month. It wasn’t until I got into blogging, and tried out a couple business models I came to realized that all those so-called gurus, trying to sell those programs never knew a thing about Google Adsense, let alone make money from it.
How can you make $1500 in one month? You ask
I know you’re curious or feel mislead. But the real question is: Why on mother earth will Google pay you $1500 for writing a couple of articles?
Here are some basic questions you should ask each time you come across such make $15,217,345.68 sales pitches;
- What exactly is my work?
- How does the company paying me make their money?
- Who is their (my employers) customer?
- How do they benefit from me to guarantee paying me that much?
Unless you are selling your own products, whatever program/system that can make you money online, legitimately makes money for your employer in return. Consequently, there is someone between paying the money (who also gets his/her money worth). If you don’t get a clear explanation on how your actions make money for the other person, you should give it a second thought. Anyone involved in online activities has something in it for him (people build programs/systems not machines). While there are genuine people out there willing to help you make money, they also need to get some value in return.
I’ve been monetizing my online publishing platform with Google Adsense for over two years now (OK, more into it for less than two years) and only manage to exceed $1,500 monthly from the program. Sure there are other newer publishers earning more. But $1500 in your first month (even first year) from Adsense, you gotta be kidding me. Work and time is what really works.
If you’ll want to learn how to make money from Adsense, I’ll suggest you read my post on 7 Tips to build a Blog that Generates Adsense Revenue
PS: I doubled my adsense earning two months ago, after a little adsense optimisation. I’ll be writing about it any time soon. Keep in Touch.