I am excited since I met my goal of making Google payout in 3 months this time. I was getting slightly concerned since I had 4 days without any revenue but that all changed Monday. I am now safe and should get a check next month.
My overall impressions and revenue is down this month since I have essentially taken the entire month off with my illness and golf trip. It has been difficult getting back into the swing of things but I am going to give it a try and start pushing it again. I had gone 7 months straight without any sort of break (only a day or two) so I also think some burn out played a role.
However, it is nice to know that there is a baseline level of traffic upon which I can count. Now I want to develop more content and more traffic so that I can increase the baseline to a higher level along with the passive income. Let me tell you that the passive part of the income has been nice but still is not enough to life off. It is going to take quite a bit of hard work to earn meaningful revenue.
If you remember from reading this blog, the sense that I get from several other sites is that it will take 2 years to really start to take off. I am sure that has something to do with building up traffic, links, and search engine rankings. I will be curious to see what can happen in that time frame, but I need to get back into the swing of things. I think that will be easier once the days get lighter as well. I don't know that I have seasonal affective disorder, but I do notice that I am more tired in winter.
I hope to be able to again reach Google AdSense payout in another 3 months (Feb, Mar, Apr) and then start making payout in 2 months' time, then monthly. Obviously, I will have to spend some more time writing content and getting traffic. It will take a lot of work, but I think that I can finally get back into it again now.
Thanks to everyone who reads my blog. I appreciate it.
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