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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Earnings Report for First Quarter 2010

I got my laptops back and may talk about that later. Now it is time for the long awaited earnings report for the first quarter of 2010. I can say that it is the best quarter ever, but that is due to a one-time payment from Life123. I had anticipated some of those earnings occurring over time, but I won't complain except for the fact that I can no longer write for them.

So, let's get right into the numbers. Then I will comment some more.


AdSense $32.47
eHow $5.75
Life123 $20
Total $58.40

AdSense $34.79
eHow $5.51
Life123 $400
Total $440.30

AdSense $29.33
eHow $18.16
Total $47.49

Grand Total for the quarter: $546.19

Obviously, the impact of the Life123 payment was substantial. If it weren't for that payment, my income would have been less than the 4th quarter of 2009. It makes sense since I was much less active in the past 3 months. Furthermore, my AdSense impressions were down 20% on average when compared to the last 3 months of 2009.

February actually turned out fairly well because I had a fairly high CTR and CPC. Those numbers degraded somewhat in March. Now at the beginning of April, they are absolutely hideous. I am pleased with this month's traffic so far, but my CTR is abysmal.

I wonder how long it will take me to earn almost $550 in a quarter again. I am hoping by the end of this year to be at about $100 monthly in AdSense so I am quessing that it may take about a year or better. Maybe I can hit it the 2nd quarter of 2011. It will be interesting. I have yet to complete a full year of online activity so I don't know what the seasonal variations and patterns might be. I can say that June of this year will be better than last, and that's how I will start measuring my progress soon.

Well, it is good to have the computer back and working. I may make a larger update on that in the next post. As always, thanks for reading. Hope you like this post, BB!


  1. These are some good figures. Can't say I have ever heard of Life123 but maybe it is something I should check out! Where do the majority of Adsense earnings come from or don't you separate out? I ask because obviously I know you from Hubpages and was wondering how successful you were on there!

  2. BB,
    Unfortunately, Life123 no longer offers a writing opportunity. They shut it down and paid out everyone for the articles written. That is the reason for a lump sum payment.

    I have put the HubPages info in another post which was just published. You can see it there.


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