Looking Back at Earnings and Traffic from June 2009
Someone over in the forums at HubPages asked how long it was before everyone had earned anything with AdSense. This, of course, got me curious to look back and see how long it was before I had earned anything. My first ad impressions were on May 26, 2009 and it took me 13 days before I saw my first ad click and revenue. Needless to say, there were many, many days when I earned absolutely nothing. In fact, that first full month of June 2009, I earned a whopping $4.16! I also took notice of my levels of traffic. Though I think they are pitiful now, my average traffic is about 4-5 times higher now than then.
It sure helps put things in perspective. Today will likely be one of the worst days of the month as far as traffic goes considering the Labor Day Weekend. Despite that, my traffic will be about the same (if not a little better) than my absolute best day in June 2009. Furthermore, despite the horrendous start to the month as far as revenue is concerned, I have earned more between AdSense and eHow than I earned for the entire month of June 2009.
It certainly makes me wonder where things will be a year from now during the Labor Day Weekend of 2011. I would certainly expect to be earning monthly AdSense checks by then which means I ought to be making over $100 per month with just AdSense. There is no reason why I shouldn't be able to achieve that goal provided I continue to put in at least a modest amount of effort generating additional content and getting more backlinks.
Anyway, I found it interesting that I felt kind of disappointed with the last few weeks considering what an awesome start I had in August. I know that there will be ups and downs in traffic and earnings. I had gotten quite accustomed to the fluctuations but thought that I was getting the hang of it a little bit more so that I would see a little more consistency overall especially when it comes to AdSense. Alas, it is not to be, at least not yet. I am still seeing some fluctuations and figure I will have to wait until 2011 before seeing the monthly AdSense check from Google. But that is OK. It will be all the sweeter when that day comes. And I will be sure to let you know when it happens.
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