You Need to Distance Yourself from Adsense

One of the big errors that bloggers make when they set up their blog is to solely use Adsense for their earnings. I have been guilty of that same error. They see these people that are making $50,000 a month or more from Adsense and they get excited…Downright, overly, incredibly excited. So, they stop after adding Adsense and then start writing article after article, hoping they will make money. And they don’t. Or, if they do make money, it’s not nearly as much as they were hoping to make from their blog.

I’m not trying to say don’t use Adsense. As you can see, we use Adsense right here on this blog. What I am trying to say is that you can’t use only Adsense. If you rely entirely on Adsense, you’re missing out on a huge stream of profit. I am not anti-Adsense; however, I am anti-ONLY Adsense. There are so many other ways to make money that if you tap into them, you can really make a considerable amount of money.

I remember when I was reading John Chow’s blog, way back when, he used to only use Adsense to bring in money. Sure, he was bringing in about $500 a month. And sure, he was writing about a topic that he loved. However, when you think about it, was it really all that fantastic? Of course not. The amount of money that he was bringing in was just not as great as the amount of money that he is bringing in now. When he started to bring in different streams of advertising, suddenly, he began to bring in more money. He raised is ECPM enormously and that is why he is making so many thousands of dollars a month.

Other bloggers have all had similar success. When Adsense came out, it was the dream for all webmasters. We could just put up some code and voila, we would make money if people clicked. No longer did we need to go out and find advertisers. However, the real problem was that Adsense started to demand more. They took a heftier % as time went on and people’s earnings went down. Adsense, though, still was a great way and still is a great way to make money.

Now…Some bloggers will swear on a Holy Book and back that Adsense is the way…Some will say that there is no other way to make good money. I am going to tell you straight up that you are 100% incorrect bloggers. There are tons of other ways to make money blogging. You can…Well…How about I just save that for another day.

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Jacob is an avid guitar player as well as a biology major in college with hopes of becoming a professor. When not blogging on The Webmaster Blog, he is over at his political opinion blog.

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