Woohoo!!! I received my first check from Google!
I added Adsense in February and made $3.44 that month. At that rate it would take quite a while to cross the $100 threshold. Fortunately, we kept working on the blog and was able to gain more readers and increase our earning from Google every month. Thank you readers for supporting Retire By 40!
I made a graph to show the monthly and total earning from Google Adsense. It looks like the monthly earning will stabilize at around $50/month for now. I would be quite happy to get a Google check every other month or so. That total income graph looks great and I hope it can continue that exponential shape. 😀
Recently I’ve been making some money with direct advertising, but I still like Google Adsense for passive income. It’s completely passive so I don’t have to do anything extra to generate this income. Well, I tweaked the ads here and there, but it’s pretty stable now. $50/month passive income is actually quite good in the grand scheme of things. If I want to make $50/month with a 12 month CD at my credit union (0.8% interest), I would have to use $75,000! I wonder if I stop blogging, would the Adsense income continue? Does anyone know the answer? In any case, we’ll continue to add new content and increase our exposure.
- Improve SEO. Currently, I set title tag and meta description on every posts and try to link internally as much as possible. I’m sure I can improve though. I need to research a bit more and work on this.
- Continue to add content. The more content a site has the more chances a page will show up on a search engine and the more chance the ad will get a click.
It’s quite gratifying to get a check from Google.
Readers, do you have any suggestion for improving Adsense earning?
2015 Update: Wow, I’m generating $2-3,000 per month from online advertising. I will break down the online income and expenses in our monthly newsletter so if you’re curious, sign up with our email list. You can also get a quick view from my monthly cash flow update.
For 2018, Joe plans to diversify his passive income by investing in US heartland real estate through RealtyShares. He has 3 rental units in Portland and he believes the local market is getting overpriced.
Joe highly recommends Personal Capital for DIY investors. He logs on to Personal Capital almost daily to check his cash flow and net worth. They have many useful tools that will help every investor analyze their portfolio and plan for retirement.
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