Making Money Blogging

[Sorry for the delay in this post… I blame computer issues and being otherwise busy…]

I mentioned earlier in July that I decided to try advertising on my blog to see if I could generate some sort of income from it. A lot of you seemed very interested in how this would work out so I decided to share all the details with you.

I know when I was researching if this was a good idea of not, I couldn’t find any information with exact numbers ($$$ wise) to help me make a decision, so hopefully if you’re considering this for your own blog, it can shed some light on the reality of it.

So for the month of July (or more specifically July 6th-31st), check out the report below.

July 2013 - Google AdSense Report
July 2013 – Google AdSense Report

Specifically, I made $25.97 from 45 clicks on ads which came from a total of 3488 page views in that time period.

July 6-31, 2013 Page-views
Page-views for July 6-31, 2013

 

As you can see in the graph above, my page views peak when I actually post something, which in July only occurred 6 times. That’s unlikely to increase anytime soon since I don’t have anything interesting to say beyond that, but for those people who post everyday, I assume they can get a much more significant income from advertising. So basically, I’m not quitting my day job anytime soon, but I can see how people with very popular sites might.

You may have noticed that the ads are now gone… apparently there was some policy breaking activity going on on my blog so AdSense disabled my ads. There’s an appeal process so I’m going to give that a shot although I have a feeling they’re gone for good. Posting all this info probably isn’t going to help my case haha. Less clutter this way anyways. And this also means that I’m not even going to get my $25 since they don’t give you your money until you reach $100…. Ummm, kind of sketchy, no?

For the bloggers out there, any questions about advertising on your blog? Shoot them my way, I’d love to help with the little teeny tiny bit of experience I have! 

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11 thoughts on “Making Money Blogging

    • August 8, 2013 at 8:57 am
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      You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed the info.

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        • August 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm
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          Well thank you! And I agree, they certainly do clutter it up. Although I hate to say it but they’re coming back soon. AdSense accepted my appeal and I certainly wouldn’t mind the money to pay to keep my site running as well as some change for paint and other supplies… that stuff adds up quickly!

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  • August 7, 2013 at 9:07 am
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    i guess i would earn even less because i dont post often. ha. very interesting insight, agata!

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  • August 7, 2013 at 10:43 am
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    I checked into this long ago just to see how it works. Apparently the entire program hasn’t changed. And you simply don’t make enough from the program to make it worth the effort in my view. The host skims off too much profit from you. I’ve gone the opposite way and pay WP the $30.00 per year to remove all advertising from my site. Sorry they are giving you a bunch of grief. 🙁

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    • August 8, 2013 at 8:54 am
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      I have to agree with you, they definitely take too much of the profit and it’s not worth the hassle. Live and learn 🙂

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  • August 7, 2013 at 5:47 pm
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    I tried this for a while and found it to not work for me. Your site and my site are geared at pure visual enjoyment. From what I have researched, people who have blogs or sites geared at giving advice and tips to people generally get more traffic in general. As artists, we’re kind of stuck in a rut as long as we just promote our arts. I have made absolutely zero money (I’ve actually lost money doing this) but I have learned to take it all in stride. I see my work as a sort of long term investment which may pay off in retirement or at least for my future spouse, children, and grandchildren. Whatever you do, don’t lose heart. I believe you love what you do as much as I do, so always hold on to that passion. In bad economies the arts are always the first thing to go and also the last thing people seem to care about. The thing to remember is that if you push yourself to build up your portfolio now while the economy is poor, your reputation and variety of works will be gigantic when everything stabilizes. You could effectively retire for a while and still have plenty to sell while taking a break.

    Just a side thought on why you got shut down.. You may have forgotten to display a small disclaimer as to the fact that you were seeking to gain monetarily from advertising. I’m not sure what the regulations are in Canada but in the USA, the SEC (Securities and exchange Commission) states that you have to create some sort of disclaimer stating your intention to gain financially from the ads. I hope this sheds some light on why this may have happened to you.

    Keep up the GREAT work Agata!! You are appreciated!! 🙂

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    • August 8, 2013 at 8:56 am
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      Such great insight Ryan. Thanks!

      And yes, it’s possible about the disclaimer. I’m not sure what the laws here are, and quite frankly, don’t feel like reading their 20 pages of policies to determine what it is I did wrong. Their e-mail about breaking a policy is super vague too and they don’t actually have anyone you can contact for more info. Live and learn.

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      • August 8, 2013 at 11:10 am
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        Haha.. I agree completely! I hate beurocracy because it just makes life more difficult, and it’s usually created by foolish lawyers and politicians. There’s also a website called commission junction http://www.cj.com . I didn’t get any results from them but you might do better than I did. I have decided to give up on it for now. -Have a great day Agata!

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