By Donna Monday
The Washington Post recently published an article featuring
many ordinary people whoíve become financially successful due
to displaying Google Adsense ads on their web site. These
are pulling in $10,000 to $40,000 a month. They are definitely
stars in the world of Adsense publishers.
Web publishing newbies read stories like this and start
salivating over the possibility of pulling in big bucks. If
those people can do it, why not me? Is their reasoning. And,
thereís nothing wrong with that kind of thinking. Everyoneís
looking for a way to make money from the Internet. These types
of stories are great motivators.
But letís look a little deeper into what it takes to make
$10,000 a month or more this way.
Each one of the people featured in the article has a niche
are working in, and not just any niche, but a great niche that
brings in lots of traffic. Andrew Leyden has a podcasting
directory. David Miles Jr. and Kato Leonard give away MySpace
design pages. Jock Friedly specializes in free public
documents. Matther Daimler researches the best airline seats.
Funny. No MFA scraper sites were featured. Maybe because these
people are all focused on long-term success, not short-term
gains. Please resist clogging up the Internet with thousands
auto-generated sites with contextual ads thrown on a few pages
to make a quick buck. Search engines are cracking down on
so youíll find it hard to get rich this way.
The big earners found a niche that interested them and put a
lot of long hours and work into making their sites user
friendly and informative. Some may even have spent good money
bringing in traffic as well. What youíre reading in the WAPO
story is the end result of much dreaming, planning, and
over a computer for hours at a time.
Unless you have a gazillion dollars to spend on buying
technical resources and hiring people to create content, there
is no quick and easy way to make big bucks with your web site,
especially if itís brand new.
If your goal is to build an online empire, plan to spend at
least two years doing research, writing, SEO, publicity,
tweaking, and learning how to make the best web site possible.
Thatís right. Two years. It took all of those ordinary folks
TIME to get their sites to the point where they created buzz
and traffic, and yes, earning great money.
It will take you time too, just like the rest of us. If you
want to make the big bucks faster, then work longer and
Now, thatís the real story behind those success stories. So,
slow down and donít get discouraged if youíre not an overnight
sensation - nobody is. Remember that old saying:
Slow and Steady Wins the Race.
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