If you’re familiar with Google Adsense then you’re already good buddies with the large and very nondescript envelope that is sent to your house every single month.
I’ll admit the first time I got one I almost threw it out thinking it was spam mail or just another random solicitation! Now I look forward to it at the end of each month.
I still wonder why, though, they dont’ have any external and explicit Google-branding on the darn thing – I really do believe that many people lose their checks by simply throwing this thing in the garbage when they get it!
Regardless it’s always nice to see this at the top once you open the letter – ah, it really is you Google!
So, moving on… I got my check for July 2011 last week and I thought I’d share with you what those earnings looked like, especially since they are related to the increased growth of this blog and my use of Google Adsense when I started advertising intentionally a few months back.
From June to July I saw an increase that was more than triple my growth! I have very delicately been experimenting with Adsense here (you may not have even been aware of it) to test out the best positioning and click-through rates on certain links and elements.
In the previous months I was tapping in around $100.00 with some light one-off tests and experiments – actually between $90 and $120 about for the months earlier this year.
When I started apply wholesale with over 20 different channels I jumped from $100 to over $300!
Check this out for July’s payment:
Needless to say I was pretty excited (although I had been tracking the performance daily to optimize and maximize performance so I knew it was coming).
What’s even more exciting is that I will most likely see an increase of another magnitude for the month of August (last month) with a check clearing $400, perhaps even closer to $450!
A personal goal of mine is that I can hit $1,000 per month via Google Adsense by Summer 2012 – now wouldn’t that be nice?
In combination with a bunch of my other monetization strategies I should be looking at a nice monthly salary just from TentBlogger itself! This ProBlogging thing isn’t too hard now is it?
I’ll be sharing more of my strategies as well as a new blog series about Google Adsense coming up shortly so you can get started quickly as well. I’m looking forward to sharing with you some of my methods!
Also, if you’re a member of the Community Forums please look out for an exclusive video of my overall earnings (every single penny earned) for August 2011 so you can get an even more full picture of how I’m paying my mortgage via TentBlogger.com!