Here’s the fact, there are people who are still doing 6 figure a year from AdSense revenue. Yes, you hear that right. We hear a lot of people saying that AdSense is dead but that’s just not true. AdSense is still very much alive.
Of course the game has changed and making money from AdSense is not as easy as before where you could just build a bunch of low quality sites and rank high in the search engines. That don’t work anymore. Most major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing have caught up with this and have delisted 99.99% of these low quality pages. And major PPC engines like AdWords do not allow Pay Per Click Arbitrage anymore.
It’s getting harder but definitely still a valid business model.
Generally there are 2 ways to make lots of money from AdSense.
1. Big A Huge Site – The first way is to focus on building a huge site that gets massive amount of traffic. I mean massive. Think sites like YouTube.com, MySpace.com, EzineArticles.com or even blogs like PerezHilton.com for instance. Building such sites require one to have real big vision and determination. It’s hard to see great returns in the beginning and it will take a long time to see significant results, that is one reason why so many people fail at building huge sites like these.
2. Small Mini Sites – This is a more common way to making money with AdSense, with this model, you will be focusing on building small mini sites targeting various small niches with low competition. It is much easier to gauge the performance of the sites and you’ll see results much faster. The downside is, you will have to build many of these sites in order to make a significant amount of revenue.
Both of these models work but at the end of the day, it’s all about being focused and dedicated to the projects you’re working on.