I know I’ve said that my blogs have done pretty well since the Panda algorithm change, but yesterday was a nice surprise. I reached a milestone in that yesterday my Google AdSense earnings reached $50 in one day!
When Panda struck in the US on February 24th, my Google earnings in the month of February averaged $16.82 per day. On the 24th when the algorithm changed, my earnings spiked and hit $26.81 for the day (I’m investing in bamboo to keep that Panda well fed).
On to the Next
In March as my content farm residual earnings began to decline, my Google earnings continued to rise. It went from an average of $16.82 to $19.65. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoying every Google day of it. March was a double-edged sword though, because that’s when I was notified about the end of the eHow WCP payments.
Once notified about the WCP closure, I decided to create a few more blogs (or actually place content on a few dormant domains).
Almost Succumbed to Fear
Knowing that my residual earnings were taking a huge hit, I almost ran back to DMS. I wrote a few articles and realized it was a mistake. During this time, my Google earnings continued to climb to an average of $24.92 per day.
Not only were my AdSense earnings increasing but my Infolinks and Chitika earnings were increasing too. Well, don’t get too impressed with Chitika because they went from $10 in February to $14 in April. Infolinks, on the other hand went from $99.92 in February to $159.37 in April. Not a huge increase, but an increase nonetheless.
I earned more with Infolinks than I did with Suite 101. With Infolinks all I had to do was add code to my sites, with Suite 101 I actively wrote 270 articles.
May Aint Too Shabby
Now, back to my $50 shocker. $50 in one day of Google AdSense revenue is a milestone for me. If the month were to end today, my daily average AdSense earnings across my several sites is just shy of $30 at $29.30. This is great news and deserves guarded celebration.
I say guarded because I really need to beef up my non-Google earning sources. When eHow disappeared, it took with it 50% of my earnings. I don’t want to go through that again, so I’m speeding up a few of my other money-making ideas so that if Google pulls the plug (or if we run out of bamboo), I won’t suffer another 50% income drop.
My story is not unique. Other bloggers are also seeing earning increases as a result of the algorithm change. If you don’t have your own site, now is the time to start one.
About the Author: Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites which include Tidbits and Stuff, BLULOW, A Dose of Health and a few other sites/blogs scattered around the internet.