One of the positive features of owning No Job for Mom is that I’ve come across a nice group of people. I’ve received comments from readers about how I’ve inspired them. What they don’t realize is that I get just as much inspiration from my readers.
I was recently very inspired by a community member who stops by here on occasion. I’m talking about Ken over at Blogging for Dads. Ken has had the unspeakable happened to him. Google decided to shut down his AdSense account. Not only did they shut down the account, but they did not offer a plausible explanation.
An Honest Guy
Me knowing Ken the way that I do, I’d put my reputation on the line by saying that he’s not the type of guy that would do anything to violate his AdSense earnings. There’s no way that he would’ve jeopardized his account by clicking on his own ads.
After appealing the suspension, Google stood firm. Apparently someone somewhere had engaged in suspicious click activity that caused Google to look at his account. That activity is what got his account suspended.
What Ken Did Next
Just like the rest of us, I’m sure Ken had a momentary pity party. Well, I’m not sure “pity party” is Ken’s style. He probably had a “kick ass” party. But unfortunately since Google’s ass was nowhere to be found, I’m sure he decided to spend his time in a more productive manner.
Instead of moping, he took action. First he removed the AdSense ads and sought other advertising options. Then, to generate more income he came up with a different idea and created a new website, Blog Builders, where he offers his web creation talents.
Ken understands how easy it is to make money with AdSense and how much harder he will have to work since AdSense is no longer an option. However, if anyone can make his new venture a success, I am sure Ken can.
A Source of Motivation
I look at this situation and am not only motivated but am encouraged to continue trying new ventures and new ways to make money.
As most of us here in the NJFM community know, Google AdSense is very nice but it is not reliable. Using it as a sole source of income, or even a major source of income can be a painful mistake.
I wish Ken all the best and if anyone needs a website created, check out his new blog. He’ll treat you right.
BTW, if you do use his services, tell him I sent you. 😉