so average. $2310/month
Each click usually is from $0.05 to $2.00. Let's assume average $0.5 per click (I think this is still high) you need to have at least 6666 clicks/months
If CTR is 1.5%. You need at least 8667 views on your site each day.
I don't know much sites can have 0.3M traffic everyday other than search engine.
I agree entirely with this statement, but would phrase it slighly differently for myself. It's taken a lot of work (I don't know about "hard" :-) ) to get where I am, but on the other hand I do feel like I have hit the jackpot or at the least I feel very fortunate that my hard work has paid off well. Sandly there are many who have worked just as hard as I have, for much less.
Unfortunately I am not an adsense millionare yet, however I am a "one man show" and I profit enough from advertising revenue in general (mostly adsense), that I can definately see that 1 million per year is definately reachable for a one man operation. It would require alot of automation of processes though, and much thought as to how you could cut down on time consuming tasks without the use of employees (if you wanted to remain a one man show that is). I hope to reach 1 million per year goal within 3 years and my last few years of income trends indicates that I will, but we'll see. ve been an independent contractor for many years. It's basically the only classification in the IRS Code that fits this situation. We provide our own tools, our own workspace, we create our own "jobs," we work whatever hours we work, we're responsible for whatever costs we incur, we agree to perform (or not perform) our "job" functions with essentially no guarantee of payment, Google pays us 100% of what they say we "earn" and we're responsible for all taxes, social security, etc. on any money they transfer to us. And any time we stray outside the boundaries of the TOS Google can fire us. Actually, Google can fire us at will, any time, for any reason or no reason, irregardless of the TOS. This is what it was like to work in America before unions and the IRS. But these days we get all of these "benefits" plus we get that 1099 at tax time every year (at least 100 years ago we wouldn't have had to "share" our income with the government).
If we were "employees," Google would have to tell us when we're not in compliance and how we aren't in compliance. They'd have to work with us to get us back into compliance. They would be sending us W-2's and would be responsible for withholding taxes and for half the Social Security taxes. They would even have to guarantee payment of at least minimum wage, and we'd have recourse if we were fired and didn't get paid. We'd have regular hours, in a regular workplace, using their tools to do the jobs they would define, and there'd be room for "advancement"... We'd even have access to unemployment insurance.
But in the end, because we are all "independent contractors," everything is on us and Google is completely "off the hook" for what we do (or don't do), as long as they dutifully report to the IRS the total annual amounts of whatever money they transfer to us. And it's on us to figure out why we might not be in compliance if that happens, Google doesn't have to explain a thing. As Bill Clinton was sometimes known to say: "Ain't America great?"
But one of my email boxes gets half-a-dozen a day: Turn on the Google ATM, Make Your Millions with Google AdSense, Work from Home with Google AdSense, etc. It looks like PBK Swarup Enterprises (Google CashCow, Google CashKey, etc.) has burned enough gullible Indians that they can now afford to open an office in the US, and we all know how gullible so many of these Yankee newbies are...
As for the comment about "build it and they will come," I did, started 11 years ago. Got into AdSense more than 3 years ago, long enough to see a 3% CTR that paid $0.025 per page view back then, pay $0.005 per page view now, for that same 3% CTR. So more than double the traffic makes 1/3 the money. I've had to retire it into being a hobby again and turn my attention to things that actually make me money consistently: things like being an AdSense and AdWords consultant for other folks... I know, you're thinking "how do I sleep at night?" Very well, actually, because some of my "consultees" have vulture money backing them (and the vultures are paying me - but I won't allow them to invest in me: been there, done that, won't do it again).