Google Adsense Earning & Yahoo Answers Service – Looking Back Part 3

In my second part , I shared my experiences with ready made money making websites and blogspot. Today I am sharing what happened with my adsense & how I turned into different money making ideas by leaving blogging even before know about what is blogging.

I applied for Google Adsense within couple of weeks. Getting approval from Adsense was not THAT MUCH hard as it is in nowadays. Next day I got approval email from Google Adsense and somehow felt happy.

Image – Google Adsense Activation for Blogspot

The next days after getting Adsense approval were thrilling. I first opened Google Adsense account everyday even before opening my email inbox.

I chose different ad formats and ad sizes. My earnings were increasing very slowly. I felt bad. If it would go in same rate, I should have to wait at least 6 months to reach minimum payout level ($100).

Making a Living on GOOGLE ADSENSE

I knew I had to write MORE content so that I could make more money in Adsense. But I could not write more content.  Two reasons were: I was getting very few hours to browse as I was in end of third year of college (At that time, new Principal, Director were posted in my college, they were strict, I could not cut & escape from college as I did in my previous semesters).

Next six months I was writing content occasionally and my earnings very slowly were increasing. It took 7 months to reach minimum payout. I finished seventh semester in final year of my degree. I understood that I was in final state of my college, this was the time I had to decide whether I should concentrate on studies or I should pursue skills to make money online. By this time I had been sent a Google Adsense PIN which I should enter in my Adsense login.

Image – Google Adsense PIN for Address verification

I chose the option easily as the second one. The decision taken was THAT MUCH easy as I always tried to live in a way I WANTED TO and I believed that my studies won’t make it. As I told earlier in this series, I will tell you at end of this series what is the aim in life and how I want to live.

Ok. We will go back to final semester of my college.

My First Google Adsense Cheque Arrived

I was very much excited to get my first Google Adsense cheque so that I could get back the ring I pawned as third time. The day very sooner came. I was refreshing the Adsense login everyday every hour to see what the payment status was.

Luckily one day I got updated as my cheque was posted to my address. I was eager to receive my Adsense cheque. One week later, I received my cheque. My first cheque was for Rs.4800. I went to bank and immediately deposited cheque in my account.

Once cash credited in my account, I went to pawn shop and got back the ring. What a nice one. It was same like that as it was given to me at first time by my grandma.

Google Adsense Disabled my Account

I got more interest on working online and I increased my posts slowly day after day. I planned to do online job or business after finished my college.

Again in 2 months, I expected my second cheque as I crossed $100. Unfortunately I got email one day from Google Adsense no reply email as my account disabled. The reason mentioned was that Google took the decision due to advertisers benefit and requesting further reason not recommended.

Image – Google Adsense Account Disabled

What the hell! My dreams blew in some seconds. The whole earth seemed dim. I was really disappointed. My college also ended. My life became a question mark? Who would answer for it?

No one would be able to answer for others life.

I should answer myself.

As always I was not giving up anything easily, I decided to settle somewhere (my college course ended. I had to find another one place to stay) and to continue my online search.

My Life as a Fresher Who searches Jobs in IT Firms

I went to Chennai (capital of the Tamilnadu state) as many of friends also came there to search jobs in big IT companies. I tried to search jobs only for a week. Then I did not go for any interview.

I started to sit full time (6 to 8 hours per day) in browsing centers. It cost me heaven. I spent the whole money which I got from my father through asking for interview expenses. I developed a blog in which I put actress images but hardly got visits. I searched for traffic techniques. My journey started to revolve around traffic, traffic, traffic.

As everyone, I was also searching for free traffic. Some websites asked me to put their banners in my blog so that they can show my banners in their websites. Some websites told that submitting blog in dozens of blog directories would give bulk traffic.

My attempt on Cheap & Paid traffic Methods

I had tried & submitted in many blog directories and never had they given me traffic worthy for the time I put. My blog sidebar filled with at least 50 blog directories, RSS directories buttons.

I decided to give a try on cheap paid traffic methods so that I searched for it. Finally I came up with the idea of bulk directory submissions, article directory submissions. I searched for the best companies which would give me cheap directory submissions.

I found one Indian company which gave this type of solutions and Indian payment options. They send me the minimum possibility quote. I chose Rs.2400 for which I should get 250 directory submissions + 100 article submissions.

Image – Directory Submission, Is it worth for Blog Promotion

I asked the person who contacted me about how much traffic I would get per day. He told that at least I would receive 20 to 25 hits per day. I rushed to bank, sorry rushed to pawn shop and I pawned my ring fourth time, then I rushed to City bank and deposited the money in City Bank, Chennai.

Within 7 days, my blog submitted to the article & directory websites and I got full list of websites as excel sheet. I checked some of those websites, I could see my blog listed in free sections, I got 2 or 3 visits for next 2 days and then I didn’t get even single hit from those websites. I got vexed and came to know the poor worth of directory and article websites.

Yahoo answers Service – It was turning point

As you knew, I didn’t give up easily; I decided to try the free traffic methods. I searched and finally chose yahoo answers submission method to receive targeted traffic.

I have to tell here. Yahoo answers submission method was a good turning point. Even though I accidentally found the method as a free traffic source, I found that there were some people offered yahoo answers submission jobs in popular forums.

I immediately planned to take these yahoo answers writing jobs and started to look for the threads in Digital Point forum. Paypal was the commonly used payment mode. So I opened my first paypal account.

Yahoo answers writing services was huge famous at that time (Before 4 months it was stopped by DP admin)

Every now and then some one posted Yahoo answers job. I immediately replied on those threads and took the job. I usually did 10 answers just for $2.

It might be very slavery jobs for the people living in US and other developed countries. But for the people who lived in countries like India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Israel, South Africa etc, it was a great opportunity to earn part time online. I took few orders in initial days and done them immediately.

As many as questions I wrote, I could cross level by level in Yahoo answers and when my level increased, automatically I could answer more questions, I could vote for more answers.

Instead getting orders from the people who opened & gave those Yahoo answers writing jobs, I opened thread with the details of my previous work and how much I charged. I charged usually for 10 answers $3, 50 answers 10$ etc. I was getting fewer orders only.

Quality service in Cheap rate – Best Business Trick for anyone

But what happened was, once people satisfied with my work, ordered more & more, they became regular clients, so I wouldn’t need to open new threads again & again. I could successfully make at least 10 to 20$ per day if I could work 6 to 8 hours per day.

I could average my income online $600 per month. This was more than a IT firm salary for fresher like me for my Bachelor of engineering degree in India.

But see here, it was not so easy to make money through Yahoo answers writing service. There I used many tricks to get orders, keep orders, and finish orders quickly. I got disabled my DP (Digital point forum) accounts many time for the fault of using multiple accounts, I got used to open new paypal account so that I could work in DP without getting caught.

Yahoo answers job was not easy

I don’t remember many of my account usernames in DP, many paypal email ids that I used on those days. I could manage to find at least later ones for screenshot proof. I will post them in next part of the series.

Within 1 or 2 months I earned more than what these IT people made in India. So I got more confidence about making my living online. Remember some folks could have earned more money. But as a person who had less- computer educated background, average family with no investments for online jobs, I was proud to make such money online.

Even though I made more than IT firm fresher salary, I did not satisfy. I could not understand what the reason was. But now I know what it is. It is the Y factor which I mentioned in first part of this series. I tell you later (hope it would be before end of this series).

I did not satisfy. But I didn’t know the Reason

But I could understand that I was looking for something different but doing something different. I analyzed and brought out three reasons for my dissatisfaction. 1. Writing Yahoo answers again and again could be bored.

2. I could have expected more income 3. I did not feel like settled in my life.

There were my guessing reasons. But I was not sure about what the real reason.

Fourth part will be published in couple of days.

May I know what was your first experience with Google Adsense?  Have you used forums actively ever? Have you heard about Yahoo answers writing service ever? Leave your thoughts on comment or email me.

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  • Harsh Athalye June 12, 2010, 3:08 AM

    Great write up, my friend! You learn a lot from mistakes and once you learn from mistake, you never forget. This is the best way to teach yourself. No wonder you are successful now. It’s all because of that hardship :) Keep it up! Waiting eagerly for 4th part :)

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  • Pascal June 12, 2010, 2:27 PM

    Hi Harsh,

    Thanks for following this series from start and writing encouraging comments.

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  • Harsh Athalye June 13, 2010, 3:02 AM

    Anytime my friend! You have done a great job describing real life experiences with us. Hope you will continue to do great as a blogger :)

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  • Pascal June 14, 2010, 12:03 PM

    Hi Harsh,

    I will be ALWAYS as a “BLOGGER”. Even though my blog will not be a place I make most of the money, I am sure I will be a blogger & I will try to record my visions and ongoings.

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  • Nasif June 12, 2010, 9:23 AM

    Waiting for the fourth part…

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  • Pascal June 12, 2010, 2:29 PM

    Nasif,

    Ya. I will release the fourth part tomorrow.

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  • Blogging for Profit June 12, 2010, 12:44 PM

    My terminated account also was terminated not just once but trice. I keep on contacting google adsense team why they disable my account but their answer is similar as yours. I made an appeal to retrieve my account but they don’t reactivate my account.

    I made another account –> approve my submission and then days passed they terminated my adsense account again. I read the TOS and I found out that if your domain name was listed on their terminated directories, they will not approve your submission again.

    So, what I did was I let my issue cools down and after more or less 5 months, I did an attempt to register another account again and submit my blog’s domain. Thank God that they activate my submission. Until now, my adsense account is still running but I haven’t receive any mail that contains my pin unlike the first account I made.

    By the way, if you can’t post more often in your blog because you are busy in your studies, then why not offer a guest post in your blog?

    - Felix Albutra

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  • Pascal June 12, 2010, 2:37 PM

    Hi Getting disabled the existing account or getting rejected the adsense application is common issue nowadays among bloggers. And this is the main reason for many people quit their blogging attempt & even some of my friends quit entire online money making attempt.

    Regarding your suggestion about guest posts – Actually I want to correct you, I am not studying now. This looking back has my memories about the happening before 3 or 4 years. Currently I am full time blogger and making a living online alone. The reason behind I could not post more is, currently I am setting up a site to help bloggers. I will come up with the details regarding that in next week. And I will accept guest posts also after that.

    Felix, Thanks for sharing your Google adsense account experience. And I am really happy about you have one adsense account now. Your blog looks nice and content also useful.

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  • Mahesh June 12, 2010, 6:24 PM

    Hai,

    R u intrested in google adsense or not.What about your openion on google adsense for earn money online as a full time blogger.

    Can u plz tell me how to get more traffic and more visitor’s

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  • Pascal June 14, 2010, 11:58 AM

    Hi Mahesh,

    Google Adsense great way to start making money online. But you can’t feel safe as a full time blogger, if your only & major earning source is Google adsense. Try to multiply your income source.

    I will mail you regarding traffic.

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  • christo tj February 25, 2012, 10:08 AM

    Actually the reason was to disable the adsense account is insufficient content,
    .will u please visit my site and suggest some ideas
    to make the blog more better and to get some traffic and i would like to know some link sharing sites in order to get some clicks eg: http://adf.ly/4mGCG
    i’m searching for this type of sites since about 6 months,which is afffecting my studies…pls help me…

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  • Rakesh Solanki June 14, 2010, 4:03 PM

    Well That would be hard to you share your Adsense info with others but this will be inspiration to us. You are working great, keep going.

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  • Pascal June 14, 2010, 6:32 PM

    Hi Rakesh, You are welcome to here.
    Thanks for encouraging comment.

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  • Muhammad Shafique July 1, 2010, 5:45 AM

    very well done its really great answer and dear can u tell me about online data entry job how much it works and these jobs are good ?

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  • Karthick | Techsputter July 1, 2010, 6:36 AM

    Very inspiring post bro!! May i know where are you from…cheers :-)
    regards
    Small time blogger from chennai

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  • rohit July 7, 2010, 3:25 PM

    wonderful post my friend….
    even i m doing btech nd nw i am in my 5th semister…
    even i m into online money making….
    so i created website newton007.com
    and have added 600 articles to it…
    nd i m getting 1000 hits daily and an income of 200$ per month trough adsense……….
    thoug i expect much more..
    do have a look at my website and give me some ideas…….
    nd i also want to know y ur adsense account was banned…..if u hv any idea…

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  • sayan July 20, 2010, 9:20 AM

    My Blog wait earlier money about 3 year

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  • Marlene August 11, 2010, 10:26 PM

    Same as me, I almost reached $100 then I got mail that my adsense account was disabled. I was confused and could not find any reason as to why. I’ve been waiting for Yahoo to serve in other countries too, as it is only for US publishers for the time being.

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  • Yossi August 24, 2010, 8:23 AM

    hehe, it’s a nice article. then It’s marvelous and exciting get the first cheque from Google right? :). I am already 3 times. Let’s share and discuss about blog, blog monetization especially Google adsense. Thanks.

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  • Roman September 4, 2010, 5:20 PM

    Thank you for sharing your Google adsense account experience with others but this will be inspiration to us to find and try to multiply our income source. Your blog looks nice and content also useful and your Youtube video tutorials are vey helpfull.

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  • Brett Vostro September 8, 2010, 12:17 PM

    Hey Pascal,

    Thanks for sharing. The Yahoo Answers idea was classic thinking outside the box. It’s amazing that you were making more money than IT graduates. You’re a go-getter and very entrepreneurial which are great characteristics to have in life.

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  • shashank chinchli October 7, 2010, 6:18 AM

    Google adsense sometimes gives u shock !
    Same happened with me it shattedred me twice that way!
    WIll tell you i started doing adsense when i was in first year of ENginnering IT field.
    Reading ur blog realised Lyfe is not so easy !
    So is blogging N earning !
    Good tuts are there on your blog ! Seriously your blog rocks!

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  • Nazir October 14, 2010, 9:05 PM

    Its an amazing article. I never knew couple of tricks of adsense but from this post sot some more idea about Google Adsense. Even when I started blogging my adsense blocked two times and I learn from my mistake. Now I’m earning good from google.

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  • Anonymous February 1, 2011, 8:50 AM

    Pascal although this post is somewhat old, but while reading it I see myself in the picture. I tried to establish my online venture several years ago, but i failed to maintain my excitement hence i stopped. But this time after years of working, i come to realize that my life is just in circle. And so 3 months ago, i started to search on ways on how to make money online. Slowly i am learning, i try to read as much as i can read and get some tips. I happen to come accross this post of yours and try to understand the contents. You made a very good article on this one. It’s not just an article but can be an inspiration to someone like myself who is starting and felling like it’s very hard to realize a descent income online. With all my respect.

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  • exinkai.com February 5, 2011, 10:32 PM

    your story is very interesting, wish you will be more success with your online earnings and blogs. Thanks for sharing, waiting to read the next part.

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  • Tech Crates February 22, 2011, 10:53 PM

    I heard of Y answers service but didn’t concentrate on them much..But will try now as your post inspired me a lot

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  • Revee March 13, 2011, 8:47 AM

    Straight and plain your story is of inspiration and encouragement. Perseverance pays always. Good luck.

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  • Urdu, Hindi, English SMS/Text Messages March 28, 2011, 10:14 AM

    Nice work mate,

    After reading this article I’ve to decide too whether online job or government job. :)

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  • Vedang Vats June 23, 2011, 4:58 PM

    thats great dude…u seem quite desperate regarding earning money online….i think that why u r successful…i myself is persuing b.tech and own a website named styleolife.com do give it a visit and review would be very helpful..thanks a lot for writing all ur experience about online earning approaches….looking forward for the 4th part… :))

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  • Mani July 14, 2011, 12:07 AM

    Hi,reading through this post i’m afraid whether my adsense account may Terminated.?
    also i didn’t yet received my first payment of last month (june 2011) ,today it’s July 13th,whn will they dispatch check to Tamil Nadu bloggers..?

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  • Abhishek September 4, 2011, 2:07 AM

    i learn lots of from your..
    i am also struggling the same way as you…

    hope i will also a successful blogger on day.. and earn a lot..

    please suggest me some good idea’s how to get traffic for my blog ..
    thnx..

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  • Moaaz December 8, 2011, 7:19 PM

    very nice.i also trying to make money.but i ahve no traffic for blogs.thoug i have submitted my blogs in many sites.so plz help me

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  • Vane March 7, 2012, 1:25 AM

    Thank you so much for this informative article. I started blogging a year ago and have yet to make payout but I did notice that after I joined WebAnswers my earning increased more than with just blogger. I was already about to give up writing altogether. It gets discouraging when you write and write and feel like your wasting your time and it seems like no one reads your posts but reading your article about your past struggles is really encouraging. Maybe I will try yahoo as well to see how it goes. ;)

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  • rohini kumar d March 31, 2012, 11:58 PM

    i agree with this…
    but all the adsense rules has been changed!!

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