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.
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.
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.
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.
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.