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29.7.06

Labnol Earnings - How much money do I make from AdSense?

Recently, a lot of people have asked me about how much I earn from this blog and what kind of traffic do I get. The frequency of such questions increased exponentially following the ban of Indian blogs, which in a way, helped in raising blog awareness in India.

Maybe, their interest in my web income and site stats stems from the fact that I quit my job with a software company to become a full time blogger.

Before I discuss my figures and stats, let me share an interesting related story published today on Washington Post that talks about a few websites making a fortune with Adsense:

» Andrew Leyden of PodcastDirectory.com receives nearly a million hits and makes around $30,000 to $40,000.

» Freeweblayouts.net owners make $100,000 a month from a site that provides readymade web design templates for MySpace.com

» SeatGuru sites gets 700,000 visitors a month and makes about $10,000 to $20,000 a month from Adsense alone.

OK, back to my numbers. I am not very comfortable revealing the exact earnings data in public but still I will try to share whatever possible.

Update: Please see my latest web stats. I also got this car from blogging.

» Digital Inspiration blog gets around 1.25 million hits per month with a majority originating from Google followed by direct traffic (like bookmarks, rss feeds, etc)

» The maximum site traffic comes from four countries - US, India, UK and Australia (in the same order)

» A majority of monthly income is from Google AdSense but I do make some extra money from direct advertising, IDG and BlogAds. (see the official AdSense Blog)

» Firefox referrals have also been a good source of revenue though I did not have much success with Picasa software. I never tried Adsense or Adwords referrals.

» While it may be tough for me to write down the actual Adsense earnings data here, you can make some good guesses from the WashingtonPost story mentioned above.

» Alexa Traffic Rank for this blog is ~2,000.

» Google Blogger Team added Digital Inspiration to Blogs of Note on July 25, 2006.

85 comments:

Ashish said...

Congrats man..!!
You are going great guns!!

sinha
Idea Labs

Dating Buddha said...

wow, clearly I'm not using my full blog potential for $$$. HA

sri said...

Can you post unique hits and monthly pageviews?

Looks like you are making a killing out of adsense.

I think you should use kontera to make much more than that. My earnings increased 10 folds with Kontera and started seeing improvements in google adsense.

Congratulations buddy.
--sri

Abdul said...

I can only say Wow!. Does that Adsense picture hint anything?? :)

Anthony said...

that's amazing Amit..Congrats. i always had a guess at 5-6K hehe.. In fact I have been reading ur blog for ages now...even tried to copy ur Template, when I thought it would be obvious lol. I even compare ur alexa ranking againts Jobster, Shaadi and naukri at least twice a day LOL... By the way ur linkback have almost doubled after the Ban, i believe... Impressive!!!

Congrats again!

unregistered text offender said...

wow i'd love to give up my day job of doing nothing and increasingly half heartedly looking for work and concentrate full time on acctually doing something withmyself thats the irony of my life sop much of my time is spent on the nuts and bolts of being out of work that i can't spend that much time doing anything else. you've got a great blog though and i'm not the slightest bit jelous of you're success.

Dee said...

I love it!! Thanks for sharing. I have added your link to my Blog, not that you need the extra hits!

raj said...

Very inspiring, Amit. Thanks for sharing with us. It's sometimes best to keep some things private, but yet what you have shared with us should give a lot of new bloggers some hope that quality content will eventually bring rewards.

Mike said...

Congrats Amit,I was really inspired by your blog.Honestly i really like the template of your blog.Secndly i appreciate the way you have explained things about Adsense ...etc.
I would really appreciate if you can please share the template with me.
Even i have a blog. you can visit my blog at www.americatopten.com.
thanks,
Mike.

Anonymous said...

I came across this site through google looking for an orkut invite. I was wondering if someone could send me one. I really want to use the site.

its___electrocute@hotmail.com

please&thankyou!!

Abhijeet said...

Dude, don't fool around and go ahead telling the actual revenue what your site make. This is the diff between US Publishers and Indian Publishers. Look at the Washington Post article you have linked to. I make about $5-10 everyday.

Raviratlami said...

अमित,

क्या आप हिन्दी भाषा में भविष्य में ही सही, ऐसी कमाई की कोई किरण देखते हैं या मैं भी अंग्रेजी के मैदान में कूदूँ?

Amit Agarwal said...

Wish I had the skill to type in Hindi.

It may be a bit tough to monetize you Hindi site with Adsense as Google contextual advertising robots can only understand English and a couple of other International languages but none of the Indian languages like Marathi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu..

Supremus said...

Wow!

I am impressed - that is quite an uphill task.

I just started a couple of sites after tasting some moderate success with my blog, and so far its been a slow ride for me, though I am enjoying it.

While earnings haven't been pennies, but they have atleast covered my hosting costs, which is a good start :D

Suyog

vin said...

Congrats. It's really inspiring. BTW when are you going to go labnol.com and what does "labnol" really mean?

Miha said...

Wow, what an impressive numbers...

Great blog.

Anonymous said...

Dude, if you get a million hits, and so does, PodcastDirectory.com, and if you make only half as much as they do, you are still raking in $15k a month. Which comes to a grand total of $180k per year. So, I was looking for this loan thingy for a grand business idea...:) But jokes apart, great going!

Ravi said...

This shows the kind of hardwork, dedication and commitment you have put in. Really Great!

Ramnath said...

I am stunned to see your alexa ranking! WOW greaaaaaaaaat job. Can you please share some of your invaluable secrets with us? A few atleaset :)

Thanks in advance,
Ramnath

DiscussItOnline said...

Thanks for sharing those numbers. It's very interesting!

Hemanth said...

Really inspring. As an adsense publisher from India, you're the role model of mine and lots others. 1.2million visitors a month.Wow!!!

Prash said...

Very Very inspiring stuff, keep up the good work !!

gobroadband.in said...

AdSense is the best. Guys I just want to let you all know that never ever try, Sulekha's Ads. They don't even have a tracking mechanism for clicks and their ads are not content sensitive.

devilsworkshop said...

Really My Salut To Such A Genius...U Really Inspire Me...

Athul said...

do u have to be over 18 to use adsense in blog??
does google check your age,
if then how....
ur blog is super awesome....

Anonymous said...

cud u pls tell me how cud create a blog and i am interested to do it. i am a political science student, i would like to inform the world on multi various purposes, cud u explain the process of creating a new one, moreover i can earn by myself,so pls provide clear information
amit, recently i went through the article in "THE WEEK" which included ur exclusive interview, pls help me amit, i think u can as u r a professional one

Lokesh said...

Amit you have done a great job from how long are you owning this blog will they allow us to have our blogs for life long

Work At Homes said...

Great Stats for your site. Notice you lots of hits from Bloglines, firefox and FeedBlitz. Hmmm Got to check them out. Again thanks your site so far have been very informative.

Anil Tandon said...

Commendable effort Amit, not the blog but disclosing you traffic stats to the world. Hope you are able to get good advertisers for your venture.

All the Best.
Anil T

rony jon said...

one in a million

Tony Jay said...

Awesome mate

Sarthak said...

Hii amit..when u say u do blog consulting..do u man u charge people for helping them create effective blogs?

Jason said...

Congrats, I hope to someday get as popular as you...But for now Im doing ok.....

homelessinmoscow said...

Nice stats! It's 10 times more than I make with AdSense. Hope, I can get your numbers soon :)

leonardo san martin said...

buen sitio amigo, a ver si le entro al bloggin en inglés para pimpear buenas moneas del puto google adsense

leonardo
www.diariamente.cl

samirindia said...

very good amit....I will also try like u man.. gr8

rini said...

its really great..info
i only started with my blog

Tollywood style said...

congrats man!! i really like ur site ! i will get that earning for 3 years i think!!Ha ha Ha!!

and plz help me to HOW TO GET TRAFFIC ON MY SITE

www.tollywoodstyle.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

those r real BIIG numbers!
ur blog is very informative!
u must have wrkd really hard to achieve all this!

congrats!

leetk.com said...

wah.. that hundrand times more than my earning

Anonymous said...

Hi amit,
firstly,congrats on proving that blogging can be more than fun.
Also your template looks great. its changed!could you give me old template?
visit http://agent011.blogspot.com - that is mine. my present template sucks.really. but i believe i can use my writing skills and tech knowledge to good effect. IF i HAD a good template!!!

lazyleo said...

Your da king!

Vidya said...

Hi

You blog is not just digital inspiration, but is a TRUE INSPIRATION to many of us. Today I did a google search trying to find all indians who are earning through google adsense and I stumbled upon your site. And honestly I don't have words to say seeing the number in this post.

I am also earning less than 1 USD everyday
:-).. from my site www.comvcon.com

Mark with Mississauga Real Estate said...

I never knew you could make that much money or any money of that magnitude from a blog. I blog for fun and the adsense was only for testing of pagerank improvement with google.

Thanks again, Mark

Atunu said...

I bet your earning has at least tripled since you posted this..that is a lot of dough. How does it feel to earn doing what you love to do best?

Also, thanks for giving us such an aesthetically appeasing blogging experience.

Ravi said...

it is great blog amit i want to run a entertainment blog can u help me

Anonymous said...

I just added the language tool to my blog...looks great!

Joe Duck said...

Great post Amit and thanks for the excellent insights you often provide here! PS - my blog isn't making any money at all, so can I borrow $3 for coffee? I'll pay you back when the ship comes in dude.

Anonymous said...

thanks for your ideas

kenneth chia said...

i am currently 19 and i take inspiration from a blog such as yours. indeed it has lived up to its expectation and not only has it made you rich, it has similarly enriched the rest of us. hope you can share a few pointers for me and my website. congrats once again for successfully creating such a niche in this blogging market for yourself. =)

Lim said...

I am not sure on traffic number evaluation. Your 1.25 millions hits/month is unique visitors or hits/visit?

ravi said...

this is good blog and seeing your blog i get an inspiration to start a blog like that of yours

pc-mech said...

Congrats.. Thanks for sharing..

Haroon said...

Well Amit,
its good to see u earning that much from ur blog and from this post of urs i'm very inspired.

From now on i will b working very hard and my target till August is to get atleast 50,000 hits a month and i will try to do my best to accomplish this target

Thanx

Scott said...

What is useful. I'm thinking that clicking ads might be persons who are interested what's on the next webpage; other than, it might be clicking accidents. I thought about accounting as a business or even blue collar work in the car industry.

Efren A. said...

Amit, you're a very talented guy. You're an inspiration to many including me. I am sure you're earning more than the other people you have mentioned here.

Jojo said...

Hello Mr. Amith,

Its not better to reveal adsense incomes like this. It will make some ugly guys o copy your website as such. Since your is a blog, a similar .com website will do much harm to you. Please dont reveal this. Any way you are an inspiration for me. I will also try to achieve heights. Best wishes for future.

Thank You
Jojo
jojojosonm@gmail.com

bengodomon said...

truly inspirational!

Ashwini said...

I read a similar post in problogger.No doubtedly your earnings would be around $50,000 with that stats.Moreover you also show ads other than google.And Amit Sir please update your figures,your subscriber numbers are about to touch 9,000 [though it is something negative for your earnings]Wondering when my blog will get such a traffic.Maybe on 30th Feb 2008

Anonymous said...

I am waiting for the million dollar generating blog. Anyone know which one that is? Screw real estate development, I should consider a blog.

Remember when they were just called personal web pages?

Content is king so it is said.

Anonymous said...

The figure shown as today's earnings 999.99 is total fake ...this amit guy is good at doing things like this.. his feed readers are not that much which u see in his website...

Debasis said...

Hi Amit,

Thats amazing stuff. Unbelievable, but must be true. You are showing Indian bloggers how to make money from a blog.

Million hits per month! I hope I could have 1 tenth of that. he he :) Congrats...

- Debasis

Erwin said...

Fantastic!!

I wish I can learn the ropes from you. I don't expect much. Maybe $999.99 every month for my website will be nice.

Keep up the great job!

Feel free to review my site. Thanks!
http://www.erwin-tan.com

Best regards,
Erwin

Anonymous said...

Do you like pay taxes, in the american way? (coz $) or do you pay rupess ?( according to the indian law)

Gurpreet said...

you are amazing congrats

Ashwini Khare said...

Umm.. my reason for commenting is that I wanted to ask that y have you put
How much do we earn?
that means , you have an online partner.

Who?

Mahaveer Jain said...

Great man , its really impressive , I am earning $100 for 3 months without much efforts say hardly twice a month i work on it.

Now your earning induces me to try more Digital World.

Hima said...

This is really awesome
Hats of to you

Mandeep Bhangu said...

Hi Amit,
I run few blogs and websites, and i am making $400 per day on average now. i have got job in UK, but i am pretty unsure about google adsense.. as they can ban your account anyday.

What do you suggest what made you take the step of leaving your job, because i am easily earning double the money i make from my job. But don't want to leave the job as it give me surety in life... on other hand if i work whole day on this i might double my earnings...

What do you suggest, considering i am only 23 and in first year of my job.

Mandeep

bi said...

Congrats man..!!

Sister2brother said...

So far I think I'm doing pretty good. When I first started adsense in October of last year I asked around to see what was considered "normal" as far as monthly earnings go.

I made my first $100 during my 2nd month and people congratulated me because they said that was good for the 2nd month.

So since then I have been able to earn at least the $100 minimum each month - 'course I'm aimming higher! But so far so good!

I have picked up some clients along the way - just goes to show you that you can earn adsense money and adsense-related money as well!

Dr Radhi said...

Hi Amit, I'm wondering how the people know about new blogs . If there is any one who could reply about this , it would be great.
Please try to explain me how to check replys for this query.
I'm sorry as I'm a total illeterate in software & as I came to know about this site just a few hours ago I thought of using this access.
The reason behind this is I want to create a new blog to share some of my invaluable feelings.

Kind Regards,
Dr Radhi.

G Madhukar Reddy said...

Congrats !! I like this blog and am a regular reader of your posts. Keep the good posts coming ...

Madhukar
http://blog.madhukar4e.com

roffi said...

i just started reading your blog and i'm quite impressed on your achievement. Congratulation!

online colleges said...

Good going yaar. searched your blog from article in times of india. You have done a great job. Congratulations!

sam said...

Wow... its really a amazing figure. $999 per day. Very good figure.

Only blogspot which i seen who is generating very good revnue from it.

Good Luck Man..
Keep Doing.

Aditya said...

I just post comment to say: "I Love Blogs"
But i think u Live in Blogs.....
~Congrates~

Aditya said...

Digital Inspiratio Forever.....

Armaan said...

Excellent!
Can you please tell me, at starting how you got visitors? how did you market?

Kevin Hsu said...

A True Inspiration!

Everymatter said...

It is a very Nice Article and motivating also. You have presented a very good estimate of points.

The Beading Gem said...

Very inspiring. Although no one has commented on the fact that you have done incredibly well despite the blogspot in your domain name and using Blogger. So many people laud Wordpress but really, what you have shown is a) you can have a great looking blog no matter what blogging platform b) who cares what blogging platform so long as you write content people want to read? Way to go!

tingmo said...

wow. that's a lot of money in one day.

amIT said...

well done amit, im myself amIT and have started blogging and earning about an dollar a day thru adsense...
but i'm more interested in AFFILIATE MARKETING please write about it in near future.
thanks.good luck.

Ryan Vinyard said...

Very good. Thank's for the general idea on how much money can be made from adsense & blogging

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