I normally wouldn't say much about how much I make with my sites but I feel that maybe some people will get a bit of a "boost" if they know this. At times, it seems that there are a lot of discouraged folks here in the forums.
I have two sites, beach-wedding-themes (exactly 1 year ago today I bought SBI 2 for 1) which is 1 year old and all-florida-beach-weddings which is 7 months old. My first site is much more popular and is producing the most income. I make between $500.00 and $800.00 per month from Adsense and usually only $100.00 of that is from my second site. It did not take long to get my first check from Google either and they pay like clockwork. Here is a copy of my earnings...you can see that I received my first payment in May and have been receiving one monthly every since.
Feb 28, 2005 Earnings... $0.20
Mar 31, 2005 Earnings... $71.14
Apr 30, 2005 Earnings... $134.99
May 24, 2005 Payment... ($206.33)
May 31, 2005 Earnings... $229.47
Jun 23, 2005 Payment... ($229.47)
Jun 30, 2005 Earnings... $311.47
Jul 22, 2005 Payment... ($311.47)
Jul 31, 2005 Earnings... $718.13
Aug 23, 2005 Payment... ($718.13)
Aug 31, 2005 Earnings... $698.15
Sep 23, 2005 Payment... ($698.15)
Sep 30, 2005 Earnings... $824.71
Oct 24, 2005 Payment... ($824.71)
Oct 31, 2005 Earnings... $611.77
Nov 22, 2005 Payment... ($611.77)
Nov 30, 2005 Earnings... $559.02
Dec 23, 2005 Payment... ($559.02)
Dec 31, 2005 Earnings... $594.58
Funny that my first site is better than the second...you are suppose to get better with practice...
To date, I have made about $170.00 in affiliate sales through programs at Red Galoshes, Commission Junction and Clickbank. I have approximately $48.00 in commissions accumulated again.
Yesterday was super wonderful because I made my very first SBI! sale which is another $75.17. This sale is strictly the result of my page on my site dedicated to my success with SBI! and was a complete surprise!
I realize that none of this adds up to any great fortune but, to me, and extra $500.00 to $800.00 a month is a real kick in the pants!
I am seriously considering catching this 2 for 1 sale before it expires on Jan 3rd as I have a couple more ideas that I would like to try. If I get the same results with my next two sites...I am a happy camper!
NONE of this is intended to "brag", I am quite certain that there are other SBIer's out there doing far better that me...some niches pay better than others.
I just wanted to let you and others know that you are definitely NOT wasting your time with Google or affiliate programs. If you give it time, it really DOES work just like Ken Evoy promises you!
You have just nicely gotten started...it will work for you too!
Happy New Year!