First week of November – blog income dropping

Normally, I get my blog income in two batches. The first one is at the beginning of the month and the second is before the 10th of the month.

This morning, I got the second batch of payment from two companies and am relieved I have enough to cash out USD500 plus some left in my PayPal for my webhosting and domain renewal payments.

However, blog income doesn’t look good so far.

Paid posts are paying very little so I refused to write. Many of them offer USD10 and below for 200 words on a PR3/10 blog so they can go take a hike. Adsense daily income is falling. The only good thing is newer monetization methods are paying ok.

I think almost every blogger feels the pinch of less blog income. I hope this is just temporary or I have to work harder on finding new oasis and increase SERP and traffic. I am comfy as I am now. Spend four mornings in a week either doing voluntary work or studying and the rest of the time working on a project. I hate going back to the old routine of working round the clock making money blogging. Just when I am having fun doing ‘regular things regular people do’, the realisation hits that I won’t make much money if I don’t spend a lot of time researching, reading, exploring, blog hopping and writing to make money blogging. Blek. Make money blogging needs as much time as real work to make moolah. All those talks about not having to lift a finger to make money is pure bullshit.

Post Author: lilian

18 thoughts on “First week of November – blog income dropping


    (November 7, 2008 - 1:48 pm)

    Yep, I noticed the drop in Adsense too, lower than the usual rate.
    Ah well, recession all over the world.


    (November 7, 2008 - 1:57 pm)

    haha lilian, at least better than me la, mine one still the same, sometimes got earning sometimes not. LOL. USD 500++ is alot for me.

    7 Lubang Duit Internet

    (November 7, 2008 - 2:33 pm)

    Yeah lilian, I am hard work now to reach the figure of $500.Gain more traffic and it will give more earning rite.

    Goat Weed Supplement

    (November 7, 2008 - 3:48 pm)

    Worked hard to earn using the techniques of the post. Me too could not earn much from the online jobs.


    (November 7, 2008 - 4:11 pm)

    Mine is increasing – praise God for that. As paid posts have gone dirt cheap, I am now outsourcing the writing work for my projects to others. They will write a 400 to 500 words articles for $5. I will then use these articles to fill up my new sites catered to adsense and l-i-n-k-s. That’s why I have been pestering you on those “sites”.

    Anyone wanna make money? Contact me. Hehe!

    Make FREE Money

    (November 8, 2008 - 1:04 am)

    Wowo.. USD500 is not enough?


    (November 8, 2008 - 12:49 pm)

    I think many people blogging to make money on the internet would be very happy with $500/month. So, you can take some solace in that.

    As far as your income dropping, I think it’s a sign of the times. I’ve also noticed a nice drop in sales with no other variables recently being introduced into my marketing/promotion/SEO mix. So, for now I have no choice but to blame it on the tight economy. I’m not going to quit doing what I’ve been doing, however. You’ll be fine in the end.


    (November 8, 2008 - 2:23 pm)

    pablopabla: paying $5 for 400-500 words. That’s dirt cheap as you would say. You shouldn’t be telling people this. At less than US$10 5xmom is already telling them to fly a kite. Wasting here time. If they read this blog here you will lose your writers soon! Or they will asking you to pay them more to write for you.


    (November 9, 2008 - 12:03 am)

    nicolelee : If you know where to find them, you can get them. My point is, writing paid posts is no more the fad because there are people who are willing to write for pittance out there. So, instead of making money writing paid posts, pay others to write for you whilst you build your site and make money through advertising etc. Alternatively, you can sell the site. Recently, I bought a domain, packed it with about 10 posts (I paid $20 for the 10 posts), promoted it by submitting to directories, got a small PR and sold the whole site for $100. All in less than 4 months. There is still a market out there.


    (November 9, 2008 - 9:32 am)

    hmmm..why adsense payment of all IM is decreasing? Is there any problem with google?


    (November 9, 2008 - 4:07 pm)

    pablo: now i see where you are coming from. not bad, making $80 profit in 4 months. Smart move.


    (November 9, 2008 - 4:59 pm)

    yup. my earning also drop from last month. :(
    But i will try my best to earn more this month.

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    (November 10, 2008 - 5:36 pm)

    It is quite hard to get visitor’s click on adsense ads these days, and I belive it is also partialy caused by quality of ad that Google displays lately.


    (November 11, 2008 - 2:32 am)

    ehm. yup. like alisanta said, its hard for some people to click our ads. But never give up and just try our best. :D


    (November 13, 2008 - 6:29 am)


    Since I have few visits, I’ve seen an increase in Adsense.
    I’m still building me readers base.
    I’ve read several things about getting mmore visits and about SEO, etc, etc.
    I’ve come to the conclusion that writing quality content on a regular basis is the king of all factors.

    Kind regards,


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    Codrut Turcanu / Blogging for Money

    (November 20, 2008 - 3:52 pm)

    August was the worst month ever… because folks are usually outside playing in the pool, taking (longer) vacations, etc.

    I suggest you focus on affiliate programs/products.

    Hint – I’ve released a “blogging” product recently, want to become my affiliate (via ClickBank)?

    E-mail me privately… lol (I mean it!)

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