Does Adsense Make Sense?

Well, judging from the comments, it seems people like Google Adsense slightly more than I do. Apparently I could make around $50 to $70 a month based on my site traffic (some sources I got elsewhere seemed conflicting), but I still will not partake in the program.

This blog was made in order for me to track my financial goals and track my progress, making money off the site would taint that. I know I would constantly check how much money I’ve made, and start making more posts that appeal to a broader audience if site traffic dictated how much money I make.

I generally wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to make an easy $50 per month, but this time I’ll let it slide! For all you bloggers who do use Adsense, I’ll continue to give you a click on each visit :-)
Might as well help spread the wealth!

On another note, I go back to Houston on Friday where I will be selling some condos over Spring Break!

Blog posted on: March 9, 2005

6 comments on “Does Adsense Make Sense?

  1. jim

    Selling condos over your Spring Break? How did you get involved in that?

    I also commend you on not using Adsense (because you think it’ll affect your posts) but it’s not necessarily a bad thing unless you really do think the quality of your posts will decrease.

    As for “spreading the wealth,” I subscribe to that policy and hope more people do and support their friends. :)

  2. Neville

    A family friend that I work closely with has bought some condos and rennovated them. The condos are great from the inside out, we just need to get the word out to the masses.

    Once I go back on Friday I will start working with him to creatively market the condos and get them all sold hopefull by this summers end!

  3. JLP


    I see nothing wrong with you using Adsense. It’s not like you are making people click on the links. It is their choice to do so.

    I don’t see how the ads would taint your blog. I have had the ads for about 2 months. I am NOT making a killing or anything with them. I just look at it as a way to kind of supplement me for all the time I spend getting the word out. I can tell you that the ads have not affected which type of posts I put up.

    Anyway, it’s your blog. You can do with it what you want. I just think you are being too hard on yourself.



  4. Flexo


    I will echo JLP’s comments. I’ve had the AdSense for several months and it hasn’t affected what I’ve posted. I’m not making the $50/mo you’re expecting, though.

  5. Mike

    Actually I think you will actually do better with adsense or any affiliate program if you don’t change anything about your blog or website.

  6. GrimeySwipe

    Well I am very new to Adsense and look forward to making money with it. I would appreciate any help I can get please. Maybe I’m a dreamer but I looks like a better chance than the lottery and I enjoy it more. BTW Neville, how did you use both sides of your blog? Have not figured out how to do that yet. Anyway if you could visit and let me know what you think.


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