For a while I have wanted to create a new section on the blog where I document the income the site generates through ads and other means. And now this time has come: the very first Blog Income Report is here!
Recently, my blog has been getting some decent traffic so I decided to start monetizing some of it. The most obvious way to monetize traffic seemed to be through display ads; and Google offers the perfect product to get the job done: AdSense.
Probably the best thing about Google Adsense is that it works 100% hands-off. Ads are served based on the content presented and the audience the blog attracts. Also the implementation could not be more simple.
Essentially, all you have to do is paste a publishing code in the header section of your site. To simplify this process even further I used the plugin Advanced Ads.
This plugin then connects to your AdSense account and automatically fetches your publisher’s ID. All I had to do then in order to serve ads on this site is to tick the box that says: “Insert AdSense header code“:
The last step was just to toggle auto-ads in Google:
And voilá! Ads were displayed on my site in less than 48 hours.
But now to the truly interesting part. How much income did a fairly new blog (started March 2020) generate?
Here’s the monthly overview:
So, the total estimated earnings for August 2020 are: $11.97. Not enough to retire but also not too bad given that I started the blog just 5 months ago.
Going forward, I am planning on documenting the site’s progress every month. So, look out for the next income report at the beginning of October 😉