We all know that Google AdSense is one of the best recurring monetization networks for any blog or website. Today, I’m sharing my AdSense earning reports for the past 10 years.
I started blogging in December 2008 and implemented AdSense on ShoutMeLoud in 2009. Soon, it becomes one of the best ways to make money blogging for me. Along with AdSense, another profitable channel for me is affiliate marketing and selling my own products that you can see on ShoutMeLoud store.
While you are here, you should know that I have always been transparent about my blogging business. My goal with ShoutMeLoud is to help others follow their passion for writing and make a business out of it. This is why every month I publish income and traffic report so that you could apply all new techniques in your blogging journey.
Here are two articles that you should start with:
It’s 2019 now, and I wanted to share my AdSense earnings report for the last seven years. I believe this will be helpful to many bloggers, and help them figure out if they can rely on AdSense for their online income or not.
Before I share my AdSense earnings report, do remember:
- This report includes all the blogs in my network.
Update: As promised, the Google AdSense eBook is out!
10-Year AdSense Earnings: Just for inspiration
I received my first payment in the first week of May 2009. It was $179.77, and honestly, I can’t begin to express the joy I had when I was holding my first AdSense check!
Here is my AdSense income 2009-2018:
- 2009 – $1,860.05
- 2010 – $7,235.44
- 2011 – $10,771.13
- 2012 – $6,884.83
- 2013 – $6.224.20
- 2014 – $4471.08
- 2015 – $5673.39
- 2016 – $3962.62
- 2017 – $2464.65
- 2018 – $905.44
Update: AdSense Income Report Until February 2019: (Approximately 3.4 Million INR)
From January 2009 – February 2019, I have earned $50,581 from AdSense on all of my blogs.
If you notice in the product column, “Hosted AdSense for Content” earned $571.27.
While it is not much, this comes from the AdSense-YouTube partnership.
I also earn from AdSense ads running on YouTube videos on my YouTube channel.
You should definitely focus on YouTube for monetization. It could be a great revenue source for your online earning. I suggest you to read below article to learn more about this:
To be honest, my one-year affiliate income report for any individual network is much better than my ten-year combined earnings from AdSense, but as I always say: recurring income from AdSense gives us peace of mind.
When you are earning online, recurring income is the first thing that you should target.
Once you are within your income comfort zone, you can try to implement new methods of making money from a blog.
When it comes to contextual advertising, there are many AdSense alternatives out there. But the quality of the ads and the timeliness of payments you get with Google AdSense aren’t available apart from a select few such as media.net.
Can you rely on AdSense income as a full-time/sole source of income?
The reason I’m sharing my 10 years of AdSense earnings with you is to give you an idea of how much a blogger can earn from AdSense.
As I told you before, my AdSense earnings are only a small portion of my total income, but I know many bloggers who are making more than $8000 USD every month with AdSense. Here is a screenshot from another bloggers AdSense account and perhaps this is the biggest AdSense earning I have ever seen.
Do notice the lifetime column to see the potential of AdSense.
If I consider the salary of an average software engineer in countries like U.S.A, India, Brazil, and a few others, I find AdSense earnings to be more tempting than the traditional salary.
The only downside of relying only on AdSense for income is that if your account gets banned at any point in time, you will be hunting for the best suitable alternative, which is a “traditional” job.
If you are someone who is planning to start a blog and earn from AdSense, my advice to you would be:
- Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
If you are planning to make blogging a career, it is a good idea to have multiple sources of income.
You can have multiple blogs, or you can use different monetization methods like:
and many others.
So that sums up my ten-year AdSense journey. I will continue to share whatever I learn during my blogging journey with you on my blogs.
I would be interested to know how much on average you earn from AdSense in a year. Would you recommend to anyone considering blogging as a full-time career to rely on AdSense earnings? Share your thoughts in the comments below!