How Much Money Do I Make From Adsense & Blogging ?

How Much Money Do I Make From Adsense & Blogging ?

posted by Amit Agarwal on 7/29/2006 07:00:00 PM
Recently, a lot of people have asked me about how much I earn from this blog and what kind of traffic do I get. The frequency of such questions increased exponentially following the ban of Indian blogs, which in a way, helped in raising blog awareness in India.

Maybe, their interest in my web income and site stats stems from the fact that I quit my regular day job with a software company to become a full time blogger.

Before I discuss my figures and stats, let me share an interesting related story published today on Washington Post [mirror] that talks about a few websites making a fortune with Adsense:

» Andrew Leyden of receives nearly a million hits and makes around $30,000 to $40,000.

» owners make $100,000 a month from a site that provides readymade web design templates for

» SeatGuru sites gets 700,000 visitors a month and makes about $10,000 to $20,000 a month from Adsense alone.

OK, back to my numbers. I am not very comfortable revealing the exact earnings data in public but still I will try to share whatever possible:

» Digital Inspiration blog gets around 1.25 million hits per month with a majority originating from Google followed by direct traffic (like bookmarks, rss feeds, etc)

» The maximum site traffic comes from four countries – US, India, UK and Australia (in the same order)

» A majority of monthly income is from Adsense but I do make some extra money from Chitika, Feedburner Ads, Direct Advertising and Blog Consulting [via paypal].

» Firefox referrals have also been a good source of revenue though I did not have much success with Picasa software. I never tried Adsense or Adwords referrals.

» While it may be tough for me to write down the actual Adsense earnings data here, you can make some good guesses from the WashingtonPost story mentioned above.

» Alexa Traffic Rank for this blog is 7,637.

Alexa Rankings

» Google Blogger Team added Digital Inspiration to Blogs of Note on July 25, 2006.

» Technorati, which tracks 50 million blogs, rank this site at number 936 while the BlogPulse Rank is 233. Also, ~4500 users have subscribed to the XML Feeds [Feedburner+Atom].

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