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Passive Income--I Hope

January 10th, 2017 at 01:16 pm

I finally got my google adsense stuff straightened out. It took a while. For some reason they deleted my old account which unmonetized everything on my youtube channel. So for the last two days I spent a good chunk of time getting a new account set up and then re-monitizing 23 pages worth of videos. I have 665 videos, so it took a lot of time. I had youtube videos playing in the background the entire time so it wasn't wasted time because I was learning stuff. I just wish they had a monetize all with a basic ad feature.

Oh, well, from now on I can monetize as I upload and that should be that. As long as they don't make massive, sweeping changes again. I don't earn much from youtube, so far just pennies, and they don't send you a check until you earn $100, but now that my account is straightened out, I finally got around to monetizing this blog. I figured with as many hits as I get here, I could actually earn something.

I figured right. In the first 24 hours reported it has earned almost a dollar and that was on a low view day of around 1000 hits, so that is promising. Today so far I've had 3000 hits, so I imagine tomorrow will show more earnings than that. But at least once a month, sometimes even weekly, I'll get 20,000 to 70,000 hits on my blog on a weekend. Friday it was 23,888, and Saturday it was 30,901. I don't know why this happens, but it usually does coming into a weekend so I think it's picked up by something and listed. So I'm looking forward to seeing what happens on a high hit day like that.

I try not to wonder what I might have earned if I'd gotten this blog monetized when they first let you do it. Since I am rapidly approaching 77.5 million views, I imagine it might have been a nice chunk of change. I guess having 10 years of posts pays off. It won't appear any different, since SA already has these ads on the blogs. The only difference is now I'll get a percentage of the ad revenue.

Hopefully I'll get a small income stream out of this. Even enough to pay for duck feed would be great. The rabbits pay for their own food and the turkey food through sales. The ducks can contribute during high egg laying season, but have never paid for themselves yet. I won't count my ducklings before they hatch, though.

I can't monetize my blog at wordpress since it is at wordpress.com and not wordpress.org. The first site is free, the other you pay for. I have a blog set up at blogger and I am trying to figure out if there is any way to import my blog from wordpress to blogger. I know some sites let you. Dreamwidth will let you import your entire journal from LiveJournal, for example. I have to look into it more. I'd still keep the farm blog on wordpress, but if I can mirror it on blogger, I can monetize that one. I am still learning my way around the blogger system, though.

Well, I imagine that was very boring for anyone who doesn't know what the heck I am talking about. But the gist is maybe this blog will start generating some money for me now. It would be nice, especially with DH currently unemployed and us living on savings, to bring something in that's more than the few dollars I get each month from Pinecone Surveys.

8 Responses to “Passive Income--I Hope”

  1. jokeabee Says:

    Wow! That sounds like a pain, but hopefully it will be worth it. I had no idea you could add adsense to SA. Thanks for the info!

  2. fern Says:

    I didn't know you could import and monetize other blogs thru Google Sense either. Sounds like a pain to set up though.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Hmm...I thought I had my blog here set up to earn on Google. I need to review that I see if I'm getting paid correctly. I have about $42 on my adsense account so far, so I must be getting some hits. Of course, I think most of those hits are for my Your Organized Friend blog.

  4. alice4now Says:

    This could very well be a passive income stream for you (well, passive may not be exactly accurate, at least initially!)

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    CCF, I'm pretty sure the Adsense for our SA accounts went away when the new site owner took over. I have some vague memory of having looked into it. "Vague" being the operative word though; I could be getting something wrong.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope you're able to get duck feed money - plus a bit more. Smile

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks ceejay, I did check. I have my Adsense publisher ID on my SA blog. I don't think it has paid out for a very long time.

  8. ceejay74 Says:

    How do you check that? I'm so annoyed with Adsense because I've earned $83 (very slowly over time) but haven't had any movement for a really long time, and I can't cash out until it reaches $100.

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