When we look at how to make money with AdSense, there is one mistake made by beginners–and often advanced users–all the time: Constant Checking of Your AdSense Account.
Why is this a mistake?
Because it takes away from what you should be doing!!!
As I wrote in Making Money Online: Do You Have the Time?, you cannot simply write an article and it will generate a ton of AdSense income. Making money with AdSense takes times.
Usually, when people are constantly checking their AdSense account, they are hoping in vain that somehow they are going to have hit the jackpot that day on some post that they have created.
Folks, it ain’t gonna happen! Well, I suppose that there is an isolated chance that it could but usually it will not happen.
I am not saying that you should not check your AdSense account. In fact, there is a lot to be learned from doing so. However, most people are checking their AdSense accounts simply hoping that today will be the big payday.
They are doing like a raindance–hoping beyond logic that some external forces will make this the day that money rains down on them.
If you are just starting with AdSense, you are not going to make much money. It’s a simple matter of statistics and you can find those statistics in your web log files.
How many people are accessing your website everyday? 100, 200, 500, 1000? Well, that’s not enough. You can plan on making probably about $2-15 per one thousand users each day. Yes, I know it is a wide range but there are many factors too consider: Are the AdSense ads relevant? Are they ads properly placed? Is it a high-paying AdSense topic?
So, let’s say on average that you are going to make about $5 per 1000 visitors to your site. Do you need to visit your AdSense every hour of the day to see if you earned an extra 5 cents in the last hour?
Here’s is how you win over time. Create compelling content that people want to read and make sure people know about through an inbound link program. To learn the essence of making money with AdSense, visit my initial article called how to make money with AdSense which teaches how to enter the AdSense game and make money from it.
Checking your AdSense account every hour will only divert you from what you should be doing!