I've been reading about the trap of getting stuck in a circle of always chasing pageviews. It tends to happen alot when you're monetizing with ads, but it can also happen with other monetization options as well.

I've seen some people say 100,000 pageviews is what you should shoot for, and others say other things. I know it doesn't always come down to pageviews because small businesses with high demand and low supply, or with high ticket products and services can earn much more with less traffic.

I still wanted to know what is a general milestone # of pageviews we should shoot for when expecting a full-time income? Also is there an average amount per visitor we should shoot for to know our monetization strategy is working well?

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earlofpearl Premium
Tiffany I was once thought that 50,000 valuable visitors to your site will give you a steady income, but there are other factors goes with that, as you stated you can have less visitors with higher income or spending power. as you know page views is not products bought or money spent, but you still have to get that views in order for that product to sell right?
The most important thing is I learnt and take away from that lesson is, what ever product you're promoting you have to have it in front the people who really needs it.
That will sure raise your income rate with less views, I know you get the drift.
So 50,000 Valuable Visitors having the correct product in-front of them can be better than 100,000 that mostly just viewing instead of buying.
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TDenise Premium
I completely agree with that Earl! I just like those channels who are doing nursery rhymes for kids and getting millions of views, but little to no sales. They don't have a buying audience. I agree the audience and buying power is important.
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earlofpearl Premium
You know as you mention about buying audience! For my facebook business account, I only request or accept friends from buyers group, to add to your point, you sure know why I do that.
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Mark1957 Premium
I guess one of the pertinent points of that question is what would be a full time income Tiffany?

A marketer operating from a third world country could make a relatively fantastic income from say 500,000 page views from a western country than the other way around when you consider the relative spending power and cost of living in each regions.

That's one of the crazy things about this whole internet thing, we aren't bound by geographical limitations, only our own.

It reminds me of Nathaniell's bio and the opening paragraph from it which I reproduce here....

"I started internet marketing while living in China. The idea was that I could make American money while in China, and live like a King. I could make money in different time zones and, and essentially have cash flow 24/7. I didn't realize then how well it would work."

I know that doesn't particularly answer your question Tiffany but it does illustrate my own thought that everything in life is relative and comparative to something else.

Mark
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TDenise Premium
I agree Mark. I know it's relative, but it would be nice to give a general answer, and I wanted to hear opinions about what that would be.

You and others have brought up about the differences in buying power, and I agree with that. I've also seen ad companies who pay less for different regions than others, and it's cheaper to pay for ads in other regions, so you're absolutely right.

I consider a full-time income in the US to be $3000+ because I think it's comparable to what jobs would give for a low to middle class standard of living. California and New York might need a little more for middle class living, but $3000 would be doable.
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Mark1957 Premium
As I'm not an adsense user, or similar network, I don't have an answer but here's a grab of something you might find informative.....hope it helps!
Mark
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JeffreyBrown Premium
That's fantastic information, Mark!

Jeff
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks Jeff, you're welcome.
Mark
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TDenise Premium
That’s a cool general guideline. Of course, the site would have to be optimized well and the products and services that are being sold matters too: in terms of relevance, price, and demand. That’s a good general guideline though. Thanks Mark!
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Mark1957 Premium
No worries Tiffany, any time!

Mark
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Joezout Premium
You really don't need many IF they are all buyers, but it's like fishing, you can spend hours on the water and get nothing and other days 10 minutes and get a fish. What counts is to know why you are not catching fish and not worry about the page views.
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TDenise Premium
Great advice!
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1Rudy1 Premium
would think that the ratio of page views to sales conversions would provide what you're looking for when it comes to earned income.

Case I point, I get an average of 1900 hits on one photograph image viewed Per Month.

Yet no sales....

The number of hits, pretty good...conversions, zero.

Thats a problem...

So, in essence, pageview counting i good to see how many, but unless they convert to sales, don't quit your day job just yet...grin.
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TDenise Premium
I agree Rudy. Once you get the pageviews, conversion optimization should solve the second problem of converting the interest into sales.
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BruceStephen Premium
Good question Tiffany as I learnt a lot about it from answers.
Regards Bruce
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TDenise Premium
I’m glad Bruce!
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