Just Made My First-Ever Income Online!

Last Update: December 14, 2020

Published May 13, 2019

The title says it all. So far, my best week since I joined Wealthy Affiliate was last week. It saw me make my very first income, from a less likely source.

Background

Three months ago, I signed up for Google Adsense. And after two and half months of running Google's ads on my website, I "accumulated" 0.2 euros. Quite funny, to say the least. Till then, I had been receiving visitors on the site, but they were not of a substantial number. A little over a week ago, one would have thought that the month of May would be like all other months before it.

Peak season leads to traffic

But all that changed about a week ago, at a time of year when anything related to my niche would sell like hot cakes. (My niche has two peak seasons annually: last week was the short one; the long one comes later in the year when I expect to have even better results).

Plus, a particular online forum was quite instrumental in publicizing my website. The result? An influx of visitors as shown below:

More than 2.5 K visitors in two days.

The reward

As you know, traffic eventually leads to income. So all that traffic wasn't without a reward. Google Adsence finally rewarded me. My estimated income rose from 0.2 euros after two and half months, to more than 32 euros (i.e. more than 36 US dollars) during last week alone.

The amount may not be much, but it's like the first step of a child: it tells you that that child is capable of walking, and even running.

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The best is yet to come.

I must admit that I'm currently using less than a quarter of my potential online due to other engagements, especially my offline business. But I have a plan to increase my online activity substantially in the coming months. And I believe that is when my income online is going to grow exponentially.

What makes me so sure?

I have been a WA Premium member for nine months, and what I have observed is that success here depends entirely on one's committment: the more committed you are to your business, the more success you will achieve.

What you need to get ahead can only be learnt/acquired through your committment. Every now and then, we read posts by members who decided to scale down offline in the interest of their online business. And you know what the result of such a decision has been.

So, I'm simply going to put aside most of my offline "burden" very soon, and focus more on my online business, in order to achieve the results that come with committment.

You too can do the same. Click here to start your online business if you haven't done so yet!

Over to you

I would like to know your plans for your online business, as well as obstacles you are currently faced with. Please let me know in the comments space below.

Thank you for reading.

Hope you've been inspired!

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ExpatMark Premium
Great job turning those Adsense pennies to dollars.

Mark
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Trodvies Premium
Yes Mark. Working hard to make this succeed.
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Jenna11 Premium
Awesome, T-R!!
Very happy for you!!
:-))) Enjoy!
Aloha, Jenna
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Trodvies Premium
Thanks a lot, Jenna. I appreciate.
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Jenna11 Premium
:-))))) Enjoy, T-R!
Aloha, Jenna
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CandP Premium
Congratulations. We can see how hard you are working at this and are very happy for you.
Colette and Philip
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Trodvies Premium
Thanks to you, C and P; for the comments, but also for believing in me right from the start, and for your constant encouragement and best wishes. Wish you all the best in your business.
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CoraMitchell Premium
Thank you for sharing! I'm still having trouble getting my traffic to a great spot. Traffic is gradually going up, I'm averaging about 10 visits a day. I posted #51 post yesterday, I'm aiming for 100 posts and hopefully by then my traffic will be substantial, then add Google adsense.

What are your thoughts!

Cora
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Trodvies Premium
Hi Cora, thanks for the comment.

I personally don't think you are having trouble with your traffic; what you are experiencing is quite normal. Remember I mentioned that those two days were my annual short peak season. That is why my traffic exploded. It has since returned to "normal", pretty much in the range of yours, a week after the peak season.

Another thing is, you don't have to wait till 100 posts to add AdSense or any affiliate program, for that matter. It is still POSSIBLE to earn an income from low traffic. It is better to have the ads running (cos you don't know when you could have a "lucky break"), than not to have them running and miss out on possible conversions.

Wish you all the best.
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CoraMitchell Premium
Thank you for the feedback ... I will look into Adsense ... thanks for the advice !
Here’s to succrss!

Cora
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RAFStuart Premium
Well done.
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Trodvies Premium
Thank you, Edwin.
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