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October and November Earnings Report

by Paul on December 7th, 2004

After the breakout month in September I figured that I would be even further motivated to work hard and continue to increase my monthly revenue. To say the least I slacked off…a lot. I took more of a vacation these last 2 months and that is why the writing on all my sites has dropped (or disappeared). I was able to do things that I have put off for a long time along with fixing up my credit by paying off some nasty bills.

With all of that in mind the expectations for these past 2 months was pretty low, which is a shame because if I had put in a good amount of work I might be seeing a higher payoff during the month of December for holiday shopping. All in all I didn’t do to bad.

Final revenues, which do not include the work I do with Business Logs was $8587.67. That comes out to about $4300 per month and $1175 a week. Still much better than any job I had in the past.

In the next couple of weeks I will outline my plans for 2005 and you should see new designs that follow a new strategy with regards to some of my sites. Hope you didn’t miss me too much :-).

POSTED IN: Personal Thoughts

16 opinions for October and November Earnings Report

  • Richard MacManus
    Dec 7, 2004 at 3:52 pm

    Still very impressive figures. Would you mind telling us how the split is in terms of Google Ads and other stuff? Also I would guess you make most of your pesos on the CSS Vault - is that correct? Reason I ask is I’m curious how much your “personal” writing at whitespace is contributing to this pile of cash you’re raking in ;-)

    cheers, Richard

  • Darren Rowse
    Dec 7, 2004 at 4:41 pm

    good earnings for a couple of months of holidays!

    Glad that you’re back at it - as a recent reader of your site I just thought you were an infrequent poster - looking forward to watching your developments - blog on and blog hard!

  • Andrew
    Dec 8, 2004 at 1:41 pm

    50k a year isn’t bad…

  • James
    Dec 9, 2004 at 10:51 am

    I was going through withdrawls without updates…I need my fix ;)

    “Would you mind telling us how the split is in terms of Google Ads and other stuff?”
    Telling you how much he made from AdSense is in violation of their Terms & Conditions.

    Wonder how much you’d have made if you posted more–we’re not seeing the top of the Christmas curve, so you should still promote your AWS sites.

  • Kadence
    Dec 10, 2004 at 12:14 am

    “Telling you how much he made from AdSense is in violation of their Terms & Conditions.”

    That’s not true actually. Sharing, say, EPC and CTR would violate the ToS–because those require you to give information gotten through Google’s tracking. You would be able to share estimates on those numbers from some 3rd party tracking program, if you cared to.

    And you would be able to share total earnings. That’s just a number on a check–Google can’t prevent you from telling people how much they paid you. The check is yours.

    It’s the information that Google provides you that you aren’t permitted to share.

  • wayne
    Dec 10, 2004 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Mr Scrivens; long time listener first time caller, err… reader, writer.

    As much as I find your body of work (and the posted results) inspirational, I think your nuts for posting/discussing your earnings. In doing so, you have already done enough to get dropped from Adsense. Whether or not you violated the TOS, they are just that hypersensitive.

    PS - Having ads other than Adsense on a page is a TOS violation. I just had a client get dropped for it.

    PSS - Due to the subject matter of this page you may want to meta tag “noindex,noarchive,nofollow” just to be on the safe side.

    PSS - Post on 9 Rules more too!

  • JC
    Dec 10, 2004 at 3:06 pm

    Wayne -
    Google doesn’t have a problem with ads other than adsense. They have a problem with TEXT ads other than adsense. I don’t think scrivs has that on any of his sites… the text ads that aren’t adsense are the ones that adsense serves for him when it would do public service announcements otherwise.

    As for the earnings… yeah, probably right.

  • Andrew
    Dec 11, 2004 at 11:19 pm

    What other jobs have you had in the past?

  • David
    Dec 13, 2004 at 7:06 pm

    Wayne… You are wrong. You can have other ads other than adsense on your page. Where do you get your information from. You can also have text ads on your page aslong as they dont mimic adsense ads. Also, you can post earnings on the net, just not adsense earning specifically.

  • Frosty
    Dec 14, 2004 at 10:24 am


    Also, if you’ve followed his previous posts, his amounts he is quoting is not solely derived from Adsense ads. He has site sponsorships and Amazon Associate revenue packaged in there as well.

  • Scrivs
    Dec 16, 2004 at 11:23 am

    So let’s just say the Whitespace Google revenue is probably more than what 98% of other bloggers make.

  • Richard MacManus
    Dec 16, 2004 at 3:27 pm

    You didn’t answer my questions ;-) But of course you don’t have to… and ps all this talk of GoogleAd violations has nothing to do with what I asked Scrivs - I merely want some indication of the *split* between Amazon, GoogleAds, etc. But I’m just being a nosey parker…

  • JC
    Dec 16, 2004 at 3:46 pm

    He answered the split in an earlier post… read back a few

  • Scrivs
    Dec 16, 2004 at 4:17 pm

    Well if I told you the split you could just look at the total and deduce it from there so techincally I would be breaking the Adsense TOS. In any case it is enough to pay rent at the very least. Does that help :-)

  • Richard MacManus
    Dec 16, 2004 at 10:11 pm

    No :-)

  • James
    Dec 22, 2004 at 5:07 pm

    Well not much you can do but ask Google to get rid of that in their TOS…

    PS Scrivs, check the mail, you probably have a lamp radio from Google in it :)

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