In February 14th, 2016, I put a sticky note in front of me where my laptop sits and on that note was this statement:
Traffic Goal:250,000 Visitors A Month
That note is a constant reminder of where I want to go.
For anyone running a blog, the biggest motivation is to make money out of it. Now, I’m not going to talk about the ways of making money online from a blog.
There are so many resources online for that kind of topic. Just google it.
This post here is to show where my progress is in terms of achieving my goal of 250,000 visitors to my blog.
So Where Am I Now?
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As of June 2016, I’ve achieve one tenth of my website’s traffic goal. My Traffic for June was 24,984 visitors.
Here’s a screenshot of my google analytics account:
Here are a few interesting things to note:
- between Feb and Mar, traffic increased almost by 100 %. Same thing also between March and April
- and traffic has continued to increase each month.
The reason my website traffic increased is because I’ve continued to produce more content. I’m looking for low competition keywords and really write good posts around them.
And when they start ranking, that’s when traffic starts increasing.
So what is my website traffic forecast for July 2016?
I think I’ll get a figure between 30,000 to 40,000 website visitors.
How Long Will It Take To Achieve 250,000 Visitors Per Month?
I cannot answer that. What I know is that If I continue doing what I’m doing, I will get there because what I’m doing is working. The traffic data above is a proof of that.
I know how to get there…
How Much Money Can I Make In Adsense If I Reach 250,000 Visitors Per Month?
I’m averaging and RPM between $2.30-$3 per 1000 visitors. Let me pick the lowest number… Therefore, I’d be making $575 per month in adsense if RPM $2.30.
That figure has a lot of variable in it. It can be more or it can be less.
A previous website I owned was making above $200 per month with only 6000 visitors per month.
What I Learned From Building Adsense Websites
Adsense earnings increase over time. It is kind of frustrating seeing the trickle in adsense earning in the early stages.
Is it because as a website is older and has more authority in Google’s eyes, google places ads with better CTR on your site and revenue increases?
I really don’t know.
With the previous site I mentioned, there were good days I was making $20 per day in adsense. With this new site, I’ve haven’t reached a $10 day in adsense yet.
The highest I’ve reached is $7.