How $500 builds $100 Adsense Monthly Income Case Study

How $500 builds $100 Adsense Monthly Income Case Study
How $500 builds $100 Adsense Monthly Income Case Study

1/29/2015 update: I prefer working on 1 Niche Authority Style Site with $500 Investment in Content outsourcing, to get to $100 Adsense + Amazon a month.

One of my goals is to have $100 a day Online Income in 2012. In order to accomplish that, I plan to grow my Adsense income as $1000 a month, that is around $30 a day. I haven’t focus much on building Adsense niche sites in the last two months yet.

This is my Case Study – Is it possible to invest $500 to build $100 Adsense Monthly Income?

I am not a “brand-new” guy trying to tell you how to make extra income with Adsense. I had some “success” and it’s time to scale it up big and fast. Writing this Case Study is to motivate myself to focus and Walk the Talk.

In case you don’t know me much, I have more success with Amazon Affiliate back in 2011, please feel free to check out my First Guest Post – $4,000 Month With Amazon In Under 1 Year (Student Results)

Below is my Adsense income history, I have been making $800 from Adsense last 8 months. That is almost $100 a month. A year ago, I knew nothing about Google Adsense and Niche Sites at all.

All it took is little steps, experiments, and trail-and-error. Is it possible? Sure it does if anyone put in effort, be patient, and persistent following a system and process.

My Adsense Income in the last 8 months
My Adsense Income in the last 8 months


I have been reading and learning from Pat Flynn, Spencer, Adsense Flipper, and Trent . If you don’t know all of them, you should follow their blogs.

They are my inspiration and I know this business models work. Each of them has different scale and capability earning from Adsense.

I’m committed to integrate and custom-make what I have learned from them and focus on growing my Adsense income on daily basis. Yes, I mean to focus growing it.  Everyday, I take actions to drive myself one step closer to my goal.

Is it possible? I have been thinking and planning about it this month while I was distracted by various 9-5 work, family, and offline income. It would be fun to make it as a Case-Study and unveil my plan, strategy, and action items. I am dedicated to build a set of 8 Adsense sites and have another $100 Adsense steam in 3 months.

It’s hard to find a FREE detailed step-by-step plan for this kind of information online. I hope my Case Study could inspire you to take actions if you buy in this.

When is the best time to plant a tree? Many said it’s 100 years ago. The next best time is today.

I’m building up new 8 Adsense Sites in March; Once I get used to the schedule, I plan to do it every month with some tune-up.

I love Micro-niche site approach as it’s the best to find the winner and scale up my site size smarter (You don’t want to work on something that is not your potential winner.) Failing fast is the secret.

8 Niche Site Approach and Break-down

– 2 Product Keywords (I will monetize with Amazon Affiliate links too.)
– 4 Information Keywords
– 2 Authority Site keywords (I will start with 10 piece content.)

My keyword criteria

– 1000 Exact Monthly Search with $1 CPC (My Minium Requirement)
– For the Authority Sites, I will aim for 5000 or above Exact Monthly Search keywords.

Since I am doing this as another part-time job beside my 9-to-5, I plan to do various outsourcing to accomplish my goals – not over-work online myself. How would I break down my $500 investment / expense?

My Initial $500 Investment break up:

Adsense Niche Site Case Study Cost
Adsense Niche Site Case Study Cost


How about Time Commitment?

Each site would take me around 3-hour work as:
1 hr  – main keyword research on average (It’s just a time-consuming process to dig out good keywords with decent search volume and low competition. I have heard about some paid services saving the time but I haven’t tried out myself yet and will do some experiment later.)
30 mins  – WordPress site setup including theme, plugins, and SEO setup
30 mins  – Content research and Outsource order
30 mins  – On-page SEO and post the content
30 mins  – Backlinking Order via Fiverr

In the upcoming 3 months, I gonna have weekly blog posts about my business process, schedule, income status, and let others know how these sites are doing.

I use paid services for productivity and saving my time. There is no way I could work less without them.  As future update, I will report my site SERP and Adsense income. This is a very exciting lessons for myself. I am sure that I will find some winners and grow my SEO skills and niche site experience even more.

In my experience, most of new Niche Sites would take about 3 months to rank and generate traffic. Meanwhile, I’m fine-tuning and document my process so I could outsource even more with full-time VA when my income reaches $2000 a month.

Adsense Case Study Ultimate Goal and Break Down

As an experiment, I’m focusing on spending $500 to build $100 a month Adsense Income for now.

My ultimate goal for Adsense is to make $1000 a month in 2012.

My break-down is as simple as to get 1000 Ad impression per day with many niche & authority sites and pages.  With 3% conversion rate, I will get 30 clicks a day.

Assuming that we have ~$1 per click, that would be $30 a day. With 30 days a month, that is closed to $1000 a month.

You may know once you have a set of niche sites making $100 Adsense a month consistently, you could flip and sell them out around 20x as $2000 on Flippa. Then, you could reinvest in this cycle and create anther set making $100 a month.

Sharing and Comments

Do you think $500 investment for $100 monthly income is worthy? Do you have any specific questions about my process so I could address in the future blog posts? Any suggestion to my case-study is more than welcomed.


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