Obviously, everybody’s idea of a full-time income will be different. My own number was $3000/month when I first started out, which equaled to $100/day. For our calculations in this post, let’s also use $100/day, as that seems to be one of the biggest milestones people want to reach with their own websites.

When I see people talk about Adsense, I see a lot of discussion about profitable niches, cost per click, making a full-time income, etc but I never see much discussion about traffic. I see forum threads everyday of people wanting to learn how to reach $100/day with Adsense.

At the end of the day it’s all about traffic. There are many factors that affect a site’s overall income, but lots of traffic is the common denominator.

So how much traffic do you really need to get to $100/day with Adsense?

For me, I was able to reach a full-time income when I was consistently getting over 150,000 visitors per month. I wasn’t just getting that with one website though. Traffic was spread throughout about 20 sites, with 3 of them generating 90% of that.

Am I saying 150,000 visitors/month will always equal $100/day?

Of course not. It could be lower, or even much higher than that. There are so many factors in play that it’s going to be different for everybody. But, it’s a close estimation.

So how do you calculate it?

The biggest metric you need to calculate Adsense income for a website is page RPM.

What is page RPM?

Basically, it’s the calculation of how much money you made per 1000 page views. It’s calculated based on a combination of your traffic, CTR (click-through-rate), and CPC (cost per click).

Page RPM = (Estimated earnings / Number of page views) * 1000

The average RPM I’ve experienced with Adsense is about $5 to $10 for broad niches and up to $100 for more competitive niches with high CPC.

If you’re able to know your RPM, you can accurately estimate earnings potentials for higher traffic numbers, as well as the amount of traffic you’ll need to make a full-time income.

For instance, if you’re making an average $10 RPM from one of your websites, that’s $10 for every 1000 visitors on your site.

So you can easily calculate that if you increased your traffic to 100,000 visitors, you would make $1000. If you grew it it 1,000,000 you would make $10,000. Again, not perfectly accurate, but a good estimation.

What is the average page RPM?

The average RPM for AdSense ranges greatly depending on your niche, quality of website, traffic source, and the number of advertisers on the AdWords platform. On the low end, it will usually be around $2 to $5. On the medium end, it can range from $5 to $10. On the higher end, that can go all the way up to $50+.

Traffic Required to Make $100/Day

Let’s break down the numbers even further with some example metrics.

We’ll try to use numbers as close to average as possible. For this example, we’ll use a $1 CPC and a 5% CTR. So how much traffic do we need to make $100 per day with those figures?

First, we need to figure out how many clicks equates to $100.
100 / 1 = 100 clicks.

If we need 100 clicks at 5% CTR, the total traffic must be…
100 / 0.05 = 2,000.

We need 2,000 visitors a day. Per month, that is…
2,000 x 30 = 60,000.

60,000 visitors every month to make $100/day with Adsense. Of course, this is just an estimation using very ideal metric figures. It’s not easy to maintain an average CPC of $1+, and CPC is a giant factor in how much traffic you’ll require to reach this figure. Here is another great estimation example you can look at.

Some of my blogs consistently get over 10% CTR, while others get under 2%. Some of my sites get CPC of $2-$5, while others never get higher $0.30.

Can you guess what the page RPM is on the example site above?

If you answered $50, you’re correct. Remember, RPM is how much you would make for 1000 visitors on your website. If you got 1000 visitors at $1 CPC and a 5% CTR, that’s 50 clicks (5% of 1000) at $1 earned per click.

A $50 page RPM is really great. If I were getting $50 RPM on a site, I would really start building it out with more posts and meaty content to boost those traffic figures.

You can then calculate estimated income based on your future traffic goals.

If you were to increase traffic on the site to 500,000 visitors a month, that is $25,000 a month.

231 Comments

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  • Reply
    Mike
    May 31, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Hi Chris, this was a great post! However, I did notice a slight error in your total visitor/month calculation for the $100/day goal. You can correct me if I’m wrong. You wrote:

    We need 5,000 visitors a day. Per month, that is…
    2,000 x 30 = 60,000.

    I assume that you actually meant that we need 5000 x 30 = 150,000 visitors/month

    Just noticed that, so thought I would point it out. Thanks again for the detailed and excellent post.

    Best regards,
    Mike

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      Chris Lee
      May 31, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Hey Mike, good catch. Just made the changes.

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        Viral
        September 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm

        Hi Chris,

        I think you were correct with your calculation of 60,000.

        60,000 x 0.05 x $1 = $3000 / 30 = $100 a day

        150,000 x 0.05 x $1 = $7500 / 30 = $250 a day

        Correct me if I am wrong haha πŸ™‚

        • Reply
          Chris Lee
          September 6, 2015 at 1:45 am

          You guys are confusing me, haha.

          Just did the whole calculation again and 60,000 is indeed correct.

          100 x 0.05 = 2000 visits per day.

          2000 x 30 = 60,000 πŸ™‚

          Thanks for that, Viral. Good eye.

          • R Wellman
            April 13, 2016 at 8:57 am

            It still says, we need 5000 visitors a day. Should it read “we need 2000 visitors a day?”
            :))

          • Chris Lee
            April 22, 2016 at 1:39 am

            Aha, I missed one. Yeah, it should. The calculations are correct though πŸ™‚

            Thanks for pointing that out.

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    Tony
    September 5, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Hi Chris,

    I have a blog with 400 pages already, is it possible for the Blog to bring atleast $100 daily if I hit a 1000 pages?

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      September 5, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      Hi Tony. It’s not about the number of pages, but how much traffic those pages drive to your site. Do some keyword research and try ranking for some bigger keywords.

      • Reply
        Juan
        September 21, 2015 at 3:21 pm

        What does bigger keyword mean?

        • Reply
          Chris Lee
          September 21, 2015 at 9:11 pm

          Bigger search volume.

    • Reply
      Asif Srabon
      January 19, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      My blog have 190 page and 1000 plus view per day. how much money can i make everyday

      • Reply
        Chris Lee
        January 24, 2017 at 8:10 pm

        Calculate based on page views and not visits.

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    Deb
    November 8, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Chris,

    Are you talking about page RPM or impression RPM as they list 2 different ones. Same question about the number of visitors… is this about impressions or page views? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      November 9, 2015 at 11:42 am

      Hey Deb. That’s page for both.

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    asim
    November 30, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    yes this is very good post and easy to get idea from you thank you

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      December 2, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      Thanks for your feedback, Asim.

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    asim
    November 30, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    my niche is web developing, seo web design related so if i have 5000 per day then how much i can earn from adsense????? mean what is rate of related this niche

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      December 2, 2015 at 10:10 pm

      Look up the keywords in KWP and you’ll get a good estimation using the calculations above πŸ™‚

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    Jeremy
    January 4, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Hey Chris I am binge reading your post in the past days and all I can say is that you inspire me to give this niche website a try, I have some but did not get any traction will try to improve it tho.

    Just a question about adsense do you have a centralize account for it or you have one for each niche site you create?

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      January 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      Getting more than one account is tricky, but you don’t need one for every site. It’s fine to have all of them under one account.

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    sazzad
    January 16, 2016 at 4:53 am

    I am new at adsense & I do read your blog. This is an awesome post that gave me an idea to generate revenue out of adsense. I understood the concept of RPM with this post.Thanks a lot !!

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      January 16, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Awesome! Glad to hear that, Sazzad πŸ™‚

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    Oliver
    February 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Damn.. I ve a website with 12k page views/day and just earn 350e/month with adsense. Ofc my traffic come from south america and spain.. I think i really should switch the market.. Take care, nice blog πŸ™‚

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      Chris Lee
      February 13, 2016 at 12:29 am

      Wow congrats on growing such a high traffic site. Keep testing your ad optimization!

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        Γ“liver
        February 13, 2016 at 3:56 am

        Thank for your reply Chris.

        I already have a CTR of 4 %, but the CPC is between 0,03/0,05 and thatΒ΄s the main problem and I doubt there exist a solution, traffic location is a huge factor. Traffic from U.S.A/UK will always be much better paid that the one from South America/Spain (for example).

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      Bilal
      November 5, 2016 at 10:32 am

      what does mean 350e, what is e if you can tell me plz

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    Carl Thomas
    February 17, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I think you’ll find you would need 40 thousand per day to make 100 UK pound.

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    Roman
    February 20, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    I have a boring niche when it goes for RPM, have half a million uniques a month but only make about $40-$80(weekends) a day.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      February 22, 2016 at 3:30 am

      Thanks for sharing Roman. With that amount of traffic, even a marginal improvement in ctr can move the needle considerably. Keep testing!

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    Jared
    March 31, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Hi, Chris. Great blog and great course.

    I’m a little confused about how CTR is calculated. Does every ad load count as an impression, or every pageload with one (or more) ads?

    Say I have a page with 3 ads on it. My visitor loads all 3 of these ads. Is that considered a single impression, or 3?

    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      April 4, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Thanks Jared! It’s counted as 3 ad impressions.

      But it’s easier to count it by page views and page RPM. So if you have 3 ads on a page, it will count how much it makes per 1000 impressions of the page.

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    Raghav
    May 13, 2016 at 7:14 am

    I have 1000 pageviews per day How much i earn form adsense?
    This time i earn 7$ per day. Is this Good?

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      May 13, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      That’s not bad at all. That’s around a $7 RPM, which is better than most low cpc niches.

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        Anthony Nwoba
        August 23, 2017 at 6:22 am

        i want to start a law and insurance blog for higher CPC and target my traffic to the USA and The UK is this a good idea?

        • Reply
          Chris Lee
          August 25, 2017 at 12:09 am

          Just make sure you know that there will be a ton of competition from law firms and insurance companies.

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      Dorothy
      March 9, 2017 at 7:11 am

      Thank you for being my own teacher on this area. My spouse and i enjoyed your article quite definitely and most of all enjoyed the way in which you handled the areas I regarded as coarsovetrinl. You are always really kind towards readers really like me and let me in my living. Thank you.

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        Chris Lee
        March 16, 2017 at 11:55 am

        Aw thank you Dorothy πŸ™‚

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      Anthony Nwoba
      August 23, 2017 at 6:21 am

      whats your niche and where do you target your traffic to?

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    bitcoin
    May 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    waw it’s for real ?

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    Oluseye
    July 27, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Going off topic this time.. I’m sorry.

    Could you please point me a link to your exclusive and indept article regarding facebook ads pls? On getting the most from Facebook reach and clicks to site.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 1, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Hey Oluseye, I don’t have a post on fb ads, but a good blog to read for viral fb traffic is fatstacksblog.com

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    John
    July 28, 2016 at 7:31 am

    I thought of giving up on earning money from adsense but i stumbled upon this post. Can you please provide some tips on how i can start-up ? Is it all about Finding a niche and creating a website? i find it really difficult to find a niche. How do you guys do it ?

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 1, 2016 at 8:21 am

      Of course there’s more to it than that. Finding a niche is just part 1. Then comes finding keywords to target, doing competition research, producing the content, and link building and promotion.

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    Worcester
    July 28, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I loved the way you explained , I hope I can get $100 per day with adsense some day..

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 1, 2016 at 8:21 am

      Thanks for reading, Worcester.

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    uthman saheed
    July 30, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    This calculation is basic…but I think most times it fluctuate and one can’t really predict. Thanks for this guide on adsense.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 1, 2016 at 8:24 am

      True! The numbers here are very generalized to help give an idea of calculating.

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    Joy Eve
    September 5, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Woow… this article got me going crazy (but am not on the streets though) **winks**.. Thanks for this amazing share..

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      September 8, 2016 at 12:07 am

      Thanks Joy πŸ˜€

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    Joyous Eve
    September 7, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Thanks Chris, for this estimation.. Found it very useful.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      September 11, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      No problem, Joyous! Glad it was useful.

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    travelnewsindia
    September 8, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Although it’s an important factor but CPC varies in great range affecting your earnings. For example here in India, ads related to travel and tourism website has considerably higher CPC but that’s not applicable on all websites but only for the same tourism related websites.

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      Chris Lee
      September 11, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Yup, very true!

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    Vishal
    October 7, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Nice

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    Viktor Vedmak
    October 13, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Numbers are ok for USA maybe, but if you primarily try to target non-English markets you might as well multiply traffic required by a 100 or so.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      October 18, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      That’s true, haha. But not for all non-English markets.

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    Ydoxy
    November 4, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Wonderful article. My website ydoxy also get 100 traffic per day. thanks for the sharing this content.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      November 8, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks!

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    ankit joshi
    November 26, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Hello cris ….I want to make a site that will dedicated to education ….when I will take the mcq(multiple choice question) from the book as it is is this violation of copywrite I need your help actually what question I will take that will no personal blog or article of anyone plz answer soon

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      December 4, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Taking content out of books is a blackhat tactic that’s existed for a long time. I wouldn’t recommend it, as you will eventually be caught, and in the worst case, have a law suit thrown at you.

  • Reply
    samuel
    November 30, 2016 at 10:49 am

    great tips,looking forward to learn more to earn more on my music website.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      December 4, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Nice πŸ™‚

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    David
    December 2, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I’m currently navigating these waters with the launch of my new website and found your article insightful. Thanks Chris!

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      December 4, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Awesome. Hope it works out for you David πŸ™‚

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    usoro
    December 17, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    this is really nice,i have fallen in love with your blog. You just explain everything straight to the point.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      December 25, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Happy to hear that. Thanks πŸ™‚

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    pinah emmanuel
    December 21, 2016 at 5:26 am

    thanks am very happy to learn that am actually a new blogger

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      December 25, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks Pinah.

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    George Brown
    December 24, 2016 at 3:54 am

    Nice article for newbies like me and worth of reading this post!

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      December 25, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you George πŸ™‚

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    Dido
    January 2, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Hello
    Is the stats from blogger accurate? If it shows me let say 100.000 a month would I count that as the correct blog traffic?
    Thanks in advance

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      January 7, 2017 at 12:39 am

      You should install Google Analytics or Clicky for more accurate metrics.

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    stanley
    January 11, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    nice post

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    Daniel
    January 13, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Chris,
    I have a blog but my CPC is only $0.20 (gettricks.in) can you please tell me how to increase the CPC ?

  • Reply
    Charlene
    February 9, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Wow! 20 sites was ambitious. I find it hard with 3. I would love to achieve the 3000 a month figure. Well done!

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      February 9, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks for reading Charlene πŸ™‚ I would advise just one site now.

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    Pradip
    February 10, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Hello Chris,

    There is a lot to take and you beautifully explained it. I am want to about what are the factors that increase or decrease CPC and RPM. As a adsense publisher we should know about it and it also help us to choose profitable niches.

    Another mistake I’ve seen that You pointed ” We need 2,000 visitors a day. Per month, that is… 2,000 x 30 = 60,000.”, in the next line you said we need total 150,000 /p.m. to make $100/day. Correct it to 60,000/p.m.

    I think there is confusion because you make $3000/month with 150,000/p.m. visits. Hope one day I also can make money like you. πŸ˜›

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      March 17, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Aha, thanks Pradip πŸ™‚ Fixed. Appreciate it.

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    AT
    February 11, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Hi Chris,

    The article is very Inspiring especially for me who quit his job [ My Last working month in IT Industry was Aug of 2016] in the hope to make a living from doing something online.

    In this past year like how people accumulate debt, I ended up accumulating 14 domain names. Even now I wonder how I ended up
    buying so many domain names.

    After I read your above article I mean you had 20 domain names, that made me feel better.

    I am working on setting up 10 websites out of 14. One is up already and rest all will be up in a week’s time.

    My current state is same as that of fish out of the water.
    I have to start making money to sustain. Growing is not in my mind,
    Sustenance is.

    My goal is not to make 3000 dollars but to make 1000 dollars/month.
    That is to make $100 on average from each website per month.

    I will be adding affiliate products to my blog but I will be relying more on display ads to make some money.

    I have few questions to you.

    1) I had applied for Adsense for my youtube channel and it
    got approved.
    Can I use the same account to display ads on my Blog?

    2) The most common thing with Adsense account is getting banned one fine day. What happens to my youtube account when that happens.

    3) Is there any other display ads which you have tried or read or know which you would recommend for making $100 / month.

    4) Have you tried renting out banner space in niche site of yours?
    If yes how much you were charging for what amount of traffic.

    Finally, I had to say these I couldn’t keep it inside
    1) You are too good at writing.
    2) You are using a nice font in your website
    3) Nicely designed website. I mean simple and effective.

    Thank You.

    Kind Regards,
    AT

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      February 24, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks for sharing your story, AT!

      I’m pretty sure you can use your YouTube approved AdSense account on your blog. I didn’t go that route and don’t publish YouTube videos so I can’t say for sure.

      As for other networks, you can check out http://www.fatstacksblog.com. Jon blogs about using other networks and shares a lot of interesting results.

      Thanks for the kind words πŸ™‚ A lot of work went into this design.

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    Stanley
    February 22, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Great post

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      February 24, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks Stanley.

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    Raghu Rao
    February 24, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Thanks for a great post, Chris, I have been looking around to figure out what should be my target in terms of visitors and views to increase my Adsense earnings and this post certainly helped me get a better understanding of what I should do. Thank again!

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      February 24, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Glad it was helpful, Raghu πŸ™‚

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    Doman
    February 24, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    150 to 200 daily new visitors on my website, can i apply to google adsense

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    Prathap Sunkara
    February 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Hey Chris,

    This is really a nice post. I have seen lot of Articles earlier, but this is the best post in Adsene Earnings.

    Thanks for the Nice Article.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      March 10, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      Glad you like it Prathap πŸ™‚

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    Asif Srabon
    February 26, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Many many thanks for your nice article. My web site have 2k visitor per day. How much money can I earn from Google Adsense in per moth?

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      March 10, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Depends on your niche and what pages are generating most traffic for you. You’ll have to run your own calculations like above.

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    Widnya Ida Bagus
    March 12, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Hi Chris,
    very good calculation and good insight here, as I’m always want to create good steady income from adsense.

    Now I have a new blog that gets 400-500 page view per day, but the CPC is only average of $0.22 (my visitor mainly from US and UK). any ideas or clues how to increase the CPC? thanks for the article!

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      March 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      CPC will vary over the year as more advertisers come and go.

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    Varun
    March 29, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Hi Chris, that’s a great article πŸ™‚ I have been following your blog, you’re the authority for Adsense niche sites & am also looking to enroll for your course.

    Now specific to this post (& after reading your replies to comments as well), what I understand is to reach to $100/day with Adsense, other than high traffic numbers, what you really need is a medium to high paying niche ($2.5+ CPC approx) & majority traffic from english speaking countries, mainly US. Is my understand correct? Or have I missed a piece of the puzzle?

    If not, say I get traffic from US mainly over 100k per month & with all other factors being avg, what should be avg CPC of the niches more suited to Adsense?

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      March 30, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Hey Varun, average cpc varies. I would say on average, it’s $0.50 to $2.

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    Qasim
    April 3, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Hi Chris,
    The marketing reports on display advertising suggest an average of 0.35% CTR whereas you’re suggesting 5%. Have you had 5% CTR? Does the claim of 0.35% CTR hold any water?

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      April 5, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      It varies by niche. 0.35% is very low. 5% is on the high side, but you can get close to those figures if you optimize properly.

      • Reply
        Qasim
        April 6, 2017 at 2:11 am

        Thanks Chris =)
        Great blog BTW!

        • Reply
          Chris Lee
          April 27, 2017 at 1:10 pm

          πŸ˜€

      • Reply
        William Clarkson
        April 13, 2017 at 11:03 pm

        Hi Chris. Trying to sign up for the course mentioned but it doesn’t seem to be working

        • Reply
          Chris Lee
          April 27, 2017 at 1:08 pm

          Hey William! Send me an email if you’re having technical problems.

  • Reply
    M shoaib Saleem
    April 18, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    really nice. i love to read your articles. i just started my own blog 2 weeks ago after reading your course. thanks for sharing great knowledge.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      April 27, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Nice, glad to hear that πŸ™‚

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    Chizoba
    April 22, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Honestly, the answer to earn $100 or more is just traffic. I remembered the month i earned just about a thousand and something dollars from adsense, it wasn’t easy. Nevertheless, source of traffic and country matters

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      April 28, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Definitely matters! Thanks for sharing Chizoba.

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        Chris sure
        May 4, 2017 at 8:39 pm

        Yea, keeping a CPC of $1 and above will definitely wont come from African and India.
        you should be targeting countries like Germany (i’ve once gotten $26.8 per click from there), US, UK, Australia, Ireland, Canada, etc.

  • Reply
    Aashish
    April 29, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I am new at adsense & I do read your blog. This is an awesome post that gave me an idea to generate revenue out of adsense. Thnks

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      May 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

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    Shaikh Mohammed simraan
    May 6, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Thankyou for explaining the importance of traffic. I was always concerned about CPC and other stuff. Never concentrated on traffic.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      May 6, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Cool πŸ™‚

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    Johnson Joseph
    May 12, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Lovely post here, kind of interesting but can traffic from low targeted countries like Egypt, Asia, Pakistan, Iran etc generate such amount or earnings. Let say like 50,000 daily

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      May 12, 2017 at 10:38 am

      CPC is a lot lower for those countries so you’ll likely need more traffic.

  • Reply
    ayush singh
    May 20, 2017 at 8:54 am

    hey Chris nice article keep it up

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      May 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks.

  • Reply
    meraz
    May 20, 2017 at 11:08 am

    awesome work thanx for sharing this deatiled information

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      May 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    hmaikbal
    June 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I have searched so many online places, but here I got the full concept of absence earning. espcailly I knew here the rmp. and the formula and matricks of RMP. thanks for this pretty good information.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      June 10, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      Glad it helped πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Binod Jha
    June 12, 2017 at 6:51 am

    This is best information I was looking for. I will use it

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      June 22, 2017 at 10:57 am

      πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    meraz
    June 12, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    nice post i always look to make more income with adsense thanx for sharing this post

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      June 22, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Thanks for checking it out.

  • Reply
    [email protected] Demystified
    June 14, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Hey Chris,

    The article was good and the thing is I’m getting .20$ CPC in average and the CTR is maximum .50% only. So, we need more relevant traffic for maximum earnings from the AdSense.
    Receiving 5% of CTR is suspicious (may be manipulated) and may lead to AdSense ban right?. And If I need to make 100$/day, then I think I should need a min of 3 Billion Traffic per month πŸ˜€

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      June 22, 2017 at 10:56 am

      0.5% is pretty low and can be improved.

      Improving to 2% CTR will 4x your earnings a lot quicker without needing to 4x your traffic πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    K Patel
    June 17, 2017 at 1:03 am

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful article. I just want to know why my CPC keeps on fluctuating. My day starts with a CPC of 3 dollars per click and then it drop to 0.11 dollar.
    I know how it works but any solution to maintain the CPC rate?

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      June 17, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Nope, no way you can do that. That’s perfectly normal. Earnings per click can vary wildly for each click.

  • Reply
    Sherlyn Shah
    June 27, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Hi Chris,
    Great article with good estimation in terms of numbers..even though we are 4+ yrs experience still many Bloggers like me still search for how much we can make for 100$ a day.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      July 1, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Awesome, glad it helped Sherlyn!

  • Reply
    Jonathan
    July 3, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Right now I am hitting $30 RPM or about $30 per 300 UVs.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      July 10, 2017 at 10:12 am

      That’s awesome!

  • Reply
    Alexander
    July 14, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Hey Chris, hope you are still on with this Adsense post. Is a great one. Currently where can one get such traffic? I just need that $100 a day and I will be okay

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      July 16, 2017 at 11:32 am

      Best traffic source is SEO.

  • Reply
    Faisal Ahmed
    July 24, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Hello Chris ! Does the rate Google Pays varies from Country to Country???

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 13, 2017 at 11:58 am

      Yes, definitely.

  • Reply
    Abhishek
    July 28, 2017 at 7:06 am

    great article, needed something like this to set-up adsense account for my blog. Thanks for the share, very informative!

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 1, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Glad it helped πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    simon
    July 28, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Hi Chris,
    very good article, my situation is strange, I get between 2000 and 5000 page view per day (niche not too selective or small) with audience coming from US, UK and Emirates 30/55yo (we really target the right audience), however, our CPC is very low sometimes as little as 0.02$ with a CTR of 0.50% or even lower. Do you think it can be a problem on the placement of the ads?
    Also with such a small traffic do you recommend any native ad network?

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      July 29, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Hey Simon. Placement can help with higher CTR but that might not even be the problem – seeing that your cpc is so low, the ads just may be very untargeted to your readers.

      Low CPC also depends on where you’re getting traffic from.

  • Reply
    Asset
    July 30, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Hi, awesome to read you! Just worrying, it is not too late to start blogging ?

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 1, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Never too late!

  • Reply
    John
    July 30, 2017 at 10:21 am

    well, it helps me now..
    one day i will also earn from my blog.

    Thanks for sharing..

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 1, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Thank you John.

  • Reply
    mohammad yusuf
    August 8, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Thanks for sharing your experience as it gave a positive power to a new blogger. Thanks a lot.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 12, 2017 at 12:35 am

      Thanks!

  • Reply
    richard
    August 10, 2017 at 9:47 am

    How about paid targeted niche traffic? have you ever used it?

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 12, 2017 at 12:34 am

      A bit on Facebook. Definitely need to improve in it.

  • Reply
    Bruno
    August 17, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Is it possible that the owner of the ad is willing to give just 0.05 cent per click, which means 100$ every 2.000 visitor? Olso, in order to get at least 100$, do i need to get this amount of money a month or just EVERY day? Like, if i get 100$ a month, will i get the payment? Or do i need do get 100$ a day (in order to have my first monthly payment)?

    • Reply
      Bruno
      August 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      As for “if i get 100$ a month, will i get the payment?”, i meant “if i get (the necessary amount of traffic in order to) get 100$ a month, etc…”.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 20, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Sure, the owner could be willing to pay $0.05 per click if you reach out and work out a direct placement deal. But $100 every 2000 visitors is like $50 RPM (estimating 1 page view per visitor). That’s definitely not $0.05 per click πŸ˜€

      Yup, if you reach the threshold of $100, then you only need to get that in a month to receive the payout.

  • Reply
    Justin
    August 20, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Inspiring post. I do want to reach the goal of 100/day again. A few years ago I used to make $250/day with Adsense only for 2 years, not including affiliates, etc, for 2years. Traffic was 40k daily, single website, but then the site dies out due to google panda or whatever the cause. Then I lost motivation, and took a break for a year. Now I’m back.. its been a month 2000/daily traffic but barely making $10/day hah. Wish me luck!

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 20, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Hey Justin! Wow, must have been hard to lose a site making $250/day! I’m happy to hear that you’re back trying to build it back up.

  • Reply
    Ukwueze Favour
    August 21, 2017 at 11:57 am

    My problem is that I don’t really know my actual page view why because what I see in my blogger dashboard stat overview is always different from what I normally see in my AdSense page view reports why? Please help me out

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 25, 2017 at 12:10 am

      Install Google Analytics and/or Clicky analytics. Those should give you accurate stats.

  • Reply
    Mr newsfeed.
    August 31, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Amazing helpful article for beginners. Waiting for next post about Adsense.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      September 11, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Cool πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Sheriff Oshin
    September 11, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Hi Chris, came across this post and I really need to say it’s an amazing one. I intend to work on my blog focused on ‘Nigeria Entertainment News’. Do you have any idea or suggestions on how I can build traffic for it? I’m not really bothered about the adsense earnings for a start, I just want to build the audience and drive a considerable amount of traffic to it daily. Will really appreciate your help.

    Thanks for the good work you are doing on here, you’ve been of great help.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      September 11, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      Any kind of news websites need to be updated very frequently and is difficult to create evergreen content, which is why I’ve never entered that space.

  • Reply
    chewtab
    September 14, 2017 at 8:35 am

    I got approved today for AdSense

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      September 14, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Sweet! Congratulations πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Arafat
    September 18, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Hi, I want to start a affiliate site and then i need to copy product details and images. Is that copyright content ???

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      September 19, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      If they have affiliate programs, they likely wouldn’t care. You can always ask the product owners you’re an affiliate for.

  • Reply
    Rahul
    September 29, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Really Good ! Thanks ! Focusing on $100 a day !

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      September 29, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Thumbs up!

  • Reply
    Sunny J
    October 5, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Hello Chris,
    This is motivating post . We must have these strategies for earning money with blog.
    You said about RPM which is $10 . I do not think I can achieve this because my RPM hangs around $2-5 only. Can you tell me how can I increase it ?

    Thanks

  • Reply
    Dorian
    October 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Hey Chris,
    $1 CPC is fantastic. How do you get that?
    Mine is lower than $0.1. Usually, 0.007-0.008.

  • Reply
    Dinuka Samarasinghe
    November 9, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Hi Chris, Nice article. I am new to blogging i get most traffic from Asian countries like India. I haven’t applied for adsense yet. but i am getting about 6000 visitors every month. and only 1500 from google. Will this amount of traffic will be enough to apply for adsense and how much i am expected to earn with it.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      November 11, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Yup, traffic-wise, that should be sufficient.

      • Reply
        Kevin
        December 6, 2017 at 9:48 pm

        Based on my experience, it’s not sufficient if most traffics from Asian countries, but give it a try. You can re-submit if you got rejected.

        But much smaller, but quality traffics from US and Canada did work the job πŸ˜€

        • Reply
          Chris Lee
          December 10, 2017 at 7:14 pm

          Yeah, Asian countries are usually a lot lower CPC.

  • Reply
    Dhaval
    December 23, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Hello Chris,
    I have an Website with high traffic it 4,00,000 to 6,00,000 page views per day but i am not getting too much rpm. I got just average $1 RPM sometime it would also Lower than $1.

    How to Increase my Page RPM?

  • Reply
    Abhijat Dhawal
    December 26, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Superb content.Thank you so much.Now I have a very clear idea about the traffic.Maths really works.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      December 26, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Awesome!

  • Reply
    Roshan Jha
    January 2, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Amazingly expained what people need to do in order to generate a great revenue from their blog with google adsense.

    I will definitely try to implement this tips.

    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      January 18, 2018 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Robert
    January 18, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    I’m getting more or less $100 daily with a RPM of just $0.5 (2 websites, after 5 years).

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      January 21, 2018 at 11:44 am

      Wow, awesome! I think you should be able to improve the RPM.

  • Reply
    Harjeet Sharma
    February 1, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Thank you for such a good information about Traffic Calculations.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      February 1, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Glad it helped!

  • Reply
    Calvin Freedom
    February 6, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Wow this article was really wonderful, but it ends on traffic , no traffic no honey

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      February 6, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      Exactly πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    therichpost
    February 6, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Great article. keep it up,
    I have blog with 100 views daily.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      February 6, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Nice job!

  • Reply
    Samuel Adeyinka
    February 8, 2018 at 1:29 am

    Hi, Chris! It’s pretty nice stumbling on your blog this beautiful morning in Nigeria. πŸ™‚

    Really, I musts really commend you for writing this basic, but very definitive blog post… You know I was looking for ways to improve my blog’s traffic, and I also wanted to know how much traffic would help achieve my &100/day goal. Well, That was when I stumbled on your great blog.

    So, I browsed through he over 180 comments on this page and I must again, really commend you for taking your time to really attend and respond to almost all coments made by users. That motivated me to drop this comment and I hope to get a friendly and of course, brotherly advice from you on my doubts.

    So, my site’s Page RPM is $4.78, Impression RPM is $0.93, CPC is $0.15, CTS is 3.20%, and my daily page views used to be 5k on an average, but today, my traffic dropped significantly to 500. I don’t know why. These are FREE traffic sources though.

    And of course it meant that my daily earnings dropped from $35 to 31, and now, $2.75, which is very absurd.

    What do you think I should do right now to improve this and turn around this misfortune?

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      February 9, 2018 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks Samuel for the very thoughtful comment πŸ™‚

      Your RPM is not bad, CTR is pretty good. CPC is really low, but not much you can do about that if you’re in a generalized niche with few advertisers.

      That is a huge drop and really depends on where you’re getting that free traffic from. If it’s from Google, then it’s an SEO problem and you may have been penalized.

  • Reply
    AAJISH
    February 20, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Adsense pays peanuts for indian traffic πŸ™ If you are in video niche then all i can say is forget monetizing via Adsense.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      February 22, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Ah, yeah. India can be very low paying CPC.

  • Reply
    Manoj Sharma
    March 3, 2018 at 2:10 am

    Hello, you made my very clear about earning from website

    thank you very much for sharing such type of information i hove you will keep continue to post this type of informative article.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      March 3, 2018 at 9:20 pm

      Cool πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Djon Delta
    March 19, 2018 at 2:34 am

    Its a very hard game here in Indonesia. We receive a very low CPC at average $0.05. So I need at least hundred thousand of visitors each month to reach that.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      March 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      Yeah, Indonesia traffic is pretty low CPC.

  • Reply
    Omran
    March 19, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Do you have an article about how to setup layout of blogger (by Google), if yes, please leave the link here

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      March 27, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      I don’t use Blogger, and don’t recommend it as you wouldn’t even own your website.

  • Reply
    Kelvin
    March 22, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Weldone Chris. This was way beyond my understanding. I bet I is time to go back and work with Adsense am grateful I found this. Thanks

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      March 27, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      Glad you liked it Kelvin!

  • Reply
    kenny
    March 23, 2018 at 11:50 am

    I am very new to this stuff

    *About 2 minutes experience and that was reading the paragraph above, but it seems to me that probably 99% of websites are no more than pipe dreams / hobbies as they never really get enough traffic to do more than satisfy the owners ego.

    I could be wrong, but having looked at thousands of golf sites and checked the traffic they get, it seems that nearly every website out there gets almost zip.

    I check Alexa rankings often (I know not perfect) but it is an average of 90 days and an an average relative to other websites so its a good guide, if a site is at 10 million v 1 million you know who has traffic and who does not etc.

    Anyhow…

    I have a new golf website
    Is it worth even trying to use Adsense etc if you retail products?

    If you are getting the sort of traffic you talk about
    150,000 per month, would it not make more sense to actual retail / drop ship / sell directly than accept a pittance for integrating an advertising platform?

    Signed up for your lessons, think i need them

    hope you can reply
    thanks

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      March 27, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      Hey Kenny,

      Yes, Adsense is just one monetization methods out of many you can choose from. For a niche like golfing, it would be smarter to utilize both Adsense and affiliate links.

      Ads on pages with informational content, and affiliate links on product reviews.

      • Reply
        kenny
        April 12, 2018 at 7:50 pm

        Thanks for the reply.

        I do not want to just assume i am right, but i feel like with good content (I think the content is pretty good), it makes more sense to tag on a generic link to a search for say GOLF AMAZON and just reference this in the blog content

        Got to think with 1000 views of a blog page, the return is going to be higher than the RPM numbers adsense seems to offer.

        My outsider view of this (As i know little about it) is to ask, WHY do people do adsense, why not sell something direct / or use an affiliate programme that they control not Google.

        Anyhow.
        I can only dream of 2000 visitors a day (For now)

        • Reply
          Chris Lee
          April 23, 2018 at 11:54 pm

          No problem, Kenny.

          It really does depend on the content. Once your site is established, you can test and switch out what you decide to do. There’s no right answer until you test for each individual site.

  • Reply
    Zain
    May 8, 2018 at 5:39 am

    It’s not easy task. Lot of investment need in web hosting.

    Can you assessment that your littke hosting packages can afford all 4000 to 5000 visitors daily ? I think need dedicated server.

    Also AdSense cpc became very little now a days. Because advertiser setting up low budget for cpc.

    I am running lot of sites and I have got highest .20usd cpc yet.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      May 12, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      CPC also depends on the country of your traffic.

  • Reply
    Andro
    May 9, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Hi Chris,

    Would you recommend to mix amazon affiliate and adsense on one blog?

    Regards,
    Andro

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      May 12, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      Yes. Monetize product pages with amazon, info content with adsense.

  • Reply
    ankit lahariya
    May 15, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Chris,

    I have a blog with 400 pages already, is it possible for the Blog to bring atleast $100 daily if I hit a 1000 pages?

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      May 16, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      It’s not about the number of pages, but the amount of traffic each page can drive. A single page blog can bring in $100/day if it gets enough traffic.

  • Reply
    Saad from The Usual Stuff
    June 15, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Hi Chris,

    Nice post.

    However, I think that you’ve assumed only Adsense to be the source of the blogger’s income. Given the above data.

    I believe the RPM would increase if a blogger starts displaying their own advertisement or starts displaying affiliate banners.

    Thank you.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      June 19, 2018 at 8:57 am

      Hey Saad! Yup, other monetization methods can produce much higher RPM’s.

  • Reply
    TechGeek365
    August 9, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Thanks for a great post, Chris, I have been looking around to figure out what should be my target in terms of visitors and views to increase my Adsense earnings and this post certainly helped me get a better understanding of what I should do. Thank again!

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      Awesome! Glad to hear that.

  • Reply
    Sajid Akhter
    August 17, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Hi Chris,

    Great post. You have shared some valuable information here in this post. I have a question, say for example if a website’s Alexa ranking is below 1 million, how much traffic will they be getting in a day?

    Thanks for sharing this lovely post. have a good day. πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

      I don’t really pay attention to Alexa ranking at all.

  • Reply
    Lucky
    August 19, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Super article about adsense earings.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      August 19, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks.

  • Reply
    onsnail
    August 28, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    I Bought A Domain Name one Month Ago and was looking for Guide like that one
    Thanks For Great Info. Applied For Adsense And Hoping For the best.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      September 11, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      Good luck!

  • Reply
    Nomar
    September 6, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Great work. Last month I broke 100 euro a day for the first time. Total traffic was around 80,000 uniques

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      September 11, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      Congrats!

  • Reply
    Lawrence
    September 9, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Well, have been reading on and on again, I was able to get the perfect ideas needed for my blog.

    But, where you talked about managing 10blogs really confused my thinking. How on Earth were you able to be managing and coping with 10blogs brother

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      December 14, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      Most sites are passive and just sitting. It’s not too tough to grow multiple sites at once if you’re outsourcing content.

  • Reply
    Mark Manson
    October 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    In all seriousness, $100k a month is my goal for 2018. I don’t know if I can pull it off on just one network, but with all of them combined, I’m praying and hoping it will be possible. Just remember, you can do whatever you set your mind to. I NEVER in a million years thought I would be earning the numbers I get these days, and all it took was some hard work and fine tuning, and it was off to the races, and I haven’t looked back since. It’s definitely possible, likely though is a different story.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      October 18, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      Awesome, I like the big goals you’re shooting for! Thanks for chiming in Mark.

  • Reply
    piyush charpe
    November 4, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Hey Chris,
    The content on your site is really amazing , I read the entire content but I didn’t get one thing although their is no add on this page still how do you mange to get $50 RPM. This might be silly question but I really don’t know.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      December 2, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      I don’t put ads on this site, because it just wouldn’t make sense revenue wise.

  • Reply
    Matrix Max
    November 7, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Hey Chris I am binge reading your post in the past days and all I can say is that you inspire me to give this niche website a try, I have some but did not get any traction will try to improve it tho.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      December 2, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Good luck Max! Reach out if you have questions.

  • Reply
    Amit Shee
    November 23, 2018 at 3:06 am

    Hi Chris,

    Great post. You have shared some valuable information here in this post. I have a question, say for example if a website’s Alexa ranking is below 1 million, how much traffic will they be getting in a day?

    Thanks for sharing this lovely post. have a good day.

    • Reply
      Chris Lee
      November 29, 2018 at 11:51 am

      Hey Amit. I don’t really look at Alexa rankings so have no idea about that.

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