How Adsense publishers in developing countries reap the greatest benefit.
March 31, 2006 by Gaman
There’s an interesting article in the Christian Science Monitor about how people in developing countries profit tremendously from Google Adsense.
While a USD100 per month in earnings may not be worth the trouble to a blogger in Manhattan, it can mean the world to a blogger in Manila.
Looking from a Malaysian perspective, I completely understand the situation. However things may not be as exciting as before if one earns less than, say USD500 per month (let alone USD100 per month). It’s an average income but I wouldn’t quit my job yet until I earn at least USD2000 or more per month just to be on the safe side.
Everybody is bound to feel the pinch after the recent fuel price hike and strengthening of the ringgit against the dollar. You never know how far the ringgit will climb although it’ll happen slowly over time.
But on the other hand, products and services priced in USD are becoming more affordable. I’ve been taking advantage of this situation by ramping up my advertising campaigns because now I can afford to pay more. This in turn brings me more traffic to my sites and increases my Adsense and other Internet income.
So in the end I don’t lose either.
Update: There’s a related thread over at WebmasterWorld discussing about this issue.