How Much Money Did You Earn On Your First Day Running AdSense?

Last modified on 18th September, 2007

A member at DigitalPoint Forums asks how much did other members earn from AdSense on their first day.

Most members reported they earn nothing, but a few earn a couple of dollars.

If you have a brand new website, it’s normal to earn nothing or a couple of bucks for a start.

My first day with Google AdSense was on Friday, September 12, 2003 where I earn $0.27. It wasn’t a full day. The real earning was made on the second day where it jumped to $37.73, then $32.51 the next day, and $45.04 the day after.

It was so easy to make money from AdSense because I had an existing high traffic website which allowed me to make money right away.

Unfortunately the good times ceased abruptly when Google changed their algorithm. This affected the site’s daily traffic and ultimately its income suffered.

Today I earn an average of $20 from AdSense, it has been improving lately and for the first times in many months, I have several $30 plus days. I know it’s not as much as what some people are making but I am happy to see the improvement.

I am currently launching two new blogs and are reviving some of my nearly forgotten blogs. Besides working hard to improve my affiliate program commissions, my goal is to increase my AdSense income to a four figure income by the end of this year.

How Much Money Did You Earn On Your First Google AdSense Day?


An engineer by training, Victor has been working full-time online as an Internet marketer, a programmer and an app developer since 2001. He has been blogging at Sabahan.com since 2006 sharing his experience and teaching people how to make money online. Click here to join his private Facebook Group for bloggers.

  • che-mie says:

    after 2 years



  • Andrew says:

    so i created a blog 3 days ago and got google adsense around 4pm today and now its 9pm and ive made $39.77. thats some easy money. i plan on making even more tommorow…

  • Abhi says:

    I am earning no more than $1 a day, hoping that the situation will improve, working on the optimizing the site, any suggestions?

  • Crocky says:

    I registered for google adsense about one month ago, but i’ve got still 0.00 $ and the banner on the site is always the same (Gulf Hurricane Relief). I think something is wrong here… Please help me!!!

  • Rx Smoothies says:

    My site earns me a $5 a day in adsense if I’m lucky to get atleast 6 clicks a day. You really need to have a site with high paying keywords to earn from adsense even with small traffic.

  • Rajiv says:

    I didn’t make any money for the first week!.

    then suddenly i got excited one day when I got three clicks for .21$.I thought wow!.

    But this was the only excitement for the the months and coming months too…..I blame it on my irregular posting on the blog!.

    But now ,I knew the secret!..

    I am going at a cool rate of 5$ per month….got to improve a lot!.

  • zu86 says:

    can anybody teach me about adsense? I dont know how to start it…plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • This is 1 day old blog, and at the point of writing, my earning for $1.70

  • I’ve tried some blackhat techniques out of curiosity but I found it is not easy as you said. And it never works for me.

    Stick to natural/whitehat techniques, you will be rewarded in the long run though it is not easy (hey blackhat technique is not easy too) and requires consistency.

    If you found something works, like blogging, building super niche sites, adwords then go for it. I found monetizing sites using text link ads really works well for me.

    • Gaman says:

      It’s actually easier to make money using blackhat techniques especially during the old days until the search engines caught up. Problem is, they don’t last long and the search engines evolve.

      For example, creating thousands of articles using automated software and plastering AdSense on them doesn’t work anymore.

  • Interesting…

    I’ve joined adsense since its early day. Not to brag but I thought I should comment this. Let me see.

    Tuesday, June 24, 2003 $6.03
    Thursday, June 24, 2004 $448.25
    Friday, June 24, 2005 $142.93

    Then I got lazy and of course Google is getting smarter…

    Saturday, June 24, 2006 $51.01
    Sunday, June 24, 2007 $31.00

    • Gaman says:

      I know it was easy to trick AdSense using some blackhat techniques. Now you can be slapped with AdSense smart pricing if not banned for using the same technique.

    • Mr. Rajawang says:

      $448 a day? If you can still do that today, I salute you!! Haha πŸ™‚ But seriously, that is a record! (in this comment post at least.)

  • syahid ali says:

    hmm. i only got about 2 dollars a month.
    but still i am happy blogging. πŸ˜€

  • shueqry says:

    oh, my Adsense earning at the first day is zero, and for the whole month!

    same as Papajoneh..

  • iter says:

    i just get $0.05 then after few months my total earning is $7.52
    huhu… when can i earn $10 a day? i had run 4 to 5 blog.. :((

  • Kay Kastum says:

    $0.00 until day number 10, $0.21. Or was that my own clicking?

  • Tim says:

    I forgot the exact amount already. But now still haven’t receive my first cheque from Google yet πŸ™‚
    Hope will reach the amount $100 soon with my first dot com blog , web 2.0 theme !

    –blog for dream–

  • eshark says:

    The 1st month I get $0.09, 2nd month $1.36, 3rd month $1.41, 4th month $4.87 and on the 5th month was $15.26 when my site start featured on webcreme.com, I was so damned surprised. Now I’ve collected $23.43 on the 7th month.. still too far to reach $100.

  • cyberst0rm says:

    My first day on AdSense I earned absolutely nothing! In fact, the trend continued for quite a few weeks. This was back in March this year.

    Since then, however things have improved, albeit modestly. I usually make around $0.50 – $2.00 a day (not that much I know) But I am working to change that!

    Well wishes to everyone on AdSense!

    cyberst0rm’s tech blog

  • Wahlau.NET says:

    I would like to know if you include adsense after your website have traffic? How many? or how long after you publish your website?

    This is what I tends to do, and not to scare visitor away with adsense over the page….

  • Alb says:

    hmm… $100… Huh?? Naah.. just kidding. Dont remember. Have to login to check, but for sure, less than 1 cent.. haha! And still waiting for my first check… hehe! Maybe end of this year.. huhu!

  • Jali-jeni says:

    I haven’t earn a single dime from adsense, my account still waiting for approval, i’m a newbie is this thing. πŸ™‚

  • Rob Scott says:

    I have set up a number of sites which use, to a greater or lesser degree, some adsense.

    First days are always quite low, as I put the adsense in there on the very first day of the site (though it is usually extremely inobtrusive right at the beginning) and hence the traffic is not high.

    I launched a site yesterday which made $3.32 – the best so far – as it benefited from links from all my other sites.

    However, I spend most of my time trying to make the Adsense ads almost disappear, keeping the rest of the site totally free, and concentrate on improving the content. A high search ranking, and a well respected site will earn more money than one plastered with Adsense in the long run: people will get turned off an adsense heavy website, no matter how good its content.

  • limadang.com says:

    Hmm..0.00 first day..then 0.20 cent huhu πŸ™‚

  • iry says:

    Can’t run away from $0.00 lol coz it was a new site ( especially on the first day without promoting ) πŸ™‚

  • lilian says:

    Thursday, August 18, 2005 – $0.00
    Friday, August 19, 2005 – $1.65

    That’s mine. It has been two years and I only manage as much as I made from PPP (USD12K)in 10 mths. But it doesn’t require effort so it is still good money.

  • papajoneh says:

    The whole month zero.. hahahahaa.

  • Wahlau.NET says:

    your is so high even on second day…I am pretty sure mine is like 0.00 and most probably less then a dollar for the first month…

  • Gaman says:

    You can check it from AdSense stats. In the Advanced Reports tab, just select “All time” when generating a report.

  • JennyHow says:

    mine is 0.00. can’t remember when the first cents came in…..

  • Wayne Liew says:

    Wow, that is a great stat.

    For the first week, I earned USD56.45. For the first month, I am banned… πŸ™

  • Justin Tsan says:

    Let me see….eh.. after one and a half month of blogging, my adsense income is only $0.96, very pathetic, isn’t it? Can I learn from you, my guru? πŸ˜‰

    • Mr. Rajawang says:

      it’s all about the traffic I guess, Gaman already mentioned his blog had a huge traffic so putting an adsense ads will surely earns him a lot from the start.. wished I started earlier in this make money online business ~sigh πŸ™

  • Mr. Rajawang says:

    My first day 13 April 2007 I managed to get only $0.01 cents..

    The second day improved to $3.42. πŸ™‚

  • ShaolinTiger says:

    Hmm let me check back, I’m guessing it’ll be $0.00..

    Yah it was zilch.

    Thursday, February 3, 2005 $0.00

    My first earning was…

    Monday, February 7, 2005 $0.03

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