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Is It Possible to Earn 1000 Dollars in a Month Online With Adsense?

Are You Sure You Can Make $1000 a Month?

The question that everyone wants to ask is can you make $1000 a month by using Google AdSense and publishing on various online writing websites. For the majority the reality is no, you won't.

This is true for the majority of people out in the Internet who want to earn income, according to most sites, a large group won't even earn enough to have a coffee a month. Most people, the ones who do earn that sort of income have one advantage over the rest. They work hard, but they also work smart. I read the book, Google AdSense Everything You Need to Know, and it makes a lot of sense. For example, if you want to get paid for your work, your work is your brand. Your work isn't just a small thing you do "when you are in the mood" but rather is it a long term numbers Game.

Back to the question, in the book I mentioned, they talk about how to monetize your website, but then what seems to be a sure thing, isn't as much, I learned from this that not only traffic needs to come, but you need the right sort of traffic. For that 1,000 a month, you need multiple streams of income, but that aside, that's not the question. So if you have a social media presence, and not a lot of bots, you can monetize and be successful. If you have a strong following of HUMANS, then this book will help you figure out what you can do.

$1000, let's break it down, you'll need to get $33.31 (roughly) per day, each day to earn that on AdSense. That is one thing I learned in the book I highly recommend. Google AdSense sees you as a brand, and that... like the title is everything you need to know. So far.

Google AdSense and Dummies

Let's play observe the best: In this case say you want to increase your income by a factor of 10. It's a nice round number. It's one that you can easily work with when it comes to numbers. Now, unless you are earning zero dollars and cents through AdSense, well, then that's not going to help. You need to do three things to make the idea of a payout happen for you monthly. An AdSense payout is $100.

For example, say you earn $3 a month, with AdSense. Good for you, as you are a part of the 90% of the AdSense publishers ( I am not including being monetized by YouTube, because that is another beast!) You are doing well. You are probably thinking that this number is horrible, and it is- you won't get a payout for about 35-40 months. It's a get a second or a third job to make ends meet type income. It's more a pretty dream income.

So, ouch. Get over it, and do more. What you might be saying? Why? I get traffic by the boatload, and no nothing comes out of that. I can already hear the protests. No one likes to hear they are failing, or not doing something well. I also read the Google AdSense for Dummies, and I recommend it as it gives a good idea of, branding and topics, and more importantly, locations.

Locations: Not of the ads, but rather where your readers are coming from and who your readers are. Some people will at this point say well, I'll go to social media, Facebook or Twitter and promote the ever loving daylights out of my stuff. WRONG.

You certainly won't get the money and if you aren't pushed there with bots, or paying for ads, you'll find yourself in the tight problem of spending money when you don't have money. That and you're not on brand. As they say in the books I've read it's one thing to stick the ads up there, and it's another thing to get people to read, and become loyal subscribers/ buyers/ voices for your BRAND. That's a start.

What about your writing? A flash in the pan, or viral post will only get you so far, and that isn't long term income, and you never know what will grab people's attention. So, write about your passions, and work towards a solid fan base, and then start asking the hard numbers questions, can I grow my $3 a month to $30? If you work on your overall Internet Brand, yes you will.

How can you earn $30 a month if the problem is what you are writing about?

Only you can build your business up to make that $1000 per month, but what are your expectations?

Only you can build your business up to make that $1000 per month, but what are your expectations?

Yes, We all know that this is a dream for many, but publish more hubs and you will get there.

Yes, We all know that this is a dream for many, but publish more hubs and you will get there.

Can Links Help you Make $1000?Now, for some, say like sunforged and Misha, who have in fact made $100 in one day, (read the hubpages blog or see their profiles for more info) If it is possible to make $100 a day, it is more than likely you can make $1000 a month in this business, but you will need to do some serious business work. Do you want to make money?

1) Understand that in this business you need to prove yourself. You have a reputation, and the way you expand this reputation is by building links. You put links in but you also need to have others help you build your business. Otherwise no matter how good we are Google and others will not care.

2) This is a business. If I can't find you.... The chances to make money (like the $1000 a month) are lowered. That is why you need links to your profile and your hubs. A comment adds a clean link to you profile... where I can find your work.

3) Content. No content or something short which means no $1000 a month. Now, this also includes product reviews. Good content means money.  Making Money in this business means a hub with content.

4) You are your business, and if you use Google AdSense, and amazon and all these other affiliate programs and do not have a following or poor traffic. YOU will not make money on hubpages or other wise.

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But I don't have time for all of that... it's just a hobby... but I do want to make money. Looking for a paradox? If you don't have time to build your business... or it is a hobby.

You will not make money online You might make pennies, but if you want to make even $100 a month, it means that you need to focus on links, and traffic and most importantly your online business.

We all work hard on what we love, the more you build your business the more likely you will make money. If you like what you are making be happy. Enjoy what you do, and the money will come but not as fast if you spent time building your business.

To make $1000 a month, you need traffic, and good traffic, and a whole lot of Google AdSense "sense" and other well placed affiliate programs so that your readers have choice. You are the one who helps Google AdSense with making your money by working with your content. A Hub is not a blog, but like a mini-website. You add links to build it up. The more links the more traffic, the more money from the affiliate programs.

This is a business, and the fact remains that without much search engine traffic you will have to work harder at producing quality content. If it is a hobby, and you do what you do to enjoy sharing money is something that is a bonus. this doesn`t work if you want $1000 a month. It is not a hobby if you make that sort of money.

The other thing you need to think about is keyword choices, some keywords seem to make "big" money where one click might make you 20 dollars, however, if you consider this, you will find that often the smaller keywords, which might not make that sort of money, will, if you target your traffic and build your business, make you more money and have a higher click-through rate than the "highest" paying keywords will.

Remember three things when deciding one your choice of topic and writing and adding the keywords to your hubs:  Google does take a percentage from the AdWords numbers you might find, and then pays you afterwards.  You also need to understand who you are competing against.

$1000 a Month!


Think and then ACT to grow rich.

Action speaks volumes, and the book think and grow rich is a good start but the next thing is to take action. Sure visualize your $1000 a month but fix up and get better at what you are doing. In this case you can learn a lot about where the highest income from clicks comes from (hint: both places have "united" in them) and which will need more traffic to produce the same results.

Act on your findings, and make changes, and keep learning.

The begin to learn about keywords, and the best place is to look into the keywords research tools such as Google AdWords keyword tools, and many others. This also requires you to think and have a plan for your business and understand that it is not a hobby, but a true and long-term business, and branding.

While this is no guarantee that you will make money, by doing the little tings in this business you will at some point build up your work enough that $1000 is going to happen. It simply takes time, and dong the little things in this business. My guess is that it will happen in about 2 years, with good SEO and an understanding of how websites work.

The other thing is to understand that planning for a month for $1000 and having only been writing for a month will also not be helpful to your business, as it does take a lot of knowledge of keywords and of SEO when you are making this sort of money. It is also important to know about changes that can be made to search engines. In many ways you can say it is all about thinking and growing rich.

To your success.


Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 17, 2018:

thanks for the comment- it's a lot different now, but the basic stuff still holds true W-O-R-K....

J Zod from Nairobi on July 25, 2018:

I really appreciate the insights Rebecca. Very useful advice. The hub is excellent and full of golden nuggets. Thanks.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on February 07, 2018:

One has to begin somewhere, and having a goal isn't a bad thing, the key is deciding how much consistency you are willing to give to get to a better place. So if YouTube says you have to do a,b,c, then what's stopping you from doing so?

Michelle on February 07, 2018:

Yeah pipe dream now with YouTube and all that crap going on. You’d think stuff like hubpages is easy but it isn’t. Adsense is only the start. Nothing more.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on February 16, 2017:

yup slow and constant improvements make all the difference.

intriguewriter from worldwide on February 06, 2017:

I believe it's possible, just it will take a ton of work though. But with hard work and focus, it's totally possible. I don't make lots of money but even with little effort, I have still made payout a few times now. I plan on working harder to achieve more. Thanks for this hub, I hope it motivates people to work harder on their content.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on November 09, 2015:

In a sense, you are correct, you can not earn 1000 dollars a month on hubpages anymore.

Nora on November 04, 2015:

Not on hubpages you won't!

Andy from Earth on May 13, 2015:

Very nice Hub! I think that a major step to making money on here will be getting into the mindset of this being akin to a 9-5 job and not just something to get spending cash from.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 14, 2013:

Carl8033-- thanks for stopping by and commenting-- and for the vote up.

Carl Junior on August 12, 2013:

Well written hub, keep up the good work :) I voted up and interesting.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 12, 2013:

David-- yes that is normal as well, t can be based upon a lot of factors, and it does take time.

David Trujillo Uribe from Medellin, Colombia on August 11, 2013:

Just checked my addsense account and still not one single penny after 5 months. Is this nomal?? My account is activated normally on HUbpages and I was accepted a long time ago.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on March 17, 2012:

Robert-- simply keep on writing, and then editing to build some great hubs, there are a umber of people who do very fine jobs around here.

Robert Pummer from Kentucky, USA on March 17, 2012:

Thanks for the great practical advice. So many things are taken for granted that we should pay better attention to.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on March 07, 2012:

Smd2012-- It's a bit about your profile and a lot of what you put into that profile, I found that the shorter the profile the more likely people see my hubs below, but also I've found that too many links and people are turned off... it's a fine balance I am working on.

S Davies on March 05, 2012:

Great hub, and great profile! I've been wondering how to organize my profile and yours is a great example. Yes, you need to have your Hubs appear right up front so that people start clicking on them. Thanks for this really informative Hub; it was just what I was looking for! - Sarah

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on February 16, 2012:

theinfoplanet-- keep writing and improving your hubs... that is the key-- it's a longterm process.

theinfoplanet from The Planet of Information on February 15, 2012:

Great hub! It was really engaging for me as I am just a beginner. I will execute these strategies and hopfully they will work!

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on February 01, 2012:

affiliateinfobiz-- I wouldn't worry so much about traffic, but rather on increasing the length of time that traffic stays on your sites. I think that is by far more important.

affiliateinfobiz on January 31, 2012:

Great hub. You offer some really good advice. $1000 a month is very doable as long as there is a lot of traffic.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on October 29, 2011:

shanneesangel-- I'll be honest giving up is not an option when it comes to that just keep on publishing quality and you will make it-- but that takes time.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on October 29, 2011:

bangingbeauty-- thanks for the comment- it is a long road but I'd love to hear if you make it one day!

shaneesangel from india on October 27, 2011:

this indeed is a very useful guide.. but im too far away from this. not even 1%.. hope i make it some day..

bangingbeauty on October 27, 2011:

Great article, thanks for the insight. Cheers!

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on October 24, 2011:

arunii-- work hard and enjoy what you do and the rest will come along-- but that takes a wee bit of time!

arunii from Delhi on October 21, 2011:

These type of articles provides great hope for begineers and motivate to do more hard work. Thnaks Rebecca

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on September 06, 2011:

Nettips-- it does, and it is a process you have to work with each day. time and time and more time. =)

Nettips from USA on September 04, 2011:

Yes earning $1000 per month is possible. You have presented some great advice here. AS you have pointed out, earning this amount of money takes time! Everyone needs to be patient and focus on creating quality content.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 12, 2011:

Blairtracy-- come back and tell how things are going, would love to hear about them.

Tracy B from Canada on August 11, 2011:

Great Hub. I have taken some of your advice and made some changes. Thank you.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 06, 2011:

James-- No I am still big on quality-- but it did affect both money adn traffic. Still I remain cautously optimistic

James on August 03, 2011:

all the best on your efforts to make $1000. Does panda affect you? If so how has it changed what you write.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on July 23, 2011:

Caroyn-- this is so true, the more you do the more success you will find.

Carolyn Gibson from Boston on July 23, 2011:

What you say is true. When I look at my stats, I find that visitors to my hubs grow every time I submit a hub. Treating your writing like a business means you have to work every day, and put in the time.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on July 23, 2011:

shana-- thanks for the comment, I am happy to be of service.

shana yasmin from El Dorado! on July 16, 2011:

thank you so much helped me very much!thanks a lot

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on July 14, 2011:

celebritie-- hope this these ideas will help on the long long journey ahead.

celebritie on July 13, 2011:

Thats good money, thanks for the tips.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on July 13, 2011:

lejonkung-- you are welcome.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on July 13, 2011:

Hyberboley-- welcome and hope that you'll see success.

lejonkung on July 13, 2011:

great information

Hyperboley on July 12, 2011:

Some very good information in here that I will have to keep in mind as a new hubber :) Thanks a bunch!

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on May 11, 2011:

Jo-- SEO is the techinical term for begin found by the search engines. In other words, what you do with say a hub by adding links or by improving the content will helpy our hub "get found" by the search engines. this shouldn't be your main goal, but rather editing your work should be.

Jo_Goldsmith11 on May 10, 2011:

okay, I am still wondering what you mean by SEO? The links and the editing of the profile? If you could assist me in trying to understand this, it would be appreciated! I started out just to get my thoughts down. I would like to make some money at this.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on April 01, 2011:

fucsia-- good luck on your journey!

fucsia on April 01, 2011:

I know it is possible and I am working to this! Thanks Rebecca for your advice.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on March 25, 2011:

Amit-- some people have in fact made it here and they are on hubpages.

Amit on March 25, 2011:

I know it is not possible.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on December 23, 2010:

David-- yes 300 dollars is a great goal, and in fact i am one who would say to go for that one, but the question which was asked was if it was in dedd possible to make $1000 a month via hubpages.. or not... and in that i believe it is.

David 470 from Pennsylvania, United States on December 22, 2010:

I think I should be making 100 dollars per month consistently soon. Made my first payout last month, getting close to second payout again.

I think 1000 is good, but we should set a goal of 300 dollars to 600 dollars first.

10/day = 300 dollars a month.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on October 10, 2010:

Fariephenomenon-- I hope this will help you and that you will in time, see success.

Faeriephenomenon from USA on October 10, 2010:

Thank you for the tips. They will be very helpful to a lot of people. :)

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on October 01, 2010:

breakingnews-- I am of the mindset that tragetted traffic isn't all it is, any traffic can make you money, it is your backlinks which get you traffic, and they will click on ads. Keep it simple.

breakingnews from Pakistan on October 01, 2010:

But , Targeted traffic + clicks on ads = money generated. hows any one generate traffic to HUB pages

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on September 04, 2010:

TeamSTM-- it's all about passion and it seems you have a lot of passion, so don't let the ups get you too high and the downs get you too low and you will see a lot of success. just keep on building and linking and repeat and you will see success.

TeamSTM from AnyWhere In The World on September 04, 2010:

Thanks for your response to my last comment that I shared here on your Hubpage. I know I am still learning how HubPages works and I think I am getting the hang of it. After reading this HubPage again, it has taken on a whole new meaning from the last time I read this. Now I am even more dedicated to winning here with HubPages!

Thanks again Rebecca E. and keep inspiring as many as you can!!

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 25, 2010:

Dchosen-- you keep on writing and building links and you will see success but you have to keep on building those links.

Dchosen_01 on August 25, 2010:

I am really concerned about this. I hope I will be able to reach that mark where I can make $1000 a month. This would really be fantastic. Thanks for letting we the newbies know. Already working towards it...

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 24, 2010:

Dennis-- what sort of thing are you looking to do? to build a hub takes some time, but to get your accounts from amazon and Google do take a bit of time as well.

DennisWayne from Dennison,Texas on August 24, 2010:

please let usknow what we can do with our Hub accounts if we are new at this maybe we can get this right for once in a real day.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 23, 2010:

TAWO-- thanks for the cote of confidence.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 23, 2010:

shan you are welcome thanks


am impressed Rebecca

shan on August 23, 2010:

this is very useful for me. thank you

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 22, 2010:

Jenny-- welcome to hubpages, hope this helps you on yoru journey to success.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 22, 2010:

ponx-- welcome to hubpages, keep on trying as hard as you can and you will see success, but it does take work, so keep on working.

Jenny S on August 22, 2010:

Nice tip for a newbie like me. I have been following your hubs because I find them very interesting and helpful. Thanks to you.

Ponx from USA on August 21, 2010:

Hi Rebecca....nice hub...well I am new to HubPages and I am trying very hard....reading a lot of hubs on how to make money etc...I hope I can do it....please do have a look at my published hubs.I would appreciate it.Thank you.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 21, 2010:

Chrysstil-- keep on build your businessa nd you will see success.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 21, 2010:

kingdude-- yes it is, and it simply take a bit of time and effort but you will get there.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 21, 2010:

steve-- it's all about baby steps and building your bsuiness, but remember the baby steps! Good on you learning the ropes!

chrysstil on August 21, 2010:

Excellent hub!. I will try to go like this.

kingdude4ever from Lahore on August 20, 2010:

Is it really possible rebecca

steve writes from Missouri on August 20, 2010:

enjoyed the article. When I first joined I was getting frustrated Had problems with getting a hpub published. Now I am starting to get the nick of it. And am starting to feel more comfortable.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 20, 2010:

AdventureRob-- well it's a start and we all got to start at the beginning... keep it up and yes you will make $100 a month on your work!

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 20, 2010:

MrHunter-- off to linking we go, let's get that $1000 a month!

AdventureRob on August 19, 2010:

Very much possible to get $1k a month on Hubpages. I'm about $1k a month short of that target at the moment though, but we all have to start somewhere.

MrHunter from Highway 24 on August 19, 2010:

I'm ready. 'Preciate the mojo. Sign me in.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 19, 2010:

Micky-- no I don't go to the forums, and find them time consuming when I could be helping others, most of my hubs are now based upon requests and that is what is building my writing, still the making money hubs don't really make money unless you totally build up your links and everything and most don't want to do that!

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 19, 2010:

pmccray-- it will at some point pay that mortgage but it takes time to do that, but with your writing I know you will make it!

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 19, 2010:

ramona-- keep on working and you will get there.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 19, 2010:

easymarketing-- you are welcome, thanks for the comment.

Micky Dee on August 19, 2010:

Evidently the hubs to make money with are the "how to make money hubs". It's a science I know little about. I know one of the best writers here on the hubs keeps a score close to 80. That's MFB. Prolific. I like writing but it must be the most boring writing that makes the bucks. I'm not complaining. I just see. I appreciate your writing this. But-everybody can't write "this". I won't go to forums and I resent any hubs or hubbers being "penalized" by not going to forums. It is everything that I can do to visit other loyal hubbers. When I'm done visiting there is another list of hubbers who have just published. I will not get into the science of running by a hub and saying "Thanks for sharing". But, thanks for sharing!

pmccray on August 18, 2010:

Hey Rebecca; thanks for sharing again. I have to admit after following some of your suggestions, I'm finally making some money. It won't pay the mortgage, but gives me hope. Voted up, marked useful, shared and bookmarked.

ramona on August 18, 2010:

Rebecca, I enjoyed your Hub,very informational. I'm still in the learning process. Thanks for sharing.

Easymarketing on August 18, 2010:

Very useful information. Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 18, 2010:

Shona-- yes the fastest way is the most "secret way" work hard and have fun for the money you make.

Shona Venter from South Africa on August 18, 2010:

Well written, Rebecca E. A lot of people don't realise that the fastest way to earn money is by working for it, be it online, or out in the work place.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 18, 2010:

Katerra-- the more dviersified you are the better the chances to "grow the business you want to grow. Bravo with Amazon, that does take time!

Katerra from East Coast US on August 18, 2010:


Great hub. Thanks for the tip on editing your profile. I also think diversification is a great idea. You are so right it all takes time. I just got my first revenue from Amazon, after 4 months of work!

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 17, 2010:

onlygrace-- no guess involved if you want to make money here, there needs to be a lot of focus and effort. Keep on working hard.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 17, 2010:

cameciob-- yes the profile is a hidden jewel, and the better the profile is the better it can be for you.

onlygrace on August 17, 2010:

Great tips, I guess I really need to work hard, If I want $1000/mo. Though I am a newbie, I got business target. I have to cash in $300/month at least 3 month again.

cameciob on August 17, 2010:

Rebecca, good you remind us about the best page we have: the profile page. I took a look at yours and i was surprised to see how inviting it is...makes me click on all your links. Thanks for the info.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 17, 2010:

Luciano-- with out the basics allt eh seo in the world won't make sense, if you don't optimize everything, such as a profile page or anything else. excellent comment thanks.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 17, 2010:

nancybotwin-- keep on building those hubs and linking between these hubs because the small things will make you the money you want.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 17, 2010:

TattoGuy-- yes never give up, because the small things you do will make a huge difference in the end

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 17, 2010:

Putitinwriting-- it's true small baby steps small baby steps a bit at a time and each one will see some small results, and that will roll over and do more results.

Rebecca E. (author) from Canada on August 17, 2010:

Garrett-- yes hubpages is a great place, and you can build up your talents here as well as learning the ropes for building websites.

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