how much money do web ads make?

Have you, as an ordinary Joe, ever wondered how much money all of those web site advertisements make?

Well, today is your lucky day! I’m here to share with you my very first paycheck for all of my so-called hard, web-based, work.

I’m going to make it quite simple:

Date Starting: 03/28/2005
Date Ending: 12/31/2008
Est. Ads Dislayed: 346,616
Ads Clicked: 1,954
Total Earnings: $390.88

So, after almost a full 3 years of having a Google Adsense account, I have finally received my first check. What wil I do with my $390.88? I have no idea.

Now to be fair, I haven’t had ads on on all of my sites for that 3 years. In addition to that, I haven’t exactly had the largest flow of traffic ever. I appear to be averaging around 15,000 hits a month at the moment. However, that’s continually growing as I continue to release new web-based tools and sites. So, not too bad. At best, it has about covered my hosting bill for the last 3 years. :)

So, now you know. At this rate, I really don’t think that many people are getting rich off of blogging and web-based applications, but I can see why it would be a few dollars of extra spending money every once in a while.