My First $100 Google Adsense Income with iTravelRox
How iTravelRox Started?
A lot of people have asked if I am earning through my blog. To be honest, when I started a travel blog in 2013 through WordPress(dot)com, I never stressed myself to make money. I just wanted a travel blog where I could post my photos using my first Olympus digital camera for the love of photography. Then I wished for a DSLR camera which I had to work hard for it. In few months, I bought my own camera, a Nikon D5100, in cash. Well, thanks to my online job.
Switching from WordPress (dot) com to WordPress (dot) org
It’s been a year since I switched to self-hosting which I told myself I don’t want to expect anything from my blog because the ultimate purpose is a portfolio. I’ve been working online since 2009 and I setup several websites through WordPress. So I decided to upgrade the look of my blog right after my scuba diving experience from Malapascua Island.
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I was looking for a new hosting for my client’s website and got this from a friend. Since it is a business website, I recommended Hosting24 (referral link). Talking to customer service was hassle free. It was really quick and I can easily get my answers right away. That’s when I decided to buy their hosting for my blog.
Integrating Google Adsense on iTravelRox
I owned blogs before with Google Adsense on it but I only earned $30 and nothing happened. I was just trying my luck to earn on Google Adsense with my travel blog since I got a few visitors. Since I switched to self-hosting, I was so obsessed checking out the Site Stats on how many visits on a day on my blog. 100 visitors and a thousand visitors in a month were fine for me. Tried my luck to do guest postings on other blogs and that’s when I got more visitors for iTravelRox.
The first five months, visitors were increasing until it dropped to 8k visitors in a month in December 2016. The first 11k visits were in October 2016 and 14k visits in November 2016. In January 2017, I got my 16k visits. After that, it remained at least 10k visits in a month especially when I had no time marketing or sharing my blog like every day. I even seldom post in a month. It’s a miracle if I could post 5 articles in a month.
At last, got my first $100 Google Adsense Income!
The joy of receiving my first $100 Google Adsense income happened when I was in Manila last May 2017. I was in Taiwan of April 2017 when I got an email from Google. I went back to the Philippines as I am only allowed 30 days in Taiwan. Imagine, I was totally broke when I arrived in Manila but this Google Adsense income saved me. I even flew back to Taiwan just because going back to Cebu was really expensive. In Taitung, Taiwan, my accommodation for a month was free, no problem with the internet connection as I was working in a co-working space, and the only expenses I would think were food and transportation.
I am not really stressing myself with travel blogging. I didn’t quit my job to travel the world or around the Philippines. As a person who started working online since 2009 before traveling in 2013, I brought my work with me when I decided to become a digital nomad in 2014. I just learned to travel long term along the way when I feel I am confident on how to survive of meeting travel mishaps.
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Roxanne is an aspiring digital nomad. A virtual assistant since October 2009. She is a hobbyist blogger, photographer and travels a lot.
2 thoughts on “My First $100 Google Adsense Income with iTravelRox”
It took me years to cash out with adsense… hindi ko naman kase sineryoso yung pagbalog pero enjoy naman… extra income din parang bonus since once a year lang ako nakakacash out hahahaha
Haha! Ka musta naman ang Google Adsense earning mo? More than once a year na ba? 🙂