Am I Being Tested?
For those of you who have become regular readers of mine, you should know enough about me by now to agree that I am an honest marketer. I tell things the way that I see them, and I say what works and what has not worked for me.
With that said, I have a bit of newS to tell you about.
My Adsense Account Was Disabled on March 16, 2012
Yes, you read that right. Adsense disabled my account after nearly 6 years without notice, and without warning. How do I feel about that?
Honestly, when I first saw the email, I wanted to crawl through the computer and scream at someone – until… I realized that it is just another detour, another set-back – nothing that I have not come across before. So I will move forward, and I will not quit internet marketing. I now know that it is possible, as I have had a taste, so I will continue on, and I will make it work.
After I got past the part where they were not going to pay me the earnings that I had in my account, I realized something:
I realized that it is the exact reason why we DO NOT PUT ALL OF OUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET!
Read that again!
I have said that before, as have all other serious internet marketers, however, the time we spend on certain aspects of internet marketing becomes almost too much to consider beginning another project.
On for my 2nd lecture: OUTSOURCING AND AUTOMATION
Luckily, I began outsourcing and automating my business last year, which allowed me to ramp up my progress. Unfortunately, the majority of my sites were earning strictly from Adsense. Luckily, I sold 4 of my sites a little over 2 weeks ago (prior to my account being disabled) for $2,000 on Flippa. That was a blessing, as is the fact that Google did not ban my sites from earning Adsense, they just banned my account.
I then decided that if the remaining sites were no use to me, I may as well list them on Flippa. So I listed 1 site last week. I then realized that I had no proof of earnings, as when Google disables your Adsense account, you can no longer access any part of it. Now What? Well, I remained honest, I told the truth, I published as many screenshots of stats, etc. that I could, and the site sold for $800.00 2 days ago.
Boy, Did This Change ALL Of My Plans… In a Good Way
Why? Because when you begin relying on something, it becomes dangerous. Google is not a job, and therefore they have all of the control over what we do. It is a fantastic program for internet marketers, and I encourage you to continue building your Adsense sites, however, please create other sources of income JUST IN CASE!
I am not telling you my story to scare you, just to put it into perspective.
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts.
I will be posting on another day what my plans are, as right now, I am a bit off-kilter. I must sit down and create another plan, and then I will share it with you.
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