I had privilege to interview a regular guy (not a well-known 'Guru') who claims making more than $200 a day with Google AdSense Program.
Here's an excerpt from interview I did for my upcoming eBook - 'AdSense Confessions' - read it and try to apply what you learn iniside, it should make a difference in your AdSense income and profits.
--- Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? ---
My name is John Tulus. I was born in October of 1966 in Córdoba, Argentina, South America.
--- How did you get started to make money on Internet? ---
I started with small projects like web sites for friends.
After some time of developing web sites for others, I knew it was time to start to work on ideas for developing my own site, my own online company. I put all my ideas together, combined them with experience I had achieved developing web sites for others, and put in motion creation of my site. Once site was up and running, all I had to do was start generating traffic and wait for money to roll in. I remember first cheque I received... what a rush!! $29. That motivated me to keep on with project of life that I desired.
--- Do you prefer AdSense over Affiliate Programs promotion? ---
Yes, I prefer Google Adsense over any other affiliate program because it has Google guarantee. Thousands of websites are now applying Adsense to their sites. Not only do you have Google guarantee, but visitors to your web site may also see it as having Google "seal of confidence". In a certain way, having Adsense on your site shows visitors that your site has been approved by Google.
Nevertheless, having Adsense on your site doesn´t mean that you can´t have other affiliate programs combined with it. You can actually have as many programs as you want, but I prefer Adsense specially because conversion rate to money is much faster with Adsense.
No other affiliate program converts clicks to money as fast as Google Adsense.
With Google Adsense I may need just 10 optimized clicks to earn $20. By optimized, I mean clicks on a page that has keywords that pay most in Adsense. With other affiliate programs I need at least 200 visits to an optimized site with related content and optimized traffic to earn same amount of money.