Recently I told you about how I had my Adsense account yanked from this blog, resulting in an 80% loss of income. As you can imagine, losing this much income at the same time we had to switch to a new server (a big and unexpected payment) almost devastated us. But I’m not writing this to give depressing news. I’m writing this to offer light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.
I know of many bloggers who lost Adsense to their blogs for various reasons and thought there was no chance in ever getting back in Google’s good graces. This isn’t the case at all. Though I wasn’t happy about losing my main source of income, the folks at Google were pleasant and accomadating for the most part. They worked with me in helping me get reinstated. Granted, it took several weeks, but I’m ok with that. Sort of.
The good news is that losing Adsense forced me to look for other forms of advertising. I still haven’t found anything that brings in as much money to the FWJ network as Adsense, but I did find a few possibilities. I also found a couple of affiliate programs that are actually bringing in results. In the past, I couldn’t find any affilaite programs that worked.
So yes, Viriginia. There is life after Adsense. I’m not ready to give it up yet, but it’s good to know there are alternatives (which we will explore here soon).