It’s rumored that there are organizations out there that are raking in the big bucks — allegedly through the use of ads — but I have a natural inclination to think that it’s all just a big lie. Personally, I’ve become almost completely desensitized to any and all ads and have been for as long as I can remember. It’s maybe only once a month or so that I might click on something, and even then, I never buy. Not once in my entire life have I made an immediate purchase that’s been the result of clicking on an ad.
But granted, I understand that if every person in the world only clicked on one ad once a month, then there would still be this great surge of clicks, and even if only a fraction on those people made a purchase, then there’d still be this great pot of pennies that accrues at the end of the rainbow…but in spite of that, my intuition leads me to believe that the whole money making scheme just can’t be true. Even the clever ways of targeting people based on previous interest and geographical location can only go so far. I can see how the search engines could accumulate some money given the amount of traffic they carry, but those would seem to be the exceptions to the rule, and it couldn’t be that much money, right? It almost doesn’t seem like it could even be worth their trouble.
Do you know of any success stories that are more than myths and that would indicate otherwise? Is there anyone out there who is able to feed their family solely via the use of ads? You don’t have to give away your secret or even divulge your identity — but at least acknowledge your existence.
Have you or anyone you know made a single dollar through the use of ads?