Ads are incredibly annoying, and it is becoming kind of scary that every ad seems to be automatically updated to reflect any recent search words you may have used in Google, Yahoo or Bing search engines (or whichever other platform you decide to use really). It feels a bit like big brother is watching you every move online. Not a good feeling at all!
So why do we then use Google Adsense for our Cheesy Finance blog? It was never started to make money, but really just to cover the cost of running this blog (hosting costs) and maintaining the registration for the website (domain name registration). These costs are currently about €90 per year. Not a massive amount of money, but still equal to about 4.5 shares of Shell or 3 share of Unilever, which would be a better investment 😉
We therefore decided to do the following, the Adsense will remain up and running to the point that we have managed to make sufficient funds to run the operational costs of CheesyFinance.nl, after which we will turn off the Ads for the remainder of the year. To not annoy you, our fantastic readers, we have tried to positioned the ads such that they don’t interfere too much with reading the actual articles.
Considering that we have managed to make a total of €6,66 in the first 6 months of this blog, there is unfortunately a low probability of covering operational expenses for the year and likely the next. But maybe the future is bright and we still manage to cover costs. Your help would obviously be greatly appreciated. Updates to follow (or if you guys go bananas, the ads will simply vanish)!