Stuff White People Like ~ #78 Multilingual Children

This site is too funny, it went viral over the last few months and has racked up 17.5 million hits.  last week he finally put up some ads… umm ya, $2500 a day sounds ok

and why is this stuff so funny? because it is sooo true! Je parle mal français, mais mes enfants seront parlant le français et l’espagnol.

Stuff White People Like

All white people want their children to speak another language. There are no exceptions. They dream about the children drifting in between French and English sentences as they bustle about the kitchen while they read the New York Times and listen to Jazz.

As white people age, they start to feel more and more angry with their parents for raising them in a monolingual home. At some point in their lives, most white people attempt to learn a second language and are generally unable to get past ordering in a restaurant or over-pronouncing a few key words. This failure is not attributed to their lack of effort, but rather their parents who didn’t teach them a new language during their formative years.

White people believe that if they had been given French language instruction when they were younger, their lives would have turned out very differently. Instead of living in the US, they would be living and working abroad for the United Nations or some other organization with a headquarters in Switzerland or The Hague.

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How much advertising money can a blog make?

$2-10 per 1000 pageviews is the answer i have come up with…but not all pageviews are born equal and it’s slightly more complicated.

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If a website gets 1000 unique visitors per day, how much money, on average, will it make? at average click-through-rate per page view is 1.1% [can go up to 5% if very well done]
at average pay-per-click revenues for the site owner are 50% [can go up to 80% depends on the ads provider] of the price paid by the advertiser. Given that, average revenue per cick is 20c.
at average 1 visitor views 2.5 pages [can go to 30 if well done – see facebook]

now, we make the calculation and here it is:

1000 x 2.5 x 1.1% x 20c = $5.5 per day

The pay-off per click varies widely depending on what each advertiser decides to offer, based on the profitability of their products and their expected conversion rate (percentage of clicks that deliver a sale). Google is not saying what the average pay-off is, but our own experience after one month of running the program shows an average pay-off of $0.63 per click. We have seen clicks paying as little as $0.02 and as much as $3.00.

So, just for the sake of giving an example, lets say that your site receives 1,000 page views per day. If the 1.2% click-through rate and $0.63 pay-off per click that we have observed on our site hold true for your site as well, in a 30-day month you can expect to make:

1,000 x 30 x 1.2% x $0.63 = $226.80

Not enough to get rich, but a nice extra income nevertheless, that you can use to pay for your domain name and hosting costs, and then some.

Here’s links to a teenager that became rich and a handyman that makes $100,000 per year
http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/118/…
http://www.naturalhandyman.com/

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