In 2006, Chris Weber, then still a high school student, launched his first gaming website called Thunder Games. By the time he reached college in 2011, he had some web design experience and decided to build out the site even more and launched ArcadeThunder.com. "I put Google Analytics on the site," he recalls, "and at first it was three people a day, then 50, then 100 and it just kept growing faster than I ever imagined.
It reached a point where I started viewing it as a potential business opportunity." Chris turned to YouTube and scoured content to learn how to make money from a website. Soon he discovered AdSense. "When I first started with AdSense in 2012, I was making about $3 per day. Then within about a month I hit the $100 payment threshold and got a paycheck in the mail. I’ve been able to keep the revenue growing ever since, even seeing a 20% bump since March 2019."