The most common misconception of a new blogger wanting to earn from Adsense is that simply putting the Adsense code on his blog and blogging will give them the money. No. It is not as simple as that.
Imagine, you need at least 667 pageviews a day just to earn a dollar a day (if your CTR is 3% and your average CPC is 5 cents). If you want a monthly payment from Google Adsense, you need to earn at least $100 every month. And to achieve that, you must at least earn $3.33 per day, which can only be achieved if you have 2200+ pageviews per day.
So I need thousands of pageviews per day! Hows Affiliate marketing for beginners?