I finally received my cheque from google … it only took 2 years. While in college I created a website to experiment with SEO and advertising tasks. I wrote a couple popular articled on the internet built some traffic for my site and then laid in some google adsense ad’s into my articled. Some articles worked better then others and some ad’s worked better then others.
If you want to try the same go for it … its almost free to-do. Just dont do it with articles that are IT/Computer related as your gonna be competing with the rest of the Internet. Pick something more niche … car or scrap booking or roofing(I did one for roofing) 🙂
Ohya the experiment site which is still earning but is no longer maintained.