There are many reasons you may want to be your own boss by making money online. Working for yourself can be a bitter-sweet experience for many. This is because its not an easy task bossing yourself and abiding by your own rules. For many, its easier for them to abide by set rules of productivity in a work place. But the same cannot be said of rules for productivity created by themselves with supervision.
Be that as it may, if you are looking for a genuine way to earn good income online, Google adsense is arguably the most transparent and popular method of making money online.
Getting Started With Google Adsense
To make money with Google Adsense, follow this steps to establish your online business.
Setup a website or free blog
Create a free blog using blogger
To create a free blog with blogger, visit the site and click create your blog. After that name the blog, choose template and publish your blog in less than 5 minutes. Note that you need a gmail account to create a blogspot blog.
Your blog will be live once published. All you need to do next is customize the blog to how you want it to look. If you are completely new to this, you have two options before you. You can either contact a website designer to set it up for you or conduct a search on youtube.com or Google.com on how to create a free blog on blogger platform. There are unlimited resources online to help create and customize your blog without spending a dime. Another platform you can use for free blog creation is webs.com. There are more than 50 places you can create free blog online, but blogger is preferable because with blogger, you can have unlimited traffic and still not pay a dime and their security is the best.
Create a professional blog or website using WordPress
Creating a blog under this platform for your business means that your blog can look like our blog or better, with a .com domain name. If you dedicate, you should be able to build a professional blog on your own. Remember that this method require a budget, because you would have to purchase domain name and a hosting plan even if you are taking DIY route.
Choose a niche and create content for your blog
One of the determining factors as to how much you can make with Google adsense is your niche and locality. A person who creates a blog on car insurance review for instance will earn much more than a job listing blog. Also a blog with international content will make much more money than a local blog in Asia or Africa.
So to earn big, choose your niche from top paying niche.
Top paying Adsense niche (The list)
- How to Blog
- Make Money Online
- Conference Call
Please note that the list above is not exhaustive.
After determining your niche, the next thing you want to consider is location if you don’t stay in US,UK, Canada, or Europe. If you stay in any of the countries above, your local blog will pay well by default. But if you live in Africa or some poor Asian country, you may want to consider running an international content blog. That way your traffic will be worldwide. The reason this is so, is because CPC is higher in the countries mentioned above.
When it comes to online business and earnings, the slogan “content is king” is sacrosanct. Meaning that you want to pay attention to the content you publish on your blog. Quality content get ranked well, but copied content gets the lowest ranking. Thus to stand a good chance, you need unique content on your blog. You can achieve this by either writing yourself or getting people to write for you.
Make sure you stay away from copied content and article spinning software. They may do more harm than good to your business. After you have published a good number of quality content on your blog minimum 20, the next thing you want to do is apply for adsense account.
Apply For Google Adsense
To apply, visit Google adsense sign up page and register. The process is very simple. Below are what you need for the registration.
- Your full name (Can be changed later)
- Your residential address or any address where you can receive a mail from the post office.
- Your account details after approval
- Your website url
You can register as an individual or company for the account. After registration, Google will allow you copy the adsense code and embed in your site. After a few days, you account is approved. If your account is not approved, Google will notify you of changes you need to make before re-applying.
Google Adsense Don’ts
- Don’t click on your AdSense ads under any circumstances.
- Don’t indulge in Google Adsense program with a get rich quick mindset.
- Don’t use AdSense ads on pages, where you are buying PPC traffic.
- Don’t use text that encourage people to click on ads, like “Click on ads” or put ads in a format, that bound users to click.
- Never place AdSense ads on sites which is not allowed by AdSense team.
- Don’t give incentive to visitors to click on your ads
Read more about adsense rules here
I guess the most important thing you have to put at the back of your mind as you set out is that Google Adsense is not a get rich quick scheme. To succeed you require a lot of patience. The top most factor that will determine whether you make money or not after your website and adsense account is ready is traffic. A site without traffic is just like a business office without customers. That is why your content is very important.
There are many ways to get traffic to your blog. Of all the methods out there, the fastest is paid promotion. This is necessary if you are depending on search traffic. Since search traffic will not happen immediately, you need ads to kick start your business.