Even before I tell you something about Google AdSense earnings and you learn in this tutorial about tips & tricks on how you can make tons of money from AdSense, I would like to commit if there is any easiest money making option on internet, then its AdSense. I have tried almost all the online businesses and yes I made money from many of them but if there is anything which can give you so much money with ease then its Google AdSense.
Yes, there is unlimited potential to make money from Google AdSense but still there are many people in India and worldwide who does not have any idea on how to make money from AdSense.
Not only this, there are people (I don’t know if they are living in rock) who have not heard of the this word “AdSense”. So I am going to write this easiest AdSense tutorial, keeping those people in mind.
If you are interested to know more about me & my earning, you can read, how I started online jobs journey.
So What is Google AdSense?
In a very simple term, Google AdSense is an online advertising system run by Google. Its an opposite application of Google AdWords where advertiser from all over the world signup to create and show their ads on Google and its publisher sites (like my sites).
Google places those ads on its search engine and millions of publishers sites who applied for Google AdSense. Google does not charge anything to display these ads but only when someone clicks the ad.
So if I applied for Google AdSense and Google shows its advertisers ads on my website then I will get paid for each and every click a visitor clicks on AdSense ads on my website. I have already given more details to understand “What is Google AdSense?” in my earlier article so I recommend you to read that basics of AdSense. This article will clear your concept about AdSense.
And now before we proceed further, I would like to tell you 3 myths about AdSense so you can very well decide whether to read this full article or leave from here.
Many people I talk to about AdSense and when I explain them in simple words that I have a website, people visit my site and when they click on the Adsense ads on my site, I make money. Almost all people say – “But I never clicked on any such ads and I think nobody clicks”. Are you one of them? Then how millions of people around the world are making 1000s of dollars.
Truth & Potential
Just read the fact here from Google – “Google’s partner sites generated revenues, through AdSense programs, of $3.44 billion, or 30% of total revenues, in the fourth quarter of 2012.” Reference – https://investor.google.com/earnings/2012/Q4_google_earnings.html and Google distributes shares 68% of the income with its publishers (people like me).
It means Google annual revenue from AdSense is $13.76 Billion (INR 75,000 Crore) and he paid $9.35 billion (INR 51,000 Crore) to its publishers. So what you think of this amazing figure. Who is taking earning how much from this $6.8 billions. And yes, do you want some share from this 51,000 Crore??
To make you more convinced on the potential just download here one of latest article titled as “Google Made Me Rich”, published in Economic Times on 22nd September 2011. Download this here from Labnol.org. This article shows how much money people like Amit Agarwal, Amit Bhawani and many others from India are earning from Google AdSense.
You need to have web designing knowledge and you must have good technical knowledge. You must have good writing skills etc.
Absolutely not. Yes, knowing them keeps an added advantage but that is not required. What needed is only your desire to make money. Although there are hundreds of such example I can show you but I am a live example for you.
I am making money from AdSense from the last 5 years and I have number of blogs but I neither have any web designing knowledge nor any writing skills.
Still I don’t know anything about PHP, HTML or anything in web designing. And yes, I commit, if you ask me to write even 1 sentence 4-5 years back, I could not be able to write. I will tell you how this is possible to earn lots of money from AdSense even if you don’t have much knowledge about these things.
This myth makes me irritating. When people (even some highly educated) comments like “I don’t think people make any money online”. There is only scams on internet and no opportunity.
I just ask them either don’t comment anything if you don’t know or get educated and then comment. Scam comes only after opportunity. AdSense, Clickbank, CJ.com, Amazon, Fiverr, ELance,, blogging and hundreds of best money making opportunities available that its impossible to comment like this but still without any knowledge or hearing some useless stories from their near and dear, they comment like this. So just get educated.
So enough, now let’s understand how to make big AdSense earnings-
So How To Begin With AdSense?
You need to have one website or a blog or a free blog to begin with AdSense. Yes, absolutely true. That is the only thing Google demands to apply for its program. And not only this, there must be some visitors who visit your site on daily basis.
All these things looks difficult to listen but believe me 5 years back when it was bit difficult to create a site, I was able to create one and use this for AdSense but now things has changed a lot. With the help of WordPress, creating a blog is like a child’s play.
With in next 1 hr, your blog could be ready to publish contents. There are number of other free options as well to create a site and start Google AdSense earnings. Just check them one by one:
Blogger.com for AdSense Earning
Blogger.com is a free service by Google where you can create your free blog. As the service is by Google, you can directly apply for AdSense and place AdSense ads on your blog from your blogger account itself. Learn more about this from blogger’s tour. Check this YouTube video to learn how easy is to create a blog on Blogger.com. Check this video here Youtu.be/k5Q5kmTGeqY.
Once you create a blogger blog, make yourself familiar with different features and check how it changes your blog by applying some settings. It’s FREE and its your, so don’t hesitate to do some R&D.
Yes, you can even create one trial blog first and once you become confident, create another blogger.com blog for AdSense. There are many places where you can create a free website or blog like Blogger.com, but you can’t use many of them for AdSense.
Beside this, Blogger blog is very user friendly and being a Google product, your contents will get more love. Once your blogger blog is ready to publish the contents, you are ready for the next step i.e. writing on blogs.
Don’t worry, if you have not written even a single sentence like me in your whole life, I am going to tell you how you can become an expert in writing. But before that, just have a look on other options then blogger.com.
AdSense Revenue Sharing Websites
A revenue sharing website is something where you can create a site, write contents and promote it and share the money generated through your site.
There are hundreds of revenue sharing sites like HubPages, Squidoo etc. where you can create a free account and start writing on this. But what makes HubPages or Squidoo or any other site different then blogger.com.
The main difference is that all the contents written on such sites gets very high authority in search engines and they rank well as the contents gets matured. In blogger.com, your blog will be a separate blog and if your blog is poorly ranked, its contents will not rank high.
The other difference is that all the settings are ready in revenue sharing sites and you just have to write contents once your account is created.
In other terms, you can say, there is very limited control on the setting and look and feel of these sites.
There are so many people who are making full time money through Google AdSense and other earning programs just by writing on these sites like HubPages.com, Squidoo.com etc. Here are the top 5 revenue sharing sites, you can start earning with –
Not only AdSense, they will also share revenue generated through affiliate marketing sites Clickbank, Amazon, eBay etc. Here is one of the best article on how to make money from HubPages. Just check, read and understand this.
Although both blogger.com and revenue sharing sites are good to start with bit both have limited scope in terms of writing, designing and many other things you want to do. Because its free, you are always treated like a guest there. There are many constraints, and you can’t use full potential of your writing.
And that is where majority of people don’t like such freeware. They go for their their own paid hosting with their own domain like www.YourName.com. And by using free blogging software like WordPress, you can create a killer blog.
AdSense Earnings With WordPress.org Blog
I can bet there will be thousands of people like me who can say “I am in Love with WordPress” or “WordPress is my second wife”. After all WordPress has changed the lives of millions of people and they work day and night with this.
Such people are known as either blogger or internet marketer. It may take some time to understand how to create a WordPress blog and how to make money with Google AdSense and other programs using WordPress but once you know WordPress, you will sing the same song like thousands of people and off course like me.
So what is WordPress?
Wikipedia explains – “WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) powered by PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by over 14.7% of Alexa Internet’s “top 1 million” websites and as of August 2011 powers 22% of all new websites. WordPress is currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet.”
But in a very simple language – If you have your own domain and hosting (purchased from a hosting service provider) like GoDaddy, HostGator etc., you can install the WordPress software on your hosting and start a WordPress blog. Then you have complete freedom to design your website as you want.
You are free to add as many free Apps or plugins as you like in your blog to function your blog as per your wish. Thousands of themes and plugins are available to change the layout, design, settings and the functioning of your blog.
It means, its hard to do all these things!!
No, never. Its very much easy. Just imagine, your first time you tried to learn riding a bike or driving a four wheeler. You must be thinking you will never learn this. But once you learned, you thought how easy is this?
Why you never thought, when thousands of dumb people can learn this, why don’t you? So its difficult till you see this from a distance. Yes, if someone need to learn any technical course to create a blog, then it may be difficult but its like a learning a 4 wheeler and anyone can learn this. just check here the simple steps-
- Purchased your domain & hosting from Hosting provider and created an account.
- Login to your account and installed WordPress on your hosting with a simple click. You got your WordPress username and password.
- Login to your WordPress account, install a free theme, some plugins and your blog is ready. WordPress has written a very well documentation on this topic and that you can access from WordPress Codex. Just from this documentation, you will learn all about WordPress settings.
But how much this cost?
Oh, that’s not much at all. You can buy your domain and hosting in just $60 for 1 year. With some tricks and discount coupons, you can even get a good deal well below $60. So I don’t think, it’s something very big to try WordPress blog rather then using Blogger.com or Revenue sharing sites.
Even if you earn $1 a week from AdSense, you can recover your hosting charges. But who the hell is doing all these things for $1 a week. You need a very big AdSense income. So WordPress blogs with lots of smart and hard word and your desire to earn and learn can make you achieve this.
Content Writing – Next step in creating Google AdSense site
No one is a born writer. Writing comes by experience or by knowledge. Every person in this world has interest in at least 1 topic. It means, there is at least 1 topic, you will take interest to read in newspaper, TV, internet blogs, in your friends circle or anywhere when you heard about that topic.
You are a health conscious, you take more interest in health related topics, you are a cricket or football fan, you will watch cricket or football on TV, read more in newspaper or discuss with your friend.
Your interest may be finance, relationships, tourism, politics, mobiles, gadgets, Bollywood, Hollywood and endless topics of interest. So when there is some discussion on this, you can speak about that. So when you can speak something, you can even write that thing.
And yes, writing is easier then speaking as you don’t get more time to speak but you get so much time before you write another sentence. So you are getting my point? Am I right or Am I right (KD language)?
Write you already know
So what I want to say? I am just asking you to start writing about what you already know. People want to hear you, what you know and what’s your opinion and objections related to some topics.
People want to listen what you want about xyz, what is your review, where is your objection, why you like something or why you dislike something. They want to listen everything from you.
Get more & more knowledge about the topic by reading on others blogs, books, newspapers and write what you learned in your own words. More appealing contents you write on your blogs, more people will like them and refer their friends by email, facebook, twitter etc.
And yes, the biggest source of traffic i.e Google is watching all these things and once appreciated by many, Google will send more traffic on your website. More people visit your site, means more earnings through Google AdSense.
Source of Writing
People have already written everything about every topic, so you need to write something different in different way. There are many source of contents on internet and you can subscribe to the blogs of some popular people in your niche.
You can even use Google Alerts so that whenever someone writes about something, it will reach you directly. by email You can watch videos on YouTube and other video sharing sites. You can subscribe them. Read everywhere you can and only reading a lot can make you write some good contents.
Writing limit and frequency –
Try to write on regular basis at least 1 article a week. Write minimum 500 words to 1500 words article every week. Readers are not interested to read beyond 1500 words so try to shorten the article and write only important points if the article is long. Making this habit will ensure steady traffic from Google and so steady income from AdSense.
Next Step – Apply for Google AdSense account
This is one of the very crucial point as you will not make any money if AdSense rejects your application. According to AdSense policy, you must have a very useful site with 6 months old domain. But don’t worry as there are many cases, AdSense approves the account even for new sites and blogs.
Don’t think of AdSense for at least 1 month. Only focus on writing and quality writing. Write at least 10-12 high quality article in your blog before you apply for AdSense. Once your site become at least 1 month old, you can apply for AdSense at Google.com/AdSense.
It takes 2-7 days to get the approval from Google AdSense. In most of the cases, Google will give you approval if you follow as I said. In a rare case, they may reject your application. You can then write more articles and apply again after 1 month and now there is very good chance they will approve your account.
Note – Don’t try to get your approval from others, who sell AdSense account. They may work for temporary basis but once deactivated, you may be permanently banned to open a Google AdSense account. Try to get approval your own way.
Next Step – Start Earning with Google AdSense
Once you get the approval, you can think of making money on AdSense. If you are really looking AdSense as a continuous source of income then don’t expect any money in the first 3 to 6 months. You are building a complete AdSense empire, so it takes time to build an empire.
Here are some of the steps you can follow if your blog is ready and you write on your blog on regular basis.
Use AdSense on your blog
To use AdSense ads on your blog, just login to your AdSense account, then click on ‘My Ads’ and then Ad Units from the Content. After clicking on Ad Units click on ‘New Ad Units’
After clicking on New Ad Units, it will ask you a different options for settings as explained below in the image-
|Use the name section to give some name to the ad unit.|
Then it will ask for you the size of the ads. There are many different sizes of the ads one big wide Leaderboard (728×90), vertical Skyscrapper (160×600 or 120×600), Square (200×200 or 250×250) or rectangles (300×250, 336×280).
You can use them as per your website requirement but initial 4 Ad Sizes given there in the recommended list gives the maximum earnings. Other then these types of ads, there are link ads as given in the end of the drop down menu.
They are not actual ads but they are the link to the ads so when a person clicks on the ad link, it shows number of ads and if that person click on any of the ad, you get paid.
|Third column is Ad Type. Google uses Text based, image based and rich media ads for AdSense. You can decide which type of ads you want to go with by trying different ads at different times and see which type of ad give you more earnings.|
|Custom Channels – A custom channel lets you group ad units however you choose, such as by size or location on a page. You can track performance by custom channel.You may have many blogs and many sections on your site so you can use different custom channels to track how your channel is performing at different places.|
|Ad Style – It works for text ads only as you can change font, color, background color of your ads. Giving style similar to your website or blog theme will give you more clicks from the visitors.|
So What Next??
A million dollar question. There are thousands of people who don’t have idea on how to make very big money from Google AdSense. Its not sufficient to know what I have written above. There is much more about Google AdSense which if you learn can make tons of money. Even tens of thousands of publishers who want to make money through Google AdSense using blogs and other sites don’t know how to improve their earnings 5 times or 10 times with very minimal effort. Just have a look at one of my AdSense earning report-
This is my earning from one of my AdSense account and you can check the date of most recent payment on 24th Jan 2011. Just check here the yesterday and today’s earnings and the most important thing i.e. page CTR and its really great. There are so many good bloggers and AdSense publishers who never see more then 5% CTR. More CTR directly means more earnings.
So what are those AdSense earning secrets?
I really want to write everything here only but this article is getting very lengthy and I hope if you reading this paragraph, you must be tired and bored. So just do one thing, subscribe to this blog so that I can provide you more similar articles on secrets of AdSense earnings, AdSense tips & tricks and off course other high paid earning programs.
In our next articles, you will discover things like-
How to improve CTR
This is the single most factor, which can improve your earnings. There may be many reason for this, like your site shows boring ads, no proper layout, wrong ad size and location etc. Even brining your CTR from 2% or 3% to 5% or even 8% or 9% like me above can increase your earning double or triple with just 5 minutes settings using some simple tricks.
How to improve CPC
It really sucks when you see $0.01 or $0.05 per click in your account. With same traffic, with same number of visitors and with same CTR how can you increase your AdSense earnings to 5 times or 10 times. This single most AdSense secrets can increases your earnings many times.
How to improve traffic
Just a little bit of you efforts modifying your articles and some sorts of Search engine optimization can bring you lots of traffic.
Creating an AdSense Empire
Are you still working on one website and that too not giving proper results. Come on, start creating as many mini Adsense websites as you can, work for few days on each website and leave it to give you lifelong income. Yes, this is possible. This is one of the AdSense hidden secrets many internet marketers don’t want to reveal. And the most important-
Protect Your AdSense account
Google deactivates hundreds of account on daily basis. There are so many Google’s policy which you need to understand.
Even violating a single term can make your account banned for life long. But can you think of reading those Google’s technical terms and policies and boring lines. Know all the terms in a very interesting and easy way and follow the rules so you will never violate the policy even unknowingly.
I hope this article is not the same boring tutorial about AdSense and you enjoyed this. I am just trying to bring some awareness about the most powerful online money making system i.e Google AdSense. If you are willing to make money from Google AdSense then I recommend you to subscribe to this blog so that you will always get updates on Google AdSense earnings and AdSense secrets.