There are many different ways you can make money online. One simple way to get started quickly and easily is to partner with Google and become a publisher. At this stage all you really need to know is that Google is willing to pay you a percentage of what advertisers pay them for placing ads in their content network.
What You Need to Get Started
In order to begin making money on the internet with AdSense, you will need at least one website that is up and running with content on it that delivers value to anyone visiting it. Don’t worry if you don’t already have a website, because you can create one yourself from scratch or pay someone to do it for you.
Your website does not need to be hundreds of pages in size but as you will be submitting it to Google for approval for their AdSense program, I recommend that you make sure it is hand-written and unique content that will pass scrutiny. You will also need to check that it complies with their Terms of Service.
What to Do Once You Are Approved
Okay, this is where it all gets exciting if you are a first-time publisher. Once you are accepted, you can add code to the pages of your website which are essentially ads targeted to your content. When a visitor to your site sees an ad that interests them and clicks on it, you get paid a percentage of what the advertiser has paid Google.
Increasing Your Earnings
In order to increase your earnings, you can do a number of things. The obvious one is to drive more targeted traffic to your website. After all, the more interested eyeballs you have reading your content, the more likely they are to click through on ads displayed on your site.
You can also increase the number of pages on your website, experiment with ad positioning, ad sizes, number of ads and even the colors of the ads themselves. Don’t forget that you can also have more than one website generating revenue for you from Google AdSense and you get paid every month.
Common Mistake To Avoid
One of the common mistakes I see new AdSense publishers making is driving traffic to their website that is highly untargeted. Social media has its uses but your success as an online publisher relies on generating targeted traffic through the search engines and other websites which have an audience generally interested in your niche market, services and products.