Fernando Martinez - Freelance Social Media Marketing & Website Building
I think many readers of this blog might have heard of Google's Adsense program. It is that thing were google basically gives you the wonderful opportunity to finally earn a couple of bucks from your website by adding some advertisements to it.
This program if fairly easy to use and as the reader might have guessed from the title of this blog I was successfully able to implement it to this website. Even though I'm not exactly making the BIG BUCKS yet, I am quite happy with the fact that I was able to take advantage of this tool for website monetization.
The weird thing with this program is that you have to apply and it often takes around 3 to 4 week for the people from google to let you have any ads. It seems like a fairly simple thing to do, yet this program will most likely have you refreshing your google adsense page every day just to see if you got it. Yet when you get the monetization, it becomes one of the most enjoyable statistics to watch on your website.
How Do I Apply For The Thing?
The first step to getting approved on the Google Adsense program is the hardest. You need to create a good looking website! (Click Here to Get Me To Build You A Wonderful Website) Everyone on the internet will tell you that you need at least 8-10 good articles though when I applied for mine I only had 1 published one and bunch of unpublished first drafts.Even though the circumstances were less than ideal, I decided to apply either way on their page (Link so you can finally apply to Google Adsense). Since the basic layout of my page was already made and I was able to successfully buy the domain I desired, the only thing I had left was to wait.
Are The Odds In My Favor?
As much as I would like to tell you that there is a detailed list of things that the person who reviews your website checks in order to give the approval for your application, there is just no way to know what the internal processes of the Adsense department on google are to apply your application. The most effective way to wait for this is to simply improve your website and wait.
How Do I Do The Website Improving Part?
How Do I Do The Website Improving Part?
If there is something you have to be sure about when improving your website is that you are getting it presentable for some random guy or gal at google just as if you were cleaning and prearranging your house nicely if your mother-in-law were to visit. In other words, you are looking for quality not quantity.
Here is a small list of things you HAVE to consider before applying:
1.You will need a good enough amount of articles
If you are a blogger having like 6 or 10 articles with legitimate content show your website is not just fluff and.
2. A clean cut main page for the website
In order for a website to be aesthetically pleasing in these days, it needs to have at-least a certain amount of simplicity yet it also needs to be able to perform different functions. For this, just try to add a couple of simple widgets and buttons to the main page and you will most likely be half way there.
3. A contact page is always useful
A contact page, shows possible clients and specially that guy at google who will be checking your website out that you mean business. Just make a simple one and a button for the main website page and you are done.
4. Read the Google Adsense Policies and comply with them.
The Google Adsense Policies are not really anything out of the ordinary. As long as you are not selling tobacco or have some hardcore pornography on your website you will be fine.
If none of this works, consider contacting me so I can build you a great looking website.
When Do I Get To The Big Bucks?
After the long wait, I finally got my Adsense approved and it was a blast. I remember calling all of my friends and close family members to tell them about it. The thing I was not considering at the time was how hard the click game could be.
The first week I had Ad-sense on, I believe I got about 10 cents of revenue. This was not much money for myself though the feeling of enjoyment and fulfillment far outweighed the fact that they were just a mere 10 cents. The program gives you money from the clicks of visitors of your website towards the app and this website was not really concurred at the moment. Though this inspired me, as the person behind it to truly enjoy website creation.
Through the understanding I have of Adsense, which was propelled by a Google Adsense certification I took not so long ago. The good numbers for Adsense really start coming on strong when you get around 10,000 hits a month which will be earning you around 100$ to 10$. These I know are not exactly impressive numbers though they sure are useful to pay dumb stuff such as your domain name making your website essentially pay for itself.
A Word Before You Leave
I know you most be excited at the prospect of being able to monetize your content, just as I was when I got my Adsense up and running. I make it a point, to remind the readers of this informative blog not to mention the ads in any way or form in your personal articles as it goes against Google's policies. Also, I wish to remind the reader that even though Google Adsense is a perfectly viable way to monetize a website, there are many others out there which might be even more suitable for your respective website. Please tell me if this short blog was useful to you in the comments below!