The Second Way To Monetize Your Site
Whether you are building a large and informative site on a monster niche with thousands of pages of content or you’ve simply decided to build a small personal blog to entertain family, friends, and anyone who finds your life interesting, using this next technique to monetize your site can really be easy and profitable.
Google’s Adsense Program
One the internet’s biggest “money making machine” is Google with their Google Adsense program. Not only is Google one of the most profitable companies on the internet, they are also VERY generous and help others to become profitable as well. Their business model allows internet website owners to earn a revenue and get good relevant ads on their sites. They don’t charge the website owners to get involved in this great program and they have a lot of tutorials and helpful information available. If you start to show that you are doing well in the program, you even get to meet with people FROM Google if you can get to a location that they hold meetings at. When meeting with someone from Google, they’ll even give you some one on one attention with someone from the adsense team as well as tell you about the best and greatest techniques they know work best.
Getting Started With Google Adsense
If you think you’d like to use Google’s Adsense Program to earn a little extra revenue on your site, the process is relatively simple. Here are my recommended steps to understanding how it works:
- First go to the Adsense website page at http://adsense.google.com
Make sure you understand the basics of the program so you get a broad idea of what kinds of websites “might” not be acceptable to do this program.
- DO NOT sign up for an Adsense account yet. Not until you have built up a site that has enough content built right to get approved by Google. It is a good idea to go to the Adsense Beginner’s Guide Page and then to the Adsense Program Policy page. These pages are not very long and should be read THOROUGHLY so you don’t accidentally do something that will get your account terminated.
- If you do not have a site built yet, start formulating ideas for a site that will attract followers based on the unique content you have. Content that helps to solve problems in niches are great sites to build, as long as you have knowledge about the subject matter and can get enough content up to keep visitors educated or entertained.
- Build the site out and start to blog for at least 21 days before you even consider attempting to advertise on the site. (Disclaimer: I do not know specifically what Google is looking for before they approve a site to be allowed to advertise with Adsense. I do know that many people who have gotten rejected by the Adsense program had sites weak in content and sites that have a good amount of quality content seem to be more likely to get approved)
There are a lot of resources on the internet on how to use Google Adsense to make a little extra income on your site. My local Barnes and Nobles also had a handful of books on their shelves that go into a lot of strategy and gave detailed information on building sites for adsense income generation.