How to Make Money with Adsense on WordPress Blogs

How to Make Money with Adsense on WordPress Blogs

If you have a WordPress website or blog, then chances are you have at least heard of Google Adsense.  What is Adsense? Adsense is an advertising program that displays relevant ads on your website. It runs via a Java Script that you copy & paste into your site, and it scans the keywords on your web page, and then matches those keywords with an advertiser’s ad.

This results in small ads being displayed on your web page. Each time one of your visitors clicks on one of these ads, the website owner earns revenue. The revenue can range from a few cents, to a few dollars depending on several factors (such as the price the advertiser paid for that particular keyword).

Now, you may be saying to yourself, “Great, but how am I supposed to make money with a few measly cents or dollars?” Well, the answer is simple-DO THE MATH!

Sure, a few cents per click means nothing if you don’t get very many visitors, but if you are able to drive good amounts of traffic to your website, this can quickly add up to hundreds, even thousands of dollars per month.

Using Adsense on WordPress Blogs

To get started making money with Adsense, you must first have a website or blog.  If you do not already have a website, you can get a domain name & hosting package for as little as $10.

Then, you can slap up a website about anything you want (as long as it meets Google’s Adsense policy guidelines).

After you have some good, relevant content on your site (at least 10 pages recommended), then you can sign up for a Google Adsense account. This usually only takes minutes, and you will usually be approved within 1 day.

Next, you can make your ads that you will copy & paste into your web page HTML code.  This is simple.  When designing your code, it is a good idea to make it blend in with the rest of your site.  Use similar colors, text sizes, and placement.

Simply paste the code into your site when you are done, and publish your site to the internet. You site will now have ads live, and if a person clicks on an ad, you will earn money (warning: do not click on the ads yourself, or try to get your friends to do so-this will likely get you banned immediately). Hence, this is why they call this a pay-per-click program (ppc).

How Much Money Can You Make with Adsense? How Long Will it Take To Earn Money?

You could make as much as a few cents per day, to a few hundred per day.  This depends on several factors. If your site is brand new, then it will take time to build a steady stream of traffic.  In this case, you will start gradually. Don’t get discouraged if you make as little as $1 your first month.

It could take time to build traffic, but your hard work will pay off in the end. Just hang in there, keep building your site, and your earnings will steadily grow from a few dollars to a few hundred, etc.

A mistake most newbie Adsense publishers will make is that they will give up too early. It may take several months of hard work to start seeing good results. However, your investment will likely pay off, because you will have a steady stream of revenue that you can build throughout your life.

Consider it a safe investment (much safer than stocks) that you can control & easily maintain throughout your life.

If, however, you have an established website that gets traffic, you could see instant results.  Earnings can range from a few dollars to a few hundred per day depending on the size & popularity of your website.

How to Boost or Increase Your Websites or Blog’s Adsense Earnings

How to Make Money with Adsense on WordPress Blogs

After you get started with Adsense, you should focus on making a worthwhile website. It can be about anything: hobbies, interests, religion, etc.

Then focus on the following: build backlinks (meaning links from other sites pointing to yours), submit to search engines & directories, keep adding content, and keep working on things such as your ad placements, building traffic, etc.

You may also want to engage in an advertising campaign (ppc) to start getting visitors to your site. You can use Adwords (Google’s other program) to drive traffic to your site.

This will get you started earning money with Adsense.  It is a great program, and a great way to earn money from home.  It will allow you to monetize (make money) with your website.

How to Increase Your Adsense Click-Through Rate (CTR)

If you are using the Google Adsense program to monetize your website, then you should constantly be working to improve your earnings.

One simple way you can boost your earnings & make more money with Adsense is to improve your click-through rate (CTR).

To improve your click-through rate, you should experiment to see the options that work best for your website. Always remember that if something works great for one website, it does not mean it will work great for another website.

Keep on & keep on trying new things, & seeing which particular thing works best.

Here are 5 tips that can help improve your Adsense CTR, Which Will Likely Increase Your Income/Earnings

1. Read the Adsense tutorials & success stories. They can help quite a bit & give you some insight into things successful website owners have done.

2. Look at Google’s heat map. This shows the placements where ads get the most clicks. Generally, the top & center large square is the top performer.

3. Blend your site, and blend your ads. Then, if that doesn’t work, try some opposite colors. Use similar font size, colors, and font style’s that Google uses.

4. Try the switch. If you have regular readers (or subscribers), they may get a case of “ad blindness.” In this situation, you may want to try to change the positions and/or colors of the ads on a regular basis. This way it will grab their attention.

5. Copy ideas. I don’t mean to steal other people’s ideas here, but if they are doing something that looks interesting with their ads, try it! Just as long as it is in accordance with Google’s policy, there is no harm in trying it out for yourself. Sometimes, you may find a site that is doing something that never occurred to you before.

If you try these quick 5 tips, you will probably notice an increase in your CTR. Good luck & best wishes!

Geoffrey Nevine — IT Services and IT Consulting

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