HOW TO CREATE A GOOGLE ADSENSE ACCOUNT

Mums, finally this article came out. There are tonnes of information about it around there, especially videos in youtube, but I will make it anyway. You know how I like to explain things in an easy way for you, don’t you?

If you are not familiar with what Google Adsense is, you can read my post about it, clicking here.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE CREATING A GOOGLE ADSENSE ACCOUNT

1. Do not, ever, give INVALID CLICKS. That means:

  • Do not click in your own advertisement. Google can easily identify them and close your Adsense account, excluding you forever!
  • Do not ask friends, relatives or even your blog readers to click in your advertisement. It can be detected easily. Remember how people are connected and found nowadays in Social Media. Google could detect that in the twinkling of an eye.
  • Do not use programs that generate automatic clicks. That is a Black Hat technique and could finish with all your efforts.

2. Be sure you have enough content.

You can be rejected if you are trying to put Google advertisement on a website with only 4 posts, for example. Even if there is not a consensus about the number of articles, try to apply when you have around 20 articles.

3. Have original content, with quality.

Do not duplicate the information. It can also be a reason for being rejected. To be sure you are not duplicating information you can check it in Copyscape.

4. Check your backlinks.

Always provide links with quality and which are working. Sometimes you mention a website and later it is not working anymore so you will have a dead link. That counts for SEO results and also when you are applying for Adsense.

5. Wait for at least one month to apply again in case your website is rejected by Adsense.

HOW TO CREATE A GOOGLE ADSENSE ACCOUNT?

1. Firstly you must enter the Adsense page and sign up.

  • Fill in the information they ask you for (like in the image below).
  • You must have a Gmail account.
  • You must be the owner of a website with unique content (not duplicated). 

2. Give and validate your phone number, address, and bank account.

After saving the information when you signed up, you must sign in, give your address, phone number and choose the payment method, in order to proceed with your Google Adsense account.

To be sure you are giving them the right phone number, Google will send you a code to your phone (you can choose if you want to receive the code by SMS or voice message) and you will have to insert the 6-digit verification code in the website. After click on “submit”.

The address you gave will also be verified when your earnings reach the verification threshold (usually 10 dollars, but will depend on the country you are living in. Please check that information here).

To verify the accuracy of your bank account information, when you reach the threshold, Google will deposit a very small amount of money there. You will have to check in your bank account the following days and write on the website that value. Only then, they will deposit the full amount in your bank account.

After this first stage, only when you reach an amount of 100 dollars approx. , you will receive your next payment. This is one of the disadvantages if you do not have much traffic or clicks on your website. It can take months or even years, but the intention is that you try to increase your traffic and do it, of course.

3. Add and choose the type of advertisement for your website.

After you signed up and gave detailed information about your telephone number, address and bank account, it is time for the next step.

Enter your Adsense account, and click on “New ad unit”, as you see in the image below

I recommend you to choose the “responsive” option, in which Adsense will adjust the advertisement according to your website structure. However, you can explore the different options and choose the one that fits your taste better.

I would tell you also not to choose just text ads. They look a bit outdated, like the one you see in this image.

In-article ads can be the most appropriated because they appear between paragraphs and will help to enhance a better reading experience, like the ones you can see in my blog.

In-feed ads can bring you more clicks because it makes people think that it is a post, but in the end, maybe you will not have loyal visitors because they can feel cheated.

After you choose the type of advertisement, Google Adsense will generate a code that you will have to insert in your website. It is something like this:

4. Insert the codes in your website (WordPress, youtube, blogger, etc).

Once I have WordPress I will show you where to insert the code here. You just have to enter in costumize>appearance>widgets>text and insert there the code.

5. Wait for Google Adsense approval

Once it is the first time you will have to wait for Adsense approval. It can take one day, one week or even a month, to have your advertisement working. It will depend if your website was already detected by crawling and also if it is according to Adsense rules.

Hope this article was useful to you. Let me know if you have any question.

How to make money from your website?

Mums, if you are not new around here, you probably noticed I put advertisements in the blog. It does not look as “clean” as before, but it was one of the ways I found to put in practice some of the knowledge I have been acquiring during this motherhood/CEO journey. Also, a way to make money from the blog.

Recently I have been reading and listening to videos about this subject and found that if I put that information together here, it could be useful for you too.

The easiest ways to make money with your website

> Google Adsense

If you have a blog, a forum or other type of website, Google Adsense can be an option to have an extra income. Adsense is an advertising platform that allows you to earn money.

The amount you will earn depends on several factors:

1. The quantity of visitors/followers (the most visitors/followers you have, the biggest chance to get a click in one of the advertisements presented on your website).

2. Said that the number of clicks and the time people are watching your advertisement are what decides mostly of what your income will be. Adsense also gives you a commission per thousand impressions (in a simplified way, impressions are the number of views of your posts. If people view your posts, consequently view the advertisement you have there. So, even if they are not clicking they are watching that advertisement somehow and that counts too, even if only in every 1000 views).

3. The content quality (the best the content is better because you will have more visitors/followers and consequently it increases the probabilities that somebody clicks in the advertisements. Do not click in your own advertisements, because Google has smart ways to know it and it can block your Adsense account. Just use White Hat techniques to increase your website visitors.

Maybe you do not know it but through cookies, Google tracks what sites you have been watching and considering that and the country you are located in, they choose the advertisement that will appear in your screen, when you enter a website.

It means that advertisements are not static, they change according to the person, computer and location of the person that is visiting your website. That can increase also the probabilities of receiving a click and make more money with your blog.

You can also adjust the type of advertisement you would like to use in your page and be attentive to your website design because not all of them are Google Adsense friendly.

In another post, I will tell you how to create a Google Adsense account.

> Affiliates

The second way you can make money easily with your website is with affiliates.

Affiliates are companies/products that you recommend on your website.

Trough a link you put in your webpage (you must contact the affiliate and have a code to generate that link in your page) and each time somebody purchases something from them through that link, you earn a commission.

There is an infinity of affiliate marketing possibilities but you should choose one that is trustable and that sells something connected to your niche. If you have a website about babies, you should just choose affiliates connected to baby products. Otherwise, people will not be interested even in click on that link.

Do not think about the money but in satisfying your audience, that is the one you are writing for and that you should please.

LIST OF AFFILIATES:

  • AMAZON ASSOCIATES – The most trustable in the market. Conversions are very high. If you get a purchase, even if in a different category than the one visitors “clicked” in your page, you will receive the value of the total purchase the visitor made. To make it clear, imagine your visitor clicked on a link in your webpage to buy diapers on Amazon, but at the end, when entering Amazon via your website, that visitor bought toys and clothes for baby, you will get the commission for all the purchase and not only the diapers. Even if commissions are not that high, if a person makes a good purchase, you earn a good commission. Just watch it here:
  • CLICKBANK – Is another affiliate program. It uses mainly digital products but there are also some physical products. Once many products are expensive, you can get a commission of 75% (not so common, but possible). You should also check the “gravity”, that tells how many affiliates sold that specific product during the last week. The more gravity you find, the better are the opportunities for you to seel that product if they are according to your niche. You must put banners of them on your page to be profitable.
  • SHAREASALE – Is mainly focused on tangible products (not digital). You can get up to 20% of commission in some products. It pays monthly, contrary to other affiliates.
  • RAKUTENAFFILIATENETWORK– You need to have a considerable amount of visitors monthly and page views superior to 500. Based on that information, they will pay you more or less. Just use it when you have a bigger audience.

When choosing an affiliate you should choose those who are a compliment but not a competition to your website. If you are selling products for babies, do not bring an affiliate that sells the same kind of product. Choose, for example, an affiliate that sells books about babies or parenting.

There are other ways to promote affiliate products. One of them is picking a niche in Google or another web browser (for example, write “Football affiliates” in the browser and several options will appear according to the niche you chose). Just be more careful with this last option, because some affiliates are not trustable and are not transparent.

> ADVERTORIALS

They are basically informative articles with the intention to advertise a product.

The article gives you information about some kind of subject/product and at the same time, it is advertising the product it is talking about, in a subtle way.

Advertorials, to be effective, must give priority to good content. Only after that, they must include the advertisement (70% good content + 30% advertising is the perfect formula to be successful with this kind of monetization).

I remember some time ago I was reading the news on BBC and suddenly I saw an article about a product that was supposed to heal eye problems. I thought “this is BBC so it has credibility and it is not trying to cheat me”, but at the end, they were trying to sell that product. Only then I got aware of advertorials.

There some important rules with this kind of monetization:

  1. You must have a considerable amount of traffic on your website (at least 500 people every month).
  2. You must write something with quality and credibility.
  3. Do not sell yourself cheap. The most traffic you have to most you can charge. Imagine you have 500 to 1000 visitors every month, it would be normal to be paid 50-100 dollars. If you had 10000 visitors per month you could charge 200 dollars, and so on. There is not a fixed amount, but experts recommend not to sell yourself for a low price. At the end you are giving them the space in your blog and the audience for the company to be advertised.

> SELL YOUR OWN PRODUCTS

This is another option to make money with your website. Not easy as the last ones.

You can sell your own products, tangible or digital (online courses, books, clothes, toys, etc).

For this, you need to create your online store, receive payments in PayPal or other methods and find a way to increase your audience.

Share your ideas and let me know if you have something to add.

Have a nice week!