Making Real Money With Google AdSense
There are many Make Money Fast (MMF) websites out there that tell you it's possible to, well, you know, do just that; make money fast. However, did you know that although some owners of these MMF systems have made a total revenue between $300,000 and $500,000, they're likely to be the same ones that turn up missing later on down the road, on the run with hundreds of thousands of consumer dollars? A dangerous situation to find yourself in.
So why do people do it?
I'll tell you why. It's because of greed and lack of integrity. Then again, it could just be because certain individuals in particular are in a tight financial situation and essentially need to find a way to make a little bit of extra cash fast to pay off their bills for the month. Believe it or not, there are indeed legit reasons why people seek out MMF websites.
But why risk yourself being in a situation where you end up being part of the statistical count that contributed to those hundreds of thousands of dollars that are now at the disposal of the owner of a MMF chain, who presumably is nowhere to be found? Because there is actually a better and more proven way to make money through a company that has a lot of reputation and integrity on the Internet, called Google. That's why!
How It Works: Great, Just Another Referral Downline System Again
No, not at all! What I'm about to show you has nothing to do with referrals, works solely based on an honor system, and is driven to success by the work you put into it. Although it is indeed the fastest way I've made real money on the Internet (well, aside from an online coding contractor I work for), you still have to work for it.
So here's how it works. Company A out there is just being started, and believes that they've found the answer to man's problems. They're 99.9% sure that their product will sell. So what do they do? They run to Google and pay them to list their business in featured search result listings. This maximizes Company A's exposure out on the web. Google will also list Company A's advertisements in what is called Google AdSense (textual advertising). These are usually content related text advertisements which webmasters and publishers place strategically on their website and are commonly recognized as "Ads by Google."
The webmasters and publishers that put forth Google AdSense on their websites are first approved for AdSense. Once a high volume of traffic starts flowing through their website, those AdSense banners start generating revenues as more and more clicks on the links are received. So if you haven't figured out by now, this is indeed a Pay Per Click (PPC) system.
How Much?: Expected Potential Earnings
You're probably wanting to know right away how much you'll be earning. So I'll just give you a rough estimate of what to expect assuming all goes well with your website. If done properly, a single website can generate on average, revenues ranging between $200-$600 a month. Not bad, considering this is only for one website. I don't like jumping the gun too soon like this, but let's fast forward in time where this is indeed how much your website is making. Now what? Start up another site! This doubles your income over two streams of revenues, and with each making $200-$600 a month, you can see how things can really add up!
Getting Started: Making The First Step Towards Success
These first few steps are extremely critical so please pay attention to detail.
You will need a web hosting provider - Please, I urge you, don't settle for anything less than what you're capable of doing. Go the extra mile and actually subscribe to a cheap web hosting provider. The one currently hosting The Article Project is SurfSpeedy.com on a redundant Cisco network and OC-48 SONET rings. In other words, 99.9999% uptime. I'm currently getting all the server side scripting I need, a secure hosting system, fast network, 1000MB of hosting space, and delegation for my domain, along with tons of other features I'll probably never use during the life of the account. How much am I paying for all this? Less than $5.00 a month!
Once you have a place to serve up your website, start looking into registering a domain name - Try to aim for something that you and your visitors can remember off the top of their head if they were to look at it once and almost forget about it. If your website is about "How To Use The Internet," see if www.usingtheinternet.com is available. When you've decided on a name, I'd recommend you go with iDotz.net and register a .com domain for less than $9.00 a year! The reason I'd recommend them is because they were the first ones I ran into that allowed you to pay via PayPal. Now put those two together, web hosting and a good domain name, and you're set to go!
Create a plan for action and stick to it - I'll be honest with you upfront. Chances are, you may not reach your financial goal by the end of the first month. In fact, the excitment of being able to get your money's worth out of the work you put into your website, may turn into monotony and discouragement. But don't lose hope! You need to stick to what you've set out to do, keep your website up to date on the hour if necessary, and make sure your visitors have plenty to read!
Avoid rambling on about nothing and don't cheat - Google has perhaps the largest database in the world, full of website listings and search results. Chances are, if you mirror your website with another content saturated website that's been around for quite some time, and Google does one of their special keyword analysis trick on your website and finds out about it, your AdSense application will most likely be turned down for unauthentic content. Have an open mind and be creative with your writing. Shoot for about 25 solid web pages before you submit your Google AdSense application. Bottom line, give them something to talk about! You'll need it in the months to come!
Begin formulating marketing thoughts - This is perhaps where the line between sanity, and spamity comes in that you'll end up approaching before too long. Some webmasters can't keep their cool and end up going off the deep end, spamming hundreds of innocent lives, and contaminating hundreds more of chat rooms and IRC channels. Don't do this! Play it smart and submit your website manual to search engines that provide the service for free. One great way to do this is to submit your site to The Open Directory Project at dmoz.org. It may take a few weeks, but your listing will eventually show up in Google as well. Also, sign up with TrafficSwarm.com and surf for unlimited free credits that can be redeemed for visitors. I've acquired over 2700 credits through TrafficSwarm. It took me a few days, but it saved me $40.00 of having to pay for just as many credits by simply surfing for a few days.
Stay on top of things - Keep yourself one step ahead of your visitors. For every 100 visitors (unique or not) that come, plan to write one more article or section of your website; make it a news item or something. Keep your website clean and neatly organized, don't let it end up looking like your brother's bedroom or closet a few months down the road from now. And if things begin to pick up with your website, set aside an email account and allow your visitors to send in their own articles or writings for you to publish. This in itself could be very rewarding because not only will your visitors end up generating your revenues, but they could also end up being your main supplier of articles to publish. The main point of discussion here, though, is to stay on top of things and keep up with the work. You'll eventually be glad you did later on down the line when you're short $200 on a down payment for a new Honda Civic.
Getting Finished: Bringing Your Website Before the Judges
Okay, so this is the moment you've all been waiting for. Spit shine that last corner of your website and get ready to show it off. Then make your way over to http://www.google.com/adsense and send in your application. It will take a couple days for your application to be reviewed and accepted, if in the likely event that it is. Once you've been approved, login to your account and start generating your text advertisements, placing them neatly on your website. Then let the fun begin!
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