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Writing online is hard work and the pay seems to be miniumal. Yet, every online writer wants to know the secret to earning money with Google Adsense. The secret however is not so much of a secret. Each and every person lurking around the online world holding a Google Adsense account already knows the key ingredient needed to earning money online. The problem is, do they know how to access it?
Since you are reading this, you are probably wondering what the key ingredient is and how I could possibly say that you already know it. If you already knew it, you wouldn't have come here looking for help.
After checking Google Adsense and seeing there are only a few lonely dollars showing as your accrued income, you are starting to wonder if this online writing gig is a failure.
I too have been in this boat as an online writer who has also earned a few lonely dollars, and once I tell you what the secret to earning money online, you will realize you have known it all along!
Every online writer wants their work to be read. Second to that is to turn a hobby into something that actually makes money. While it is a hobby job, some people may only get to spend spare moments working on their art, whether it is the wee hours in the morning, that half hour lunch break, or when you should be in bed and the entire house is quite.
This may sound familiar because this is the schedule of the majority since there is truly only a handful who are truly successful online writers making a strong living while writing online. But, the reality is, you can do it too. You just have to know the secret!
Disclaimer: Strong living is meant as a person who makes enough money purely off their online earnings to be able to support their lifestyle. While there are some that do earn money, it might not be enough money from Google Adsense without other income to supplement.
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Tell Me The Secret!
Don’t get me wrong. I am not suggesting it is impossible to get paid through Google Adsense. There are many people on Hubpages and other writing sites that do earn a regular paycheck. The problem is figuring out those key ingredients that will allow you to finally write full time and be comfortable doing it.
So, without further waiting, I present to you the secret of making money writing online with Google Adsense!
The main key is people clicking on your ads. Yep! That is it! As an online writer, or someone who is depending on an income from Google Adsense, the only way to make money is to have others who happen upon your site to click your ads.
Research Topics To Talk About
What is there to write about online. Pretty much the sky is the limit. For some, choosing a topic comes easily. To others it can be a bit of a challenge. However, the good news is, you can write about whatever you want. However, when you are looking to make money with Google Adsense, choosing a topic to write about is important. You have to choose a topic that is going to have attractive ads placed with it.
So what topics will give you the best ads? Think about the ads you would actually click on. Think about what interests you. Chances are good if it is something that interests you, there are others that feel the same way.
Are you a health freak? Write about health topics. The readers who visit your hub are more likely to be interested in the ads placed on your page.
Are you a parent? Write about changing diapers and taking care of the kids. Maybe a few ads might advertise coupons for diapers, resulting in a reader clicking on the ads for that coupon.
Now the list could be endless. Yet, I am not going to give you any more clues. After all, if I give you all of my suggestions what would I have left to write about?
Get the goods on keywords!
If you have been writing online, you have probably heard about keyword research and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) several times. In fact, it might have been mentioned so many times just the thought of it is enough to set off the gag reflex.
Ok, maybe it's not that bad, but knowing how to find good keywords is key to understanding how to get Google to find you, and the higher Google ranks your page, the more likely your article is going to be found. The more your article is found, the more likely someone is going to click on one of the ads on your page.
Result: Money earned.
Now the question is how do you know what words are good and what words are a waste of time. This is the easy part. Sign up for Google Adwords. It is absolutely free. Now take a word or a phrase into the keyword tool in Google Adwords. Good keywords are those that people would type into Google to find information. This will also give you a good idea of the Cost Per Click (CPC) so you know which keywords you should aim for.
The value of this service is priceless for an online writer. You can find the Keyword Tool under the Reporting and Tools tab. With Google Adwords, the information is right at your fingertips. What you do with it is completely up to you.
My recommendation: the best keywords will be those with a large search rate and a low competition. But nothing says good quality writing won’t come out on top, so don’t be shy about using keywords with a lot of competition. Just remember, the results will vary. Google Adwords can be a good suggestion but it doesn't mean you will get you will be making millions overnight! However, about 10 minutes of research can end up making a difference for your pocket book at the end of the month!
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If you want to be successful in making money online, the key is advertising. Now I am not suggesting you go out and buy a bulletin board directing people driving by to visit your Hubpages profile. Chances are good you won't make up the money it cost you. (But if anybody has tried it and it worked let me know! I am curious!) However, you are not off the hook. You do have the responsibility of generating a buzz about your work. What does this mean?
This is one of the most uncomfortable thing about writing online. If you want to get others to notice you, you need to stand in the middle of the room screaming your name.
One of the easiest ways to do this is by joining social networking sites. That is right. Get over to Facebook and Twitter and get your name out there. Share your work. You can even make your own page just for your writing. And stay active at it. If you don't put it out there, you can't expect that anybody else will either.
Backlinks are also essential. The more outside sources linked to your articles, the higher Google will rank you as a writer and the content you produce. You can easily get backlinks by connecting relevant hubs with each other.
While choosing a good topic and doing your keyword research is important in making money online, don’t underestimate the use of links. These links spread throughout the internet is what will help you be found and ultimately rank you higher on Google. Higher ranks means more earnings. After all, the more traffic you get, the more likely it is that someone will come by and find an interesting ad on your page.
Think money. The better the ads, the more people that stop by, the greater chance you have of making that extra buck!
Knowing the secret is only half the battle....
Now that you know the big secret, (even though you have known it all this time) it is important to realize this was the easiest part of the entire process.
Making money with Google Adsense takes patience, takes dedication and frankly, takes a whole lot of work. It is definitely not a get rich quick scheme, but it is legitimate and can be done.
If you are looking for something easy, then writing online is definitely not for you. But, if you are willing to put in the hard work, dedicate some late nights, do the research and mostly, just write, earning money with Google Adsense can be rewarding… right down to every last penny you have earned.
And when you finally hit payout, just think of how proud you will be to say that you earned money as a writer!
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About the Author
Stacy Harris, also known as Barbergirl28, is a wife of 12 years and a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful girls and one handsome little boy. After high school, she joined the Army to become a photojournalist. To this day, she continues to have a passion for writing and photography. After leaving the military, she obtained a license in Cosmetology and also studied Massage Therapy. Her passions include writing, photography, cooking, crafts, health, and fitness. Currently, she is working on a book and freelancing at Hubpages.
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