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Use Google AdSense to Make Money Online With Your Websites

Updated on June 26, 2016

Internet, Google AdSense, Hubpages and Making Money

Most people ask: Can I make money on hubpages? The better question to ask is: Have you made money on hubpages with your fine hubs? Can you make money on hubpages-- if you have a great hub then yes, but what is a great hub? Should I write like a billion hubs to make money on hubpages? Or, I think that hubpages will not make me money but I will still think in terms of making money...

These are the most common questions when dealing with new hub writers, they all want to do well and to make money on hubpages, or make money fast but it is not. In fact time if a big factor in making your work successful. Remember this is a revenue sharing site, and you are working with an affiliate program-- or all three offered here.

Links, content, and time for your hubs are what makes them successful or not. If you make money in this business you can be pretty certain you are doing something right. This is your online business, and you have to mind your business to be making money.

Hubpages is a business and often people seem to expect that they are the exception to the rules that most people take for granted when making money online, or even in any business. This is not true anywhere, hard work and improving what you publish is vital to more success.

What Price are you willing to pay to get this?  Are you ready to pay a price for this?
What Price are you willing to pay to get this? Are you ready to pay a price for this?

Making Money Online: It Isn't the Little Engine that could.

I want to make money... that should be easy right?:Yes it is easy to make money... but not if you don't pay the price. That price is time and energy and COMMITMENT. Yes there is a bit of luck in the beginning, and often now that I have a bit of success here on hubpages I look back to what I once did, and what i have to do now.

When I first began I looked around and decided that my price was sitting and writing the best hubs I could. I also decided that no matter what I would continue to write and publish my work. So what price did I pay? Time, a lot of it. If I wasn't writing I was learning about linking and marketing hubs.

I was reading how to monetize my hubs for Google. I was learning what my strengths and weaknesses were. This is important for the foundation I wanted to see. Yes, I did have a business plan and I still follow it. The point is I didn't just talk or think about building my traffic or improving my hubs, I did it.

Now I am pleased to say that my price that I pay to keep this thing going is still there but it doesn't involve as much reading and mistakes as it once did. My foundation is there

Making Money, Google And Doing IT your Way

So.. you've paid a price to make money with Google, but really if it works for you can i copy it?: In a way yes you can copy what I've done, in fact I have told you how I have made money with Google, but really it is personal matter of wanting to pay the price to see success. This is a business and some don't want to pay that price to make money.

Again it is a law of averages at work here, but I believe there is something more, a law of persistence and dedication to a craft that is often very unforgiving to those who simply are here to make money. Hubpages helps you grow your business, and helps you make money, but again there is no easy way to making money any faster than the other guy.

Here are, what I believe, to be the four things needed to make money with Google AdSense and other affiliate programs: Links to your hubs, and interactivity and commenting back, traffic and of course luck. Most of all quality content that people can relate to and find useful and enjoyable.

Fine, that seems easy, but why links? What does that do for me? Links are needed they are the lifeblood to traffic, and if you even know a bit about SEO, you know that links are important, in a hub, in social networking site and on your own blogs and websites. For a quick review this is what I like to do with my own hubs:

1) Write and leave it unpublished so I can look at it a bit more, making sure the message is good. Quality in the content is vital!

2) Publish the hub, then go to share it and begin to add links to the social networking sites there. It is important to do this as links are vital.

3) Next I add a link to a blog of mine or somewhere that works for it, such as a link on an ezine article I have written.

At this point I will have about 5 or 6 links to this particular hub. Of course I usually go one step more. (In fact I do three more things)

4) I try to write an e-zine article based upon the hub, adding a link to the e-zine article. REMINDER: never never "cut and paste" to an e-zine article use your hub for the basis of an article. Duplicate content is a bad thing, and not only that it becomes harder to prove copied content.

5) I make sure that if I am going to have a link on my email for a couple of days, so that people who I email a lot will get that link.

6) I go back to my older hubs and find one that works well with the new hub and ADD a link on that hub to the new one.

Now to do all of this, it normally takes me about 1 hour for each hub I am fixing up, but these are vital. These will get you traffic to your hub. This does not mean money... as yet.

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So I did the links, and I am getting comments what should I do?: Comment back to the comments, now the impression is everything. When you comment back you are telling the person you actually care about what they have written. In fact as they say the commenter is always right.

I often get a few comments saying how bad my hubs are, the big thing here is that these people have their views, and they are welcome to have them. I can see if they have validity ( which often in some way they do) and I also leave these comment ON that hub, unless of course it is listed as spam where there are links to various sites they might have.

Commenting may not make money but it gives the impression you care and are reading and responding back to people. Often if readers return you will find they also bring others, and that is where the money comes from.

Above all DO NOT ever unapproved a comment that tells you that they have answered a question that you asked them to answer, but have also made a comment on your hub to either say thanks. I've seen it before, and it makes people not want to interact with you. it also looks bad on your hub when you see say ten comments looking like a conversation or something but really it is you unapproved question or whatever.

So respond to comment, nicely politely and with humor and good grace it will get you more traffic in the end.

Interactivity Getting Paid and Bounce Rate

Interactivity is a key. Put polls or quizzes in your hubs, This is a way to have traffic do something other than read a hub. It's great to have people read, but what about doing something and discussing it (good for business and money!)?

I have put polls in my hubs since I find this leads to the most comments about what people have voted on and what they think about the votes. Often I notice that this will increase the "value" of time spent on a hub.

Time is a key the longer they are on a hub the more likely there is a chance that the reader will become a "customer" and buy something on your hub. Do not design your hub in such a way that makes people think you want money, but have it so that people know that there is something else for them.

Make the opening space long enough to gain the maximum exposure for Google AdSense. I would say about 200 words in three paragraphs gets me that big rectangular box of Google AdSense ads beside the top bit of writing.

The idea here is that if you want to make money with your published works, you need to think of the time peope spend on your websites. If you want to get paid by Google, you need to lower that bounce rate. The reader needs to do something, say read and comment on that fine hub of yours for your bounce rate to lower.

My Montly Money Goal is This:

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One last word-- If you want to make money on hubpages using Google AdSense or other affiliate programs this takes time and fixing up. You need to pay the price, this means reading books and learning about affiliate programs and how they work and how they can make you money.

I still spend about 10 hours or so on each hub I publish trying to make it read-able to others, and I am still working with keywords and writing. I also am still following a business plan that success is a long term business. It is also about quality content and that will be the one which never will change.

Still if you have a plan and are willing to spend a lot of time investing in your business of writing on hubpages to make money, there is no reason you will not succeed. It takes a lot of time, and there are bumps along the way but keep up the good work in linking and other small steps and money will come.

It is important to make money online, and everyone needs to plan for this, but it is also importantto have a plan for how much you will make over time.  It is a learning process when the more you learn from books and from others the sooner you will make money online.

To your success.

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      Rebecca E. 4 months ago from Canada

      content is one thing, chasing the hot topic is another. I would say anything that makes money- and does it consistently is because they had great, well written content, which also has photos, and correct links in them.

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      Anita Hasch 5 months ago from Port Elizabeth

      You are so right. It takes a lot of effort to get the content you need on to Hubpages. I have considered to write more on the topics of hubs that are getting the most views. Although it does not always work out like that. Sometimes I write about a topic that catches my interest, when I know it might not interest everybody.

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      Ruby 16 months ago from United States

      I've been procrastinating :/ need to set mine up!

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Persistence and quality. I am off and on in my enthusiasm online so I have to grow in persistence. I am still editing the lenses that were moved here. I hope to get more traffic soon though I have not really written anything new. Thanks for sharing your own experience.

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      Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

      Crazzyklex-- no, I still save it in drafts and no it doesn't affect a hubscore. Unless you have published it... but anyway welcome to hubpages, take time, and that hubscore will rise, if you follow the rule and don't spam.

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      Crazzykylex 5 years ago from Incredible India!

      One thing you forgot to mention. Don't publish your hub yet, but don't save it in the drafts either. It seriously hampers your hubscore. You can check mine.

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      Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

      Darlyn-- welcome to hubpages, and yes it does take time and energy to be successful in this business.

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      Darylen Cochrane 5 years ago from New York, NY

      Wow. Thanks for the providing this very useful information. I am new to hub pages and need all the help I can get! Seems like you have it under control. I plan to be totally dedicated.

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      Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

      Zainnisar-- thanks for taking the time to cmment on this hub, wishing you the best hubbing experience

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      Zainnisar 5 years ago from Little Island, Heart.

      Glad to find you yet another beneficial Hub. Thanks for Sharing Knowledge.

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      wallpapersfor 5 years ago

      Very helpful! Thanks!

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      Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

      Blairtracy-- it's a slow process but I can see that you will have success very soon, keep up the good work.

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      Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

      monyemarketing-- it is more about what you can do tyo build your business than make money per say, you need money to live, you also need to have people read your work.

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      blairtracy 5 years ago from Canada

      Great hub! Very easy to read and follow. Any little bit of advice helps!

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      moneymarketing 5 years ago

      Hello Rebecca, thanks for the information and tips were very useful, I hope you like, make money with hubs. Congratulations on the article.

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      Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

      prektjr-- this si true if you don't have ads, you're nto doing yourself any favors, and this is critical to make money with Google AdSense and on hubpages in general.

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      Debbie Carey 5 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

      Wonderful information! Thanks! I voted up, awesome and useful as I will be using this awesome information. I didn't really consider the length of the capsuls to allow for space for advertising. I will work that in immediately and plan to look for more information from you! Thanks for sharing this with all of us!

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      Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

      ubanichijioke-- happy to be of service you've just got to keep on trying.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Wow! Such a long list. I envy you and the best way to be perform is to follow your lead. Please, lead my way on hubpages. I hope to be like you one day & if possible better. This is E.X.C.E.L.L.E.N.T

      Voted up & useful

      much hugs

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      prairieprincess-- thanks, but you are so right you have to work at it a long time!

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      Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

      Rebecca, I love your work ethic, and that's what I get the most from you: that you have to really work at this, to make it happen. That is encouraging! Thanks.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      peni-- that might take a bit, but best of luck.

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      peni 6 years ago

      I will try this tips...hopefully i could make a lot money with adsense and hub pages.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      katarakz-- thanks.

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      katarakz 6 years ago

      Great info you have here. I've bookmarked it. Thanks!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      mathair-- when it is a domain it usually is because of what you are telling them is your domain, for example when you use blogger you tell them your blog website, but here I believe it is your profile.

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      mathair 6 years ago from Ireland

      Very good information - i am going to follow you so that i can come back later when i can figure out how to get google to accept me! They keep rejecting me due to domain ownership issues and asking me to open a new page!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      John-- an interesting point you make, but then polls are polls, they are menat to be "talked" about

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      babergirl---do the research and keep on doing the actions, something will stick.

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      John 6 years ago

      you know the funny/sad part? Timing of people, 6 months and $500 bucks hard to believe.

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      That is a great article! I love your straight forward and direct writing style! Thanks for the advice. I am going to contineu to do my research!

      Great hub :)

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      indigo-- you are welcome.

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      Indigo-farfallina 6 years ago from California

      GREAT INFO

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Micheal-- I do hope you will see success, and come back and tell me how it goes.

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      Michael Durden 6 years ago

      Great Hub. You really seem to know your stuff. I am going to follow this blueprint and see how it goes. I think I have some good content and hope others will feel the same way.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      thoog-- people like something to do with your work, as for three links, I am referring to three capsules, say a video, and then a set of relevant links to other hubs, and a poll.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      alexmar-- the thing about Google AdSense is that you have to think about links, the more links the more traffic the more traffic then the more potential for money, but you have to keep a it. Google adsense is not for the get rich quick ideas

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      ajmalposdsa 6 years ago

      Thank you Mark. I mean it, a no-nonsense, here-ye-are approach, which makes perfect sense to me.

      One question though, why on earth are 3 relevant youtube (or video) links important? (maybe I missed it)

      Thanks again!

      Thoog

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      alexmar 6 years ago from St. Maarten

      The only thing I see that ticks me off with Adsense is that you make pennies compared to making money with affiliate products where you could make 50% or more from that product selling price.

      It takes the same effort to market a $29 product as it would to market a $1997 product.

      I will see how this adsense money making hubs plan works out for me.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      ForrestDrake-- yes it does and you have got to, must keep at it.

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      ForrestDrake 6 years ago from Canada&USA

      I came with lot of expectations, but finally I realized it takes hundreds of hours to suceed

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      kohuether-- it does so much so, and learning, but going back and fixing is a big plus.

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      Katherine Olga Tsoukalas 6 years ago from New Hampshire

      I agree that it takes time and commitment. I created some hubs about a year ago and then really didn't do anything with my account until recently. I have about twenty hubs now and I realize I need to go back through and fix my early efforts! In another few months, I will probably realize I need to go through and fix the ones I just created...

      Excellent and informative hub!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Maria-- you are right in a way, but at the same time, you have to be willing ot give things time.

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      mariaperis7 6 years ago

      great hub. making money online is not ashard as most people think these days

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      DrumsAcousticMuse-- polls have been a big time thing for many people the extra seconds on your site can mean quite a bit.

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      Jesse Broman 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Great hub- the bit about adding polls is very insightful!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      MythiliK- glad to read I've helped you, all the suggestions are what I have learned about and I do hope you will see success.

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      MythiliK 6 years ago from India --> Switzerland

      Thumbs up. Saved for future reference. Running around here and there to learn more and stumbled on a right page :)

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      john000-- I really stumbled upont hat fact after wrting a few hubs and it did make a big difference as to earnings.

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