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Tips to Increase Your Online Earnings

Updated on August 18, 2009

Increase Your Adsense and other Online Earnings

Well people, these are a few tips that have worked for me in increasing my online earnings except from the "Selecting High-Paying Keywords" one which have worked for quite a few people I know. I can't guarantee that they will be equally effective for you but I am sure of one thing that they will definitely make a difference in your earnings and this difference will be a positive one. Please note that in this article I won't try to sell you anything, nor will I tell you to do difficult things like creating more blogs etc. All I am suggesting are some small changes that won't take much time. Also note that I will not make you join something new like Squidoo etc for increment in earnings, just these tine harmless things.

Google Adsense!
Google Adsense!

Ad Placement

Good Adsense ad placement can increase your website's CTR(Click Through Rate). Now how to do it. Well, one thing that has worked for me is to place Adsense ads along with a video or a picture and that helps increase CTR by a large amount. So more clicks, more profit and sales. You can try different ad placements on your sites to see what is best suitable for you. Normally it is suggested to have one and preferrably two large rectangles at the end of your post and 234x60 banner under the title of your post. 250 x 250 ad in the top left corner is also good to increase your CTR.

Select High-Paying Keywords

Select some high paying keywords e.g. mesothelioma and write your hubs or articles around them.
It certainly is not easy to write on every topic just because ads placed on articles/hubs having that topic have high CPC(Cost Per Click). Truly speaking, despite trying, I have never been able to write on a high-paying keyword just for the heck of it. Although, I have written on some high-priced keywords but that was because it interested me and I had prior knowledge on the subject. So, the question is, if I can't write on a high paying keyword just because it will pay me ten times the amount I am getting per click or maybe thirty times, then why am I telling you to write on these. This is because I know some people who have somehow opted this method and have seen their earnings being multiplied by a large figure and doing nothing else. Like if 1 click pays you 0.2$ on the average, imagine getting 5$ per click. So if you receive 100 clicks on the average in a month(which is below normal, as normally people get much more clicks than that), you will make 20$ a month at 0.2 per click. With an average of 5$ per click, you can easily make 500$ in a month. So that is a big amount compared to 20$. But remember it is not easy to write on topics you are not familiar with. Good luck to you if you want to try this.

Spend your time looking for targeted traffic, rather than non-converting social media traffic

There is no harm in generating traffic from Digg and SU. But if you want the traffic to convert into paying traffic then you will like to stop spending, rather wasting your time in getting traffic from Social media sites. You can spend that time in practices to get targeted traffic. All SEO specialists are agreed upon this one fact that traffic from search engines is the one that buys the product you are selling or click on your ads. Here are some ways to get more traffic from search engines.

Correct use of channels

Use channels to see which of your hubs and website pages are performing best in terms of ad revenue and sales. Once you have figured your highest earning pages out, try optimizing them for getting more traffic through articles etc. and generating more backlinks towards them and thus ranking even higher in SERPS. You can create more internel links towards them from your site/hubs. Internel links are the links pointing to a page of your site from another page of that perticular site or domain. Please note that if you are using URL channels, then there is a limit of 200 channels only, so if you are reaching the limit then place only your top performing hubs/pages or better performing ones there.

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      Aseem Pahwa 5 years ago

      These tips really work. I have tried them in the past and i think that one of the strategies that continue to keep my site on the top of all the search engines.

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

      Thanks nic!

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      Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

      Nice writing. Good points honestly. Will be useful since i am also a writer. Agree especially writing with high paying keywords.

      That really take up a huge amount of my time but we'll worth it.

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Steve, keep working on them, you will learn to research keywords soon. Its an art and doesn't have strict rules.

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      SteveoMc 7 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      I am still studying the keyword stuff and have to admit that I am foggy on the issue, everytime I read one of these articles, it encourages me.

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Welcome Springboard, glad to see your comment.

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      Springboard 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Interesting hub, and certainly an incentive to play around with some keywords. Thanks for the helpful info.

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      BookFlame 7 years ago

      Great SEO is a moving target that requires continuous vigilence, I've found.

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Yup, they return you less than what you spend on them. Remember, time is money! :-)

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      Boo McCourt 7 years ago from Washington MI

      Excellent tips. I have found that social networking isn't all that great. I have in the past wasted a lot of time positioning hubs to the networking sites with little traffic. Will check out your other hubs for more tips.

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      Thanx Lgali and recipes4myson for commenting.

      recipes4myson, we are all here to write, but who doesn't like some extra money one can earn of one's hobby. I am glad you liked my hub.

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      recipes4myson 8 years ago

      Thank you for your tips. They are some of the best I have heard. I am new to this whole thing. My main purpose is to write. But this whole Adsense thing has me intrigued. I will look forward to reading more of your hubs.

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      thnaks for nice advice

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      lol... yea. I knew you must have read about SEO here, so that is why I used the term "implementing SEO" rather than "learning". :D

      Yup, it will be great if you use it in future. And thanx for this comment too.

      CHEERS!

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      emievil 8 years ago from Philippines

      UH, I sure hope I get the hang of the SEO. Just being exposed here in Hubpages have made me gained a lot of new perspectives and knowledge, which, I hope I can use in the future =).

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      Ms Chievous, channels are present in your Adsense account, under the Setup tab. You can provide URLs to your different hubs in the URL channels to see which hub is generating the most revenue. Hope I made myself clear. :)

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      Thank you for your good comments ladies.

      Emievil, first I am really happy to read you bookmarked it. You joined Hub Pages just two months back and I am sure you will get familiar with SEO with time. If it weren't for a couple of friends, I wouldn't have bothered myself with SEO till now after more than 3 years of MMO. I was reluctant to spend my time learning and doing SEO, but their constant talking about it made me realize how important it is and now I am happy I gave some thought to it and I am sure you too won't repent your decision of implementing SEO.

      There is one more aspect of choosing keywords. One has multiple interests and fields of knowledge. You can try writing more on those topics that have comparitively high-keyword value. :)

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      Tina 8 years ago from Wv

      I will try your suggestions for Ad placement and see if my revenue increases. What I have always been confused about are the channels.. I wish you had written more about that! Good hub regardless

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      emievil 8 years ago from Philippines

      I just saw this hub when I was going through the "hot hubs" section and I sure am glad I opened it. I'm not really that familiar with SEO and keywords as hubpages is my first online writing foray (I don't even have a blog!). But like you said, high paying keywords or not, it's not easy writing stuff that one is not that familiar with. That's why, I guess, although I know keywords are important, I still write what I want to write. Maybe in the future, I'll get really serious about SEO, keywords, Adsense, etc., so just to be sure, I bookmarked your hub for future reference. Thanks UH!

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      Thanx for the comment Louidam1. I always love reading the comments you make on my articles. :)

      Dohn!

      Thanx for this wonderful comment!!!

      Well Dohn, this is a crazy world of making money online.

      Some hubs of mine haven't received a single click till now, which means no earnings from them.

      Why?

      Because these hubs don't receive much traffic from search engines.

      Dohn the traffic that will click your ads is the one that come from search engines. Read more about Search Engine Optimization to recieve more traffic from search engines and thus more earnings and clicks.

      I have seen your articles and they are quite well written. You have done perfect on site SEO(deliberately or non-deliberately, BTW a natural writer like you don't need to worry about on site SEO as Google's algos are written according to the natural writing).

      Do some offsite SEO like getting backlinks etc and you will see boost in your earnings.

      Thanx again for the comment my friend.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thank you for writing this, UH. I'm still trying to figure out all how to increase my revenue doing what I love, which is of course writing. Any information and advice on such subject is highly appreciated. I definitely need help, as I get only about 25-30 clicks a month thus far (way below average).

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      Louidam1 8 years ago

      Great job! I always love reading your articles.

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      Brenda I am glad you did!

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      Thank you Dale. This comment of yours really mean a lot(specially because it has come from a successful internet marketer). Now I got your point. Thanx :)

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      \Brenda Scully 8 years ago

      bookmarked this hub

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      Thanx for commenting and liking these tips thesleepingman.

      Well, if you really want to make money here at hp, then you will have to do a bit of more work.

      I will tell you what has worked for me here...

      Write some more hubs and interlink the related ones.

      Make sure people find your hubs well written and helpful. This way they will also link to your hubs

      Stay active in forums and answer others questions.

      Try HubChallenge.

      If you can do this, I am quite hopeful you will be earning like 2-3$ a day on the average after a month or a couple.

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      Dale Mazurek 8 years ago from Canada

      Oh no you have done a wonderful job of expressing exactly whats in the hub. I was just of well I guess elaborating a bit, All your hubs are of top notch levels, keep up the great work.

      Dale

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      thesleepingman 8 years ago

      great tips. Any pointers as to what works best to generate money from hp?

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      I just published this hub. I wonder how quick you are at reading. I am glad you commented and thank you for it.

      Well, if you read the first paragraph you will find out that I will just suggest some tiny changes. Won't make anyone join something, nor would I tell them to buy something. Also, I won't tell them to do hard stuff like getting backlinks or create more blogs, just these small things sometimes we miss.

      One thing more, these are small things that worked for me and my friends. Hope you understand.

      Thanx again for this good comment that gave me a chance to clarify things further.

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      Dale Mazurek 8 years ago from Canada

      Good tips but as it goes things really are a lot deeper but this is good for the tip of the ice berg.