Can Adsense make you big money?
The answer in a nutshell is yes. You have to have a good idea and you have to work hard at it. The majority of us drones will have to settle for a more reasonable amount of adsense income. But if you want proof that Adsense can bring in the big bucks then check out this blogpost from the creator of the plentyoffish website
The Cost Free Google program to generate income
How to sign up for the program
The adsense program pays real money and it takes a little bit of work to sign up for it but it is well worth the effort.
To sign up: You will have to fill out a standard form with name, address and other information. You will also have to disclose some personal information for tax purposes.
You will also need to disclose the url of your website or websites. Google takes their adsense and adwords programs very seriously and they will first examine your site for suitable content. This approval process may take a few days but once approved you are ready to start placing ads on your site.
Note: Be sure to fully read and comply with the terms of conditions. Any violation would result in termination of your account. Google takes a very aggresive stance against any person or company trying to skirt the rules.
Sign up here: Google Adsense signup
Books about Adsense and Google
Google Resources and Links
- How to make money on the internet without spending a dime
The creative webmasters guide to making money with a website. Adsense is free, and it is a very important part of monetizing a website.
- Official Adsense Terms and Conditions
Read this carefully and do not violate any of the terms or conditions.
- Google Adsense Program Policies
This is very important. Adhere to this 100%
- Google AdSense Help Center
The Official AdSense help center
- Google Groups: AdSense Help
The official Google Adsense discussion forum
- Inside AdSense - The Adsense Blog
Learn more about Adsense and keep up on all the changes and improvements to the adsense program.
- Google Adsense Sign-up Page
This is where you apply for an adsense account.
Useful Links and Resources
- The Google Heatmap - Placing your ads
Placement of your AdSense ads is critical. Good placement can increase revenue many fold. Google recommends where to place your ads for maximum effectiveness. Here is their heatmap with advice from a webmaster.
- Beyond Adsense - Other programs to join for free
A list of other affiliate programs you can join. None of them will cost you a penny. These programs offer all types of products and services from posters to movies, webhosting and much more.
- The Poor Webmasters book list
A list of recommended books to help you earn revenue with your website.
- The Practical Guide to Earning Revenue with your website
No nonsense guide for the poor webmaster to earn money with a website. This site will not sell you anything. It just offers a lot of practical information on how to monetize your website.