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How To Make Money On Adsense

Updated on April 15, 2012
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As most people know who write articles and publish on the internet Adsense is a big help in monetizing your work. the same can be said for other types of content someone can create by it short films, music, even photos, all content can be monetized in one way or another. It is true that an artist will normally only make a fraction of big names that have signed contracts through conventional channels, record labels, film companies, etc. But with Adsense it can be a good start. The following tips are what I have learned so far using Adsense. I am by no means an expert but hopefully it will help those getting started and even those who have a good knowledge of Adsense.

When I first began using Adsense it was to promote my short claymation cartoons and animation that I was uploading to youtube. When you have an Adsense account you can monetize your videos on youtube. Which basically means youtube runs ads on your videos and pays you ad revenue. So the more views your videos get the more money you make. When I realized the potential in this I opened several youtube channels each very different from the other but still within my own interests from cartoons to science I began to cover it all.

One Of My Early Claymation Cartoons (Click To Watch)

Wanting to push it beyond youtube and collect even more ad revenue I began to search the web for more ways to use Adsense. I discovered hubpages and other websites that pay ad revenue to publish articles. As I have always been a writer and had published a novel in my late teens it was a perfect fit for me. I began writing with hubpages and haven't looked back.

Still I yearned to improve my adsense earnings and began creating specialty niche websites. Again choosing to create sites that I know people would want to visit that were different from what I was already covering in my youtube channels and articles. Many of the websites I began now have a very specific sub-culture following and using Adsense I was able to serve ads on my pages those groups of people frequenting the website were interested in.

With my youtube channels, articles and specialty websites I often find a lot of ways to cross promote and draw in an audience from one interest to another. In some ways helping many learn something new about subjects they would otherwise not have read or thought about. When I create a short claymation cartoon I will often write an article about it as there is a lot to be said about the making of the cartoon, and it also gives me a chance to showcase the film to the hubpages audience as well as the youtube audience.

I continue to discover new and interesting ways to use Adsense online and hope to update this article again in the near future with more tips. If you are Adsense savvy I would love to hear about your many ways of using it online. Leave them in the comments below.

Also if Adsense is not your thing but making money online is check out our hub:

55 Ways To Make Money Online

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    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      6 years ago from North America

      Alexander Mark - I do agree there is a lack of customer service and avenues with which to try and contact Google but I think they are the friendliest way to make money online. Ebay and many other ways are very cut throat, I play by the rules and haven't found any issues thus far with Google/Adsense.

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      Alexander Silvius 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Google is extremely unhelpful in resolving complaints or responding to a person who they have shutdown, I have tried time and time again to contact Google concerning ads that I tried to block but reappeared anyway, and I can only get to the useless, "help," section. It's a poor way of running a business and for this reason, I hesitate to depend on Adsense as a dependable income stream. So far, it has been good to me, especially since I signed up for the HP ad revenue program, but I read too many horror stories of Google shutting down someone's Adsense when they are making a living from it and those people have no recourse to contest the shutdown! I wish there were other ad programs or that Google would add customer service to Adsense - any thoughts?

      Good hub by the way, despite my fears, your story is encouraging.

    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      6 years ago from North America

      SilentReed - I think every time someone posts either a hub or elsewhere on the internet an article about the unfair closure of their adsense account that despite what's being said in the article there is no really knowing that we are getting the whole story. Personally I can't see how lots of different people clicking on your ads could get your account closed. If they know it's coming from different IPs then that's just normal traffic. I could see how someone continuously clicking on their own ads could get it closed as Adsense can see it is all coming from the same IP. I think if someone was continuously clicking on an adsense account holders ads and it wasn't the actual account holder that Adsense would realize and begin to disallow paid clicks from that IP. Which is why there is an estimate of what you get paid and then an actual payment which usually ends up being lower.

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      6 years ago from Philippines

      Some fellow hubbers, Will Starr being the latest that I am aware of had the unfortunate experience of having their adsense account close. Victims of people maliciously clicking on the ads on their hubs. What is your take on this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      6 years ago from North America

      thelyricwriter - it can be you just have to get specialized and draw in the right audience. thanks for reading :)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Thanks for the great advice. Youtube has a very wide audience and it would appear that the earnings potential there would be limitless.

    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      6 years ago from North America

      tillsontitan - no worries the clay guys will live to fight again, like the ambulance driver said they have a battle every week :)

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      I didn't realize you could choose to use adsense on Youtube. Your claymation was great though I'm not a fan of the "bloody ending".

    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      6 years ago from North America

      naimishika - thanks for the like, hope some of my options help to make money on Adsense for you :)

    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      6 years ago from North America

      Talullah - did my best to chronicle my experiences. There is some money to be made on Adsense for sure.

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      6 years ago from SW France

      Thanks for such good information! Great hub!

    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      6 years ago from North America

      teaches12345 - Adsense is certainly at the focal point of many ways to make money online. I hope this guide helps :)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for the informative hub topic on video and adsense connections. I guess I am gong to have to look into this option.

    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      6 years ago from North America

      Bronterae - yep, this has been my experience with adsense and the best ways I have found to make money on Adsense so far. Thanks for reading :)

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      6 years ago from Nor Cal

      I appreciated the description of sorting different groups by interest to cover several options and cross promote.Voted UP!


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