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Ways to Make a Lot of Money, Without Working Hard

Updated on March 16, 2013

What is AdSense?

Google AdSense is the most popular moneymaking method available to bloggers and online writers. Ask any search engine what the best way to make money from a blog is and you will consistently see AdSense at the top of the list.

Google AdSense is a contextual link advertising program that bids on keywords related to products. Bloggers and Web site owners are publishers with Google AdSense that allow ads to show up on their sites. Keywords are used to determine which ads are relevant.

AdSense makes it very easy to make money from your blog or Hubpages, as anyone who has tried any of the numerous other advertisers will tell you, Google places very targeted ads that result in very high responses compared with any other affiliates. The best that you as a writer can do to help ensure that relevant ads are showing on your pages is to write very focused content, and doing keyword research. Use the keyword tool to help you find words that are highly searched and not too high in competition.

It is your responsibility to make the most of your blog. There is only so much that AdSense can do to help you earn money. Google can place relevant ads, but without traffic those ads don't mean anything. As a beginning blogger it is wise to go for quantity. As you go along and learn things, your quality will certainly improve over time. But in order to learn a lot about the blogging and the writing business, and there is a lot to learn, keeping busy with a lot of content will eventually result in fine tuning your skills. I think this is a much wiser and more profitable way to begin than trying to be a perfectionist with just a few articles as a new writer. Grow your audience by networking with other bloggers, leaving comments on their blogs, and by using social bookmarking sites.

Google AdSense is King


I have often wondered which type of blogs are the most successful, and I have discovered that health blogs do very well, and niche blogs in general, about knitting, gambling, painting, ect. The more targeted, the greater chances that your blog will be successful. Blogs that are very focused on a single subject have been shown to have the most success.

Many people think that having a site that is about AdSense, or making money online, blogging and website building are good subjects to build a blog around. However, I have found that the opposite is true. Simply because the traffic that is generated by blogs on these subjects tend to attract computer savvy people and web masters who will not click on your ads because they already know what they are. The type of blogs that are geared toward purchasing something will attract clicky people who are trying to find something to buy.

Ad placements can perform well just about anywhere on your pages depending on how your blog posts are arranged. One thing that has been discovered for sure however, is that ads placed between blog posts have been proven to perform very well, and Google recommends that power bloggers do this.

WebAnswers & Hubpages

If you are new to blogging I strongly suggest you join Hubpages. This article is written on a Hubpage, and I began my blogging career here at Hubpages. It takes time to learn the ropes of blogging and the Hubpages community is rich with knowledgeable people who you will eventually meet through publishing "Hubs" and interacting with other Hubbers. You can earn money in the same fashion as you would with your own blog, but you will earn much quicker than you would with your own blog. Don't get me wrong, as a successful blogger you can make a fortune, but it will take years to get to that level. Here on Hubpages, you chances of success are likely to come a lot faster.

If someone were to ask me how to get started. I would say that if you have an AdSense account already, join Hubages now. To join just CLICK HERE.

If you do not already have an AdSense account join WebAnswers. This is by far the easiest and best way to be accepted by AdSense. WebAnswers is a community that pays to answer questions. They have a quota of 50 answers that must be answered before they will accept you to AdSense, but if you have no online content AdSense will not accept your application. Some bloggers apply to AdSense after creating some blog articles and are turned down by AdSense.

So, you must take your AdSense account seriously. Answering 50 questions is really not all that difficult. If you are serious about becoming a wealthy online writer answering 50 questions is nothing. You must keep your eye on the prize.

To join WebAnswers CLICK HERE!

Getting Paid by AdSense

Getting paid by AdSense is simple. Payments are given for clicks on the ads that appear on your blog. Your earnings depend on several factors, including how much traffic your blog receives, how relevant the ads are to your blog visitors, and how much the advertiser had to bid to serve the ad on your blog. That would be based on keywords.

After reaching a threshold of $100 your will recieved either a cheque or a paypal transfer.

Keep track of your success. Don't limit your analysis to earnings. Be certan to compare earnings by unit and placement to find out which ones are bringing in the most revenue. Also, analyze the performance of your AdSense ads against your blog's traffic statistics.

Just like any other business, you need to be aware of what is going on, in order to know what to do about it.

Link To My Hub Pages

  • Skarlet HubPages
    I write many Hebpages on various subjects including classic Hollywood and vintage everything. I also hubs on business, investing and various ways of generating income. I have also published books, and numerous articles online. Links to many of my pages can be found at the above address. Sincerely, Skarlet


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      Maree Michael Martin 3 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Very helpful information about how to use AdSense. This helps a lot, great hub.

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      Skarlet 4 years ago from California

      Thank you for the kind comment. Yes, I just noticed the same thing. Google seems to be experimenting with ads. They are up at the top under the photo on the right and at the bottom where it says "ads by Google" and has the alternating ad shades.

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      TransitMotions 4 years ago from London

      Thanks for an interesting post. What I'm not understanding though is where are the ads on your hubpage? Is it all the links under the 'discover more hub pages' bit?

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      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      @ breakfastpop- Thank you. That is such a sweet comment. I have often learned from your Hubs too.

      @ DS Duby- Thank you, I am glad you found it useful, and I appreciate the vote up.

      @Angela Blair- Thank you Sis, AdSense can be extremely confusing, but as we know, its the best money maker out there by far...

      @jamesdurk94- Thank you for the comment.

      @Trinity M- Yes, its a matter of working it in many different ways. Thank you for stopping by.

      @rajan jolly- I know. Since we have the Ad program here we will not see a lot from AdSense, but if you join WebAnswers you will see it. Thank you for the comment.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Useful and interesting, skarlet. But since the time I put the HP ads on Adsense income is way too low.

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      Trinity M 5 years ago

      Some interesting points I had not considered before. Great hub and very useful. Thanks :)

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      James Durkin 5 years ago from Halifax, UK

      very helpful and informative thank you

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      Being a total novice in the Adsense area this blog was tremendously helpful to me. Thanks! Best/Sis

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Great information and advice Skarlet I thank you. voted up and useful.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      I always, and I mean always, learn so much from you. Up and oh so useful.