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Making Money Online - My Experience with Google Adsense and HubPages

Updated on August 28, 2012
You CAN make money online.
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Have you ever wondered if you could write your own articles and make money online? I am here to tell you the answer is YES! You absolutely can make money online. I've just hit my $100 payout with Google AdSense so I feel it's time to share the good news! I want to share my story with others out there who may not think it's possible to make money via the internet. It MAY seem too good to be true but I assure you, from my own experience, it's not. I have really just began this journey of writing online but I'm enjoying the ride and can't wait to see where it takes me.

How did I do this, you ask? It all started with HubPages after a friend recommended I sign up. She said it was completely free to sign up, a great community with lots of nice people and I could write and publish as many articles or hubs, as they call them, that I want! I decided to give it a try. I figured that it would be nice to write about things I enjoy and connect with others that have the same interests. I'm so glad I signed up! Pretty quickly after I joined I kept hearing about Google AdSense and how other hubbers where making money with it using their HubPages account. I couldn't believe the success stories I was reading! I decided I had nothing to lose so I applied for an AdSense account. A few days later I received an email saying I was accepted!

AdSense: What is it and how does it work?

AdSense is a program that allows publishers (joining HubPages makes you a publisher) a way to make money on the internet. I am not an expert on Google Adsense but I can tell you that AdSense places ads on each of your hubs which allows you to make money when people who visit your page clicks on these ads. The ads will be related to the content of your hub. So, say you write a hub on pet care, you will likely have ads on your page related to pets. Because they already have an interest in your hub, one of the related ads may catch their eye and will prompt them to click. I am still learning all the details of how AdSense actually works myself but I do know for each time someone clicks on any ads on any of your pages, you get a percentage of revenue from AdSense. The amount of the money you make with these clicks depends on several different factors but I can tell you from my experience the clicks do add up. Once your earnings reach the payout threshold of 100.00, AdSense will pay you via check or bank account the following month.

It is important for me to stress that AdSense is not a get rich quick money making program. I've learned patience and perseverance is essential when it comes to writing online and earning money with AdSense. As I mentioned above, clicks do add up but it's important to stress that in the beginning it may seem a little slow. Over time and after you have written some good quality hubs, you should see a gradual increase in your earnings or at least I did. When I first started I was getting .15 one day and maybe .30 the next and then 0.00 some days but after some time the amounts gradually grew. Just keep in mind that the clicks add up but maybe not as fast as you want. The key is to not give up. It is just like anything else. What you get out of it is in direct proportion to what you put into it.

HubPages and AdSense: Things You Need To Know

Write good quality hubs. This is important. You do not have to be a "professional" writer or have a masters in English to be able to write good hubs and money online but you do have to have common sense when it comes to writing and be able to keep the readers attention. The main thing is to KNOW what you are writing about, stay on topic, put some thought into your wording, use spell check and make sure your grammar usage is correct or at least do the best job that you possibly can. I am not a perfect writer by any means but I do try my best to spell correctly and use words properly because I know these things make a difference. I usually write my hubs and publish them as soon as I am finished but I always go back over them the next few days because I'm re-focused and usually make minor changes and catch mistakes I missed the day I wrote it.

Another important thing is getting your hubs out there so more people can read them. Learn as much as you can about search engine optimization or SEO. This helps get your hubs out there and more visible to the search engines. When I started reading about SEO I learned about keyword placement. Keywords help get your hubs good placement in search engines. You want your hub to be as close to the top of the results as you can when people do a search for that particular topic. This will help get much more traffic to your hubs. When I first started I was a little confused about keywords. On one hand I was reading that certain keywords paid higher for clicks than others and that it was recommended to do keyword research. On the other hand, I read that it's not always the case and it's more about writing good quality hubs and the placement of keywords in those hubs. I have decided to take the "less work" approach and just write about things that I am interested in and enjoy and try the best I can as far as the right keywords and placement. If you want to bring more traffic to your hubs in order to earn more money, it will definitely be worth your time to learn more. Here is a great link explaining keywords.

I also learned early on that it's not so important the number of hubs you write but more about the quality and content. We have already talked about quality but what about the content? The best hubs to write are hubs that include "evergreen" content. This is content that will be searched and sought for years to come. It will never go out of style or become unpopular. Here is a great link on evergreen content. What is neat about AdSense is once you write a good hub with good enduring content, it has the potential to keep making money for years to come. HubPages is a great source to use your potential and generate passive income.

All these things add up to better placement on search engines which means more people reading your hubs which means more ads on your hubs will be clicked which ultimately means more money earned!

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Are You Ready to Start Earning Money?

I just want to say I am by no means an expert and there are lots of things I still need to learn about when it comes to AdSense, HubPages and making money online but I've covered what I DO KNOW with my experience so far. I can tell you truthfully that I have hit my 100.00 AdSense payout and I'm super excited about continuing on with HubPages and AdSense. I have faith that if I put even more work into it, I'll earn even more money. In addition to AdSense, I also signed up with the HubPages Ad program and have started making additional money with it as well. I am actually doing very well with it!! I will be writing a hub soon about the HubPages Ad program.

Are you serious about earning money online and would like to get started now? CLICK HERE to sign up with HubPages. Once you have written a few good quality hubs, sign up with AdSense. Once you sign up with AdSense and get accepted, ads will be placed on all of your published hubs and you will start earning money. Now remember! You aren't going to get rich quick with AdSense. It will take some time for your earnings to add up. It takes patience and perseverance.. Just keep writing good hubs and checking your earnings now and then. You should start to see an increase in earnings over time. Also remember, what you will get out of it is in direct proportion to what you put into it. Good Luck :)


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