Accidently Making Money With Adsense

Last Update: October 18, 2019

Hey, this is going to be a quick one.

I signed up for Adsense in early September and I put it on my site for verification.

I was under the impression that you have to manually put the ads in place and do all this stuff. I completely forgot about it.

It turns out it's been running on my site this whole time and I haven't seen it because I have adblocker on (I guess ads go up automatically).

The revenue looks to be in the $500 per month range too!

I never thought much about Adsense but it seems like a really, really easy way to earn extra money.

I believe the first goal you should have is to make enough to hire a writer (you can hire an oversees full time writer for about $500 a month).


Adsense can definitely help you there. There's really nothing you have to do besides putting the code in your header (I think, I don't really remember what I did).


Hopefully there's a way to optimize these ads as well to earn more.

So if you're thinking about putting adsense on your site I say go for it!







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davehayes Premium
Great post and Adsense is a brilliant way to earn money literally while you sleep and do nothing effectively.

Its related to the content you put on your site in part and so the ads appear accordingly.

Like you I have been running my adsense for a while now and it builds up into a healthy amount, which is obviously dependent on the work and content you put on your blog.

Just by way of a further tit bit if you like, a few years ago I affiliated with an adsense type, but not endorsed by Google, affiliiate venture, which did extremely well for me, certainly hitting the 5 figure mark in earnings.

Just to put a further bit of meat on the bone as well in rleation to your post. When it comes to affiliate ventures, everyone immediately gravitates to the MMO niche, when the solution to earning money online is right in front of our faces, literaslly every day, that we are on facebook, YouTube, Google, Pinterest...

Advertising!!!

Thanks for sharing a great post though.
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ecomtom Premium
Thanks Dylan. Good to know. Tom
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Marley2016 Premium
Dylan,

If you are making money with Adsense does this not take
visitors AWAY from the main focus of what is on your
website? In reality, stealing away commissions?

I mean if someone clicks on an advertisement that Adsense
has placed on your website they are redirected to the
other website, right?

That takes them away from your website where it is possible
for you to make commissions on the product you are
promoting. Would it not be better to keep your visitors on
your website?

Just asking and thank you,
Susan
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dylanrieger Premium
I don't really think so. I'm very aggressive in promoting my affiliate offer. I think the people who click the ads would have left anyway. I see it more as monetizing people that were going to leave.
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VitaliyG Premium
Hi Susan, it's a mixed bag. Adsense does distract on one hand, but the users who aren't really interested in your content tend to be the ones who click on the ads.

There are ad networks which pay more like mediavine and are very much worth putting up on your site, but if your content is good, then it will keep the right people on your site and not clicking on the ads.
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Marley2016 Premium
Thank you for responding I never looked at it from that
point of view. Great to know!
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Marley2016 Premium
Vitaliy,
Your opinion means everything to me. I am going to
give Adsense a try, but if I qualify for mediavine would
prefer to use them instead.

Thank you ever so much,
Susan
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davehayes Premium
If it helps further Susan, Adsense is no different to having affiliate links on your website in content form, its what is taight in the training here and 1 way we earn money from our blogs, if that helps further
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VitaliyG Premium
You got it :)
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Marley2016 Premium
Dave,

Thanks just added Adsense to my niche site ::))

Susan
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waian Premium
Sign up for Mediavine as soon as your site hits 25,000 sessions/month. The RPM I'm getting there is about $25. With AdSense, it was $10.

This is with a site in the make money online/personal finance/promoting WA niche.
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dylanrieger Premium
I get about 100,000 sessions a month but a lot of it is global (south africa makes up 50% of the traffic) - Mediavine only wants American traffic (got denied from Mediavine).
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waian Premium
Ah well, that's disappointing. Have you looked at alternatives like Monumetric or AdThrive?
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dylanrieger Premium
Haha yeah I might try to sign up agan and just point out the posts getting traffic from South Africa and just tell them not to run ads on those posts.

And yeah I'll definitely look around. I literally just found out about the ads running on my site yesterday. I'm completely new to running ads and stuff like that.
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waian Premium
Yeah, shop around for sure. AdSense is just about the worst ad network out there in terms of rates..
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davehayes Premium
Useful to know Ian, thanks
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dylanrieger Premium
Yeah I'll definitely look around
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midhunvm Premium
100,000 sessions/month is really amazing!

Is publishing good keyword researched content
is what you do to get this high traffic?

You are in a high competition niche, so have you
done any link building to achieve this high traffic
or it is due to publishing content consistently?
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dylanrieger Premium
Just good keyword research and traffic from Google. I focus on MLM's for the most part. There's a million of them. I don't do link building or anything like that.

One post does make up a lot of that traffic, however. I'd say 2000 clicks a day come from one post and 1,000 from all the others combined.

Some posts just hit better than others.
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midhunvm Premium
Really appreciate your Dylan, thank you so much :)

Do you use Jaaxy for KW research or any other
tool?

When jaaxy shows only <100 as competition, it is
a good KW to target according to WA training.

But that doesn't take into consideration the
authority(domain & page) of those 100 websites.

Even if the competiting websites is low(<100), if
those sites have high authority it is difficult to rank
for that KW.

So do you also do a search page analysis after
you have done the KW research, to check if you
want to publish a post on that particular KW?
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Nicole1414 Premium
Wow that’s pretty nice! Congrats!
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