Since its launch in 2003, the Google Adsense program has revolutionized web publishing, translating visitors’ clicks into money, turning blogs and websites into money making machines for millions of website owners. The Adsense program is a big revenue generator for Google, too. The company earned some $2.7 billion in Adsense revenues last year. If you’re thinking of making money online here are some reasons why your first online business should be Google Adsense:
It’s FREE and EASY
You first need to apply to join the Adsense program via an online form. Once you’ve been accepted into the program, you will be given a snippet of code containing your unique ID to paste into your website to enable the ads to appear. It’s that simple to start making money with Adsense.
Everybody can make money
With Google Adsense, it doesn’t matter if your website is big or small. The amount of money you make is generally proportional to the traffic that your website attracts. No site is too small to make money. Even if you could make an extra ten dollars a day (which is really very achievable) by just pasting a snippet of code into your web pages, I’d call that a great way to make money!
No worries about finding advertisers
Finding the right advertisers and the right place to advertise can be a tricky business for both publishers and advertisers. Google, by their sheer size is a magnet that attracts advertisers and publishers for all sorts of products and services. They become the broker between publishers and advertisers. All you need to do is concentrate on your website.
Great for beginners
The majority of newbies who try to make money on the Internet call it quits within twelve months, not because they want to, but because they get lost in the jungle of online money-making. This leads to frustration and disappointment and eventually, defeat. Google Adsense cuts a clear and simple path for everyone to follow â€œ join the program, paste the code, improve your website content and get paid when people click on the ads.”
Google is great
Google is on the cutting edge of search engine and pay-per-click technology. Even as Adsense became the spectacular success that it is today, Google never stopped developing and refining ways to help regular people with regular websites monetize their traffic. They have some of the best brains working for them.
Making money while you sleep
I can honestly say that I make money while I sleep. Round the clock, every click earns me anywhere from 5 cents to a couple of dollars. Since joining the Adsense program, my day starts off bright and cheery with a visit to my reports page that tells me how much I earned while sleeping!
Earnings grow with your website
While Adsense does generate more income on certain types of websites than other less popular niche sites, the general consensus is that as long as you continue to build on your website’s popularity and add good, useful content, your Adsense income WILL continue to grow. More traffic logically equals more clicks and more money.
Small change for some, BIG money for others
Perhaps the ones who are reaping the greatest benefit from the Adsense program are the publishers from the developing world. While a US100 dollar check may not mean very much to a webmaster in New York, it can mean a couple months salary to someone in Africa. Stories abound in Adsense-related websites and forums of how this program has changed the lives of thousands of people. Many have been able to make a comfortable living solely on the income derived from the Adsense program.
Earning money with Google Adsense gives new website owners hope and a clear sense of direction. Even if you earn 50 cents a day at first, it opens your eyes to the possibilities that Google Adsense presents. It’s a straightforward way to make money compared to the often complex path of affiliate marketing. There’s every reason to believe that Google Adsense can only get bigger and better, so it makes perfect sense that every newcomer to online money making should give the Adsense program a try.
Andrew Shim is the owner and editor of PositiveMoneyIdeas.com a website which offers FREE Money Making Ideas for those interested in starting their own freelance or home based business and PositiveTones.com a FREE resource website for Positive Living.