Use Your Personal Blog to Earn Money From Google

Ready to monetize your blog? Try beginner-friendly Google AdSense

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Starting a new account with Google AdSense is one of the easiest ways to start monetizing your blog. While Google AdSense might not make you rich, this simple and useful tool is usually the first step bloggers take to earn an income from their blogs.

Setting up a Google AdSense Account

After you have your blog set up and running, consider monetizing it. Here's how to open a Google AdSense account.

  1. Read the Google AdSense program policies. Familiarize yourself with what you can and cannot do as part of the Google AdSense program to ensure that you're prepared to start your new account.

  2. Visit the Google AdSense home page. Click on the Sign Up Now button. Enter your Google account login information or select your account from those listed.

  3. Complete the online application. On the application, provide your blog's URL and answer a question related to whether you want customized help and performance suggestions regarding the Google AdSense program. Enter your country and confirm that you have read and accepted Google's Terms and Conditions. Click Create Account. When prompted, provide your payment information to receive the income you generate on your blog from Google.

  4. Access your new account and review the ads available to you. Google AdSense provides a wide variety of advertising options to bloggers from text ads to image ads and more. Take some time to research everything that's available to determine what will work best for your blog.

  5. Select your ad design choices. Once you've decided which ad opportunities are best for your blog, select them. Google provides a snippet of HTML code to you after you make your selection.

  6. Insert the Google AdSense HTML code into your blog. Copy and paste the HTML code provided by Google into your blog's template. One of the easiest ways for a beginner blogger to do this is by inserting a text widget into the blog template and pasting the code into the widget.

  7. Let Google do the rest. It may take a few hours or a few days for Google to start serving ads on your blog. Google searches your blog to determine the predominant subjects of each page. When readers visit your blog, the HTML code you pasted into your blog from Google activates and relevant ads are displayed based on each page's content.

  8. Collect your money. Google AdSense typically pays based on the click-thru rate, which is the number of times people click on an ad. Therefore, Google AdSense is unlikely to generate a large income for you, but every bit helps.

Tips When Setting up Your Account

  • Read the Google AdSense policies in full before you sign up for a Google AdSense account. If you violate any of the AdSense rules, your account is canceled, often abruptly and usually without recourse.
  • Take some time to perfect your Google AdSense program after you get started by learning the steps you need to take to increase your Google AdSense earning potential.