Top 10 Internet Businesses – Make Money with Google AdSense
As a proven, time-tested Internet Business Model, there is no denying that for most people, making money with Google AdSense ranks among the top 10 Internet Businesses as most popularly used online.
“But is it really just for anyone?” you ask. Here’s my personal take on making money with Google Adsense.
WHAT IS IT IN A NUTSHELL?
Provided by the almighty Google itself, you can place Google ads on any of your web pages (as long as it’s approved by Google). The placing itself is free of charge, though you need to meet their standard requirement of having a substantial content site before having your Google AdSense account approved.
Once approved, you can place Google ads in any shape and size that they provide at any part of your web pages. The Google ads will display ads that are relevant to the nature of your website theme. You get paid for every click your visitors make on the Google ads.
Usually, you don’t earn much from a click so the trick is in having web sites with massive volumes of traffic, and visitors who are acting on impulse.
WHY IT ROCKS
Earning from Google AdSense is considered to be passive, automated income. There is no customer support needed whatsoever and you don’t have to control the ads (depending how you see it). The Google AdSense program makes a nice bonus for adding another income stream, simply by monetizing from every web page or blog posts you have on your websites.
WHY IT DOESN’T
To put it bluntly, to depend on Google AdSense to make a substantial living, on its own, is suicide. It takes time (and I don’t know how long it would take for you) to build a substantial income and start receiving checks from Google every month. Very rarely can you get away with receiving hefty AdSense checks from just one or two websites.
Many aggressive AdSense makers I know build websites into the hundreds and many more resort to blackhat techniques – they’re innocent until caught by Google and this can result in permanent suspension of their Google AdSense accounts. A big price to pay for fooling the Search Engine.
IS THIS FOR YOU?
You might not be expecting this conclusion. Even though making money with Google AdSense is one of the top 10 Internet Businesses online, I won’t recommend doing it. Not on its own, for sure. You have to be prepared to either build multiple websites with substantial traffic and readership interest or use it to complement your existing content rich websites.
Also, I recommend adding other income streams to your websites like selling own products or Affiliate Marketing.
Here are more AdSense alternatives too:
Certainly not a game for just anyone but don’t feel discouraged to try it out when you’re itching to add a new income stream. Just don’t do it on account of financial desperation!
© 2008 by Edmund Loh