We hear a lot of buzz about people who earn money online from Google Adsense accounts. Right? Out of curiosity we often try hard to find what in the world Adsense is. If you have also tried searching on how they are making money online via AdSense, this is a complete guide for a beginner like you who wants to work part-time & start earning money online.
By the end of this guide, you will have all the essential information along with things you need to do to start earning as soon as possible. So let’s start learning how to make money from AdSense by working online.
What is Adsense Account
Adsense is a free service provided by Google for publishers to monetize their web content by showing text, images, video, or interactive media advertisement to targeted audiences.
You to be a publisher must have a web property (a blog or a YouTube Channel or a website).
This is an AdSense advertisement on The New York Times website. Here The New York Times is a publisher on which ads have been running by Google. Likewise, the ads you see on YouTube while watching videos are also run by Google AdWord.
Do you think Google can run ads on any web properties? Absolutely not. To allow Google to display ads on your web properties you need an Adsense account. After having an approved Adsense account you can start earning money.
How does AdSense work
This is a common question most people have. Let’s understand. To run an advertisement we need three things.
1. Advertisers ( who want to advertise their products and services digitally
2. Publishers ( Where publishers want to run their ads, it is also called placement)
3. Tools (that connects advertisers and publishers)
Adsense as a tool allows advertisers to display their ads on publishers’ web properties.
How to create Google Adsense Account
Creating and using an Adsense account is super easy. This is the prime reason for its popularity. You just need to sit back and see the money flowing into your account after creating it.
To create an AdSense account you will need a blog, website, YouTube channel, or an app. Plus you must be above 18 or you can open with the help of your parents.
Tips for Google Adsense Account approval:
● Quality website- Maintain the quality of the website
● Good design- Design should be very neat and clean
● Good navigation- Easy and good navigation
● Have at least 20 to 30 quality and structured content
● Have an admin specific email e.g.- firstname.lastname@example.org
Steps to create a Google AdSense account:
1. Signup- Go to the sign-up page
You can either sign up with your domain-specific email (email@example.com) or by your Gmail. I would suggest you use domain-specific email for sign-up as it triples the chance of getting approval of an Adsense account.
Make sure you use the same name under which you have a bank account, as AdSense will be sending you checks or EFT payment under that name.
Once your sign-up process is done you are required to add AdSense codes to your website header.
2. Submit your tax information- It includes
3. Adsense Pin- After submitting your tax information Google will review your application. Google will start displaying ads on your website and when your website visitors click on the displayed ads you earn. Once your earning reaches 90 dollars, Google will send you a pin by mail.
4. Submit this pin to activate your Adsense account
All of this will take around 1-2 months depending on your geographical location.
How to add a bank account to an Adsense account
Google transfers your funds through EFT (electronic fund transfer) into your bank account once your earning reaches $90.
Steps to enable EFT for Indian Adsense Publisher
1. Log into your Adsense account
2. Click on the Payment setting under the payment page
3. Click on add a new form of payment
On the next screen add your bank details and click on the save payment. Boom! Now you will receive money directly into your account.
You can even configure and change your payment setting at your convenience.
How to link Adsense account to YouTube
YouTube is also a good source of making money online. Simply running a channel on Youtube will not make you money. You need to link your Youtube channel with an AdSense account for monetization.
You will be only able to apply for YouTube monetization if you have at least 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours. Here are the steps:
1. Log in to your YouTube channel
2. Go to YouTube Studio
3. Click on the Monetisation button at the left menu
4. Accept terms and conditions and you choose from the options available
Since you already have an Adsense account, click on “ Yes I have an existing account”.
It will take you to the AdSense login page. After logging in to your Adsense account you will see a screen like this.
Now click on Accept Association to give permission from your AdSense Account. As soon as you accept it, you will be redirected to your Youtube studio.
By doing this your two steps are complete. The third step is reviewing the process. YouTube may take some time (a week in some cases) to review and activate your monetization process. It will completely depend on your videos on Youtube.
Some important things to consider before applying
● Your channel should not contain any video that violates copyrights
● Your channels must have at least 1000 subscriber and 4000 watch hours
● Your channels should have quality content for easy approval
Once your channel is verified you will start earning on YouTube.
How to increase your Adsense revenue
Now you have a verified account with YouTube linked. It’s time to start making money online. Here are the proven ways to increase AdSense earning:
Find High CPC long-tail keywords- the more high-CPC keywords you use, the more your AdSense earnings will increase over time as long-tail keywords help your content rank higher.
Create quality content- Research your niche and find what is missing. Try to fill that gap by creating high-quality content. The more valuable your content is for the audience the higher your content rank.
Don’t break consistency- Creating content consistently is necessary to keep the audience on your side
Making money online via a Google Adsense account is not a cakewalk. It’s also not an overnight lottery. But if you work smart and hard with patience, your income will exponentially increase over time.