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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Make Money with Google Ads!

I recently added ads to my blog using Google's AdSence program. The thought of making less than a dollar (in most cases) for each click your ads receive might send you running to the hills, but it doesn't scare me. Being a microstock photographer, most of my sales are right around the one dollar mark. This might sound like chump change, but those small sales start to add up quick. I think Google ads are right up my alley.

If you are a microstock photographer like me you probably already have a website. Chances are even if you are a stay at home mom you probably have a website too. There are many ways to set up free websites and blogs. Blogger and Wordpress, to name a few. All you need to do is set up an AdSense account and you can start making money from your free website! If you have a Blogger page adding Google ads is as easy as a couple of right-clicks. Before you know it you will have ads that blend seamlessly into the background of your site.

Now hold on fella, I'm not telling you to run out and quit your day job just yet. Like I said earlier, you will probably only get around a dollar or so per person that clicks on one of your ads (generally). If your blog is truly awesome and you are seeing some serious traffic, you might be surprised how often those checks from Google start showing up in the mail.

Good luck and happy blogging!


  1. I wonder how that is working for you. Your blog isn't very active so I would expect not very many visitors - but on the other hand you are active in twitter which is linked to your blog...

    I made my blog and my website interlinked which helps to increase the traffic and AdSence click, but I still get too few of them...

  2. Hi MikLav,

    I have neglected my blog a bit lately because I have been very busy and dont have a lot of time for blogging. I hope to get back to it eventually.

    I havent been very successful with adsence ads and have removed many of them. I imagine more blogging would lead to more traffic and more clicks on ads, but from what I have seen it is just not worth it (for me at least).

    I have had more success with the Amazon.com affiliate program and posting links to products on Twitter.


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