Whenever we think of earning money online, the first thing that appears in our mind is AdSense. However, there are also some myths that should be cleared before you get started. It will give you an idea about the real AdSense and help you to avoid all the fantasy stories. Don’t worry, even if does break your heart, it’s for your own good that you learn about these myths right away before getting started.
AdSense is not there to make you a millionaire
Yes, you read that right. AdSense won’t make you a millionaire and help you to get rid of your full time job. That’s just a myth spread by people to people who doesn’t even have proper AdSense knowledge. Even big and popular blogs like Tech Crunch doesn’t make more than $30,000 a day so dreaming to be a millionaire using AdSense is like thinking of making the next Engadget without any prior internet knowledge. It’s not like AdSense publishers are not making money, some of the publishers are currently earning a 6 figure income, but they are among the top bloggers.
The blogs earning 6 figure incomes have a strong base, a large number of audiences, a good promotion system to promote their blog and popularity which makes them capable of earning that money. Websites with millions of hits are not earning a million per month so dreaming of such amount even before getting started is just a fantasy and a myth about Google AdSense. Avoid it, and all our tips are there to help you achieve your dream.
The more traffic you get, the more money you earn
Many people believe that it is possible to earn money from their new blogs too. A small number of traffic can also lead to money and a large number of traffic means a large amount of money. However, the truth is far from this myth. Google AdSense is designed for 1000 unique visitors and websites with only 500 visitors per day might even not manage to pay for their hosting fees. Sometimes, even a large number of traffic won’t help you to earn much money as not all of them will click on your ads.
Before learning about more myths and truth, let’s hear one more AdSense success story Mary Ann Kelley, an editor from Virginia started a website named thehomeschoolmom.com back in 2000. The website was designed for homeschooling moms and it offers downloads, links and encouragement for them. She heard about AdSense from her webmasters and then signed up for it. Once she started doing experiment and placed ads in different format and places, she saw a great jump in revenue and that’s when she understood the potential of AdSense.
AdSense helped her to turn this part time business to a reliable monthly income. There was a time when tweaking ads took a long time but that has been also improved. She managed to grow her revenues further by using targeted ads and quality contents. That’s how Mary Ann Kelley managed to turn her part time gig into a reliable monthly income and you can do the same too if you know what you are doing. Now, let’s move on to the next myths.
Secret formulas to earn money in a very short time
There are thousands of articles out there offering AdSense secret formula. Some of them are even charging money to give this formula. If you are also thinking about trying them, here is the truth: there’s no such formula that can lead you to earning money in a short time. You can study SEO and other keyword stuff to make your website successful but there is no shortcut way to do that. The advertisement shown on the website should be also connected to the contents and that’s all you can do.
Clicking on ads by yourself
Some people click on their own ads believing that they are also increasing their own income. However, the truth is, Google doesn’t allow such things and they know the difference between a real click and a click just to increase their revenue. Even if somebody does it from another computer, it can lead to an instant ban. The same thing applies for you clicking on other person’s ad for the same reason. They can track your IP address and understand if you are really interested on that ad or if you are just trying to help that person. So, this is just another myth that you should be aware of.
The more ads you place, the more clicks you get
Some people put more ads than the number of posts available on the website and believe it will help them to get a good amount of money. It is not against Google AdSense Terms of Service to have 2 link units, 2 search boxes and 3 huge ad blocks. However, how do you think people will react when they will see too many ads in a small area? Some of them will never come back because of how your website looks and some of them might not even check your website’s contents because of those ads. Just place them somewhere they can be “seen” easily but don’t make them too colorful or eye-catching.
That’s all you should know about Google AdSense and the myths that should be avoided. You are already one step ahead than most of the other interested people who want to use AdSense because of these guidelines and now all you need is a website where you can get started by following these guidelines. Now that we know how to set create an AdSense supporting website and how to place ads, we will learn how to increase our earnings by customizing our ads in the next chapter and some success stories from AdSense publishers.