A Step-By-Step Guide
You can be up and running with AdSense in just minutes. Sure, youíll need a
bit more time if you want to use all of the advanced strategies and
techniques I discuss in the rest of this book, but you donít have to wait until
youíve figured everything out before you can start earning with AdSense.
Remember, every minute that your site isnít showing online or isnít showing
ads, youíre tossing money down the drain.
If you donít have a site yet, or if youíre not showing ads on your site, before
you move on to the rest of this book, follow one of these guides. Youíll be
amazed at how easy it is to start making money with ads!
Building A Blog
Blogging is probably the easiest way to get online with AdSense fast. The
sites are already online, you donít have to worry about graphics and the
domains all set up.
All you have to do is sign up, write and earn!
Step 1: Surf to www.blogger.com
Complete the registration page, choose a name for your blog and pick a
Step 2: Apply For AdSense Through Blogger
Another form, another two minutes. It will take a day or two before your
application is approved. In the meantime, you can play with Bloggerís
AdSense preview tool, and...
Step 3: Write Your First Blog Entry
Not sure what to write? Start with your family, spout off about a story in the
news, put up pictures for your friends to see... it doesnít matter. Everyone
has something that occupies their mind, that interests them or that theyíre
good at. Put up anything. You can change it later but for now just get in the
habit of writing to the Web. Once youíve done it once youíll see how easy it
can be ó and how addictive.
Step 4: Play With Your Ads
Once AdSense has approved your application, youíll be able to start playing
with your ads. You can change the colors, fix the font size, remove the
border and move them into the sidebar if you wish. You can get everything
geared up and ready for...
Step 5: Bring In The Traffic
Itís taken you minutes to get your site set up. Now you have to let people
know youíre online. Chapter 20 will tell you how to bring in the traffic but for
now you can start by telling your friends, swapping links with your favorite
sites and submitting your site to the search engines. Hold off on the paid
advertising though until youíve got enough content to make it worthwhile.