Many people who want to earn money with the blogs and websites are wondering, “Is Google Adsense any good?” or “Is Google Adsense worth it?”
Today I’m going to give you an answer to those questions and tell what one online millionaire talks about the subject.
1.You have a website
2.You put the Google Ads on your website
3.You get paid some pennies/cents when the visitor clicks the ad on your website.
(4.The visitor ends up to the advertiser’s website)
So the process is quite simple. Notice that you don’t get paid for everyone who sees the ads but for everyone who clicks the ad.
Then you can see your revenue and statistic from Google Adsense.
No. In the beginning of my online marketing career, I thought that it would be easy to earn some little cash just to put some Google ads on my site. I was wrong.
I had a blog with about 1,000/monthly visitors (which is not very much but still something). I activated Google ads on my site just to see how well it works. Google ads were on my site for almost two months and guess how much I earned.
The moral of the story is that if you are looking for a quick cash, Google Adsense is not the best. You will need a lot of traffic to your website before you can start earning any decent money with Google Adsense.
Do you know Pat Flynn? He is a very successful online entrepreneur and he is a real expert in online marketing. His #1 Google Adsense Tip is, “Don’t use Google Adsense!”
You may think, “Why not to use it? Would it be a great way to earn little extra income?”
Look at the image below (click the image to make it large).
As we learned before you get paid when someone clicks on the ad and ends up on the advertiser’s website.
But the problem is that Google is taking some money in between. Let’s say that the advertiser pays $0,20 every time when someone clicks the ad. $0,10 goes to Google and $0,10 goes to you. But what if you could get the whole $0,20? (numbers are just for the example)
What if you could contact the advertiser and say that he can place his ad to your website without Google?
You could easily boost your income because you don’t have the pay Google anymore! The advertiser and you are happy. Win-win.
Don’t be afraid to contact the advertiser straight because he will very probably be happy if someone is willing to advertise his products.
The reality is that we have become quite “immune” to the ads on the Internet. People don’t click them too much.
Google ads can work sometimes but actually more targeted ads are better. When you activate Google ads on your website, you can’t fully control what people see. But when you contact the advertiser straight you can decide what kind of ads you want to show.
My suggestion for you is to put ads that are very relevant to your niche. If your niche is “women’s kettlebell training” put the kettlebell ads.
If your niche is about “how to play piano”, put ads of the piano courses.
With Google ads, you can only earn pennies per ad but with affiliate marketing, you can earn $100, $200 or $1,400 with one single ad.
In affiliate marketing, you get the certain commission of the products that people end up buying.
It’s very powerful way to earn money. Compare earning $0,05 per Google ad vs. $100 of promoting the product you can honestly recommend and you even use yourself.
Thousands of companies have affiliate programs that you can join. Most of the time you just need to fill out the form and to become an affiliate marketer. You don’t even need to think how to market your website for the “advertiser” but you become accepted almost automatically.
Is Google Adsense worth it?
You can earn some money with it. I know people who have earned hundreds of dollars with Google Adsense.
But in my opinion, there are better and more profitable ways to earn money online like affiliate marketing.
In Youtube, Google Adsense is a great resource to earn money but in your own website, you don’t need it.
Just contact the advertiser and you will earn bigger commissions ($1,4000/sale).
Here is Pat Flynn’s video Passive Income Streams 101 where he explains his #1 Google Adsense Tip (starts at 4:14).
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
Do you have experiences with Google Adsense? What do you think about it?