There are a few different ways of making money online by posting ads. Some of them are very easy; some of them require some learning, and aren’t easy in the beginning till you learn how to do it and have some experience.
Let’s start with the easiest way of making money online by posting ads.
Making Money Online by Posting Ads on a Blog or Website
This is the easiest way of making money online. If you have a blog or a website, then you can simply place some ads and every time someone clicks or sometimes even see your ad, you make some money.
There are different companies that offer money by posting their ads on your site, but be careful, because some of them are simply scams. They offer you some money for posting their ads, but they never pay you or sometimes just disappear.
Actually, when it comes to making money by posting ads on your website, then only site I would really consider working with is Google AdSense.
Making Money with Google AdSense
Google AdSense has been paying advertisers for many years, always on time, and it’s very easy to make money with them, especially nowadays.
You simply need to go to the Google AdSense website, apply and once approved, connect your website or websites with AdSense. You can find all the steps here. Once you are connected with AdSense, you just place the code from them on your website and the ads will show there.
You can watch the video below to see how to do it:
If your site is WordPress based, you can also use some plugins that will make the whole process even easier. One of such plugins is Easy Google AdSense Plugin.
Once the AdSense is on your site’s pages, all you need to do is to continue creating content, so the traffic to your site increases and you make more and more money.
The Pros of Google AdSense
- It’s very simple and easy to start
- You don’t need to sell anything
- You don’t need to do any marketing
- All you need to do is to create more content on your website
The Cons of Google AdSense
- If your site is new and doesn’t get much traffic you won’t make much money in the beginning.
- You need big traffic to make a lot of money
- It takes some time to earn a lot of money
What You Must Know About Google AdSense and Making Money with a Website
When it comes to making money online with a website, the most important thing is to have a website that gets a lot of traffic. Once you have such a website, it’s not very hard to make money. You simply need to monetize your traffic.
You can monetize the traffic with Google AdSense, but you can also monetize your website with affiliate marketing. You can use both and make even more money. You can also make money with Amazon, simply by sending traffic to them.
But the point is to get a lot of people visiting your website. With affiliate marketing you can make money with less traffic, but because Google AdSense pays very little per click, you need a lot of visitors to your website. The websites with big traffic make a lot of money. For example wikihow.com, which has huge traffic, makes over $2 million per month. This is the website that makes the most from AdSense, but there are many websites that make over $1,000 every month of passive income from AdSense. And you can have more than one website, and make even more money.
But your website or websites must rank very well in the search engines, especially in Google, and must get huge traffic. How to achieve that? You need to create quality content that will attract people. If you know how to create the quality content on your site, you’ll get good rankings and huge traffic with time. It’ll take some time. Do not expect money overnight. You’ll need to work for at least a few months to achieve that.
The good thing is that you can learn how to do it and start for free with Wealthy Affiliate. With WA, you’ll learn how to create a website and quality content, and how to monetize your website. It’s the best place to learn how to make money online, not only with affiliate marketing, but also with Google AdSense.
How to Make Money Online with Pay per Click (PPC) Advertising
As I mentioned earlier, Google AdSense it’s the easiest way of making money online, but it’ll take some time to earn some serious money that way. You need to work hard in the beginning, to create some good content, and then you’ll start getting passive income, when you get big traffic to your website.
Now, I’ll describe the other way, which is a little harder to learn, and it requires some investment, but which is very fast. You can start making money in this way in a few days, and it can be also quite easy, when you combine it with affiliate marketing.
This method works by posting ads on Google Ads (previously known Google AdWords), Facebook, YouTube, Bing, Instagram and Pinterest, and advertising different affiliate products. By selling products as an affiliate, you don’t need your own products to sell. If you have your own product to sell, it’s even better. But you can make a lot of money this way, even if you don’t have your own product to sell.
The Pros of PPC
- You can start making money quickly.
- You don’t need to create a lot of content on your site
- It does not require much time
The Cons of PPC
- It requires some more learning
- You need some money to start, to pay for advertising
- You can lose some money if you don’t know what you’re doing
PPC, simply means you pay to get some traffic. You don’t get free traffic from the search engines, but you pay for the traffic on different networks. You either pay when someone sees your ad (pay per view) or you pay when someone clicks on your ad (pay per click).
Because you pay for traffic and you can lose some money, it’s very important that you take some time to learn how to do it well. The earlier mentioned by me Wealthy Affiliate also teaches PPC marketing, but the stress there in the beginning, is mostly on creating content and getting free traffic.
If you want to learn how make money quickly with PPC and affiliate marketing, you should watch this free webinar by John Crestani. The title is “How to Earn a 6-Figure Side-Income Online”. I think John Crestani’s training is one of the best about PPC. You can read my review of John Crestani’s Super Affiliate System here.
It’s possible to make money online by posting ads, either on your own website or on other networks. There are pros and cons of both methods. If you’re a newbie to making money online by posting ads online, then you should learn first how to do it properly.
You can start for free with Wealthy Affiliate here, to learn how to get free traffic and make money with Google AdSense, or you can start with watching this free webinar, if you’re interested how to make money with paid marketing and affiliate marketing.
Todd Matthews says
My site is still relatively new and I’m still creating the content outline of it, however I’ve seen, even with traffic for users in the 600-700 range, that I’ve already made a couple dollars, so I’m happy to see that AdSense does work well. No, it’s not enough to quit my full-time job, but it’s definitely a start and as my site matures and I generate more and more traffic via the search engines (thank you, Google Analytics!) I’m expecting to see more and more income trickle in from AdSense. It’s all about generating traffic and remaining consistent, but consistency creates cash.
Thank you for the comment Todd. You’re right, with growing traffic and consistency, the income will grow.
Hi, I have been using Google Adsense on my website for a couple of months now and although I don’t get and huge and mount of traffic I still get a small amount of money for the ads that are shown on there
I have been thinking about renting out some ad space on my website to different companies but I’m not sure if Google Adsense will allow me to use other ads on the same posts as their ads
Do you know if it is allowed and it so do you know of any other companies that will pay to put adverts on my website?
Yes, you can use different ad networks on your website. There are many companies that will pay you for putting their adverts on your website. If you google “best google adsense alternatives” you’ll find them.
Thank you for the comment.
Thank you very much for your review of Google AdSense. I always wondered what adsense was all about and now I know. I’ve bookmarked your website so I can go back to it and refer to the video that you have, I started listening to it and it’s excellent. I would be very interested to know what the average income is not a monthly basis from Google AdSense. Based on your recommendation I think I’ll go ahead and put it on my website that I have up and running. I don’t see why not. There can’t really be much of a downside to it. Sounds like a very dependable way to make income. And as you stated, as your traffic grows so does your income.
Thank you very much for that information in addition the PPC review. That was handy as well so thank you for that also.
You’re welcome Tim. I’m glad the article was helpful.
There are pros and cons to having Adsense on the website. It also depends on the traffic and the niche.
If you promote some affiliate products on your website, then your competitors can steal the potential buyers from your website through the Adsense ads on your website.
This is just an example, the numbers are just from the top of my head: let’s say a visitor to your website clicks on the ad on it; the advertiser will pay $1 for it; you’ll get paid $0.35. But then, the visitor goes to the advertiser’s website and buys the product through it for $60. The advertiser gets $30 commissions (minus $1 for the click), and you make only $0.35.
If you did not have the Adsense on your website, and the visitor had bought through your website, then you would have made $30, instead of $0.35.
Obviously, the visitor might not have bought from you anyway, and you made at least some money.
It’s harder to sell something than get ads clicked. So, with good traffic you might make good money with Adsense.
So, as you can see there are pros and cons. Everyone must decide what works best for them, through testing. Maybe Adsense, maybe affiliate products, maybe a mix of both.
Thank you for the comment.
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WA training will teach you how to make money online. If you’re a newbie you should follow the training and not to worry about making money by posting ads. It’s to early for that. First, you need some good traffic to your website.
You won’t make money by posting ads now. It takes some time to build a website that gets some decent traffic.
Thank you for the comment.