Making Cash On The Web is a serious attempt to compile useful information about making money on the internet. It is a combination of things that I have learned myself, as well as information culled from other sources. It is NOT about get rich quick schemes, or wierd marketing programs. I am not going to sell you anything.
If you’ve been anywhere on the internet in the last several years, you can’t have missed Google’s text-based advertising program. Ads By Google simply are omnipresent. What Google’s ads do is “sense” (thus, Adsense), the topic of your web pages and automatically deliver appropriate ads. You get paid each time someone clicks on one of those ads. How much you get per click depends upon the ad. I absolutely am not allowed to tell you any more than that. The first rule of Adsense is not to talk about Adsense.
To get started, you need to go to Google Adsense and apply. Once your application is accepted, you can follow the link back and get started.
The first thing to do is to study the terms of agreement, because there are some very real restrictions on what you can do with the code. One of the most important is that Google Ads cannot coexist with other ads that might be confused with Google Ads. This means that you cannot mix Google and Kanoodle ads on the same page, since they look similar. If you violate this, you will be terminated from Google. Another is that you absolutely can NEVER click on your own ads.
I’m not sure how much the Google Terms of Agreement allow me to tell you about what goes on inside Google Adsense HQ, so I will only say that it’s very easy to follow their instructions and get the HTML required to serve the ads on your website. Pick the ad format called 120x600 Tower.
Once you have the HTML, copy and paste it into a page on your basic text editor. Store it here while you get everything else ready. Now, all you have to do is insert the code into your web pages’ HTML. In difficulty, this is about a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10.
I am once again going to assume that you have taken my advice, and are using WordPress. I also assume that you are using a template with a “sidebar.” That’s the more narrow of the two columns on your site. Stuff like a calendar, links and so on will be in the “sidebar.” If not, you will have to adapt these instructions to your own situation.
Go to your site and enter WordPress. Select the Templates tab. The first thing you likely will see is an box on the page labeled: Editing index.php.
This is the base code for your website.
Now, there is the possibility that you will see a message at the bottom of the box telling you that you can’t edit the file becuase the permissions are not set correctly. If you see that, go to your FTP program and use it to access the files on your website. Select the file called index.php and right click. Select Properties / CHMOD. You will be given another window. Set the permissions to “666”. This will give WordPress permission to alter the file. Exit the FTP Program.
Go back to the Templates tab.
Scroll down into the template file until you find the following code: