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Can You Still Make A Living Out Of Google AdSense?

Profile photo of Sunday William Submitted by Sunday William about 2 weeks ago

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A lot of people went into Internet marketing because they were sold the idea that they could make a lot of money with Google AdSense. While it is true that many do make money with this pay-per-click monetization method, others are just so frustrated by the poor results they get from AdSense.

The lack of expected results from AdSense and the many complaints about Google’s changes in its policies have made many rethink whether AdSense still works as a way of making money online.

You cannot blame them for making this conclusion because Google’s many changes in policies and the reality of making money with AdSense have left so much to be desired.

That being said, many still recommend the AdSense program as one of the good ways of making money online because:

It is owned by Google and therefore would be given preference by the search engine.

Google still earns lots of revenue from the AdSense program as it shares revenue with publishers on 68/32 scale. Earnings from the complementary AdWord program or pay-per-click (PPC) are shared with publishers earning 68% and Google taking home 32%.

It is free and can be complemented with other advert programs that include affiliate marketing.

The argument for Google AdSense is clear but most would not like to put their effort and resources on the program because of:

Poor earnings compared to other monetization systems like direct sales, affiliate marketing, etc.

The high competitive nature of the program. There are millions of users of the program including large corporations and small businesses. In this case, it would be nearly impossible for newbies to think of making a great living with Google AdSense.

With these thoughts about Google AdSense, there are still many websites making money with this monetization system. Recommendations from experts and Google for success with this program are:

1. A website must be rich with content to provide value to readers.

Any type of content like text, images, videos, graphics, podcasts, etc., is acceptable as long as it complies with Google’s content policies.

2. A website must be of standard quality in the eyes of Google.

A high quality website remains a source of solution to the target audience. It contains high quality information and instruction that attract and resolve readers’ problem.

3. A website must drive more targeted traffic to earn from AdSense.

The more unique visits per day on the website the more likely would the site convert.

4. A website must target the right keywords.

These are keywords that are frequently used by advertisers to promote their products, the words that people uses to make their search. The right keywords are action keywords that enable people take action and it is important to go Longtail when thinking of keywords.

5. A website must comply with Google’s AdSense policy.

These policies ensure that your website is not just built for AdSense but it provides purposeful information that would help solve the readers or visitors’ problem.

There are many websites today that are still earning well from the AdSense program. They comply with the above and much more. The beginning of earning great from the AdSense is adherence to the webmaster guidelines and AdSense policies set by Google.

More so, a website that wants to do well must have quality in content and design, and it must be driving quality targeted traffic.

Conclusively, it’s safe to say making money with Google AdSense is possible and still relevant, but I will love to hear from others here:.

With the high competitiveness of the program, the changes and strictness in Google’s AdSense policies and Webmaster guidelines and the poor earnings compared to other monetization program:

Can you still make a living out of Google AdSense?

Is making money online with Google AdSense Still Relevant today?


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32 Responses to “ Can You Still Make A Living Out Of Google AdSense?” Leave a reply ›

  • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

    Of course, one can still make a living out of Google AdSense!

    Complying with Google’s policies and providing real value in the content and website will attract more clicks for the AdSense marketer.

    Although there is lull in the rewards of most marketers, there are still many BIG AdSense earners out there.

    Its a matter of changing strategy and adapting to any change in the webmaster’s policies.

  • Profile photo of Black Profile

    Google AdSense is one of the ways to monetize a blog but the strictness of Google in giving approval to many has discouraged continue usage and support.

    However, it is still a viable means of making a living online, if the tips you have shared above are followed.

  • Profile photo of steven Profile

    As long as the basic principles of Google’s guidelines as they relate to Adsense are put in place, one can still make a living with Google Adsense.

    The journey to solid approval should begin with the creation of value in the content and website.

  • Profile photo of Titus Hoskins Profile

    Yes, you can still get a passive income from Google Adsense. It’s great if you want a “hands-off” income stream and works really well with Youtube Videos.

    However, if you want the best return for your valuable keyword traffic & phrases try affiliate marketing or better yet – create your own product/service and receive 100% of the revenue generated.

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  • Profile photo of Donsyen Chua Profile

    Hi Sunday,

    Trying to make money with adsense no longer works now as it used to. It’s too hard making a living with it now. I have some sites with adsense but not making anything to be proud of.

  • Profile photo of Lynn Profile

    Hello Sunday,

    I tried adsense back in the days but got banned for no apparent reason. And guess what? I had a couple hundred dollars that were never released.

    It’s not completely transparent what’s going on with adsense, that’s the problem.

    I will be checking this post to read what others have to say, if they are still earning well with adsense these days.

    Thanks for starting this discussion.

    • Profile photo of Sunday William Profile

      Hi Lynn,

      I know of some friends who were banned also by Adsense. While some appealed and got their money back, others did not succeed. I guess this is one reason why many are discouraged by Adsense.

      Yes, I hope many commenters will still leave their thoughts on this discussion so that we can understand and learn more about Google Adsense.
      Thanks for joining this conversation!
      Sunday William recently posted…Can You Still Make A Living Out Of Google AdSense?My Profile

    • Profile photo of Titus Hoskins Profile

      Hi Lynn,

      Similar to Sunday’s reply below I also know of people who have lost money with Adsense but this has not been my case.

      Years ago when I started all this online foolishness I used to feature Adsense on many of my sites mainly because I got a kick out of showing my relatives & friends my checks from Google. Keep in mind, Google also ran an affiliate network at one time.

      Don’t believe I ever received than more $300 or $400 amonth from them but it was quite steady and they did pay out consistently. Now I get direct deposits into my bank account and if I get one payment a year I consider myself lucky.

      In my case, using Adsense just didn’t make any economic sense. I was promoting top-end laptops with highly targeted traffic…

      Google Adsense Click = $1-$2
      Amazon Click w/conversion = $25
      Affiliate Product Click w/Sale = $200 – $300

      Which type of link would you use on your sites?

      Actually, this is kind of a trick question because you have to remember Adsense pays for the click (any click) whereas an affiliate link usually only pays if that click converts into a sale or lead. Also, I have found Amazon converts much higher than other affiliate links (people love buying from Amazon online) so even if the payout is less you can still make more money with them because the conversion rate is higher, ie. you make more sales with the limited traffic you have.

      Just my 2 cents worth!

      • Profile photo of Sunday William Profile

        Hey Titus,

        Thanks for adding more value to this conversation with your elaborations. Sticking with Google Adsense just don’t make sense when other PPC options offer better and faster conversations!
        Your 2 cents contribution here is invaluable. :)
        Sunday William recently posted…How Do You Improve The Sales Performance Of Your Great Product?My Profile

      • Profile photo of Gavin McDonald Profile

        Hi Titus,

        I kingged this comment twice, :)

        That’s why I said in my comment that I think it’s lazy people who still try to make money with adsense nowadays. They continue getting peanuts from adsense instead of trying other ways of monetization like affiliate marketing or selling their own products.

        Why should people continue to settle for peanuts from Adsense when they can make more from an affiliate promotion or from selling theirown products?

        That’s why now I prefer affiliate marketing or selling my own products.

        And it’s not that hard to sell your own products now. One can join resell rights membership sites like Kingged Ultimate Money Vault and get access to hundreds of good quality products to use and resell.

        Have you tried selling your own products this way?

        • Profile photo of Titus Hoskins Profile

          Hi Gavin,

          Yes, I have tried just about everything under the sun including resell products but these days I am concentrating on selling products/services with a residual income.

          Getting residual income has been the key – make one sale and get paid for years. Products/services which have worked best for me are web hosting services, autoresponder products, telephone services, online marketing tools/services…

          Since I am semi-retired I want a totally “stress-free” passive income so affiliate marketing has been perfect for my needs. Major affiliate networks like Clickbank, Commission Junction (Conversant), LinkShare, Shareasale… have been my bread & butter.

        • Profile photo of Sunday William Profile

          Hi Gavin,

          Thanks for chipping in on this conversation. Indeed, only lazy people still think and want to make money from Google Adsense. There are other profitable options out there. Resell Rights Product is a good option that one don’t need to ignore!

  • Profile photo of Mark Profile

    I must admit that I had written off the idea of usiung Adsense as a monetisation method some time ago. It is much less talked about in the general IM scene as a viable income means, but I’m sure there must be people doing very well with it.

    I didn’t know that Google gav ethe majority % to publishers. I thought it was at best a 50/50 split or even the better art to Google. That it’s more to the publisher does make it more attractive!

    Thanks for your post.

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  • Profile photo of Gordie Chase Profile

    Sure you can make money using Google Adsense but it requires you to have a lot of pages and a bunch of content that’s getting shared.

    I had about 10 Google Adsense sites and I created them all on Google sites, then Google withdrew support for adsense on their sites, so I gave up on Google Adsense.

    The only one that made me money was a 50 plus site I designed for resources for the elderly and it averaged $100 bucks a month.

    I’m sure some people are making a killing I recently read an income report on Mathew Woodwards site from one marketer that uses Adsense and she was making about $3800 a month from her coupon clipping site.

    It works for some but it didn’t work well for me.

    • Profile photo of Sunday William Profile

      Hi Gordie,

      Thanks for sharing your experience. I agree with you, it works for some and don’t work for others.

      From your experience, would you say that Google is playing double standard by withdrawing support for Adsense on its own sites? I am asking because some friends are just using the Adsense program to promote Adwords where it gets paid more from advertisers!

      Sunday William recently posted…Can You Still Make A Living Out Of Google AdSense?My Profile

      • Profile photo of Gordie Chase Profile

        Of course they are, we talked about this in previous conversations. Google sucks you in with all their great features and then pushes you out so they can monetize. I’m not mad at them, it’s smart business.

        I use adwords religiously because it works so basically your friends are doing the right thing. Google plays to win that’s why they change their algorithm’s so frequently.

        I’m waiting to see what they’ll do to Google Plus it’s a stealth ranking tool right now but they hate to give up all that publicity for free.

  • Profile photo of Eleanore Dewitt Profile

    Hi Sunday,

    I once killed myself trying to make money with adsense and have to say, it wasn’t worth it. There’s just too much traffic you need to get for so little earnings that it’s not worth it.

    To answer your question, nope, am not making a living out of Google adsense.

    • Profile photo of Sunday William Profile

      Hi Eleanore,

      Thanks for being candid and straight forward with your answer. Many are discouraged with Google Adsense because there is so much to give and so little to gain!

    • Profile photo of Megan Profile

      I agree with you, Eleanore It’s not worth it trying to earn with adsense. I have a health blog with adsense on it but earn very little that it’s just not worth it.

  • Profile photo of Gavin McDonald Profile

    Hi Sunday,

    Thanks for another important discussion post.

    Adsense used to be the main way bloggers and site owners tried to make money online but that has changed a lot now. There are now other monetization methods that make more money than adsense.

    I think it’s lazy people who still try to make money with adsense nowadays. They continue getting peanuts from adsense instead of trying other ways of monetization like affiliate marketing or selling their own products.

    Why should I settle for peanuts from Adsense when I can make more from an affiliate promotion or from selling my own products?

    That’s why now I prefer affiliate marketing or selling my own products.

    And it’s not that hard to sell your own products now. One can join resell rights membership sites like Kingged Ultimate Money Vault and get access to hundreds of good quality products to use and resell.

    If anyone is interested in learning how to make money selling their own products, they can read my 7,500+ article on the subject, right here on Kingged:

    http://kingged.com/...nline-with-resell-rights-products/

    This article shows 26 Incredibly Superb Ways to Make Money Online With Resell Rights Products :)

    • Profile photo of Sunday William Profile

      Hi Gavin,

      You are right about this

      I think it’s lazy people who still try to make money with adsense nowadays. They continue getting peanuts from adsense instead of trying other ways of monetization like affiliate marketing or selling their own products.

      Why should I settle for peanuts from Adsense when I can make more from an affiliate promotion or from selling my own products?

      It is better to take advantage of the option that will make money now that sticking around with Adsense.

      The truth remains now that Google Adsense is not just the best option for someone who wants make living online.

  • Profile photo of Sherman Smith Profile

    Hey Sunday,

    For the longest it took me a while just to make $1. I couldn’t get the grip of it until last year when I changed my way of thinking which resulted in a different approach.

    Here’s a couple of things I did.

    1. I focused on Branding
    2. I focused on publishing more quality blog posts
    3. I networked a little less and paid more attention on people I was already
    connected with.
    4. Spent about 80% of my time promoting which was a big increase in traffic

    As a result I started to get paid more through Google Adsense despite the fact that a lot of people use Ad Blockers.

    I’m sure if I increase promotions I’ll get better results. This is what I believe those who are killing it are doing.
    Sherman Smith recently posted…How To Build Trust And A Loyal Following With Your BlogMy Profile

    • Profile photo of Sunday William Profile

      Hey Sherman,

      Your contribution here is inspiring to those who still believe in Google Adsense. Thanks for sharing light on what you are doing to get results from Adsense. I am sure taking those steps – especially sticking with branding, valuable promotion and quality posts – should inspire better Adsense results for newbies and those who have not being getting any results with this program for a long time!

  • Profile photo of Megan Profile

    I have a health site with adsense on it but it doesn’t earn much money at all. It gets some traffic but hardly any clicks on adsense ads. And when it gets some clicks, the earnings are too low.

  • Profile photo of mike andy Profile

    Great article mate! I used to be into adsense but dont really mess with it anymore but i still totally think its a very lucrative way to make money online when you know what your doing :)
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  • Profile photo of Celine Profile

    Hi Sunday,

    Although Google Adsense doesn’t pay much but it is still a viable option for beginners. Learning the ropes of this program would be helpful for someone who wants to make a living making money online.
    Yes, one can still make a living out of Google Adsense!

  • Profile photo of Carl Profile

    My opinion on this discussion is that one MUST not be confined nor rely solely on Adsense as a monetization option. Affiliate marketing and resell rights products pay better than Google Adsense.

    Except one wants to learn about how to make money from Google Adsense, I would not recommend it to anyone who is truly serious about making a living online!

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