Monday, January 10, 2011

Do I have to have a website or blog to make money with Adsense?

People are intrigued at the idea of making money with Google Adsense, but then they do not pursue the idea as they think they need a website or blog, and they don't know much about website design or hiring a website designer, or about domain registration and website hosting, or they don't have the money to pay for their own domain name site.

They might also be a bit nervous about getting a totally free site like a Blogger blog, like this one, even though they shouldn't be!

There is an alternative though.

If people can manage to get around their Face Book account, they should pretty easily be able to get around an online writing site.  Most online writing sites are free to join.

Some online witing sites share their Adsense earnings with you.  If you have an Adsense account, you add your Adsense publisher id number to your writing site account when you sign up, or later, if you want, and you can add articles to the writing site, and earn a percentage of the site's Adsense earnings generated from when people read your content and click on the ads on the same pages as your content.

In other words you are helping the owner or owners of the writing site earn money by providing them with content that trigger the ads to appear, so the writing site owners reward you.

It is also sometimes easier to be accepted by Google Adsense when signing up for a Google Adsense account, if you give your profile URL of a busy writing site you have joined, instead of if you give the URL of your own site that is not yet getting more than 50 visitors a day.

Some writing sites may expect you to have an Adsense account first, but some writing sites allow you to use your profile URL to sign up to Google Adsense.  Follow instructions on any writing site you join.  Xomba is one writing site that has instructions for you.

The nice thing about being accepted by Google Adsense when signing up for your Adsense account using a writing site URL, is that you can then use the same publisher id to display ads on a site of yours that is not yet getting much traffic.  You do not have to have a separate Adsense account for each website or blog you want to display Adsense ads on.  You simply add the URL of the site within your Adsense account.  Actually, you don't even have to do that to earn; you just add the URL so that you can check from time to time to see if that site is getting traffic, impressions or clicks.

Besides Xomba, some other writing sites that share their Adsense revenue with you are:


A bookmarking site is a site you can use to write just a few words (sometimes as little as 50) about an article you have written elsewhere, and link to it, and some of these bookmarking sites also share their Adsense revenue with you, like She Told Me and Best Reviewer.

© copyright Teresa Schultz 2011

1 comment:

  1. Sound advice. I actually love writing on Hubpages! The community is great there. It takes time to build up and income, but it is worth it!

    I also have found a slightly different twist to writing online that is paying pretty well already (4 months in). You can read about it at my hub if you are interested, as it is the only other site I write for (mentioned in my profile) and I have written about how to make money there.


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