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Making A Reoccurring Income With No Startup Costs Using Blogging And AdSense

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Making A Reoccurring Income With No Startup Costs Using Blogging And AdSenseGoogle AdSense is biggest craze among beginner Internet marketers at the moment. With AdSense the average Joe can start making a monthly check by simply writing about their interests. It is easy and best of all everything that you will need is completely free.

Some of today’s most successful AdSense marketers are bringing in close to five hundred thousand a month. No that is not a typo. A popular free dating site called Plenty Of Fish pulls in monthly checks like those. The odds are you will never get to this point but you sure can still bring in a nice monthly check.

Setting up an account at Blogger and applying for an AdSense account is not only easy it also has some real good benefits. Since both Blogger and AdSense are owned by Google they work hand in hand. Your Blogger account blog’s will get spidered by Google and many other search engines quicker than most other free blog providers. You are also more likely to get an AdSense account quicker if you are using a blog on Blogger.

Getting your Blogger account will be the first thing you will need to do. To do this simply go to blogger dot com and choose the option to create an account. Once you have done this you will have to fill in some basic information. Don’t forget to write down your user name and password and put it up somewhere safe and easy to find.

Once you have done this you are ready make your first blog on Blogger. But first you need to come up with a good topic. I suggest you write down ten things that you are interested in. These can be your hobbies, past or current jobs, or anything else you are interested in. This will make it easy for you to keep posting to your blog. It is always easier to blog about something everyday that you have passion and interest in.

Now that you have your list of potential topics it is time to choose a winner. To do this we will turn to a great tool called Niche Bot. Simply go to nichebot dot com and type your first topic in the space provided and hit search.

You will now be shown the top ten related search terms. On the far left you will see similar keywords to what you typed in. Right next to that you will see how many searches where done on Google in a one month period for that keyword. Next to that you will see how many pages and sites you have for competition. Then you will see a number called the KEI, this represents your chances of getting a good ranking, the lower the number the better. The next number also tells you about your chances of getting a good ranking, with this one the higher the number the better.

Go through your list and write down any keywords that have a KEI of under five but preferably under one. If you can find keywords that are under one these are ideal. You often have so little competition that if you do this right your blog will shoot right up to the first page and your AdSense revenues will go up as well.

Now take your list of keywords and go back to blogger and choose the create a new blog option. You now want to find an available blog name that has your keywords in it. First try using simply your keywords with no spaces. If this one did not work put a – in between each word. Having the name all together is easier for visitors to remember but a little harder for the search engines to decipher. Using dashes in between the keywords is harder for your visitors to remember but easier on the search engines. In the end it is really your choice. If either of them worked add an appropriate word to the keyword combination.

Do this for just one of your keyword combinations with a low KEI for now. This will be a good start, you don’t want to get overloaded. Once you get the first blog up and doing good than start another blog or two. Keep adding to this list when you think of something new and work through it when your current blog’s are making some money.

Now that you have chosen a name for your blog you have to choose a template. I myself prefer the Rounder’s templates or the plain white one. These templates look more professional and people will take your blog more seriously. Once you have chosen one you can go to the “Templates” tab to see even more. I have no clue whey Google does not show all of the blog templates at first but for some reason they don’t.

Once you are done with the last part it is time to change your blog’s settings. To start simply click on the settings tab to get started.

On the Basic tab make sure that your blog’s url contains your keywords. You will also want to put a good detailed description about your blog and the benefits of reading it daily. Make sure that you use your keywords as much as possible. This will help your blog get a better search engine ranking. Make sure that you also answer yes to the question asking “add your blog to our listings”. This will make your blog show on the Blogger main page for a moment when you post as well as make your blog searchable by Blogger visitors.

Next we will move to the “Publishing” tab. Here you will want to set the “Notify Weblogs” to yes. This will send a notification to the weblogs each time you post telling them you have updated your blog. The weblog site lets people and search engine crawlers know you have new content on your blog. It is very important that this option is set to yes.

Now lets move on to the “Formatting” tab. There is really no right or wrong way to make these settings. Many people that blog for AdSense revenue prefer to keep about three to five posts on the main page.

Next you will want to click on the “Comments” tab. This is where you control all aspects of visitors leaving their feedback on your posts. You should always allow comments on your blog unless your topic is considered controversial. The last thing you need is a bunch of people flaming your posts. Allowing comments however adds content to your blog that search engine spiders can crawl. I suggest letting anybody comment and not to limit it. Also make sure that you don’t have your comments show in a popup window. The search engines will not see your comments if you have this selected.

The next stop in this process is the “Archiving” tab. If you plan to post daily you should choose to archive daily. If you will be posting a few times a week you should archive weekly. Posting daily is the best way to go since it gives the spiders more content to index. This will in turn give you a better search engine ranking and more traffic to your blog, which means more AdSense revenue. While you are here also enable post pages so that each post gets it’s own unique page on your blog.

The last stop we need to make to finish our settings is the “Site Feed” tab. This tab controls your sites RSS feed. Your RSS feed will allow others to see your new content easily and allow other sites to add your content to their site with a link back to your blog. If your posts are short choose to enable full descriptions. If you go with long posts go with short descriptions. Making long posts to your blog is by far the better of the two.

When you make long posts only a portion of each post will show on your RSS feed forcing viewers to go to your blog to see the rest of the post. You want this since it gives them a chance to click on your AdSense ads. This is why you want your headline and the fist fifty words really grab the readers attention so they have to read the rest.

Now that your blog is setup you will want to setup your Blogger profile from the main Blogger dashboard. This only needs to be one once and can be found in the right hand column. Making a profile allows your blog’s visitors to learn a little about you. This helps your visitor gain trust in you and your blog and will turn them into a regular visitor to your blog. Make sure to select to “Share My Profile” and “Show My Real Name”. If possible find a place to host a picture of yourself and point to it via the pictures URL.

You are now ready to make your first blog post. To do this simply select your blog and choose the option to write a new post. Your posts can be done two ways. The first would be to completely write the blog post yourself.

The second is to copy over a small teaser to another sites page or article and put a link to them after it. Now go and tell your thoughts about the site or the article that you are showing your visitors. This is a quick and easy way to add content if you cannot think of anything to write about yourself.

Go ahead and make two or three posts to your blog. Once you have done that it is time to apply for an AdSense account so your blog can make you some money. The best way to do this is to click on the “Templates” tab. From there you can click on the “AdSense” link and apply strait from your blog. You are basically guaranteed to get an account this way. If you do get turned down the first time don’t worry about it. Just go and post for another day or two and try again. You should get approved fairly quickly though.

Once you get approved you can go back to the “AdSense” tab that you applied from. You should now be able to choose what kind of ad you want to display. You want to make the AdSense ads look like part of the blog. To do this choose blend. Your ads should now look like they are part of your blog. The best ad size to use for Blogger blog’s is the 336×280 large rectangle. Save your changes once you have finished with this.

Now you will want to click on “Edit Current”. This will bring up a page with allot of site code. This may look like gibberish to you but don’t let it worry you. We just want to make a few simple changes. Scroll down about half way and you will see your AdSense code block. It should stick out pretty well and will mention AdSense in it.

Now we want to highlight and copy the block of code that we found. Now we are going to make it show your ads at the bottom of your page as well. To do this we will want to find some code that looks like this.

We want to paste the AdSense code we copied in between and the fist

. Now go ahead and click on preview and make sure that your blog looks fine. If for some reason it does not you may want to put

before the AdSense code block and
after the AdSense code block. This will make your ad centered and keep it from going off the side of the template. 

Keep in mind that if you decide to change your template the AdSense code you just put in will be lost. I highly recommend that you make it the way you want the first time. You could be doing more productive things with your time, like posting to your blog.

You now should have a working blog on Blogger with AdSense ads to make you some cash. Whatever you do never click on your own ads. This is a real easy way to get your AdSense account closed down and loose whatever you have earned.

The last thing you need to do is get some traffic. You will most likely get some visitors by simply having your blog’s settings done the way described earlier. To help you get some more traffic you can utilize a few basic free advertising tactics.

Fist thing you can try is to submit your blog and it’s RSS feed to the blog directories. To find directories to submit your blog to simply type in “RSS submission site” into Google. You should find a good fifty or sixty sites that you can start submitting your blog and RSS feed to. With all blogger blog’s your RSS feed url is going to be yourkeywords.blogger.com/atom.xml. This will help attract the attention of search engines and get your blog noticed by others who are searching for content for their site or blog.

All of the above process will result in getting you inbound links to your blog. Most sites will use your blog name as the link text on their site. This helps you get inbound links with your target keywords in them. Having several inbound links to your blog that contain your target keywords is a powerful way to get ranked very well.

You can also trade links with other sites that have a good ranking for related keywords. If the site is not to business related you can simply send them an email asking to trade links. You will get a better response if you compliment their site and tell them what you like about it.

To speed this process along you can also use a site like bloglinker dot com. This type of site will allow you to put a small piece of code in your template that will show a list of sites that you link to and that link back to you. There are other services similar to Blog Linker but they are the easiest to use. Just make sure to remove or decline any sites that want to trade links that promote adult or gambling related material.

Another thing you can do to get some quick and long term traffic is to submit articles. You can do this by making your posts articles. Once posted on your blog take your articles and submit them article directories with your blog’s address in the author BIO. This will land you one way links from every site or blog that posts your article and is quite frankly the easiest way to get a good ranking and some traffic.

The last thing you can try is to advertise your blog on forums. To do this simply put your blog’s URL in your signature on a related forum, then make just informative posts that people will find helpful. This is another quick way to get visitors, the better your signature is the more visitors you will get. Think of your signature as a headline and you should do fine.

You now should have everything you need setup to start making a monthly AdSense check. The more you post and the more blog’s you have the more you should make. Just remember that you blog’s have to have quality to them. You can have a hundred half ass blog’s and they will still not stand up to a good quality one. Keep posting to your blog and you will soon start to see the AdSense money coming in.

By Mr. Julio Mattos

Getting up and Taking Action.

http://www.MrJulio.com

3 Reasons Why Adsense Is Essential For Content Sites…

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

3 Reasons Why Adsense Is Essential For Content Sites

To know why Adsense is essential for your content sites is to know first how this works.

The concept is really simple, if you think about it. The publisher or the webmaster inserts a java script into a certain website. Each time the page is accessed, the java script will pull advertisements from the Adsense program. The ads that are targeted should therefore be related to the content that is contained on the web page serving the ad. If a visitor clicks on an advertisement, the webmaster serving the ad earns a portion of the money that the advertiser is paying the search engine for the click.

The search engine is the one handling all the tracking and payments, providing an easy way for webmasters to display content-sensitive and targeted ads without having the hassle to solicit advertisers, collect funds, monitor the clicks and statistics which could be a time-consuming task in itself. It seems that there is never a shortage of advertisers in the program from which the search engine pulls the Adsense ads. Also webmasters are less concerned by the lack of information search engines are providing and are more focused in making cash from these search engines.

The first reason why Adsense is essential for content sites is because it already has come a long way in understanding the needs of publishers and webmasters. Together with its continuous progression is the appearance of more advanced system that allows full ad customization. Webmasters are given the chance to choose from many different types of text ad formats to better complement their website and fit their webpage layout.

The different formatting enables the site owners the possibility of more click through from visitors who may or may not be aware of what they are clicking on. It can also appeal to the people visiting thus make them take that next step of looking up what it is all about. This way the people behind the Adsense will get their content read and making profit in the process.

The second reason is the ability of the Adsense publishers to track not only how their sites are progressing but also the earnings based on the webmaster-defined channels. The recent improvements in the search engines gives webmasters the capability to monitor how their ads are performing using customizable reports that has the capacity to detail page impressions, clicks and click-through rates. Webmasters and publishers can now track specific ad formats, colors and pages within a website. Trends are also easily spotted.

With the real-time reporting at hand, the effectiveness of the changes made will be assessed quickly. There would be time to sort out the contents that people are making the most clicks on. The ever-changing demands would be met while generating cash for the webmasters and publishers. The more flexible tools are also allowing webmasters to group web pages by URL, domain, ad type or category, which will provide them some accurate insight on which pages, ads and domains are performing best.

The last and final reason is that the advertisers have realized the benefits associated having their ads served on targeted websites. Thus increasing the possibility that a prospective web surfer will have an interest in their product and services. All because of the content and its constant maintenance. As opposed to those who are no using Adsense in their sites, they are given the option of having other people do their content for them, giving them the benefit of having successful and money-generating web sites.

Adsense is all about targeted content, the more targeted your content is, the more target the search enginesÂ’ ads will be. There are some web masters and publishers who are focused more on their site contents and how best to maintain them rather than the cash that the ads will generate for them. This is the part where the effectiveness is working its best.

There was a time when people were not yet aware of the money to be achieved from advertisements. The cash generated only came into existence when the webmasters and publishers realized how they can make Adsense be that generator. In those days, the content were the most important factors that is taken quite seriously. It still is. With the allure of money, of course.
By Mr. Julio Mattos

Getting Up and Taking Action.

http://www.MrJulio.com