How To Make Money From A Blog Using Google Adsense
Google Adsense is perhaps the most obvious and one of the most simple ways in which students can make money from blogging. In his post, Make Money Blogging, Darren Rowse of Problogger States that Google Adsense has always been, and still is, one of his main streams of income. Adsense is good for busy students who want to build up money without having to go to the trouble of negotiating fees and setting up different sized adverts on their blog.
Google Adsense is the Google adverts that are seen everywhere on websites and blogs. They can be in the form of text or images - the blogger can decide what works for them and their blog - and the blogger builds up money by earning a small fee each time the advert is clicked. Once the money builds up to a certain amount, Google then forwards that money to the bank account of the blogger. Get started with Google Adsense here free of charge.
This is a really good money making strategy for students but shouldn't be relied upon as the sole income from the blog. This is because Google can remove Google Adsense at any time if they suspect adverts are being clicked by the blogger (or friends of the blogger) in order to generate more income. Students who want to make money from home in the long term should employ a variety of money making strategies for their blog so that if one income stream dries up, they can still rely on others while they devise more new ways to build up income.
Blogs that have good targeted traffic can also have a banner advert that is an affiliate link. This can be profitable for students and we will look at this in more detail in the section on affiliate links.