How to Start Earning With Google Adsense? – [A Beginner’s Guide]

(Last Updated On: December 30, 2017)

Google Adsense is one of the most favorite blog monetization methods of bloggers and webmasters. A majority of website owners, especially bloggers look forward to getting their Adsense accounts approved in the beginning of their career.

I’m going to break down the process of earning money with Google Adsense – it might help you kick start your money making adventure with Adsense in a better way. But let’s not forget that Google Adsense is undoubtedly a leader in PPC ads publishing, but don’t ignore other monetization methods such as affiliate marketing and freelancing.

It’s true that almost every successful blogger starts the blogging journey with Google Adsense and lots of bloggers who are joining the arena are still doing the same thing, and interesting thing is that they want to grasp the Adsense opportunity more than ever.


So when I observed so much attention on Google Adsense program, then I decided to shed some light on this topic and I hope my suggestions will help you start your Google Adsense earning very soon.

5 Things to do before Applying for Google Adsense Account :

Well, let me honest, Adsense isn’t easy now a days. Things aren’t like once they were back in 2006, 2007 and 2008, it’s 2018 now, but the good thing is you aren’t alone!

Your Age :

You must be of 18 years old with having a national identity. If you are younger than this, consider writing your parents/guardian name or you may have to open a joint account with your blood relative in a bank to receive checks/payments from Google.

Quality Content :

Google is not looking for copied, duplicate or already available content in the market. What Google is actually looking for is, Quality content which is not yet already available in the market. It has to be grammatically correct, unique and give’s quality information to the user on the subject on what they are looking for.

No Privacy Policy, About Us or Contact Us page :

If you are serious about earning money online from adsense, then you need to be serious with your website and blog. Consider adding privacy policy, terms of condition, about us and contact us page to show professionalism about yourself and your website.

Helpful Guide :

Address Details :

While Applying for Adsense, make sure to write the correct home address because Google will be sending you a pin on your mentioned address to cross check.

Check Your Content :

While I have already mentioned about few of the content tactics you need to keep in mind, but there is also one more thing and that is, the niche’s. Below are some of the niches which adsense doesn’t like, so if you have a site in following categories, I don’t recommend adsense.

Content Violating Adsense Policies
  • Pornography/Adult materials
  • Pirated Content
  • Hacking or Cracking Tutorials
  • Illegal Drugs/Paraphernalia
  • Any Other Illegal Stuff
  • There are few languages that are supported by AdSense so make sure your blog language is in the list of these.

Checkout, which languages are supported by Google Adsense.

How To Apply For Google Adsense Account? :

Fair enough, now let’s start moving on how to apply for Google adsense account.

Google Adsense signup

If you already have a Google/Gmail Account, select sign in, otherwise select the green button of signup now.

You will then be redirected to the following page :

Google Adsense application

You may have to write down your website/blog url here along with your country and a tick mark to accept that you will be complying with Google adsense policies.

Once the form is submitted, you will be asked to wait 24 to 48 hours to see a reply from Google.

Here are the tips to adopt to start earning with Google Adsense:

google adsense to make money

Below are somethings you need to keep up in your mind once you start a website :

Don’t Rush to Apply for Google Adsense

A big mistakes bloggers make is that they apply to Google Adsense program after a few days of launching their blogs. It’s wrong step to take. Because it’s not about the number of articles you have published, but rather how much traction you’re getting on your blog. It’s better to build some authority, grab attention, and let the organic visitors start to come, then apply for Google Adsense. Don’t worry if it takes 2 to 3 months after launching the blog because it is worth it.

Test the Ads Placement

There are different places to put the ads on a blog. Try experimenting with placing the ads on different places on your blog. It’s better to test out a set of ads on the certain places for 4 weeks and see what happens after that, then compare it to the next set of ads on different locations of the blog. You might see a change in the Adsense earning.

It isn’t a joke, do you know that Bob, Increased his adsense earnings by 80% with one simple technique and it was just changing colours of the ad. Imagine, how just the change of colours has impacted Bob’s business.

P.S. Did you see my 10 Ways To Improve Your Conversion Rate  & 7 CTA Examples, article? It will help you for sure.

Write Content Consistently

The consistency is the key to success. When you write content on a regular basis, the chances of getting your content ranked high in the search engines increase. Similarly, your content could go viral on social media if it suits the specific audience and they start to share it. There are different factors of why a piece of content gets shared on social media. For example, if it solves a specific problem or it is written for a certain group of people or it addresses a mass-level issue or it breaks some relevant news, then it gets a lot of attention.

Focus on the Niche

Google Adsense earning depends a lot on the number of visitors and page views alongside the clicks. It means you have to have a bundle of regular visitors on your blog to make money from Adsense. It is advisable to create content in your niche so that it gets more authority over time. On the other side, if you mix up different types of content, you’ll end up ranking nothing and likely to fail to build the authority over time. So focus on your niche and try to cover each and every possible aspect of your niche to make an authority blog. In case, you’re wondering that I haven’t talked about high-paying niches, then the reason for this is that one should be focusing on the niche they are interested in working rather than the high-paying niche that they have no interest in pursuing.

Geographic Impact

The geographical locations of the blog visitors count a lot in Google Adsense earning. It’s a fact that a click from the U.S or UK or Australia can’t be compared to the click from Kenya or Zimbabwe or Bhutan. The only way to get the visitors from the countries like U.S, Canada, Australia, and UK is to create content that the people of these countries are interested in reading. There is no shortcut to this strategy. If the majority of your blog visitors are from these countries, your Adsense income is likely to be more from a blog that has an Asian traffic.

Blog Design and Layout

It might sound irrelevant but it does have its importance when it comes to blog earning. If your blog’s design (theme) is not attractive, readers are not going to stick to your content. In case, you have put together a beautiful design, the visitors will stay longer and likely to engage with your content. If your blog design is less-attractive and lack symmetry, the clickability would decrease and visitors are likely to spend less time on the site. So pay attention to the blog design at any cost.

What are the different ad units for adsense?

Adsense supports various ad units depending upon several categories such as

  • Text Ads
  • Display or Image Ads
  • Video Ads [Adsense stopped supporting them now]
  • Ad Link Units
  • Feed Ads

Here’s a link to complete Google Guide to Ad Sizes, for your references.

Recommended AdSense Ad Formats

Majority over the interent, following adsense ad formats are widely used.

  • 336 x 280 – Large Rectangle
  • 300 x 250 – Rectangle
  • 728 x 90 – Leaderboard
  • 160 x 600 – Wide Skyscraper

Recommended Reading : How To Create Your Ad Unit in Adsense?

High Paying Google Adsense Keywords & Niche’s

While I Totally recommend you to work on the topics you are passionate about, however if you are passionate on writing on any of the following niche, consider yourself lucky :

adsense high paying niche

High Paying Adsense Niche and Keywords
  • Insurance Niche
  • Lawyer Niche
  • Banking/Credit Card/Saving Accounts/Loan Niche
  • Home Financing/Mortgage/Car Financing Niche
  • Donation/NGO Niche
  • Health
  • Attorney
  • Hosting

These niche’s are found using Google Adwords, if you are trying to advertise online, then Adwords is the right platform and if you are struggling with Adwords, than checkout my 30 mins guide to optimize your Google Adwords Campaign.

4 Things To Avoid When You Start Publishing Adsense Ads

Okay, Cool now you have an approved account, now the next are few things which i don’t recommend you to do or avoid them at all costs.

Don’t click on your own Google ads or suggesting people to click

Google has strictly mentioned this, in there policies guideline, that you should not click on your own ads at all costs or even asking people to do it, this may seems a good way to earn money in short run, but it will be illegal, unethical and will give you more harm in long run because doing so will result in permanent suspension/termination of your adsense account.

 Sending Ads via Email

If you become greedy and try to do things like sending ads via email, unfortunately this is against Adsense policies so better avoid it.

Mislabelling Ads and Encouraging visitors to click :

Okay, now I’m not saying that your ad placement should be poor but what I’m trying to say here is that some people mislabel ads with some other things or encouraging visitors to click on the ad without they even know. Adsense is strictly against this.

Hosting Copyright or Duplicate Content :

Hosting copyright or duplicated content without linking or taking original author permission is something you need to be concerned on. I even don’t recommend running adsense on autoblogs too, it is completely unsafe.

Top Frequently Asked Questions About Google Adsense?

You might be having a lot of questions regarding Google Adsense, let me answer them step by step.

Some Frequently Asked Questions
Why Is my Google Adsense Application still under review?
How I'm Paid via Adsense?
How long does it take for AdSense to pay you?
Does my blog qualify for AdSense or not?
How to Place Adsense on Your Website?
A Site is Violating Adsense Policies, what to do?
What is the Maximum Allowed AdSense Units On A Single Page?

Short Abbreviations related to Adsense
  • What is CTR?
    • CTR Stands for Click Through Rate
  • What is CPC?
    • CPC Stands for Cost Per Click
  • What is CPM?
    • CPM Stands For Cost Per Thousand Impressions
  • What is PPC?
    • PPC Stands for Pay Per Click.
  • What is AdSense RPM?
    • It means revenue per thousand impressions.


Your Part

I’ve shared some key elements of earning with Google Adsense program. These factors might seem ordinary tips to consider, but in reality, they are going to play a major role in any publisher’s Adsense income growth.

If you’re a beginner who has just got an Adsense account, don’t rush to make dollars by getting involved in any type of clicking activity or other illegal practice. Instead, focus on converting your blog into a brand. Once it becomes a brand, not only will it increase your Adsense earning, but it will also land more opportunities for your blog.

What did you learn from this article about earning with Google Adsense?

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Ali Raza

An Internet Entrepreneur who converts visitors into customers; A Google & Microsoft Advertising Professional with years of experience in Internet Marketing, Social Media and Blogging.

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Arsalan Hanif - December 30, 2017

Awesome Guide

Atharva Vishal - December 30, 2017

A detailed impressive guide for newbies who wanna start earning through blogging using AdSense. I have been an AdSense publisher from last five year but never got a payment and the reason is just the inconsistency in blogging. I hope this time I will be regular and earn some bucks. Thanks a lot Ali bro.

usman mustafvi - December 31, 2017

Really very informative , would you like to tell me mini number of posts for adscense.

    Ali Raza - January 13, 2018

    Thank you Usman! There is no minimum, all you just need is quality posts, some social media shares and few backlinks before you apply for adsense, good luck!

Zeeshan alam - December 31, 2017

its such a helpful guide on how to earn money and all about adsense
Thanks sir for sharing this


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