If you’re a freelancer with a regularly updated blog, then you probably already know that monetizing your blog can be another source of freelancing income. How much you make will, of course, depend on how engaged your audience is. If you decide to place Google AdSense advertisements on your blog, there are several things you’ll need to accomplish first.
Have a Unique Topic
Certain “making money” topics will most likely be rejected by Google AdSense. Those topics have saturated the market, so it’s a good business move for Google AdSense to be more selective. Choose a topic that you can write a lot of unique content about, and link to credible sources whenever possible.
Have a Functioning Blog
Your blog needs to have a number of posts, as well as easily navigable pages. Otherwise, your Google AdSense account will be rejected for insufficient content. How many posts should you have? This can vary depending on the topic of your blog, though I would recommend at least 2,000 words (or 5 blog posts of 400 words each).
Take Note of These Tips
FreePrivacyPolicy.com is a great resource – just be sure to edit the copy it generates for you before placing it on your blog.
You’re going to need at least the Premium WordPress plan in order to monetize your blog. You can compare the options here.
With your blog all set, it’s time to actually create your Google AdSense account. You’ll be given a verification code to put in the header of your blog. Need help figuring out where to place that code? Here’s a great video tutorial about the process.
Putting The Pieces Together
When will you actually get that approval email? It can be a couple of hours, or a couple of days. Once approved, you’ll be given access to a myriad of great features, such as the ability to select ad unit size.
So, how do you implement the actual ad codes? I suggest:
WP Admin dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Choose the “Text” widget > Place it under “Primary” > Copy/paste the Google AdSense Code
Remember, it’s difficult to predict what Google AdSense will accept. So, if you follow all of these guidelines and still get rejected, don’t lose heart! Google AdSense will provide you with “rejection reasons.” Address those issues, and resubmit your blog as many times as is necessary.
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