How To Make Money with Adsense

Welcome to this Guide on how to Create a profitable Site which earns Money on Autopilot with Google Adsense.

Google Adsense is a form of advertising which you can integrate into your website. The benefit is that you get paid for visits to the pages with the ads, you do not need to refer people who then signup to an offer, as is the case with conventional affiliate marketing.

It can be very easy to get a nice looking site built and to implement Ad sense to it – once you get the basics down. But the real challenge is in the keyword research and niche selection stages. If you have a great looking site which is monetised, but you have no traffic, then it is pointless.  Similarly, you also need a niche which a good number of people are actually interested in, and actively searching for daily.

This can be hugely profitable with the correct keyword research and implementation.

There are 4 main steps required to make money with Adsense, or indeed to get a niche site online:

Step 1 – Pick a Niche
Step 2 – Build a Site
Step 3 – Produce Content
Step 4 – Monetise with Adsense and/or Affiliate Programs

Ready? Let’s get started.

How To Make Money with Adsense

Step 1 – Pick a Niche

The key with this step is to find a niche which not only get’s a lot of monthly searches and has a high traffic potential – but also has low competition. It also helps if you are at least somewhat interested in the Niche you have chosen. No point picking something which bores you, otherwise, you would find creating content a chore.

So what does low competition mean? It means quite simply – are other people already targeting the niche you have chosen? And are they doing a good job of it? Is there room in the market for you to take a share?

It can be likened to a real life business – imagine you have a hot dog stand, and across the road from you is another one. Have they been around longer? Do they have a loyal customer base? Are they a professional gig or just a greasy guy in an apron? What can you bring to the niche which differentiates you from them?

A bit of a loose comparison, but you get the idea. In the online world, it’s all in the keywords you target for your content which you will be putting onto your site.

For example, let’s say you are looking at creating a site in the dog training niche.

What do you think people would put into a search engine to find information relating to training their dog?

Here are a few thoughts which come to mind:

how to train your dog
dog training tips
training dogs

You then want to find out the various stats for these keyword phrases, to see if they can be used effectively to generate organic search engine traffic to your site.

Using a keyword research tool, I can see that the phrase “how to train your dog” has the following stats:


Monthly Searches: 6,592
Monthly Expected Traffic (if you are on page one): 1,121
Competition: 259
Overall Rating: 49 / 100

How did I get this information? There are many keyword research tools out there. You can use The Google Keyword Planner, but I use a keyword research tool called Jaaxy.

So, as we can see the phrase does get a lot of searches, however, the competition is a little too high. For this reason, I would avoid using this phrase.

However, whilst using Jaaxy I noticed the phrase which was suggested: “puppy obedience training tips” – this phrase doesn’t have as many monthly searches with only 98, but has very low competition of 0. As such, it has an SEO rating in Jaaxy of 99/100.

I would note this phrase down and consider it for an article on my page.

This is why I use Jaaxy, it finds related phrases and gives you lots of suggestions to consider.

So, once you have chosen a niche…time to move on to…

Step 2 – Build a Site

This is the easiest bit of the whole process – and I think the most fun – I like being creative!

The first part of this step is to select and purchase a domain name for your site. Head over to Namecheap or Godaddy, or a registrar of your choice.

Once there, search for a domain which matches your niche – so for example for the dog training niche I might choose “” or “”.

Try get a .COM rather than a .NET or .ORG – they command more authority and rank better in general – although it isn’t imperative, as your articles will be ranking, not the domain name.

Once you have a domain name – you now have an address for your business and now you need a hosting service to enable you to store the files required to build the site.

You have a few options with hosting – you can head over to Host Gator and get some cheap WordPress hosting – or you can Head over to Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate offer domain name registration AND hosting – PLUS it is a goldmine of information and training guides. I highly recommend it to anybody who is serious about Online business.

You can sign up for a FREE account and start building 2 sites with FREE hosting. However a free account only allows a sub-domain of the Siterubix TLD (Top Level Domain) – so your domain would be “” – to use your own domain with this, you would need a Premium account – which is totally worth it.

Watch this video from Kyle at Wealthy Affiliate, explaining how to Create a website in under 30 Seconds:

How to Make Money with Adsense

So, once you have a site up and running, you need to regularly…

Step 3 – Produce Content

Content is Like Water
Bruce Lee is right – Listen to Him!

This step tends to put a lot of people off. This is where the real work is, and it is also the most crucial stage.

An active site is seen by Google/Yahoo etc as a site worth indexing and ranking in their search engine. If your content is original and engaging, you stand a much greater chance of ranking on Page One (The Holy Grail). If you rank on Page One for a popular keyword – the traffic to your site will be HUGE.

Lots of traffic = lots of opportunities for affiliate sales and increased Adsense earnings.

With producing content, you need to be as thorough and as clear as possible with your message. Ideally, you want to be aiming for at least 1,500 words, and you want to be using high traffic/low competition keywords in your articles. Try to use the keyword phrase as your article Title, or at least part of it, and also in the first paragraph. Then write naturally and add the keyword in your closing paragraph too. Also, it is recommended to have your keyword as an ALT tag of one of your images.

Writing content can be a tough skill to master, but once you get the hang of it, you will start to understand how to write quality engaging articles, and should hopefully be enjoying it too!

You want to be posting 2-3 times a week, more if possible, the more the better! In time, you will start to get noticed and people will come and leave comments on your site. This is also very valuable, the more engagement your site gets, the more valuable your site becomes in the eyes of Google and the other search engines – meaning better rankings. Always close your articles by encouraging people to leave comments and start a discussion. Don’t forget to reply though, and thoughtfully so.

Whatever you do, resist the temptation to copy content from other sites.

Yes, you can use them for inspiration, but if you copy an article from elsewhere, you will get punished by the search engines and stand less chance of ranking. Instead, learn how to write content yourself, trust me, you will appreciate it more, and it is a skill to be mastered to stand out in the online arena.

Images in your post are a must. People don’t like reading a long article which is all text, they like seeing pictures which grab their attention.

To find pictures which you can use freely in your articles, there are a few options:

1) Do a google image search and change the search settings to only show images available for commercial use.

2) Head over to Pixabay or another similar site which offers images designed for free commercial use. With some simple searching, you can soon find some awesome images to compliment your awesome content.

Step 4 – Monetise with Adsense and/or Affiliate Programs

Easiest step of them all. Once your site is up and you are filling it with awesome engaging content – you can now monetise it. Apply for a Google Adsense account and implement the ad unit code to your site.

Join Adsense by heading to Google will check your site to make sure it complies with their policies, and soon you will be up and running. This step is last for a reason, do not attempt to apply until you have a good looking site with lots of content, or they will deny your application.

To implement the code to your site, you simply create an Ad Unit in your Adsense back office, and then copy the code. Then in WordPress, add the code wherever you want the ads to show. See below for an ad unit I have implemented into this very post:

You also have the choice of advertising other affiliate products on your site. To find affiliate programs you can join, just type into a search engine “Dog training + Affiliate Program” (replace dog training with your niche) – you can see the first few results show affiliate programs which you can join for free and start advertising on your site to earn commissions.

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Thanks for reading, hopefully, you will have a greater understanding of how to make money with Adsense. Please leave any comments you have below.

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This article has 2 Comments

  1. Dave, thank you for article about monetising webiste with Adsense. I want to ask you, how do you think, how many visitors a day or a month has to have website to get started monetising it? Today I saw my website, after 5 months of creating it, on first page on google. Well I was suprised and happy :).

    1. Hey Mantis, thanks for your thoughts,

      I always Monetize the website immediately, then work on building traffic to it. No point having a site sat un-monetized!


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