L.M. Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles in magazines and online.
How to Earn Money Writing Online
In this article I explain in detail
- What Google Adsense and Google Analytics are and how to join them for free
- How to get paid as a writer online by placing adverts on your websites and Blogs.
- How and why you should join Google Analytics to find out which articles are making you the money.
- The basics of what Google Adsense is and how you can make money is explained for the beginner.
Get Paid for Writing Articles
One of the Best Ways to Earn Money Online is for you to Create a Website or Blog.Then spend time writing lots of interesting articles and posts. Once you have plenty of good content you can apply to join the Google Adsense Affiliate Program. When you are accepted then you can display targeted Google adverts on your website or Blog pages. It is extremely easy to set up and use and also free to join.
Blogging To Make Money from Home
I am sure you have seen all the adverts about how easy it is to make a fortune writing online from home. No it is not that easy at all but with a lot of work and patience it is possible. This is one of the books I was lucky enough to read when I first started out. Make Money Blogging saved me a lot of wasted hours. It contains some really good advice and shows you how it can be done.
Google Affiliate Program
Step by step guide to get accepted into the Program. Once you are allowed to add the Google ads then you can earn money writing online.
Create Your Website or Blog
I use Google Blogs because they are excellent with lots of applications you can add. This makes the blog look professional and it is all free. You can create as many blogs as you like. This is important if you want to get lots of readers. The best way to earn money from blogs is to write about one subject in each one.
Write at least twenty good blog posts and keep it up to date. I have blogs on Dogs, Writing online, Irish history, Doctor Who and Aspergers Syndrome. As you can see these subjects are completely different to each other. It would be madness to write about these in the one blog.
Write about your chosen subject and attract readers. Add You Tube Videos and interact with your followers. When do you apply to join Google Adsense Affiliate Program? It depends how successful your blog is. Do not be too impatient.
If you are refused into the Program you can apply again but it is better to have your blog up and running and successful first. Once you are accepted then you can add Google Adsense Adverts to all your blogs. For all writers who live in India and some other countries in Asia Google insists that your Blog is up and running for at least six months before you can apply
There are many advantages to joining a well respected writing site. The main one is that you have a head start when it comes to applying to Google Adsense. They will know the reputation of the site and if your articles, poetry or fiction can pass the standards required by this writing site then Google will be quicker in accepting you into the program.
You are reading this article from my website which is a sub domain of Hubpages. It is free to join and has so many amazing features you can add to each article. You will need to write at least fifteen to twenty articles, poems or short stories of good quality.
Then you can apply to join the Google Adsense Program. The rule about India and some other Asian countries applies here too. Once you are accepted here you can then use your affiliate code number on your blogs as well.
Once you are Accepted onto the Affiliate Program you can start to earn money online. If you have joined a writing site then they will automatically add the adverts to each webpage you have written. The writing site will have an icon you can click on to see the progress of your earnings.
At the end of each month it is calculated and you get paid by Google the following month. There is a minimum payout which for Hubpages is £50, €70 or $100 depending on what country you live in. If you have blogs then earnings from these are also included.
How To Create and Write a Blog
I have a few blogs now and I find them very easy to maintain and update. But when I first wanted to create blogs to make money online I did find it all very complicated. I bought this book which really did set out how to do it in very easy steps. It gets down to the facts straight away and helped me to get started.
Targeted Google ads
Targeted advertisements are designed to appear on your website or blog. Your readers have come to your page because they have done an internet search for the subject you are writing about. So therefore it makes a lot of sense that these readers will want to click on ads that are specific to the subject they are interested in.
If you have a blog or article then Google Adsense will automatically pick the most relevant ads. The best thing about Google Adsense is that you get paid when the reader clicks on the advert to read the information. It does not matter whether the reader actually buys or joins what the ads are advertising.
You get paid because through your Website or Blog you brought a potential customer to the company that had the advert on your page. Customize ads to match your site's look and feel. You can customize the adverts to match your site's look and feel.
You have the choice of different shapes, colours and design. You also have the choice of where you place the ads on your page. Have the ads on the top of your website or blog under your blog name. Or place the ads to the side of the text or under the text or in between posts
Join Google Analytics
You can track the money you are earning online with Google Analytics reports. You can see how much you are earning from your ads with a few simple clicks. It is really amazing the amount of information that is provided for you.
Which Website or Blog is Earning the Most Money
Other reports tell you which countries your readers are accessing and reading your posts from. How many people there are from each country. How long they stayed on the site, how many ads where clicked and what you earned. These reports can be for a day, a week, a month or from the first time you joined Google Adsense.
Google Analytics Reports
Other reports tell you how much money you made by specific day or date range, page, domain, or ad unit. Then there are others that tell you how many clicks you had on your ads including the CTR, and eCPM. You can see how much money you earned from user visits, user location, browser type, and referring source. You can decide on what methods work best for the chosen subject of your website or Blog. So these detailed reports help you identify opportunities to make more money
Search Engine Optimization
The Google Analytics report on your earnings by user location, browser type, and referring source are important information because you can target your efforts on the search engine optimization that works for you.
The form is simple and quick. You supply the url to your Website or Blog. They have a look at the content and quality. Google Adsense will let you know if you have been accepted
Google Blog Sign up
Google Affiliate Program
Now you know what Google Adsense is and how it can help you to get paid for writing articles online. By joining Google Analytics you can also find out which articles or blogs are earning you the most money.
That way you can concentrate on those subjects more and develop an online reputation as an expert in that field. This information is invaluable to you as a writer so that you can make your online writing business profitable.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on April 19, 2020:
I am from India, I have made a blog, my blog is at least 6 months old, but so far I have added only two pages to it and I can enter the analytics code with hub pages in it.
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on November 22, 2018:
Hello Winnie you are welcome. Good luck with your writing
Winnie Sagina from Nairobi,Kenya on November 14, 2018:
Thank you for this article.I have now an idea of how one can generate revenue from writing online.
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on January 24, 2015:
Hello rajan yes it does help when you know how things work with Google adsense as an Affiliate.
I made a lot of mistakes when I first tried to get paid to write articles online. I made sure to read lots of articles about SEO and how things work.
I am glad you found this article useful
Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 24, 2014:
Thanks for the detailed information and the fact that Google may take time to approve Adsense for new website depending on the amount of content.
This made a lot of things clear.
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on November 24, 2014:
Yes Rajan you can use your HubPages Adsense code for your new website.
But I would advise you to wait until your website has a lot of content. Google will look at the website once you put in the code.
They will look at it and either approve it or decline.
This will not affect your HubPages account.
I live in Ireland so it only takes a few hours but with you living in India Google may make you wait for a further 6 months like they did for Hubpages.
Good luck with your new writing adventure
Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 23, 2014:
Wonderful information. I am in the process of hosting my own website. I would like to know if I can use the Adsense code that I got when I applied for Adsense via Hubpages on my personal website?
Thanks in advance!
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on February 21, 2013:
It takes time to earn a lot of money from writing online. Learn all you can and keep writing. Use Google Analytics to see which of your articles are making the money and write more on these subjects.
Thank you everyone for taking the time to leave a comment
multibatam on November 02, 2011:
Thank you very much i have learn a lot from your site, what i need to do for google accept my application? they said will take 48 hours to approved but they don't accept me yet?
cgreen7090 from Tennessee on October 28, 2011:
It's working for me, but on a very, very small scale. It seems it will take some time and a LOT more promotion for the money to start to come in. My click-through rate is basically nil. I'm working on getting the traffic up.
becoming-rich on October 09, 2011:
Actually I have a huge problem about joining google adsense, they don't approved my application.They keep telling that my contact information incomplete. I know its complete though...but I think maybe I need more time in order for them to approve it. But I do really like google adsense and becoming rich coz I have read many blogs that they really earn more money in google adsense. Hope sooner or later they will approve my application. Thanks for sharing!I've truly enjoy this post and the video.
Ali on October 05, 2011:
I create a site on blog but I earn just 0.24. Why I don't know. Would you like to help me with my site: www.worldaddone.blogspot.com
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on September 13, 2011:
You can use your Adsense code on your own website or blog and you get to keep 100% of that revenue. Good luck with your writing
money bee on September 13, 2011:
I want to approve my adsense account through any revenue sharing website. But I want to paste that code on my personal website also. Can anybody tell me that if I add that code on my personal website, will that revenue sharing website from whom I approved my account take her share from the traffic generated by my personal website?
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on February 13, 2011:
Thank you everyone for reading and all your comments. They are much appreciated.
Sima Ballinger from Michigan on January 02, 2011:
I was accepted with Google Adsense overnight. Now I am working on earning revenue. I do read my Google Analytics. You have explained the process very well. Thanks.
zlife on December 09, 2010:
You provide a lot of helpful information on all we can do with Google. Thanks for your Hub.
Johnny Joe from USA on November 02, 2010:
Hi, Good work. However, it is not very easy to get your adsense account approved. There are several guidelines to be followed and recently Google has become more stringent while approving adsense accounts
Jyoti Kothari from Jaipur on October 04, 2010:
Thanks for a nicely created hub and useful info.
idreesfarooq from fiverr dot com/idreesfarooq on September 13, 2010:
Thanks for providing a brief introduction of different google applications. Nice sharing!
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on August 28, 2010:
Thanks LeanMan and Nbbatt for reading the hub. I always use Google analytics and really find it great. The information it supplies is very useful. It lets me know how much I earn from each hub or Blog and where the traffic is coming from. If you give it a try you will keep using it
nbbatt.com from bear, de, 19701 on August 28, 2010:
interested in google analytic. I never use it. I'll take it trial and error. thanks a lot.
Tony from At the Gemba on August 27, 2010:
I have not yet tried using analytics, I will have to do so, thanks for another great hub.
L M Reid (author) from Ireland on August 27, 2010:
Thanks for reading Humagaia. Yes Google certainly has a lot to offer the internet user
Charles Fox from United Kingdom on August 27, 2010:
Another Google resource I will be linking to.
Dobson from Virginia on August 26, 2010:
All of the Google applications delive such quality information if you are willing to dig into it. There is no reason not to be successful with such comprehensive tools at our disposal.