Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years, then there is no doubt that you have heard about Google. You may also be aware that it is possible for you to make money with Google, there are a few ways that you can do this. In this article, I will cover the use of Google’s adsense program, their adwords program and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Before I start, you must keep in mind that if you want to make money with Google, then you must have a product or service in mind that you would like to sell. It would also help a lot of if you have a website or blog (or have plans to get one).
Google’s Adsense Program
Do you want to know how Google made 20 Billion Dollars last year? It is quite simple, advertising. Google has created an advertising networks that links advertisers to publishers. So how can you make money from this? Well that is simple, you be the publisher. Essentially, you place these Google ads on your website (these ads are know as Adsense ads), then for every person that simply clicks on them – you make money.
It is really that easy. The only problem is, if you are not getting any people to your website, then you won’t be able to show ads to anybody and won’t make any money. This method does not require you to have a product or service to sell, because in effect the only thing that you are selling is advertising. You do not have to go through the trouble of contacting advertisers etc, this is all done by Google.
Google’s Adwords Program
We have talked about being a publisher through Google’s adsense program, but what if you wanted to do it from the other end. Essentially, you can advertise through the adsense network. This is referred to as the Google Adwords program, which allows you to place ads on the Google website as well as other websites that are listed in the network.
One thing to keep in mind is that you are buying advertising, therefore, you must have a product or service to sell if you want to make any money.
Search Engine Optimization
This is the process whereby you optimize your website, which lists your product or service, for Google. This is to allow it to rise higher on the Google website and consequently have more people visiting it. Essentially, for SEO to work, you need backlinks (links from other websites to your website) and optimized content. For example, if you have a website about dogs, then you would need dog articles on your website as well as links from dog websites back to your website.
That being said, although SEO can be really affordable, it can be an extremely long process. Meaning it could take years to reach the top. Another problem is that your competitor might have a better website and thus people link to that one instead of your website. In short, SEO can be extremely hard and unpredictable.
To conclude this article, there are three main ways that you can make money with Google. Just remember to do your research first, making money with Google is not as easy as you may think.