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** Make $100 a month for NO WORK! **

Discussion in 'E-Commerce and Online Selling' started by Martin, Sep 19, 2003.

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  1. Martin

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    ** Make $100 a month for NO WORK! **

    Yes, I know, it looks like one of those typical spam e-mails you receive every day. Or maybe I'm blatantly trying to advertise my business on Richard's forum?

    Well, no. I'm not even going to tell you my web site addresses.

    I'm tired but before I go to bed I thought I'd just share with you how I'm making extra "pocket money" simply by using an old web site that doesn't (didn't) earn me any money because it's too much out of date.

    1. You need a web site with well-established "traffic" (= lots of visitors each day). If not, you have to build one. All you have to do is write about 50 pages, each with information about a different subject. How do you write 50 pages??? One at a time! The more pages you have, the more money you'll make. Ensure that ALL pages are linked from a common index page so the search engines can find them. Make sure the index page is referenced on any other web sites you own or have access to. Get your friends to add a link from their sites.

    You can scan information from old magazines, books (preferably more than 50 years old so copyright problems are unlikely). Or you can scan stuff in with permission of the author. Or take something already written and carefully rewrite it so it looks nothing like the original (you have to be pretty good to do that and get away with it!) Or use something that you wrote yourself - did you keep your school books, college notes, that article you wrote for "Practical Fishing" magazine ten years ago?

    2. OK, you got your web site. Now sign up for Google "Adsense". http://www.google.com/adsense

    Google will first "vet" your web site. If they approve it, you are in business!

    Copy the Google "Adsense" code onto each web page. When someone views the page, it automatically notifies Google which then arranges to "spider" your page within the next few hours. To begin with, it puts totally irrelevant adverts in place of the Adsense code. But, once your page has been "spidered", the adverts are relevant to the text on your page.

    3. Register your web site with (at least) the Google search engine.

    4. Whenever someone clicks on an advert, your Adsense account gets credited with a few cents. Dependent on how much the advertiser is paying Google, it's sometimes a LOT of cents!

    5. Now, you can determine what adverts appear on your page by altering the text. This means that, with practice, you can get the highest-paying adverts. In addition, you can *exclude* certain adverts. For example, you may not wish adverts to appear from a rival company whose web site is at http://www.made-this-up.com

    So you go to your Google Adsense control panel (web page) and type in "made-this-up.com". (Apologies if this is a real site!)

    Adverts from that site will no longer appear on your pages from the next day onwards.

    OK, I did this with my obsolete site two months ago. Since then I've earned MORE than $200 which Google will post to me in the form of a US dollar "check" at the end of this month.

    Go and do thee likewise. I'm a Yorkshireman by birth and this is money fer nowt! (It's also an extremely valuable tip, fer nowt!)

    [​IMG]

    Martin
  2. suitusir

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    Well done,

    When you say it fast it sounds easy.

    A lot of people are earning a lot of money will adsense, isn't there some sort of rule where you not allowed to tell people how much you are earning, or how many visitors going to your click link.

    Sounds good, would love to see your site martin.

    if you don't want to post and from richards posts it is pretty relevent to your post please post here or please email me

    (Email Hidden for Privacy)

    your friend

    Kevin
    Stalybridge
    Cheshire
  3. dymo

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    I word of warning!

    Dont jump in without clearly understanding google's terms & conditions they do not tolerate fruadulant clicks and will be able to tell if you are doing so - also do not click your own ads as your account will be analised and closed down :cry:

    Adsense is a fantastic way to earn extra revenue from your site and also keep your customers happy as the ads are relevant to your sites content.

    Although I havent bought it - I think the ebook googlecash has the google adsense service wrapped-up - if you have a site with lots of traffic and want to earn more revenue with targeted ads what are you waiting for its easy!

    Bare in mind they dont sign up every site you may have to change some content!

    Thats me for the day! :wink:
  4. Martin

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
    My mind is quite bare - I'm bald as a coot :wink:

    Anyway, I did "bear" it in mind. The trick I used (don't tell on me!) is to get Google to check my main site. I did put the Adsense code on a few "exit" pages on that site, but obviously I don't want people to click away before buying something! Once you've got the Adsense code, it contains your customer number and you can put it on any site - even a site you are maintaining for someone else! (Maybe this is a bit naughty but as long as it generates good customers for the advertisers, why should Google care). As it contains your number, all payments go to your account.

    So most of the pages carrying adverts are on my old web site at http://www.netcentral.co.uk/satcure

    This has been in existence since about 1995 but wasn't earning me any money because everything mentioned there is obsolete.

    Martin
    http://www.satcure.co.uk
  5. Martin

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
    I'll have to read the rules again but Google refuse to divulge how much is earned by any specific advert in any case. I don't see anything wrong with telling people I'm earning over $100 a month. After all, Google want people to sign up for "Adsense" and this can only encourage them.

    I won't divulge how many visitors but the figure is truly staggering!

    Martin
    http://www.The-Cool-Book-Shop.co.uk
  6. suitusir

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    Hi Martin,

    i was not implaying anything about you telling your figures.


    I just can't understand the secrecy behind it, it must be something do do with beating overture.

    Is it worth it?

    If you do one site per month and one average it brings in $100 and do 12 sites per year thats $1200 per month.



    kevin
    http://www.manutd-autographs.com
    Manchester United Autographs for sale
  7. AndyHenry

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    adsense

    Hi guys,

    I also added some adsense code to 1 page on 1 of the sites I run.

    I won't say what all the figures were but it's been there less than a fortnight, it's a specialised site (not huge amounts of traffic) and it gets money every day.

    You can see the site at www.freddiegee.biz (it's drumming related, so not competition for anyone here)

    I've excluded a couple of sites, for some reason one ad that started coming up was for a magic shop (dunno why!).

    So far the ads have been pretty well targeted.

    I'm about to rid my www.startbiz101.com site of affiliate links and then submit it for an adsense campaign.

    Martin, did you say that the adsense code worked on many sites (and generates ads based on each site, rather than same ads for all sites).

    That could save me some hassle if it'll redefine the ads for my other sites.

    I'll have a play this weekend.

    Nice to see so many UK members posting here - it feels much more communal than some forums. (no offence to non-ukers)

    LennyT
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    You can put your Adsense code on any page on any site. To begin with it produces silly ads for American charities. But by the next day it should be producing ads which are targetted specifically to the text on your page. Sometimes you can alter the text to get even better targetting. Sometimes you need to exclude some irrelevant ads, as you say.

    Martin
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    Martin & Lenny,

    What sort of cents do you get for clicks, on avergage really.

    Only thinking like i have a site doing weight loss products get on average 125 clicks per night at 5 cents using adwords.

    what if i had adsense working on that site and them 125 clicks all went through to other products, of course they would not but just trying to gauge ie if i get somebody to go through at 5 cents and they click on another adsense advert what likely hood of what i get back, i suppose it depends on what that person's advert was costing them ie they have weight loss as main adword and they pay 40cents a click.

    hope you understand what i amtrying to say.

    kevin
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  11. Martin

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    Confidentiality

    Confidentiality. You agree not to disclose Google Confidential Information without Google's prior written consent. "Google Confidential Information" includes without limitation: (a) all Google software, technology, technical specifications, materials, guidelines and documentation relating to the Program; ([​IMG] click-through rates or other statistics relating to Site performance in the Program provided to you by Google;
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    hhmm

    Hi Kevin,

    As you correctly say, it all depends what the people whos ads you show are paying.

    You may find that with the health related ads you do quite well as it's a very competitive area and some people will be paying a fair bit.

    Try it and see.

    LennyT
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    Hi Kevin,

    Nice one.

    I thought it'd work out well for you.

    As long as you have traffic adsense makes great sense. [​IMG]

    LennyT
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    Hi Lenny,


    Thanks

    Works well as i get a lot of subscibers that come to my list and a lot of surfers, surfers are not buying but love to go to the next site.

    Only one day in and very close to half of the topic matter.

    Might as well get a piece of the pie.

    Kevin
    http://www.bargain-zone.com
  17. AndyHenry

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    and why not

    Yeh,

    I also got the adsense ads on one of my health related sites and there's a big difference in the payout compared to a site I have in a low-competition niche.

    I bet you're wondering why you never did it earlier aren't you.

    Hehe

    Now you know....

    Keep up the good work [​IMG]

    LennyT
  18. Hackbridge

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    A quick question please..

    Does it matter if the website you have is a freebie or a paid hosting one?

    Time doesn't allow me to ask any more than that.

    Kind regards

    Brian
  19. Martin

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    1. I wouldn't dream of using a "free" web site myself. I'm just not that poor! :wink:

    2. On the basis that most "free" web sites carry adverts already, Google will not approve it. Mind you, you could get them to approve a different site then put the Adsense code on the other. But Google might not like it.

    3. Try it. If there's a problem, move the pages to a proper URL.

    Martin
  20. suitusir

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    I would not bother with a free website either

    try http://www.doteasy.com.

    it is $25 per year for domain and webspace.

    no banners or popups.

    I host my sites with them and they all have adsense.

    hope that helps

    kevin
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    Helping you break free from your 9 to5 rut
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