A practical, informative guide to making money online using search engine giant Google
Today, Google is as common to web searching as Kleenex® is to facial tissues. Google has set the standard in search engine optimization. Yet, what may be uncommonly known by most is that this search engine powerhouse can make you money. This premier search engine continues to dominate the Internet as a money-maker for many online entrepreneurs and marketers. So maybe you’re ready to put Google to work for you. But how you ask?
Here are some proven ways to make money online using Google. Consider each option and based on your business, background and industry experience, choose the option or options that best match your criteria.
Use Google AdSense and AdWords
Google AdSense is a free program that enables online publishers to earn money displaying their relevant ads on a wide array of online venues including websites, site search results, mobile webpages, apps and feeds.
How does AdSense work? Google earns most of its revenue by allowing other website owners to advertise on their search result pages. All of that is managed through a program Google calls AdWords. So, by using AdSense, you can earn a share of the revenue that Google earns by displaying the same text ads on your website. Basically, you’re helping Google advertise so they pay you a percentage of their earnings.
The key to making AdSense work for you is to optimize your website with keywords. By using keywords that will give you top placement in Google will bring more traffic and more money. Once you have a large amount of traffic, you can use AdSense to earn money for your website or blog. AdSense lets webmasters and bloggers earn advertising revenue by placing the AdSense code on their sites.
AdSense ads become directly linked to your page’s keywords. The top paying keywords will give you a higher return and more income. Because AdSense ads are extremely targeted, it is an effective way to earn money from your site.
AdWords works in together with AdSense so you can advertise your business, product or services. AdWords allows you the option of buying your way to Google’s first page results. It is a Pay-Per-Click advertising system that has become very popular but also comes with cautions. If you use the system incorrectly, it can become a money pit. You are strongly advised to learn and understand AdWords completely before you put money into it.
Become a blogger
By definition, a blogger is someone who maintains a website or blog spot with information related to their personal life or information on the Internet. For revenue purposes, a blogger is a publisher of sorts that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information from various websites. Here, we are talking about “Blogger”, a Google-based blogging platform that will increase your business and revenue. So, whether you run ads, promote affiliates, sell products or use a blog to promote your business, Google can help you make money with this blog platform.
Freelance your talents
A freelancer is someone who works independently and provides services for individual clients and/or companies. It is no secret that many freelancers are successfully using Google to showcase their talents. Almost anyone can become a freelancer if you have a background in a viable area of business. Some freelance areas include photography, graphic design, writing and editing, audio and video editing, CAD drafting, software testing, animation, accounting, medical and technical writing and data entry.
This is how it works: The freelancer either creates their own website or showcases their services on a website created for freelancers (for a small fee). Then, when the freelancer is awarded the work, they use Google to research the project.
Indisputably, Google has become a top revenue source for many online users. And now, this dominant search engine leader can become a money maker for you too. As with any endeavor involving finances, be sure to research making money with Google thoroughly before delving in.