I’m sure you’ve watched the video by now, if not, why not? Here’s the original script for the Mr Daz on Adsense video blog posted last night:
Oh, Hi there!
I’m Mr Daz and I’ve been an Adsense publisher since 2003. When I first started using Adsense, earning over $1 per day seemed like an achievement, but as you can see I’ve come a long way since then.
Adsense works for me because I follow the principle that content is king, and with good quality content comes good quality relevant ads. Obviously, the more relevant your ads, the more likely-hood your users will click on them.
One of the things I really like about Affiliate Marketing, and Adsense in particular, is that there’s really no limit to how much you can earn. If I used my skills to build websites for clients my earning potential would be limited to how much I could charge per hour, and how many hours I could physically work.
With Adsense, there are no limits. It really is a question of how much do you want to earn?
Plus with Adsense I’m earning money when I eat, sleep, drink down the pub, or in fact right now. I’m earning money right now. Isn’t that better than having to work for clients? Only getting paid when you’ve done the work?
With Adsense, I can spend time developing the website, caring for it, nurturing it. Building up its content, and then I can monetise it and it will begin earning me money straight away. Everything it earns from that day forward becomes mine, not a client’s.
Google pay the money I’ve earned from Adsense directly into my bank account at the end of every month, no fuss and no hassle. That sure beats having to chase clients to pay your invoices, and having to deal with slippery accounts departments who try to delay paying you for as long as physically possible.
The best tip I could give for anyone wanting to earn money with Adsense is to make use of Google’s custom channels. These will show you which of your ad units has the highest click through rate. When you know which of your ad placements gets the most clicks, you should make sure you put this ad placement first in the HTML code because Google fills the first ad slot it finds with the highest bidding ads.
This way, your highest converting advert will have the highest paying ads, earning you the most money. If you don’t do this, you could be losing out on some potentially massive revenues. A little tweak like this can make a big difference.
Good luck with your Adsense campaigns, and remember… how much do you want to earn
This is my entry in the Google Adsense video contest posted over at the official Adsense blog. I went for a Barry Scott/Cillit Bang type of approach. I think I’ve come across OK, if I’d had more time I’d have done some location shots.
Google are making changes to their Adsense in the next few weeks to allow you to update ad styles from within the management console. This means you’ll no longer have to open up Dreamweaver, notepad or remote directly into a server to edit the code. This is great because it means the Adsense ads will be as easy to update as Affiliate Window’s widgets and CJ’s pools, giving more control from a single place.
I’m looking forward to this. I need to change all of my ads to incorporate full custom channel reporting so I’ll wait for this new system to roll out first.
I’m going to be posting a video about this in coming few days as part of Google’s Adsense contest, but I wanted to mention it now as it’s got me really excited. Last week I switched on my computer for the first time in a few days to see I’d had my best ever day on Wednesday for Adsense earnings, then again Saturday I had my second best ever day.
The reason for this sudden and welcome increase in earnings? Well, there’s two reasons. Firstly I changed one of websites last week to go from using ASP to WordPress, meaning it was faster and all of the pages were search engine friendly. The main reason though was I changed my highest traffic website from having a dynamic ASP front page to being a static HTML page that I update every few days with the latest content.
This means that the page loads far quicker, increasing page views, ad views, clicks and of course earnings.
That’s one of the things I like about Adsense, as I’ll talk about in the video this coming week, you can increase your earnings dramatically with minor tweaks to your websites.
For those of us that work, and I realise we’re becoming a thinning minority in the UK, chances to get to the bank are becoming slimmer and slimmer. Luckily we have the Interweb where we can do all of our banking online, except for the small matter of paying in foreign currency cheques.
I get these from, among others, Amazon.com. With these foreign cheques I cannot drop into the overnight deposit as I need to fill out a mammoth form, complete with my life story and contact details of everyone I’ve ever met. I have to physically go into the bank, and Amazon.com still do not offer direct deposit for UK based affiliates.
Now, these are the opening hours of my local branch of Lloyds TSB.
Please tell me when the sodding hell can I actually go into the bank? I start work at 8:30 and I finish at 5:30, the lazy arsed Lloyds crew start after me and finish before me, and of course don’t even bother on a Saturday. I’m sitting on an affiliate cheque from Amazon.com and can’t pay the bastard in anywhere.
The solution? It could be to find another bank.
The real comedy here comes from the fact that one of my RSS subscribers is my sister, who currently works for Lloyds TSB and will be receiving this blog in her inbox. Any ideas Karen?
Scott Wainner, one of the oldest (by that I mean long-standing, not ancient and decrepit) online money makers has posted a great tip on his new blog about saving money on your travel by starting a travel reviews website and declaring all travel expenses as business expenses. Thus they are tax deductible!
Nice tip eh?
Well I’ve been doing something similar for years now. I own the website WhatDVD.Net, which reviews DVDs and Films, so naturally any movie related expenses I incur are legitimately offset against earnings as I review the films and DVDs I see and buy.
It doesn’t stop there either, as I also run 3 Transformers websites whenever I buy a Transformer, which is often, the cost of the little sucka is once against offset against earnings for tax. This is all perfectly legit as they are used for money making ventures. For example, I recently purchased the Ultimate Edition Bumblebee at a mind blowing £79.99… ouch. Thankfully, because of the review on TheTransformers.Net the money spent on him can be offset.
Nice tip huh? Remember it has to be legit, so start those websites now.