How To Make A Full Time Passive Income With Google Adsense

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It’s been a few weeks since I last posted on Big Blog Traffic. There are a couple of reasons for that.

1. I’m in the process of developing a training guide which reveals how I’ve generated around 45,000 visitors from Facebook in my first 100 days using the social networking giant.

2. I’ve been working hard on my health and beauty blog this month. In the first 15 days of July the blog has achieved 44,001 visitors. If I continue at this rate for the rest of the month then I should reach 90,000 visitors in the month of July which would be incredible and would eclipse my previous best month by around 30,000 visitors.

I’ve set myself an ambitious target of 100,000 visitors for this month because to reach that number would be amazing. I’ll be sharing some of the things I’ve been doing to grow my traffic right here on the blog so stay tuned for future posts.

Today though I’m not going to talk about traffic, but instead one of my biggest blog earners, and that is…

Google Adsense

Google Adsense is viewed as a very unfashionable way to make money online – but it’s probably my favorite method.

I like to refresh my Adsense account and see the money gradually accumulating, I like the fact that I earn money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and I love the fact that all I need to do to grow my income is to grow my traffic or optimize my ads.

In this blog post I’m going to share some of the reasons why I think Adsense is one of the greatest ways to make money online, sharing some of the ways I’m using Adsense to pull in an easy passive income and reveal how you can get started making money with Google Adsense.

Here’s why I love Adsense…

Google Adsense is easy to implement and allows you to earn revenue from all of your blog posts and website pages.

When you’re an Adsense publisher you simply need to create your ad in your account and then insert the code into your blog or website template and it will display relevant ads across your entire website.

This means that every single one of your webpages is now capable of generating ad revenue which instantly makes your site more profitable.

For example, if you visit the home page of my blog you’ll see that I have an Adsense link unit across the top of the blog below the header, an Adsense image ad at the top of the sidebar and another Adsense link unit at the bottom of the sidebar. These ads are displayed across every single one of my pages and blog posts.

You’ll also see that if you visit a specific blog post that I also have ads displaying within the content after paragraph four and after paragraph ten.

I use a WordPress plugin called “Quick Adsense” that enables you to quickly and easily insert your ads with absolutely no hassle. It’s 100% free so if you want to add Adsense to your WordPress blog then download this plugin.

Google Adsense is easily “optimizable”.

Another of my favourite things about running Adsense ads are that they are easily optimizable and you can make quick 30 second changes that make huge differences to your income.

For example, the other day I moved one of ad units from above the content to display after paragraph ten. This almost doubled the revenue I earn from that one ad and a task that took two minutes may add four figures to my income this year.

You can constantly test, tweak and optimize your Google Adsense ad units to gradually grow your eCPM (the amount of revenue you generate per thousand page impressions) so that every month you earn more money with the same traffic.

Google Adsense generates instant revenue.

If you link your Google Adsense account with your Google Analytics account then you can see exactly which of your pages are producing Adsense revenue.

I absolutely love this feature since I can see exactly which pages are generating the most revenue. This is great for two reasons…

1. I pay for the majority of my blog content – usually between $10-15. When I receive an article from my writer, I publish it on the blog. A few days later I can check exactly how much Adsense revenue that post has generated and whether it has made more money than I paid for it.

For example, on July 2nd I published a blog post titled: Top 5 Homemade Sunscreen Recipes. I actually wrote this entry myself so it was effectively free, but from looking at my stats, that post generated $20.91 on its first day. That means, if it had of been written for me, I would have made a profit already. That post has now generated $86.24 which could pay for another eight blog posts.

2. The second reason this is great is because I can see exactly which topics generate the most ad revenue.

For example, I could see that blog posts about weight loss earn a higher dollar per click and that posts about essential oils earn much less. That’s just a hypothetical example by the way and is used for illustrative purposes.

Now that I know what topics earn the higher dollar per click I can create more content based around that topic.

Google Adsense is easy to get started with.

If you want to start making money with Adsense you simply have to set up a site, apply to be an Adsense publisher, and then once approved you just need to put some ads on your website.

You don’t have to find advertisers, you don’t have to find affiliate programs to promote, you don’t need to build relationships with other marketers, you don’t have to create your own products, and you can be anonymous if you want (something which I know a lot of marketers quite like the idea of).

Google Adsense is scalable.

It’s easy to go from $1 per day, to $10 per day, to $100 per day with Google Adsense.

Simply create more websites, create more content, optimize your ads, and get more traffic. Simple as that!

Google Adsense is “escapable”.

By that I mean that if you ever want to “get out” of the passive income business model, then you can simply sell your websites. Since Adsense websites aren’t dependent on having a personality behind them it’s easy to transfer the entire site to another person without harming the site.

This is great if you want to make money flipping websites. Simply build an Adsense website, get it to earning a few hundred dollars per month and then sell it for 10-12x monthly revenue.

Google Adsense earns you money 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Let’s do a little math (since I love demonstrating ideas with math!)…

Okay, let’s assume you work a job that pays $10 per hour, you work eight hours per day and a total of 40 hours per week. You take four weeks holiday per year so you work 48 weeks of the year – or a total of 1,920 hours per year. That means you earn $19,200 per year.

With Google Adsense, you can generate revenue every hour, of every day, of every week and month throughout the year so you need to earn just $2.20 per hour to make the exact same amount of money over the course of the year. In a high paying niche that could be just one or two clicks per hour.

Plus, let’s not forget that on our Adsense sites we can also have affiliate links, we can be building our own email list and we can be selling our own private advertising slots. When you think of it like that, making $20,000 per year with Adsense websites seems quite easily achievable.

Google Adsense is one of my biggest – and definitely my most enjoyable – ways to make money online.

If you, like me, enjoy the idea of refreshing your Adsense account and seeing your income grow by a few more dollars, and you’d like to learn more about making a full time income online then take a look at Adsense 100k Blueprint from Michael Ullman and Adam Franklin.

They have developed a step-by-step blueprint to making six figures with Google Adsense. They reveal how they took a brand new site to $100 per day from Adsense and then to $300 per day after six months.

This is a blueprint that you can copy – just like thousands of people have already. I’ve seen some stunning reviews, and some even better success stories, from customers who have followed this training and made a success of being an Adsense publisher.

If you want to begin your journey to a full time Adsense income then download Adsense 100k Blueprint and start following the proven plan today.

Click Here To Download Adsense 100k Blueprint (the video starts off pretty annoying but once you get through the first 30 seconds it’s quite interesting so stick with it)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post with a little insight into how I make money with Adsense on my blog and why it’s one of my favorite money making methods.

Do you use Adsense? Care to share any tips or tricks you are using? Do you enjoy earning from Adsense as much as I do?

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  1. Hi James,

    Another interesting post and congratulations on getting Adsense to really work for you like this.

    My little adsense empire has been kicked into touch by all the recent SERPS changes, so all the effort of building good, relevant (and expensive) content has been thrown out by Google for the chance to show a bunch of pure sales sites with no content on at all (travel niche).

    To say that I’m fed up with the Google game would be an understatement – which is why I like reading all your other techniques for getting traffic :-)


  2. Well James, you’ve convinced me to give Adsense another try!


    Did the Quick Adsense Plugin put the ad just below your horizontal navbar as well?



    • Hi Alex,

      No, I had to do that myself using Genesis Simple Hooks which is easy to do if you run your blog with Genesis. If not, then I guess it’s a case of manually finding the place to put it in your template :)


  3. ryanzona says:

    Good for you Josh!…You’re one of the few I know who’s made anything but pocket change with Adsense.
    It’s always seemed to me the Adsense game is a traffic game more than anything.

    If you have lots of traffic and G displays the right ads, you’ll no doubt make something…but honestly, if you have that much traffic, why waste it on Adsense? Pages with affiliate links would make many times that. And combining the aff links and adsense doesn’t do as well, from what I’ve heard. It’s no doubt you are master of driving traffic though – 90,000 visitors in one month? wow!

    (think if 90,000 visited in 30 days and only one half of one percent bought an affiliate product that paid you only $20, that’s $9,000, way more than what you’re likely making from Adsense!)

  4. ryanzona says:

    My fault, James, sorry I called you Josh. :-(

  5. Gary Riding says:

    Thanks James. I have really struggled to make adsense work for me in the past, but you have convinced me to look at it as a proper business model and dedicate some time to making it work. I tend to go for affiliate links and banner ads on my Internet marketing blog; for some reason that I can not explain now, I did not bother with Adsense. Pretty stupid, I guess. Anyway, a lesson learned today.

  6. James,
    I agree with Gary(lesson learned) i think. i am going to download the adsense blueprint and study it. i have
    tryed all week to even put adsense ads on my website and have had no luck. ready to give it up until i read
    your Blog. I am very new didnot no so much to learn.i cant make money on my site with no ads so i feel good when i pick up something from you guys thats already in the business.Great Blog one of many who
    likes to read them. thanks thelma Gravley.

  7. James, what do you think about “Google has slaughtered many accounts” in past year?
    Is adsense still safe nowadays?