Buzzfeed ain’t got shit on your content 📈!
1. Buy a domain on Google domains
2. Set up a Blogger blog (Blogger as in the Google blogging service)
4. Put up 30 original articles even if they’re short 150-400 word pieces
You’re thinking about starting a blog or content site. Then you think 'how do I monetize my blog 💰?'
The most popular solution is to place ads on your site.
Looking good 👌!
The most common ad placement service is Google AdSense. But getting setup has become tricky of late.
Let’s do it step by step together.
Though these instructions are for brand new sites, you can use the lessons to do it for an existing site too.
For getting AdSense approval, we’re going to do everything within Google’s products. The reason being is Google is the most important search engine in the world (have you ever heard someone Yahoo something😂?) and we’ll be using its ad service. By playing within Google’s products and blogging platform, we virtually guarantee that our site will be easily crawled by Google. Plus you’ll get the added benefit of hosting your blog for free!
Blastoffcode has zero affiliation 😇 other than being a user of the services. Google Domains is just the best for purchasing domains. It’ll be clearer why we’re going with it soon.
You know Blogger, Wordpress’s ugly step child that Google bought! When you’re setting up your blogger page, make sure you’re signed in with the same account you bought your domain with. Then you’ll see the domain there as option. Lets take a closer look how to do this
Create a new blog on Blogger
In Blogger settings, change the HTTPS from 'no' to 'yes.'
In the blog address section, click the link that says 'Setup a Google Domains URL for your blog.'
Now choose the domain you want!
By choosing it, you’ll get free blog hosting. Woohoo!
Make sure you’re using the root domain (siter.com), not a subdomain (rando.com/something). Don’t worry, this is temporary until you get Google AdSense approval.
If this is a daunting task, you can pay $5 on fiverr to have someone do it. That’s what I did.
The articles don’t have to be literary masterpieces ✍ 📚, you just have to create 30 150-400 word articles. Throw in some pictures while you’re at it. What’s important is that they are original. That is why it is very important to not outsource this part. It only takes 10-15 minutes per article. Write 3x per day and you will be done in 10 days BOOM.
How to come up with the 30 articles? When I was looking AdSense approval for my fantasy football site, I looked for football news and re-wrote that piece of news in my own words. How do you think other news outlets do it :). Done. Follow writers related to your subject on Twitter and you’ll get plenty of ideas.
I understand your site will not be on Blogger permanently. But when you’re writing these 30 articles, make sure they are related to the topic you plan to have your final site on. If you plan on having a beauty products blog, make sure these 30 posts are related beauty products and topics.
You’re waiting for this email:
If you get this email 😡 😠, don't fret:
If you’re declined by AdSense when you apply, don’t re-apply for at least one week. Write an additional 20 short posts and you should be all set.
NOTE: Google AdSense does require sites in certain countries to be at least 6 months old.
Follow the instructions from there. Throw your first ad up on your Blogger page and you are all set! You have an approved Google AdSense account woohoo!!
Now go show Buzzfeed what you’re made of and get that AdSense money 📈 🏦