If you’re going to invest time, money, and effort into boosting your visibility online, then it makes sense to also increase your revenue streams. Who doesn’t want to make more money? I have dozens of revenue streams, which adds financial security and a steady increase to my earnings each year.
One of the fastest and easiest ways to add a new revenue stream is with Google AdSense: www.adsense.google.com. This service allows you to place advertisements on your website or blog and get paid whenever someone clicks on an ad. Ads can be text-based or image-based, with a variety of sizes and formats to fit your needs. Google also serves up smart advertising by matching the content of the ads with the content on your site. So if you have an article about how to bake a cake, the resulting ads might come from cookbook sites, cooking sites, and other related offers.
Several years back when BusinessInfoGuide.com was growing, I was hesitant to put ads on the site. I didn’t want the site to look like an ad farm or for the ads to distract from the value of the content. I eventually decided to test out the ads by placing them on about a dozen pages. As soon as I saw the revenues earned from those ads, I realized that I could still offer great content while also getting paid for those efforts.
Today, the site features a variety of AdSense ads and my only regret is that I didn’t add them sooner! This is a significant revenue stream that automatically places money in my bank account each month. Depending on the amount of site content and traffic to your site, you can earn hundreds or even thousands of dollars from these ads. And because so many websites earn their revenues from advertising, site visitors have grown accustomed to seeing these types of ads online.
Though AdSense is the clear leader for site ads, other options to consider include http://chitika.com, http://adbrite.com, and http://doubleclick.com. You can also sell ads directly to companies for placement on your site. One service that helps you manage this process is http://buysellads.com.