Help me make money with my web site!
or, How do I make Google Adsense work for me?!
or, How do I put ads on my web site?

So you have a web site, and it is getting some traffic, and you want to make some money with it. How do you do that?

The first and easiest thing you can do is sign up for a Google Adsense account and place Google Adsense ads on your web pages. Google Adsense ads are text ads that Google creates for you. You can create the ad in just about any shape (banner, sidebar, square, etc.) and Google then automatically fills that shape with text ads for you. When someone clicks on one of the text ads, you get paid.

The whole process is incredibly easy. It takes about five minutes to set up your account (so Google can pay you), and about one minute to create an ad. Then you add Google's code to your Web page and you are making money. How much money? It depends on how much traffic you get. The more traffic, the more money you make.

Adsense will also let you create search boxes for your web pages, and also something called Link Units.

You get a check from Google once a month. Go to the Google Adsense page to get started and you will be making money in 10 minutes.

A second way to make money is to sell T-shirts, calendars, stickers, hats, mugs, etc. Go to a site called CafePress.com and they make it incredibly easy. You upload the images you want to have on your T-shirts, etc. and they make the shirts for you on demand. It costs you nothing to set up a store, and CafePress does everything for you. They send you a check once a month. If you have a design that takes off, you can make a lot of money.

A third way to make money is with affiliate programs. You put ads on your site for different companies, and if they make a sale, you get paid. Amazon created one of the most popular affiliate programs in the world. Click here to learn more about Amazon's program. You make 10% for every book Amazon sells through your links. Now thousands of companies offer affiliate programs. Go to Google and type in "affiliate programs" and you will see what I mean.

Using these three techniques, a web site can make a lot of money. See also Help me create a web site! and WebKEW for more information.

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