Does AdSense work well as a source of residual income? This is a question most webmasters ask when they are thinking of ways to monetize their websites or blogs. Affiliate marketing has been in business for a long time now. There are many webmasters, who are enjoying the fruits of their “no labor” with this enterprise. But at the same time, it is not everyone that can make money with AdSense or any other affiliate-marketing venture, for that matter.
AdSense is a Google baby. It is a pay-per-click advertising campaign. When you subscribe to Google AdSense, they will provide you with some affiliate advertisements. These you can place on your website or blog. You will actually be given a code that you have to place in the code of your webpage. Google tracks these advertisements. When a visitor clicks on these ads, you will get affiliate revenue. As your website becomes famous, and more people begin visiting the site, you get more clicks on your AdSense ads too, and hence more income.
But if you are planning to chuck your job and make a living off AdSense, think again. AdSense is a goldmine, but you need to find the right place to drill. In this case, you need to make your website famous. You need to get thousands of people to visit your site in a day. This is possible, but for that you will need to put in a lot of blood, sweat, and SEO. The Internet marketing game being what it is, this can take anywhere from one to two years.
Do not expect any significant income to come in for at least the first six months after you subscribe to AdSense, which in itself is an expensive affair. So, you do need investment and you need to abide by Google rules and keep your website spruced up with topnotch SEO methods to see some real AdSense income.