So, my first foray into monetising my website and Blogger blog starts right here with Google Adsense. It's a two step application approval process for content publishers like myself. I'm through the first stage which is a preliminary check of my website, blog and account details. The second stage is to start adding the HTML ad code to my site and blog, but before that, I had to choose how big the adverts would be, what colours and what type of content I'm looking for. It sounds a little overwhelming. Don't worry as Google guides you through each section. I'm starting small. I've just set up two adverts on my Homepage and two adverts on my Blogger blog for now.
Once you've started generating ad impressions, temporary blank ads are shown until the final approval has been granted. When you get the approval, the adverts go live. The idea is, people click on them and each click generates some money for you.
For more information, check out this handy help sheet.
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Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.