Google AdSense is kind of the sister program to Google AdWords. AdWords is when you spend money to be on someone else’s website and AdSense is when you make money from other people advertising on your website.

Let’s say that you already have a website that gets pretty good traffic each month and you would like to try to make some extra income from that traffic, you could put Google AdSense ads on your site and every time someone clicks on one of those ads you get paid!

It works like this. You need to have a free Google account and a website to place the ads on. You cannot have gambling, pornography, or anything else that Google deems inappropriate on your website. You sign up for you AdSense account and place a small piece of code that Google provides on your site. After about 15 minutes or so ads will start showing up on your website based on the content of your site. If you have a site about pets, then the ads will usually be pet related. A music site will have music ads, etc…

Each time someone clicks on a ads on your site…you get paid! Each click pays a different amount based on the advertiser behind that particular ad and a few other factors. Click prices range from a few cents to a few dollars but they add up fast over a month. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER click on your own ads! This will get you banned from the AdSense program and that is not good, yes they will know what you did…lol

If you have multiple websites you can use the same AdSense account for all of them. There are many types of ad formats that you can choose from including text ads, image ads, videos, search, and a ton of different ad sizes to fit your placement needs.

So, to some it up, all you need is a website that gets some traffic and a free AdSense account and you are ready to start making some extra money.