Google AdSense is a program that many people from bloggers to big YouTube stars like PewDiePie and JonTron use to make money by displaying Google ads on their blog or channel. Once you sign up for AdSense you get a code to use on your site. When you use AdSense you can decide how ads appear on your page and what kind of ads you accept. By letting Google advertise on your blog/website/YouTube channel etc. you will get a portion of the advertising revenue. The amount of money you make is based on impressions (the views of the page the ads are placed on) and clicks (how many clicks the ads get) and you should know that Google do not want you clicking on these ads yourself or encouraging friends and family to do so. Apparently Google can find out if you’ve done this and ban you from using AdSense. You should also know that if the average amount of clicks you get suddenly goes up by a large amount this can also get you banned.
To have Google send you a check or deposit the money to your bank account you will first need to reach a minimum of $100 in ad revenue. Google AdSense is not a fast and easy way to make money. Considering how long it will likely take to earn more than a couple of dollars/pounds etc. you should definitely not be relying on AdSense to earn a living. For many AdSense will at most be a small extra source of income. Especially when quite a lot of people use adblock.
Written by: Misa Appiah