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Placing AdSense on Your Blog

Let's do a quick recap up to this point in case you have some catching up to do.

1.) Do you know what AdSense is?
2.) Are you familiar with the terms: blogging and bloggers?
3.) Have you successfully setup your very own blog with the Blogger service?
4.) Do you have an understanding of Google's Terms of Service so your account doesn't get banned?

If you answered no to any of those questions, simply follow the link to my post explaining in more detail before you continue on. Otherwise, it's time to put AdSense on our blog and start making money (with some patience, of course)!

The great thing about Blogger is it makes it dead simple to get started. First, head over to Blogger and log into your account. When you do that, it should automatically bring you to your “Dashboard”. Here's a picture of my current dashboard:



To get started, simply click on the “Layout” link on the bottom right of your Dashboard summary and you'll see something similar to this:



What you're seeing here is a high level breakdown of your web design. Most sites (like my own) are composed of a header, menu, content, and a footer (not shown in my picture). To get AdSense up and running on your blog, click any of the dotted areas that are labeled: “Add a Page Element”.



Once you do that, you'll get a pop up (make sure any anti-pop up software is disabled) with many options to choose from. From here, click on the AdSense section button: “Add To Blog”. The icon is marked with dollar bills (Oh yeah!).



We're almost home...

Now you have a screen that let's you choose format options and colors. It even gives us a nice little preview to save us time later on! We'll dissect these options more in future articles, but for now keep the defaults.



Hit the “Save Changes” on the AdSense window - it should close automatically. At this point you are all set! You can click on the “Preview” button on the original page to view your changes or simply refresh your blog. You also have the ability to move the AdSense up or down - or move it to a completely different page element altogether! (Just make sure you preview your changes before you save)

I wasn't lying when I said you don't have to be a web guru to get this setup, was I? Now you have the tools setup to pull in some extra revenue (hopefully a steady stream). Well, not quite. This isn't a get-rich-quick-scheme. It's going to take some time, patience and hard work (I saw you roll your eyes). Nothing comes easy, but if you stick around we can get there together.

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Make Money Online With Your Blog Roadmap

A quick roadmap to help you get on track. Use this as a starting guide for this site, but please do navigate the menu system to obtain even more valuable information.

Beginner

You've heard about blogs but you're not sure what blogging is all about. Or maybe you have a Blogger blog but don't have a clue how you can start making money online with it? Check out some of these articles.
TopicDescription
What is a blog? Learn what a blog and blogging is all about.
How can I create a Blogger blog for free? Learn how easy it is to set up your very own blog with the Blogger service for free.
What is RSS? RSS is a staple in the blogging world. You need to know what this is in your quest to make money online.
What is Google AdSense? Google AdSense is a free service that will help make money with your blog.

Intermediate

You have your Blogger blog setup already. You understand the basics of ad services like Google AdSense and Widgetbucks, but you want to take things to the next level so you can make money online with your blog quickly.
TopicDescription
Integrate AdSense into your Blogger blog You have your Google AdSense account setup - it's time to integrate it into your blog to start making money.
Where should I place AdSense? You can't just slap Google AdSense anywhere and start making money. You need to know the hot spots so you can maximize the amount of money you make with your blog.
How to integrate WidgetBucks on my Blogger Blog? Google AdSense isn't the only ad service to generate money on your blog. Learn how to integrate WidgetBucks so you can make even more money.

Advanced

You're a blogging pro. You have your blogger blog setup and jam packed with quality content and great ad services like Google AdSense and WidgetBucks to make money with your blog. But you want an edge - maybe some top tier tools that will help you tweak your Blogger blogs to perfection.
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HitTail HitTail is a great free tool that let's you easily analyze how your visitors found your site -- in real time!
Top 3 FREE Blog Monitoring Tools These 3 tools are essential to your blogs success.
Create a Google AdSense Channel AdSense channels allow you to track which ads are making you the most money.

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