5 Ideas to Create Online Product and Earn Money Easily

Have you been blogging for quite a long time but yet to make more than a few bucks?

Traffic on your blog is not so less, your contents are great, readers comments are also awesome, you also perfectly optimized Google Adsense and you regularly write reviews of different products and put links of Affiliates in your every second post.

Right?

But still you are not making money to live a happy life.

Ok, don’t worry there is a big reason of your not earning huge money and you need to first accept its real cause. I am sure after reading this post completely you will entirely change your monetization strategy to make a full-time income from your blog. So let’s move on.


5 Ideas to Create Online Product and Earn Money Easily

Making Money blogging was not much difficult in past

A year ago earning from your blog was so simple. To start your blog, you simply needed to;

  • Pick a profitable niche that should also be your passion
  • Buy a domain name with simple and easy to remember words reflecting your niche
  • Hosting that serves your blogging needs to compete well
  • A wordpress premium template with easy template and best SEO options.

After uploading your template on your hosting you just needed to write and write. Your success mostly depended upon quality of your contents. How much you would earn it used to depend upon monetary value of your niche. Your main source of revenue used to be:

  • Brutally unpredictable Google Adsense and
  • Risky affiliates.

You simply used to work as seller to showcase others products. But later on it proved to be not the best way to earn money easily. You needed to put your entire efforts to sell a few number of others’ products for making few bucks.

What is winning approach of making money blogging now?

In a little time of hardly one year things have entirely changed.

Now every pro blogger advises you to create online products if you really want to earn money easily and regularly. For this you should not become selling agent of others and remain uncertain how much money you will earn in your next selling attempt. Also, everything is changing in internet marketing.

Rate of selling commission on each product is quite unpredictable. On some products it is higher; on some other it is dismally low. Now it is needs entirely a changed approach to earn money easily.

Your own product is the best way to earn money easily

It happens to many bloggers that a product they can sell like hot cakes offer little commission while a product offering huge percentage as commission is so difficult to sell. So the only solution to establish a strong earning stream base of your blog is to create online products to sell and make money easily.

To create online product the following five ideas can be your stepping stone to get rid of:

  • Unpredictable way of selling others’ products and
  • Google Adsense that offers peanuts until you have millions of visitors on your blog.

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1. What your audience doesn’t have?

Your audience will not tell you what it does not have.

So first thing to before you create online products is to know what your audience does not have. You can sell their need and earn money. For example if your niche is “how to get student visa”, your audience is obviously those who want to go abroad for higher studies.

You need to assess what is the main problem they have to get a student visa without spending much money. They do have various consultancy services but that are not general. They vary from case to case. So your target audience needs to have a primary consultancy product that guides them how to get student visa and who to hire as consultant for helping them go to the country of their choice for higher studies. So you need to stimulate the demand of your target audience for the product of primary consultancy for student visa and then sell them your product – basic guide to get student visa – on reasonable rates that they can easily afford to pay.

2. The best thing which you can offer

It is equally important to examine your own skills and expertise before developing a product. If there are already many product of similar nature in the market people won’t have any reason to prefer your product.

So your product should not only be unique but it also has value addition as compare to similar products available in the market. Here again let’s suppose your niche is how to get student visa.

There are numerous consultancy services everywhere to help students get a student visa on payment of advisory fee. So here value addition in your product is “how to get student visa without spending a dime”. It will attract your target audience because of its value addition.

3. Branding

This is an age of packaging and branding.

You can’t sell a product if it doesn’t have an impressive packaging and branding. So your product should have an impressive brand name. It may be with a prefix of your blog like “All Blogging Tips for Retiree Executives”.

Yes it is equally an impressive idea.

So many executives of corporate sector want to start a blog after their retirement. They don’t want a blog as hobby but they also want to make some bucks with it to make their retiree life more prosperous. They want tutorial in simpler terms without lengthy plans as younger generation needs.

4. Packaging

Packaging means how you offer you product.

If it is simply a report in PDF then no one will love to buy it.

It must have an ebook, an infographic series, Create Online Course and a few video packages to facilitate buyer to learn the contents of your products in whatever format he wants.

5. No seasonal product

Apart from three important points the last but not the least point is; your product must not be seasonal. You can sell it whole year. If your product pertains to Summer Vacation Travel Package you need to take extra efforts in summer vacations to sell hugely and equally cover the off-season slowdown of your business.

Secondly competition is also stiffer in seasonal products market because every seller has same plan as you have to cover the off-season expenses as well. So, select a product that is free from seasonal effects and you can earn money easily during the whole year.

Final words

In short we can say for regular stream of income relying on Google Adsense and Affiliate products is quite risky. Google can cancel Adsense account any time without informing you.

You cannot sell an affiliate product confidently unless you first try it and be fully satisfied with its features. For this you need to buy one such product to use and test it before selling it on your blog. It needs money and time both.

So the best option is to create online products to earn money easily. You can improve it as and when the need arises and also introduce several sister products if you get huge response from your market.

Share your ideas

I know you are an energetic and smart blogger. ;)

You must have pretty good ideasto create online products in order to earn money easily. I won’t ask you to share your secret but you can tell a little about it. I have huge experience of idea market consultancy and can advise you to add more value in your project.

So let’s talk about ideas in comments section below.

Why and How To Protect Adsense Account From Invalid Clicks?

Do you know your Adsense Account is in danger, yeah this is not an April fool prank or anything like a joke, this is as true as you are breathing from some past days many bloggers experiencing heavy invalid activity in their Adsense account.

You may have also experienced that number of clicks are much more than as comparison of the Estimated Earnings, especially from some countries like United states clicks are coming fluently but no money, CPC from such countries lies somewhere between $0.01 – $0.04 which is too less and this Cost per Click clearly saying that these clicks you are getting on your Ads are not Genuine for sure.

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Many Bloggers and Webmasters have lost their Adsense Ads in some past days because of this invalid activity or some other reasons.

Zac Johnson lost his 10 years old adsense acccount. Read his story

Just few days ago,  Theodore had been slapped by adsense. Read his story

and also because of their unawareness, so this is highly recommended that you won’t make such mistakes and keep your Adsense Account safe and secure.

How to know the Country from where invalid clicks are coming from ?

Many of you may already know about this but some don’t, so let me explain how to know from which country your Adsense Ads are getting unusually clicked, to find this out just follow these steps…

1.    Log in to your Adsense Account.

2.    Click on Overview this month.

Overview this month

3.    Select the Today date from the upper right corner.

see todays Adsense report

4.    Now click on Countries from Left sidebar.

click on countries

5.    Now carefully checkout the no. of clicks in front of each Country name.

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If you detect any country from where clicks have been done but CPC from there are very low then it simply means that your Adsense Ads are in danger.

How to Protect Your Adsense Account?

See if you are getting unusual clicks on your Ads, then first of all you try to detect the IP(s) of clicker and if you successfully detect those IP’s then just block them to showing Ads so that they won’t see your Ads and this way they cannot click on your Ads.

If you’re unable to fetch the IP address from where clicks are being performed then you most recommended way to keep your Adsense account safe is that, you must stop showing ads on your site for at least sometime, because if you stop publishing ads on your sites for some time/days it may cause loss of some Dollars to you but if you cannot prevent it then you may loss your Adsense for forever, which sounds so bitter to any blogger.

Read: 5 Question to Ask Before Using Google Adsense

Note:

It has been also seen sometimes that CPC are good and clicks are coming in bulks (more than expectations), but those were also invalid clicks.

To understand this better, suppose one person click on your Ad, Google gave you $2.0 for that one click which means click : 1 and CPC : $2.0 then 9 clicks are also done by an other person which are invalid clicks and Google haven’t gave you anything for those clicks, now your stats will show click : 10 and CPC : $0.20 which also looks good and generally we think it’s Ok if CPC is good but as you in example it’s not always okay.

So if you ever feel unusual increase in no. of clicks on your Ads you must report to Google regarding this to keep your side strong.

Click Bombing/ Invalid Clicks FAQ’s

  • I lost my Adsense Account due to invalid activity on my account, what to do ?

When Google takes adsense away then they always mentions the reason behind it, so you need to ensure that it will not happen again in future and after that you can fill Appeal form provided by the Google to claim your Adsense account back, but don’t go for appeal form in hurry first of all you must take care of point they mentioned in their mail.

  • I filled Appeal form, will I get Adsense back ?

Well nobody can say Yes for this question, it’s all depend on Google, if they realize that you have done good business with them in previous time then there are some hope you will get your Adsense back, but not sure for anyone.

  • I filled Appeal form but no reply, what to do ?

You cannot do anything for this, all we can do is that we can fill Appeal form then Google will reply you back after taking their time, sometimes they takes 2-3 days for reply back.

  • When I applied for Adsense back by `Appeal form` they rejected again, now what.

This is sad but ! even after they refused to give your adsense back to you, if you work on your blog continously for some months and you write valuable and original content then there are chances to have Adsense again on your blog, one of my friend have experienced it.

  • Even after many try Google isn’t giving me Adsense back, now what to do ?

In this annoying situation you have some other ways to get income from your blog for that you can check this `Ways to Make Money without Adsense`.

If you don’t wanna go for it then you can think of another idea which is, you make another blog then apply for Adsense for that new blog and when you get Adsense for it you can use that Adsense account Ads on your both blogs the new one and old too.

If you think this article is even a bit useful it is requested to must share the info, Take care of your Adsense Account and also help others to do so.

8 Reasons Why I Hate Google Adsense

No doubt, Google adsense is one of the best way to make money from website. But I am not using it anymore.

I often get asked Ammar, Why you don’t use google adsense?

There are many reasons and here is my answer to this question. In this post I explain Why I hate Google Adsense and why google adsense sucks!

I hate Google Adsense

8 Reasons Why I hate Google Adsense?

You may think I have personal reasons for writing this post.

No, this is not like that.

I don’t want any new bloggers, my web friends and new web-masters to quit blogging just because google adsense is not approving their blog. There are far better ways to make money without adsense.

Let me know in comments if you want me to write another post on making money without adsense.

1. AdSense Make Readers Leave The Site

The first thing I hate about google adsense is it make the readers leave the site.

How?

When someone click on ad, they leave your site. Because adsense links doesn’t open in new tab. Majorty of Adsense ads are CPC based. In order to make money readers have to leave your blog.

So, would you like to lose readers just for few cent?

The visitor that leave your website can be;

  • A lost subscriber
  • A lost sale
  • and so on..

2. Getting approved is so hard!

I’ve been asked so many times by other bloggers, why google adsense is not approving their sites.

Google is getting strict day by day. They don’t approve any blog easily even if its six month or one year old. If you make site perfect to apply for adsense. There are less chances they’ll approve the site.

3. Too many rules to follow, Huh?

Just Try reading their terms and Conditions you’ll know what I mean.

They have too many rules to follow. Even if you follow them, they’ll ban your adsense account. Once you get ban, you’ll never get adsense back!

4. Email Support Just Sucks!

Google adsense have email support. But you’ve to wait for too many days to get reply from them.

You might need another support to get their reply. ;)

5. Once you get banned, you can never get back in.

If you try getting approve for adsense for a new blog. They won’t approve your application. Even if you follow all the google adsense rules and TOS. There are chances that adsense will ban your website.

Once you get banned just forget adsense. They won’t let you to get back in the program again.

6. Low Cost Per Click (CPC)

If you are not from US or Western Europe – forget about big earnings.

For rich European countries price per click is relatively good. It could be $1 2$ or even more than this. It depends on keywords.

So, If you are getting daily 100-1000 daily you won’t earn much money.

That means, if your sites get small portion of such traffic – you will receive $0.01 – $0.05 for clicks.

Might be around 1$-10$ a month. Adsense pays very less per click.

If you have high traffic, many big advertisers will contact you to pay much better than adsense.

7. Little Editorial Control

Do you know Google has over 100,000 advertisers or might be more than this.

You have no control which one can advertise on your blog or not. Isn’t that sucks?

If you want full control over ads you can use OIOPublisher for WordPress. This is the best plugin to manage all ad spot, advertisers, payments and stats.

8. Big delay in payment

First in order to receive money from adsense you have to verify your home address. Adsense sends pin that might take 2 or 3 months depend on where you live.

Adsense minimum payout is 100$, once you reach this minimum amount. You have to wait for many weeks or a month to receive checks.

Your thoughts please

So above were few reasons why I hate google adsense [You Should too!]

My blog niche is blogging, most of readers are bloggers and webmasters. They don’t click on adsense and other reasons for not using adsense are given above. That’s why I am not using google adsense anymore on this blog.

I haven’t listed other reasons why AdSense sucks and it is not really the best way to make money from blogging, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject.

Leave me a comment below as always. I’d be glad to hear from you.

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5 Question to Ask Before Using Google Adsense

Adsense Are you currently using Google Adsense on your blog, or even thinking about it?
 
Then stop here now! ;)
 
You’ve to ask Five Question to yourself Before Using Google Adsense.
 
This blog post just might open your eyes to what you might be doing to your blog and audience for just a few dollars. There was a previous post on this blog titled “12 Things to Do Before Applying for Google Adsense“, which walks you through the process of what you need to make sure you blog looks like and has before applying to Google Adsense. We are going to take that same approach, but with a few different questions to ask yourself if you really want to sacrifice your blog and traffic to the almighty Google Adsense!

How much is your site traffic worth?

Before using any advertising solution, you need to know what your traffic is and how much they are worth. Entertainment sites and blogs have a low value per user, as they are pretty much there just to view pictures and get news. Product reviews and coupon sites have a high value per user, as they are already in buyer mode. Knowing your average visitor value is a very important thing to know!

Read : How To Get Traffic To A New Blog ?

Are you playing by Google’s rules at all times?

Lately Google has been on a tear and throwing many sites out of their Google Adsense program. No matter their reason Google may banner your account, once you are tossed, you are gone for good and they will also keep all of the money remaining in your account as well. Do you really want to work with an ad network that can keep all your profits from this and the previous month? As a Google Adsense partner, you always need to play by their rules at all times.

Can you make more money going directly?

Have you even thought about selling your own banner ad space? There is a good chance you can find a quality advertiser in your niche that will pay a much higher CPM premium over what Google Adsense will pay you. If you are running 125×125 banner ads on your site you can probably fill four to ten of these banner spots and make several times more than what Google Adsense could ever earn you.

Are you killing your profits by using Google Adsense?

One of the best ways to kill your profits is by throwing Google Adsense on your site. If you are selling products, trying to get people on your mailing list or get them to take any other action… Google Adsense will hurt you. Keep your focus on your end goal of either getting people on your list or getting them to take action. If you have a solid monetization plan for your site, Google Adsense probably shouldn’t be one of them.

Lastly… do you like giving away your traffic for a few pennies per visitor?

When did you last click on a Google Adsense banner?

I’m not sure if you remember. ;)

But whenever someone clicks on any Google Adsense banner, they leave the site they are currently on and get swooshed off to another site. Most of the time Google Adsense is only paying a few pennies per click. Are you losing your traffic for just a few pennies? If you are, it’s not a good business model at all!

Don’t get me wrong… :D

Google Adsense has made BILLIONS of dollars for Google and their publishers… but there is a reason why it’s so ridiculously easy and simple to setup. Google is making a ton of money by lazy site owners just placing a code on their site and not knowing better. There is nothing wrong with using Google Adsense, but there are much better and more profitable ways to make money!

12 Things to Do Before Applying for Google Adsense

I know you want to make some good money with Google AdSense right? ;)

But it’s not easy to get into AdSense program now-a-days. You have to follow few things before applying for AdSense.

You must be thinking that…

How to apply for AdSense

How to qualify for AdSense

Am I eligible to apply for AdSense

What are Google AdSense Requirements

Why Google AdSense rejected my applicaton

This post is going to answer all your questions. It’s going be a bit long so grab a cup of coffee.. ;)

Applying for Google AdSense

What is Google AdSense and Why You Should Use?

Google AdSense is one of the oldest network to offer ad publishing and works at Pay Per Click system. In fact Google used to give AdSense to everyone who used to make blogs through Google Blogspot.

When it comes to the legitimacy of Google AdSense, it speaks for itself. Google AdSense have thousands and thousands of satisfied customers and publishers. AdSense pays on time, every time.

One more reason for choosing Google AdSense is that we can earn huge amounts of money if we do our work in right way. There are many bloggers who are making a complete living from their blogs and Google AdSense. Therefore, Google AdSense should be the number one choice among all the other available networks.

It’s paying rates are better than all of other networks which is the biggest reason it is so popular to all Bloggers and Webmasters. But since everybody is running behind them, they have made the approval system very strict. You make little mistakes and get disapproved every time. Here are few reasons why Google will reject your application.

Why AdSense Will Reject Your Application?

Here are the most common reasons and AdSense requirements which they gives when they reject your application.

1.  Insufficient content / Unacceptable site content — Your website do not have enough text on them for Google specialists to review.

Google gives a lot of value and attention to the content of the blog before accepting it. If the content is poorly written and have grammatical mistakes, Google will reject the blog right away.

Not only the content needs to be grammatically correct, it must be unique and has to provide value to the users and readers of the blog. So the number one reason is the poorly written content on your blog.

2. Page Type / Design of your blog — What will you do if you land a page with full bright yellow background with white text on it, having huge buttons all over the place? Yes you’ll click away.

Blogs which are poorly designed and are hard for the visitors to understand, get rejected by Google for AdSense. You MUST have a good design which comforts the eye and is beautiful in the look.

3. No Privacy Policy, About us or Contact Us page — There are some pages which you must have before applying to Google AdSense if you want to get accepted. These are About us, Privacy Policy and Contact Us pages. These pages give the impression that you are a professional and that you are working according to the Google polices.

4. Site does not comply with Google policies — No rich, unique and meaningful content, no organic traffic, pages with little to no original content or bad user experience through clear navigation and organization. Your website may be the one that drive traffic through illegal sources, site with excessive keywords or poor coded design are usually rejected.

So you need a complete guidance and list of thing that you need to do before applying for Google AdSense and supposing that you are ready.

12 Things to Do Before Applying for Google AdSense

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1. Privacy Policy :

One of the common mistakes that every bloggers and I made many times before getting approved. Even though there are people out there who say that having a privacy policy for a Blog doesn’t makes sense but they are wrong!

The first thing you will need to apply for Google AdSense and get approval is the privacy policy of your blog or website. If you don’t have it you cannot get approval simple is that. Why it is important? Because this privacy policy means you are not a scam and gives the sense of a serious business. Google will check the rest of the conditions only if you have this policy.

A privacy actually describes to your readers about what they will get on your Blog , what they should do and what they should not. So obviously there is nothing bad in having a privacy policy. While it can affect somehow on your AdSense Approval, you must give it a try. You can write it yourself or find Privacy Policy Generators online (You don’t need a lawyer anyway).

2. About Page:

Like privacy policy you must have a about page so that you can get approved. Like privacy policy this About page also give the sense of a serious business.

An About has major role and importance if you don’t want to apply for AdSense. But when it comes to AdSense, they are about zero chances of getting approved if you are not showing this page.About page simply describes about you and your Blog . This will not only help you establish a relationship with readers but it will also make them trust upon you.

3. Contact Us Page:

It’s quite obvious that everyone has his/her own opinion. What one of your readers likes may be bothering someone else. Than it is better to give them opportunity to speak up to you and tell how they feel about your Blog, what they want to be edited , what they liked or hated.

Create a contact us page, if possible add your professional email there like [email protected] and your social profile links too. Bcreating this you are telling Google that see we care for our customers, visitors and we are ready to help them. They can contact us any time.

It will also show the Google AdSense Team that is viewing your site that you actually care about your readers and not only the money and AdSense.

4. Name/ Email Verification:

When you apply don’t forget to put your Name and Email address in some easily visible area like About Me and Contact Us pages. It will confirm to Google AdSense Team that it is the same person who applied for AdSense and not some spam, crappy bots. This will help the Google in the verification process.

5. Age Verification:

This is the mistake that most younger blogger are making who are less than 18. They write incorrect age and get into trouble.

Use your correct date of birth and age while applying for Google AdSense account.

Because Google AdSense is not for people who are under 18. Some people realize this problem after being disproved a few times without any legitimate reason. So I advise you to be accurate while typing your age. Be honest.

6. Minimum Number of Posts:

What should be the minimum number of posts before applying for Google AdSense? There is no confirmed answer.

Not even one.

Because I have seen very established Blogs with 400+ posts and their owner telling me that Google AdSense is rejecting them while somewhere bloggers with 40,50 posts are enjoying making money. Exactly, what I said that there is no actual answer. However, we can always predict things. According to my experience, you should only apply after you have more than 50 posts. Posts length must be 500+ words too with quality content.

7. Design:

As mentioned earlier, you blog design matters a lot. It should be professional and not like a messy photo gallery. Clean, professional and smart design is appreciated by Google.

Your blog design is the biggest thing after Content. This represents your expertise, experience and professionalism. So be careful because anything can kill your chances of getting approved by AdSense. I recommend Elegant Themes because you get access to 87 WordPress themes in just $69.

8. Content Type:

Be careful with what type of content you are publishing. Because it is something that truly matters. Google AdSense is not for Pornographic, Illegal Items, Drugs or other Blogs / Sites like that. AdSense team won’t be willing to allow you to step in if you own a Non English Blog. Having posts shorter than 200 words in length is also Red Signal.

9. Providing Value:

Google loves the blog who are providing value in their content and their visitors and customers are enjoying that value. Be sincere with your visitors don’t ever try to scam them instead provide value.

Don’t complain about not making money and don’t clearly state that you’re blogging for money only and have no other interest in it. Because this will show them that you will not be providing values to your readers any day. Hence another Red Light glows up.

10. Top Level Domain:

domain name

Those days are gone far away when AdSense used to approve “Blogspot” and “WordPress.com” Blogs. As for today, you must have your own unique domain that specifies your Blog. If you don’t have one yet, stop dreaming about getting approved with Sub domains and go buy a Top Level Domain.

When it comes to domain, your domain should be of top level. For this purpose the best domain is .com domain. Choose a short, unique and easy to remember domain related to your blog niche.

Another important thing about domain is it’s age. Because most of Asian Countries, AdSense has placed an age restriction. They don’t accept any sites which are not 6 months old.

So keep it in mind before applying for Google AdSense program.

11. Other Ad Networks:

If you have any other Ads placed like Chitika, Clicksor or anything, it’s time to drop them off.

Even Google AdSense allows you to use other Ad Networks along with them, it’s better to remove the ads before Applying and don’t put them back until you get a reply from AdSense Team.

So, before submitting your application for Google AdSense make sure to remove all the ads on your blog from any other network.

12. Paid Traffic:

Google hates the sites that are getting paid traffic and mostly penalizes them so there is not a damn chance of getting approved by AdSense for a site that is getting paid traffic. You can bring traffic from Search Engines or any other way you want but if you want to earn via Google AdSense the right way, paid traffic is not a solution. Also note, that Google do not accept site which gets traffic from illegal sources.

What to do if AdSense is not getting approved?

After all this what if Google AdSense does not approved you?

It’s not the end of the world! ;)

There are many other trusted and high paying ads network you can use and trust me they are not hard as Google AdSense is in terms of getting approval. One door of opportunity is closed so the other one will open.

You can use these ad networks to earn money without AdSense. They are easy to get approved.

My Final Words After Your Apply for AdSense:

This will take your few time and you have to do these things Before Applying for Google AdSense. I guess these are not too hard. Don’t be sad if Google AdSense not approve your blog.  There are many other ways to make money online without AdSense.

Hope for the best. If approved enjoy and if not enjoy other networks. One more thing, Try to make money through blog from other business model. Ads network will not give you much as other business models will like affiliate marketing and selling your own product.

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This post was originally published in August 2012 by Saqib Razzaq but with the time some of the content was no longer relevant. So, I totally revamped this post and updated with fresh content.