One of the key steps to making money with AdSense is to choose the proper topics to write about. If you are writing about things that people are not searching for, you will not have much traffic to your blog and, in turn, will not make much money through the AdSense program.
To discover what are the proper topics to write about, let me first share with you a little story.
When I first started a blog, I had that initial excitement of getting my ideas online. There is nothing quite like seeing your words expressed online for the whole world to see. And I remember when I checked my web statistics and saw that people from the Netherlands were reading my blog. I had gone international, I thought.
I had nearly 100 visitors a day from around the globe reading what I had to say everyday. Over a period of one month, this amounted to just over 3,000 visitors. I was excited by this number initially and decided to put AdSense on my blog to see if I could earn a living online by using Google AdSense.
However, my enthusiasm was quickly tempered when I realized that, with 3,000 visitors a month, you can not even fill up one tank of gas.
How many visitors a month does it take to succeed with AdSense? Well, you can roughly estimate that you will make about $5-$10 per 1,000 visitors. Thus, with my whopping 3,000 visitors, I could make a measly $15 a month. That won’t exactly pay the rent. Heck, even 3,000 visitors a day won’t pay the rent.
So, what to do? Quit?
Absolutely not! I set about learning everything that I could about AdSense. The first rule that I learned was that you have to write about what people are searching for.
As I look back about what I was initially writing about, they were things that were personal to me. I wrote about relationships, books, and movies. These topics are fine but if you do not implement the proper keywords, the keywords that people search for on Google, nobody will ever read what you write. Well, a few will read your posts, but not near enough to make money from AdSense.
Thus, I set about finding out what people are searching for by using some tools available on the Internet. Some of these tools are free while others cost a little money. However, if you want to earn a viable income online, you have to write about what people are searching for so it can be worth it to pay a little money.