Ever thought about making more money with your music?
YEAH! WE THOUGHT YOU DID! Here are 9 Simple steps to getting you started.
1.) Use Google Adsense on your website.
It is critical to set up your own website so you can display your own content and ads. If you can write and develop good content, you can get enough clicks on ads to make hundreds or thousands a day like some of the successful indie artists we know. We personally know one small town artist making $5,000 – $7,000 a day on Adsense, and he’s only 19!
Google AdSense is one of the easiest ways to make money online. When you’re creating a site in a good niche, you can add Google AdSense to the pages for a little extra income.
Since you are working within a niche, Google AdSense will scour your content and give you ads that are specific to your keywords. This is great for having ads on your site that are constantly updated without maintenance. If you are ready to start making a little extra income from your website, there are a few things you’ll need to know. Adsense can be extremely powerful when implemented correctly.
Here are some easy Adsense tips that will give you great results.
1. Use Better Keywords
Effective Keywords are the bread and butter of Google Adsense earnings. If you’re using highly competitive keywords you’re not going to rank as well as if you were using lower competitive keywords. The Google AdWords keyword planner is a great tool for finding low competition keywords for your articles and music related blog posts on your website.
2. Have Proper Keyword Density
Check your keyword density before you post an article onto your website or blog. Your keyword density is going to determine the relevance to your niche and will improve your traffic within the search engines. It’s pretty much a given that when you have more traffic you’re going to get more clicks. However, your keyword density is also going to determine the kinds of advertising posted onto your site. Use a keyword density tool so your post isn’t marked as spam. This will also help you in the event that you need to boost traffic density.
3. Publish New Content Regularly
Writing new content every day is not some great revelation, but it is proven to generate traffic to your website. Make sure that you are using the best keywords and the best keyword density in your posts. Try to post a new page to your website every day. When you post a new page you are increasing the chances that somebody will click on your ads.
4. Choose The Best Formats
Google Adsense comes in a lot of different formats. When you’re choosing the format for your blog or website, you want to use the banners for the top part of your website and the squares for the sides. In my opinion, the best formats are the 336×280 large rectangle ads, 160×600 skyscraper ads and the 300×250 medium rectangle ads.
5. Color Coordinate The Ads
When you’re using Google AdSense with your website, you want to make sure that the ads look like they are part of the site. People are more likely to click on something that doesn’t look like an ad. You want to make it look like they are clicking on a link that will take them to a different page on your site. Make sure that the border colors, the background colors, link colors and the text colors all match your site. You can do this through the control panel. You can even rotate the color palettes to create a variety of colors when somebody visits your site.
6. Position The Ads Well
The position that your ads are in is very important to getting clicks. When somebody comes to your website, they scan the headlines to see if the information is relevant to their search. Using the links as navigational links around your website is one of the best methods of positioning.
Put your links at the top and bottom of the content pages instead of on the side. Remember that you want the links to look like they’re part of your site. When you position them between the top and bottom of your content pages you are more likely to get clicks.
7. Don’t Use Too Many Ads
You can go overboard with your ads. Having too much advertising on your website will leave the reader wondering what they need to click for information. This can also look like spamming, something that you never want to do. Readers are humans and they don’t want a website that is specifically made for Google AdSense. They are there for your content so make sure that the content comes before the ads. Two to three ads on your site is more than enough.