Man I always tell people doing internet work is not as simple as it seems. Yeah I make my own hours and yeah I work from home, but I DO have to put in a lot of hours of work to make the money that I do. I hate the people that think they can just put some ads on a site and make money. It’s a lot more than that!
A lot of people don’t understand all what goes into running ThinkComputers, ThinkGaming, and this blog. ThinkComputers takes up most of my time. In short I have to post news every day, write a review, edit that review, edit pictures for the review, format the review to TC’s template, post the review, and send out a news e-mail. ThinkComputers is a flat file system so I have to create every page and update every page myself. I used to have a guy that wrote for me saying that he basically ran ThinkComputers because he wrote a lot of the reviews. That just makes me laugh because he had no clue what I had to do after he gave me the review. He eventually quit because I wouldn’t give him 25% of my earnings even though I was paying him per review and he was getting to keep all the products he did review. Now it’s really funny to hear him talk on his blog about not being able to make any money off his site. This is because he just doesn’t get it! Just looking at his site you can easily tell why he isn’t making any money. He just thought he could put a few ads on his site and make a lot on money, WRONG! Here are a few money making tips for new webmasters.
Don’t Overdo Your Ads – Don’t plaster tons of ads all over your site. Do I really want to read a site where all I see is ads? If you are starting a new site just put a few ads on the site and see how they perform. They you can ad more ads in the future if needed.
Good ad Placement – Ad placement is very crucial. If you are running ads like Google Adsense or YPN the best ad placement is actually inside an article. You want you ads to be visible to the reader so they will click on them. There is no point to having ads on your site if no one is clicking them.
Have a good template / layout – Good layouts almost all the time make for better ad placement, which in turn means you will have better earnings. A lot of layouts have predetermined ad placements spots that are perfect for ads. When I redesigned ThinkComputers I made a strict ad placement for TTZ ads and I saw a 300% increase in my TTZ earnings. And it was well worth it, I was able to payoff the cost of the redesign the next month. The 2 biggest things you want when looking for a template or layout is that it is fixed width, and is wide enough where you can place an ad in the text and it won’t take up the whole page.
Always Be Tweaking – You should always be tweaking your ads. There are tons of simple little things you can do like changing ad colors or sizes to try to see what works better for you. You should never stick with one type of ad and leave it there, unless it’s making you a ton of money. Change things up and see what works best.
Good luck in making money online everyone! Don’t make the mistake this guy did, actually research, tweak, and see what works best for you!