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Starting a Free Online Business

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Set Up Google AdSense or Similar Accounts for Your Free Online Businesses

The next step in starting free online businesses is to create one or more revenue streams. Google AdSense costs nothing to join, yet it can result in an income for your free online business.

What is Google AdSense?

Google AdSense is Google's online advertising program in which advertisers agree to have their ads placed on websites and blogs that contain content that's relevant to the advertiser's business. For example, if you had a blog on cars, those who were advertising items related to cars, such as accessories and car parts would want to advertise on your blog.

With Google AdSense, Google does all the work for you. If you don't like one or more advertisers whose ads are being placed on your blog, you can block that advertiser from having ads displayed on your blog.

Qualifying for a Google AdSense Account

Google AdSense is not the only program out there, but it is by far the most popular and it's free. Your blog or website must meet AdSense guidelines by providing content that's acceptable to Google.

You can't qualify for a Google Ad Sense account until your website or blog is already in place with content. So you need to get the blogs for your free online businesses set up before you can take this step.

Google AdSense issues its payouts each time you reach at least $100 or monthly, whichever occurs sooner. It's very important that you follow the AdSense guidelines to the letter, otherwise you risk losing any earnings you've already accrued.

Optional: Add Other Income Streams to Your Blog

Besides AdSense you might consider adding affiliate programs or creating and selling eBooks on your free blog to add more income streams to your free online businesses.

Related topic: Making Money with Google AdSense

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