Google Adsense and Nigerian Online Entrepreneurs

Written by NaijaEcash

Topics: Blogging, Investing, Nigerian

I have come across several advertisement placed by fellow Nigerian claiming they can make Nigerians rich through Google Adsense. Some of the adverts go this way

  • Make money online while you sleep ….
  • Many Nigerians are making thousands of dollars from Google Adsense e.t.c

The advertisers promises to perform the magic once their special packages (ready-made “Adsense-ready-blogs”, auto-blogging softwares, e.t.c) are purchased. The price ranges from N5,000 to N10,000 (about $40 – $80).
I get amused and angry when I read such claims. Of course I do a quick check on the website of such advertiser . Too many of them have details similar to the following:

  • Web Address – xyz.blogspot.com (free hosting, while earning thousands of dollars per month, I am skeptical!)
  • Site Traffic – XXX (some make the grave mistake of displaying traffic details on their website – less than 1,000 visitors!)
  • Website Popularity – Google PR – Unranked Alexa Rank – x,xxx,xxx (so where are the visitors clicking on the adsense advert to generate the $x,xxx they claim). They must be telling lies 🙁

Enough of the report, What is Google Adsense? Is it an Income Earning Opportunity for Online Entreprenuers, Nigerians inclusive?

What is Google Adsense?
Google Adsense is a PPC (pay-per-click) advertising program owned by Google Inc. to use it, you need to open an account with Google online. After that, you will be given a unique code to paste into pages on your website (the steps are quite simple). Once you do that Google will start displaying Adsense adverts on your site.

Can you make income online via Google Adsense Program?
Yes, anyone can use the program, once you register with Google. Whenever a visitor to your site clicks on any of the links displayed by Google Adsense, you earn money! (Hey that means those advertisers are right! Just wait until you finish the article)

What do you require to achieve success with Google Adsense?
Essentially, good traffic is what you need. The more good traffic (not junk traffic) you get to your website or blog, the more money you will make with Google Adsense. Getting good traffic of course requires good content. (This is where a lot of Nigerian Online Entreprenuers are missing the point. And that is what the scammers exploit). If you simply open several blogs and paste articles copied from other websites into those blogs, you will not have good traffic. Most of the visitors to the site will be disappointed and will never return to your site. (That is bad for any online Entrepreneur).

However, beside getting good traffic, there are tips for optimizing the use of Google Adsense on a website or blog. I will write an article on this later.

How long will it take to start earning income from Google Adsense?
You can actually start earning the very first day you join. (Hey that is another proof that their claim is true! I told you to wait until you finish the article do not jump to conclusions) However, how much you earn is another issue. I can honesty tell you that you CANNOT earn $1,000 the first month if you are truly a Newbie Online Entreprenuer (except you are famous like W. Oprah, and you have a lot of fan who adores you). Your earnings might be less than $1 (yes, less than one US dollar).
That is not meant to discourage you from the program, just to prepare your mind for reality. There are webmasters earning over $10,000 per month. (But they did not get there overnight).
There are tips for maximizing Google Adsense income but that is a topic for another post.

Conclusion – Google Adsense is a good income earner that any Nigerian Online Entrepreneur can use. The basic requirement is that your blogs and websites should consist of good and useful articles that help people in some way. (Make your research well before you part with your hard-earned money for a junk “Get Rich Quick” package. A sure success principle is GIVE and you shall be GIVEN. Do not assume that your site visitors are dummies. If you provide junk or stolen content, you will be the loser at the end. See you at the top ;-).

 

91 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Ekwunife says:

    You need to go to nigeria postcodes.com/views/ and fill your area and street name. That will give you the right postal code. Since we don’t have your street address (pls don’t paste it here it is not advisable) it is difficult to tell if 930283 is correct or not. If you need further help, let me know. Cheers.

  2. docdee says:

    hello
    I must say that I really appreciate what you are doing with this site and i am encouraged that finally someone is giving real substance and not just hype or false promises. please never relent from telling the truth and lets keep putting out the word that you can do legitimate business online and profit here in Nigeria.
    I have been online for a while but generally been very quiet. I will keep on following this blog from now on though and hope to learn a lot more too as i give out what knowledge i have got .
    Thanks again for lending your voice. I am sure a lot of Nigerians are grateful and really appreciative , never mind the Nay-sayers or those trying to pass themselves off as masters when they know next to nothing. Excelling online takes a lot of hard work ,discipline and diligence ! and dont try to fly before you can crawl. take out time and stick with it you will succeed eventually.
    take care

  3. uchenna says:

    Hi…please why don’t you introduce adsense sharing revenue on this site. I have a very powerful site known as money talks. I love this forum, how may I be of assistance

    • NaijaEcash says:

      Thanks Uchenna. You are already helping by dropping a comment. You can further help by telling others. You can easily do that by sharing articles you like on social media such as stumbleupon, digg, facebook, tweeter, buzz, reddit etc. You can also refer your friends to pay us a visit. If you’re on facebook, you can join our fan page http://www.facebook.com/NigerianEntrepreneur
      If you love writing, you can do a guest post for the website. Thanks for visiting. Cheers.

  4. smith4real says:

    pls i want ask u some help,i have try 2 adsense my site but i can’t get it pls help me I’m a simple Nigeria student pls

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  6. umohlee says:

    Hi, thank for post. pls i hav some question to ask. how long dos it take for google to accpt one apply for adsense using blog site

  7. iliya yakubu says:

    we will never ever let you down!

  8. Emeka says:

    Hi, thank for post. pl i have some question to ask. how long dos it take for goggle to accept one apply for ad sense using blog site

  9. Eazyman says:

    I want to start blogging with google adsence, but do not have the money to open a domicilary account now. Can i make money if i open adsence without a domicilary account so that when my check is ready i can now open one?

  10. endurance says:

    i really like this adsense thing,but the problem is i dnt have a website or blog and am not a programmer,so i dnt know how to go about it,pls can u help me out

  11. best says:

    what if ur blog cannot get the adsense…u dont qualify……..must u wait for 6mnthzz to qualify??

  12. Ray says:

    Nice post, and really helpful.
    I am quite new to blogging. My blog is 2 years old but I have only been blogging recently for about 2 weeks.
    I really want to achieve some reasonable level of success and will appreciate if you can look at my blog and give me some advice and tips based on the contents of my blog. http://raypex.wordpress.com

    Your assistance will be highly appreciated. Thanks

  13. Godspower says:

    pls i have been on blogger for close to two weeks and yet my blog is yet to be qualifed for adsense. pls i want to knw if dia are certain maturity period before you are now allowed to use adsense. tanks

  14. Nice piece. I commend your sincerity.

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  16. ATIGATE says:

    Indeed adsense is good for everyone to generate money with the help of your computer and internet. I urge guys to try hands on adsense. before I forget, there is a nigerian new google adsense account for sale. interested person should mail me: eatigah77@gmail.com

  17. Vicky says:

    How long does it take for Google to recognize your site or blog and activate your AdSense Google account

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  20. AYANBADEJO LATEEF KEHINDE says:

    I WANT TO JOIN ,CAN YOU HELP ME TO CREATE MY ACCOUNT

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