I’ve got some bad news for you. The old way of building Adsense sites no longer works. Let me repeat that: the old way of building Adsense sites no longer works. Let that sink in. I know you probably heard that you can make money from Adsense. This is absolutely true. There are people who are making thousands if not, tens of thousands of dollars month after month through their Adsense-powered blogs and websites.

The best part of all of this is they make money even though they are sleeping. They make money while they’re going to the bathroom. They make money while they are out taking care of their kids and not working. In other words, they are making money in a passive way, sounds awesome right? Well, it’s too easy to get excited about the passive income potential of Adsense that we lose sight of the reality.

The reality is that the old way of making money through Adsense no longer works. As recently as 10 years ago, you only need to put up a blog, fill it with content, slap on some Adsense ads and you will make some money. It may not be much money, but if you make enough of these blogs, these small trickles of income can add up to a nice torrent of passive revenue.

Unfortunately, built and they will come no longer works. Building sites en masse, and waiting for traffic to come is suicidal in this day and age. You simply have better uses of your time and effort and emotional energy. That’s the bad news.

The Good News: You can make Money with Adsense with Less Work

Now comes the good news. As you probably can already tell, the old way of making money with Adsense requires a tremendous amount of effort. In fact, the smart players would use all sorts of sophisticated software to build an auto-publishing Adsense empire. Sadly, Adsense is getting wise to the game. It has started banning accounts that use duplicate content, stolen content, or otherwise, run low-quality websites that use shady traffic sources.

The good news is you don’t have to do things the old way. You don’t have to build things en masse. In fact, you can make money with Adsense with less work. There’s less publishing involved instead of having to publish every single day or keep track of the news. You can say goodbye to all of that. There’s less physical involvement involved.

Also, there’s less SEO involved. If SEO gives you the hives, I don’t blame you. For most people, SEO is Greek. It’s very hard for them to understand. It’s something that only tech geeks would appreciate. Most people don’t have the time, effort, and energy to screw around with SEO.

The good news is you can make money with Adsense with fewer updates, less SEO. In fact, you can make a lot more money with Adsense with as little as 3 posts per year! No joke! How can this be? Very simple. You can choose to build Adsense sites the smart way.

Building Adsense Sites the Smart Way

The first thing that you need to do is to focus on social media demand. There are certain pieces of content that almost go predictably viral on social media. It’s as if when a friend of yours shares this piece of content, some hidden force grabs your hand and makes you click the share button. This content is that compelling.

The good news is that there are tons of this type of content floating around on social media. By simply blogging rarely and sharing this content on social media, you can ride this demand. This is no small potatoes because the more viral a particular piece of content gets on social media, the more traffic that piece of content’s source blog gets. Do you see how this all plays out?

Now, the secret is to mix high-value topics that fetch lots of dollars per click on AdSense with social media demand. This is how you blog the smart way. Any fool can figure out what’s hot on social media and blog about those topics. Unfortunately, this is foolish because chances are quite high, you’re blogging about a topic that doesn’t have much commercial value. A lot of people might click on your content’s ads but they won’t add up to a hill of beans because the per click value is in pennies.

You have to mix high-value topics like finance, legal services, and others with social media demand. The good news is that there is a happy middle ground so you can take advantage of the high volume of traffic, thanks to social media, and rest assure that when people do click, you make decent money.

Step by Step Guide to Smart Adsense Site Building

The Step that is so Important doesn’t need a Number

Before you do anything else, you need to create a mailing list. This is crucial. You have to do this automatically, why? The mailing list is a traffic amplification device. There’s really no other way to describe it. When you collect emails with your website, you can turn the temporary traffic your blog gets into a semi-permanent pool of potential buyers. Do this first.

Step #1: Find Hyping Adsense Niches

On Adsense, look for niches that have hyping keywords. Here’s a hint. This usually has something to do with health, legal services, insurance, or financial services and investments. Of course, there are many other variations but, this should be enough for you to start with.

Look for hyping niches on Adsense. Make sure that you will find niches that have a broad popular appeal. For example, personal finance like credit cards has a broad popular appeal because most Americans have credit cards.

Step #2: Find Facebook Pages and Groups in those Hyping Niches

Using tools like Mass Planner and others, find Facebook pages and groups in hyping Adsense niches. Join them and pay attention to the content being shared.

Step #3: Spot Content that gets Shared and Liked a lot

When you look at the number of likes and shares a piece of content, you get a rough idea of how popular that piece of content is on that particular platform. You would realize that certain topics get a lot of attention. While other topics drop like rocks. Pay attention to hot topics. There’s a reason why these topics are hot. People just can’t help but share this stuff. In particular, look for content that gets shared a lot.

Step #4: Reverse Engineer Popular Contents’ Strategy

Study these pieces of content that get shared a lot. What is it about these pieces of content that account for their success? Is it their headline? Is there a lot of drama in the headline? Are the headlines good in such a way that they grab your eyeballs and splat them?

Do they use attention-grabbing pictures? What is about these pictures that get people’s attention? Do they use videos that are attention-grabbing? Do they use infographics that are very easy to understand?

Whatever the case is, you need to figure out how to reverse-engineer the strategy of the most popular content in the niches that you are monitoring on Facebook pages and groups.

Step #5: Invest in a Custom Theme that HARVESTS Adsense Clicks

I wish I could tell you that you only need to slap any regular theme on your blog and you will make money from Adsense. This is not true. Certain themes are laid out in such a way that the ads stand out and are easier to click.

Layout, believe it or not, plays a big role in getting clicks. WordPress themes are not created equal. At least as far as Adsense click harvesting goes. You might want to play around with different theme layouts until you get one that gets a high enough volume of clicks.

Step #6: Distribute Your Content in the Same Places as Your Competitors’ plus MORE

Now that you have a clear idea of hot content that gets shared a lot at certain places on Facebook, your next step is to do the exact same thing. Create similar types of content, distribute at the same places, but use something extra.

Find other related places. Find forums. Find other social media platforms. Whatever the case is, find other areas on the internet where people are interested in what you have to share.

Step #7: Experiment to Tweak Click Value and Click Through Rate Up

If you’re trying to make money with Adsense, always remember you’re dealing with two serious problems. First, you’re trying to get people to click on your ads more. Second, you are trying to get people to click on ads that make you more money. These are two totally different things.

There are other ways to play around with this. You can change your keyword targets to see if your content can pull up higher paying ads. Second, you may want to reduce or increase the number of your ads to see if this has an impact on the number of clicks you’re getting. Third, you can change ad types.

Keep in mind that there are Adsense ads that are links only, pictures only, texts only, or pictures and texts. Keep experimenting with these different formats and factors until you get a lot more higher-value clicks.

It’s easy to get excited about Adsense, it really is. I mean who doesn’t want to make a few dollars with just one ad click? The problem is, there’s a lot more to it than that. By paying attention to the steps above, you can make serious money with your Adsense website.