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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Should Authors Incorporate Google AdSense to Their Blogs?

    I read somewhere that authors shouldn’t add Google AdSense to their blogs because readers will click on these ads and never return. That’s simply not true. In fact, the majority of the visitors that a blog receives don’t even click on AdSense ads, and a blogger would be lucky if one out of every hundred visitors did so. That leaves the remaining ninety-nine visitors on a blog to merely read posts.

    The key to creating and maintaining a popular blog is to produce great content so that visitors will subscribe and return to the site to read additional articles and adding AdSense to the mix won’t hurt the author if readers are well informed and/or entertained by what they’ve read. A blogger will qualify for AdSense once he or she has posted twenty to twenty-five high quality, original articles. However, a site won’t receive significant traffic for six months to a year, and the benchmark for a successful blog is one hundred posts.

    In conclusion, it’s okay to get the jump on placing Google AdSense ads on a blog so that earnings are instant and consistent once it becomes popular. Integrating AdSense to a blog is also an excellent stream of revenue that can be coupled with the Amazon royalties that an author receives each month. An author should produce valuable evergreen content as well so that readers can benefit from it for many years to come.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Why I Would Want to Be Eighteen Years Old Again for a Day

    Some people believe that if you change the outcome of one event or action in your life (the butterfly effect), it will alter the course of history on some level. I personally wouldn’t change anything about my life because every step that I’ve taken has gotten me to the point where I am now, and I feel like I’m in a good place. However, if I could just get a quick glimpse of what my life would’ve been like if I changed one thing, I’d do it just to see how things would’ve turned out.

    If I knew back then what I know now, I would’ve focused more on my studies than my social life in my first year of college. Perhaps if I’d done that, I’d currently be in a much better position financially. Or maybe if I’d gotten a much better job after graduation, I’d be retired by now, but who’s to say? Would I have had more children? Or would I still live in Chicago? Nevertheless, I like to see a five-minute clip on how my life may have been different.

    I’d also like to pose this question to the audience because I’m curious to know what people think about the topic. If you had a chance to go back in time and change one thing about your life, what would it be? Please feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below.

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