How to Set up Google custom search to make money online

Thanks to every one who gave some feedback and suggestions on my earlier post. How we can add a Google custom search on your blog and make money with it. Do you know that every time a user searches for something in your blog makes money ?

Step 1: – Click here to open the Google page,this page will provide a option for creating a custom search.

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Step 2: – Login with your Gmail account.

Step 3: – Fill all the related information, and follow the instruction

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Step 4: – You will see the congratulation message on your screen. Click on finish. And a confirmation email sent to your email address.

Step 5: – After clicking on finish button a windows appears like this

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Step 6: – The next windows looks like this,new you have to chose look and feel from Control panel section.

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Step 7: – In this stage there are so many options you have but I’ll suggest you to choose I Frame option.It will return you separate code one is for search from and another is for search result.

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Final and Last Stage: – Now you have the Google custom search code,copy it and place it on searchform.php and search.php or follow the inactions.

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Now is the time to start making money with your custom search engine. Click on the Make Money menu which appears on control panel. When you are building Google custom search, you have a option to add Google Adsense ads in the search result pages and you can customize this by displaying ads above the search results or on the right with different options like – Above & Right, Above & Below etc and you can select the right format based on your search results section width and design. You have two options.

  • I am a new AdSense User(for those who are don’t have adsense account)
  • I already have an AdSense account.(for those who have already a AdSense account)

I am a new AdSense User: – Click on it and you will be redirected to a Google page were you can create one. After you have created your account you can follow the steps. google custom search_money1 I already have an AdSense account: – When you will click on this link Google will ask you for your email, your Zip or Postal code and your all information. Enter all the information and press Submit. google custom search_money2

Before doing this, you have to be signed up to Google AdSense for Search. If you aren’t already, you can do so by signing into your AdSense account and selecting My Account and then Account Access. Now you have to allow access from http://www.google.com/cse/ to your AdSense account. Then try clicking Submit in your search engine page and all should be fine. If you haven’t done it right, you will get an error saying: “Your account does not have SearchAds. Make sure you are signed up for AdSense for Search and not just AdSense for Content or Referrals.” Now click the link Add Custom Channels so you can filter the revenue that comes from the Search Engine. Choose a channel name. I choose Dw_channel (Search Engine Revenue). Click Submit.

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More information about channels can be found here.

Do let us know do you use adsense custom search to make money from your blog?

Make Money From Your Travel Blogs

money-travel There are tons of ways to make money online. Either it can be through various product promotions, pay per click ads, affiliate programs or even by shortening links. Out of this affiliate programs can really pull some big money if you can bring targeted traffic to your product page.

Indian online travel market is getting very hot over the last few years. Due to the big profits from the travel industry, several international players have entered into the market and you can see some aggressive online marketing campaigns going on.

You too can join this big industry with an affiliate program network from Hotelscombined. In fact, Hotels Combined is a unique search engine that travelers can take the advantage of finding hotel availability and rates, it also compares prices and offers from multiple hotels.

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All you need is to pull in some local traffic related to hotel queries from Google and redirect them to your affiliate program.The commission rate for every lead is 70%, plus 12 month cookie ensures that you get paid for every lead from your repeat visitors. Addition, you also get paid 70% of the ad revenue every time an user clicks an ad on their site.Cool eh!

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If you are having a well established travel blog, then you can easily pull in some good money. Newbies can start by making their own travel related blogs and seo them properly to get some traffic and then integrate the affiliate program. There are plenty of options for you to promote it in your blog, they have standard and advanced implementation methods including general and deep text links, static and animated banners, interactive search boxes, private branding (white label), XML data feeds, CSV data feeds and a XML search API.

Some cool features of HotelCombined Affiliate program

  • 70% revenue on all collected revenue, including ads.
  • They pay via three methods which is international bank transfer, international cheque or Paypal.
  • Real time reporting.
  • Advanced Integration Methods.
  • 200,000 hotels in 20,000 destinations across 195 countries.

Visit: Hotels Combined | Affiliate Program


[Editor’s Note: This post is submitted by our guest blogger Ripe akka Renjith, who is a web-a-holic and his keen interests include blogging, travelling and photography.

If you, too would like to write for Devils Workshop, please check this. Details about our revenue sharing programs are here.]

byTAGG: A new medium to earn Extra Money from your Blog!

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post is out-date as it covers a service which no longer exists.

clip_image002If you are a blogger or a website owner, there is good news for you. I came across this awesome new solution called byTagg that will allow you to keep track of your favorite blogs, keep recurrent visits going on your website plus will allow you to earn extra money without even having any visitor come to your site. clip_image004

Features

  • Follow the list of the blogs that you read through alerts
  • Get to read RSS in a clean and easy way, all at one place
  • Set up an active search so that you get notified for a new search result on the whole web
  • Follow and interact with your friends on Twitter
  • Earn some extra money through the affiliate program
  • Increase traffic to your website
  • Use it for free!

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If you have a blog or a website, then you could use byTagg to increase your advertising incomes from their affiliate program. It authorizes you to invite people to follow your blog with ByTagg, and you get 50% of all advertising profits that are generated. Isn’t that cool? What’s even better is that when someone downloads byTagg from your blog or your website, you earn 100% of all advertising profits during the users’ first month. When the user installs byTagg from your blog or website, they will get alerts on every new post that you publish. Chances are they might come back to your site to read the content, as a result increasing your online audience.

To get started

Currently byTagg is only available for Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista. You will have to wait for a little longer for the MAC and Linux versions.

Link: byTagg

Tshirt Takeaways: Design your own T-shirt & sell it online!

clip_image002[4]A plain t-shirt, some fabric paints, brushes and the ‘creative’ you… Isn’t it fun designing your own t-shirt? Based on a similar concept, a gang of about five people came up with the concept of Tshirt Takeaway– a place where you could show off your t-shirt designs in the most attractive way possible.

What is Tshirt Takeaway?

  1. Tshirt Takeaway is a new way to design your very own t-shirt and then take it out to the online market and sell it!
  2. You can design t-shirts and sell them directly on your
    • Websites
    • Blogs
    • Social networking sites like MySpace, Hi5, Blogger, Piczo, and others via its customizable widget (panel) that you can embed
  3. The t-shirt design also appears on the Tshirt Takeaway website to increase its popularity.

How does it work?

  • Use the Tshirt Builder to create a t-shirt design
  • Add the amount of commission you would like to earn from the sale of the design.
  • Then add the t-shirt to the Tshirt Takeaway shop
  • Place the widget code in your web space.
  • When a buyer clicks on the widget from the user webspace they are redirected to the Tshirt Takeaway checkout.
  • Tshirt Takeaway then takes care of the payment and shipping.

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If you don’t wish to sell your design, rather keep it for yourself, then you could do that as well.

You could also shop for t-shirts on the site from their online store. If you happen to like any other design, and want to display it on your website, you could even do that using their widget!

Click here to create an account and get started!

And don’t forget the bottom line – don’t steal from others! Use your own stuff… or Tshirt Takeaway might have to shut you down!

Link: Tshirt Takeaway

Make $952 from Google AdSense in just 3 steps!

If you don’t believe me just check out the screen shot below. 😛

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AdSense earnings

Shocked? Obviously you must have been. I started my blogging career an year ago and I got my first AdSense check only 3 months back.  Before that, I used to check my balance everyday and what I got was a dollar or two and sometimes only a few cents. But this new trick will help you make your account balance reach a huge amount you can ever imagine.

Wait, But this time Google will not be sending any checks for these balance. Yeah, the screenshot shown above was taken from a fake AdSense generator. You can generate a balance page with any amount you want. Use this trick to show your friends how much you “earned” with Google AdSense this month.

Oh, You still want the three steps. Okay, here they are

  1. Login to this site
  2. Enter the amount you want
  3. Click on make money

For those who came to this post on reading the title. Sorry to disappoint you guys. I wished there was some real way of making more $$ from AdSense. But as you know, money doesn’t come the easy way. So, work hard on your sites and money will start flowing through automatically.

Links: Google AdSense | Google AdSense generator

How to Make More Readers and Money This Holiday Season

image In my recent posts, I wrote how Orkut (Google’s social network) and Kontera (in-text advertising network) are planning to cash out coming holiday season! If planned well you can also squeeze some juice for your blogs/websites. 🙂

From my more than 2 years experience of blogging, I know few things about these holiday seasons which can be used to make some extra bucks. So here I am posting part of my TO-DO lists, of-course in more organized manner.

Two major changes during holiday season…

  • Traffic: A tech-blog like this gets higher traffic. We are expecting 2-3 time more unique visitor in last week of December. Unless you are blogging about investments or stock markets, you can expect more or little rise in your blogs traffic.
  • Advertising: As more people come online for shopping, advertisers compete more to grab ad-slots. Obvious result is direct increase in revenue. Keep watching your AdSense eCPM over next 2 weeks and you will see the difference!

How to handle rise in traffic!

Its time to put your best foot forward! Find what posts are getting maximum traffic from search engine. When you discover them…

  • Update them to make them more relevant, more readable.
  • Try to stuff links to other posts which you think your visitors will find useful.
  • Also check if you have any unanswered comments. Its better if you answer them.

Above TO-DO list is for individual blog posts. There are things you can do blog-wide…

  • Add prominent email as well as feed subscription options.
  • Make your most popular, favorite posts, etc easily accessible.
  • Use caching plugins/techniques to sustain rise in traffic. WordPress users can go for wp-super-cache plugin!

If you want to analyze your traffic, nothing beats Google Analytics. Even if you don’t use it, its better to start using it right now. You will gather enough data before Christmas and that will help you optimize your website for last week of December, when traffic will be at peak!

How to make those extra bucks…

As its holiday season, you will need some extra bucks to party hard! Thankfully advertisers spend extra on advertising during season as people do a lot of online shopping.

If you are running a travel or products blog you should go for as many affiliate program as possible. Not a single product should be referred for free! 😉

Try following tricks for AdSense

  • Keep only one single ad-unit on a page, above the fold.
  • Do not surround AdSense block with anything. Not even feed subscription box, etc.
  • No matter how ugly it will make your theme, go for one of rectangle ad-format like 336×280, 300×250.
  • Also follow usual AdSense tips like blending ads with your site, using section-targeting, etc.

There are reason for each of above tactic but I will explain them in detail some other day. For time being note that, above all highlight AdSense block in ways that will attract more clicks! Why???

  • You get more new visitors in holiday season. They are also in hurry!
  • When you visit a site quite often, you develop ad-blindness for it. So you almost never follow ads. But a new visitor, that’s too in hurry, if find himself on wrong site, will give AdSense links a try in attempt to find next direction.
  • You can notice whitespace beside AdSense block on top of post pages which I can reduce by using ad-format 468×80. But that will make AdSense less prominent and will expose main content too early to a visitor. Thou shall never expose more than needed! 😉

Of course, all of above are based on my personal observations. I am following these things myself. For example, there was a box listing related, most-popular posts & recent posts on top of every post. That was pushing my dear AdSense block little-down. Now I moved that box below the post to give AdSense more room!

Different things works for different blogs. The best way to get best for you is to keep trying! So go on trying and let us know your findings! 🙂

Recommended: Get $25 Cash Bonus by Joining Kontera before Jan 15

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Get $25 Cash Bonus by Joining Kontera before Jan 15!

In my last post, I wrote how Orkut is trying to cash holiday season! Now comes turn of Kontera, one of our best performing ad-network. Actually its your turn! 😉

If you are looking for new ways to monetize your blog/website in coming new year 2009, Kontera can be a good choice. You will not only get decent direct revenue from traffic but you will also get $25 bonus!

Get $25 Cash Bonus by Joining Kontera before Jan 15!

To get $25 bonus…

  1. Join Kontera before January 15, 2009 via this special link.
  2. Just paste Kontera code on your site and relax. Kontera is simplest ad-network to implement.
  3. When your earnings will reach $75, Kontera will round it off to $100 and you will receive your first payment from Kontera.

Kontera also offers $25 whenever you invite your friends to join Kontera. More details about kontera are here. If you have any questions, feel free to use following comment form. Thanks Vered. 🙂

Link: Join Kontera using this special link

3 Ways To Make Money Online Without Any Blog/Website

Easy Ways to Earn without a BlogThis topic might seem a bit awkward, since its the big bloggers that are successful in making money from their blogs. Many people have been asking me recently about alternative to AdSense. So, I thought that maybe I should share a few interesting and working money making techniques. In fact these help me a lot to earn and guess what, they are easier than you can imagine. And you might be even surprised to know that thousands of people are earning quite a lot this way.

To start with I am going to tell you about 3 advertising companies which is really making a change in the Lives of advertisers and the people receiving them.

So, here it goes…Who Needs AdSense? 😉

1) RUPEEMAIL: This is a really nice one. This company is paying you for receiving Join RupeeMailadvertisements based upon your personal preferences. They give upto Rs. 2 for every ads you get. Just think How much you can earn by receiving 100 ads in a month. They are also paying you Rs. 2 for each friend you refer. This is where I actually make all the money. The payment is sent through checks.

Advantage

  • You will also get Rs. 2 for each friend you refer
  • You get special discount coupons on various items

My Earnings – Rs 207 approx Weekly.

Link : Click to Sign Up with Rupeemail

2) MGINGER (the best one): This service is similar to Rupeemail. The difference is that the advertisements are send to your mobile through 140 char SMS. Not only that, you also get various offers like free talktime, ringtones, etc. Also you get discount coupons for stores near you. You will also be paid when you refer it to your friends.

Advantage

  • You will also be paid when your friends join through you.
  • You will also get paid when your friend’s friend join. (I really like this one)
  • You can send free SMS to any mobile all across the country

My Earnings – Rs 360 approx Weekly.

Link : Click to Sign Up with Mginger.

3) YOUMINT : This is a combo. You will be getting advertisement according to your choice through e-mail as well a SMS. I like their ads because they are really useful and unique. They also run free talktime and other offers like Miginger. Plus there are bumper offers in festive seasons like Diwali etc.

Advantage

  • You will also be paid when your friends join through you.
  • You will also get paid when your friend’s friend join. (I really like this one)
  • You can create your own wallpapers and upload them and get paid when people download them.
  • There have nice collection of wallpapers, ringtones etc to download for free.
  • You can send free SMS to any mobile all across the country.

My Earnings – Rs 300 approx Weekly.

Link : Click to Sign Up with YouMint.


My Total Income
: Rs (207+360+300) 867 approx per Week.

Proof of Income
: Now, most people don’t believe what others say. So have a look at my last week’s checks and this week’s account screenshots. After all, seeing is believing!

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MGinger

YouMint:

Happy Earnings!! Enjoy!!

Signup for WidgetBucks and Get $25 Bonus – Last Day!

Earn $$ with WidgetBucks! WidgetBucks is one of the very few ad networks I have been using successfully from long time. Of course, it doesn’t help me earn money like Google AdSense but it is a good choice if you just have some free ad-space on your blog/website.

To celebrate their first anniversary, they have re-introduced $25 signup bonus offer they had during first three months. You will receive $25 bonus when your earnings will reach $50.

WidgetBucks ads are mix of CPM and CPA which means you will get paid for sure for ad-impressions your blog will serve. If you are from US then their newly introduced travel and local widget ads will work for sure. If you are running a product-review blog then you can put customized widgets listing related products as well.

Personally, I use merchsense type of widgets where they(WidgetBucks) automatically crawl this blog and serve relevant ads. Also these ads blend good with rest of the blog so it won’t degrade user experience at all.

There are just really many options too choose from that you will find success with WidgetBucks for sure. 😉

Apart form this they have relatively good referral program which is the reason I am posting this! 😀

So hurry up to join WidgetBuck as this $25 bonus offer is valid till tomorrow only. You can explore it later!

Link: Signup for WidgetBucks


Personal Note: Many of you have noticed, I was away from this blog for more than a week. I was stuck with some personal problems which are almost fixed now. I appreciate all of you who have contacted me and showed concern. Please bear with such posting delays for another week. In meantime, guest authors and co-bloggers can contact Deepak Jain, as he is new and first editor at Devils Workshop. I will resume frequent blogging in a week or two and very soon Devils Workshop will be hiring too! 🙂

Thanks,

-Rahul Bansal

Your Posts, Your AdSense Ads! Our New Revenue Sharing Program

Almost a year ago I opened Devils Workshop for guest authors as well as co-authors. Now its time to take this initiative to the next level with our new revenue sharing program, which will allow all authors to display Google AdSense content ad unit all of their posts.

What makes this revenue sharing program unique is that ONLY your Adsense content unit will be shown on your posts. In fact if you are irregular blogger or don’t want to go through hassle of maintaining your own blog, then you can earn much more through this revenue sharing program as every post you publish here will be read by large reader community.

Also if you are a niche blogger then you can use Devils Workshop as a platform to publish your off-topic articles. As an example, lets assume you have a dedicated blog about Google but you recently discovered something really cool which is not at all related to Google, rather than tipping off another blogger you can publish it here by yourself.

If you like to know more about it, please read this. If you have registered previously, use this guide to configure your AdSense ads.

Link: Writing for Devils Workshop