30+ Google AdSense Alternatives You Didn’t Know [Make Money Blogging]

Google AdSense Alternatives

First Published: July 22, 2012; Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014

Google AdSense is undoubtedly the best advertising network out there that follows a pay-per-click advertising model. When Google AdSense was first launched they were accepting almost all websites with over 100 content rich pages and that comply with their basic program policies. So almost anyone was able to get an AdSense account (even with scraped content) in less than a week or two.

But today, your website must not only comply with Google AdSense Program Policies but must also comply with Google Webmaster Guidelines. It means that you they can deny your AdSense application if your website is selling text links or is hosting copyrighted content, etc. Even if your website complies with these program policies and guidelines they may still reject the application based on the content quality.

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Make Money Writing Articles: Top 25 Sites That Pay Upfront For Your Content

Journal, Glasses, Coffee, Pen

First Published: June 25, 2012; Last Updated: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Freelance Writing is one of the best way to make money online from home and you don’t even need a website to get started. That said, if you own a blog (or even a portfolio website) then it gives you instant credibility and a lot more exposure because you will be able to showcase your skills and your portfolio.

Read: The Freelance Writer’s Handbook – 61+ Tips, Resources & Guides

If you check any of the Freelance sites (eLance, oDesk, Freelancer etc.) then you can see that Content Writing (Article Writing, Blog Writing, Copywriting, Ghostwriting, Technical Writing, Web Content Writing etc.) is one of the top skills in demand. Freelance Writers are always in great demand. Why? Content is King. Period. But one problem with those Freelance sites is “Competition” as there are hundreds of thousands of other Freelance writers out there.

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The Freelance Writer’s Handbook – 61+ Tips, Resources & Guides

Work At Home

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If you’re good at writing then you can become a freelance writer and make money out of it. But if you’re totally new to freelancing then you may be confused about where to start and that’s the reason why I’m writing this blog post. My goal is to organize some of the best resources for freelance writers to help you kick-start your freelance writing career or to make you a better writer and make more money out of it.

Freelance Writing For Beginners

Here I’m featuring some blog posts that I find useful for beginners or those willing to work as freelance writers. They’re written by some of the best full-time freelance writers out there who are making over $5,000 a month from writing alone.

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13 Digital Media Resources That You Don’t Want To Miss [April 4, 2014]


Minteresting Friday is a digital media mashup by Minterest that compiles the finest Blogging, Internet Marketing, Social Media, Tech, and Web 2.0 resources that you don’t want to miss.

My Picks – #Tech #Inspiration

  • A Cloud For Everyone, On Every Device @ TechNet
  • How The iPhone Was Created By A ‘Cluster of Assholes’ @ Cult Of Mac
  • 15 Things Highly Focused People Don’t Do @ Lifehack

Blogging – #Tips

  • How Long Should Each Blog Post Be? A Data Driven Answer @ Quick Sprout
  • How I Cut My Writing Time From 2 Days To 4 Hours @ Buffer

Internet Marketing – #Content

  • YouTube Reveals The Secret Formula To Content Marketing Success @ SEW
  • 12 Ways To Extend The Life Of Every Article You Write @ Buffer

Social Media – #Marketing #Tips

  • How To Target Your Email Subscribers With Facebook Ads @ SocialMouths
  • How To Easily Double Your Traffic From Social Media @ KISSmetrics

Tech – #Apps #iOS

  • Office For iPhone And Android Phones Is Now Completely Free @ The Next Web
  • Office For iPad Review: Surprisingly Worth The Wait @ TechCrunch

Web 2.0 – #Tools #Webmaster

  • Increasing Search Traffic By 20,000 Visitors Per Month Without Full CMS Access @ Moz
  • The Best Online Tools To Know Everything About a Website @ Labnol

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Make Money Online: 101 Websites For Anyone And Everyone


First Published: October 15, 2013; Last Updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

If you’re a blogger or a internet marketer or even a beginner then you already know that it’s POSSIBLE to make money online. And what’s interesting about it is that, there are a lot of ways to make money online – from selling ads, e-books, affiliate marketing, freelance writing, podcasting, consulting, designing, coding, etc.

So I’m going to highlight some of those online income streams but don’t expect overnight success because creating an income stream requires a lot of work and patience. But if you are a beginner and clueless about where to start then this should help you to focus on that. If you have any trouble with any of these options then leave a comment below or you can e-mail me and I’ll do my best to find the best resource to help you.

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How To Recover Your Hacked Google/Gmail Account & Password In 5 Steps


First Published: 2012; Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014

I’ve already discussed about how to secure your Gmail account from hacking. It’s all about keeping your account safe by using a strong password (use a combination of alphabets, numbers, symbols) and by enabling 2-Step verification. But what to do when your Gmail account is hacked or compromised? Since the hacker may have already changed your password, security question & answer, recovery email address, mobile number associated with the account you can’t recover your Gmail using the basic account recovery methods.

If the basic account recovery options like recovery email address and mobile phone number is not changed then you can instantly recover the account by requesting a verification code to your mobile phone or by confirming access to your recovery e-mail.

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How To Secure Your Google/Gmail Account From Hacking

Google Mail

First Published: 2011; Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Google knows what we’re searching for, what we read online, what we have signed up for, who we often contact, with whom we’re connected, what we watch, where we are, what we sound like, what our friends do, our meetings, our interests, where we go, etc. (see full list here). And hence, it’s very important that we secure our Google (and Gmail) account  to prevent any unauthorized access.

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