Ah, Google AdSense…
This is the ad network that most bloggers start with, and while they aren’t considered a “premium” network, they are sometimes you’re only option.
And that’s because they have no minimum traffic requirement.
So, if you really wanted to and I don’t know why you would, you could get started with Google AdSense ads immediately after launching your blog.
And because they aren’t a premium ad network and are open to everyone, you’re going to have to set the ads up yourself.
Premium ad networks for bloggers generally set them up for you because you already have the traffic that proves your worth to them as a client.
You want your blog to look amazing and unique and stand out from the rest! Don’t make it even harder to build trust and gain an active, engaged audience.
I’m clearly opinionated on this topic, but I will say that there are a lot of creators who earn quite a bit of money from Google AdSense AND it can be a great way to score some early wins on your website to keep you motivated.
What you need to know:
- Payout Type: CPM
- No minimum traffic requirement
- High payout minimum of $100
- Not a lot of real human support
- You can choose auto-placement for ads or customize placement yourself
- Not considered a “premium” at network and therefore has lower-quality ads
- This will take some work to set up yourself.
Google AdSense isn’t a bad starting point, but we recommend waiting to put ads up until you reach at least 10k/month and can start with Ezoic or an alternative premium ad network.