Making Money With Google: 5 Google Services That Can Earn You Money

Most of us are aware that Google has various advertising options available on both it’s search engine and subsidiary businesses like YouTube; did you know that it is also possible for you to tap into some of that earning potential? While some people are earning six figure salaries off the back of Google income alone, for most people it is better used as a way to increase the revenue that you are making from other online ventures. Read on for some ways that you can make money online that you may not have known about. 

5 Google Services That Can Bring You Money

Here’s a bit of an understatement because the making money opportunities are not based only on these 5 services, the opportunities are endless and you are the one who creates and explores them. With a small drop of imagination and some dedication you can build serious businesses based on just Google.

In the past few years Google has been nothing but generous with me and my online projects so I thought it would be nice to share some of the things I learned about making money using the great search engine and it’s services.

So, without any further ado, here’s a list of Google products that helped me make money.

Google Play

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Google Play is the place where Google gathers and distribute it’s media content like music, apps, magazines and even books. The posibillities are endless, but the most profitable niche is definitely represented by the apps industry.

Is no secret that mobile applications are popular. In fact, over 30 million applications are downloaded each day by ordinary people for their ordinary mobile phones. That simply states that there’s huge potential behind the application industry and you need to take action right away.

Ideas on How to Make Money With Mobile Android Apps

First of all, you need to know that there are multiple ways you can make money with an app. The first obvious one is to sell that application and earn a comission whenever someone downloads it. There’s another one which many developers prefer to use in order to obtain brand awareness. This is of course giving the app for free, but using advertising in it’s content. A third one would be to offer the application for free and charge the user whenever he wants to use some “special features”.

Whatever method you want to approach, you should know that Google Play has always placed great attention towards approving only HQ applications on their market.

Use Interstitial Ads

This is a type of ad that take the entire screen of the mobile device. It is generally used to promote a related application or good.

Push Ads

These are a type of ads that gets to user mobile notification area even when the user has your app closed. For this you can use a service called Airpush

Create Currencies

If you create a game and want to make money out of it, the virtual currencies are good way to bring you the cash as these are virtual money bought with real money.

Application Rewards

While the virtual currencies are asking for money directly, the application rewards are more subtle. What that means is you choose to give virtual currencies to people who download some other applications of yours.

Android Development brings a large repository with details on how to start your first Android App and how to publish it on Google Play. Go to Android Developers for more.

Google Adsense

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Undoubtedly the most popular Google service designed to help you make money. I am sure that many of you already know AdSense and that’s why I don’t want to go into details. However, for those of you who don’t know, Google AdSense is a program created by Google to serve advertisements. In simple words, you get paid whenever somebody gives a click on a link that is shown on your website.

Google makes sure you receive related ads for your website so that you only have to ensure people with good content and viable presence.

Ideas on How to Make Money Using Google AdSense

Even if Google offers you everything in terms of ads and advertisers, you still need to make sure you approach the right niche. This means you need to pick a profitable niche and also a niche that doesn’t have much competition.

Check out this forum post on WarriorForum about choosing the right niche. Also research your keywords before starting at Keyword Planner to see which terms have most competition.

After doing this, you need to ensure that you have a good website and start bringing traffic. Besides that, make sure you follow some tips:

Ad Position

I know it may seem obvious that the first pixels of your website are the most exposed ones and able to get most clicks, but not everybody sees that so make sure you have an ad in the header section, the sidebar or the first pixels of the content area.

Create a Custom Color Palette

Is vital to make sure that your ads are blended in the design of your website because this way you get more clicks. However make sure you don’t violate the Google AdSense terms of use.

Set The Right Ad Type

Google let’s you choose between ad types so you can choose text only ads, text and image or even video ads. Based on the type of content that your website has, you can choose the one that will blend best.

Pick The Correct Size

Over some time you will see that some ad sizes perform better than others. Just test them all and see which one brings most benefits for you.

Read more about how to make more money with Google AdSense



This is an obvious one as YouTube has recently became one of the most popular ways to make money online. In fact, there are more and more people who brag about their capability of making money by just posting new videos on their favorite video sharing platform. Ray William Johnson, one of the most controversial people on YouTube says he and his team are making over $1 million dollars anually from publishing their comedy videos.

Ideas on How to Make Money Using YouTube

In order to be able to receive payments from YouTube, you need to become a YouTube partner. This is Google’s way to ensure that you are a qualified member for their service. Is not always easy to become one, but if you make sure to follow the steps bellow, you have great chances to start making money quite easy and fast.

Create Niche Videos

Is what I recommend because YouTube is a large and extremely competitive web platform making it impossible to approach a general field.

Always Use YouTube Annotations

Videos and text content are not different in terms of linking. In fact, YouTube allows adding annotations in each video that you share, so using this can bring you more exposure to less popular videos of yours.

Comment and Like on Related Videos Across YouTube

Is the number one rule that comes into mind when I talk about generating more attention. So, just like and comment on other videos and profiles to get the attention you desire.

Create Playlists

Just like with SEO, you need to take control of the content that is published under your profile. Make sure you organize videos so that users can navigate much easier and also create more content so that search engines can notice you.

Also, make sure you read the WikiHow guide about integrating AdSense and how to really make money on YouTube.

Google AdWords

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AdWords is another popular service brought by Google and one that communicates with AdSense because the ads that you get on AdSense are actually coming from AdWords. To keep it simple, the AdWords program is dedicated to advertisers while AdSense was created for publishers. That basically means that you already need to have a product or service to promote using AdWords in order to start making money.

Ideas on How to Make Money Using Google AdWords

Create a small non-competitive niched website where you publish articles regularly.Just like with AdSense check out the competition using the Keyword Planner and read this article.

Create a Digital Product

With AdWords you need to have an actual product to promote, the one that will appear in your ads and the one that you will promote within your content. See what experts say about creating a digital product and how it can bring youresidual income for long time.

Use a Landing Page

A landing page is a widely known marketing strategy to generate product sales. In simple words, the landing page is the page where people get all the information they need about your product, a page where your product is promoted in a professional manner, usually the first page of the website.

Learn more about ways to make money using Google AdWords.

SketchUp and Google Earth

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Not many people know that Google SketchUp and Google Earth bring career opportunities for so many developers and creatives over the world. Now you are one of the few who found out and I highly recommend that you take advantage of this and start making some money out of these great programs before the industry is saturated.

For those of you who don’t know, Google SketchUp is an advanced application designed to help creatives, artists and architects create professional sketches and designs. The application is available for free and many use it to createGoogle Earth buildings as a passion and others just do it for profits.

Ideas on How to Make Money Using SketchUp

First of all, you need to download the free application from

Get Inspiration From SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse

Google has put together a repository designed to help others promote their work and give inspiration to newbies. You can access all creations at the 3D Warehouse.

Test Your Model in Google Earth has a detailed how to article to help you render your 3D building in Google Earth.

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