How to Activate Your AdSense Account on Your Blog to Start Earning.

As discussed in a previous article, AdSense is an effective way to make money online for your video content or blog. This article will look at how to link your AdSense account to your blog websites and how to activate ads.

To learn how to sign up for AdSense, check out this article.

If you weren’t approved, go over your website and make sure it meets all the requirements and policies of Google AdSense. Once you do that, you can resubmit your application. Here are some more tips to consider if you weren’t approved:

  • Add an About page on your blog
  • Add Disclaimer and a Privacy Policy page
  • Add Contact Us page
  • Include a Terms and Conditions page
  • Make sure you have at least 30 quality articles

To activate your AdSense account, you need to add a payment method, verify your phone number and connect your website.

Adding a Payment Method

This is how Google is going to pay you after serving ads. 

  • Select your Account type: Individual or Business. Note that you cannot change this after your account has been activated.
  • Type your full name as it appears on your banking information and your address. You can write a residential or work address, but it must be active. The address must be able to receive mail as Google will send you a PIN to type in your AdSense account once it has been approved.
  • For the zip code, since we don’t use zip codes in Ghana, you can use 2332. It’s a required item, so you can’t continue the activation process without adding a zip code.

Phone Verification

This step is for Google users who haven’t verified their number with Google. If you have, just use the same number and skip this process. However, if you want to use another number or do not have a verified Google phone number, follow the steps below:

  • Choose your country code (Ghana is +233) and then type your phone number (without the beginning 0. Eg. 57505050).
  • You can either opt to receive the verification via text or call. Once the code is sent in, type it in the provided space and click Verify. It should take only a few seconds.

Connect Your Website

This is the final step in activating your website. Google will display a code on this page:

  • Copy the code
  •         Paste it into the HTML of your website, between the <head> and </head> tags. 

 If you’re using WordPress, all you need is a plugin (Google Sitekit) that will help you add the code without going into the HTML. You can also use the Tracking Code Manager.  

  •  For Blogger: go to the Earnings tab and click on Connect to connect your website.
  • Check the “I’ve pasted the code into my site” and click Done.

Google will try to search your website for the code. If the code is detected, Google will automatically begin the review process. If you were disapproved, you would receive an error message. You would have to check to make sure you pasted the code correctly and in the right place.

For now, your part is done. Google will review your website to confirm that it complies with the Privacy Policies and Terms and Conditions. The review may take a few days to complete. You will receive an email once it is done. After your site has been approved, you can start setting it up and earning money.

Are you searching for legit options to make money online In Ghana? Take a read then…

In an ever-changing world where the government has failed the youth time and time again, it’s not surprising that “make money online” is one of the most searched words in Ghana according to search engines. Thus, this article will address just that, and save you a whole journey of clicks and long unnecessary reads. Here are four ways to make money online in Ghana.


There are a plethora of remote online jobs that allow independent individuals to sell their services to other individuals and businesses alike. These websites allow you to sign up for free, create a profile and upload all the necessary details. You also get to include the skills you are going to provide for your clients. Some of these platforms require PayPal as means of payment.
If you have been trying to no avail, to get a PayPal account,
check out this article on how to create a PayPal account in Ghana. These jobs are only contractual ie. for the duration your work is being carried out and ends as soon as the customer receives and confirms, that the work is done. The most popular websites for freelancing in Ghana are Fiverr and Upwork.

Google AdSense

This is Google’s program where bloggers and YouTube content creators are paid to have ads run on their blog pages or in their videos. If you have a blog that has rich, niche content and gets high amounts of traffic, then this is your chance to make money online. All you need to do is sign up for Google AdSense with your Google account.
When you meet all the requirements and Google approves your account, you will be able to dictate how many ads you want on a page and how you want them to look. In the same vein, YouTubers can apply after hitting a thousand subscribers and over four thousand hours of public watch time.

Social Media Content Creation

Websites like Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok allow their highly-followed to have paid sponsorships on their posts, creating an avenue for creators to make money online directly from businesses and corporations. Through live streaming on these platforms, creators can receive monetary gifts from their fans while providing them with entertainment like just chatting, playing games, or even sleeping, yes sleeping (there’s an unusually high level of sleeping “lives” I’ve come across scrolling through Tik Tok feeds). Your content must be compelling, straight to the point, and entertaining. Successful social media creators are able to engage with their followers and release content that their followers can relate to.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a strategy where affiliates earn a commission for advertising another person’s products to their followers. With affiliate marketing, you (the affiliate) are given a specific link where you direct users to buy the product. Again, you need to have a good following on your social media or drive traffic to your website or blog pages.
You will be required to showcase the product on your channels and provide your unique links, and any time someone makes a purchase through your link (this is called Conversion), you get a commission at an agreed rate. This is a great way of making some money on the side without having to do too much work. A website I’m familiar with is GuruMedia.

These avenues aren’t quick-cash solutions, but they can expand your sources of income if executed correctly. Patience, consistency, determination, and the willingness to learn and apply key principles will surely get you there in no time.

Stay tuned for articles pertaining to each of these and how you can maximize your efforts to bring you the best results.

Google AdSense is a Google-owned platform where you can make money by allowing Google to place ads on your website. If you drive a lot of traffic to your website, this is your chance to make money passively as long as your website runs and continues to have more visitors. This article will look at how Google AdSense works, the benefits, requirements, and how to sign up with your website.

How does it work?

So Google uses an ad-auction system to place ads on your websites. These ads are usually included in the Google Display Ads. The ads displayed will be in class with the kind of content you run on your website. For example, if your website or blog focuses mainly on health and fitness, an ad for gym clothes or shoes may appear on your website.

The money you earn is dependent on the goal of the advertiser. If the advertiser wants brand awareness (i.e. people to know about their business) then once a visitor lands on that page with the ad, you earn a percentage of the advertising revenue that Google makes.


  • There is no financial risk in enrolling in the Adsense program, it is completely free.
  • You get paid monthly by direct deposit once you reach $100/month in payment.
  • You don’t have to spend too much time customizing each ad to your website. Google will adjust size and style to fit your website. So all you do is set up space for the ads and Google will handle the rest
  • Basically the higher the traffic, the more money you make. So as the number of visitors to your site increases, your income increases as well.

Eligibility Requirements for Joining AdSense

  • You’re 18 years and above
  • You drive high amounts of traffic to your website
  • You have unique and interesting content.
  • Your content complies with AdSense Program policies
  • You own the website you’re using to participate in the AdSense program. (Google will need verification before you can be approved)

How to Sign up for Google AdSense

  • Visit the AdSense website
  • Click on Get Started
  • Sign in to your Google Account
  • Enter the URL of the site that you want to show ads on. Learn more about how to enter your URL. If you want to add your site later, leave this field empty and select I don’t have a site yet.
  • YouTube, Blogger, or other host partners
  • If you’re a YouTube publisher, sign in to your YouTube account and go to After entering your URL, select Go to… “if your site is hosted by one of our host partner sites (e.g., Blogger). Because host partner sites have a distinct account creation process, we’ll be able to get you up faster this way.”
  • If you’d like AdSense to send you customized help and performance suggestions, then choose Yes.
  • Select your payment country.
  • Review and accept the Google AdSense Terms and Conditions.
  • Click Start using AdSense.
  • You’re now signed in to your new Google AdSense account.
  • Wait to gain approval from Google

In subsequent articles, we will look at how to set up the Google AdSense account once you’re in, how to customize ads, choose which ads to display, and all the ad types available to you. I hope this has helped you understand what AdSense is and how you can use it to earn some cash.