Writing articles and maintaining a website takes some time and is not exactly free. If you want to start monetizing your WordPress website you could use Google AdSense and place Google Ads in your website or mobile app.
There are a few steps until you can manage to show ads on your websites. Let’s get started:
AdSense Account Activation
First thing we need is to create a Google AdSense account. This is the place from where we obtain our Google Ads. Start by signing into https://www.google.com/adsense and init the account activation process. This usually takes between 3-10hours but it depends on your account and website.
You’ll be sent an approval email so soon as you receive it you’re good to go.
Ad Unit Creation
Head to AdSense webpage again and hit Ads->Ad units.
Each zone of the website where any ad will appear should have a dedicated ad unit.
We’re going to create an ad for the sidebar so choose Text & display ads. Enter an unique id for your add which can be something like WEBSITE_AD_SIDEBAR then click save.
You can now obtain the Ad Code which must be added into your website.
Placing Ads On Website Sidebar
Head to your Worpress Admin Menu.
Drag a new Custom HTML to your siderbar and fill the content with the exact Ad Code you get from AdSense.
And Voila, you know have Ads on your WordPress Sidebar.