Monetizing Wordpress #3 - Display Ads


With the advent of blogging, there has evolved different ways to monetize your website. We explore a few ways to make money on the internet using a simple Wordpress site. This lesson focuses on generating income using Google Adsense ads.


For the first 6 months to year of your site the best way to generate revenue is with Google Adsense ads and ads. Although it is risky to rely on only 2 sources of income for your blog, they do pay very well as long as you abide by their rules. We will also monetize our blog by building an email list to encourage people to return and visit our website. This email list can be used in the coming year to generate income with various affiliate offers.

Main Project Page
Lesson #1 Niche Selection
Lesson #2 Content is King
Lesson #3 Display Ads
Lesson #4 Paid Traffic

Lesson Times

The 900 lb Gorilla Makes it Rain Money!
10 Minutes
Introduction to Google Adsense
20 Minutes
Google Adsense Informaton
20 Minutes
Applying for a Google Adsense Account
30 Minutes
Wordpress and Adsense Plugins
20 Minutes
Placing AdRotate Shortcode into Your Pages and Posts
50 Minutes
Creating a List Style Image Gallery post and Placing AdRotate Shortcode
3 Days

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
    • Design, Visual, and Media Arts
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California's 2013 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • The student will be able to know and understand how to use Google AdSense
  • The student will be able to know how to apply for a Google AdSense account
  • The student will be able to install the AdRotate Wordpress plugin and set up a Adsene ad
  • The student will be able to effectively place Google ads on Wordpress pages and posts

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