Showing posts with label Make Money Online. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Make Money Online. Show all posts

Turn on AdSense shopping links

If you are a Google Adsense user, you'll find the new Shopping Links useful. It's in beta and will slowly be released to the Adsense publisher community. 

How to  turn on AdSense shopping links

You can find it in the Optimisation Tab: Optimisation > Lab > Use the toggle to turn shopping links on.

How to turn on AdSense shopping links

What AdSense said about the shopping links

AdSense will add shopping links to the content of your eligible pages. Shopping links provide end-users with relevant options to buy from. 

The links take users to shopping ads and may help increase your earnings.

How will Shopping Links monetise?

You'll get paid if users click the shopping links and click any of the ads displayed.

This lab will:

  • Automatically place shopping links on eligible pages on your site(s) for a percentage of users.
  • Continue showing your existing ads for all users.
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How to Make Money Online Blog and YouTube

Happy monetising!

How to Make Money Online Blog and YouTube

This post will help you to make money online. With the increasing access to the Internet in Papua New Guinea, many young people have the privilege others never had in the past - having access to social media, blogs and other Internet sites. 

YouTube, Blog, website and Adsense

PNG subscribers on Facebook and Twitter have increased dramatically over the years due to the presence of Internet data companies like Digicel, Telikom PNG and Bmobile-Vodafone. 

Start A Blog - Earn Money Online 

A good way to utilise Internet access is to talk about our beautiful country. Start your own blog for free. An example is this blog. The reward (money you make) depends on the visitors to your blog.

In addition, the benefits that come with blogging and connecting with your social media followers, both abroad and PNG, is massive. Apart from disseminating information, you remember vital facts - facts that are relevant to matters close to your heart!

It is rewarding - both educational and monetary gains. 

    Let's have a look at the 3 ways to make money online and how to monetise your work. 

    Three Ways to Make Money Online

    Ok, here are the practical tips to start earning some rewards online. Click on the links provided to explore the opportunities.

    1. Start a Free/Paid blog

    This blog is an example of a free blog. This was started in 2014. It took 2 years before we had good traffic to monetise. 

    Bear in mind that blogging is not for the faint-hearted. It can take years before you get good traffic/visitors and monetise your work. (Two ways to monetise a blog are briefly described in 2 and 3) 

    As mentioned, focus on your interest. Make blogging a hobby and the rest will fall in place. 

    We've got great Blogging Tips with pictures and guides here: How To Start a Personal Blog  & How to A Blog on Wordpress.

    2. YouTube Channel 

    YouTube channels are a great way to showcase things you are good at. Successful YouTubers are those that have the ability to make some 'boring subject' look amazing. If you are one of them, you can do that right now. Some examples are:
    • Gardening Hobbies
    • Musical/Singing Talents
    • Producing how-to videos
    Videos eligible for monetisation are usually those that are unique. In fact, how-to and music videos are popular and get lots of views on YouTube. 

    The more videos and interest you generate from views and impressions will make you money.

    To monetise you'll need at least 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time. That means that if you put in the work now, you can monetise your video in the next 12 months, at the least. 

    3. Write and Earn Money or Mobile Credits Online 

    PNG Insight is looking for writers to write interesting articles for us. You can make money online now by submitting your first article to us. Read about the PNG Writers' Initiative

    Here are some of the work produced by PNG Writers. Take a look if you need inspiration.
    Write for us today and earn cash or mobile phone credits - your choice! The contact email is

    Two Monetisation Methods that Work

    Setting up a blog, website or YouTube Channel is the first step - only the starting point. As mentioned earlier, it can take years (if you are lucky, months) to fully monetise and start making money. 

    So, when you have generated enough traffic and interest, try these two ways to make money online. 

    1. Amazon Associate Account - Worth Trying

    Amazon associate program is one way to make money online. You can join and start immediately by referring social friends and family members.

    There are several platforms you can use to earn from Amazon. You can promote them via social networks like Twitter, Facebook, etc or on blogs and websites.

    Amazon has easy-to-use URL shortener and widgets to help you on your way to making extra money online.

    Please note that not anyone can become Amazon Affiliate today. Amazon has changed its Terms and Conditions and therefore it has become difficult for people in certain countries like PNG to join the program. 

    However, for anyone living overseas (Australia, New Zealand or the US) and who have a membership account, you can join the affiliate program easily.

    2. AdSense - Takes Time But Works

    AdSense is Google’s technology. It shows advertisements to customers. If they click on them, you make money. The money you make online will depend on how competitive visitors keywords are; and how many people visit your website or view your YouTube video. 

    The more competitive, the higher it cost the advertisers and the more you make – from several pennies to a few pounds. 

    In fact, Google is paying you for space you make available for the advertisements. To get an Adsense account you have got to own a website or blog. So, start blogging. Get yourself a website, if you can. 

    WordPress and Google Blogger are available options. I would recommend Blogger if you are starting off.

    Here are tips to get started on How to Start a Blog and Make Money Online. You can submit an article to use here - Submit Articles to PNG Insight

    Passion for Personal Development

    You can also use the opportunities to your advantage regardless of where you are, whether it be in PNG or overseas. Start something you are passionate about and reward yourself for it. Make no mistake, if you are thinking of making quick money online, you might as well try something else.

    These four words of encouragement will help you to make blogging a successful hobby: 
    • First, have a passion for what you do, focus on the big picture instead of how much you make monthly. 
    • Second, remind yourself that monetisation is second. It is advertisements.
    • Third, it will take a lot of time and effort, so be patient. 
    • Finally, do not put your whole life in it – this is not a job to be serious with, let it be a hobby – let it be passive. 

    Recommended articles for successful young people

    This is a collection of articles for making money by writing and building blogs or websites based on your passion. I repeat PASSION. (This blog is an example of using free BLOGGER to create something that you are passionate about.)

    If you have a talent for something or someone tell's you that you are creative, these ideas will make you successful. CLICK ON THE LINKS TO GET FREE INFO.

    Social Media Online Money Making Tips Your Never Knew

    A young man called Gabriel said most people (especially the social media savvy generation) don’t believe you can make money doing what you love.

    They just don’t know how to.

    Here is how he intended to show you a few different ways that you do it๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ. (Reposted from Gabriel Twitter thread)

    Instagram money making idea

    First, I want to say that this isn’t some way that you’ll make millions.

    But this is a way that you can do what you love and make money.

    1. Instagram

    With Instagram, creating a page to showcase your work or sell your service can be huge.

    Instagram is a lot less work than most other platforms.

    You just have to learn how Instagram works.

    2. YouTube

    With YouTube, it’s the same concept a8 Instagram but you’re spending more time on creating content.

    YouTube is probably the hardest platform to learn but also the best.

    You don’t have to rely on sales as much because of YouTube ad revenue.

    3. Digital Products

    If you know what you love to do, create digital products around it.

    Courses, online guides, playlists, etc.

    Basically, you just have to find an area that most people struggle in.

    Then fill the gap with your product.

    Find your interest, early

    If I love music (which I do) I could create a playlist full of good songs and send it out to people.

    Once it gets enough subscribers, artists will pay to be featured.

    This is just one example, but this can be executed in almost every niche!

    Now, these are just ideas and there’s a lot more to learn about each one.

    The most important part is getting started with learning them and applying them.

    Blog note: Hope this post motivates you to harness the power and creativity in you. It is a better way toward self-realisation, instead of looking for jobs.

    Remember, what you create is yours. Working for a company or Gov't will one day come to an end.


    How to Submit Articles and Earn Money or Mobile Credits

    PNG Insight is calling for awesome PNG Writers, bloggers and students to submit articles (assignment or research work) to us. We pay. 

    How much money can you make (updated 2022)

    In this update, we hope to encourage the young PNG Writers to write and enjoy the art of writing. And also earn a reward every time they submit an article to us. 

    We believe this small reward is the first of its kind in PNG, aimed at getting students and esteemed writers to write and earn a small reward for every qualifying article. The payment break-down is as follows:

    Make money writing

    More information available on our website here

    Established Writers

    The benefits are many. For writers, we are thinking of giving you quality publicity and linkbacks to your social media profile or blogs and websites. In addition, if your articles have not been published anywhere, we would be happy to pay for the articles and publish them here.

    Students Writers

    We also would like to encourage student writers to write for us. Universities, colleges or secondary schools' students are encouraged to write and submit their work to us.

    Class Submissions

    If you are an English teacher, working on Class Topical Write-up with your students, you can choose your best work and submit to PNG Insight. We pay for every article. It would also be a good fundraiser for your Class/Grade.

    Hobby Writers

    We classify Hobby Writers as the unemployed and students who left school at Uni, colleges or grades 10 and 12. If you have time and want to develop your writing skills, why not write for us?

    You do not have to be perfect. Write and submit your work to PNG Insight. We will review your work and if your story or topic appeals to us, we will edit it and publish it on our website.

    PNG Students and Academics overseas

    Writing is an important part of academia. Therefore, the challenge is to see PNG students and academics who have the opportunity to study overseas write and tell their stories. 

    In that way, you help others who are trying to get to follow your footsteps.

    Perhaps the most important aspect of this initiative is to inform policy and decision making in your area of expertise. See below for the examples of discussion papers on Education and Development (SDG4) we published before the change in TFF policy. 

    Why Write for Us

    Perhaps the important reason is to help others who are seeking information on education and development in the country - the main aim for establishing PNG Insight.

    Furthermore, this initiative creates a network of awesome PNG writers, hobby writers and students. All articles in this category aim to give the writers the publicity they need. This is also important because the writers can use that as a stepping stone for greater work in the future.

    Individual writer's work can be added to their CV/resume when applying for jobs. For example, the potential employees, these days, are looking at your Facebook and Twitter profiles to see what kind of person you are. 

    Published work gives employers the first impression of their potential employees.

    Payment - receive money online

    In the 'Paid Category', we are looking for UNIQUE articles. The articles will have to be more than 800 words. (I'm sure you can fork-out an 800-word article in under 1.5 hours). 

    Unique articles are the ones that are not published online yet. And, the articles must be from the person who is submitting it. 

    More information on PAYMENT can be found here.

    Website Link back and Networking 

    One of the ways to give prominence to your writings and blogs/website is to establish quality linkbacks and network online. As mentioned earlier, established writers and bloggers submit their published articles to get linkback to their blogs and social media profiles.

    We started this blog in 2014 and our website in 2018. Both platforms, combined, have visits of over 200,000 visitors in the peak months of December 2019 and January 2020. Mostly from PNG and Australia.

    Therefore, if you are a PNG Writer or blogger, get in touch. Submit an article and we'll link it back to you. 

    Some examples

    Here are some work on Education and Development (research work) and guest articles we published earlier. 

    Article submission 

    All articles submission should: 
    • have a brief writer's bio
    • be submitted as Word file to
    writing for living
    Earn Real Money Writing for us

    Review stages

    The articles submitted to us will be reviewed. It can take up to a week to get a response from us, and up to a month to see your article online. 

    Meanwhile, we'll be in contact with writers who submitted articles to us to talk about payment. The payment can be either
    • online back deposit into personal accounts or
    • direct mobile phone credit top-up. 

    More information is available on our website here.

    Recommended articles for successful young people

    This is a collection of articles for making money by writing and building blogs or websites based on your passion. I repeat PASSION. (This blog is an example of using free BLOGGER to create something that you are passionate about.)

    If you have a talent for something or someone tell's you that you are creative, these ideas will make you successful. CLICK ON THE LINKS TO GET FREE INFO.

    Life after Secondary School and Uni is about How to Make Money - Job

    Many students are looking for opportunities after Grade 12 and universities to find nothing. Some are probably not well prepared (or prepare themselves well) for life after school.

    This post is the first of a series on PNG Insight. It aims to help teenagers use the Internet and technology to live productive lives after school and how to make money online.

    Below is the first part of the series on 'How to Start a Personal Free Blog at School'.

    You can read (and download) the complete 7-page series. Click on the image to access the information. 

    how to make money

    The young people today have opportunities that many in the past did not have - access to the Internet, social media and computers for example. In fact, with access to the Internet and technology comes lots of opportunities too. There are many ways to use the internet to improve your lives.

    3 powerful ways to bring out the best in you

    Here are three powerful ways to bring out the best in you. Say no to the wasted and lazy times. Starve your distraction. Feed your focus. Start with these and you'll position yourself in a comfortable position to win after school life.

    1. Read
    Picking up a book is the hard part. When you have actually picked up the book and read it, you would not want to put it down. That is where the adventure starts.

    You go on new and exciting adventures every time you read. Challenge yourself to read one or two books every term. 

    2. Write
    One way to showcase your creativity is to write. Writing is a skill not many people develop early. It takes time and effort to stitch together sentences, paragraphs and articles. Like many things, developing writing skill needs practice. 

    Use Social Media and free blogs and be creative. Avoid slang. Write in full sentences. Write about things you are *passionate* about. Your passion will bring the best out of you. You'll enjoy every moment of writing for a long time.

    Your first true writing will not be the final. You'll go on and create amazing and inspiring work. So start now. Find out about how to Create a Blog here.

    3. Make money
    Learn how to make money early. If you know how to make money at Secondary School or uni and perfect the skill at doing it, you'll go on to becoming a successful person after school.

    In fact, you do not have to work for someone else. Many people start early at school or uni and become successful along the way. 

    Kill two birds with one stone

    Have you heard of the common saying 'kill two birds with one stone? This is it - you do something to make money and develop your life skills while doing it. 

    Some examples of making money online you are still at the school include the following start-ups:

    1. Blogging (and developing your writing skills) 
    2. Maths or English Tuition (develop your numeracy and literacy skills)
    3. Social Media Marketing and Promotion agents (develop your social media skills and put the time you spend on social media into something useful)
    4. Website/WordPress developer (develop your creativity)
    5. YouTuber (create trending and viral YouTube clips)

    You can, actually, make money out of the 5 examples presented to you above. Students who are great with the use of the Internet and technology can do well in these areas. 

    Why start now?

    Internet penetration in Papua New Guinea is better than it was 10 years ago. Some insiders believe that that the mobile coverage in Papua New Guinea for both bmobile/Telkom PNG and Digicel combined is over 95%. 

    Recent talks of building a high-speed broadband facility in and around Papua New Guinea is promising. So how can young Papua New Guineans be part of this revolution? The answer is simple - get on the bandwagon before you are left behind. 

    If you - a Secondary or Uni student - don't do it now, someone else will do it. Start now while the Internet market in Papua New Guinea is unsaturated.

    Create your future

    Only you can prepare yourself for life after school. Read. Write. Learn how to make money. Do all three and you'll come out prepared to face real life. 

    Read the complete series here or message PNG Insight on Twitter to get a copy of the FREE e-Book. 

    How to Send Money from Papua New Guinea to Overseas Account

    Many people wanting to send money to friends and family living and working or doing business overseas may have found it difficult due to the foreign currency ceiling set by the Papua New Guinea government in 2015/16. The issue is real and current. 

    Consult your bank for the respective forms

    Unlike in the past where you can do overseas transactions freely, presently you may send less than 30 thousand Kina to an overseas account. That means that there is a *fixed* amount to be sending per month. 

    It may depend on which bank you are banking with, so find out with your bank about how much the bank can let you send in one transaction.

    Find out about How to Change Your BSP PIN at the ATM

    Generally, there are three important processes to follow.

    1. Complete an application form with your bank to raise the amount you want to send overseas. If you do not do that you will send less than K5000 per month.

    2. Complete a telegraphic transfer at the bank.  You'd have to personally go into bank to do this manually. Alternatively, it is much easier  and faster to transfer money online. You just have to register for Internet banking.

    3. Complete a Bank of PNG Form- R1 (BoP-R1) and submit it to your bank, online. (Contact me for a copy of BoP form or direct email address if you need it).

    The transfer is a monthly transaction done not more than once per month. Simply,  follow the three processes to send money overseas will save you time, effort and headache of standing in queues.

    Five Free Online Tools For Creating Stunning Website - Make Money Online

    The second part of Students Blogging Guide attempts to show how easy it can be for students to create a blog. I will also briefly highlight the 5 useful tools you can use to create a great blog as a beginner. Though this series is for students, any person interested in blogging can also use the tips to start a blog.

    As mentioned in Part 1, blogging is a useful way to improve students’ writing skills. That is why I would like to (again) encourage students, both secondary and tertiary students, to take blogging as a means to improve your writing potential. A 600 – 800 word post is just right to get a good Google ranking. Some examples of blog posts include assessments, poems, short stories and many more. You may not need plenty of mobile phone *data* to publish your work. Write offline (using Microsoft Word for example) and post when you are online – to help you here is the link to tethering your smartphone and laptop. From experience, 60 Megabyte is sufficient to publish your post.

    So if you have not started yet, take a look at how easy it is to create a blog. You only need your Gmail account to become a blog owner. That is as easy as it is! Start a blog.

    5 useful tools for student bloggers

    Here are the 5 online tools that will make your blog stand-out from the others.

    Grammarly is a useful online grammar and spelling checker. Just copy and paste your final  assignment or blog post in the window pane and click Check Your Text. Obliviously, English is second (even third) language for many Papua New Guineans. Grammarly, the Grammar and Spelling checker tool, is one blogging tool I've used many times and I'd recommend it highly to any student wanting to eliminate errors in their assessments and write-ups. Check it out here.

    Make sure you have used the correct English version by choosing English (US) or English (UK), or whichever one you prefer. Grammarly is free on Chrome, Safari, and Firefox browsers. You can install the app as an add-on on Chrome or use the online version to check your work for both Grammar and Spelling errors.

    2.  Social Media
    It is important to create social media accounts for your blog. Social media is probably the most important platform for reaching a wider readership. My top picks are Google +, Twitter and Facebook. These three are the most used platforms in PNG. 

    If you are planning to use images on your blog, try Pinterest. In fact, Pinterest is a useful tool for showcasing your work as well as getting visitors to your blog. Another way to find the ideal social media platform, fit for your blog, is to experiment with various platforms that you believe will give your blog a good coverage and stick with it.

    3. Images/visuals and messages

    Creating attractive visuals and powerful messages are good for your blog. Think of it this way: the images attract readers, and the messages give the readers a taste of what post is about. So, make the images appealing to attract readers and messages stimulating so that the readers will want to read further.

    Many people are good with Photoshop. If you are one of them, please use Photoshop to create or collate better images to use on your website. For biginners, the two free image editors I have been using are Canvas and Ribbet. My favorite is Ribbet. You can auto-edit photos, add texts, use free photos and do many other formatting styles. 

    Many of the photos on PNG Insight are examples of what you can do with an image editor like Canvas and Ribbet. My top tip is to always keep your photos the *same size*. Consistency is the key to making your blog stand out amongst the others.

    4. Google Search Console & Google Analytic
    Look at insights to your blog

    Google Search Console (GSC) and Google Analytics (GA) provides insights into your blog or website. The GSC is, in simple terms, the platform where you tell Google about your website by submitting URLs. For example GA is the platform where Google provides you (the blogger or webmaster) with the data and information about your blog or website.

    So, if you want to understand how your blog works (and improve its performance) you’ve got to use both platforms provided by Google – and they are free!

    5. Google Trends and Adword Keyword Search

    Rank well on Google - visibility!

    This is the important part of blogging that many beginners ignore or did not know about. If you want to rank well in Google’s searches, you must learn to identify (and use the keyword in a post) that you want Google rank you for. For example, this blog has ranked well (first and third on Google) for the keyword ‘free education policy in png’.

    It’s not hard. You just have to identify what is trending on Google and used Adword Keyword Search to choose a keyword. Then, use the keyword in your writing (and also in the post’s search description before publishing it). It is basically, the anchor text that Google shows to people in search results when the search matches your keyword.

    In fact, these may seem like a mountain of work to do. It, probably, is. But blogging is fun and easy if you do it right from the start. In Part 3 of the series of Students’ Guide to Blogging we will look at how to *value* your blog. This is interesting so stay in tune.


    Check out the complete series on Student's Guide to Blogging here.

    How to Start a Blog and Grow Your Writing Potential - MAKE MONEY ONLINE

    Students who have an interest in words and how to put them together to create stories (I am referring to writing) will find blogging a pathway to enhancing their creativity. Write about the topics you are passionate about in class (assignments, poems, etc) and the stories and mishaps of student's life is the best starting point. Blogging is also a way to improve your literature and writing skills!

    In this dying age where students' writing ability has much to be desired, I would encourage students to take up blogging - challenge yourself to write something nice and appealing to others. 

    You just need to hook up to the internet and start publishing your work. Okay, think about all the work you have with you, either in your computer hard-disk or carry around in flash drive. Are there any good maths, or science or Literature work of very good quality? If the answer is yes, do justice to your effort and hardwork and publish it online. There is no harm in sharing.


    To start...
    1. Create/use an email account
    2. Create a blog (blogger or wordpress)

    Note: There are standard templates to use. Also simple HTML codes you can use to tweak your blog like the drop-down menu above. If you want any help, message me on Twitter on leave a comment below and I will help where I can.

    Perhaps the important point here is for students to develop writing skills by starting now. Do not let anyone tell you that you cannot start, yet. I want to encourage, if not every, the majority of the university students to take an active interest in developing your writing skills. 

    Take a look at what others are doing, how they form their sentences and develop the style that suits their audience. Use the skills you may have learned to your advantage to grow as a writer/blogger. In time, you will find that those skills are transferable. 

    By this I mean you can use them in another writing genre such as academic writing,  report writing, etc as you grow as a person.


    Papua New Guineans who have an interest in writing, especially blogging, will attest to the fact the writing is a learning journey. It is about self-enrichment. 

    You become aware of what is important, learn and grow as you write about things that matter to you and the community you belong to. Blog sphere, for example, is a place where you can WRITE about your inner thoughts, opinions and feelings, and grow. 

    As I mentioned earlier, you go from leap-to-bound where you develop a style of writing skill that is transferable in academic circles or at work. In 5 to 10 years time, you'll look back with satisfaction.


    I'd like to encourage university students to start blogging and sharing ideas online as a means to develop your writing skills. You can use blogger (the platform I am using for PNG Insight) or Wordpress. 

    There are FREE versions available. When you have been blogging and have enough content, you can move onward and upward. This means getting your *own domain* and *host* your own website and *value* it. (I'll write about free online tools and how to value your blog in Parts 2 & 3. So stay in-tune).


    Check out the complete series on Student's Guide to Blogging here.