Making Money In Webcomics with Google Adsense Ads

There are two primary ways to make money in webcomics. First, and foremost, you can sell something. Popularly, webcomics creators focus on two types of products: Merchandise that is directly relates to their comic and merchandise that is indirectly related to their comic.

Merchandising on Your Webcomic

Webcomics artists often will creat print versions of their webcomics. These can be large collections of webcomics in one big print volume. Unfortunately this can be pretty expensive. More often, webcomics creators will create ebooks or PDF versions of their webcomics. In addition, webcomics creators will often create merchandising related to their webcomics, like T-shirts.


Also, as we’ve talked about in the past, webcomics creators can also advertise other people’s products, in the form of affiliate marketing.  Webcomics artists can make good money doing this, but it’s not the only way.

Advertising On Your Webcomics

Several providers will allow you to post their advertising to your site. Companies like Project Wonderful and assorted Linkshares enable you to do this.  Over time these can amount to real money, especially if your website has larger numbers of readership.

Google Adsense Is The Fastest Way To Make Money

With Google Adsense, all you need to do is go to Google Adsense and create an account. Once that’s done, you can set up advertisements by size, style, and type.  you select whatever will allow you to fit Adsense advertisements into your webcomic design. Google Adsense will then recort the number visitors and more importantly how many users click those ads.  you will make a larger amount for a larger number of visitors.

At random, you’ll make money when users click those ads most of these will range around a quarter or less. in some cases, and very randomly, you can make a dollar or more.

Google Adsense will even track your statistics letting you know how you’re doing.

Good luck with those webcomics

– John Cross