How You Can Make 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.

The second way, is leveraging all of the views of your webcomic. You spend all that time creating beautiful artwork, and intriguing or funny stories, or gags.  Advertising is the primary method for gaining some income from a webcomic.  But, let’s review both methods briefly.

Let’s face it.  If you make some cash while spending hours on end doing this stuff, it’ll make those hours a little more meaningful, and it’ll make you look less crazy to your friends.

Make Money Through Merchandising on Your Webcomic

There are a myriad of merchandising ideas. 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 advertise other people’s products, in the form of affiliate marketing.  Webcomics artists can make good money doing this, and take on much less expense, but it’s not the only way.

Adding Advertising Links 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.  But this is key.  To really make money with this method, you need to separate yourself from the pack. A few thousand readers won’t do it here. You will need hundreds of thousands of readers to be an effective earner with this method.

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 count the number visitors and more importantly how many users click those ads. Again, with this method, 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