This quick guide shows you how to successfully apply for an Adsense account without a domain. There are two main ways of going about it.
Adsense is a google contextual ad program for web publishers to earn an income over the Internet.
Advertisers buy ad placements from Google. Google then displays these ads on their search results pages.
Ads are also served on websites that have been approved to join the Google Adsense program.
When someone clicks on an ad, Google splits the revenue with the Adsense account holder.
At the time of writing, there are more than 2 million web publishers monetizing their websites with Adsense. The United States is the top country on the Adsense platform with 430,200 websites.
Generally, to qualify for the Adsense program, you would need a website. That means you must have a domain that you own and a website the domain points to.
In other words, you would need a registered domain and a hosting account to display your website to the world.
Applying for an Adsense Account without a Domain
Maybe you want to register an account for Adsense and use it at a later time.
The bad news is you can’t apply for an Adsense account without a domain.
Applying for an Adsense account is not like applying for a Google account.
You don’t need a domain to apply for a Google account.
Domain Alone Isn’t Enough
So, can you apply for an Adsense account after buying a domain name?
No, a domain name alone is not enough.
Google requires you to show proof of a live website hosted by the domain.
After buying a domain you’ll need to publish content on a blog or website.
That alone isn’t enough. The content must be approved by Google as explained below.
Applying for Adsense without Buying a Domain
You need a domain to apply for Adsense. That doesn’t mean you have to buy a domain.
You can get a domain and web hosting for free and still successfully apply for an Adsense account.
Here are the ways you can do it.
Create a Blogger Account
Blogger is Google’s free blog service. It allows you to create blogs without the need to buy a domain name or web hosting.
You get a free domain name and web hosting for life.
All you need to create a Blogger account is a Google or Gmail account.
So, sign up for a Google account first, if you don’t already have one.
Then go to Blogger while logged in to your Google account and start creating a blog.
Follow the directions and set up a blog. You can have a blog ready within minutes.
Write Blog Posts
Next, start writing quality posts. As a general guide, you should have at least 20 blog posts on a topic or subject.
This is to show Google what your blog is about. It’s also to provide proof that your subject is not among those that violate Google’s policies.
Spend a week or two writing these posts, making them as good as possible.
You may want to check Google’s guidelines on creating quality content.
Apply for Adsense
When you’re satisfied that your blog has enough quality content, you can apply for Adsense.
You can do this within the Blogger dashboard itself.
That would be under the Earnings – Create Adsense Account on the left panel.
But before you create one, you want to first ensure that you qualify for Adsense. Among the requirements are you must be above 18 years and have a blog with original content.
Start a YouTube Channel
The other way to apply for an Adsense account without a domain is through a YouTube channel.
YouTube, as you may already know, is a free platform where you can share videos with the rest of the world.
Like Blogger, you would need a Google account to get started for free.
Here are the steps on how to create a YouTube channel.
Next, start posting videos on your channel.
To apply for an Adsense account through YouTube, your channel would need 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours.
Once you’ve satisfied this requirement, you can then apply for the YouTube Partner Program. This would include applying for an Adsense account.
This guide shows you how to apply for an Adsense account through YouTube.
Remember, Google allows only one Adsense account per person. Once you’ve successfully applied for Adsense, you can use the same account on a website and on YouTube.
You’ve learnt how to apply for an Adsense account without a domain.
Now, go ahead and give the steps a try.