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Google AdSense can actually make dollars too, but the big question is always how do I start and how much can I make? It's not really about the money, it's about providing "GREAT CONTENT" on your site weather that be a Blog, photoblog, vlog, podcasting page etc.
There are many ways to use AdSense to make a few bucks but your focus should always be on the content, especially if you are letting Google AdSense select relative ads based on your topics, content, and subject matter. Checkout the Newbie Central Welcome
Here's a very common question that you may be looking for an answer to:
Have more questions and Concerns? Need answers to questions you can't find elsewhere? Here's a link to many of the questions we have found our answers to, and are very excited about what Google has done and is doing with AdSense. https://www.google.com/support/adsense/
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Be careful not to over do it, sometime adding too many ads can be distracting and turn visitors and traffic into "Red X Clickers" maening they leave as soon as they get to your site. It's called the "Red X Syndrome" and is usually caused by weak content and too many ads.