I was initially hesitant to ask the KidBlogger about it. Why? Well, the premise was, "Who would want to share their secrets on making money online?! Yeah, right." You see, every time I ask people about it, they'll go nuts on the color combinations of the ads, the number of ads in a site, and the other what-have-yous. Yes, they are important and all, but somehow such didn't answer my questions at all. It just added up to the confusion! After taking a deep breath, I asked Carl about it. To my surprise, I found his answers to my questions (and there were a lot of 'em) clear and direct to the point. He patiently highlighted the important points to remember when doing AdSense. He then asked, "Is it alright if I browse your main page?" Now, that is one polite kid! After about a minute, Carl remarked, "Hey! Where are the ads?". He then remained silent. Now, this made me think - is the KidBlogger trying to tell me something here? After 2-3 exchanges, I finally knew what was wrong. What I have failed to account in my efforts to monetize my blog through AdSense was the location of the said ads. Tsk.
"Eh sino nga namang loko-loko ang magbabayad sa akin para sa ads na di naman makita?! Nakatago lahat! Nandun lahat sa baba!" :)
I profusely thanked Carl for his help and apologized for being such a bloke with the AdSense thing. He wouldn't have none of it! The KidBlogger even tried to downplay what he did for me - his suggestions, tips, and all! Well...
- "Carl, sometimes common sense is not so common. And there are times that everyone needs a second opinion on something. A different perspective. A different take. And I kid you not when I say that it helps a lot when we have someone like you teach us the rudiments; an expert who understands what needs to be done and how to go about it; a kababayan who has an "all out" attitude to helping a fellow Filipino. My friend, much thanks for taking time out to help me. Much thanks for your patience. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom."