Making Money With Adwords
I don’t think I have met one person who doesn’t want to rake in the dough. One of the best ways I have found is promoting affiliates online. If you don’t know what affiliates are here is a brief explanation; Affiliate Marketing is a popular method of promoting web businesses in which an affiliate is rewarded for every visitor, subscriber and/or customer provided through his efforts. It is a modern variation of the practice of paying finder’s-fees for the introduction of new clients to a business. Compensation may be made based on a certain value for each visit (Pay per click), registrant (Pay per lead), or a commission for each customer or sale (Pay per Sale), or any combination.
The best way to find an affiliate product to promote is to sign up with clickbank.com they have a massive list of products which are all digital and available to download right away!
To sign up to clickbank go here to http://www.clickbank.com. Now once you have signed up you need to choose a product to promote, you might want to have a quick read through and see if there is a product that you would want to buy yourself (its always good to be interested in what your selling).
A great thing about clickbank is that it lists all the products which have the best percentage payout. For example in the “Money and Employment” category, “Data entry pro” is the top paying affiliate program; it pays 75% of each sale not bad!
When you see a product you like visit the website and look for information on how to be an affiliate they should give you a link like this http://xxxxx.dataentry.hop.clickbank.net/ just fill the xxxxxx with you’re clickbank name and you’re ready!
Anyhow once you have chosen a product to promote you need to find a way to promote it. You could make a web site and choose a lot of affiliates to promote, however it can sometimes take years to get high rankings in search engines, especially if you’re trying to rank within Google.
So instead of using affiliate marketing you can use something called Google adwords. If you don’t have a AdWords account sign up at http://www.google.com/adwords. Google will ask you for your website address and you can just input the affiliate link you get after choosing your product from clickbank.
Once signed up to AdWords (it may take a few days if you’re not using a website) you need to choose your keywords. Keywords tend to cost more depending on how popular they are. Therefore it might be a good idea to use overtures keyword tool or the Google AdWords keyword tool. Longer phrases are generally cheaper to purchase as they have less competition (the cheaper the better you make more profit).
Fortunately some advertisers don’t do thorough keyword research meaning you can get some keywords as little as $0.01.
For example, I used eBay they pay $5 for any click through registration and $0.05 for any bid from the affiliate link. This worked to an extent however when using eBay as a keyword for you’re AdWords campaign you may have to pay around $0.37 a click. This ended up not being worth it and I didn’t actually make very much.
Another example of something that could make money would be purchasing keywords related to “data entry”, actually purchasing “date entry” as a AdWords keyword would be expensive. Related keywords such as “data entry home employment”, “work at home data entry” or “data entry internet job” etc. would be worth while investments.
It’s a good idea to use the http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/ to help you find your keywords quickly.
By Nick Jett