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If You Are Not Making Enough with Adsense, Try Adwords

Updated on June 20, 2012


If You Are Not Making Enough with Adsense, Try Adwords
If You Are Not Making Enough with Adsense, Try Adwords

Do not be fooled when you hear of advertisers paying $5 a click for a "consolidated student loan." They only pay this on Google search. The same advertisers' ad on your site will only cost them a fraction of the search price and you will only earn a few cents for the adsense click. Nobody makes a decent per click amount with adsense. The search adwords ads will cost an advertiser big money but the same advertiser will only pay pennies for the same adwords content ads on your site and you get to keep about 65 per cent of this.

If for some reasons you are not making enough with adsense, then you may try adwords because if it's not Adsense then its Adwords. Google adwords produces results immediately and it is done as follow:

1. Join for free and open a free account. Find a product to sell for a commission from Commission usually ranges between 30% - 75%. Choose a product whose commission is at least $35 per sale so that this payout is worthy the cost of advertising it. Look at the gravity which is the number of affiliate selling that product. A higher gravity means the product is popular but the competition is stiff. Go for a lower gravity if you are not prepared to face stiff competition. Then view the pitch page of the merchant and see if it's good for converting visitors into sales. Google search your product to see if that product is being promoted on Google adwords. You should sell what is already selling. If the product is on adwords, then proceed and get your affiliate link or hoplink from clickbank. You now have an affiliate link and a product.

2. Open an adwords account with Google and put money into the account.

3. Get your own domain name and point it to product affiliate link. Choose a name very similar to the product you have chosen. When you are buying the domain name, turn it on to forward itself into your affiliate link. That is, will become, say, once clicked on.

4. Google the name of your product and see the ads that come up. If these ads are working, then pick on one of them and make it better for you. Remember your ad should mention a price so that people do not think it's free. Post the small advertisement with Google.

5. Limit your expenses to say $40 for this ad. If this $40 makes a profit, move to $60, $90, $125 and so on and so forth. You should be able to see the results within a few hours.

6. If profitable, repeat this with as many products as you wish, and before long it may become a full time business. You can also get more products from Commission Junction, Amazon, Ebay, and so on and so forth.

The hubber's website, the Secret of Making Money in the Stock Market, is designed to help beginners and average readers make money online - details of which you can find in my profile here, if you will.



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      James D. Preston 

      8 years ago from Rome, Italy

      excellent idea and advice, thanks for the help.

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      8 years ago from India

      I have been wondering just how affiliate marketing works. Now this hub gives me some idea. How much does it cost to make an account with clickbank?

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      search engine guide 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for posting there are many different things to learn on this subject, im happy to have come across your information

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      Michelle Cesare 

      9 years ago from New York

      Hi ngureco,

      I have always been intimidated trying Adwords to advertise. I always felt it is probably very expensive and out of my league.

      I do have a Clickbank account will look into it. Thanks for the advice.


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      9 years ago from Perth, Western Australia

      Hey ngureco - great advice in this article. I think also that limiting the number of keywords and phrases you start off with in Adwords is a way to understanding what's happening. Tracking each keyword is better... but using a few keywords allows you to watch these closely. It's a nightmare when you work with 1,000+ keywords. You simply cannot tell which ones are wasting your advertising dollars.

      I often had heaps of Adwords traffic only using the Content (web page) Network, when search network clicks are ridiculously expensive, and not likely to be profitable for new advertisers.

      The experts make highly customized and relevant, targeted landing pages for each set of keywords and these require a lot of thought, planning & work! Geoff.


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