Five Steps To Profit From Google Adwords
Although I was marketing online since 1997 and was making money on the Internet, as soon as I discovered the famous GoogleCash ebook I was instantly hooked. It seemed so easy to profit from Google Adwords: just join an affiliate program, promote it on Google Adwords pay per click (ppc) search engine starting from only five dollars, and watch your profits soar...
However, soon I realized that it was not that simple. You must know how to select profitable affiliate programs, how to research keywords and group them in ad groups, how to bid and manage your campaigns, how to track your keywords and ads, etc.
The subject was very interesting for me and I just kept reading a great deal of information related to making income with Google Adwords: ebooks, guides, tutorials and e-mail courses.
After trying to implement the knowledge gained in practice, after long trial and error months, I was finally making profit and not losing my money.
Here are five little-known steps that you should take in order to profit from Goolge Adwords:
1. Target profitable two-tier or residual income niche markets.
2. Use effective tools and software for your Google Adwords keyword research.
3. Get a domain name, a hosting account, and create a simple landing page with an opt-in form.
4. Promote your landing page with Google Adwords and capture your visitors' e-mail addresses.
5. Follow up with your subscribers and profit by pre-selling your niche products or services.
Let's quickly analyze each of the steps outlined above and see why you should stick to the plan if you want to maximize your income from Google Adwords.
Promote Profitable Niche Two Tier Or Residual Income Products And Services
First, the products or services that you will promote with Google Adwords should target a niche where people have lots of money and are willing to spend it.
Second, you can make much more money if you advertise two-tier or residual income products or services.
Usually, majority of Google Adwords books teach you to choose an affiliate program from publisher networks like ClickBank, Commission Junction, LinkShare, etc. But these are the programs that everybody use. So, try to do a research on two-tier or residual income programs in your target niche, and you may be surprized with the results...
Two-tier programs reward you for signing up affiliates. This way you earn commissions not only on your sales, you earn commissions on their sales too.
A good example of residual income programs are web hosting affiliate programs where you can profit from your sales lifelong!
Use Effective Tools for Your Google Adwords Keyword Research
First, did you know that you can spy on your competitors keywords by using an amazing tool called GoogSpy:
Simply, enter a domain name of your direct competitors and see what keywords they are bidding on. This little-known secret could make your online profits soar instantly.
Second, as you probably know, the competition among advertisers in ppc marketing is fierce. That's why you should avoid using only free keyword research tools like Overture's Keyword Selector:
You will miss lots of profitable keywords if you do so. To succeed with ppc the only tool that works is WordTracker:
You should take at least a one day's subscription when you are ready for your keyword research.
Get a Domain name, a Hosting Account, and Create a Simple Landing Page
If you don't have your own web site for your niche product or service that you advertise with ppc search engines, you are leaving money on the table. Here's why...
Capture Your Google Adwords Visitors' E-mail Addresses
Yes, you can promote affiliate links directly with Google Adwords. However, this way you will lose lots of prospects that could be contacted later.
When you promote an affiliate link you drive traffic directly to your affiliate web site. If a visitor doesn't purchase the product or service immediately, the chances are he or she will never purchase from your affiliate link again.
Of course, top affiliate programs place cookies on their web site visitors' browsers. This way you get paid even if your referral returns to your affiliate web site later. That's why it is important to select the best affiliate programs from the begining.
If you can achieve 1% visitor to sales conversion ratio (it means 1 sale from 100 visitors) with Google Adwords - you have a winner!
Imagine... What if you could set up a simple opt-in form on your landing page and write a great copy encouraging your visitors to subscribe to your newsletter or an e-mail course? You would enjoy not 1% but 20 - 30% visitor to subscriber conversion ratio when driving targeted traffic to your web site with Google Adwords!
You see, when you capture email addresses, you build a list. And, as they say - money is in the list!
Follow Up With Your Subscribers and Pre-Sell Your Products and Services
This step is where you make real profit. Simply, create quality targeted content in your newsletter or ecourse and follow up with your prospects using autoresponders.
It is said that online products and services are sold after 7 - 9 follow up messages. Besides, you can contact your subscribers anytime later as new quality products hit your targeted niche market.
This simple surefire action plan should help you boost your homebased Google Adwords business profit instantly. As you can see, without a web site you cannot profit as much as you could by simply creating a one-page website.
About the Author: Gerardas Norkus has been marketing online since 1997. Take advantage of his battle tested Google Adwords marketing strategies that could quietly make you huge profits every single month. Take 7-part e-mail course at: http://www.adwords-revealed.com