13 Jun 06
25 Jul 06 8:05 am
I think it's time you forgot about google adwords and started following the 90 day roadmap.
Get back into google adwords later when you are making more money.
That $550 you spent could have been spent on getting 50 articles written for you for an article website and then you'd still have something (an asset - a website with unique content), rather than nothing to show for your efforts.
I strongly recommend that you stop looking for the "quick fix" and start building a solid affiliate business - ie and article website, with a blog, perhaps even a forum, a newsletter, trade links with other websites, search engine optimize your site, then keep adding more and more articles each week. This will be a fantasic asset in the long run and you won't have to worry about paying for google adwords clicks. If you do want to get into google adwords later, you can. At least you'll be more ready.
Google adwords really requires that you have some capital because often you need to lose money first. Often I'll spend $2000 on a bunch of keywords to promote a particular website, I might only make about $1200 back, but that'll let me know which search terms are selling and which aren't converting. I simply delete the keywords that don't sell and increase my bids on the ones that do sell.
I also keep refining and split testing of course. And don't forget Overture UK, Overture USA and MSN, they are also great (Google Adwords isn't everything in Pay Per Click!)
All the best,
ps Do the 90 day plan! Let me know if you've got an idea and what your plan is and I'll check you are on the right track!