07 Apr 07 4:40 pm
I've been fortunate to have a couple of pretty good teachers for adwords and I've been able to create some profitable campaigns... usually ;)
Adwords is great for getting a lot of traffic instantly but it has a HUGE learning curve - if you don’t fully understand what you’re doing you can get buried really quickly financially - not the best way to start out IMO.
There a dozens of ways to get free traffic, two of my favorites are setting up a theme blog, which is simply buying a domain and installing wordpress on it. You then write posts a bunch of posts for a week to let the world know you exist and then once or twice a week there after.
You can submit the rss feed to feed directories (clickfire, feedburner, etc) to get your links dispersed and when you make interesting posts, you can submit to social book marketing sites (onlywire –all in one)... that'll get your affiliate program some traffic and it won't cost you a dime.
Another way is to write articles pertaining to the product/service you want to promote and then submit them to article directories (ezinearticles, goarticles, etc) you can also take your articles, break them up and post them on your blog for added content there.
The great thing about these types of promotions is, yeah they're free, but you'll also get great practice for writing articles for your larger content site if you're working on one and finally you'll learn seo techniques that will also help your website.