13 Jun 06
29 Nov 06 9:01 pm
I second (third) what Adrian and Promocode say. Adwords is, in itself, another steep learning curve, and you'll end up spending more money than you'll make until you get it sorted.
You also have to realize that advertising on Adwords doesn't get you out of building websites and content. Google will only display one Adwords ad pointing to a particular website on each page -- so you're competing against other affiliates trying to point directly to the product sales page through their affiliate code, and these other affiliates have most likely been fine-tuning their ads for a long time, will have a better click-thru-rate, and will therefore be favored by Google.
So the best way to do it is to build a site with a landing page optimized for your Adwords ad. But in order to avoid the high minimum-bid penalties that Google has imposed for sites offering little relevance or content, you're going to have to build a lot of content, and provide extremely relevant landing pages for each ad group you set up.
And even then, there's no guarantee that you're going to make any sales before you run out of cash :)
I'm not saying it can't be done, I'm just saying that it'll take just as long to start earning profit through this method as to stick with what you're doing already -- which (if you're following the 90 day roadmap) is a much more sustainable way of earning affiliate cash.
Sorry if that's a little disappointing, but it's best you hear now :)