Longer than usual since my last post I know, sorry in advance. Iâ€™ve been away in Germany for S+ (Security +) training for work. The class was basically a cram session to get me prepared for the CompTIA exam that I have to take within the next 30 days. The class was extremely boring however it did get me away from the office for a week.
Presently I have been absorbed in researching and learning all about PPC affiliate marketing. For those of you that are not familiar with pay per click affiliate marketing it is a web-based marketing via the use of search engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN ads for which you pay for and in return the businesses compensates you after a purchase or related transaction has occurred from your marketing efforts. An excellent resource for history and a more indebt look can be located on wiki affiliate marketing.
There are several recommendations on books that you should read in order to become a super affiliate. I have decided and purchased â€œMarshall’s Definitely Guide to Adwordsâ€ from Amazon and I will comment later on my thoughts after I finish reading it.
A great quote that I found while reading superaffiliatemindset; “I’m doing what 99.9% of people are not willing to do, which why I will live like 99.9% can people only dream of living.”
Recommended affiliate networks to join; Commission Junction, LinkShare, ClickBank, Performics, Neverblue, RocketProfit. I am currently using Neverblue for my PPC campaign but I have signed up for all of these networks at one point in time.
Affiliate Tools: Aaron Wall from seobook.com has the best selection of tools that Iâ€™ve found in one location. Great Ad Tips: Googlelady provides great adwords insight on what ads work and do not work.
The top three search engines to run your PPC campaigns on are Google, Yahoo and MSN. I have chosen to open an account with Google which offers a $50 signup coupon and Yahoo that offers a $100 coupon after signup. After setting up my campaign I noticed that the bid competition for keywords is higher in Yahoo than in Google but supposedly from what Iâ€™ve read Yahoo has better ROI (return on investment).
For my first experimental campaign I have decided to start out with $600 split between Google and Yahoo with the coupons my total expense came to $450. I have seen posted expenses on affiliate sites that range from $0 to $100,000 per month.