The online money game is real. 34% of Fortune 500 companies maintain an active blog. Why? Because there’s money in it.
But setting words down and publishing them isn’t what makes money online. The 81% of bloggers who don’t even make $100 a year from their blog is a testament to that.
If you look at the top five highest earning blogs out there, they’re getting their money through advertising revenue.
The top online ad service in the world is Google Adwords. And it pays handsomely for each customer that clicks on their ads.
So how do you take advantage of that pay? It might seem you’d need years of experience in online advertising or something, right?
Read on and I’ll show you how to make money with AdWords.
1. How to Make Money with AdWords Affiliate Marketing- Without a Website
You don’t have the time to set up an affiliate marketing website and maintain content (you should definitely find time to do this eventually. You’ll make more money). That’s ok. AdWords is your friend.
The principle behind using AdWords for affiliate marketing is rooted in basic economics. As long as each click or even several clicks result in more income than loss, you’ve made a profit.
Even if your transactions are small but many, you will quickly build revenue.
You do have to be careful what affiliate you choose. It depends on the affiliate’s rules and how much of a commission they award.
If you choose the right niche, you’ll be making ten times the money you put in. But affiliate marketing with only an AdWords account will have to be an investment.
You will have to learn how to craft excellent ads. And this will take some practice.
An AdWords ad consists of three parts. A headline and two descriptions.
That’s it. You have three lines to get someone to click. You also have three lines to get people who want to buy what you’re selling to click. This is how to make money on AdWords.
It takes precision.
Here is where you attract your reader’s attention. The headline must be both catchy and accurate.
You will also need to learn how to research keywords. CPL Marketing SEO services are a company that can help you figure out which keywords you should target if you’re unsure of what to do.
AdWords places your ads according to keywords. And each headline should contain the keyword.
The First Description
Here you tell people about the benefits of the product or service. It’s where you give readers a sense of value about the product.
The Second Description
This is where you present your call to action. A call to action is a direct, active command. “Click here for more!” or “Subscribe to our channel!” are both basic versions of a call to action.
The Dangers of This Method
Traditional methods of affiliate marketing will always be safer than any shortcut. Doing the work of building a website and filling it with useful content will always pay off ten times better.
And an actual affiliate website doesn’t come with the same risks as a PPC AdWords campaign alone (Don’t get me wrong, PPC for your affiliate blog or website is an excellent tool).
But Google doesn’t like spam. And it’s easier to screw up your affiliate marketing efforts when merely using AdWords to spread your affiliate links. Shortcuts like this one are methods Google might flag as spam.
Your affiliate might not take too kindly to the fact you’ve flagged their site as spam in the eyes of Google. So check with your affiliate before trying this method. You want to be 100% sure you won’t lose that business relationship.
2. Become a YouTube Star
YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world next to Google. Of course, they’re both owned by the same company, Alphabet, Inc. But YouTube is a heavyweight champion in its own category.
And if you have any personality at all and you want to know how to make money with AdWords, check out YouTube.
It’s simple…sorta. First, you must learn to make quality videos. You don’t need top of the line equipment, but you can’t just whip out your iPhone and start filming either.
Then you’ve gotta find a niche. If you’ve already joined an affiliate, then your niche is secure. But if not, find an unsaturated niche with high yield commissions.
Then start creating. Video ideas run the gambit. People like Matthew Santoro create weekly informational lists. Others create review videos.
It’s entirely up to you what you choose to do. But you want to find a format that attracts viewers and subscribers.
Once you have a small following it’s time to use AdWords. YouTube’s AdWords is slightly different than Google’s AdWords.
Create a YouTube Ad
As YouTube is primarily a video site, most of their advertising is video based. This means you will need to create video ads.
Video ads are also PPC or pay-per-click…sorta. There are two actions that result in you paying for an ad: a click or at least 30 seconds of viewing.
If you watch any YouTube, you’ll notice the “Skip Ad” button. You can opt to have this in your ads. If your ad is short enough, you don’t have to bother with this.
But if viewers don’t click the “Skip Ad” button for a period of 30 seconds, YouTube assumes they’ve watched 30 seconds of your ad and they charge you.
YouTube ads feature a link in the bottom left-hand corner. This is where you want people to click. You can include affiliate links here or even better link to your own content where the affiliate links live.
Conclusion: Make All The Money
AdWords reaches millions of people each day. So, it’s no wonder you were wondering how to make money with AdWords.
Of course, shunting traffic to your own affiliate site or YouTube channel is the best way to make money with AdWords. Any shortcuts come fraught with danger.
Do you know how to make money with AdWords? What are your favorite methods? Let me know in the comments below.