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Paid Per Click? Beneficial?

Gemma Rowlands

Gemma Rowlands

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When I was young and just starting to get interested in making money online, I signed up to a number of PPC websites where I would have endless lists of links to click in return to something between a penny and a tenth of a penny each time. I was probably about 14 at the time, so the money added up enough for me to consider it worth it - however what about looking at it from the other side? From the point of the view of the businesses who are advertising the links in the first place?

There were definitely one or two accounts that I made because of clicks that were made, so it definitely wasn't all just mindless. However, would it be worth the one or two clicks when you think about the price that it would cost to put your website out there?

Has anyone ever tried this type of website, or had any kind of success with them?
 
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Branded Merchandise

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We use Google Adwords and find it to be quite effective. In the beginning it's all about trial and error to find out what works. Some things sell better than others and you need to learn how to tailor your website to suit the targets. Initially it didn't yield a profit for us but as we got to grips with it and improved our approach, it has proved to be quite useful!
 
Gemma Rowlands

Gemma Rowlands

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Thanks for the information. I suppose AdWords is better than the traditional PPC that I used when I was younger, in that it's at least a targeted market. But at the same time, it would probably cost more than what I've seen before. It might be worth a try though; I could do with just a few more long term clients to cement myself properly.
 
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I'd definitely give it a shot. I think Google do a "spend £25 and get £75 free credit" or something like that. You can get a voucher code from their website when you first sign up

We sell promotional merchandise, so generally our orders can be worth a few hundred. If we're paying around £1 per click, for example, it gives us quite good scope to make a return from it. I'm no expert but if you do go for it, let me know if you need any tips! We made a lot of silly mistakes in the first couple of months that could have easily been avoided!
 
Gemma Rowlands

Gemma Rowlands

New Member
I'd definitely give it a shot. I think Google do a "spend £25 and get £75 free credit" or something like that. You can get a voucher code from their website when you first sign up

We sell promotional merchandise, so generally our orders can be worth a few hundred. If we're paying around £1 per click, for example, it gives us quite good scope to make a return from it. I'm no expert but if you do go for it, let me know if you need any tips! We made a lot of silly mistakes in the first couple of months that could have easily been avoided!
That actually sounds really good I'll check it out. I'll get in touch if I run into difficulty if you don't mind! Hopefully I will be okay, though :).
 
saltire

saltire

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My one and only experience with Adwords left me £200 out of pocket in less than 24 hours!

It definitely pays to learn the basics before committing real money and make sure you set appropriate daily budgets etc. It was that that got me.

If you want a book to speed up the learning curve i'm pretty sure Perry Marshall it top of the tree here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Guide-Google-AdWords-ebook/dp/B008FOSH8K/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1399293815&sr=8-4&keywords=google+adwords

Or you could try Grovo http://www.grovo.com/google-adwords - recommended Grovo to me a while back - It's amazing :)
 
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Gemma Rowlands

Gemma Rowlands

New Member
My one and only experience with Adwords left me £200 out of pocket in less than 24 hours!

It definitely pays to learn the basics before committing real money and make sure you set appropriate daily budgets etc. It was that that got me.

If you want a book to speed up the learning curve i'm pretty sure Perry Marshall it top of the tree here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Guide-Google-AdWords-ebook/dp/B008FOSH8K/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1399293815&sr=8-4&keywords=google adwords

Or you could try Grovo http://www.grovo.com/google-adwords - recommended Grovo to me a while back - It's amazing :)
I haven't actually got around to looking into this properly yet, but I'm glad I came back to read this forum thread before I did, because the last thing I want is to be that much out of pocket! I simply couldn't afford it anyway! Thank you for the links I will be sure to check those out (when I'm done procrastinating about it, lol).
 
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