Does working a couple hours a day at home on your computer and making thousands a month sound appealing to you? Well, there are people who are doing just that by using Google Ads and loving it. They have more time to do the things they really enjoy in life. What they all learned is to work smarter, not harder.

What is Google Ads? Whenever you conduct a search using google you will see a list of search results. These are displayed for free. In addition, you will see Sponsored Links displayed at the right of the search results and sometimes displayed at the top of the results. These are paid advertisements. The Ads are pay-per-click which means the person advertising pays google every time someone clicks on their advertisement.

People are using Google Ads, a Pay-Per-Click program, to market their own website and products. In addition, many people are also using it even if they do not own a website. They use it to promote and market affiliate programs. The benefit to using Ads is that you can get instant traffic to your site.

Following are (5) steps to starting a successful google Ads campaign.

Step 1- Gain Basic Knowledge

Before you attempt to start making money with Ads you first need to educate yourself. You need to understand how Ads and pay-per-clicks work. Google has an informative site that provides demos and guides to learn the basics of how it works on their webpage. There are also numerous ebooks on the topic. However, make sure that the authors are credible, experienced, and professional experts. These experts share a wealth of information, tips and strategies.

Step 2 – Open a Google Ads Account

After you understand how google works then you are ready to open a Google Ads account. Google has minimal costs to get started. Google will take you through several steps in setting up your account.

Step 3- Write a Creative Text Ad

You will need to create your ad. The purpose of the ad is to get as many people to click on it as possible. You want to stand out from the rest. Before writing your ad, study your competitor’s ads. Then write several different creative text ads and test each one to see which one has the highest click thru rate.

Step 4- The Keyword List

The keyword list is crucial. The right list can be the difference between success and failure so you will want to build the most efficient and focused keyword list. The more focused your keywords are the more targeted and interested the visitors who click on your ads will be resulting in more purchases. However, the more general your keyword list is the more visitors not interested in what you are selling and this can easily and quickly use up your advertising budget.

Step 5- Setting Your Budget

Google will ask you what is the maximum you would like to spend, on average per day and what is the maximum you are willing to pay each time someone clicks on your ad. Set your maximum budget at an affordable and comfortable level and never spend more than your visitor is worth.

These are the five basic steps to get you starting towards Google Ads success. As you practice and gain experience with Ads, you will keep improving your campaigns performance. And as you performance improves you will get more targeted visitors that will result in more sales.

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