Today, we’re going to discuss about identifying scam programs and making money through Pay Per Click marketing. It’s in reply to a members question.
Here’s his question:
“There is a lot of money making program out there, how to know it is not scam? I am thinking of Pay per click, how to start with it?” – Alvin Leow
Frankly, there aren’t that many scams out there on the internet. The only thing you should really avoid is Ponzi scheme.
A Ponzi scheme is one that typically makes money from newcomers and use that money to pay the existing members.
There are quite a few Ponzi schemes out there, but it’s very easy to identify them.
When choosing money making programs, don’t look at the income potential. Instead, study the business model and ask yourself whether the model is sustainable. If it’s not sustainable, or you have doubt about the model, don’t join!
Alternatively, you can avoid all these get rich quick programs all together and simply focus on the mainstreams of internet marketing, which are things like affiliate marketing, Adsense marketing, Ebay marketing and providing online services.
You mentioned about Pay Per Click marketing. The idea of Pay Per Click marketing sounds like an easy way to make money online. But it isn’t.
Let me explain……
Many people associate Pay Per Click with affiliate marketing. The idea is this: “Pick a Clickbank product, post a PPC ad, get instant traffic and make sales”.
That sounds easy. But the truth is even the best Pay Per Click marketing expert needs to spend a couple of hundreds to test their ads before they can strike gold.
Pay Per Click marketing has evolved so much that it is getting harder for newbies to get involved.
Because there are many spying tools that can help Pay Per Click marketers to spy on other people’s ads and find out which keywords and ad phrases are profitable. As a newbie, without such tools, you are searching for gold in the dark and that can be quite costly.
I don’t mean to discourage you but it’s the fact.
The good thing about Pay Per Click marketing is that once you hit some ads that are profitable, they can be your cash cow for quite a while.
My advice is if you want to make money through Pay Per Click marketing, make sure that you follow the right guide and run different campaigns in at least 5 different niches. If you simply want to run an ad and test the water, you need to be superbly lucky to hit the jackpot.