One of the more or less shared dreams in the internet marketing world is to make fast money. Since we’ve been starting this blog, earlier this year, I’ve joined a lot of forums about the ways to make money on the internet. After a couple of months I understood why there are so many people who never manage to make any money online, not to mention making it fast.
This article is not going to teach you anything, it’s not a tutorial for online money making tools, it is just my need to share a few thoughts with you, thoughts about this strange industry where many people don’t think about themselves of doing something, or running a business, but rather they imagine that they make money olnine. So, since all they have to do is money, they don’t do anything else, they just prepare themselves to make money some day. But where’s that day? From time to time, their hard disk becomes full of all ebooks, videos, courses with tips to make money online, so they have to archive those materials on some DVDs which will take their place in the bookcase, pray to dust and forgetfulness.
I must confess that I never made any money online. All that I made were websites. Those websites made me money. Those websites gave me knowledge. That knowledge made me money. The knowledge got me clients. Those clients made me money. As you can see, I made everything but money. Money was a secondary product of my work. OK, I gladly spend this measly residue of my online activity, I enjoy working naked, I thank God every day for not having to drive three hours every day to go to work. This is true: I make money while I sleep. However, this is possible only because of the work I do when I’m awake and because of the 7-10 hours difference between me and those who send online money my way via my ads or my affiliate links.
The Best Way To Make Money With Pay Per Click
You may already know that yesterday a new course which teaches how to make money with pay per click was launched. The teachers are two guys who seem to be quite popular in the “make money online” world: Amit Mehta and Anik Singal. Why do I say they are popular? Simply because over the past three days I received no less than 14 e-mails from various marketers inviting me to buy the new PPC course via their affiliate link and promising me marvelous bonuses. One of those emails really amazed me and made me feel really sad: it was from a guy whose value on my personal scale is far above the value of the PPC Classroom’s authors. I’m not saying any of them is a scammer or doesn’t know what they preach, but this is just how humans work: we do have a hierarchy of people inside our heads, and I surely have mine. When that guy who, in my view, could have given lessons to the other two, sent me that message, he lost a big slice from my confidence in him. However, such things happen all the time. did you know that the average lifespan of members in a membership site is about 3 months?
Back to our pay-per-click sheep, from all those messages promoting this PPC course I understood that the best way of making money with PPC is to wait until somebody launches a course, then go ahead and kill your subscribers list with your messages. Too bad the world is small. Probably there are thousands other people like me, who are subscribed to all the blogs on the internet marketing topic, because they either want to stay updated, or simply because they forgot to unsubscribe. Can you see how small the slice of the pie becomes for each of them?
I Want To Make Money With PPC, But I Can’t Afford To Pay For The Course
This is what I’ve read in a forum this morning. Let me make it clear for you: PPC Classroom is not an expensive course: it is $77 for the first month, plus a monthly subscription of $25 or something like that.
I’m thinking at that poor guy who wanted so badly to try his hand at making money with pay per click, but didn’t have $77 to register. Pay per Click means that you actually have to pay to make money. You pay for the clicks, people buy from you, and if at the end of the day you’ve spent $1000 and you made $1100, you can say you made $100 gross profit that day. But first, you have to actually spend the money. Otherwise, there’s no pay per click, there’s no click, there’s no online profit, nothing. And here I described you a happy case of a profitable campaign. What if it was the other way around?
Do Shortcuts Work With Pay Per Click?
You probably are aware of several shortcuts we take in our attempt to rank better, to get more traffic and to make more money online with every day that passes. We use software which transforms already hardly intelligible articles in even harder intelligible articles, software which replaces us and automates submissions to article directories, to social media, blog comments. Aren’t we some lousy little cheaters? Maybe we do. Who cares, anyway? However, when it comes to PPC, whatever you do with the rest of your online money making methods, maybe you should remember that PPC is a real money game, where losses can hurt badly. And once you’ve acquired this wisdom, why wouldn’t you revise your methods and try to learn the proper way to make money online? For instance, you could learn how to make money with keywords. It can’t be that hard. I think you’d get there much faster than trying to take an illegal look at other people’s work in forums, work that is useless for you anyway, since you don’t have the main tool required by Pay Per Click: money.
Look at these seagulls: they all did the same – followed the ship for almost one hour. However, only one of them got that biscuit. Any thoughts why that particular one and not any other flying colleague?