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Google Cash - Make Money (lots of it so say the authors) Just By Placing AdWords Listings on Google?

Can you really sit around in your underwear, place ads, drink margaritas and let the "Google Cash" roll in? Can you make $1000.00 per day? Is Google Cash a crock or is there really something to it?

Google Cash is a book about affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is the Internet equivalent of a traditional contract sales person. The sales person makes sales calls, generates sales, and gets a percentage of the revenue he or she generates.

On the Internet, with affiliate marketing, there are no sales calls and no face to face meetings. The job of the affiliate is to get people to visit the websites of various merchants and buy something. When a transaction takes place, the affiliate gets a cut of the revenue. Simple, right? It is in theory. Like your mom would say, if its so easy, why isn't everyone doing it? Sometimes mom knows best!

Back when Google first launched AdWords you could easily make a bundle buying traffic for $.05, directing it to other peoples' websites and collecting a percentage of the resulting sales. It really was easy and lucrative. It still can be, but the market is much more crowded now and keywords are more expensive.

Lets look at the math behind the Google Cash method. Take a site like zChocolat. They sell gourmet French chocolate and they have an affiliate program. The typical order size on a site like that might be $100.00. Every time you refer someone to the zChocolat site and they make a purchase you pocket $20.00.

It will cost you $0.05 minimum to send one person to the zChocolat website using AdWords, remember this is the minimum for one visitor. The actual price for keywords may go as high as $50.00 or $100.00 but most keywords don't go for anywhere near that price.

What percentage of the people you send to a site will buy something? It depends on lots of things, the site design, the targeting of the referral source or the relevancy of the keyword, and sometimes the time of year. You'll sell a lot more chocolate near Valentines day than Memorial Day.

Lets look at a possible scenario and do the math:

  • You get a 20% pay out from zChocolat and the average sale is $100.00
  • You can buy clicks on good keywords for $0.05 (maybe maybe not)
  • 1 in 100 visitors you refer buys (about average for a commerce site)
  • You make a $15.00 profit on each sale, money in your pocket

Now a reality check

There are only so many people searching for things like "French chocolate", "gourmet chocolate", and related terms and there are other people bidding on those terms which drives up the price of keywords. If 1 in 100 people you refer buys and you get a $20.00 pay out you could spend up to $0.15 per click and make $5.00 per sale. That's not a whole lot of Google Cash.

In order to find affordable keywords without lots of competition, you'll need to get a tool like the Google AdWords Analyzer.

You're not going to get rich promoting zChocolat alone. You might make $20.00 - $100.00 per month from this program if you find the right keywords and can find the right bid prices.

You'll need to find many ZChocolat's to make your efforts pay off. zChocolat also runs their affiliate program through an affiliate network, Commission Junction. When you use CJ, you have no idea what keywords are generating the sales and which are duds. It is a bit of an uphill battle.

The bottom line is that it takes a lot of work to get the Google Cash flowing. The first few margaritas may be easy but to ramp up and buy a bar set, let alone a trip to Mexico to really kick back and enjoy them is a ton of work, just like any other business.

Buy Google Cash if you are serious about making money with Google AdWords and you're willing to put in the time to make it work. Be prepared to lose money before you make it. Remember you may never make any money using this program so don't invest money in advertising you can't afford to lose.

If you really put your mind to it, have the money to experiment a little bit and things go well you can make a few thousand dollars per month following the Google Cash method.

Ready to rock, go check out the Google Cash site now!




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