I just joined today, and I’m looking forward picking up some great tools and techniques to help me grow my business. And I hope to give back some useful advice as my skills and success increase.
I have been involved in Internet marketing for a number of years, primarily focused on paid search, but have only had limited success. I want to see if I can push and make a full-time career out of it by Spring 2012. My short-term goal is to average $100 profit on $300 ad spend by November 30th this year. Then, on from there…
I am a fairly experienced user of Tracking202, SpyFu and SpeedPPC and have used them to build and profit from some CPA and eCommerce offers through direct-link PPC campaigns. I need to improve my ability to pick more likely winning campaigns to start, and to know when I’ve got enough data to drop likely losing keywords and placements. And I would rather get a root canal than build even the simplest landing page. But I could be taught to see the light.
Hello Andy! Where about in Austin? I’m right here in the ATX as well.
Arlington TX here. A lot of Texans on this board 😛
Welcome on board. That goal is achievable. Recommendation -> pick a traffic source and create initially 2 campaigns a day, later 3-5, and do this for 30 days nonstop! Dont overspend on testing, so set your target metrics before hand and be rigorous in cutting loosing campaigns.
Hi Pete! I live just south of Barton Springs Road, between South Lamar and S. 1st Street. Let’s get together some time.
Thanks. I’ve got a running start on the goal and have built 14 campaigns in the last 10 days, driving traffic from two different sources and tracking everything with Tracking202 on my VPS. I am mostly focused on low-payout Freebies, so I don’t have to risk too much capital per campaign. I have already dropped 6 of the campaigns, gotten 2 to cash-positive, and still gathering data on the remaining 6. I need to find another day in the week!
Good deal, I get up to your area pretty often. Let’s help pull the Texas (and U.S.) economy back into the black!
STM! Welcome! Let’s do it big – LMK if you need anything!