AdWords Consultant – Can You Afford the Fees?

I am going to show you how you can have a personal AdWords consultant that you can afford. Everybody and their grandmother wants to get into the Google AdWords affiliate business. There are scores of books on the internet that describe how simple it is to “Make Enormous Sums of Money with 15 Minutes of Work Each Day and From Then on Your Business is on Auto-Pilot”. Nothing could be further from the truth! Many people try AdWords affiliate advertising and have one failed campaign after another. They burn a hole in their advertising pockets and give up. What should they do?

One alternative is to contact a professional Google AdWords Consultant. This may be an effective strategy for an existing business that is making a profit but most professional AdWords consultants charge $100 to $250 an hour for a consultation on existing campaigns. To set up a new account prices can range between $1000 to $2500 plus ongoing monthly fees. This can be a good investment in the long run for someone who is more concerned with his or her core business than learning the AdWords business. But if you are interested in learning the AdWords affiliate business this simply won’t due. Some of the consultants will give Pay Per Click coaching but at $100 to $250 an hour the fees are outrageous.

In the brick and mortar world a businessperson can get involved with local organizations of retired businesspersons and get one on one advice. Many of these programs can be found through the better business bureau in your local area. A person can often find a mentor to help them through the process of setting up their business and monitoring the ongoing success or failure. The businessperson benefits from the years of experience accumulated by its members and advice is offered freely and without hesitation because there is no competition between the parties.

In the online world, someone interested in learning the AdWords affiliate business has basically two options: 1) Read all the books available on the subject and learn by trial and error alone. Again, this can be a very daunting task and very costly. Most people usually give up after a couple months, 2) Read and learn as much as you can on your own but also try to emulate the offline brick and mortar model where one tries to find an AdWords consultant as a mentor. The question then is where can you find an online mentor? The most similar online organization to the offline brick and mortar organization, is a forum of individuals who are trying to succeed in the Pay Per Click affiliate business. You can do a Google search using the following phrases and get a whole list of forums: affiliate marketing forums, affiliate marketing forum, forums affiliate marketing, forum affiliate marketing.

Most of the forums are free but you will find a few that will charge a nominal monthly fee to join. The fee-based forums usually are moderated and owned by someone who has expertise in the affiliate marketing business and is probably working it full time. The members are generally more helpful to newbies as the fee-based forums tend to be a more tightly knit group. If you want to find an AdWords consultant to act as your mentor you’re more likely to find someone in the fee based forum. Regardless of which forum you join, at some point you need to participate in the forum in order to get to know the other members. It is only after trust is gained will someone be willing to help you. If you can find the right forum with an individual you click with, you may just find your AdWords consultant and mentor. And the fee relative to $100 to $250 an hour is peanuts.