PPC Training – Is a Pay Per Click Consultant the Answer?

November 29, 2008 by  Filed under: PPC 
 

Because they are rarely internet marketing specialists, many people with their own websites find this topic a little confronting.

Instead, they are people who are skilled in a particular area and they have started a website focused on that area.

For example, a person who has been involved in carpentry for many years probably has a lot of useful things to say about the subject that people will be interested in hearing. At the same time, however, that person is probably not aware of a lot of things that go into running a website and how to make that website profitable.

There are others who specialize in working with website owners to build pay per click campaigns that result in increased traffic of higher quality viewers (higher quality meaning viewers who spend more time/money at a website).

Assuming that you look at your website as a business that generates profit, and not as a hobby, that raises a question: You might pay a Pay Per Click Consultant to work with you on your website, and sacrifice some of the potential profit, or you could learn how to do it yourself and thereby create your own PPC campaign?

The answer will depend on a few factors. First and foremost, if you run a fledgling website that doesn’t generate a lot of revenue, then it is probably financially impossible for you to hire an outside consultant. In this instance, there is no choice other than to figure it out by yourself if you want to increase your bottom line.

If you have the money to hire a consultant, then you need to determine which is more valuable to you, your money or your time. Learning the ins and outs of Pay Per Click campaigns can be a time consuming process. The available technology and practices are constantly changing.

If you have the time to learn and the time to continue learning, then doing it all yourself will net you good profits. However, if you truly value time spent with friends, family or on hobbies and sports etc., more than you value those potential profits, then look into hiring an outside Pay Per Click consultant.

There is a half-way solution though, and that is to invest a small amount (often less than $50) in a training program available online. Choose one that takes a step by step approach to PPC, and offers product delivery in a variety of formats i.e. ebook, video, mp3 – to be sure there is one to suit your preference.

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