Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

A Little About Me and the Cash Tactics PPC Case Study

Hello all! I’d like to thank Kris for the introduction in the earlier post. My name is Andrew and I am a 22 year old internet entrepreneur living in the Dallas area. I first come across affiliate marketing about 2 years ago, at first I guess you could say I was a little skeptical that you could make money online but after a few months I put up my first website. A few weeks into it I made my first sale using SEO strategies! Even with the potential I knew it had, I didn’t really have a focus until about August of last year. I was introduced to Pay Per Click marketing through some online videos of a past conference. So I began to read and learn in whatever way possible so that I could try it out. My very first campaign was instantly profitable. Within the first 4 days I had profited over $1,000 and to say the least, I was hooked! Earlier this year I have transitioned to being a full time internet marketer and absolutely love it.

To encourage you and help you understand how it is possible to make a career with an online business let me briefly fill you in on my situation at the time. I moved to Texas when I was 18 and was living on my own, no family and only had a few friends. I began full time college and also had to work full time to be able to cover my living expenses. I was only making about $1,800/month and most of that went to pay bills, so I didn’t have a whole lot left over.  Here I am today, I have downgraded my school and I am a part time student, focusing my attention more on my business endeavors. Do I make 6 figures a month? Not yet, and if I did I probably wouldn’t share that information. Understand that you don’t have to be making $10,000/month to take the plunge and become self employed. We’ll talk more about that later.

What is To Come?

Kris has become a good friend of mine over the last couple of months and he is a very knowledgeable marketer. He has asked me to put on a case study covering the whole process from start to finish using Pay Per Click marketing. I am excited to say we plan on starting the case study next Monday, October 20th. We are going to have a questions and answers discussion section for each part of the case study that will be located inside of the CashTactics Forum. So I would recommend you go ahead and sign up to the forum, it’s FREE and that’s a huge bonus. I have paid literally hundreds of dollars to join forums or groups just so that I could see the case studies!

Later this week, I will go into more detail on what steps we plan to cover within the case study and how everything will be set up. Again, it will be completely FREE. If you have been struggling to understand how to setup and make a profitable campaign or if you are needing to learn from the ground up, you will not want to miss this! Go ahead and subscribe to the RSS feed so that you are notified immediately on our updates.

Something From You

While we are preparing for the case study, I’d love to hear some feedback on what things you feel are holding you back from having success through online marketing? Leave a comment. And don’t forget to tell your friends about the case study coming up!

We’ll talk again soon.

Category: Case Study / PPC
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22 Responses

October 14, 2008

I came damn close to hitting 5 figures one month last year. It takes a while and one month doesn’t necessarily guarantee the months to come. Great post and I am definitely interested in hearing more of this case study.

October 14, 2008

Good stuff! I’m looking forward to the case study!


October 14, 2008

I’m amazed at your progress already, and can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future. Making $1,000 in the first few days is a great accomplishment! Good luck with the case study, I’m looking forward to seeing the results.

October 14, 2008

That is AMAZING to hear you make $ 1,000 for your first campaing
you are lucky man…

October 14, 2008

Looking forward to this Andrew.

Including things like “I wish I’d known when starting out…” and “Mistakes I made whilst learning…” etc would be helpful.



October 14, 2008

Andrew… Whats with the man in the hamster wheel? LOL

October 14, 2008

LOL… You’ve heard of the ‘rat race’ right? Well, its similar to that. But to be completely honest, I just wanted to put a picture in there and that’s one of the cheesiest I could find. At least it caught your attention.

Most affiliates are always running in circles with no focus or sense of direction. I’m hoping this case study will break them free from that.

October 15, 2008

Sounds awesome. You should definitely come out with a blog too man.

What I would like to learn from the case study —
+ How to bridge the gap from nothing to something. How can I start with $100 and start working on making $10,000+ per month? I think most people don’t even know where to begin.
+ PPC and keyword research
+ Your favorite affiliate networks
+ How to handle taxes and forming a corporation


October 15, 2008

Hey Andrew, I am waiting eagerly for your case study! I just love learning from case-studies!
I’ll follow you on the forums..

October 15, 2008

What’s holding me back?

I (and I want to emphasize this) <<<<>>>> building web pages and have no idea how to find a designer/writer I can trust.

I don’t mind writing content, although I prefer just to edit for marketability. I LOVE writing ads, split testing, all the nerdy egg head type stuff, but I would rather shove an angry porcupine into my underwear than struggle through designing a landing page. What takes a competent person maybe hours takes me days or weeks. It just isn’t my strong point.

Looking forward to the case study.


October 15, 2008

bleh, comment code thinks I was trying to add html tags with all the stuff. See? I stink at design.

the word HATE is supposed to be inside all those brackets.



October 16, 2008

1000$ in the first 4 days?? wow…thats definitely an eyecatcher, can’t wait for this case study!

October 16, 2008

this is amazing,good luck with the case study

October 16, 2008

Again, I can’t wait for the case study to start. As for what is holding me back, I could blame it on numerous things; my kids, my life offline, my real job, etc. But what it really comes down to for me I feel is self discipline online. There are so many distractions available that I am “addicted” to that often times I find myself lost in a world of make believe before I have even accomplished what I set out to do during my online session. Combine this with the so many great money making ideas that are partially completed and you can begin to imagine the chaos that I consider my “online ventures”.

October 18, 2008

just looking

October 19, 2008

It’s funny I learned my html doing TGP gallery submission not a few moons ago and now when I get into PPC the landing page would be the next challenge…

I would like to know what is the most sensible if not minimal amount you can start on PPC. Is $200 enough to target an income of $100/day? And what affordable webhost you can recommend for newbies?

What’s holding me back aside from limited cash of course is this fear of losing stuff. Hope you give some tips on these Andrew. Thanks.

November 19, 2008

I really enjoyed your videos on the PPC study! thank you i learned how to make 100-200 bucks a day =]

November 26, 2008

Making a grand in just 4 days is quite amazing and the first profit is what gets us hooked to affiliate marketing!

November 26, 2008

@xyberkthebizbum I started with just $80 and made over $600. I’d advise you to keep limited keywords and bid sensibly for those keywords.

Promote products that are already selling and just keep trying to reach that goal!

November 30, 2008

Goins- what offer are you going with?

November 30, 2008

i am doing the usual Acai Berry. and other weight loss.

November 30, 2008

hmmm. ill have to look into the weight loss section of those. CPA offers.