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How I get $8.000 worth of AdWords vouchers a year for $50

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by ozzke, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. ozzke

    ozzke Regular Member

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    I just thought I'd give something back to the community.
    This is not a free method, and it requires a bit of effort.

    When you are an AdWords Qualified Individual (get the Google certificate), every 12 weeks you get 20 vouchers of $100 (or local currency).

    You can view the requirements to participate in the program right https://adwords.google.com/support/select/professionals/bin/answer.py?answer=12241.

    Basically you study AdWords, pass the exams, which costs $50 to take and you get your vouchers mailed to you 4 times a year.

    You can take the exam right http://google.starttest.com/. You'll have to study a bit, or open up AdWords on a different computer when you're taking the test. It's not that easy, but well worth it.

    You can study everything about AdWords that you need for the test right http://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=examstudy.cs&ctx=go.

    And a bit more info about the vouchers when you've passed the https://adwords.google.com/support/select/professionals/bin/answer.py?answer=17377&hl=en.

    Most of you won't even bother, because you actually have to study a bit and invest a bit of money (wow $50 to get $8.000 back in vouchers), but some of you might find it useful. ;)
     
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  2. RedWolf

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    looking gud

    will try this
     
  3. richcamp

    richcamp Regular Member

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    I dont think you can use the coupon yourself
     
  4. Nerevar

    Nerevar Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Why is this not on a google.com domain? Looks strange to me ...
     
  5. ozzke

    ozzke Regular Member

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    It is an official domain of Google, Google itself links to it....
     
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    ozzke Regular Member

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    Of course you have to use it on new accounts... You can't use all coupons on your own account, everyone knows that.
    There are a lot of people looking for vouchers so they can create new accounts very cheap and still get some advertisingmoney on it. This is the way to do it.
     
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  8. ozzke

    ozzke Regular Member

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    1) When you pay for an exam, all the exams get "unlocked" so you can take them all.

    2) https://adwords.google.com/support/select/professionals/bin/answer.py?answer=17377&hl=en is the same link I posted in the original post
     
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  9. tacopalypse

    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    hmm

    all accounts will be linked together via your own account.. that could be problematic.
     
  10. ozzke

    ozzke Regular Member

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    Nah, this is bullshit, it's just like regular vouchers. I've been doing this for a very long time and never had any problems.
    I've used 50+ vouchers like this and never had any problems, just abandonned the accounts when they were empty.

    *edit* In your post it says it is linked to the MCC of the company. this could be true if you have your own google certified company, but I'm a Google certified individual, that's a difference :)
     
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  11. donb01

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    https(semicolon slash slash) adwords.google(dot)com/support/select/professionals/bin/answer.py?answer=65787&cbid=8e8u9ual6h8&src=cb&lev=%20answerTo become certified, partner companies must build and maintain a minimum average 90-day total client spend in the My Client Center (MCC) account linked to their Google AdWords Certification Program Company account. The required minimum average 90-day total client spend for companies is US$10,000 (or local currency equivalent); to be Individually Qualified in AdWords, there is no minimum spend requirement.

    To retain certification, program members must maintain these same spending levels on an ongoing basis. Program members at risk of losing certification due to low spending levels will be notified by a message on their Google AdWords Certification Program site, and Company account Admininstrators will also receive an email notification. If your spending drops below this amount for 30 days, your certification will be revoked. If this happens, you will not be able to use the Google Certified Partner badge or other content to market yourself as a certified program member, and you'll lose access to any promotional credits for which you were eligible (except those already applied).
    If your certification is revoked, we'll continue to check your account spend on a daily basis. If your average 90-day total client spend level rises above the minimum requirement again, you will be re-qualified when we next check your account spend levels. Once you re-certifiy, you'll regain access to program benefits such as promotional coupons, the badge and Profile page.
     
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    Funny thing is that their exam contents have nothing to do with real adwords experience =).
     
  13. ozzke

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    donbo1, I really don't see what you're trying to say, as it is stated in the thing you're quoting:
    to be Individually Qualified in AdWords, there is no minimum spend requirement.

    The other part is for companies...
     
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    I always had a hard time getting adwords campaigns live. With the information you provided in this thread and other posts I think i know what I been doing wrong. I have a question though, what is the best way to fund the campaign to get it live fastest? Pre paid, credit.... ?

    Thx
     
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    How many times can we take the tests if we fail?
     
  16. ozzke

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    Well, CC is of course the fastest...

    You can do it once and then it's $50 again, so I would study before you try it ;)
     
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    Great Information! You can always resell the voucher and still make a profit off it. Can make an extra $1,000 a year. I'm just wondering how long does the AdWords Qualified Individual status last for? It only last for one year? Then you got to retake the test? Or is it permanent? Because if its permanent and you get about 80 adword vouchers every year. Pretty well worth it.
     
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    The certificate lasts for 18 months, after that you have to retake the test. :)
    Every year the tests gets harder though, but well worth it ;)
     
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    Does vcc works for verifying a new adwords account?
     
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    OP please anonymize your links or add them inside a code because it will leak the referer and if google sees this the method is ruined
     
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