is it really that easy?

i was just reading about the guy that was one of startup nations most successful new businesses and how he invested a few thousand dollars and used google adwords to make a site selling replica swords-and he`s making $30,000 a month!!
now what i dont get is,there are 270,000 sites that are selling the exact same products as him, and they were doing it years before him, so how does he do it???
I WANT TO KNOW!!!
so all you have to do is get a website to sell, lets say toasters, if you are the #1 site that comes up on google,like he is, does that guarantee success???

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  • stonesledgestonesledge subscriber Posts: 8
    The web site process has to be user friendly and price competitive as well. Nothing is easy, my friend...except for sneezing.
     
    Erin:)
  • AdamArnoldAdamArnold subscriber Posts: 0
    Getting your site to #1 on Google isn`t easy, but it is possible to do it for free. Pay per click advertising is a quick and easy way to get noticed (choose your keyword, set a high price per click and you WILL appear in the Google Ads on the results pages for the relevant search) but it is very expensive and I have known companies to go bankrupt through poor execution of PPC campaigns.
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  • AdamArnoldAdamArnold subscriber Posts: 0
    ^^^^^^^^^ I have no idea why half of the post looks like a link: there is no formatting when editing the text!!
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