Re: How do I get started?
Firstly, welcome! You've come to the right place. You can sign up for an account by going to google.com/AdWords but I would highly suggest familiarizing yourself with AdWords before you do that. Google actually offers certification exams which can be taken to ensure that you have a strong grasp on the material. Better yet, there are study guides that can be used to prepare for these exams. These should help give you a pretty solid understanding.
Here are some resources:
- How to become AdWords certified
- AdWords Study Guides
- Google Partners (Where you can take the certification exams)
- AdWords Help Section (There are great sections about getting started and setting up campaigns. It's also helpful should you have questions along the way - feel free to post questions here, as well!)
- There are also a *ton* of great blogs. Some of the many, many industry blogs are listed here.
Good luck, hope this helps!