I'm unsure about if I need to re-organise the way I use AdWords but I need your help on what the rules around accounts are and what I should do (I've tried AdWords online help but didn't find the answer).
I have one Google AdWords account (or sign on). In that account I have 4 campaigns for 3 entirely different small businesses (none of which I own - they're all friends I help out with IT matters) with their own websites and domains. They're all in different industries and are not big spenders. We're talking a total of £40 a month for all three businesses. This has worked just fine for a couple of years now but from what I have gathered on this forum how I have this set up might be against the TOS. Is this true?
If so, what is the best way to fix this? I may be handling AdWords for for yet another business soon and I have read up about the My Client Center account which seems to be perfect for me - assuming I don't need to attain the Qualified status (I don't have enough monthly spend) to be able to use this tool.
No, but you really should set up each of your clients with a separate account.
Then you can email support and ask them to give you an MCC - you don't have to be qualified to get one; (I think the reverse might be true - you're supposed to have an MCC in order to get qualified)
But I would really keep each client with a separate account, and none of them in YOUR account - that way if anything goes amiss with one, or you part ways, or anything at all, it's much cleaner and easier to break.