netmeg - 1:33 pm on Nov 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
Quality score is heavily influenced by your campaign organization (every single keyword in your ad group must be 100% relevant to the ad) and your CTR, which means you might have to bid a little higher at first to give you a jump start.
You can use AdWords to send traffic to a site with AdSense (or affiliate links) on it. I've done it quite successfully (and I've made money at it too). But it's time consuming, and a lot of pieces need to fall together. I was in AdWords for a couple years before I started up with AdSense, and that probably helped. And your landing pages need to look like really good content that just happen to have an ad or a link on them, and not pages with ads or links that just happen to have a little content on them.