In the world today there are two types of people. People who are willing to work towards a goal they have & then there are people who want ‘it’ NOW! When starting an online business; or any financial goal; many of us have the latter expectation of ‘making money fast’.
What type of person are you? Let me know in the comments below.
Expectations vs. Reality
However soon reality sets in and your expectations are ground down by the reality of the situation: Money is NOT made overnight, it is made over time.
This is where most people give up ‘making money online’.
Don’t Give Up Your Dream
Don’t give up because your didn’t have realistic expectations, just change your expectations from ‘making money FAST’ to ‘making a full time income with MY online BUSINESS.‘ When you have an expectation of making a full time income with an online business you soon realize that it takes hard work and TIME to start ‘making money’.
Hard Work + Time = Money
Working hard at your online business and allowing TIME to do it’s magic will yield you powerful results.The more work and time you put into it the more results you will see.
The money will begin ‘dripping into the bucket’ so to speak and overtime that drip will turn into a stream, that will turn into a fast moving stream. It only requires hard work & time.
But some people can’t wait, they want to know…
How To Make Money Online FAST
Many Programs Make BOLD Claims
There are lots of programs out there that make bold claims when it comes to ‘making money’. They often make guarantees of ‘make $1,000 in one week’, ‘Make $$$ in 30 days’, ‘Make money or I’ll personally refund your money back.’.
Blah, blah, blah it’s all designed to attract people and get them to believe that you can make money fast.
These Programs Attract Hopeful People
These programs attract hopeful people and/or people that like the idea of making money. The idea of making money gets people all excited and they are ‘willing to try anything’ to make a full time income online.
There Is Only One Problem
The only problem with MAKING MONEY REALLY SUPER FAST is that you are either going to have to scam other people into believing that ‘you can make money fast’ or you are going to have to sell them into a scheme.
A scheme that has you raking in the Benjamins while they work for nickles and dimes.
These ‘programs’ are everywhere and constantly ‘pop-up’ all over the place. Many of them get shut down by the authorities once they are found out, but some still persist that grab new victims. Why? Because these programs are…
(A) Making Outrageous Earning Claims
This is quite commonly seen on Youtube ads where the host show off their latest ‘sports car’, shows you a ‘tour’ of their mansion (commonly rented from a REAL successful person) & ‘makes it rain’ $100 bills next to the massive pool. These videos/ads & people sell you nothing more then outrageous earnings claims backed by fantasies only found in Hollywood films and sets.
Sell You The Idea, Never The Work Involved
These ‘hosts’ or marketer’s only job is to ‘sell you outrageous success’, and that ‘success’ is from the ‘program’. They sell you the IDEA of success.
But RARELY tell you the REAL WORK NEEDED to achieve real success. They often don’t even tell you want ‘they’ are selling or how they sell it.
They Make Shady Salesmen Look Good
They just keep you mesmerized with the cars, cash, & mansions and most newbies or hopeful people fall into the trap of buying into their program. These people make shady used car salesman look good and that is hard to do believe me.
Know Of Any ‘Outrageous’ Claims?
Know of any schemes that have ‘outrageous’ claims? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear what claims you have come across in your online journey.
Here Is An Example Of What I Mean:
(B) Running A Pyramid/Ponzi Scheme
This is not like the pyramids of Egypt, these are scam based. Today in 2017 there are many Ponzi/Pyramid schemes out there.
The majority of them thrive in the MLM (Multi-Level-Marketing) world. Some MLM’s even bold enough to call their ‘programs’ affiliate marketing programs.
MLM ‘Programs’ Are Not Affiliate Marketing
These programs are not associated with TRUE affiliate marketing programs. They are only associated with schemes that involve creating a fantasy or facade that hides the reality that they are a PYRAMID.
The newbies are at the bottom and the ‘schemers’ are on top making money!
Pyramid/Ponzi schemes are illegal in most parts of the world, however most ‘don’t get caught’ because they shelter themselves through legalese, tax/corporate shelters, stifle customer complaints and worst of all…
(C) Requiring People To Sell Same Stuff They Bought
Rob Paul To Pay Peter
Many MLM’s attempt to present themselves as legitimate, however the reality is quite different. The reality is that in order to recoup the money you spent on these ‘programs’ you must convince someone else to ‘invest’ or buy into that same program.
You are essentially robbing Paul to pay Peter and then Paul must ‘rob’ another person to pay for his loss and it goes on until it gets the attention of certain agencies.
Banner’s Broker: Ponzi Scheme
A prime example of ‘robbing Paul to pay Peter’ was Banner’s Broker. This MLM operation promised ‘massive opportunity’ and ‘massive commissions’. Well enough people ‘got robbed’ and the founders where arrested and are currently in a 9×6 cell.
Most Shut Down By Authorities
These types of program pop up all the time, but just like the Banner Broker example, most catch the attention of authorities and are shut down. These schemes are illegal and most are shut down by agencies like the FTC or SEC.
It is just best to stay away from MLMs in general as most are just schemes bent on robbing people or time and money.
Know Of Any Schemes That Where Shut Down?
If you know of any schemes or scams that where shut down let me know in the comments down below. I would like to hear from you what scams no longer exist thanks to the authorities doing their job.
(D) Good Ol’ Spamming
Spamming Takes Many Forms
Making money FAST always involves good ol’ spamming. Try the classic email spamming, comment spamming, social media spamming or the tried and true spamming through the phone. Some even still spam through the mail in 2017.
Spamming Is Still Effective In 2017
Spamming is still an effective way in 2017 to scam people out of their hard earned money. many spamming operations exist within the domain/SEO/coaching area of affiliate marketing.
An example would be if you bought a domain (hello.com) and you left your info public.
By leaving you info like that you are certainly to get at least 1 phone call, text, email or even mail trying to sell you a product or service that is usually deceitful and only scams you out of your time and money.
Is Spamming Still Effective?
Do you think spamming is still effective in 2017 as a way to scam people out of money? Let me know in the comments down below.
All of these techniques talked about above do one thing and one thing only they…
(E) Trick The Newbie
People who are new to affiliate marketing; or anything new in general; are the most vulnerable to falling for scams. When I was a kid I was told about Jnco jeans that could ‘make you fly’ while boarding. I spent close to $80 and all I got were pants that got frequently caught up in board.
Afterwards whether you are an affiliate marketer or a kid the fact that ‘you fell for this’ feeling sets in and that feeling turns to embarrassment. This embarrassment often in the ‘making money online’ world causes people to just move on and not actually report these scams.schemes to the authorities.
Report Any Scams
If you have been scammed or think you are being scammed don’t just ‘move on’ report it to the proper authorities. I have an article called Report A Scam, click on it to get information and links to US agencies that specialize in bringing scammers to justice.
Time For The Legit & Honest Ways
It’s not all doom and gloom in the online world of making money. In fact there are legit and honest ways to make money online. These ways involve treating your adventure like a business.
How To Make Money Online Legitimately
In the world of being successful online there are MANY legit and ethical ways to make money. However chances are most of you reading this have come across the ‘make money fast’ scams like those mentioned above. Don’t give up because…
There is hope and there is a way to..
Build A Business Online
You can make more money faster then a conventional job and do it without spending $1000s on education, tools, and training. It is a fact that you can make a full time income online by building a business online using these 5 legit & ethical techniques.
1st Way: Make Money Building Niche Sites
Starting Point Of Online Businesses
People often ask ‘what is the starting point of an online business?’, the answer is a NICHE. A niche is a group of people that is interested in something. That ‘something’ could be any of the following:
- Baby Clothes
- The Walking Dead
- Weight Loss
There are literally billions of niches out there and it is basically a level playing field that only relies on how much work, training and time you are going to put in to be successful. Wealthy Affiliate teaches you all the steps involved and most people begin to see that ‘dripping water’ in a matter of months.
Process In A Nutshell
The process that Wealthy Affiliate teaches; in a nutshell; goes like this:
- (1) Choose a niche
- (2) Build a website
- (3) Build/Create content for your site.
- This gets rankings/traffic.
- (4) Monetize your traffic
- MAKE $$$$
Cost To Participate: $0-100 & no experience required.
Recommended Training: Wealthy Affiliate
Recommended Review: Wealthy Affiliate Review 2017
Know Any Great Niches To Get Into?
Know any great niches to get into, let me know in the comments down below. I would glad to do an article on great niches available to beginners.
2nd Way: Make Money Affiliate Marketing
Promote A Product, Get Paid
Affiliate Marketing is a business model that allows you to create a website and promote products from companies and leave links within your content.
As an affiliate marketer you don’t have to (a) purchase the product; (b) house the inventory; or (c) participate in customer support or any support for that matter.
Affiliate Marketing is real simple: Promote a product, get paid.
Join A Program Get A ‘Link’
When you join a legit affiliate marketing program; such as Amazon, Clickbank or even Wealthy Affiliate; you are given a ‘link’. If that link is clicked on and an action is made you get paid. You get paid because the company sees that people used your link to do the action.
NO COST for LEGIT Affiliate Programs!
The affiliate marketing model works very well with the niche website model. In fact these two are often used together to create a full time income online.
You can join as many affiliate programs as you like and create as many niche sites as you want.
It all comes down to how much work, training and time you are willing to put into it.
Cost To Participate: $0-100 & no experience required.
Recommended Training: Wealthy Affiliate
Recommended Review: Wealthy Affiliate Review 2017
3rd Way: Make Money Selling Digital Products
There are several platforms out there that allow to sell digital products. The 2 biggest platforms are Clickbank and Amazon. You can become an affiliate of Clickbank and promote their products through your niche sites.
You can also create eBooks and ‘How-to’ guides and sell them on Amazon through the Kindle network.
Million Of Niches, Millions Of Products
In the era of the internet digital products reign supreme with millions of niches that need millions of digital products. You could create an eBook on ‘How To Create Niche Websites’ and then sell it through Clickbank or Amazon.
The beauty of digital products is that once it is created it can just be ‘copied’. No more money needs to be spent on creating more outside of the initial investment it took to create the product. You could sell your eBook for years and years on the same platform (years of PURE PROFIT).
Cost To Participate: $0-$150 & no experience needed.
- Wealthy Affiliate
4th Way: Make Money On eBay
A lot of people are hoarders, have a lot of product inventory or use dabble in drop shipping. A great place that can help all of these types of people is eBay.
You can sell almost anything on eBay in 2017.
A Great Place To Start A Small Business
eBay is a great place to start a small business especially if you have a lot of product inventory and use drop shipping. You can really advance up in the eBay world and become a prime seller of merchandise if you know what you are doing.
Great For Making Some ‘Spending Money’
eBay is also a great place to make some additional ‘spending money’. A simple sign up process and some household items and you are on your way to having a little extra cash on hand for whatever life throws at you. A lot of people are using eBay to supplement their incomes and it is a great place to earn legit money.
Cost To Participate: Have your own products, eBay fees for selling ($5-25 for a few items)
Recommended Platform: eBay
Recommended Review: How To Make Money On eBay
5th Way: Make Money Writing Online
Making money writing online is a great business model and a great way to supplement your income. However there is only so much time in a given day and writing takes time. Since making money through writing is tied to the amount of time you have to write it is a great model if you have a lot of free time.
A Lot Of Gigs Out There
There are literally 1000s of programs out there on many platforms. These programs and platforms can include computer programming/software writing, graphic designer, writer, SEO, author the list goes on.
Some of the top ‘gigs’ available out there are on the following platforms:
- Amazon Mechanical Turk
- Wow Women On Writing
Just know that you are technically an independent contractor or employee when you write for people or companies. You are not really running a business, but if you love writing then what is stopping you?
Cost To Participate: Free-Fees from freelancing companies
Recommended Platform: iWriter
Recommended Reading: Make Money Writing Online
To recap there are two types of people out there and two ways to make money online. Some people want to make money NOW and others want to work at it and make it through legit ways.
Making Money Fast Relies On Tricks
Making money FAST relies on tricking people and stealing from other people to pay for your wants and needs. It is often disguised as a legit ‘opportunity’ but it is most likely a scam.
Making Money Legit & Ethically
Making money online ethically and through legit means relies on hard work, the right training and time. A full time income does not happen over night, it happens over weeks, months and even years. There are many legit programs out there, however question any and all programs that have to do ‘with making money online’.
Wealthy Affiliate offers an excellent set of programs to help you begin your online journey to making a full time income online. To learn more about Wealthy Affiliate please ready my FULL REVIEW.
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