ATTENTION! If you are struggling to make money online be it by Website Building, Investing, SEO Optimization, Multilevel Marketing, Currency Trading (FOREX) or any other so called Holy Grail System touted as the "easy way" out of the daily Rat-Race... prepare to be STUNNED because I'm going to show you..
My name is Steve C and, together with my Russian friend Michael (you can call him Mike - he prefers that!), we went on a journey to create a lifestyle of wealth and luxury... and we suceeded :)
My neighbours hate me because I drive a 533 PS horsepower black Corvette imported from the United States. I had it modified by German engineers and perfected by car designers in Italy. It's as loud as a jumbo jet, and roars like a stampede of lions amplified by...well, ...big amplifiers :) So I suppose it's no wonder my neighbours get a little upset! Everyone knows when I'm going and everybody knows when I'm back in my geek laboratory working on the next moneymaker ;)
But you know what? I couldn`t care less because life is short and you gotta do what you can to make your dreams come true. My dream was a pimped out car... so what? You want an Audi, a Mercedes, a Ferrari even? Or maybe just a luxurious villa with a huge pool? Well let me help put you on your way with something so unique you won`t believe your eyes....
I studied IT in Austria and I've spent all my life looking for ways to make BIG money. Probably like you, I bought countless E-book systems, affiliate marketing guides, real estate guides, stocks systems, forex robots, etc. and failed miserably with all of them.... (at the beginning!)
Those self-proclaimed Gurus cost me thousands of dollars and in the end, in spite of all my efforts, I got no results. Let`s be frank and shed some light on those "Urban Legends". Because in order to understand what works, we need to get you up to speed on what doesn`t.
Despite the claims of many online gurus, most people fail at affiliate marketing online. By fail, I mean they do not make enough money with affiliate marketing to be able to afford the mythical Internet Lifestyle with sport cars and huge villas.
Yet every day you will read another sales letter making claims about how you can make a fortune without a website, without an opt-in email list, and without a product of your very own.
Now to some extent, those claims are true. But what they fail to tell you, is that you must have systems set up in order for you to be able to succeed. Without those systems, the sad fact of the matter is, most affiliate marketers (especially those who are new to the Internet or are just starting out) do not have any of the necessary tools in place to make real money.
To top it all off, most people who are attracted to affiliate marketing just do not have the resources they need be successful in their endeavors. They do not have the appropriate training, nor do they have any knowledge about marketing in general. They, therefore, lack the skills that are needed to be able to drive traffic to the products they are promoting via their affiliate links.
Which brings up another point. The traffic acquisition cost is dependent on how much the affiliate marketer is getting paid for each successful transaction.
When the product an affiliate marketer is promoting costs only $25, for example, and the affiliate commission is only 50%, that does not leave very much money for the affiliate marketer to spend on driving traffic through their affiliate link. Especially if they hope to make any profit at all. Which is another way of saying that the profit margins are so low to begin with, it is almost impossible for affiliate marketing to generate any serious income.
What about those high-ticket items which seem to be launched every other week?
Not only does the beginning affiliate marketer have to compete with well established gurus for the affiliate marketing dollar, but the beginner's lack of status in the marketplace almost ensures that nobody will be making a high-dollar purchase through their affiliate link.
The Truth: It's hard as hell... especially in the beginning you need to work your ass off like a maniac, learn how to build websites, how to drive traffic, how to convert visitors to buyers, develop your own product (no, selling someone else's product doesn't work 90% of the time), hone your skills, and compete with 100,000 people trying to do just the same.
Verdict: +Huge $$$ Potential if you know what you're doing - time consuming - hard to master - expensive (product development, website costs, advertising expenses and much more. Getting rich overnight? Forget it.
Am I making money with affiliate marketing? Yes I am, but it took me roughly 5 years to get to that point... and it was everything BUT a "walk in the park" I assure you. But if you want profits in your wallet in roughly 115 minutes, then keep on reading because the real killer is coming! :)
The Truth: A recent study showed that there is a fifty - fifty chance that the average investor will make money in the stocks game. Basically you could flip a coin and either be on the winning side or the losing side.. it's THAT risky.. So called forex robots have come on the scene which automatically trade money (currencies) on the user's behalf. Some are good, but most are scams or mediocre at best... which means that most of the time, you end up losing your investment. The truth is, you need to have luck and here comes the important thing: it is ALWAYS risky. You can never sleep peacefully because your money is always locked up in the trades and never in your bank account where it should be. The next economic disaster, another world crisis, and your account could be depleted overnight..
Verdict: +Money can be made + Not much time required with robots + A lot of free information available - Always risk losing your money - No control over what is happening - If you want to trade yourself, years of paper trading are required and expensive courses- costing $2000 or more- need to be purchased
Yes they exist, but it's not easy to get the surveys that pay big bucks like $50 and up. Most survey sites now award points for basic surveys and gift awards for more focused surveys. The best sites limit the number of participants and will regularly reject applicants who don't meet their current criteria. While it is unrealistic to expect to make a living taking surveys, there are some strategies you can use that will increase your chance of being selected to participate in a survey.
The Truth: You can make some money with paid surveys but it's extremly hard to find them and all those websites that want YOU to pay them to find such surveys for you are a complete RIP-OFF. Stay away!
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