Before I start on this one, it may be well to remember the saying,
“where is the best place to meet the high and mighty high?”
hey, at most New Years Eve Parties.
If you want to read a article written by a Internet Guru or English
Professor you can stop reading now. If you’re looking for honest
Internet Information in plain everyday writing this is for you. Read
on, this could save you a bundle and give you enough information to
start part time Marketing on the internet.
I found out the hard way that Internet business opportunities are
almost never all they’re cracked up to be. The only persons who benefit
from the opportunities are the people who start the programs and a
few friends at the top.
Seen all those ads with images of luxury cars, boats, and house? This
is the image of high life you can have if you join a MLM opportunity.
If you believe the above I have a beautiful famous bridge in San
Francisco I want to sell, cheap, doesn’t wait, today only.
As a newbie to the Internet (joining after years of retirement), with 40
years of successful publishing, printing, business off line, it makes
me sick to think people would believe this. Yeh, just join this MLM and
in two months you will be building a luxury house next to Bill Gates.
Scams after scam try to make people believe that pyramid selling laws
just doesn’t apply to the Internet. Many so-called marketers are not just
sneaky, but are out and out liars.
Further, very few offer any sort of resources to help you. To make
matters worst, they make you feel like a real “dumbie” by e-mailing you
2 days after joining, wondering why you haven’t signed up at the very
least 100 members. They make it look like it’s your fault you have not
yet earned enough to pay for that lot next to Bill Gates.
Their scams have given the Internet a real bad name. Just mention to a
friend or work mate about joining or buying something on the Internet.
I will bet you 90% will just change the subject or walk away. So many
persons got sucked into some of these get rich scams that the average
person will not trust the Internet when it comes to buying products,
Webmasters who are now on the web work overtime, researching, and
building trust, which enables them to sell on the Internet.
They know success does not come overnight. They have to work hard,
be persistent, teachable, research. They have to make the effort and
a little bit of cash helps.
If you intend on making a living on the Internet start out part time.
The failing rate on the Internet is over 94 percent, mostly because
they buy into the MLM Marketer that promises all you have to do
is join as a paid member.
In your dealings with others, make sure you have proper disclosures as
required by law. To be an effective marketer, don’t be untruthful, make
false, misleading statements. Further remember you are responsible
for statements made by the MLM marketer if you are an affiliate selling
for them. You too could be charged and fined along with the MLM
you are promoting.
To make sure you are following the regulations for advertisements, and
other rules and regulations check out the following at FTP.
* The Applicability of FTC Law to Internet Advertising
* Clear and Conspicuous Disclosures in Online Advertisements
* Specific Issues in Applying Certain Rules and Guides to Internet Activities.
PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER AND MONEY
Here are a few steps you can take to be on the safe side. If your email
program has the option to automatically download attachments, make sure
it is turned off.
Check and make sure your Anti Virus is up to date.
If you have to open an attachment, save the file to your computer or
Manually scan the file using up-to-date Anti Virus.
Remember scammers use fake websites, mail redirects. Before sending
any money check it out first. Never just click on the URL provided.
Type in the URL manually.
If you receive an email with the heading Paypal, Clickbank etc., asking
you to confirm your user, password, remember they already have this
information and would not be asking you for it.
YOUR INTERNET “BANK” PAYPAL
If you buy or sell on the Internet, you need a secure reliable firm
for sending,accepting payments online. Paypal (owed by e bay) is one
of the preferred ways of sending or receiving cash online. You are
notified within minutes when you pay, buy or send money. Never trust
using your cards on the Internet. By the time you get your monthly
statement hundreds of dollars could be charged to your account. Play
it save. Get a free account with PayPal today!
I started as an affiliate but it has a lot of drawbacks. Sure they
will supply you with a free website, but then you know there are
hundreds all the same. Search engines as a rule will not list affiliate
Further, the URL given to you to promote with are long, ugly, and it’s
easy to steal your commission. Any one that may have wanted to join or
buy the product your promoting will just cut off your ID code and join.
You lose the commission and an affiliate. Plus the biggest draw back is
you don’t get a list of the persons you promote for the firm.
If you do want to sell a product for a MLM make sure you check them out.
Then you need to get the script that will shorten the URL you are given
to promote with, or learn how to clone the URL so your commission is not
stolen. Join a couple forums, and ask if anyone could give you the
script to be able to do either of the above. Most people in forums will
help because it also gives them a plug.
What business do you know (other then an Internet MLM) gets you to pay for
their advertising and work for free? You’re better off to set up your
own web site and promote as a reseller or get and sell your own products.
This way you can build up your own list.
I hate to admit this but for some reason I got tunnel vision when it came
marketing as an affiliate. I learned how to get free hits to my site, got
number 1 to 8 listing in MSN, Yahoo, Googl for my key words. in fact
have from 2 to 6 listing in each of the top 10 listing for all three of
the above search engines. My hits for December were over 2 million, yet
because I was selling for MLM’s without cloning my URL,just made enough
to cover my expenses.
No person told me everyone could tell I was a newbie and a dummie when
they saw my affiliate URL, not cloned. They would cut off the ID number
at the end if they were interested in the product I was selling, get the
commission that should have been mine, plus what hurt more was I lost an affiliate.
The cost of setting up a web site is minimum. Should you go this route I
highly recommend Robyn at:
No, I have no personal interest in myfriendlyhost, nor do I get any commission
from Robyn for listing her site. Without Robyn’s help I would have quit the Internet.
She is one of the few persons on the Internet who helped me, without
asking for money first.
Now lets see if we can get you to grin again by checking out some of
these great quotes;
“if we let loggers go in and cut down the trees we wouldn’t have a
problem with forest fires”- George Bush
I only hope our Premier Gordon Campbell does not see this. He is just
liable to take Mr. Bush’s advice. With all the forest fires we have here
in BC, Greenpeace would really see some clearcuts.
“that lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass,
and I’m just the one to do it” -A congressional candidate in Texas.
By any chance was Mr Bush ever a candidate in Texas??
My best pick;
“if someone has a bad heart, they plug this jack in at night as
they go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the
night. And next morning when they wake up dead, there’ll be a
record”- Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman.
Just goes to prove we all are humans, make mistakes and when it’s
the other person’s slip-up, enjoy it.
None of the free listings below are mine, nor am I a affiliate of any
of the listings. They are listed for your benefit only.
You should also consider selling via ebay. They first started in 1995,
and I am sure few people would have believed they would have over 157
million members worldwide today.
Thousands of persons are making a good living today selling on eBay.
They give you a lot of support with free information, tools and
resources. Really a great way to start on the Internet part-time, as
you have control on the hours you want to spend to make it work.
If you’re interested, below you can click on their URL for free
A Look at Third Party eBay Tools
A free list of some of the top providers of ebay’s, including
name buyer’s, seller’s addresses, plus information on each.
Brings you the most popular and highest rating auctions, free.
If your really interested in Internet Marketing, sign up to a couple
free Internet Marketing Newsletter, and Forums. Learn and earn.
Best wishes, and I hope this article is helpful.