How I Finally Started Making Money
If you’ve tried making money online, you know that it’s a lot harder than you thought it would be. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve spent hours getting a PPC campaign ready, then going off for the day and coming home at night to find that I’d spent $100 and had zero sales.
Spending Two Years to Make $17.62 Sucks
That’s not even the worst part… my first venture online was an SBI website that I spent TWO YEARS on, that made a grand total of $17.62 from adsense. If you don’t know, SBI is an all-in-one hosting/website builder/training course solution for people that know absolutely nothing about making money online to build a money making website. It can and does work for a lot of people– I’m not bashing SBI, but the sites look generic, and some of the tools are just too basic once you figure out what you’re doing. To SBI’s credit, the fault was with me – I chose the wrong niche, it was way too competitive.
PPC Can Cost You A Lot of Money If You Have No Idea What You’re Doing
Anyways, while I did learn a TON about building on online business from SBI, after two years of work and no money, I gave up for a few months. Then, somehow I got interested in PPC. The idea of setting up a pay per click campaign and direct linking to an offer sounded easy, and I thought that profits would just start rolling in. Wrong again. Close to $1,000 and ZERO sales later, I gave up on PPC.
How I Finally Started Making Money
The idea of making money online never completely left my mind, so a few months after giving up on PPC, I started reading forums again about all the ways to make money online. With my SBI site, I had created an Amazon affiliate account, but had never made a sale. So, I searched around about making money with Amazon’s affiliate program. I visited several sales pages and read a bunch of posts on the warrior forum about different programs, and somehow ended up buying a program about selling Amazon products. If I learned anything from my SBI experience, it was how to sit down and churn out pages of content, so doing Amazon review sites was easy for me.
I made my first sale with this method within a few weeks, which I was blown away by. I had my Amazon affiliate links on my SBI website for two years and had never made a sale, and this only took a few weeks. So, with renewed motivation, I started churning out these review sites, and within 6 months, I was making good money online. Not hundreds of thousands like the “gurus” show you on their sales pages, but a few thousand a month. I was stoked.
What Really Started to Work For Me…
Now, the guy behind the Amazon training I bought is a cool guy, and his training was awesome… it’s the first method I learned that I actually made decent money with, BUT.….and this is his own fault………through one of his emails he introduced me to a training program that was by far the best I’ve seen as far as being easy to implement and actually works. Basically the program clarified for me what I should be doing and spending my time on. My “500 Club” course is sort of a hybrid of what I learned from that as well as some techniques I came up with on my own that amplified the results I was already getting.
It is so easy to get sidetracked with not only all the new product launches, but even new techniques you read about for free on different blogs and forums.
The best thing you can do is choose a strategy, follow it to the letter, work the steps EVERYDAY, and you will see results.
I have tried to make my free training as easy to follow as possible, and this exact method is how I create my new sites to this day, and it’s worked over and over again.
I’m definitely not saying it’s the only way… You have to find a strategy that makes sense to you, and then put your blinders on.