Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Complete Internet Money Making Guide

The following is a great article I came across by internet marketer Steven Wagenheim. Mr. Wagenheim is the author of the Honest Income Program, a program which takes the newbie by the hand and guides him/her through 3 different money making systems on the internet.
The reason I am publishing his article on my blog is that it's a GREAT ARTICLE for newbies to help get your bearings on the internet. It will help you separate the wheat from the chaff. (The article is courtesy of

The COMPLETE Internet Money Making Guide
By Steven Wagenheim

There are more ways to make money on the Internet than Carter has liver pills. Some methods will make you more money than others, but obviously will take more work. What follows is an objective look at the very many ways to make money online without using the "this is good or bad" approach. Everyone is different. One person's perfect Internet marketing or money making business is another person's nightmare. But the results of each are going to fall within certain parameters, and nothing you do is going to change those parameters much. In other words, you're not going to make a six figure income out of something that on average only has a potential of earning you a few hundred dollars a month at best. That doesn't mean that the 6 figure potential of a certain business will make you anything at all.

So let's start off with that much.

Unless you are working a JOB where you get either a salary, hourly rate pay or pay per assignment, you have NO guarantee of making even one DIME on the Internet. Any site that promises you an income UNLESS it is for doing a job, is lying to you. There are NO guarantees as far as making money online.

So what are the various ways to make money on the Internet? What you will find listed below are in no special order. They are just in the order of how they popped into my head as there is a lot out there.

1. Paid To Read Emails or Other Paid To Read Programs - Let's get these out of the way. This is where a company pays you a certain amount per email or ad read. Every company has different pay rates. Some are pennies per email read. Others are hundreds of dollars per email read. As I said, I am not going to knock any program here but you need to use a little common sense when it comes to these. Who is going to pay you hundreds of dollars for reading an email? Read the fine print of the contract. You will see in most cases there is a catch. If you want the whole scoop in the Paid To Read thing, there are plenty of threads on the Internet. You will find that many of these programs either shut themselves down or were shut down because they didn't pay. However, if you find a program like this that is legit, your earning potential is about a couple hundred dollars a month, if you include recruiting into the mix, which you can do. You will never get rich off of Paid To Read programs.

2. Survey Sites - These are sites that send you surveys which you take. If you qualify for the survey you can earn as much as $25 to $50 for one survey. Most surveys though are for points and discounts. If you spent a whole day doing these it is conceivable that you can make a few hundred dollars a month doing these. You won't ever get rich from them. Also, never pay for a list of sites that give surveys. This info is available for free.

3. Randomizers - These are programs where you join, pay your fee, whatever it is and then every time somebody joins a random payment is made to one of its members. One thing you need to be careful of these. PayPal is cracking down on them because they violate their TOS. So if a randomizer uses PayPal as a payment source you may want to think twice about joining. You can lose your PayPal account. Unless you do an awful amount of promoting for these things and get your own members, you potential monthly income is about $20 a month. Randomizers are pretty much dropping like flies so you won't run into as many of these as you did a year or so ago.

4. Doublers - This is where you put in say, $20 on January 1 and in 90 days, or whatever the term is, you get $40 back. You've doubled your money. These are also not as common as years ago but they are still around. The problem with these sites is that they are also against TOS of PayPal and other payment processors. However, if you get into one of these early and put in a lot of money, you can make a bundle real fast. But you are taking a gamble because all of these eventually fold up because the structure can't support itself. Think about it. If you keep doubling your money every 90 days and never take it out you have this progression.

20, 40, 80, 160, 320, 640, 1280, 2560, 5120, 10,240, 20,480, 40,960, 81,920...etc...

Eventually after a few years they end up having to pay you millions of dollars. Unfortunately, none of these doublers have lasted that long. So be careful with these.

5. Paid Typing Companies - These actually fall into 2 types. The real paid typing companies where you have to actually have typing skills to get a job and the ones that are nothing more than typing ads on the Internet and getting paid if people buy things. You can actually make a lot of money doing this, if you use the standard Google Adwords as your advertising medium. Your average person, with a limited budget, only makes about 2 or 3 hundred dollars a month. You do have to pay for Google Ads. They're not free. The legit typing companies will pay a standard wage for the work you do, whatever the market will bare at the time. Never pay to get one of these jobs.

6. Selling Advertising - This is actually a very big thing on the Internet. This is where you work for a company that sells people advertising packages or programs that they claim will effectively promote your business. This is another one of those things where you have to use a little common sense. If these advertising methods are so good, why is everybody using them to promote the company itself and try to get people to buy the advertising package or the tools themselves? Why doesn't ANYBODY use these tools to promote their OWN business? I'm going to let you answer that question for yourself. Like I said, I'm not going to knock anything in this review. The earning potential with these can be quite great depending on how much the packages sell for. Some are very cheap, a few hundred dollars, and some are very expensive, in the thousands. If you're going to promote one of these, think about how easy or hard you think it's going to be for you to get somebody to spend $3,000 on an advertising program.

7. MLM - Stands for Multi Level Marketing. These are programs where you get people to sign up and hope that they do the same. Some of these programs can be 10 or more levels deep. You need to be careful with these. The ones that have no product or service and are simply pyramids are illegal and will eventually get shut down. What most of these companies do is include things like ebooks, auto responders, etc. so that they give the appearance of being legit. Some actually are. Most of the stuff given away by these are worthless. It's hard to know what has value and what doesn't unless you're a seasoned marketer. Earning potential with these programs can literally be millions of dollars a year. But 95% of all people who join these fail. That is a statistical fact. You can look it up. The 5% who have some success range in income from a few hundred dollars a month to $10,000 or more. Only about 1% make more than $10,000 per month. Plus, the expense of some of these programs can be quite large. MLM programs have been the cause of many a family ending up in bankruptcy. So please be cautious with these.

8. Freelance Writing - This falls kind of in the job category as you get paid for the work you do. The problem with this is that it's hard to find these jobs and they don't pay much. If you worked 8 hours a day doing this you'll probably make about $2500 a month. Most people do this in their spare time and maybe make a couple hundred dollars monthly. The trick is finding companies that offer this service or people who will pay you to write for them.

9. Internet Researcher - This is very similar to freelance writing and also very hard to find these jobs. The pay varies greatly depending on the job itself. If you can do this full time, you'll make a little bit more than a freelance writer since research requires a lot more work. You're looking at about $3500 a month for 8 hours a day. But this is a tough gig and not easy to find.

10. Mystery Shopping - Actually, this isn't really an Internet based job. You need to have a car and be able to travel to where they send you. Depending on where you live you can either get a ton of jobs or very few. Geography plays a big role in this. This is something that you can make about $1000 a month doing if you did it full time and got that much work, but most people make a couple hundred bucks a month at most. With the rising gas prices this isn't as attractive as it used to be.

11. HYIP - Stands for High Yield Investment Program. 99% of these are illegal and the feds are cracking down on them. The list of HYIPs that have fallen is a mile long, including the big fiasco with 12 Daily Pro. Yes, if you get in early, you can make an amazing amount of money with these if you put in a lot. Even if they do pay 12%, 12% on $20 isn't going to pay you much money. To earn big you must invest big. If you can afford the risk of losing all your money, which many people have done, then you may want to go in for a quick killing on one of these. The earning potential is unlimited.

12. Selling Other People's Products - This is called affiliate marketing and can actually be very lucrative if you put in the time to promote. Ad expenses can chew you up and if you pick products that nobody is interested in you can end up making very little. Clickbank is one of the biggest companies offering this service. It is best to do a lot of research on a product before you decide to try selling it. Because there are so many existing products out there to choose from, this process can take a long time. The earning potential here is unlimited if you have the resources. But again, just like with MLM, 95% of affiliate marketers don't make any money because they don't advertise properly. The other 5% earn anywhere from a few hundred dollars a month to $10,000 a month or more.

13. Creating Your Own Business - This is where you make your own ebook, or start your own service, or maybe even create a product and sell it. The potential with your own business is unlimited depending on what you're selling. When I say your own business, I don't mean to join one of these sites that say "We'll give you your own business." These are just cookie cutter sites that thousands of other people have. And there is nothing wrong with them. But you will be limited to what you can do with them as most have pretty fixed sales templates. Some are better than others. So do your homework on them if you don't want to build a product and website from scratch.

14. Everything Else - The above list is by no means exhaustive. There are a number of odd ways to make money on the Internet that don't quite fit into one of the above. But if you examine them closely, you will see that they have similarities to one or more of the above items. Take these on a case by case basis. If it seems like something unique, then ask a lot of questions about it before diving in. Make sure you understand every aspect about what you're getting into before giving your credit card number. Most Internet "opportunities" have money back guarantees. Some don't, as I have painfully found out. While we want to believe the best in everyone, there are crooks out there. There are people who simply want to take our money, and will do whatever they can to get it from us.

I hope the above helps. If you ever have a question about any particular business that doesn't quite fall into one of the above, feel free to send me an email with the link to the site. I'll be happy to check it out.

You can email me from my home biz help center located at:

You don't have to be a victim. A little knowledge will go a long way.

Steven Wageneheim, the author, has been a successful Internet marketer and author for over 3 years. He offers tips and assistance for those trying to earn a living online.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Joel Comm's Google Adsense Secrets

I have to inform you about a good deal going on right now.
Joel Comm wrote a bestselling e-book about Google Adsense.

Over the past two years, this ebook has been purchased by
many thousands of people. And they have gladly
paid $97 to own a copy of his ebook.

Yes, it's THAT good, and can have a huge impact
on your bottom line!

Well, I just found out that for a very limited time,
Joel is making the very same 199-page AdSense
ebook available to everyone at a discounted rate.

The price is really "right". He's practically giving it
away for $19.95. That's an almost unheard of price in the
internet marketing world and it's for a good "meaty" book
without fluff.

Here's the link: Joel Comm's Google Adsense Secrets.

If you are interested in making money from Adsense then
Joel is your man. He rakes in big checks every month from

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

10 Days of Winter

There's a nice giveaway going on right now, run by Mike Setup and it's called the 10 Days of Winter. .
You can go over there and pick up some good freebies about different internet marketing topics such as:

Jeff Dedrick's How To Explode Your Traffic Using Web 2.0 Sites Like Myspace, Digg, Youtube, And Technorati By Using Tools That Turn Your Sites Into Automatic Cash Machines!

Doug Champigny's How to Start and Build Your Affiliate Marketing Business

David Hooper's Law of Attraction

Jason James' How to JV With a Guru

Eric Rockefeller's 5 Ways to Explode Your Lists

Jordan Hall's Ultra Track Software for enabling you to split-test an infinite number of links against each other, and see their conversions in graphically. It also doubles as a excellent link cloaker (redirect) and tracking tool.

Louis Burleson's List Building Tips

Liz Tomey's 3 new products with master resale rights

James Jackson's Free New keyword research software.

And more......

None of it costs a cent so I recommend checking out the 10 Days of Winter and signing up.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Larry Dotson's Secret Marketing Strategies

Hello, hello, hello. Yes, it's still me. I just changed my blog over from the old Blogger to the new one and have been busy adding all the stuff into the template that disappears in the move. It wasn't that painful and I hope I got it all in.
I also hope you like the new format!!

Today I want to tell you about another membership site with good information (yeah, I know that there are SO MANY of them).

It's Larry Dotson's Secret Marketing Strategies. Yeah, ok, so they're not that secret but I've had a look at the 189 page document and it does have some good strategies in there that every marketer should know about. When you go through it you can see how alot of marketers out there do use some of these strategies (like telling your prospects that you wrangled a good price out of the product owner special for them). Some of them sound a bit ridiculous, but they must work, because I've seen many, many marketers use them!! So, skedaddle (did I just say that?) on over and have a lok at Larry Dotson's Secret Marketing Strategies.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Joel Comm's Free Teleseminar

Joel Comm and Shawn Casey are holding a free teleseminar about VRE today, Monday, January 15th.

These guys know a lot about making money with
virtual real estate (VRE), and they will be sharing
some of their greatest strategies and tips in this
free teleseminar.

During the teleseminar, Joel will be revealing
insider secrets of building a successful VRE empire

- How you can immediately jump into the VRE game
and start building your own empire of profit pulling websites.

- What KINDS of websites you should be building, and
how to build them.

- Why most VRE owners are leaving money on the table,
and what you can do immediately to avoid this problem.

- The absolute most important ingedient your website
must have (if you don't have this, you're sunk before
you even start).

- What the little guy should be doing right now to get
started on making a fortune in this business.

Don't miss out on this one-time-only
FREE teleseminar where Joel Comm will provide
answers to these important questions and more!

Date: Monday, January 15th
Time: 2 pm EST (11 am PST)

This message has gone out to hundreds of thousands
of people and spaces for this call are LIMITED, so
hurry and reserve your line now!

Joel Comm and Shawn Casey's Free Teleseminar about using Templates

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Joe Robson's Newbie Club

Oh gosh, I haven't posted in a while. Sorry about that. It's been, well, LIFE that's been keeping me from the computer. Nothing bad. Just Life (with a capital "L").
Today I want to point you to a good resource for newcomers to the world of internet marketing.

The Newbie Club.
Run by Mr. Joe Robson. A bit unique. The site's motto is "Hey I'm a Newbie, not a dummy, just show me HOW!". I like that.

This site has a mixture of information. Some is free and some you have to pay for. For example, I get a newsletter from them every week and one of the things in there is a tip on dealing with your pc. Useful stuff.

There are many courses and tutorials available, from the basics of the internet to dealing with photos, Windows, email etc. They've got a very extensive course on building your first website and there is a course about pc security. All in all, very valuable information.
I also like owner Joe Robson's style of writing. He's a master copywriter and he has a course on that too!! By the way, Joe Robson is the author of Ken Evoy's famous book "Make Your Words Sell", which is part of the SBI program. Check it out. The Newbie Club.
p.s. I forgot to mention that they have a nice, two tier affiliate program, so you can earn money by promoting their products.

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