If you have been looking for online opportunities, then you know that Internet marketing gurus are out there, and they are willing to share all their knowledge and secrets with you for just $49.95 per month. Right! Sure they will! Then there’s also the “hired help”. These are the people who buy everything the guru is telling them about how to become rich, and then they promote the guru material to others. Of course, the hired help ends up earning a commission for selling the guru material to you, but in order to make much money, the hired help must find hundreds of customers just like you. If you have been searching for an internet marketing opportunity, by now you have run into the gurus and your inbox is probably full of offers from dozens of the “hired help”.
Okay, so let’s use proper terms. The gurus are internet marketers, and the so called “hired help” are called affiliates, and affiliate marketing is a fancy name for someone who sells a product for someone else. We use to call these people salespeople, but since nobody likes a salesman, now we call them affiliates. Regardless, all that is really important about an internet marketing opportunity is, will you benefit from it, and is it something that you can believe in. Because I will tell you the truth, if you don’t believe in a product or service, and use it yourself, you’re never gonna be able to sell it to someone else.
I know that you may be frantically searching online, looking for a way to make money. Jobs have been lost, millions are unemployed, and the economy is in shambles. Bur it’s a shame that so many people will fall for a sales pitch with promises of earning thousands of dollars per week, and then they will quit within 90 days. Even though most of these guru ads will warn you that “this is not a get-rich-quick scheme”, the advertising and flashy marketing almost always highlights a former student who was waiting tables, before he became a millionaire overnight. It is this kind of misleading marketing that is perfect for the person who is commonly known as “a sucker”.
The truth is that internet marketing or affiliate marketing can earn you thousands of dollars per month, per week, or even per day. But there is only one way to be that successful, and that is with one-to-one training and personal coaching and mentoring from someone who has more knowledge than yourself. Nothing will ever replace training and experience in any business or occupation. So before you “sign up” to make millions of dollars in 90 days, start exploring how to “sign up” for some training. In the long run, investing money into some initial training will result in the long term success and financial situation you are looking for.
Rick James is a human relations and support specialist for professional internet marketers as well as a trainer for internet beginners.
Rick spent nearly 28 years in the radio advertising industry before transitioning into internet marketing. Why? Because internet companies like Google, Facebook, and YouTube are quickly replacing traditional advertising vehicles like radio, newspaper, and television.