A few years back I decided I wanted to be able to work from home using the internet. I saw that people were making a living doing it and I desperately wanted to be able to do so too. So I started dabbling in it.
I bought a course here and there...most of the time I didn't understand what they were saying. I would get a refund and go about my business until the next product looked good. Then I would do the same thing all over again...buy it, try it, not understand it, or think they were lying to me and then I would get my money back.
I have some that I didn't get my money back on fast enough and I still own them...lol...Maybe I should go and figure them out now that I have a little more knowledge. Most of their promises were usually too good to be true.
Make tons of money really fast having now prior internet experience! This one step, or two step or three step software makes it sooooo easy even a newbie can do it! Ton's of software, not much information. For a year or so I quit trying.
Of course I was never off of the internet. How many of us really are? Don't we use it almost everyday for something? It has become as much a part of our lives as the television or the car.
So I was slowly but surely learning a little bit more and more each day. I thought about what I could sell. I thought about vitamins and shampoos...you know the traditional marketing avenues. These were one's I had tried to sell offline...lol.
I heard you need to love what you do so I thought about Essential Oils and Herbs. I thought about trying to write a book. i thought about selling T-shirts. I researched each of these things.
I thought and thought and researched and researched. I kept running into the same wall. I just didn't have enough knowledge to do any of these things. Ok, maybe I could have done the T-shirts, but that is about it.
I love so many things and I have a lot of knowledge, but I don't have enough knowledge to keep something interesting day after day after day.
Using the internet to make a living online
Then I got to thinking about marketing other people's products. I learned about Click-bank, and other such markets. I started into more software that is supposed to help you promote things.
Then I learned about social media marketing. I started to learn about social media period...until then it was just face book for seeing what people were doing in my family and playing games. All this learning made a lot of sense and suddenly some of those previous programs I had bought and got a refund on started making a bit more sense.
I started learning about marketing...until then it really didn't make much sense to me. I heard that you could blog daily and make money. You could put ad's on your site and if people bought stuff you would make money.
I knew I could promote other people's stuff from click bank and make money....then I started learning about something called an auto-responder, getting an email list, follow up emails etc.
Wow...there was so much to learn. But sadly I really didn't see how I could make enough money to support myself with only a $20 or $30 commission here and there....uuugh. It became a nightmare.....
Learning to make a living
One day someone posted a comment on my blog...one on which I was just tinkering around. I linked back to their blog and found something that made my heart sing.
I finally had a company that I believed I could actually make a living by selling their products. It was an affiliate marketing company with a heart. Now affiliate marketing and network marketing are very similar and very controversial but I was not afraid....I will need to write another blog post on that one... :)
I had heard a long time ago:
"If I had to do it all over again, rather than build an old style type of business, I would have started building a network marketing business."
Quote by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Now I respect Robert Kiyosaki so I decided that this was something I should really look into..........stay tuned for part 2, but if you can't wait to see how the story progresses..