New to forum and looking for mentor

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by talliniowa1961, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. talliniowa1961

    talliniowa1961 New Member

    Hi everyone.

    I am looking for an opportunity to earn a few extra dollars a month to start and build from there. I have been reading forum for a while and ready to get started but not sure where to begin.

    The internet is a new frontier of opportunities but also a lot of scams. I am looking for something legit and would like to learn the ropes from someone.

    I have dabbled unsuccessfully in MLM in the past and probably not going there again unless someone has a working, proven plan and above average products.

    Afilliate marketing sounds good but sure seems like it would take a long time to make any money.

    I appreciate replies to my post and I will continue to do research on the forum.

    Thanks
    Mark
     
  2. krazyladyplz

    krazyladyplz New Member

    I'm still learning myself. I'm working hard on affiliate marketing and My Instant Biz. So far My Instant Biz is the only one that seems to be working for me.

    If you're new to affiliate marketing, I would like to suggest My Online Income System (MOIS). It's an excellent tool for beginner affiliate marketers, walks you step by step through affiliate marketing, how to promote and where. It has some excellent reviews here in the forum, haven't heard a bad thing about it. I joined about a month and a half ago. The cost wasn't too bad, $17 one time fee. I've seen an increase in my adsense revenue if nothing else. The only downside is article marketing and that's if you don't like to write articles but other than that, it's a pretty good program.
     
  3. talliniowa1961,
    I suggest you rethink your approach to the idea of working from home. MLM and affiliate marketing requires money investment and special computer skills like SEO, coding, marketing, site managing, web-mastering and so on...
    You can learn all these but it will take a long, long time until you will see some profit from it.

    I use a different approach, I take online paid surveys. Skills you need to do so...absolutely none! My technique is to register to as much paid survey companies, make a list and eliminate those that look like scams and don't pay you.
    Never register to paid surveys list, never pay to get hired.

    I make this way $500 each month and squeeze the survey companies for that amount each month.
     
  4. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Regardless what route you go... affiliate marketing - surveys - mlm - network marketing... it all takes work and deditcation.

    I have tried most of the above and my experience was:

    mlm - it works but I didn't like the fact of trying to recruit people all the time

    surveys - all I ever got was a headache and sobbing spell (and I am NOT the sobbing kind....[​IMG])


    affiliate marketing - lots of effort and work pays off... I don't mind writing so building blogs, writing articles, Squidoo lenses and adding content to my sites are fun

    affiliate marketing with local vendors - marketing their products for commissions on Ebay, Craigslist etc... (I have done fairly well at this )

    All of the above ( except for doing surveys) take a certain amount of internet marketing skills so that is still where your learning curve will be at and that is where programs like MOIS, 30 day challenge, Bum Marketing, OWM, Pl etc come in...

    Hope that helps![​IMG]
     
  5. mountainmom5 is right,
    all except surveys requires some kind of skill or knowledge. You may have to invest some money or time in those MLM, affiliating and others mentioned.

    Although I don't have mountainmom5: headache and sobbing spell
    while taking paid surveys, I would recommend to start with them first and acquire the skills for other ways also.
     
  6. bzimm

    bzimm New Member

    Bum marketing is a great place to start as well as a good education on what it takes to make money online. All it costs you with bum marketing is your time. No matter what direction you do plan to go, you are going to have to be focused and dedicated. If you treat it like a hobby, thats all it is going to be. If you treat it like a job, then your chances of success are much higher.
     
  7. ...and if you are made your mind about one of the above directions, try to focus on it but do not eliminate other oportunities, they are out there waiting for you.
     
  8. GaryCameron

    GaryCameron Member

    talliniowa1961: I have dabbled unsuccessfully in MLM in the past and probably not going there again unless someone has a working, proven plan and above average products.

    Most of my income is generated through MLM. You are correct in that the company has to have a proven plan and above average products.

    Another key to success is a solid upline team who not only talks the talk but walks the walk and is there to support until you are ready to run on your own.
     
  9. Hello Mark, Know what you mean, I've been there and done that. You must be very selective in your choices, ask a lot of questions, some people will suck you in and leave you on your own. the opportunity you choose should, have step by step training, your upline must be available to speak with, the opportunity should have products that are a necessity for everyday living this will afford you a better chance for long term success. Much more I could say, so good luck, I wish you success.
     
  10. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Mark,

    Best thing to do is to read this forum and online marketing blogs for a few months.

    You'll get a good education and most of your initial questions will be answered.

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  11. elle14

    elle14 New Member

    Yes. odesk.com is a freelance company that hired people to work at home. You can check it out. And you can find for a job out there.
     

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