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Old 10th July 2007, 08:19 PM   #1

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Default What's The Truth Behind Making $200-$5000 A Month Online?

Hey Guys,

What's the truth behind making $200-$5000 a month online? I was looking for an established online business I can do part time for some extra cash each month.

I discovered everything from franchises to affiliate programs to Adwords that are making money. In fact, one guy wanted $25,000 for est. online business. Of course, being curious, I looked deeper and found that the guy was "bored" making $4,000-$5000 a month getting leads for three different mortgage companies (they were paying him $10-$15 per lead). He said he was paying $2,500- $3000 a month in PPC ads. Only worked 1-2 hours a day and has a full time job.

Maybe he invested $2000 in PPC ads to get started I didn't get that far but how are the other affiliate marketers out there making $600-$1000 a day with "little effort"? In fact, they even show you there commission transactions in their ad copy to make you want to "see their Secrets"

They claim they're lazy and only work less than an hour a day. They don't use PPC, article submissions, joint ventures, blogs, etc. (but yet you can't deny the "check stubs").

So how are they doing it with "little or no money"?

It seems I'm spending most of hours of time trying to keep up seven different tactics and just getting by.

Care to shed any light on the subject (for the rest of us that wonder why it's not working us)?


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Old 11th July 2007, 06:48 AM   #2
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David, don't believe the hype.

While there are many marketers making more than a good living online, there are many more who aren't. And don't be influenced by those impressive transaction screen shots. They can be easily faked, and often are.

The fact of the matter is, there is no magic pill that you can take for making money online. It takes hard work.

You have to educate yourself thoroughly on the nuances of your industry as well as marketing, and try different approaches until you find a winning, money-making combination.

Once you can do that effectively, it's simply a matter of duplicating your efforts.

Oh yeah, there's also a little luck involved as well!

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Old 11th July 2007, 07:31 AM   #3

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Yeah I figured so Dale,

There's alot of frustrated online newbies that got "sucked in" to the hype in buying the"magic" software to make them millionaires.

One thing I have learned over the years is how to read between the lines of the ad copy. Chances are if you look deep enough you'll see keywords and actions the seller is doing to make there fortune.

Anyway, just wanted to see if the hype ever paid off for anyone.


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Old 11th July 2007, 08:32 AM   #4
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It's much the same as offline business, the same elements of taking advantage of opportunity, hard work, working smarter, taking risks, knowing your industry and luck, apply to both genres of business.

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