I feel that I am a fairly intelligent person who has the ability to make good decisions. I am a hard worker, who has always tried to do the right thing. There was a time when it seemed like no matter what I did I just couldn’t catch the break that I needed.
That is, why did I always have to live from paycheck to paycheck? I mean after all, I was always willing to work hard to get ahead and to provide for my family.
For years, I have always wanted to own my own business. I tried being a balloon provider. You’re probably saying, “What the heck is a balloon provider?” Well, I used to be one of those people who decorate with balloons making arches, center pieces and a variety of other balloon party decorating, even weddings! That didn’t work out so well.
As the internet gained its popularity with online businesses, I thought this had to be what I was looking for all these years and it would be so easy. Was I ever so wrong! I can’t begin to tell you how many “proven systems” I bought over the years.
I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars buying all the “gurus” systems that were guaranteed to work. Every proven system that was supposed to help me earn extra income really could do that. The problem was, I didn’t get the education that went along with those systems.
I was left to muddle through trying to learn the proven systems all on my own. What about tech support, you say? You got jokes, unh? (:>)
I think those people prided themselves on how to do their best not to give you any secrets. And, if they did give you a nugget of information you had to buy something else to get it. The up sales were way over done!
After a while I got smart about the proven system gurus. I used to pride myself on that. I had gotten internet savvy and started checking those guys out before I purchased anything. If I didn’t find them listed under the scam alert watches and they got good reviews, I knew I was safe. I was wrong again!
If they weren’t called out in a scam alert and they had a good review didn’t clear them as the good guys either. I thought as long as I did my due diligence to research to make sure they weren’t scams I could trust their guarantee that they were the real deal. I continued to be duped for my money and all I wanted to do was find a way to make some honest money to help me financially.
For a period of time I gave up trying to own an online business, but that desire just kept nagging at me and I couldn’t let it go. Also, my financial situation was going deeper into the hole. I had to do something to change the tide. Thus, I got back on the train to get an online business up and running.
After doing a lot of praying I came across a website of an affiliate marketer, who led me to a real, honest and beneficial affiliate marketing business, Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate provides education every step of the way to help individuals get their business online and competitive with other online businesses. No more taking shots in the dark!
After all the systems I have tried and after all the money I have spent, I wouldn’t even consider recommending anyone if I didn’t truly believe that the company did not put their members first. They teach you everything you need to get an online business up and running. You don’t need much computer knowledge to do this online business because they educate you fully and believe in simplicity.
Let me say this though. Nothing worth having comes easy. By that I mean that initially you have to put in the time and effort to learn. They can’t do that part for you. You won’t have to start from scratch.
See what other successful affiliate marketers are doing and then use similar techniques. So, if you are truly looking for real and honest ways to earn extra income you have come to the right place.
I, like so many others got taken by so many so called “gurus” of the internet. However, I have to take the total responsibility for my financial situation. But, I also took total responsibility for changing my situation for the better. Don’t you want to do the same?
Please feel free to contact me if you need help with anything. Just make a comment below or you can always get in touch with me through wealthyaffiliate.com (here is a link to my profile).
Founder of Mom’s Trusted Affiliate