You have a computer and some spare time. You need a little, or a lot, of extra cash, it doesn't matter what for, it's a natural progression to start thinking about how to sell online and make money.
You maybe wonder can it really be done?
Perhaps thinking there are so many scams out there how will I make sure I am not going to lose money?
And these are all good questions that I will answer and point you in the right direction so you can get started quickly, get selling and get on your way to making some real money.
The internet is an absolute bonanza for us, everyday people, to make not only a little extra cash but a great deal more if that's what you choose.
So can you really make money online?
Oh my friend you certainly can and you can make as much as you want. I know this to be true because I know people who are doing it right now and have been for many years.
The easiest and cheapest way to sell and make money on the internet is through affiliate marketing. Affiliate Marketing is really very simple - you create a website, you use free techniques to draw people to your website, you market a product(s) and when the person buys you get a commission.
You don't stock the products and you don't process payments, all you do is simply introduce the purchaser to the product. This means minimal outlay for you to get started making money online.
This system is proven to work and has made tens of thousands of people millions of dollars over time.
It is not rocket science. The internet is so huge with so many users you only need a small fraction of them to come to your website and you are making quite sizable amounts of cash.
See the excerpt above from a colleagues Amazon account, that's 91 sales in 10 days for almost $1000 commission. Not bad hey!
Better still it is all legitimate, completely legal and you can scale your business infinitely depending on how much you want to earn.
I have joined a community which has over 1.3 million members and there are thousands of people on there on a daily basis that are making extra income from selling online through affiliate marketing.
Some are making a bit of extra pocket money, some have completely replaced their full-time wage and left the rat race and some are now millionaires working their online empire and going from strength to strength.
You can read hundreds of success stories from WA members by clicking here.
They have done it, I am doing it and you can too.
How long does it take?
This varies from person to person but right from the outset, I want to say affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick scheme.
See my scams to avoid section below about why these get-rich-quick schemes do not work. Don't throw your money away as so many have. They don't work and never will.
I know I want to make millions overnight too but let's be realistic, you know it's just not going to happen.
To do this the right way you will need to do some work and it will take time to get your business established especially if you don't have a lot of money to throw at it.
And you don't need money to be successful at affiliate marketing, you can build a successful business without buying paid advertising to promote your website.
Some people start making money quickly, this can be as soon as 3 - 6 months, for others it may take a year before they start to see consistent sales. It all depends on how much time and effort you want to put in and how much extra money you want to make.
If like me you want to leave your full-time job and work for yourself with at least the same amount of income then I'd say you want to think a bit longer term to make sure you are financially secure. My realistic timeline is 12 - 18 months.
But keep in mind you are building a long-term business here, one that will pay you massive amounts of passive income for years to come if you do it right and put in the effort early on.
Is working for a year to have a business that makes you money while you sleep and while you go on holidays worth it?
A business that you can work on a few hours a day and have it bring you the equivalent of a full-time wage?
I think so.
Do you want to be a Super-affiliate?
Here at the Rat Race Escape Project we are all about creating super-affiliates. Sounds pretty cool hey? But what does it really mean?
These are the uber-successful affiliate marketers, the ones who are making anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000 each and every month.
Can you imagine it? I can and I have started my online empire with a view to being just that within the next 2 years.
Now you might only want to earn a few $100 extra a week and that's OK too, it just means you will need less time and less effort to reach your financial goals.
Scams to avoid at all costs
Do you really think by paying $100 today you will get $1000 tomorrow?
I can guarantee you that you won't! The scammer you paid $100 too is now richer and you are poorer. You won't be able to get in contact with them because they disappear off the face of the earth with your $100 and probably 500 other peoples.
They just made $50,000 by scamming good people out of their hard earned money do you think they are going to hang around for a please explain?
They just set up again tomorrow or next week under a different name and start all over again.
There are plenty of very expensive programs you can join to learn less than what I am going to recommend.
They are also scams.
My Online Business Empire (MOBE) is a prime example. On the 8th of June this year the business was shut down by the Federal Trade Commission for defrauding thousands of people. You can read the FTC report here.
Apparently you pay your initial $49 membership fee to get a 21 step program, but once you do they bombard you with upsells costing thousands and thousands of dollars. You basically can't make a dime without paying thousands and even then it is unlikely you will make any money at all.
Well those who have invested with them certainly won't now because their money and the program have vanished into thin air.
MOBE founders have made $125 million dollars defrauding good, hard working people and that could have been you or I.
Digital Altitude is another company to recently fall from grace, due to very similar practices. In March this year, the FTC also shut them down leaving thousands out of pocket, having earned little to no income and yet forking out ludicrous amounts of money for the privilege.
These two are just the tip of the iceberg and the most recent big players to be caught, there have been and continue to be so many other scammers out there.
There is a legit way to earn money
But there is an honest, legitimate way to get into affiliate marketing. I know this because I thoroughly researched this company before I upgraded to Premium membership with them at the start of 2018 and I haven't looked back since.
They have been in business since 2005, under the same name, with the same founders who personally put their name to it. The founders can be found in the live chat, mixing with members on a daily basis.
They are proud of what they offer and rightly so.
I spent days scouring the internet for reviews, negative comments or scam alerts and couldn't find one so I signed up for their free Starter Membership just to be sure.
I didn't spend one cent to get started on my journey and to further check them out myself. I chose to go with a Premium membership because I saw everything this platform had to offer.
I have written the Ultimate How To Affiliate Marketing Guide which explains in depth about how you can build an online business to make you some serious cash.
Click on the button below. It's absolutely free to check it out.
Once you have all the information, and if you feel like this is right for you, you can also sign up inside the Guide and get started right away without spending a cent.
If you have questions I have answers
I really want to share this with everyone who wants to learn how to sell online and make money. I know from my own experience that this platform is not a scam and that anyone can make money this way.
I have received so much quality training I am confident in my ability, I now have two websites up and running that are all decked out and starting to make sales.
I still work on them daily because I enjoy it so much and I want to not just make a bit of extra cash, I want to be a Super-Affiliate.
I'd love to help you if you have any questions just pop them in the comment box and I'll get back to you real soon.