Internet Marketing-How It Really Works

The idea of Internet Marketing can be scary–especially if you have tried it in the past and you have been scammed.

Unfortunately, many individuals who practice Internet Marketing manipulate you into believing it is something you can’t do on your own. They convince you that you need to buy their product or use their services, usually charging a lot of money and promising you the moon. Regrettably, all too often, these companies complicate the process and charge way too much money for their services.

We don’t mean to scare you because the fact is, people do make money online every day. Online marketing is growing in popularity; scores of people around the globe, individuals such as ourselves, are leaving their jobs because they have learned how to use the Internet to earn money.

Before we show you how you can prosper with Internet Marketing and where you can acquire the skills you’ll need to succeed, we want to arm you with information you need in order to avoid dishonest and unethical business schemes.


A scam is a word used to define any dishonest business or scheme that has been designed to take money from an unsuspecting person. Scams are all around us; if you aren’t careful, you can quickly become an easy target.

So What Can You Do?

We’re glad you asked! The truth of the matter is this. Many people who attempt to make money on the Internet are searching for fast, easy money. They expect to discover some sort of trick, a genie in a bottle.

As long as you imagine there is some kind of magic formula that will make you wealthy, you will become an easy target for scammers. Scammers thrive on people’s impulsiveness, anxiety, and greed.

There are millions of people out there who are desperately trying to find a way out of debt; we know this because we were one of the million.

The hitch is most of these people don’t have a clue how to build a lucrative business. Their deep emotional pain allows them to quickly latch on to empty promises offered by  scammers, giving birth to false hope.

Opportunity products and schemes are not designed to make the opportunity chaser prosperous. Instead they are meant to make scammers  rich.

Entrepreneur Vs Opportunity Chaser

The difference is this; an entrepreneur understands if he is going to ethically make money online, he will need to develop a business, which takes time and concentrated effort. On the other hand, an opportunity chaser believes there is a magic formula or computer program that will mysteriously transform the Internet into his own personal money making machine.

What Do Successful Online Businesses Have In Common With Successful Offline Businesses?

The answer is simple. Successful online businesses have the same basic principles as successful offline businesses.  These are:

  • integrity and service
  • willingness to help people achieve their dreams
  • willingness to help people solve their problems
  • value for the customer





The Internet provides the entrepreneur with an incredible advantage once he understands some basic skills, and the start up cost is minimal. In fact, it is possible to begin an Internet Marketing business without spending a dime. We can teach you how.

So, What’s the Secret to Making Money Online?

The secret is building relationships; help people find what they want or offer a service that helps them fulfill a dream.

The Internet is nothing more than a tremendous global communications network. Think about it. A person living in some obscure location now has the ability to connect to billions of people around the world. All it takes is a click of a button. Now imagine if this same person had a truly legitimate business that was designed to solve other people’s problems and designed to help them achieve their dreams. In addition, this person builds trust, people like him, and people get to know him. It stands to reason; this person will make money.


Create Value

Most people search the web because they want help, so create valuable content that really does help. Creating value and not hype shows you have integrity, and search engines will reward you by sending traffic your way.

Avoid Getting Ripped Off

Now you have been properly informed; you know how to make money online. How do you keep from getting ripped off? We have four basic principles that will help.

Principle 1: Try it before you buy it.

You should be able to try a make money online product before you buy it. If you are asked to plug in your credit card information before you are able to try it, chances are it is a scam.

A true make money online product offers continuous training and support. Its main objective is to teach you the skills you need to succeed in an online business.

Principle 2: Beware of online guarantees.

All scams come with some sort of guarantee, but it’s just an empty promise because you have no way to follow up.

Principle 3: Beware of “The Tyranny of The Urgent.”

A legitimate make money online product isn’t going anywhere. If you are asked to make a rush decision, it is a scam. The scammer is using a false sense of urgency so he can close the deal before you realize the offer is worthless.

Principle 4: Beware of the “Greed Factor.”

A scammer makes promises of items like expensive cars, fancy houses, and exotic vacations to lure you into buying their product or system. They are insulting your intelligence. RUN AWAY.

How To Start An Internet Marketing Business From the Ground Up

Now you know how online marketing works. You know how to spot a scam and how to avoid getting ripped off. The next logical step is to build your business. Here is how you do it:

1. Get plugged into a place where you’ll receive plenty of help.

There is nothing more frustrating than being stuck and having no place to get help.

2. Build a website.

Don’t panic. Building a website isn’t as difficult as it sounds. In fact, you can have your very own website up and running in a matter of minutes. And it won’t cost you a dime!

3. Build your knowledge base. 

Take the time to learn new skills. Get proper guidance. Ask questions. Be informed. Regularly practice the principles you learn.

How To Get Started With Your Free Website

Earlier we told you we were going to show you how you can build your very own website for free. Here is what you get when you sign up for FREE-no credit card needed.

  1. Personal help and support–this includes help within a community of over 10,000 users, live chat support, and ongoing topical discussions
  2. Two free Word Press websites that are fully functional and ready to start earning money online
  3. Training, training, training! This includes video classes, tutorials, courses, and entire classrooms

You get all of this for FREE…no credit card required. You will have the opportunity to learn honest and true ways to make money online, and there will be someone there to walk you through each step of the process.

So, what do you have to lose?

Making real money online is something ANYONE can do. We can show you how. Why not create your account today? Don’t worry about the Premium Membership right now, that is something for you to consider AFTER you have tried us before you buy us. Choose the “Starter, $0 per month” option and you will instantly get access to the community after you offer your sign-up details.



Some things to remember:

  • It’s free to join.
  • There are no hidden costs.
  • This is a truly honest way to make a living on the Internet.

If you have questions about getting started online, we would love to help. Just leave them below.


    • Thomas,
      Thanks for stopping by. We’ve been scammed one to many times, and it hurts–the pocket-book and the emotions. we want to prevent it from happening to someone else if we can.
      Larry and Kathy

  1. A wealth of information here! Just like a wealth of information at Wealthy Affiliate. You are certainly correct about WA. I have found no other to come close on the internet, especially with the support they have. It’s second to none. Thanks for the info!

  2. Craig

    This is nice and to the point. I appreciate the information here and the way it’s presented. It’s true that there are a lot of scams out there– everybody knows someone who has fallen prey to one– but while you are honest about it, you aren’t discouraging. In fact, you offer great advice for those who still want to get out there and try building their own business without being fooled by those who aren’t really looking to help.

    Thank you!

  3. LInda

    Hi Kathy,

    I like your headings & this particular page you have chosen for review, I like the information you have included. Nicely set out & specific.

    Cheers, Linda
    WA Affiliate

  4. Hi Kathy,
    What great information you have here. I think most people have been scammed at some point in their life and probably don’t even know it.
    In the offline world it can be something as simple as buying a raffle ticket that you thought was for a good cause but never heard of again.
    In the online world however it can be a disaster, especially if you give your credit card details over before you actually know what you are getting.
    As you say, a reputable company will allow you to come in and have a look at how they work and what you get before you have to pay.
    Just on the wealthy affiliate one, if you take the premium membership are there any further costs such as different levels that you have to pay more for?
    Thanks for the info,

    • Hi Eddie,
      Thanks for stopping by! You ask a good question. If you sign up for the Wealthy Affiliate free membership, there is absolutely no cost to you. However, if you choose the Premium membership,there is a cost of $49 a month, and you will get the first month for $19 if you choose Premium within 7 days of your free membership. After the first month, it reverts to the $49 a month. There is also a yearly membership as well, which is $359. That’s it– no other hidden costs–unless you choose to purchase your own domain from Wealthy Affiliate. A domain through Wealthy Affiliate costs $13.99 per year; however, you are not required to purchase a domain.

  5. Hello, I really enjoyed reading your article you have done a really great job and it is detailed. having website is such a blessing because once you are connected with the right people you can succeed at what you do and make a good living not to mention being your own boss and all that other good stuff. All the best to you.

  6. I totally agree with your principles regarding the Secret to Making Money Online.
    It is all about trust. As a blogger, the best route is to come across with a helpful approach rather than having a pushy sales mentality.
    It’s very basic yet most suffer with implementing this style of writing at first. I know I did but all of a sudden it clicks into place where helpful suggestions takes precedence allowing visitors to make their own mind up as they do not like being sold to.
    Once trust is gained by the Search Engines you accomplish high rankings. Once trust is gained from your audience you achieve conversions.
    It’s a win-win situation if you can adopt the genuine route.
    Great post,

    • Hi Simon,
      Our goal is to help and not push. I’m glad you picked up on that. Trust is a part of the foundation of every successful business. Thanks for tsking the time to post your thoughts.

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