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Ways To Make Money Online

Ways to Make Money Online

Ways to make money online is a subject of interest to students, home makers, the unemployed, underemployed and folks whose budget does not meet the outgo obligations. If you are looking for ways to make money online you are either not making enough money, you hate what you are doing or you have obligations at home driving you to find a way to make money online.

It is my suspicion that folks looking for ways to make money online probably have a very large cross over with the folks looking for ways to make money from home.

50 Shades of Green

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Here is an article outlining “40 easy ways to make money quickly“. Some are pretty sad because they basically want you to hold a yard sale or sell your old CDs.

A short list would include:

  1. Affiliate marketing
  2. Auctioning off or selling through your own website products you buy at wholesale.
  3. Network marketing. The friends and family thing sucks, even when it works. You are looking for a larger audience.
  4. Reviewing web sites if you have that skill set.
  5. Offering your Microsoft Office skills to folks who want to outsource from time to time.
  6. Taking surveys.
  7. Online market trading
  8. Write and publish your own Kindle book.
  9. Clickwork
  10. Being a mystery shopper.

Short Breakdown of These Methods.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing rocks. Folks make solid 6 figure incomes and better from this field. Basically, you get a link from a company that links you to their product line. When someone clicks on your link and buys, you make a commission. Here is a more in-depth article on the subject.

Also, you see on the right a subject list of which affiliate marketing is one.


Things you no longer want, which is a short term solution, can be auctioned off online. Folks do that through their own website or through auction sites like eBay. Doing this can lead to significant incomes, too. You will need to source products so you have stuff to sell. Amazon also has a partner program you can link to.

No residual income streams are available through this method, buf if you enjoy selling ‘stuff’ this is certainly the way to go. You will want to source products from drop shippers at some point, of course.

Network Marketing

The Internet is a heaven sent solution for the network marketing professional. It relieves you of the necessity to call on friends and family. It also eliminates your lying in wait in bookstores and public hoping to run into someone who is looking for a business opportunity.

When looking for ways to make money online do not give network marketing short shrift. Yes, it is true that 98% of the folks who enter into it fail, mostly within 90 days but that is because your plan to sell and make the next level as a distributor has little to nothing to do with the business plan of the company in question.

Pay attention here: The business plan of the company takes into account that 98%+ of new distributors will fail.

Their business plan cannot be your business plan.

The short version is any company offering their stuff through a network marketing concern knows that:

  • 98% of distributors fail
  • 16% will stay on as lifetime customers.

That 16% is the holy grail for the company.

The Internet gives you the opportunity to market like a professional, making your chances for success greater in my opinion. You can read more about network marketing here.

Reviewing Websites

Folks will tell you this is easy to do, just sign up for our course and you will be on your way to…blah, blah, blah.

You can make money doing this, for sure. The skillset is more rarified than you think and if you have doubts about your ability to do this, you should save your money, seems to me.

Offering your Microsoft Office skills

If you have mad, or maybe not so mad, Office skills, you can make money online. Sites such as eLance prove it everyday.

Often times a company has certain short term projects they want done in a hurry but don’t have the in house skills to do it the way they want it done. This is where you, the Office professional, can make a good sized buck. You save them from the need to hire you and provide benefits and they pay you a higher wage than they could an employee.

This can and often does lead to repeat work from satisfied clients and even long term running contracts that provide some stability to your income.

Taking Surveys

Purely a spare cash kind of thing. There are courses out there claiming you can make a living income from just doing surveys. I very much doubt it but filling out surveys can definitely help reduce the strain of a bill or two. I know because I have done it in the past.

Don’t waste your time on a course on taking surveys. I have a link to one if you really want it, but my opinion is just start looking for companies that claim to want to pay you for taking their surveys and who will let you sign up for free. It can take some time but if you stick at it you will see significant monies coming in before long.

I am going to include mystery shopping here with surveys because:

  1. The potential income is limited
  2. While limited it can help reduce a bill or two
  3. I have done it and gotten a little money from time to time
  4. Sometimes you get rewarded with neat free stuff.

Mystery shopping can be fun as it gets you out of the house, maybe earns you a little money and can reward you with neat free stuff from time to time.

Online Market Trading

Day trading and Forex. Highly technical areas and I suspect most of the money is earned selling these courses to folks who really don’t have the pockets to stand the risks involved. That is an entirely personal opinion and worth what you paid for it.

Write and publish your own Kindle book.

Like with Office skills, if you have some special talent, insight into something lots of folks worry about or can tell a good yarn you might want to turn it into a Kindle book so folks can benefit from it while you benefit from their paying for it.

Amazon has a program just for electronic media authors as do some other companies. A word of warning, though. Make sure you understand who holds the copyright and publishing privileges. You might not want to worry so much about a collection of rice recipes but if you are trying to market your novel, your opus, better safe than sorry.

I have written two novels of a trilogy and am in the process of finding someone to do a line edit before I try to publish it. Electronic publishing was looked at but the fine print was so fine I could not be sure I was still the owner of the book if I were to sign on.

If you don’t see a breakdown of the method above it is because I don’t think it is worth breaking down

From here on, we will make the assumption that you are here looking for ways to make money online with methods that have the following characteristics.

  • You want to make next month at least what you made this month.
  • You would like to not have to re-invent the wheel every month, so residual income is a plus.
  • A real income, at least equal to a good job’s pay, is your goal.
  • You are not looking for beer money, but real income.

In Conclusion

Finding ways to make monley online is easy. Do a search on the phrase and you will get inundated with ways.

Mention it on a discussion board and you will find your email slammed to the point of never being able to read it all.

For me, there are really only fours ways to make money online:

  1. Affiliate marketing
  2. Marketing your own products and services
  3. Finally saying yes to some of your friends who are in network marketing and then taking it to the Internet.
  4. Creating your own retail website for products you buy wholesale or have a drop shipper who does your fulfillment.


Ways To Make Money Online





Tim Singleton

If you are going to invest in building an online business or are looking to maximize your chances for success, you will need training. This is the training I use and it works.

Network Marketing Tips That Are Tried and True

Network Marketing Tips

Network marketing tips is one of those subjects that gets trotted out when you have a conversation with someone who asks you what, exactly, it is you are doing to build your business. It can be MLM, or networking if you prefer, affiliate marketing or actual physical products.

Today we will stick with network marketing tips.

Today I will cover 10 network marketing tips, in no particular order.

  1. Visualization
  2. Look for ways to serve.
  3. Respect and value your job.
  4. Be loyal to yourself and your product line.
  5. You need customers, too.
  6. Focus. Pick one method, a single channel, to master.
  7. Respect other people’s businesses.
  8. Work everyday.
  9. Always tell the truth.
  10. Providing pain relief is your purpose.

Tip #1 Visualization

Lots of folks resist this and I do not know why. You would think it the easiest thing in the world to do, but it is not. While I don’t know the reason for the resistance to this, I do know of a story that is perhaps applicable in understanding the human critter.

Moses had just led the Israelites out of Egypt and was moving them on towards the Promised Land. Now, during this journey the Israelites got up to no good from time to time and there were various trials sent amongst them to remind them to get back on the correct path.

One of those trials was a plague of fiery serpents.

Now, I am not exactly sure what a fiery serpent is, but I do know from the story they were venomous.

Moses prayed to Jehovah to deliver the people from the serpents and was told to fashion a bronze serpent and raise it up for a standard to the people. All the people had to do was look upon the brass serpent and they would be healed.

Do you know that a lot of people died simply because they were too hardheaded to look up at that brass serpent?

Learn to Visualize

If you cannot see where you are going, you will not arrive. This is true on the highway and is true on the highway of life. This goes under the heading of definite purpose in life. You have to have definite, specific goals and you need to see them as realized goals while writing them down.

Goal setting means you are visualizing as you decide. Visualization and goal setting go hand in hand.

Tip # 2 Look for Ways to Serve.

Network marketing tips are sometimes disappointed in their simplicity. Often when folks ask for tips what they really want is for someone to tell the ‘secret’ to sudden success because they want to be able to quit the job that they hate so much.

…on Monday morning.

You could be in one of several places in your career as a networker:

  •  A fresh, dewey eyed newbie.
  •  Successful professional networking professional with a growing team.
  • Once again about to burn out and take some number x sabbatical from networking

Get your mind off of yourself for a bit. Consider what important lessons you have learned on the way to where you are. Think about how those lessons can be of benefit to others. Find ways for them to take advantage of lessons you had to learn the hard way.

Come up with a Top 10 or even just a Top 5 ‘List of Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started.’

There is your next blog post or your next ice breaker if you do the prospecting thing in person.

Point is, look for ways to help others with their business whether they are in your team or not. Taking the time to help others is a sure fire way to expand your own knowledge, too. It will probably expand your subscriber base.

This is the essence of Attraction Marketing.

Tip #3 You Need to Respect and Value Your Job

In the preceding I am speaking about those in search of the key to their ‘freedom.’

Why in so much of a hurry? You were glad to find that job when you did. I suspect it not an over exaggeration to say you got home from your first day of work with quite a spring in your step.

What would you do if you woke up in the morning and did not have that job you so despise?

network marketing tipsInstead of dragging yourself to work Monday you are going to go in cheerful, full of energy and glad to be there.

That job pays your bills and funds your campaign to be free.

You will not be able to get free unless you get up and get to work.

In Napoleon Hill’s original work, ‘The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons,’ Lesson 8 is called ‘The Habit of Doing More Than Paid For.’ That habit gives you the ability to take advantage of the Law of Increasing Returns.

The quantity and quality of the extra service you render will come back to you greatly multiplied. Consider the farmer who plants a crop of wheat. If he harvested only one grain of wheat for each grain he planted, he’d be wasting his time. Instead, every successful grain produces a stalk or a sheaf containing many more grains. Of course, a few don’t sprout, but whatever problems a farmer may face, getting back many times more wheat grains that he or she planted isn’t one of them.

-Napoleon Hill


  1. Do your job
  2. Respect your job
  3. Be grateful for your job
  4. Do more than you are asked to do so The Law of Increasing Returns can start working for you.

Tip #4 Be Loyal To Yourself and Your Product Line

It should not have to be said, but, as with most important lessons in life humans are slow to get with the program.

Don’t you be one of them.

Whatever your product line is, you need to be loyal to it.

You don’t see a Ford dealership owner driving a Corvette, do you? No, sir. It will be a Mustang or nothing.

Your own products and services should be your first go to point when trying to solve a problem. It is easier to sell what you yourself use.

Tip # 5 You Need Customers, too

Too many distributors neglect to build a customer base.

They are so busy trying to get to the end of the line they forget that moving products and services is what generates profits. You can sign up a thousand distributors in Sally’s Just Super Soap Suds opportunity.

It won’t matter if no one is buying any soap.

Tip # 6 Focus

Of all the network marketing tips that I have collected over time on stands out.

Network marketing tip extraordinaire: Pick one channel to start.

My Lead System Pro is a training company for networking professionals of all levels. The very first thing they tell you is to pick one marketing method and master it.

Pick one.

What do folks do? They see all those marketing channels and resources and they immediately create IDs across 20 or 30 social media platforms and try to build a following on each.

Monday morning is only 4 days away, see?

Tip #7 Respect Other People’s Business

Don’t be a thief. Trying to build your business by scavenging distributors from others’ businesses is just not gentlemanly.

If you think living by the law of the jungle is the way to go, you don’t understand this business and will soon fall prey to your own tactics.

Tip # 8 Work Everyday

Earlier on one of the network marketing tips I gave you was to respect your job.

If you want to succeed in your business, and you do, you surely do, then everyday you give your business the same respect your give your job.


  • Work every day.
  • I try to make myself work 40 hours a week on my business. Not always possible as I still have a job. The more hours you put in, the faster you can reclaim the 40 you are now giving to someone else.
  • Do two marketing activities, everyday.
  • Interact with folks online, everyday.

Tip # 9 Always tell the truth.

It may cost you in the short term. So what? You gain nothing from being less than 100% truthful.

  1. Exaggeration helps no one.
  2. Our business has a track record that makes it unnecessary.
  3. If you always tell the truth you don’t have to remember who you told what.

Tip # 10 Provide Pain Relief To Your Readers

With all the uproar in society lately, you hear a lot of talk about speaking truth to power.

Speaking to people’s pain is how you begin to build a relationship.

Showing them the pain reliever is how you prove to them you are interested in their business, their success.

This makes people buy.

Because learning to speak to people’s pain gives you power in this business. As a result, your list will grow. Folks will come to you, seeking you out for answers and aid.

If people are not succeeding, it is because of lack of industry and work or a lack of education and experience. Both of these sets of problems are solvable.

Providing content that provides actionable information that can help your readers in their lives, their businesses or both to prosper and move ahead you are building a relationship with that person.

Finally, when they buy, from whom do you think they will seek advice and spend money with?

Hope these network marketing tips helped. I would be most interested to hear how they have helped you.

Best Regards,

network marketing tips





Tim Singleton

Internet Marketing Strategies

Internet Marketing Strategies

Internet marketing strategies fall into two main categories at the outset. Those categories are:

  • Paid
  • Unpaid.

Internet marketing strategies in 2015 and those in 2016 differ. The main reason is social media becoming incrasingly influential and pervasive.

A business does not have a business plan or marketing plan unless it addresses the Internet. You might think that is an obvious thing at this date far removed from the Internet’s beginnings but to some it is still something they plan to get to, some time.

Whether you include your Internet marketing plan as part of your overall marketing plan or consider it a separate issue you need to understand that each channel has its own peculiarities.

What works in one may not work in another or, even worse, can actively cost you money and hurt your company’s brand.

Some of the channels are:

  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. Linked In
  4. YouTube
  5. Skype
  6. Pinterest
  7. Blogging
  8. Forums


Facebook identifies the basic steps of marketing on its site as:

  • Set up your page.
  • Identify your audience.
  • Create compelling content.
  • Advertise.
  • Measure and adjust.

Internet marketing strategies for Facebook are best met with the Attraction Marketing methods. Also, Facebook’s basic primer for using their platform can be seen here.


Twitter gives these basic instructions as how to maximize your marketing efforts on its platform:

  1. Keep it short.
  2. Use visuals in your tweets.
  3. Incorporate relevant hashtags.
  4. Ask questions and run polls.
  5. Curate and connect with retweets and replies.

Twitter’s instruction page on Internet marketing strategies that work on its platform can be see here.


Linkedin is a bit different. It is not aimed at everyone. It is aimed at serving and connecting its 400 million users as an aid to networking with and marketing to each other.

Linkedin provides sponsored ads driven to its subscribers that fit your chosen demographics.

As you can see, Linkedin is focused on B2B and emphasizes it ability to provide a unified message across all devices. Making sure your message is readable and usable across all devices is now a requirement.


YouTube is the easiest thing in the world to optimize for SEO.

Your video should stand on its own, of course. A simple starting point on YouTube videos is to:

  • Create a post on your blog.
  • Create a video relating to and commenting on the subject of the blog post.
  • Embed your YouTube video into your blog post.
  • Put a link in your YouTube commentary about the video to your blog post.
  • Link to what you are promoting with a call to action. Go here.

By using keywords and links between your blog post and YouTube you give both your post and your video valuable backlinks. A backlink from YouTube is especially valuable to your blog’s visibility on Google.


Skype, like the above is a combination of content marketing with tools heavy on enabling close interaction with folks on their mobile devices both one on one and is group broadcasts. While other social media channels are making themselves mobile friendly, mobility is built into Skype’s genes.

It is an outgrowth of the former Lync in Microsoft Office. While I don’t currently use Skype as a channel, a lot of folks do and it is certainly something of which you should be aware.


There are lots of ways to promote on Pinterest. Translation, there is so much and so many ways to promote on Pinterest that it would be a disservice to even try to break it down into a single paragraph or two, even as a poor summary.

However, here are a couple of tips that seem to be agreed upon:

  1. Include a price tag. Pinterest folks seem to be buyers, especially when compared to all the Constitutional scholars on Facebook arguing over sometimes I cannot tell what.
  2. Be social and comment on other folk’s pins, share the ones that helped you.
  3. Look at this: A Simple Cheat Sheet for Using Pinterest for Marketing [Infographic].


This is my favorite channel because I like the act of writing. Consequently, once I get past all the distractions in life that seem so important and finally sit down to write it comes as easily as breathing.

Some don’t, however, and, just as I have had to get over my resistance to YouTube marketing, you’ll need to work through resistance to writing. Besides, blogging is also one of the lowest cost channels for you to start. As a result, it has what I think is the highest potential Return On Investment of any channel.

Some things to remember:

  • Because Google loves WordPress you would do well to give it serious consideration.
  • The minimum length a blog post should be is 300 characters. Optimum is 1500 so, the more you tell, the more you sell.
  • Furthermore, since Google loves original content you should speak from YOUR heart. This will help you create new content.
  • Embed your YouTube videos into your blog posts.
  • Include images in your post with the ALT tag set to the keyword your focusing on in that post.

24 X 7

Due to things like blog posts, Facebook Fan pages and tweets on twitter being available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for interested parties you run the not unpleasant risk of getting paid something for every hour of the day. As a consequence, you may have to limit the times of day when you check your email.

I know I spend one day a week unsubscribing from considerate folks’ emails who are kind enough to think I might be interested in what they have to offer. Therefore, you need to be careful to what you subscribe. Due to many places selling their lists you will have days when you your email is an anchor on your time.

In conclusion the following are daily activities you will engage in on your way to success:

  1. You create new marketing material daily. Therfore, the day is coming when your money is growing daily.
  2. Because studying is a daily habit, you are growing daily as a marketer.
  3. Again, since reading is a daily habit, you are more able to provide value to your customers.

I hope these ideas and tips are as helpful to you as they have been to me.


Internet Marketing Strategies





Tim Singleton

Affiliate Marketing for Dummies

Affiliate Marketing for Dummies

Affiliate Marketing for Dummies is a book available from Amazon. Buy and download it by going here. At $2.99, it is a steal.

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

Folks sign on with an affiliate marketing sites such as ClickBank to get their feet wet.  ClickBank targets the new marketer and provides a number of tools and instructions to get them started.

Affiliate marketing allows you to leverage what you are spending on products and services you use yourself.

Affiliate marketers recommend products and services they already use. This makes the business process one of education and informing your audience rather than your selling them on the idea.

They are already on your page.  They are looking for what you are marketing or are at least curious about it.

You share your experience with the product.

You issue a call to action such as, “Click here to see one of the best online marketing training programs.” By marketing daily or at least several days a week, you give Google reason to start sending searchers to your site.

Because you have been posting regularly, you will be cashing your affiliate commission checks.

Search Engine Preferences

Google likes:

  • Fresh content. Daily is best, several times a week at a minimum.
  • Original content.
  • WordPress.

Because Google likes fresh content you need to start educating yourself about the products and services you represent. So, you are going to read more books. You are going to watch more videos relating to your wares.

Original content is king.  While no one expects you to write a Stephen King novel, regularly studying your products gives you the ability to see them with fresh eyes, to see new things about them and write original material promoting them.

Google loves WordPress. Therefore it is in your best interest to strongly consider using it to promote your affiliate links.  There is a $47 course that will help you create a laser focus in your blog posts. Go here and check it out now.

Best Regards,

Affiliate Marketing for Dummies





Tim Singleton

MLM Companies: YOUR Success Odds

Your Odds of Success With One of the MLM Companies

MLM Companies will all tell you their pitch about why their opportunity is the opportunity. Theirs is the opportunity for the ages.


  • You’d better join now.
  • You’d better join today.
  • If you don’t join now your friends and family may join and you will miss the opportunity for them to go under you.
  • They are running a special on your expanded product kit and you don’t want to miss those HUGE savings!
  • …and blah, blah, blah

Take a breather; take a beat.

Worry about absorbing the information I am about to give you; forget about making any buying decisions for a little while.

Oh, yes, I almost forgot. Your odds. Odds are small that you will succeed. Odds are less than 1%, in point of fact. So you can quite comfortably blow off all that high pressure stuff you hear.

Why Do So Many Folks Try To Work With One of the MLM Companies?

Simply put the reason so many try is because the potential reward is high and the up front investment is low, especially when compared to something like a McDonald’s franchise.

$300,000 of non-borrowed personal resources to consider you for a franchise.

Now, I have read in some of the hype considering a McDonald’s restaurant that “it is almost a license to print money.” That is a direct quote and I wish I could give you the source but that has been a long time ago. It stuck, mainly because I doubted its veracity. I also recognized it for being an effective marketing quote, too.

Here is something for which I can give you my source. It is also something I believe to be true:

What it takes

“McDonald’s doesn’t confer success on anyone. It takes guts and staying power to make it with one of our restaurants.

A total committment of personal time and energy is the most important thing. You must be willing to work hard and concentrate exclusively on the challenge of operating that restaurant.

– Ray Kroc, Founder

My question to you is, “Is there any business for which this would not be true?”

No, I don’t think so.

Also, it brings up the question of motivation to succeed.

Why Are The Odds So Bad?

If you drop the price of a house on a business opportunity you are going to be there are 4:00 AM everyday making damn sure whatever needs doing gets done and done right.

If you drop the price of a nice meal or two on a business you might skip the phone calls you need to make because you want to watch the game instead.

Do you think that this low entrance bar might, possibly, just maybe, have something to do with the high failure rate amongst those who sign on with MLM Companies?

Think about it.

So, to sum up, what you are looking at is $500 more or less for a business opportunity that has a clear, proven track record compared to $300,000 for a top tier, proven but not guaranteed business opportunity.

It is my belief that the low entry bar is the reason for both the high number of attempts and the high failure rate. The low fees lead to the tire kicker, the looky-loos, the let’s-see-what-happens and the less than 100% committed crowd signing on and screwing up the real stats as to how many of those who truly try succeed.

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Tim Singleton

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My Lead System Pro is the training program which I use and to which I refer my distributors as well as my good friends who are involved with other companies.

Making Money Online

Making Money Online

Making money online is a widely held goal.

For the diligent, disciplined and dedicated making money online is a way to build a lifestyle that let’s them

  1. Hug their wives and husbands more often
  2. Attend more of their kids’ recitals and games
  3. Fulfill their bucket list while they can still dance while doing it
  4. Actually live their lives in pursuit of their dreams and not that of someone else’s.
  5. For the spiritually minded, making money online can lead to more free time to pursue and money to contribute to those things that matter to you.
  6. For the politically minded, making money online can lead to you having more free time to pursue and money to contribute to those things that matter to you.

Unfortunately, a lot of folks see it as a way to not work.

In their minds, making money online is easy, the lazy man’s way to a paycheck. They constantly get excited about this or that new opportunity, new tool or new way to supposedly shortcut the system.

For these folks, making money online is the same as winning the lottery.

They do not see the successful online entrepreneur as someone who has worked for their success. They believe he or she found ‘the secret,’ ‘the shortcut’ and the ‘special’ set of magical activities that only take 20 minutes a day to make 4 or 5 figures that day.

Sad to say, these are the folks who pay for the ones who are doing the work’s monthly expenses while they are actually building a business.

It takes hard work to change ‘making money online’ to ‘make money now.’

Online Jobs

Online jobs are out there for the skilled, too. If you have mad Microsoft Office skills you are in luck. You can earn good money using those skills in the service of those who do not want to hire in house, full time employees.

While it is true that you will be competing with folks from areas who are willing to work for very low wages, there are many jobs and employers who are willing to pay more to have a native American English speaking person to work on their documents and such. Whatever their reasoning for this requirement it is a benefit to the native English speaking person who wants to work from home.

Once you get started you can build yourself a portfolio of clients who regularly send you work. Sometimes this can also lead to you having a fulltime, exclusive work at home relationship with a client.

Online Business Channels

Do you remember when the Internet was just getting started? I do. Running a Worldgroup BBS remains one of the hightide marks in my life.

Up until all hours of the night in a tee shirt and boxers in my basement, listening to the modems negotiate a connection, watching the lights flicker on my US Robotics Sportsters and Couriers…honestly, I was in heaven.

I miss it everyday, too.

The world and technology, however, do not sit still and wait for anyone. The world moves on.

Today, you can make money by

  • Buying and selling on auction sites such as eBay and others.
  • You can become a marketing partner or affiliate with eCommerce site such as Amazon.
  • You can join affiliate marketplace sites such as Clickbank and never run out of things to promote and market.
  • The Internet has changed Network Marketing forever. You no longer have to call on friends and family if you do not wish to…and in my opinion you will probably make more money.

Making Money Online With a Plan

The online world has going for it that you never have to worry about running out of room the way a commercial district has to worry about running out of land. Like with creating fictional worlds in the imagination, you can build a web presence as large as you can think.

You will need some training, though. The Internet is sufficiently matured now that there are some best business practices that can shorten your path to profitability.

Go here to check out the training program to which I subscribe. It has a contact relationship manager that is specifically geared to the online marketing environment.

Best Regards,

making money online





Tim Singleton


Top Network Marketing Companies

Top Network Marketing Companies

How Do You Find them?

Top network marketing companies like to tout the fact that they are considered one of the top companies in their field. It is what they call a ‘selling point.’

While I agree that it is surely something to consider, it is a fact that cannot sit alone dictating your choices. For instance, if you are a big, burly athletic man’s man I doubt you would be overly enthused about representing Mary Kay cosmetics or throwing a makeover party for 10 or 12 of your game day buddies.

Well, odds are anyways…

Also, if you are admittedly a girly girl, dainty in every way I doubt you would be overly fired up about representing Amsoil’s fine line of long lived motor oils to your garden club.

Obviously, I am making generalizations that may not apply to a specific person. My point is you will want to seek out a company that represents a product line about which you can get, and stay, excited. That excitement will carry over into your ability to both create customers and find folks who are interested in being in business with you.

How To Choose Amongst the Top Network Marketing Companies

‘How to choose’ is probably overly ambitious as a description for what I am going to do for you. The reason I say that is I want for you to always be able to say to yourself that Tim gave it to me straight.

Frankly, that is more important to me than whether you ever buy anything from me or not.

Network marketing as a business is very well able to stand on its own two feet. It is a proven business that has created a lot of millionaires and educated a lot of kids all the way through college. Having said that, there are a few folks who tend to exaggerate, even when they represent one of the top network marketing companies.

For instance, I am sure you may have heard that network marketing was developed as a research paper at Hah-vahd University. Truth is, I can find nothing but urban legend and repeated stories indicating that it was. If so, Harvard apparently has no knowledge of it.

I heard the story when I was starting out and accepted it at face value. Why? Why not? Why would anyone lie about such a thing? Point is, he wasn’t lying. He was repeating an urban legend and I accepted it as truth just as he did.

Don’t fall into the trap of using urban legends and such to make your points. It will only hurt you later. If you don’t know a thing to be true, don’t repeat it as though it were.

Your name and your character are ultimately the final determining factor of whether people will become your repeat, lifelong customer or business associate.

Guard it well.

While I will not tell you ‘how’ to choose a company I will give you a list of things to consider.

Things To Consider When Choosing a Network Marketing Company

Here are a few. Hopefully, this list will also create things in your mind unique to your situation, too:

  1. How long has the company been in business?
  2. Does the product line appeal to you, specifically?
  3. Does the starter kit fit within your budget?
  4. Does the monthly autoship fit within your budget?
  5. How much time do you have to devote to your business?

How long has the company been in business?

This is something to look at, but is not a deal breaker by any means.

New companies, companies with fantastic products, come into existence and will come into being on a regular basis. Sadly, many of them will fall by the wayside, too.

The roster for the top network marketing companies is an evolving list.

Great products fall victim to bad or unscrupulous management all the time. This, more than anything else is why you simply must remember that your number one marketing job is marketing You, Inc.

Looking at some old line established companies that have been around a while is always a good idea. Go here to see a list of companies and some in-depth evaluations of them.

You may find some of the companies are no longer around. As I say, that is part of the business.

Does the product line appeal to you, specifically?

If you are a mechanic and love tinkering with cars on the weekend or go to meet ups, you should check out Amsoil. If you like getting or giving make overs, then Mary Kay Cosmetics may be the way for you to go. Health products companies like Melaleuca may appeal to you as well.

Point is, would you use their products or services? Would you tell your mother to use them? If not, do yourself a favor and keep looking.

Does the starter kit fit within your budget?

Generally, a start up kit runs in the neighborhood of $500, more or less.

I know of one that costs $12,000 to get involved with and, knowing the fellows behind it as I do, I am certain it is worth it to the right person. The business I am currently building, while it is actually an affiliate program and not a network marketing opportunity, is free to get your affiliate link and get started.

It matters not how great the opportunity is if you don’t have the capital to get involved.

Also, don’t risk your grocery money to do it.

I know a lot of marketers disagree with me for saying so but if you don’t have $500 in the bank to get started with, you need to learn to save up a little money before you start a business.

I tell you this because I want you to succeed long term, okay?

Does the monthly auto-ship fit within your budget?

Back to budget issues. Let’s say you saved up enough money to get started. Is there room in your monthly budget for the auto-ship? For business cards? For marketing?

Determining who the ‘Top Network Marketing Companies’ are is a pointless exercise if you cannot afford to pay your grocery bill and put shoes on the kids’ feet.

…and yes, I understand this is why you want to start a business but this ‘business’ is going to take time and money to make steady profits and signing up with one of the ‘Top Network Marketing Companies’ is not going to create an overnight miracle that will solve all your problems.

So, if there is no room in your budget you need to work your budget first and then let’s talk.

Work your budget out.

If you never have done a budget, start reading. When you get a couple of hundred dollars free every month in your budget, stick it back for a while and spend some time reading.

How much time do you have to devote to your business?

Ideally, you need to be able to spend a couple of hours a day. Either before you go to work in the morning or after you get home from work at night you need to be able to devote a couple of hours to your business.


No exceptions.

If you are married or have a significant other you will need to have a sit down Constitutional convention so you are on the same page.

If they get bored or need help with the laundry or the kids, they are going to need to handle it until you get done with the business.

Obviously, exceptions occur but this can and does railroad many a business in the early stages.

Your business is your business; your business is not a hobby.

I hope this has been helpful.


Top Network Marketing Companies





Tim Singleton



An Internet Marketing Company?

So, You Want To Build An Internet Marketing Company?

Why You Cannot, Must Not, Dare Not Do it.

So, you want to build an Internet marketing company? How does that make you feel?

Oft times when someone is faced with doing what they really want to do in their heart of hearts they will suddenly find themselves looking for reasons not to do it.

Those reasons are many. Here are a few:

  1. I am too poor or broke.
  2. I am too rich, established in my job, have too much to lose.
  3. I am too old.
  4. I am too young.
  5. My wife won’t support me in it.
  6. My husband won’t support me in it.
  7. I have too many parental responsibilities.
  8. I am taking care of my aged parents.
  9. I have an ingrown toenail; it is quite tragic, really.

Relax. You Don’t Have To Do It Today

Many in the online sphere will scream and holler at you about if you don’t move on it now your opportunity to live the good life may be gone forever, never to come again, alas all is lost if you don’t.

Do.  It.  Right.  Now.

I am not that guy.

Retailing, etailing, eCommerce and all the possible vast fortunes they will grow are only going to get larger. Google nannies aside, there is little preventing the next set of billionaires from growing in the online space, seems to me. The question is, will you be one of the ones who makes it?

Take a breath, look at this thing objectively, decide if you want it badly enough to work hard for it. Also, another reason some folks might be hesitant to start to build an Internet marketing company is lack of knowledge on the subject.

Relax, what to do is out there for those willing to do the work.

If hard work is a problem, this is not for you.

The Job of An Internet Marketing Company

Well, job number one is for the principles of said company to educate themselves on what the market wants, to ask themselves who is their perfect customer and what does that person want?

Every single successful guru that I have read or talked with has been clear that the mistake the beginner makes is trying to figure out a way to SELL the latest miracle butt cream more effectively to the customer.

The effective guru says to figure out what the market, or ‘the perfect customer’ wants and then get in position to offer it when they come looking.

They ALWAYS come looking, too. -the Author.

This implies the need for you to figure out what niche you want to be in. “I want as broad a product line as possible so I have as many customers are possible” is a reasonable position to take.

It also puts you in the position of competing with WalMart. There are a lot of corporate corpses on that floor, my friend. Pick a niche in which you are interested and learn what the perfect customer in that niche wants.

Then make it easy for them to get it from you.

Channels On the Internet

The way marketing is carried out on the Internet ranges widely:

  • Brick and mortar companies such as WalMart sticking their entire product line on to the net as a front end for their database of goods.
  • The affiliate marketer who has found they have an ability to persuade folks to try stuff they like.
  • The Network Marketer who, while he or she just absolutely loves their product line, has figured out that their up line knows exactly squat about marketing and sales from the standpoint of building an effective team, fast.

99.99% of the folks reading this are going to immediately know they are going to fall into either the camp of affiliate marketers or network marketers. As they go along, they are also going to find themselves wandering back and forth between the two camps, too.

Training, You Need Training

Whether you are simply promoting your own small business, marketing through affiliate links or are building a network marketing team it is imperative that you understand you are marketing YOU, yourself, as a trusted source of good products and services.

That means you need to be marketing yourself as a trusted brand.

Go here to see the company that has trained more 6 and 7 yearly income earners that any other.

Best Regards,

Internet marketing company





Tim Singleton

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

What is Affiliate Marketing? It is the solution

  1. If you are wanting to start a business.
  2. If you want to work from home.
  3. If you watched as the dot com boom passed you by.
  4. If you still want to build an online business.
  5. If you are working on not a just a limited budget, but a shoestring’s thread budget.
  6. If you are on disability or Social Security or if your retirement is just not enough affiliate marketing could possibly be a big help, too.

What Is Affiliate Marketing and How Does It Work?

Affiliate marketing is the business of earning a commission by promoting products and services to your friends or to people with whom you have some kind of relationship such as your blog’s readers.

The concept as a business model is the simplest of all:

  • You find something you like and use or would use yourself.
  • You ask the supplier if they have an affiliate program.
  • Assuming they do, you promote it to your friends and family by sending them to the link or perhaps even walking them through their first visit (you want them to go to YOUR link, remember?)

Another way is to write a little post in your blog and link relevant text to your affiliate link so you can get paid when they buy.

In The Beginning

Affiliate marketing is simply the best place for a person new to the online marketing arena to start.


  1. Low cost of entry
  2. Low risk of capital loss
  3. Losses are for the most part confined to time (still better than pouring your life down the drain in front of the television)
  4. High potential profits when you master marketing.

With Whom Should You Start?

Simply because they have been at it longer than the others and are in my opinion easier to work with than other affiliate companies I recommend you start with Clickbank. It is free to sign up and start.

Best Regards,

What Is Affiliate Marketing





Tim Singleton

“Discover How a Non-Techie Mother of 2 went from Dead Broke to Multi 6-Fig Business Owner FAST, and How You Can Too!”



Definitions of MLM

MLM is defined by Entrepreneur as a synonym for network marketing which it then defines as follows:

A business model in which a distributor network is needed to build the business. Usually such businesses are also multilevel marketing in nature in that payouts occur at more than one level.

So, MLM is a type of direct selling that rewards a person not only for their personal sales but also in some fashion for the sales of others who are interested in marketing the products. This can be as simple as a 50% commission on the first level and 25% on the next to some compensation plans so Byzantine as to be incomprehensible to the average person.

MLM is referred to variously as:

  1. MLM or Multi-level Marketing
  2. Network Marketing
  3. Referral Marketing
  4. …as well as a less than kind moniker of pyramid selling, which is undeserved.

MLM: Some Harsh Realities

Most companies marketing their products through an MLM sales force build their business on a couple of simple statistics.

Now, I want to qualify this as my opinion on the subject but the statistics made sense to me and answered a lot of my questions.

I sat in confusion wondering at the abysmal failure rate of things that appeared to offer superior products at competitive prices. In many cases, offering products that were either not offered elsewhere or offered in very few places.

In any case, here are some facts about MLM:

  • Even when assuming you are marketing good products and services at competitive prices, and generally you are, more than 98% of new MLM entrepreneurs will fail. 
  • Something like 28% of those folks will continue to buy the products even after they stop promoting the business opportunity.
  • That 28% turning into long term repeat customers is at the heart of the MLM company’s business plan.

You, as an entrepreneur, cannot afford to run your business with a business plan that results in a 98+% failure rate.

Warm Market? Do It. Don’t Depend On It.

Everybody does it.

Few profit from it.

You still need to do it because you simply never know.

What am I talking about? Making a list.

You need to make a list of possibly interested parties, both those of being customers and those who might want to be in business with you. That list could include:

  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. Co-workers in a careful not to do it on company time manner
  4. People with whom you do or have done business. You spend money with them? They should spend money with you. If not, look for a new service person in that area.

This is especially true if you are brand new to the MLM world and have not taken a swing at your warm market with other businesses in which you did not prosper.

If you, like me, went through a number of business opportunities before finding what you see as a true fit then go back to your warm market later.

You have to learn to market, not sell.

No, they are not the same things.

YOU, Inc.

It bears repeating.

It also bears italicizing, bolding and underlining.

MLM companies come and go.

Your business has to be founded on you as a go to person for good products and services, not as just another rep for the latest Miracle Product MLM.

Keep that in mind as we talk about marketing versus selling.  For the MLM aspirant, Attraction Marketing has been a heaven sent miracle.

Attraction Marketing

Attraction marketing for the person in multi-level or network marketing addresses up front a couple of realities:

  • A stranger has no particular reason to choose to do business with you over someone else.
  • If you are in a blue collar job you have to ask yourself why would your friends and relatives all of a sudden turn to you for advice and follow you into your business?

Attraction Marketing is the tool that allows you to build relationships with people so they will have a reason to trust you and go to you for business solutions.

The Statistic You Have Been Looking For

The typical 40 year plan involves you working for someone else’s dream with you needing or choosing to go through 7 career path changes.

While it is true that 98% of the people who start out in network marketing fail, if you stay with a network marketing company for over 10 years, you have a 90% chance of being in the top 1/10th of 1% of money earners.

Read that again:

If you stay with a network marketing company for over 10 years, you have a 90% chance of being in the top 1/10th of 1% of money earners.

98% of those starting out fail because of lack of knowledge with pockets too shallow to ride out the mistakes that are inevitable for the inexperienced and uneducated person.

Two Choices

You have two choices as I see it.

First, you can set aside a lot of money and time to bulldoze your way through the learning curve that is painful. It will be worth it. I do not regret my days of wandering in the wilderness. I am sincere when I say it polished my character.

Second, you can take advantage of the training programs offered by those who have gone before.  Go here to learn about the most successful Attraction Marketing system that I know of.

They won’t do the work for you, but they will surely show you the work that needs to be done and help you avoid the busywork that needs to be abandoned.

Best Regards,






Tim Singleton

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