Are You Desperate to Make Extra Money Online?
October 11th, 2009 by Skip McGrath
A year ago that would have been a silly question –but today it’s not. In fact, I probably get a least a dozen emails a week from readers who tell me they are desperate to make some money quickly. With over ten million unemployed and growing it’s no wonder this is happening.
The saddest emails I get are from people who fell for some type of scam or silly program that promises the moon and delivers almost nothing. Some of them are so bad they break my heart. Some of these folks need to make money so badly they suspend their normal good judgement. Here are some of the programs you see advertised that you want to avoid at all cost:
- Paying hundreds or thousands of dollars for a pre-made website loaded with dropship products you can sell instantly
- Paying over $1000 for a blogging program that came with a complete blog all set up and ready to go and blog posts sent to you every day that guarantee you will get readers.
- Joining dropship warehouse programs where you can access “virtual” warehoused with millions of famous name products you can sell overnight on eBay.
- Paying a ton of money for a collection of eBooks that come with resale rights
These same programs or variations of them have been around since the beginning of the internet. They may morph and change a bit but they all boil down to one thing. These people are trying to convince you that if you buy their product, you can just push a button and money will start rolling in. If only it were true we would all be rich.
Making extra money online
The saddest thing about these programs is that they keep people from doing the things that really do work. You can make money selling products from a website, but not with pre-made cookie cutter websites loaded with products that are priced higher than others are selling them for.
You can also make money blogging, but you have to create a real blog that people want to read. Once you have readers you can make money from advertising and affiliate programs.
You can make money with dropshipping, but you have to find and work with actual manufacturers and distributors. There are thousands of them out there, but you have to do the research to find them.
You can make money on eBay –I have been doing it for ten years. But you have to do the work to find your own niche products to sell. Today in this economic environment some of the most profitable sellers are selling used goods and selling on consignment for others.
And you can even make money with eBooks –but you have to write your own and market it.
So don’t jump at some opportunity to spend thousands of dollars on a get-rich-quick program. The only person who get rick quick is the person selling it to you. On the other hand, don’t be afraid to spend an affordable sum of money to learn how to take advantage of real opportunities to make money selling online –but just remember: All of those real opportunities will take some work on your part.
Here are some real resources you can trust. Yes they all require a small investment but they offer no-bull ways of making real money –if you are willing to work at it. And all of them offer an honest money-back guarantee if you are not happy:
You can view my (Skip McGrath) eBay and website trainings products here.
The Internet Marketing Center is over 15 years old. They are the largest and oldest Internet marketing training firm in the country. I used their material over ten years ago to learn Internet marketing. Their two best products are the Internet Training Course and their Be Biz Website setup and hosting program.
If you want to learn how to make money blogging, my latest book How To Make Money Blogging From Home is probably the best and lowest cost way to start. If you want to invest a little more money, The Blog Mastermind Course is the way to go. It’s not cheap but they have an excellent reputation and deliver great value for the money.
If you want to learn how to sell on Amazon, Steve Lindhorst’s book Selling on The River is the best on the topic.
If you are interested in learning how to make money with surplus and liquidation products, Chad Maslek’s Program The Surplus Mega Profits Guide is affordable and excellent.
Lastly if you want to really learn about dropshipping and learn how to find real dropshippers, check out WorldWide Brands. They are the only wholesale information company I recommend.
So if you are desperate to make some extra money give some of these resources a try and avoid some of the many scams and downright crooks out there who are prey on people in unfortunate situations.
Learn how to make money online selling on eBay from an eBay Gold PowerSeller who sells on eBay every day